LOOKING BACK ON LAST SUMMER…
Couldn’t be better, 8 Aug 2012
By Doc Barbara “Barbara Daniels” (UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Rough Guide to Social Media for Beginners: Getting Started with Facebook, Twitter and Google+ (Rough Guide to…)
This is an amazingly thorough book for the size. I should point out that I have the print edition and would recommend this as you do need to look backwards or forwards to earlier or later points when reading. It covers Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, LinkedIn and Google Plus as well as a section on “Peripherals” such as Picasa and Digg. I have bought books on some of these separately but this little gem has all you could possibly need. It gives: the “feel” of each, its function and etiquette; details of usage; how to join in clear steps (including which bits you can change later); general expert advice on all aspects such as mobile usage (as well as how to block people or leave the site). The pages are attractively laid-out with some coloured tips, clear diagrams and illustrations so that you feel at home when you visit and the style is lucid and friendly. For a pocket-sized book it is truly astonishingly full and it will be my constant companion from now on."
We are all made of stardust…
If you are in NYC, be sure and catch this show before it closes! It has some of my favorite art in it, including “Lick and Lather” by Janine Antoni, which I am SUPER obsessed with, and which kind of freaks my husband out.
More on Lick and Lather: http://www.art21.org/texts/janine-antoni/interview-janine-antoni-lick-and-lather
MTV Scratch visited “NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star” and spoke with the curators of the exhibition.
Closing in less than two weeks on May 26, ”NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star” attempts to capture a specific moment at the intersection of art, pop culture, and politics.
Samuel Stein argues against Major League Soccer’s proposed stadium in Queens and asks “who exactly will benefit from yet another stadium in the park”?
The editor’s introductory note:
The renaissance of New York City’s park system over the past fifteen years has coincided with a return of megaprojects in real estate. The big vision, and big investments, in free space and public recreation — like the High Line or Brooklyn Bridge Park — aren’t often thought to correspond to the commensurate development of private property and commercial recreation — from Hudson Yards to Atlantic Yards to Willets Point. Yet in the opinion piece below,Samuel Stein, a community organizer and Elmhurst resident, grounds his impassioned argument against a proposed Major League Soccer Stadium in Flushing Meadows Corona Park in the complex historical relationship between parks and grands projets in New York City. While his position on this project is personal, the history he unearths — of the Queens’ park’s evolution from an ash dump to the celebrated grounds of two World’s Fairs to the biggest public park in the city’s most diverse borough, already home to two large sporting complexes — is of interest to anyone interested in the fine and eroding line between public and private interests in the city’s precious remaining open space.
Front view of VIA GRAFIK installation titled ‘Sooner or later it all comes down’. Graffiti- and Streetartfestival Names in Prague.
Thanks to feedback from my last post, I have modified the proposed description of patterns for students engaged in MOOCs. I also want to introduce a graphic to visually represent these patterns.• I have removed the language comparing passive…