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Art/ Value/ Currency | Part One – Francesca Ricci. The Most Successful Food Commercials | Food & Think. Remembering Elizabeth Catlett. « Preparing for African American Art: Conserving a Work By John Scott, Part 1 | Eye Level Home | Preparing for Its Close-up: Flowers by William H. Johnson » Remembering Elizabeth Catlett April 5, 2012 The American Art Museum mourns the loss of one of our country's most important artists, Elizabeth Catlett.

Ms. Catlett, whose career spanned more than seventy years, connected her work to progressive causes, especially those she thought were important to African American women. I have always wanted my art to service my people—to reflect us, to relate to us, to stimulate us, to make us aware of our potential…. Elizabeth Catlett. Elizabeth Catlett's work is featured in a new educational website Oh Freedom!. Social Media @ American Art. Growth In Formal Learning. Why 'Slacktivists' Are More Active Than You Think [INFOGRAPHIC] From SOPA to Trayvon Martin, KONY 2012 to the 'Bully' movie, causes are all the rage in the social space this year. Yet many people would argue that social media campaigns lack the action component of live activism — dubbing those who sign up for them "slacktivists.

" Sortable created this infographic, which looks at the trend of sharing, posting and tweeting to make a difference. Sortable says slacktivists are twice as likely to volunteer, twice as likely to ask for donations, twice as likely to take part in an event and four times as likely to encourage others to sign a petition or contact a politician. SEE ALSO: KONY 2012 May Be Flawed, But Slacktivism Isn’t the Enemy The infographic points out that there is strength in numbers. DailyDuJour | Pop Surrealism, Lowbrow, Graffiti, Street Art + Culture. Davidwalljones. Writeboard. Hello, We launched Writeboard back in October of 2005 as a stand-alone service. A few years later we integrated Writeboards into Basecamp Classic and Backpack. Today, the vast majority of Writeboards are created inside those two products. As part of refocusing on Basecamp, we’ve decided to retire Writeboard.com. But don’t worry — any Writeboards you already created here at Writeboard.com will continue to work.

Thanks to everyone who used Writeboard.com over the years. Onwards, Jason Fried, Founder & CEO, Basecamp. Content curation in 13 minutes a day – Conversation Marketing. Steady, smart content curation can grow your audience on lots of social media outlets. It’s list building, social media-style: You help folks find and filter other people’s good stuff. In exchange, they start paying more attention to your good stuff. Just the facts, folks: This is a step-by-step look at how I do my daily content curation. Nothing fancy: The setup I did all of these things once, to get my toolset in order: Get a Timely.is account.Install the Timely bookmarklet in my favorite browser.Sign up for HootsuiteSet up Hootsuite to use your Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter accounts.Sign up for Bit.ly Pro.

All done. 10 minutes, every morning Review my Google Reader list.If a headline looks interesting, I read the story.If I think my audience will find it useful, I open the story in a separate browser window. Click ‘Add to Queue’. Repeat this process until you’ve got 10 or so posts lined up for the day. Total time: 10 minutes, tops. 3 minutes every afternoon Total time: 3 minutes.

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Map Collages by Matthew Cusick. Matthew Cusick <-- Born 1970, New York City, NY; Lives and works in Dallas, Texas; Studied at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, BFA, 1993 and SMU, Meadows School of the Arts, MFA candidate 2012. EasyBib: Free Bibliography Maker - MLA, APA, Chicago citation styles. United States » - the power of competitive intelligence. Using the world's largest internet user sample to connect marketers to their online consumer | Experian Hitwise. Anne Knock: Learning everywhere today. Technology-Driven Community Building Activities - Home. Oedipus Rex: in Second Life. The Creative Shed Tech -- Culture -- Humour Oedipus Rex: in Second Life September 24, 2010 by David Holloway Leave a Comment Virtual world Second Life has a vibrant arts community to say the least.

Part of that community is the Avatar Repertory Theatre (ART). They have a few shows under their belt now, including Shakespeare’s The Tempest. Their latest is Oedipus Rex (Oedipus The King) by Sophocles. Here’s a short promo to give you a taste: More information on the show over at the ART blog, or you can check out the theatre space itself in Second Life. Via [Metaverse Journal] Share this: Google+ David Holloway Related posts: Filed Under: Art, Virtual Worlds, Virtuality Tagged With: avatar, second life, theatre Give us your 0.02c Get Updates Via Email Like Us On Facebook Recent Comments Top Posts & Pages Recent Posts Tags Previous Posts Return to top of page Copyright © 2014 · Magazine Theme on Genesis Framework · WordPress · Log in. China censors ‘hit social media’ The Creative Shed Tech -- Culture -- Humour China censors ‘hit social media’ March 10, 2012 by David Holloway Leave a Comment Chinese censors are actively targeting social media to quash discussion of banned topics, suggests research.The US study gives the most in-depth look at the extent of China’s policing of discussions on microblogging sites.Analysis of almost 60 million messages from China’s equivalent of Twitter suggested which topics were banned.It also revealed that China tuned its censoring activity to be more aggressive in places where political unrest was high.Via www.bbc.co.uk Share this: Google+ David Holloway Related posts: Filed Under: General Tech, Quick snippets from the web Give us your 0.02c Get Updates Via Email Like Us On Facebook Recent Comments Top Posts & Pages Recent Posts Tags Previous Posts Return to top of page Copyright © 2014 · Magazine Theme on Genesis Framework · WordPress · Log in.

