Terry Lavender

Terry Lavender is a Vancouver-based video game researcher with a skeptical fascination with technology.

Visit www.terrylavender.ca for more information.

At Home with H1N1

"That was it," I thought bitterly, as the minutes dragged on and the BC HealthLink recorded message to please hold repeated itself for the fifth time. "That was where I got it."

Happy Blog Action Day

Today, thousands of bloggers from around the world unite online to write about climate change.

Vancouver's West End as "Walkable" as Obama's Neighbourhood

I live in a walker’s paradise. Well, I already knew that, but it was nice of walkscore.com to confirm it for me.

YouTube At A Billion Hits A Day Takes Vancouver Politics and Scandals Worldwide

Would there have been an inquiry into the 2007 death of Robert Dziekanski if it were not for the amateur video shot by Paul Pritchard as the Mounties used a Taser on the distraught Polish immigrant th

Kindle-Deprived Canada

So Amazon’s Kindle will be released in more than 100 countries... but not in Canada.

Google Street View Comes To Vancouver

Google brought its Street View technology to Vancouver and several other Canadian cities this morning. Available in the United States and the United Kingdom for some time now, Street View is an...

Technology Helps Solar House Occupants Make Smart Decisions

A team of students and professors from Simon Fraser University has designed what they call an “adaptive living interface” to help home owners make informed decisions about energy usage. The...

Getting Serious About Videogames

Over the past several weeks, I’ve highlighted some of the ways Vancouver videogame designers and researchers are using games for serious purposes. We’ve seen gaming technology used to re-create the...

Homeless: It's No Game

You’re walking down a street in downtown Vancouver. You’re tired, wet, and hungry and you need to go to the bathroom. But you don’t have any money, and you don’t have any place to go. You’re looking...

RX: Gaming

Autism and chronic pain hardly seem likely subjects for video games. But Vancouver-based researchers are using video game technology to help improve the lives of people suffering from both these...