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star-seed:

Sun Ra Arkestra live at Montreux 1976

I wanna run away with them!

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Visual.ly creates ‘Visual Resumes’ from LinkedIn data


create infographics with visual.ly

Visual.ly has rolled out some great new ways to show off our personal data from LinkedIn that creates a graphic visual of your accomplishments. All you need to do is login with your LinkedIn account and it pulls your data, simple and smart! There are four templates to choose from. The more data you add to your LinkedIn profile the more graphically enhanced your ‘Visual Resume’ looks. 

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Add to TechTasters’ ‘Robot Rock’ Playlist On Spotify!

I just love Spotify! Don’t you? I don’t even use iTunes anymore. I think it’s great how accessible they’ve made it to listen and share digital recordings of all kinds, from anywhere, even offline and it take up very little storage on my iPhone. If you like the Robot Rock playlist please subscribe and share tracks with me that you think would be great additions to this playlist.

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I just found a new reason to love Roku! I would love to have a 3M Streaming Projector for my  classroom and workshops. I already find so many great programs on my Roku Box and while it’s small and portable the Roku Streaming Stick would mean I could view my programs from any television without needing to worry about cables to connect. The streaming stick by itself cost $99, but it comes as a package deal with the 3M Streaming Projector which is currently only retailing on Amazon.com for $300. The 3M Projector Sleeve for iPhone 4S runs about the same cost. It gives portability and convenience but lacks the wow factor of the 3M Streaming Projector’s 120” view. 
This is on my wish list so if I get it I’ll post my reflections.
fastcompany:


Roku and 3M threw a joint movie night this morning to announce the launch of a streaming projector, built on 3M technology and powered by the Roku streaming stick.

I just found a new reason to love Roku! I would love to have a 3M Streaming Projector for my  classroom and workshops. I already find so many great programs on my Roku Box and while it’s small and portable the Roku Streaming Stick would mean I could view my programs from any television without needing to worry about cables to connect. The streaming stick by itself cost $99, but it comes as a package deal with the 3M Streaming Projector which is currently only retailing on Amazon.com for $300. The 3M Projector Sleeve for iPhone 4S runs about the same cost. It gives portability and convenience but lacks the wow factor of the 3M Streaming Projector’s 120” view. 

This is on my wish list so if I get it I’ll post my reflections.

fastcompany:

Roku and 3M threw a joint movie night this morning to announce the launch of a streaming projector, built on 3M technology and powered by the Roku streaming stick.

I’m Moonlighting as my virtual self in Second Life at the Smithsonian Latino Virtual Museum and blogging about my experiences on their Tumblr http://lvmdayofdead.tumblr.com/  Come join me! 

lvmdayofdead:

Last night was pretty extraordinary! After watching artist Jessica Charton painting a mural LIVE on the Smithsonian LVM Ustream some really strange things began to happen. A tornado of all things blew through to the island and I got swept away in the wind. Don’t worry, I wasn’t hurt. I somehow survived it without a scratch.

If that wasn’t weird enough a UFO also appeared last night and has been hovering over Sin Fronteras Cafe since. The alien on the ship later sat a watched some short films about tattoo art and it’s connection to Dia de los Muertos. Later the alien invited myself and a friend Pennelope Riggles for a magic carpet ride around the island. It was a wonderful experience, and there are so many wonderful places to see and explore culture throughout the islands of the Smithsonian Latino Virtual Museum. I can’t wait to see what today will bring! We hope you will come join us in world and experience all that the museum has to offer!

Smithsonian Latino Virtual Museum Dia de los Muertos Event Calendar

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lvmdayofdead:

Smithsonian Dia de los Muertos Festival A Second Life Experience!
The Smithsonian Latino Center presents a Dia de los Muertos3D experience in the Smithsonian Latino Virtual Museum (LVM) illustrating customs and beliefs varying from ancient Mesoamerica to those currently practiced in today’s Latino culture.
Join us…in celebrating and exploring Latino cultural heritage through this holiday for honoring the dead and the cycle of life and death. Learn different aspects of Día de los Muertos and how it is celebrated and practiced.
Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a day of celebration for the people of Latin America, particularly in Mexico and Central America, and more recently for Mexican Americans. Rather than grieve over the loss of a beloved family or friend, they choose to commemorate the lives of the dearly departed and welcome the return of their spirits. The history of Day of the Dead is embedded with Pre-Hispanic and Spanish customs. These customs shaped the common elements of traditional Mexican Dia de los Muertos. Today, Day of the Dead has been increasingly popular with Latinos in the United States. Though many of the traditional elements have remained how and where Day of the Dead is celebrated has changed.
 