Joseph Kony 2012 Video: 'Stop Kony' Campaign Draws Criticism. Just who is this Joseph Kony guy, anyway? If you learned his name from the viral video that rocketed the notorious leader of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) to fame this week, the film producers' campaign to make Kony a household name appears to have succeeded -- but not without a massive backlash. The half-hour video in question underscores the LRA's grisly atrocities, which include the murder, rape, and abduction of tens of thousands of people over the past two decades.

According to Invisible Children, a San Diego-based NGO that launched the campaign, the purpose of the video was to make Joseph Kony famous. Celebrities were quick to chime in and voice their support using the hashtag 'STOPKONY,' but the tide soon changed. The campaign's newfound attention was quickly accompanied by criticisms of the Invisible Children organization, including its aid-spending practices, a controversial photo of the NGO's members posing with guns, and the project's neo-colonial undertones. Invisible Children. Global Times - Chinese students gradually evolving a perfect education. Source: Global Times [21:08 January 06 2010] Comments By David Cahill We are now entering the second decade of the 21st century, and it's a good time to reflect on the pace of change and progress in China. As a university teacher in Beijing since the mid-1990s, I am in a position to assess some of the changes that have taken place in the university environment.

To put it in a nutshell, students today have reaped the benefits of China's development and are in a far better situation than at any time in the past. The personal computer and the Internet have greatly aided in the acquisition of the English language. Instead of having to recite stuffy textbooks with stilted model sentences, students now have authentic English materials easily downloadable onto laptop computers – Friends, Sex and the City, and Desperate Housewives. These resources are so useful, in fact, that the need to speak with native English speakers can be dispensed with. Students today are much smarter. Luca Roffia - Information Technology and Arts Organizations: Information Technology and Arts Organizations. Information Technology and Arts Organizations Student presentations A.A. 2011-2012 Bornioli Annapaola ( GOOGLE ART PROJECT: The main tools and a test guided tour On the 1st of February Google officially launched The Google Art Project, a unique collaboration with the world’s most acclaimed art museums.

My presentation will show the main features of Google Art Project, first of all the opportunity to view individual paintings in incredibly high definition, and to zoom in down to brushstroke level. To better explain how to use this application I will use one of the 17 museums to take a virtual tour with the application in order to compare this online experience with the real one. Boscaino Mattia The NAI is a huge architectural collection and it’s made of 18 KM of shelves containing architectural projects.

Cao Yiding (PDF) Easy access to Archaeology-Tour Map in the Dinosaur Exhibition in Tokyo National Museum of Science and Nature Gasparato Giulia. Top 15 Worst Logo FAILS Ever. Marketers say that one of the most important marketing tools is a good logo design. It not only provides an easy to recognize identity for your business but also communicates who you are. That’s why every company considering creating or buying a logo design should know the criteria that make for an effective logo. The first feature of a good and effective logo is that it can immediately “grab” viewer’s attention. Your logo should have an immediate impact and hold the viewer’s attention.

However, if you did manage to catch the viewer’s eye – that doesn’t necessary mean you are doing good. There might always be a hidden penis you cannot see at first sight. Here’s a list of Top 15 Worst Logo Fails of all time which probably didn’t look so bad at first glance. Logo of Catholic Church’s Archdiocesan Youth Commission This is an actual logo designed in 1973 for the Catholic Church’s Archdiocesan Youth Commission. A-Style Logo Office of Government Commerce Mont-Sat Now you know why Mr.

Pepsi Locum. Social Media News and Web Tips – Mashable – The Social Media Guide. 5 Ways to Make Websites More Social. Making websites is pretty easy. You buy a domain. Pick a template on WordPress or any CMS platform of your choice. Throw some content and images. Get it live and SEO’d. Making it social-friendly is another story. As the world becomes more social every day, you have to make your site more open and mobile. The salesman approach to social platforms and eCommerce websites is passe already.

Here are 5 tips on how to make your websites more social-friendly: 1.) Ever wonder why Pinterest grew fast? 2.) We all know that content is king, but some people would rather watch videos and great photos on their monitor. 3.) 4.) Codecademy is all about collaboration. 5.) Connect: Authored by: Mac Ocampo "Mac here. Mac believes that human emotion is an invaluable asset that fuels communities. See complete profile. Cool Infographics - Blog. Amber Case: We are all cyborgs now. Connectedness. Revolver Maps - Free 3D Visitor Maps. RevolverMaps Standard GL This improved version of the RevolverMaps Standard widget displays the locations of your visitors as well as the number of visits from the time of the installation on your site. Recent visitor locations are animated and labeled, new visitor locations appear live on the globe.

A click on the RevolverMaps button opens the public live statistics page providing detailed information on your visitors. highlights:transparent background 3D labels mouse and touch control (zoom/rotation) hardware accelerated renderer energy saving features: deferred resource loading stop of bandwith and CPU/GPU consuming activities if the globe is offscreen customization: size: 170×170 - 341×341 pixels font label appearance maps with custom colors brightness separate dot colors for old locations and recent locations auto rotation speed initial zoom level initial axial tilt sun position halo appearance various recent location animation parameters Get this Widget!

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