Friday, April 30, 2010
sorry that some of them don't have characters/descriptions yet! maybe in time there will be more.
thanks for a great couple of weeks of finals everyone + even more fab year! i love you all a whole whole lot
if i continue this (maybe summer time??) and you ever want to do a description, i will happily share with you. (: maybe i WILL do all of coloraid!
Monday, April 26, 2010
"A retired millionaire tries to understand the reality of a tough, seedy, inner city neighborhood. But what if the neighborhood is none of those things? Ira Glass evaluates the claims of this millionaire, Steve Poizner, who is also running for governor of California."
here is the link.
(my mother went to this high school. she grew up in this neighborhood.)
Sunday, April 25, 2010
In many countries (not the U.S.) it is commonly recognized as International Worker's Day:
International Workers' Day is the commemoration of the Haymarket Event in Chicago in 1886; in 1889, the first congress of the Second International , meeting in Paris for the centennial of the French Revolution and the Exposition Universelle (1889) , following an initiative from the American Federation of Labor, called for international demonstrations on the 1890 anniversary of the Chicago protests. These were so successful that May Day was formally recognized as an annual event at the International's second congress in 1891.
It is not surprising that the state, business leaders, mainstream union officials, and the media would want to hide the true history of May Day. In its attempt to erase the history and significance of May Day, the United States government declared May 1st to be "Law Day", and gave the workers instead Labor Day, the first Monday of September - a holiday devoid of any historical significance.
Nevertheless, rather than suppressing the labor and anarchist movements, the events of 1886 and the execution of the Chicago anarchists, spokesmen of the movement for the eight-hour day, mobilized many generations of radicals. Emma Goldman (**this is where the coffeeshop/bookstore/infoshop Red Emmas got its name**), a young immigrant at the time, later pointed to the Haymarket affair as her political birth. Instead of disappearing, the anarchist movement only grew in the wake of Haymarket.
As workers, we must recognize and commemorate May Day not only for it's historical significance, but also as a time to organize around issues of vital importance of today for the working-class broadly defined, i.e. the grassroots - the people seen as a class in contrast to the superiors in income and/or rank - economically and/or political/administrative.
for more in-depth reading, download this pdf:
(the way its scanned is a little hard to follow, it kind of starts with the end. Just look for page numbers & start reading @ pg 2)
Friday, April 23, 2010
I don't know how long it will be up for...but enjoy and take a closer look!
I also have still versions that aren't animated that I made for my personal blog,
I'll upload them very very soon
If you want to leave a comment you should do so!
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
I know we have a lot of work to do these next couple of weeks with finals and all so I'm asking you to contribute only if you have the time or inclination. But it should not take long. My final incorporates the element of "story" and how stories serve to communicate over generations and how every object on earth has a story, short or long. What I ask from you is that you contribute a small trinket, found item, small stone, feather, note, piece of cloth, button, etc. or write a very short story on a piece of paper and give it to me within the next two weeks to add to my piece. The item should have some sort of history of great importance or not so great, that I hope you will share with me. If you decide to contribute I will be very grateful.
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Saturday, April 17, 2010
hand embroidery network
embroidery as art -- this is jenny hart's blog. she does those fancy portraits of famous people and started sublime stitching. she was featured in the handmade nation documentary and i sent some images of her work to everyone a while back.
also you can stream all old episodes of this american life here:
and, radiolab is another really great podcast. this american life meets...science? the recent episode called "limits" is really really wonderful.
in other news: I CAN'T FIGURE OUT HOW TO WRITE OUT DIRECTIONS TO ROBERT E LEE. will you remember to ask me in person and i will draw you a map? basically, you take the light rail towards hunt valley. get off at falls road. walk through the parking lot on your right, walk under falls road but above the creek, make a left when you see the sign for the park. walk straight through. go on a weekend and don't mind the orange barricades that say the park is closed and not to trespass.
Friday, April 16, 2010
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
you can write letters to yourself and have them e-mailed back to you on whatever date you specify.
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Friday, April 9, 2010
Pedestrian Services Exquisite
We love a Love Parade!
Come feel the love with Fluid Movement and the 7th Annual Transmodern Festival, Sunday, April 16th!
Pedestrian Services Exquisite is a site-specific free afternoon program exploring the public spaces in Baltimore. This years PSE takes to the sea as well as the land with an urban safari of the nooks and grannies around Baltimore’s waterfront. Expect an afternoon of extraordinary situations, performances, excursions, and tours capped off with mega Love Parade by Fluid Movement.
Locations To Be Announced Soon!
Fluid Movement will set up a station stocked with balloon hats, bridesmaid dresses, and other spectacular decorations. Everyone is encouraged to deck themselves out, wear their heart on their sleeve, and feel the LOVE. The afternoon will culminate in a Love Parade, led by the Barrage Band Orchestra and featuring YOU, your kids, friends, and neighbors!
Fluid Movement Internship Job Description:
Fluid Movement Costume Intern needed to assist 2010 Water Ballet Producers & scene Directors with costuming issues & ideas.
Seeking energetic independent minded Intern to help with costume design, sewing, gluing, painting/embellishing, sizing/tailoring, cost estimates, and pattern-making. Some costumes are unique, while others are assembly line items of up to 15+. The intern will work closely with Producers, Directors and cast members and other costume makers to divide labor, may tutor others in specific costume related work, and should expect to create costumes designed by others.
Intern will also assist with studio organization & costume storage, which may include solving storage problems, hanging costumes, building storage devices, taking inventory, organizing supplies and tools. Intern should expect to take direction and instruction, as well as working & solving problems independently. If amenable additional duties/opportunities likely available.
Intern will need to attend some Directors Meeting (Tuesdays 7:00-8:30 through May), rehearsals, which are Scheduled to begin June 7, 2010 and Performance dates July 24/25, 2010, July 31, 2010 and August 1, 2010. Must expect to work 3 to 6+ hours/week with the possibility of additional hours from April, 2010 to August 2010 for a total of approximately 102+ hours.
For further information, contact Joe Meduza 443-540-2111 firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Saturday, April 3, 2010
OKAY THIS WAS AMAZING AND NOW YOU CAN EXPERIENCE ITS BEAUTY IN A LITTLE LESS COLOR AND BEAUTY BUT STILL AMAZING. This was a beautiful cooperative performance put on by the Copycat theatre an amazing experimental theatre located on the fourth floor of the B building of the Copycat. I will make sure to announce in class all of their future events. Enjoy. P.S its like watching a feature length film so snacks and drinks might be good.