2003–06 Immigration/Refugee/Family Law
Numerous workshops with
The Law Society of Upper Canada
Criminal Lawyers’ Association,
Ontario Bar Association.

1979-80 Intern, PhotoElectric Arts
w/ Richard Hill, Head, PhotoElectric Arts Dept, OCADU
Computer Culture & Super 8 Festivals
1973-78 B.A., York University
1976-78 Graduate Studies, York Univ., Social/Political Thought
w/ Brady Polka and Bernie Zelechow
1976 Research Assistant w/ Prof Syd Eisen, Dean of Arts
1975 Research Assistant, w/ Professor David Weisstub, Osgoode Hall
1974 Researcj Assistant w/ Professor John Phillips
1958-73 24 Public Schools & 6 High Schools in 2 countries

Founded or Co-founded

2017-20 Telidon Archive Project w/ John Durno
2017-20 Vintage 360° Photography Project w/ Ilze Bried (artist name Kavi) for an exhibition of vintage 360° photos
1993-95 The Copy Chai w/ Innstead/RIWC - A CED photocopy/fax & tea funded by the community.
1994-95 The Friday Cafe w/ Innstead/RIWC - A community funded weekly lunch & lecture series.
1993-95 Comedia
w/ Paul Connelly & Oliver Zielke at Innstead Housing Coop.
- “Lease to own” computers to low income families
1993-94 The Colour Workshop w/ Bill Jones & Sandy Dankevy
Color copies transferred onto sourvenirs, e.g. T shirts
1987-00 Wm. Perry: Digital Text Services w/ Lars Takman - a storefront the evolved
- Street level photocopy/fax service
- DTP & Small Run Printer
- Independent publisher.
Videopage Videotex Design & Devopment
1983-td Toronto Community Videotex w/ Geoffrey Shea & Nina Beveridge from Telidon at TSV
1981-83 Computerese A pre-web, pre-internet electronic magazine about electronics.
1981-82 The Telidon User Group Established an ongoing series of monthly meetings of videotex page creators
1981-83 Telidon At Trinity Square Video w/ a 600 lb. computer and Ric Amis
1981-82 Starside Softworks w/ Les Titze, Doug Back & Ron Gosbee from OCAD

Recent Group Shows

2018 InterAccess #telidon Exhibition Group show & rave review by CBC art critic Chris Hampton
2014 Mean Time To Upgrade Group show curated by Maiko Tanaka at InterAccess

University/College Teaching

1989-90 Georgian College Introductory courses in microcomputers
1984-90 York University, Calumet College “Personal Computing: Telecommunications”
1986-87 York University, Calumet College “Digital Literature”
1987-89 York University, Calumet College “Microcomputers & Telecommunications”

Workshop Instructor

1990-93 Wm. Perry: Digital Text Services Introduction to Computers
Introduction to Desk Top Publishing
Your Telephone & Your Computer
1986 Art/Culture Resource Centre, Toronto “Digital Literature”
1985 Art & Technology Festival, Halifax “Small System Timesharing”
“Video to Videotex”
1982-85 Toronto Community Videotex Led over 100 small group workshop for artists
1982 ANNPAC AGM, Montreal “Telidon/Videotex”

Public Speaker

2018 VRTO 2018 Where Will Your Art Be In 35 Years?” (archival best practices)
2017 VRTO 2017 The Woman In The Window” (360° Photography)
2018 Speaker at Interaccess “The Basement Tapes: Media Arts Reunion”
1990 Employment Equity Conf, Port Elgin “Working With The Deaf”
1985 Can. Conf. on Electronic Publishing “Content Databases”
1985 Calument College event, “Computers and New Art Distribution”
1984 Video Culture Canada, Toronto, Nov 3 - “Video to Videotex”
Nov 4 - “Electronic Publishing”
1982-84 York Univ, MSW graduation, twice “What They Didn’t Teach You”
1982 Can. Period. Pub. Assoc.May 28 “Electronic Publishing”
1982 Univ. of Victoria, Creative Writing “The Interactive Narrative”
1982 BC Telematics Caucus, Vancouver “Telidon Page Creation”

