‘Electioneering’ in Edmonton
I considered writing a post about the ongoing weirdness surrounding Edmonton’s municipal election, at least the way it’s playing out online. From hastily-created and just-as-quickly-abandoned Twitter accounts, to phantom journalists from Seattle, to the destruction of election signs by fire (OK, that didn’t happen online), I think it might be safe to say Election 2010 is nothing short of bizarre.
But I’m not going to talk about that. I write this brief blog post to call to your attention some of the outstanding creativity that has come out of Election 2010. We can allow the weirdos to continue to conduct themselves strangely in some obscure corner of Twitter.
First, a couple of great YouTube videos made by Sally over at TheEdmontonian.com describing Edmonton’s recent change from 6 wards to 12:
And that’s not all the Unknown Studio’s own Scott C. Bourgeois, along with co-creator Jeff Samsonow, also of TheEdmontonian.com fame, recorded several “Ghost Mayors” podcasts in which the deceased mayors from Edmonton’s history rise again and debate the issues of the day, all under the watchful eye of moderator Brittney Le Blanc.
Definitely give the first two a list:
Also, don’t forget to vote on October 18!
Uh oh, more mayors: http://edmontonpolitics.com/2010/10/12/ghost-mayors-on-city-services/
Shameless plug aside, thanks for the love.