Yes, it's time once again to embark on an epic scene-by-scene, in-depth look at a Shakespeare play. This time, ahead of the National Theater's live broadcast of their production, starring Simon Russell Beale, and the Stratford Festival's upcoming production, starring Colm Feore, not to mention Michael Pennington's current production in New York, I will be taking us through the wasteland of King Lear.
I'll be posting a new scene from King Lear every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday until it's done, with possible occasional interludes not involving sad, insane old men and their vindictive, manipulative daughters, for comic relief. Because a solid month of Lear might drive me insane.
The United States has a trash problem. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the average American produces more than 4 pounds of garbage per day. That’s more than double the amount produced in 1960, and it’s 50 percent more than the amount produced by Western Europeans. In January, photographer Gregg Segal decided to put...
Supercharge Social Media -- With Your Employees Forbes Addvocate is a pioneer in building technologies that allow companies to track and bolster the voices of their employees – via social media. It's something that major brands have been doing.
Sexual violence in conflict destroys lives and damages communities.
The Foreign Secretary and Angelina Jolie, Special Envoy for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, are co-chairing the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict on 10-13 June 2014 at ExCel London.
This is the largest gathering ever brought together on the subject, with a view to creating irreversible momentum against sexual violence in conflict and practical action that impacts those on the ground.
"For far too long, school has organized learning into divided disciplines: English, science, history, math, and so on. It seems fine because we’re all used to it. The problem, however, is that students then internalize a divided conception of knowledge; they’re conditioned into a view of life where specialization reigns. While categorized subjects made some sense for the industrialized 20th century, they may not be the best bet for this century.
Game-based learning offers an alternative. Because it forces students to apply knowledge in a contextualized way, it creates an interdisciplinary learning experience where subject-specific knowledge is used in a context that requires diverse applications. The borders between disciplines become fuzzy and ambiguous."
"Storehouse, an app for iPad that functions as a story creation tool with images, video and text, is getting a nice update today. The update brings the ability to embed stories in blogs and on the web, as well as comments and an easy way to find Storehouse users on Twitter and Facebook."
Entrepreneur Ronald McDonald gets makeover for social media role Tbo.com McDonald's said Wednesday its famous spokesclown will take an active role on social media for the first time, using the hashtag #ronaldmcdonald.
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Be a shameless self-promoter with social media Youngstown Vindicator Social media has provided a free platform for marketing myself, my employer (Youngstown State) and my discipline (communication) to 10,000+ followers on Twitter and friends on...
Gav Morris's insight:
Says it all really...but he made one glaring error...
With June witnessing millions of sharers across the world coming together in order to celebrate Global Sharing Day, we’ll be using this month to tackle many of the unanswered questions surrounding the collaborative consumption revolution. As part of our mission to shine a light on the sharing econ...
Earlier this month, Facebook dropped a bombshell by not only acknowledging that Facebook pages’ organic reach was declining but also by telling us we shouldn’t expect them to recover. Facebook’s VP of Product for Facebook Ads, Brian Boland, went on to explain that this is the new world we live in now, that the same thing happened with search engines before and that we’d better get used to it. It’s true that many platforms go through a similar cycle: first, they present a great free opportunity, then more and more people grab it - decreasing the return for everyone until finally, the platform focuses on those ready to pay for play. It happened with Google Search; it happened with Apps (yes, Apple doesn’t sell ads but others do - such as coincidentally... Facebook). And now that all social media are publicly-traded company with ambitious revenue targets to reach, it will happen to social media as well. So what does the decline of organic reach on Facebook and social platforms exactly mean on a practical basis? Continue reading →
The Guardian NYPD: Britain must embrace social media to beat gangs The Guardian Using social media to infiltrate UK gang culture was a key topic last week at an international summit in London to tackle criminal culture.
What Makes a Great Mobile (Banking) App The Financial Brand Illustrating the multiple uses of Google Maps, David Birch, director at U.K.-based Consult Hyperion offered, “I love it because it gives accurate public transport directions, so I use...