May 18 2018
Apr 30 2018
Ocean Wise
845 Avison Way
Vancouver, BC, Canada
V6G 3E2
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Electronic Superhighway

Nov 08 2017
Mar 19 2018
MAAT – Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology
Av. Brasília
Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal
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Vancouver Aquarium sees bright post-cetacean future

The exhibit we’re doing this time is unusual because instead of hiring a scientist to curate the exhibit, it’s Douglas Coupland – one of Canada’s premier conceptual artists.
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Douglas Coupland To Adapt His Own Novel ‘The Gum Thief’ As A Feature

Generation X author Douglas Coupland is to adapt his own novel The Gum Thief as a feature film after striking a deal with J.B Sugar’s No Equal Entertainment.
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Douglas Coupland, Ocean Wise team up for plastics exhibition at Vancouver Aquarium

Internationally-acclaimed artist and novelist Douglas Coupland is teaming up with Ocean Wise for a new exhibition at the Vancouver Aquarium.
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The Medium Is the Message

Generation X author Douglas Coupland explores the ideas, sound and vision of media seer Marshall McLuhan who in the 1960s coined the phrases "the medium is the message" and "the global village". Marshall McLuhan was the first great prophet of what would become digital mass media and indeed the global...
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The mood for this part of the collection was equal parts Mr Robot’s eCorp, Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror and Douglas Coupland’s Microserfs.
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I no longer remember my pre-internet brain

Six years ago, I hosted an evening YouTube event at a Vancouver nightclub. My idea was for the audience and I to view a huge screen linked to my laptop and, collectively, plummet into the internet rabbit hole, with participants calling out unexpected links and destinations along the way, and...
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12 Trees: Let There Be Light

Nov 17 2017
Jan 07 2018

111 Queens Park
Toronto, ON, Canada
M5S 2C7
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PressBBC Radio

The Age of Earthquakes

Jarvis chats to Douglas Coupland and Shumon Basar about the book The Age of Earthquakes which they published with art curator Hans Ulrich Obrist and graphic designer Wayne Daly.
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Douglas Coupland wants no one 'alienated' by his massive Telus Sky public art

Renowned artist and author Douglas Coupland says he's tried to ensure people can connect with his new Calgary art exhibit. Coupland is building an LED art installation called Northern Lights on two sides of the under-construction, downtown Telus Sky building, which is set to open next year.
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The Extreme Present

Oct 01 2017
Dec 01 2017

Via Modane 16
Torino, Piemonte, Italy
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PressCanadian Architect

Douglas Coupland to create Calgary’s largest public artwork

Renowned Canadian artist and author Douglas Coupland will add a new work of global significance to Calgary’s vibrant public art scape. ‘Northern Lights’, a 160,000 square foot LED-based art installation at the new TELUS Sky tower, will become the biggest public art piece in Calgary. TELUS Sky is set to...
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Towering Christmas tree stands outside Gardiner Museum

A 12 metre white spruce erected in front of the Gardiner Museum, the largest yet.
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Sofia Coppola / MarcJacobs / Maripol / Douglas Coupland / Terry Jones / Toscanini / Edited by David Owen – A playful celebration of one of the most irreverent labels in fashion and design. Fifty years after its founding by Elio Fiorucci in 1967, the iconic Milanese fashion label is...
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TORSO and Douglas Coupland’s Social X-Ray of Post-Millennial Behavior

In a fake news anthropological study for SSENSE, TORSO charts the suburbs of Ohio, home to both Abercrombie & Fitch and America’s most swing electorate. With a libretto by Douglas Coupland, Generation X author, the story explores the futuristic, post-millennial potential of the space outside of cities. To be in...
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No Ticket Needed: A Tour of Vancouver's Public Art

You don’t need a ticket to see one of the greatest contemporary art collections in North America. Just a good pair of flats, and maybe your Google Maps. Vancouver, British Columbia is famous for its outdoor attractions, like its sea wall, and an honest-to-god rainforest in the middle of the...
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Friday Sep 08 2017
12 00 AM
12 00 AM
Boghossian Foundation
Franklin Rooseveltlaan 67
Brussel, Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest, Belgium
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PressThe Globe and Mail

The world according to Marshall McLuhan

The Globe and Mail’s Mark Medley speaks with biographer Douglas Coupland on why the culture and communications guru’s theories continue to resonate in 2017 – perhaps more than ever
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PressThe Globe and Mail

The world according to Marshall McLuhan

The Globe and Mail's Mark Medley speaks with biographer Douglas Coupland on why the culture and communications guru's theories continue to resonate in 2017 – perhaps more than ever
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PressDaily Echo

Huge sculpture of Van Gogh modelled on Christchurch man is installed in vineyard

A HUGE sculpture of Vincent Van Gogh’s head, modelled on a Christchurch man, has been installed in a Canadian vineyard.
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Van Gogh bust modelled on Dorset lookalike is unveiled

A giant sculpture of Vincent Van Gogh's head, modelled on a Dorset man, has been installed in a Canadian vineyard.
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ColumnFT Magazine

Douglas Coupland on the celebrities in your brain

On top of all the words stored in your brain, you also have 4,000 celebrities. That’s a big chunk of neural real estate
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Flowers are Documents

Jun 22 2017
Apr 23 2018
Arge Kunst
Via Museo 29
Bolzano, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
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PressHeartland Festival

Michael Stip & Douglas Coupland talks about Ego at Heartland Festival 2017

Michael Stipe & Douglas Coupland – ”On the Meaning of Ego in 2017” Moderator: Martin Krasnik In English
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Heartland Festival

Jun 02 2017
Jun 04 2017

Egeskov Gade 18
Kværndrup, , Denmark
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ColumnFT Magazine

Douglas Coupland’s rehab notepad

If you want to know what the superpower of invisibility feels like, try being a 55-year-old guy in rehab
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Hello Robot

Feb 11 2017
May 14 2017
Vitra Design Museum
Charles-Eames-Straße 2
Weil am Rhein, BW, Germany
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Extraño mi cerebro preinternet

Ignacio nos escribió desde Chile para facilitarnos esta entrevista que tuvo ocasión de realizar a nuestro Santo Patrón con motivo del encuentro científico ciudadano Congreso Futuro que se celebró el pasado mes de enero. Se publicó originalmente en el número de abril de la revista española Quimera...
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Douglas Coupland on why he’s suspicious of vegetables

Meat = the food of kings. Vegetables = settling for less. Agree? Go to the comments section — it’s 2017!
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It’s All Happening So Fast | A Counter-History of the Modern Canadian Environment

Nov 15 2016
Apr 09 2017

The Canadian Centre for Architecture 1920 Rue Baile
Montréal, QC, Canada
H3H 2S6
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