The Museum of Modern Art is currently accepting applications for an associate educator, Interpretation, Research, and Digital Learning for the Education Department who will work collaboratively with educators, curators, Digital Media, and others to develop, implement, and evaluate engaging and accessible digital resources and experiences related to MoMA’s collection and exhibitions for a wide range of audiences. Reporting to the director, Interpretation, Research, and Digital Learning, the incumbent will have the following specific responsibilities:
DESCRIPTION Join the University of Amsterdam's "bicycle professor" Marco Brommelstroet on a family bike ride from Swanbourne to Victoria Quay on Sunday morning before the official Dirk Hartog Day festivities begin. Marco is known as the bicycle professor and has a big following on Twitter https://twitter.com/fietsprofessor. The ride will start at 10am sharp. Please be at the starting point (to be advised within the next few days) by 9.30am. You can take your bike on the train to Swanbourne station. The ride will mainly follow bike paths, but there will be some roads to cross, so children under 16 will need to be accompanied by at least one adult. There will be secure parking for your bike in B Shed on Victoria Quay so you can spend the afternoon enjoying the activities. Bike helmets are compulsory for all taking part, and please wear something orange! More information on the Festival Day: http://bit.ly/2dLUwI3 Route for the bike ride is available on the Bicycling Western Australia website: http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/1304715751 It will be helpful to download the mapmyride app to your phone: Android iPhone
Police in Victoria and South Australia, concerned that a “creepy clown craze” has spread from the United States to Australia, have issued a warning that they will not tolerate people dressed as clowns scaring members of the public.
We will not live forever. Although the sciences have been trying hard to further delay the inevitable – through regenerative medicine, or growing organs so we can forever replace our ageing body parts – a new study published in Nature this week claims that humans likely have a natural lifespan limit of under 122. In fact, it claims the chances of anyone exceeding 125 in any one year in the future, is less than one in 10,000.
“By analysing global demographic data, we show that improvements in survival with age tend to decline after age 100, and that the age at death of the world’s oldest person has not increased since the 1990s,” the authors behind “Evidence for a limit to human lifespan” write. “Our results strongly suggest that the maximum lifespan of humans is fixed and subject to natural constraints.”
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A terrific stimulus for STEM+ learning - so many angles to work into it...
Lee took to Instagram Wednesday to announce an open casting call for "She's Gotta Have It" on Monday, Oct. 3 between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.
"All nationalities age 18-80" are invited, he said.
The casting call will be held at the Brooklyn Masonic Temple, located at 317 Clermont Ave. in Fort Greene (not far from Lee's home and production offices, where he's been known to host a neighborhood block party or two).
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One common complaint in the twenty-first century is that nothing is built to last. Even complex, expensive computers seem to have a relatively short shelf-life nowadays. One computer in a small auto repair shop in Gdansk, Poland, however, has survived for the last twenty-five years against all odds.
In January a photo was taken by Facebook user Bartek for the page Retrokomp/Loaderror. The picture recently resurfaced on Commodore USA’s Facebook page. The computer claiming victory here is a Commodore C64C that has been balancing driveshafts non-stop for a quarter of a century. The C64C looks like it would fit right in with a scene from Fallout 4 and has even survived a nasty flood and pigeon poop.
The GOP’s relentless attack on the dignity and humanity of transgender kids is taking an incredible toll, as we are reminded by the suicides of heroes like Blake Brockington. Two transgender teens, Grayson and Dex, brought this human cost eloquently to light Wednesday when they testified before a South Carolina Senate committee.
Grayson, a female-to-male transgender 13 year old, relayed how humiliating it is for him to use a separately designated bathroom at school rather than the ones everybody else uses. Jeremy Turnage reports:
A district built a learning network for teachers and saw PD participation increase 600 percent
Learning cultures have no doubt shifted for students in most K-12 public schools. With new one-to-one initiatives, blended learning, online courses, project-based learning, one could argue that students are now more prepared than ever before for the 21st century. But what about teachers?
How are teachers learning to operate as professionals in the 21st century? Most teachers rely on traditional professional development methods like guidebooks on curriculum implementation or face-to-face. lecture-style settings, the gist of which is “Tell me something and maybe I will do it.” Other teachers, though, strive for more dynamic personalized learning opportunities (like the ones our students receive). So, how is it that we are preparing our students for the 21st century with a sense of urgency, but when it comes to quality learning for teachers, many school districts do not practice what they preach?
In shocking new evidence of Pauline Hanson's political impact, 49% of Australians now support a ban on Muslim migration, up from 28% in October.1
Hanson and One Nation's influence are is sliding us towards a dark and dangerous place of resentment and racial vilification. And you can see here, Hanson is literally being embraced by the Liberal Government.
We need a broad-based, ongoing and long-term campaign to fight racism, fear and xenophobia.
That requires in-depth research, a carefully constructed counter-narrative and multimedia production campaign, as well as assisting affected communities to push back against these attacks.
It's a whole new campaign to tackle Hanson and her rising tide of racism. To do it we need ongoing funding by adding many more people to our GetUp Crew, who make a regular donation to support our work.
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It's the result we've been fighting for and now the plebiscite on marriage equality is finally put to bed.
It's a win for democracy and common sense. It's a win for the LGBTQIA+ community and the people who love them. It's a triumph for our campaign.
