Ryan Oakley

Author's details

Name: Ryan Oakley
Date registered: January 2, 2010
URL: http://thegrumpyowl.com/


Aurora Award and Sunburst Award finalist. Author of Technicolor Ultra Mall. Keeper of The Grumpy Owl. Husband, worker, malcontent. A simple man in complicated shoes. Dandyish.

Latest posts

  1. Plonked Spectral Video from the “RiSP-CD” 2012 — September 7, 2014
  2. List of Ferguson Twitter Lists and Streams — August 18, 2014
  3. John Oliver on Ferguson — August 18, 2014
  4. Ferguson’s Demands Must Be Met — August 17, 2014
  5. Only a Start — August 14, 2014

Most commented posts

  1. A Non-Vicarious, Straight-Up STFU — 44 comments
  2. Blue Eye Snowy Owl — 17 comments
  3. Launched — 17 comments
  4. White Man Carries His New Burden in #Kony Tote Bag — 15 comments

Author's posts listings

Sep 07

Plonked Spectral Video from the “RiSP-CD” 2012

Plonked Spectral Video from the “RiSP-CD” 2012 from Richard Devine on Vimeo. RISP is Richard Devine’s algorithm-based exploration of generative time structures for analog synths. If you missed limited vinyl boarding pass worry not — gain 3 additional original richard devine compositions plus five remixes by Loops Haunt, Vaetxh, Subjex, Valance Drakes & Balkansky with …

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Aug 18

List of Ferguson Twitter Lists and Streams


Just a collection of lists to help you follow the news in Ferguson. (Clicking on them will take you to the list.) It’s not comprehensive, obviously, but it’s something. I’m going to keep updating this post instead of adding new ones as new streams and lists come in. FergusonJurnos A public list by Kim Moore A …

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Aug 18

John Oliver on Ferguson

Aug 17

Ferguson’s Demands Must Be Met

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In Ferguson Missouri last night, police used tear gas, which is banned under the Chemical Weapons Convention, after protesters violated the state imposed curfew to demand justice for Michael Brown, who was murdered by the police. Earlier in the day, these police promised that they would not use tear gas on the protesters. After they …

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Aug 14

Only a Start

Peaceful protester throws tear gas back without dropping his bag of chips.

Twice that I can remember offhand, I’ve been at peaceful protests in Canada that had highly militarized and confrontational police, snipers aiming rifles at the crowd, people detained and beaten without cause, reporters locked up and not once have I ever seen the police face any consequences nor have I seen any level of government (federal, …

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Aug 13

The Bob Monroe 24 hour Out of Body Experience News Network

This is basically how the news looks to me all the time except this makes more sense. The Bob Monroe 24 hour Out of Body Experience News Network from Jeremy Couillard on Vimeo.  

Aug 10

Mountain canvas sadness

Mountain canvas sadness from Yohanna❄Ovalle on Vimeo. Transparent feeling with The Andes Mountain and midi from Abba song “The winner take it all”

Aug 10

Internet Feels // Issue no.1

Internet Feels // Issue no.1 from Sofaboy on Vimeo. Videozine (Issue no.1) Artists Philippe Blanchard & Peter Rahul “Chroma Crypt v1.0″ Music by : Nyetscape – Escape Jamopi “A texas sunset” music by : Octopus project – Beds Tachyons+ “His Love” (sofachips edit) music by : bbrainz – Death at miyagis Noir77 “When its Dark …

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Aug 09

The Birth of Noise

I don’t know what gives people seizures but I should warn you, this seems like it might so, if you’re prone to that sort of thing, maybe give it a pass. The Birth of Noise from Morgan on Vimeo.

Aug 08


LGFUAD from Kelsey Stark on Vimeo. Winner Best Undergraduate Animation – Ottawa International Animation Festival 2010 LGFUAD Suburbia numbs the mind, and rears death within us. I have injected LGFUAD with the eerie discomfort I find within myself, stemming from the obsession I have with the relentlessness and tension that pulses through suburban youth. It …

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