Geoff Peters: Why do you enjoy interviewing people?

Transcript:
Hello. Hello. My question for you is, why do you enjoy interviewing people? Well, I enjoy interviewing people because the interviews that I’m doing, it’s going to be going up on Geoff Mobile which is the new mobile video blogging, and it allows me to basically find some interesting stories about the community or an interesting social issue, or the arts, or any topic of interest to people in Vancouver, and have it posted online in a way that anyone can access by going to Geoffmobile.com, and I think this is a really cool thing that with a hundred dollar cell phone and a ten dollar data plan, I can now become like a little reporter, so to speak, doing my own interviews and creating my own news content. So that’s kind of why, thanks. Wow, thank you very much. What do you think is the best strategy for getting people to give the best content in an interview? Well I just started doing this project and I’ve only done maybe three interviews, so I don’t really quite know exactly, but you know, maybe making the person feel comfortable and not putting too much pressure on them to put them in a tough question. Just letting them talk about something they enjoy or like maybe is a good idea. Great! Thank you very much. You’re welcome. Have a good day. Thanks, you too.

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Climate change vs global warming, what’s the difference?

Transcript:
Hello. So the question is, what’s the difference between global warming and climate change? Are they the same thing? They’re related, and people used to think of it as global warming because the average temperature of the earth is actually warming and will continue to warm, but it’s as you’ve read in the news, Great Britain is experiencing extreme cold weather right now, so it’s more extremes of weather that come with climate change, rather than just a gradual imperceptible warming. So the main effect of the excess carbon dioxide in the air from our industrial processes and our modern life is climate change, not just a gradual warming. Warming’s part of it, but it’s the change in extremes that people experience. So some areas are getting colder, some areas are getting warmer. That’s right, yeah. Ok, thank you. Very good. That’s the next edition of Geoff Mobile.

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Urban rats

Transcript:
Ok so the question is, what do you think about urban rats? Like rats in houses, rats outside on the street, that kind of rat. Hahaha. Well, do you like them, or you don’t like them? You said that when you are biking, you like them, but… well because they’re on my way, say hello to me, and I say hello to them. It … for both of us, and you know, I’m happy to see them, right. But you don’t like the rats in the house. A rat in the house or a mouse in the house, you know, this is my territory. If you have an invitation that’s perfectly fine, but you know if there is no invitation, it doesn’t even knock on the door, no it doesn’t knock on the door, and it doesn’t respect the hours when I sleep… yeah, eats your plants… eats my begonia. That’s you know, inconsiderate. Yeah. So we should say, rats should be more considerate. Yes. Ok thank you very much, that’s the next edition – for all rats out there be considerate – ok that’s the next edition of Geoff Mobile. Thank you very much. Hope you enjoy your Korean food there.

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Community gardens in Vancouver

Transcript:
Hello. Hi. Ok, so the question is, if you could change one thing about Vancouver, what would it be? Wow that’s a good question. I’d definitely create more spaces for community gardens. So because there is all this big promise of Vancouver becoming a super green city, but yet there’s been very little done in the name of it. I think we have lots of green space that can be used to improve food security in Vancouver, yet we take that land bought by the city to pretty much put up condos or do things for the Olympics, but I really do wonder what’s going to happen after the Olympics. But there’s some really great movement going on around in my neighborhood, Mt. Pleasant, one on Knight and Broadway. That’s a really good example of what community gardens can be, as well as another one on 7th and St. Catherines. Oh yeah. And so I think there’s good movement moving towards that but we do need more people to get on board and get involved with community gardens and advocate for food grown in your neighborhood. Ok! Thank you very much. This is the next edition of Geoff Mobile. Have a good day. Hope you enjoy your Korean food there.

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Interview with an artist

Transcript:
Hello, do you have a question, or just a statement?

So tell me about your art. Why do you want to go to grad school.

Ah, I think I would like to develop my public practice understanding and coming from a theoretical basis I’ve been reading a lot of Jacques Rancière and thinking about the distribution of the sensible, in other words what is it that we can perceive in our world and what are the limits of that, and how can art expand the scope of our perception of reality, especially in a political sense. And so, an example of that in popular culture art is the Yes Men, in that they proclaim a reality that is within the scope of our perception and then when people realize it isn’t true the limitations of that scope become visible and therefore they can be surpassed… so that’s a good example of the methodology I am working within, which is trying to push what people will engage in a political sense.

Hmm, thank you. Very condensed in a small nutshell. Thank you, very much.

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