Past and future collide at Caitlin Cronenberg’s Red opening

Real-time photo-sharing application Burstn creates instant chronological archive of TOROmagazine.com’s NY Times Canadian Photo Archive preview exhibition

An exhibit from Red, a NY Times Canadian Photo Archive preview exhibition hosted by TOROmagazine.com is captured and distributed by Burstn

Photography past met photography future last night at Caitlin Cronenberg’sRed, a NY Times Canadian Photo Archive preview exhibition hosted by TOROmagazine.com. Documenting the event live was Burstn, a real-time photo sharing application developed in Ryerson University’s Digital Media Zone. Burstn co-creators Dave Senior and Josh Davey snapped the splashy night away on their mobile phones, creating an instant photo timeline that was simultaneously shared with followers and archived to the web athttp://burstn.com/toromagazine.

Now available as a free download from the iPhone App Store, Burstn takes mobile phones from camera to distribution centre with zero extra steps for the budding photographer. At the moment of capture photos are automatically distributed to the user’s subscribed family and friends via their mobile phones, complete with the GPS location information of where they were shot. At the same time they can be shared via Facebook and Twitter while they are uploaded to the user’s own Burstn URL in a photo stream from oldest to newest.

With the Toronto International Film Festival now in full swing, Burstn is the perfect tool for amateur paparazzi looking to brag to their friends about their celebrity sightings. For more information on Burstn and how to download the application, visit http://burstn.com.

Red is open to the public September 11 and 12 from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. in the VIP pop-up lounge TORO After Dark at PEARS on the Avenue (164 Avenue Road). The exhibition, curated by Cronenberg, features 12 images from the NY TimesCanadian Photo Archive, which was recently acquired by Christopher Bratty, co-founder of TOROmagazine.com and Black Angus Media. TOROmagazine.com posts one image daily from the 24,000 photograph collection online.

For more information, visit. www.toromagazine.com.

Josh Davey at Toro Red opening

Burstn co-founders Josh Davey (above) and Dave Senior (not pictured) were on hand snapping photos at the opening night of Caitlin Cronenberg’s Red, a NY Times Canadian Photo Archive preview exhibition

Burstn Photo Stream of Red opening

David Cronenberg (left photo, centre) arrives at daughter Cailtin’s (left photo, right) Red exhibition opening hosted by TOROmagazine.com on September 9, 2010. Colin Mochrie (centre photo, left) and Spencer Rice (centre photo, centre) of Kenny vs. Spenny are pictured here alongside an exhibit from the NY Times Canadian Photo Archive

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For more information on Ryerson’s Digital Media Zone, visit:
www.ryerson.ca/dmz

MEDIA CONTACT:
Heather Kearney
Public Affairs
Ryerson University
416-979-5000 x 4282
hkearney@ryerson.ca

Past and future collide at Caitlin Cronenberg’s Red opening

Real-time photo-sharing application Burstn creates instant chronological archive of TOROmagazine.com’s NY Times Canadian Photo Archive preview exhibition

An exhibit from Red, a NY Times Canadian Photo Archive preview exhibition hosted by TOROmagazine.com is captured and distributed by Burstn

Photography past met photography future last night at Caitlin Cronenberg’sRed, a NY Times Canadian Photo Archive preview exhibition hosted by TOROmagazine.com. Documenting the event live was Burstn, a real-time photo sharing application developed in Ryerson University’s Digital Media Zone. Burstn co-creators Dave Senior and Josh Davey snapped the splashy night away on their mobile phones, creating an instant photo timeline that was simultaneously shared with followers and archived to the web athttp://burstn.com/toromagazine.

Now available as a free download from the iPhone App Store, Burstn takes mobile phones from camera to distribution centre with zero extra steps for the budding photographer. At the moment of capture photos are automatically distributed to the user’s subscribed family and friends via their mobile phones, complete with the GPS location information of where they were shot. At the same time they can be shared via Facebook and Twitter while they are uploaded to the user’s own Burstn URL in a photo stream from oldest to newest.

With the Toronto International Film Festival now in full swing, Burstn is the perfect tool for amateur paparazzi looking to brag to their friends about their celebrity sightings. For more information on Burstn and how to download the application, visit http://burstn.com.