Go to LVM in Second Life or visit our LVM USTREAM channel.
It is free to participate in LVM Dia de los Muertos you just need an avatar account and download SL client, then go directly to our Placita-Music Island where our festival will take place.
Click here to read the official LVM Dia de los Muertos 2012 Press Release
Related articles
Guide to Seattle’s Dia De Los Muertos Events (seattle.cbslocal.com)
New Asheville Exhibit is “Dia de los Muertos”-themed (stuffmonsterslike.com)


Hey followers! I’m curating this blog for the Smithsonian Latino Virtual Museum Dia de los Muertos(Day of the Dead) 3 day event in SecondLife from October 31-November 2. For the next couple of weeks I’ll be sharing the rich cultural, artist, and spiritual aspects of traditional and modern contemporary celebration of this Mexican holiday. 
On Saturday, October 20, as the social media coordinator for this 3 day(October 31, November 2) virtual event I’ll be webcasting live from the National Museum of the American Indian during its 2 day, Day of the Dead celebration. We’ll be live at 3pm via the Smithsonian Latino Virtual Museum Ustream for an interview with muralist Jessica Charton. Come in person or watch from where ever you are. Let us know if you are watching! #LVMDOD
#FF #FollowFriday @Smithsonian_LVM

lvmdayofdead:

Smithsonian Dia de los Muertos Festival 
A Second Life Experience!

The Smithsonian Latino Center presents a Dia de los Muertos3D experience in the Smithsonian Latino Virtual Museum (LVM) illustrating customs and beliefs varying from ancient Mesoamerica to those currently practiced in today’s Latino culture.

Join us…in celebrating and exploring Latino cultural heritage through this holiday for honoring the dead and the cycle of life and death. Learn different aspects of Día de los Muertos and how it is celebrated and practiced.

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a day of celebration for the people of Latin America, particularly in Mexico and Central America, and more recently for Mexican Americans. Rather than grieve over the loss of a beloved family or friend, they choose to commemorate the lives of the dearly departed and welcome the return of their spirits. The history of Day of the Dead is embedded with Pre-Hispanic and Spanish customs. These customs shaped the common elements of traditional Mexican Dia de los Muertos. Today, Day of the Dead has been increasingly popular with Latinos in the United States. Though many of the traditional elements have remained how and where Day of the Dead is celebrated has changed.

 

Go to LVM in Second Life or visit our LVM USTREAM channel.

It is free to participate in LVM Dia de los Muertos you just need an avatar account and download SL client, then go directly to our Placita-Music Island where our festival will take place.

Click here to read the official LVM Dia de los Muertos 2012 Press Release

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Hey followers! I’m curating this blog for the Smithsonian Latino Virtual Museum Dia de los Muertos(Day of the Dead) 3 day event in SecondLife from October 31-November 2. For the next couple of weeks I’ll be sharing the rich cultural, artist, and spiritual aspects of traditional and modern contemporary celebration of this Mexican holiday. 

On Saturday, October 20, as the social media coordinator for this 3 day(October 31, November 2) virtual event I’ll be webcasting live from the National Museum of the American Indian during its 2 day, Day of the Dead celebration. We’ll be live at 3pm via the Smithsonian Latino Virtual Museum Ustream for an interview with muralist Jessica Charton. Come in person or watch from where ever you are. Let us know if you are watching! #LVMDOD

#FF #FollowFriday @Smithsonian_LVM

#FF @Kokayi

kokayi:

The young lion. All freestyle after the 1st 4 lines. 

I love watching them battle! Passing the torch! With his father’s help, D. Brizzle will find his way…

lvmdayofdead:

Has your team signed up for the Ball game Tournament? Send us an email at: lvmsecondlife@gmail.com and sign up! 
The Day of the Dead Ball game Tournament, sponsored by the Walt Disney Company, is based on the first organized, ancient Mesoamerican sport played almost 3,500 years ago, using a rubber ball.
The ball game will take place at the Ballcourt of the Sun located in the music island of the Smithsonian Latino Virtual Museum.
Festival participants are encouraged to learn more about the game by visiting www.ballgame.org, and organizing tournaments with friends and family as the Ballcourt of the Sun will be open to visitors throughout the festival.
 

I’ll be playing in this tournament for the home team, The Smithsonian Latino Virtual Museum! This will be my first time playing a sport as my SecondLife avatar. Should be exciting! If you have a SecondLife avatar please join us for the tournament. 

lvmdayofdead:

Has your team signed up for the Ball game Tournament? Send us an email at: lvmsecondlife@gmail.com and sign up! 

