Tom Sherman

  1. Dale and Sue Verge, of the Doin' Country band, perform We Believe in Happy Endings at Privateer Days in Liverpool, Nova Scotia, July 2, 2011. This was their premiere performance of this song.

    When Dale and Suzanne are not making country music they are lobster fishing on their boat, the Brandon and Tyler, out of Port Mouton, Nova Scotia.

    Dale Verge was inducted into the Nova Scotia Country Music Hall of Fame in 2009.

    This video was recorded by Tom Sherman.

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  2. Clyde Fisher, lobster fisherman, speaks about lobster behaviour around open-pen, finfish fish farms. His focus is on fish farm site #835 in Port Mouton Bay.

    His observations resonate with the knowledge of fishermen in Southwest New Brunswick reported in Fishermen's On-the-Water Observations, Aquaculture-Traditional Fishery Interactions, Southwest New Brunswick, authored by Melanie Wiber, Sheena Young, Liz Wilson, March 2011.

    This paper is available at: coastalcura.ca/documents/LEKStudy_2011_000.pdf

    This video recording was made on the occasion of a visit to Port Mouton by delegates from an international conference on community integrated management of natural resources sponsored by Coastal CURA.

    Video by Tom Sherman, June 26, 2011

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  3. CoastalCURA (Community University Research Alliance) held an international conference called People in Places, Engaging Together in Integrated Resource Management, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, June 26-29, 2011. A group of 23 delegates from this conference took a field trip to Port Mouton, on the South Shore of Nova Scotia, on June 26th.

    The visitors came from Barbados, Bermuda, Brazil, Guyana, the Philippines, Taiwan...Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario and Nova Scotia. They met the people of Port Mouton, a community working to protect its Bay.

    This video is a partial documentation of that day.

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  4. This television program was cablecast in Toronto and throughout Canada and the US from 1977 through 1980. It turned the camera onto the television audience, the viewing public, and represented their inner voice while they were passively watching "whatever was on when they turned their televisions on."

    As one looked around the available channels, this was a very strange channel because it was so static (and who were these viewers?). This was a time before wireless remote controls. There were 24 channels on cable in Toronto in 1977. Viewers would switch channels using a 'set-commander,' a tethered switching device.

    In prime-time in Toronto, between 8-10pm, 220,000 potential viewers would 'touch' Television's Human Nature on a nightly basis. The cable company, Rogers Cable, enthusiastically cablecast this television art work several evenings per week for over a year. It was later cablecast in Vancouver, Calgary, Winnipeg, New York and other cities throughout North America.

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  5. We went to a Conservative Party barbecue in Liverpool, Nova Scotia (summer 2005). There were less than fifty people including politicians of all rank: the local Mayor, county, provincial and federal politicians, and the Leader of the Conservative Party, Stephen Harper. Everyone at this social is there to meet Harper. I didn’t shake his hand, but I recorded his appearance in video. [I was packing the only camcorder at the event as the CBC crews were locked out that summer. This is exclusive, rare video.] A second major figure arrives in the person of Bobby Curtola, Canada’s Rock ‘n Roll Legend. Curtola and Harper meet and reminisce about living years ago on the same block in Toronto.

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Tom Sherman

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Tom Sherman is an artist and writer who authors all manner of texts. He works in video, audio, radio and internet forms. He is a professor in Syracuse University's Department of Transmedia. He splits his time between Syracuse, New York and Port Mouton


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Tom Sherman is an artist and writer who authors all manner of texts. He works in video, audio, radio and internet forms. He is a professor in Syracuse University's Department of Transmedia. He splits his time between Syracuse, New York and Port Mouton Bay, on the South Shore of Nova Scotia.

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