Red is open to the public September 11 and 12 from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. in the VIP pop-up lounge TORO After Dark at PEARS on the Avenue (164 Avenue Road). The exhibition, curated by Cronenberg, features 12 images from the NY TimesCanadian Photo Archive, which was recently acquired by Christopher Bratty, co-founder of TOROmagazine.com and Black Angus Media. TOROmagazine.com posts one image daily from the 24,000 photograph collection online.

For more information, visit. www.toromagazine.com.

Josh Davey at Toro Red opening

Burstn co-founders Josh Davey (above) and Dave Senior (not pictured) were on hand snapping photos at the opening night of Caitlin Cronenberg’s Red, a NY Times Canadian Photo Archive preview exhibition

Burstn Photo Stream of Red opening

David Cronenberg (left photo, centre) arrives at daughter Cailtin’s (left photo, right) Red exhibition opening hosted by TOROmagazine.com on September 9, 2010. Colin Mochrie (centre photo, left) and Spencer Rice (centre photo, centre) of Kenny vs. Spenny are pictured here alongside an exhibit from the NY Times Canadian Photo Archive

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For more information on Ryerson’s Digital Media Zone, visit:
www.ryerson.ca/dmz

MEDIA CONTACT:
Heather Kearney
Public Affairs
Ryerson University
416-979-5000 x 4282
hkearney@ryerson.ca

Interview with TeamSave Founder Chris Nguyen

You are launching a new web service today, tell us about the project.

TeamSave.com is a social buying website that lets consumers buy as a group to save as a team.  Combining the power of group purchasing with social media, TeamSave.com gives consumers access to heavily discounted goods, services and events from hundreds of local businesses, including well-known restaurants, spas and event organizers, helping consumers save up to 50% off the regular price in some cases.

How is it different then everything else that’s going on in the social buying space?

I believe the demographics we’re going after, types of deals we’re promoting, smartphone strategy and execution will separate us from our competitors. Our first venture was in the highly competitive job board industry and it taught us how to compete in an emerging market.

How did you get involved in the DMZ

I was approached by Sheldon Levy to sit on the Steering Committee for the DMZ.  I have maintained a great relationship with Ryerson, founding my first venture while in school. I ended up leaving the parent company who acquired my first venture and began to build TeamSave.com from the DMZ.

I know you presented at DemoCamp Toronto 26 held at the Ted Rogers School of Management, how was the experience?

This was our second DemoCamp we presented at. We’ve received great response to our presentation and had an overwhelming number of congratulatory emails and considerable feedback. I encourage any start-up with the opportunity to present at DemoCamp to do so.

How is the DMZ helping you out in launching your new venture?

We are able to utilize the resources available at the DMZ. We’re able to connect with corporations like Microsoft who provide all the resources and tools that any start up would need. I enjoy being surrounded by like-minded entrepreneurs who I can request feedback on our product.

Interview with TeamSave Founder Chris Nguyen

You are launching a new web service today, tell us about the project.

TeamSave.com is a social buying website that lets consumers buy as a group to save as a team.  Combining the power of group purchasing with social media, TeamSave.com gives consumers access to heavily discounted goods, services and events from hundreds of local businesses, including well-known restaurants, spas and event organizers, helping consumers save up to 50% off the regular price in some cases.

How is it different then everything else that’s going on in the social buying space?

I believe the demographics we’re going after, types of deals we’re promoting, smartphone strategy and execution will separate us from our competitors. Our first venture was in the highly competitive job board industry and it taught us how to compete in an emerging market.

How did you get involved in the DMZ

I was approached by Sheldon Levy to sit on the Steering Committee for the DMZ.  I have maintained a great relationship with Ryerson, founding my first venture while in school. I ended up leaving the parent company who acquired my first venture and began to build TeamSave.com from the DMZ.

I know you presented at DemoCamp Toronto 26 held at the Ted Rogers School of Management, how was the experience?

This was our second DemoCamp we presented at. We’ve received great response to our presentation and had an overwhelming number of congratulatory emails and considerable feedback. I encourage any start-up with the opportunity to present at DemoCamp to do so.

How is the DMZ helping you out in launching your new venture?

We are able to utilize the resources available at the DMZ. We’re able to connect with corporations like Microsoft who provide all the resources and tools that any start up would need. I enjoy being surrounded by like-minded entrepreneurs who I can request feedback on our product.