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John Sobol was the co-founder of Globalhood, a digital playground for at-risk youth in downtown Toronto (1999-2002) and was the Co-Director of Digifest, Canada’s leading festival of digital art and design in  2003, 2004 and 2005. He was commissioned by Apple Canada to create the New Media Circus digital fair in 2001, and he curated Canada Goes  Wild!, a national design showcase at the Aichi World’s Fair in Japan  in 2005. He has produced dozens of interactive projects for cultural  and business clients as a senior consultant at a pair of digital  agencies, and has been a strategic advisor to senior executives at  CBC, Telefilm, Heritage Canada and the Canadian Association of  Broadcasters, among other clients. He is the author of four books,  including Digitopia Blues - Race, Technology and the American Voice  (Banff Centre Press). His fifth, titled You Are Your Media, will be  published in 2012.

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