Hello! i am m-c
Exploring, observing, creating and inspiring people seems to be what i am here for. I have a background in fine arts and graphic design, years of experience in web art direction, and some years of experience as a business owner. Add to this, years of creative writing through this blog, plus many mornings of introspective writing with a cup of coffee.
After many life experiences of doing, trying and exploring, i am into building my dream life, a life where i’ll be a full time artist, doing stuff, writing stuff, drawing stuff – a colorful and powerful mix of what i most love: to inspire people with my art, writing and drawing, to explore the most beautiful places on this planet, and meet the most creative people.
I’ve been curious of challenging all kinds of rules since i’m a kid, reading about spiritual matters since i know how to read. As a kid i believed there was much i could sense but not see, and i can still remember the day where i learned about the small percentage of our brain which we are using – learning that, it was clear to me that our so called “Awaken” state was one of a sleeping person, and from that moment on, i tried to learn how i could wake up to experience my full power, the one i sensed was always there, waiting for me to uncover.
I read alot of books labeled Self help, growth and inspiration – the ones which are often overlooked or made fun of (hm, that’s also how i feel, but’s that’s another story). Many of these books are great tools to look into to find support to expand our potential – this only if we read and act, not just read, and read.
Also, i believe in all kinds of things: simultaneous realities, the power we have to create our realities, the power of our imagination.
My favorite readings have always been books proposing answers to uncommon questions, questions every elementary school teacher dreads to answer: about metaphysics, spirituality, reincarnation, and some of the beings we call aliens.
One thing you must know, is that 1 – i tend to get bored really easily, 2 – i’m vegetarian and eat only gluten-free food – no flour (why? because as you’ll one day discover, most of processed foods out there are junk for your body – but this is up to you to find out by your own means, or ignore this information).
At last, in case we meet, i can be seen as a really shy, low tempered person, but i am not (not always i mean). I do speak french and english but can never decide which language i should write in. I lived in Germany for 4 years but i dont speak german so well, or not at all. I am from Montréal – yes, this is up north and particularly cold in winter – but do not currently live there, as we, my partner and our 3 cats, are traveling in Europe.
Would love to meet you!
This blog through time
Biography, Marie-Chantale Turgeon
Artist, communicator and life explorer, Marie-Chantale Turgeon is the blogger and podcaster behind Vu d’ici – Seen from here since march 2002. She is a well known communicator and trend observer in the development of the ever expanding medium that is the internet, this with her artistic point of view, which makes her a part of this new indie subculture.
Part of her activities, she builded Creacamp, a gathering about arts, crafts and technology for women. The event is bi-annual and aim to stimulate and empower those wishing to live a creative life.
As an author, she self published her first illustrated book, First Thoughts on life, blogging, and the creative process in 2007. She was also a contributor to the book “Why blogging” where she wrote a chapter on blogging and Networking (Pourquoi bloguer dans un contexte d’affaire in french).
In 2005 she founded meïdia, a studio specialized in creating outstanding products, concepts and strategies using new web technologies. On the edge of Quebec’s Web 2.0 scene, meïdia has recently done work for the NFB, Radio-Canada, Le Cirque du Soleil, Éditions de la Courte Échelle, Ubisoft Montreal and Tellabs Chicago.
Some medias coverage and recognitions: Spin Magazin, Elle Canada, The Gazette, La Presse, Journal Voir, CBC, Télé-Québec, Radio-Canada and TVA.
Conferences and panels : Marie-Chantale is regularly invited as guest expert on various events relating to web technologies: ADISQ, Festival Nouveau Cinéma, Mutek, Webcom 2006, Future of Music Policy Summit, ONF, Radio-Canada Le Point, Radio-Canada Bandeapart.fm, Deux filles le matin on TVA, CBC Sounds like Canada, L’Explorateur Urbain on TVA.
Marie-Chantale is available to give conferences and workshop on blogging and creativity.
Biographie, Marie-Chantale Turgeon
Artiste, communicatrice et exploratrice du monde, Marie-Chantale Turgeon est aussi blogueure depuis 2002. Reconnue comme étant une communicatrice et analyste de tendances en ce qui a trait aux nouvelles technologies web, son blogue, podcast et vidéopodcast bilingue Vu d’ici – Seen from here ainsi que ses multiples projets lui valurent plusieurs reconnaissances médiatiques au cours des dernières années (Spin Magazine, Elle Canada, The Gazette, La Presse, Journal Voir, Radio-Canada et TVA).
En mai 2007 elle a mis sur pied Creacamp, une rencontre portant sur la créativité, la technologie et les affaires au féminin. Creacamp est une rencontre bi-annuelle pour les créatrices qui font le choix vivre de leur créativité.
Son premier livre First Thoughts on life, blogging, and the creative process a été publié (publication maison) en 2007, et elle est co-auteure de l’ouvrage collectif Pourquoi bloguer dans un contexte d’affaire.
En 2005, elle a fondé meïdia, un studio spécialisé dans la création de produits et concepts innovateurs utilisant les nouvelles technologies web. Chef de file dans l’industrie du web 2.0 au Québec, l’entreprise compte parmi ses clients l’Office National du Film du Canada, les Éditions de la Courte Échelle, Bandeapart.fm (Radio-Canada), Le Cirque du Soleil, Ubisoft Montréal ainsi que Tellabs Chicago.
Marie-Chantale apparaît régulièrement en tant qu’experte invitée lors d’événements touchants les nouvelles technologies web : ADISQ, Festival Nouveau Cinéma, Mutek, Webcom 2006, Future of Music Policy Summit, ONF, Radio-Canada Le Point, Radio-Canada Bandeapart.fm, Deux filles le matin sur TVA, CBC Sounds like Canada, L’Explorateur Urbain sur TVA.