John Durno


Various write-ups on projects I've been involved with, primarily Telidon art restoration, our historic computer collection, and the digitization of the Colonist newspaper.

The front page of the Oak Bay News, with the headline Obsolete Technology finds a new generation of fans at UVic Library
Oak Bay News
March 4, 2020

Weekly Dispatches From the Frontlines of World Literature [review of Hypertext & Art exhibition] - MARGENTO, Asymptote, June 28, 2024

Remember Tomorrow: A Telidon Story [review] - Adam Lauder, Esse, Sept 2023

Rob Ferguson: Paying it forward in an obsolete world - Giving to UVic, August 2022.

Digital archaeology frames national art exhibition - The Ring, University of Victoria, June 3, 2021.

Announcing the Telidon Art Project - InterAccess, Apr 19, 2021.

The many passions of Librarian John Durno - Zehra Abrar, UVic Libraries, Sept 10, 2020. All my passions appear to be computing-related.

Obsolete Technology Finds a New Generation of Fans at UVic Library - Travis Paterson, Oak Bay News, March 4, 2020. Also picked up by Saanich News, Victoria News & Library Journal INFODocket.

12-year project complete: Online newspaper archive covers Victoria's history - Richard Watts, Victoria Times-Colonist, June 9, 2019

Expanded Colonist archive offers 1960s history at your fingertips - Richard Watts, Victoria Times-Colonist, Jul 29, 2018

This Canadian dial-up art is older than the internet, and was long thought to be lost — until now - Chris Hampton, CBC, May 15, 2018

UVic's show of artist's work details a complex genius - Robert Amos, Victoria Times-Colonist, Aug 17, 2016

Proto-Digital Art by One of Victoria's Leading Artists - Robert Amos, Whitehot Magazine, Jun 2016

Retro artworks, high-tech lace - Robert Amos, Victoria Times-Colonist, Mar 6 2016

When many minds start thinking alike - Dave Obee, Victoria Times-Colonist, Jan 4, 2009

Where Librarians Go To Hack, Roy Tennant, Library Journal Nov 15 2003. All about the Hackfest held at Access 2003, which Mark Jordan and I co-organized back when Hackfests at Library conferences were a novel idea. (This was two and a half years before the first Code4Lib conference). Roy also made a short video documentary. Roy's original video is here but I've taken the liberty of posting a re-encoded and enlarged MP4 version.



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