Two Red River College instructors compiled more than 1,000 articles about the election on a non-profit website called winnipegelection.ca.
Information-technology instructors Kyle Geske and Jody Gillis created the site in July to provide voters with more information about mayoral, council and school-trustee candidates.
As of Friday, their repository included 1,082 election articles, compiled from a variety of Winnipeg media websites, as well as 83 questionnaires completed by candidates.
“Have you ever dreamed of hacking the Gibson? Wearing rollerblades to a party? Playing a beta of Wipeout on a massive projection screen? Listening to Orbital’s Halcyon & On & On while spinning in a telephone booth wearing a virtual reality visor in Grand Central?
Now is your chance to embrace the ridiculousness and imagination of Hackers the movie — a film that inspired a generation of internet enthusiasts”
Malcolm Gladwell — The Revolution Will Not Be Tweeted.
“[Digital activism] shifts our energies from organizations that promote strategic and disciplined activity and toward those which promote resilience and adaptability. It makes it easier for activists to express themselves, and harder for that expression to have any impact. The instruments of social media are well suited to making the existing social order more efficient. They are not a natural enemy of the status quo.”