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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
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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

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
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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

Who wants to play SCVNGR? I have placed several game layers around the Washington, DC metro area using the mobile gaming app SCVNGR, and Deanwood is my newest one! I have made the historic neighborhood of Deanwood my new playground for geolocation based apps, virtual gaming apps, and augmented reality. The locations of the DxD Trek(a series of challenges) focus on our three temporiums. At each there is much to see and explore, and we want to encourage you to share your experience at our events with your friends. Why not make it a game, right? The app is free and easy to use, and anyone can create a game. My hope is that this app will drive awareness and exposure to Deanwood’s many charms, neighborhood resources, and a great way to know what’s going on within the neighborhood.
DxD has events going on every weekend and there is plenty to choose from. Fun for the whole family! Visit the website events page(The Happs) and come join us out in Deanwood for art, community, and fun! Game on!
I’ll share another app with you tomorrow that I’ve been using to play around with augmented reality. 
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Who wants to play SCVNGR? I have placed several game layers around the Washington, DC metro area using the mobile gaming app SCVNGR, and Deanwood is my newest one! I have made the historic neighborhood of Deanwood my new playground for geolocation based apps, virtual gaming apps, and augmented reality. The locations of the DxD Trek(a series of challenges) focus on our three temporiums. At each there is much to see and explore, and we want to encourage you to share your experience at our events with your friends. Why not make it a game, right? The app is free and easy to use, and anyone can create a game. My hope is that this app will drive awareness and exposure to Deanwood’s many charms, neighborhood resources, and a great way to know what’s going on within the neighborhood.

DxD has events going on every weekend and there is plenty to choose from. Fun for the whole family! Visit the website events page(The Happs) and come join us out in Deanwood for art, community, and fun! Game on!

I’ll share another app with you tomorrow that I’ve been using to play around with augmented reality. 

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The Create Daily has become my new fav reason to check my email. Smart, competitive, creative opportunities for writers, content creators, filmmakers, publishers, and media makers daily! I love it! Not once have I seen a dud.
“The Create Daily ™ is a curated resource of opportunity for content creators that’s delivered daily via email.” - The Create Daily
This daily email comes with an inspiring quote for the day too. Just the added motivation you need before you send off your resume. But it gets even better! You can submit opportunities and quotes too! Opportunities are carefully selected, only the best for this savvy network of professionals. 
This handy resource was founded by independent content creator Felicia Pride. Video series Make NO!SE, created by Gerald Watson (I would love more information about Make NOISE) recently published a video featuring Ms. Pride that gives great insight about her, and what you can expect from The Create Daily. You can watch the video on her website feliciapride.com. 
Sign Up if you haven’t already. Tell your friends, they will thank you and think you’re pretty cool too! Follow @thecreatedaily for updates on Twitter too! 

The Create Daily has become my new fav reason to check my email. Smart, competitive, creative opportunities for writers, content creators, filmmakers, publishers, and media makers daily! I love it! Not once have I seen a dud.

The Create Daily ™ is a curated resource of opportunity for content creators that’s delivered daily via email.” - The Create Daily

This daily email comes with an inspiring quote for the day too. Just the added motivation you need before you send off your resume. But it gets even better! You can submit opportunities and quotes too! Opportunities are carefully selected, only the best for this savvy network of professionals. 

This handy resource was founded by independent content creator Felicia Pride. Video series Make NO!SE, created by Gerald Watson (I would love more information about Make NOISE) recently published a video featuring Ms. Pride that gives great insight about her, and what you can expect from The Create Daily. You can watch the video on her website feliciapride.com. 

Sign Up if you haven’t already. Tell your friends, they will thank you and think you’re pretty cool too! Follow @thecreatedaily for updates on Twitter too! 

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BlogDroid offers WordPress users a place where they can get their WordPress-powered sites set up quickly and correctly from the outset. Our fully-flexible self-hosted solution recommends and installs the best-in-class themes and plugins on our rock solid hosting platform. Of course, they are also treated to managed software upgrades and expert WordPress support. If you are new to WordPress, our intelligence engine helps you to get blogging within minutes. Established bloggers will appreciate the free migrations and optimized WordPress environment.

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I can dig it.
bushmama:

Omiiroo Exhibit by the Black Futurist…Oakland Baby

I can dig it.

bushmama:

Omiiroo Exhibit by the Black Futurist…Oakland Baby

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