VIGILANTE fishermen are hunting, killing and even torturing sharks for sport and conservation groups say new laws allowing great white sharks to be destroyed have "demonised" all sharks and encouraged vigilantes.
My Favorite Responses to the Question: What Good is Art?
Last week, I posted the question, "What Good is Art?" I know a lot of my readers are passionate about various forms of art so I was very interesting in seeing how people would answer this question. Thanks to everyone who sent a response! I received a lot of great answers, but managed to select five of my favorite that I'm so excited to share! Also, I've been thinking a lot about how I would answer this question myself, so next week I hope to post my response. I hope you enjoy reading the following responses as much as I did, and thanks again to everyone that participated!
"Art is the outpouring of one soul's inspiration, inspiring others. It lifts, fulfills, and sustains our hearts. Art is emotive, with the power to move hearts and minds. It is provocative, with the power to shock, disturb, and revolutionize our way of thinking. Art influences the way we see the world and ourselves. Without art, we would be a poor culture indeed."
Source: "Revenge of the Oragami Unicorn: Seven Core Concepts of Transmedia Storytelling, Henry Jenkins" henryjenkins.org/ (Seven Core Concepts of Transmedia Storytelling via @D_RockingChair | @scoopit http://t.co/R8EnDFzu...)...
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Film Review: Solar MamasPatheos (blog)This film not only highlights the importance of using sustainable energy to improve conditions for the rural poor, but also argues the importance of providing education to women, without sounding patronizing.
“It’s this idea of order (Dodd) versus chaos (Quell) that makes “The Master” such a compelling film. I would hardly call the story Anderson offers here a full-fledged narrative, as we skip ahead some years every now and then, always focusing on Quell and Dodd. No, this film works more as an intense character study between these two men and their warring personalities, trying to bring one another to each other’s level, while also struggling against it.”
Censor Board of Film Certification wants the word 'Indian' in its titleIBNLiveNew Delhi: The country's film certification board is vying to get the word 'Indian' in its title, which would bring it in tune with its foreign counterparts and address a...
If you were committed to a psychiatric institution, unsure if you'd ever return to the life you knew before, what would you take with you?
Photographer Jon Crispin poignantly documents the very sad and lonely lives and moving legacies of the 'inmates' of Willard Asylum for the Chronically Insane between the 1910s and 1960s through the suitcases collected by former staff members filled with the few possessions they left behind, often after a lifetime of detention for matters as inoccuous as being gay or nonconformist.
Building a community of leaders who lead quietly with focus on community and collaboration, learning, vision, and balance
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Lincoln – Complex, Quiet Story Teller
I had the pleasure of seeing the movie Lincoln this past week and came away appreciating the performance and tone of the movie. I think there is a tendency to view Lincoln as the ultimate hero. Maybe it is a notion set by our history text books or even older movies. I’m not saying that he isn’t heroic. I’m really suggesting that his persona is too complex to be conveyed in a single label like “hero.” I think that the movie was true to this complexity. I have written about Lincoln previously where I also cited the exploration of Lincoln in the book Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by historian Doris Kearns Goodwin. This book provides the basis for the period depicted in the movie. In my previous post I wrote about Lincoln and his quiet leadership where I noted his ability to bring his political rivals into his cabinet and sooth their egos, turn these rivals into allies, and gain their respect and loyalty through his political skill and insight into human behavior. It is this skill that the quiet leader in us emulates and the basis for nominating
"We're curious just like everyone else to see where the two companies go with all this," says Evan Silverman, senior vice president for Digital Media at A&E Networks.
Well, NIelsen Media might be starting to get it. At least this acquisition might get networks and advertisers to try to listen. But trying to roll all this up into some kind of quant score really misses the point.
It's funny for an industry that makes more and more of its bread from "reality" can't face the reality of the social media revolution.
Your quanitified approximations of reality might still work, for a while, but you're missing the whole point of social media: the ability to reach out and touch someone - as more than some fuzzy representative of a basically flawed, demographics-based persona.
There's a sea change in the wind and seeing everything in terms of the world you know now will cause you to miss the real opportunity.
Hindustan TimesShah Rukh Khan 'too scared' to make sci-fi film after RA.OneHindustan TimesOn working with Yash Chopra on his last movie he said, "When he used to say on sets that this is his last film I never took it seriously, nobody of us did.