Print Publications

2017 Reclaiming “Unsalvageable” Kids w/ Dr. L. K. Brendtro, CF Learning Online Journal, Thriving, Vol. 2, No. 13, 2018,
2005-08 Contributor/Editor/Layout Maple Blues Magazine
2005-08 Contributor/Editor/Layout Toronto Downtown Jazz
2000 Be Nice In 60 Languages The nicest book in Canada.” Michele Landsberg, Toronto Star
The world’s nicest book.”, The National Post
nominate [Perry} for the Nobel Peace Prize”, Sally Cole, Charlottetown Guardian
Be Nice has won my heart”, Jana Pruden, Medicine Hat News1994-08 Contributor/Editor/Layout
2000 Be Rude In 60 Languages No publicity, no reviews, outsold the ni
ce book 3 to 1
1998 Survive & Thrive Datebook/Directory Ad subsidized, free publication for low-income Toronto
1993 Meaford Datebook/Phone Directory Ad subsidized, free to 3,000 Meaford residents
1991-92 Meaford Dollars Innovative trade dollars that became valuable collectors items
1990-91 Meaford Business News Ad subsidized newsletter, free to Meaford businesses
1985 Computerese: Terms of Reference Art Is Communication, (eds. G. Shea & P. Petro)
1985 Digitizing Representational Art NEXPRESS, Toronto Community Videotex
1985 “PORTS Timesharing Service” NEXPRESS, May 1985, vol. 2. no. 2.
1985 “Can. Conf. on Elect. Publishing” NEXPRESS, Sept. 85, vol. 2 no. 3
1985 “Swiftcurrent” NEXPRESS, May, 1985 vol. 2 no. 2
1985 “Why Wait Until 1990” NEXPRESS, May, 1985, vol. 2 no. 2
1982 “Telidon” Electronic Today International, Sept. 1982
1981 “Telidon: Today & Tomorrow” Parallelogram, Fall, 1981, vol. 7 no. 1
1981 “Telidon: Adjourd ‘hui” Parallelogram, Fall, 1981, vol. 7 no. 1


2019-20 360° Video Projection Cylinder w/ Ilze (Kavi) Bried at CSV Maker Space
2019-20 Indigenous Telidon Art The world’s 1st Indigenous computer art?
2006 Innstead Housing Co-op This site has been running for 14 years without needing an update, except a change of address.
2006 Exotic Indian Cuisine Another site that has run without an update for 14 years, except daily RSS feeds.
2007 Be Nice In 60 Languages Unpublished advertising app.
2006 Brian Blain Electronic Press Kit EPKs were a new approach to promos for musicians in 2006


Intranet is private internet, websites aka “utility or admin sites" , sometimes “link yards”. I've created dozens of intranet sites but being typically private, I can only share a few samples.

2019 Innstead News A “web to print” newsletter, created online & printed to paper for people who prefer a paper copy.
2006 Maple Blues Proofs Another “web to print” project. Editors, anywhere in the world can update, edit or format content for print publication.
2007 Maple Blues Utility Page A link yard, an online Google form collecting links
2008 Toronto Jazz & Blues Link Yard Another utility page mining for links.


2000 Be Nice In 60 Languages My 1st "internet" website, 1 page, still collecting orders for an obsolete email address.
1994 INNFO a host/server for a 88 unit housing cooperative.
1987 Still Water At Swiftcurrent w/ Frank Davey & bp nichol at Swiftcurrent
1987 The Electronic Mail Sale w/ Frank Davey & bp nichol at Swiftcurrent
1985-87 Synthethetic Aesthetex w/ Frank Davey & bp nichol at Swiftcurrent
Computerese: Terms of Reference w/ Frank Davey & bp nichol at Swiftcurrent
Digitizing Representation Art w/ Frank Davey & bp nichol at Swiftcurrent
1981-83 Computerese Publisher/editor, VISTA Telidon field trial
1982 ART vs Art Author/editor, VISTA Telidon field trial
1985 Pictures of Democracy w/ Geoffrey Shea, Nell Tenhaaf, Nina Beveridge, Tom Leonhard & Dennis Day
1983 Tom, Dick & Harry Creator, Computerese, VISTA Telidon field trial
1982 The Canada Council w/ Robin Collyer & Ric Amis. A bilingual videotex “app” for Cantel (aka Service Canada)
1982 Metro CIC sampler w/ Elizabeth McLuhan created the precursor to what is known today as 311 Toronto
1982 Tip Top Telidon Do's & Don'ts sampler w/ Tip Top Tailor staff. Created during a 3 day workshop
1982 Ring Music sampler w/ Michael McLuhan to promote his music store of the same name on Harbord


1973-77 Innumberable Photo Essays Small shows around York U & school publications as
York University Student Photographs Curated by Michael Semak, Impressions, B. Perry, pp 32-33,
1974 The Woman In The Window” Canada’s 1st 360 photo taken from the roof of the Church of the Holy Trinity
360 Cities or Round Me
1973-74 OAC funded photo doc. A Photographic Documentary of Hard to Adopt Children Living in Children’s Aid Group Homes” (unpublished).


This Canadian dial-up art is older. . .
CBC art critic Chris Hampton

About Wm. (Bill) Perry


Around Computerese
Artexte Skype interview with Bill Perry


S. Dunne, Electronics Today International, 6/81