The Day of the Dead Ball game Tournament, sponsored by the Walt Disney Company, is based on the first organized, ancient Mesoamerican sport played almost 3,500 years ago, using a rubber ball.

The ball game will take place at the Ballcourt of the Sun located in the music island of the Smithsonian Latino Virtual Museum.

Festival participants are encouraged to learn more about the game by visiting www.ballgame.org, and organizing tournaments with friends and family as the Ballcourt of the Sun will be open to visitors throughout the festival.

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I’ll be playing in this tournament for the home team, The Smithsonian Latino Virtual Museum! This will be my first time playing a sport as my SecondLife avatar. Should be exciting! If you have a SecondLife avatar please join us for the tournament. 
hirshhorn:

The Hirshhorn’s signature After Hours event returns Friday, October 19, with a special program featuring the premiere of a new live show, “The World,” written and performed by Peter Glantz. 
Peter, a performer and director known for his whimsical videos and fantastical performances, takes you on a colorful journey through time and space as he inhabits three traveling characters whose destinations and stories change depending on the reactions of the crowd at any given show. The piece interweaves storytelling, experiments in telepathic communication, and an ever-changing selection of his recent videos, including cartoons for MTV’s “Liquid Television,” music videos with Wilco and Andrew W.K., and “We Can Do It!,” an interview show hosted by Lavender Diamond’s Becky Stark with guests like John C. Reilly and OK Go’s Damian Kulash. More information on the event.
Purchase Tickets online

Ooooh I want to see that! I hope there are still tickets available.

hirshhorn:

The Hirshhorn’s signature After Hours event returns Friday, October 19, with a special program featuring the premiere of a new live show, “The World,” written and performed by Peter Glantz. 

Peter, a performer and director known for his whimsical videos and fantastical performances, takes you on a colorful journey through time and space as he inhabits three traveling characters whose destinations and stories change depending on the reactions of the crowd at any given show. The piece interweaves storytelling, experiments in telepathic communication, and an ever-changing selection of his recent videos, including cartoons for MTV’s “Liquid Television,” music videos with Wilco and Andrew W.K., and “We Can Do It!,” an interview show hosted by Lavender Diamond’s Becky Stark with guests like John C. Reilly and OK Go’s Damian Kulash. More information on the event.

Purchase Tickets online

Ooooh I want to see that! I hope there are still tickets available.

deanwoodxdesign:

Saturday, September 22 
3pm-5pm 
The Digi-Tell workshop is an invitation to share stories about our neighborhoods through digital storytelling using social media. Telling a story with social media makes it dynamic, interactive, and connects audience through social perspective. Participants will be given an introduction to this form of digital storytelling and the opportunity to create and share their own. This event will be facilitated by DXD Social Media Coordinator Kelli M. Anderson. The Fishing School FREE
Related articles
The New Digital Storytelling (infocult.typepad.com)
Digital storytellers freed, accused of terrorism (infocult.typepad.com)
Sneak Peek: Digital Storytelling Sample (attipscast.com)

deanwoodxdesign:

Saturday, September 22 

3pm-5pm

The Digi-Tell workshop is an invitation to share stories about our neighborhoods through digital storytelling using social media. Telling a story with social media makes it dynamic, interactive, and connects audience through social perspective. Participants will be given an introduction to this form of digital storytelling and the opportunity to create and share their own. This event will be facilitated by DXD Social Media Coordinator Kelli M. Anderson. The Fishing School FREE

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High school students needing community service hours

DeanwoodxDesign (DxD) is a creative place making project is managed by Partners for Livable Communites, a national non-profit organization and sponsored by ArtPlace and the DC Office of Planning (OP) and we are featuring free workshops, exhibitions and cultural events that will take place in the neighborhood of Deanwood in Washington DC through October.

We are in need of students who are seeking community service hours. For each event, there will be an on-site contact for the student to report to. Most events are on the weekends. Students will assist with event setup/breakdown, administrative duties as assigned, social media outreach, distributing fliers, etc… Listed below are upcoming events. If there are students interested, I will follow up with more details regarding each event.

9/22 Garden Party 11am-2pm at Marvin Gaye Greening Center
10/6 Hand Dancing Workshop 4-6pm at Riverside Center
10/13 Project Y Mural Workshop at The Fishing School 12-2pm
10/13 Film Screening: The Red Line DC Project
10/20 Burn On A Budget-Healthy Cooking Competition 5-8pm Riverside Center Café

To register students, please contact Alison Henderson at Alison@deanwoodxdesign.com or call 301-706-6719

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