But marriage equality opponents are now trying to sell the story that marriage equality can't go forward without a plebiscite. We need to remind people of the truth: any further delay for marriage equality is solely thanks to Mr Turnbull.
We've got a plan to blast this message onto the streets of the Prime Ministers own electorate – can you chip in to help make this advertising blitz happen?
We think it will be a strategic reminder that we're going to keep publicly holding him to account until he delivers.
Because it's not enough to simply fight the plebiscite off, we need to make sure that Malcolm Turnbull doesn't get away with pretending that there is no other option for marriage equality.
When it comes to education, the Finnish know what they’re doing. The Scandinavian country has one of the top education systems in the world, and this year, ranked number one in literacy. So what’s Finland’s secret? It’s simple: more play, less work.
Here we take a look at what makes Finland’s education system so unique.
1. Kids don’t start formal school until age seven.
2. The first day of school is all fun and games.
3. Finland schools don’t have subjects.
4. School days are short.
5. Students get a 15-minute break every 45-minutes of class.
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR Playing to over half a million theatre-goers on Bankside, producing over 10 productions a year and with a regular touring presence around the world Shakespeare’s Globe’s reputation grows year on year. With Shakespeare at our heart we also produce new work and revivals to make up rich, dynamic and energetic seasons of plays. We strive to be forward thinking, bringing in new technology and opening the borders of creativity to a variety of Creatives, attempting to be as diverse and collaborative as possible.
We are currently seeking a Technical Director to work in collaboration with senior managers, planning and facilitating the Artistic Director’s vision in delivering first class productions in our theatres, other venues and on tour both in the UK and abroad.
The successful candidate will have a proven track record in production and management and will have experience in UK and international touring. They will have a thorough knowledge of production processes as well as a detailed working knowledge of H&S regulations.
Queer Quest is a queer-as-fuck point-and-clit adventure game. Inspired by classic gems like Monkey Island, Kings Quest, and Leisure Suit Larry, but set in a queer community in the pacific northwest. You play as Lupe, a long haired butch with a heart of gold. She lives with her babely girlfriend, Alexis, that is until one day when Alexis gets kidnapped! You gotta help Lupe by deciphering clues, talking to lovable weirdos, and navigating self care.
As his comments suggest, the theatre, opera and film director and wrangler of multimillion-dollar spectacles, is no stranger to these shores. He has brought to our capitals and festivals productions ranging from his nine-hour, 1994 masterwork The Seven Streams of the River Ota, which referenced Hiroshima, the Terezin concentration camp and AIDS, to the 2014 Cirque du Soleil crowd-pleaser Totem. “Australia,’’ he continues in his faintly French-accented English, “is a young culture, a young society like Canada and Quebec. It’s pretty much a place where anything can be invented, which is kind of nice. There’s a lot of space geographically, and a lot of space in the mind; that’s also important; we’re not dragged down by the past.’’
This month, the once introverted Lepage is staging and performing in his most personal work to date at the Melbourne Festival. Titled 887, this multimedia production is an interrogation of memory and a homage to his father, a struggling taxi driver who “worked his butt off’’ to support his family in Canada in the 1960s and 70s. This one-man show also explores Lepage’s memories of growing up in Quebec City against the backdrop of the province’s violent 60s independence campaign. “Most of my work is very personal, [but] this one appears to be more personal because I’m not disguised into any other character,’’ the actor-director tells Review in a phone interview from his Quebec office. “I’m actually speaking in my own name. I usually hide behind characters in other solo shows. This time, it’s really who I am.’’
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Just some of the unexpected ways blockchain might change the world include distributable cloud storage, unbreakable contracts and electronic voting. Maybe there is even a census application!
Blockchain technology could also take networked business models to new heights, by supporting a whole host of breakthrough applications. Local payment systems, credit card companies and other mediators will all be able to cut costs and time from their transactions. People unknown to their business partners (‘trustless partners’), will easily be able to do business because the integrity of the transaction will be protected and guaranteed, not by a middleman or any centralised party, but by the system itself.
Blockchain will be used to prove digital identity and ownership, giving people more protection over their personal data. Blockchain technology provides a new platform for creators of intellectual property to derive value from their development. Look at the example of a new startup called Ascribe which runs on the blockchain. It lets artists upload digital art, watermark it as the definitive version, and transfer it so that it moves from one person’s collection to another’s – similar to a Bitcoin transaction.
Similarly, startup Blockai is helping artists, photographers and other creators register their work so that they can protect it from potential copyright infringement by providing proof of creation. And it seems Goldman Sachs might want to create its own version of Bitcoin, filing a patent in October 2014 for SETLCoin – a cryptocurrency built using blockchain technology, to be used by Goldman traders as a settlement system for trading stocks, bonds and other assets in real time.
The world’s largest radio telescope has begun operating in south-western China, a project Beijing says will help humanity search for alien life.
The five-hundred-metre aperture spherical radio telescope (acronym: Fast), nestled between hills in the mountainous region of Guizhou, began working about noon on Sunday, the official news agency, Xinhua, reported.
Built at a cost of 1.2bn yuan (£138m), the telescope dwarfs the Arecibo observatory in Puerto Rico to become the world’s largest single-dish radio telescope, with twice the sensitivity and a reflector as large as 30 football pitches.
The workforce of the future has got to have so-called “soft skills”, according to Dr Marcus Bowles, Director of Institute for Working Futures and DeakinDigital Strategic Consultant.
“However, they have never been 'soft' because they are very hard to get,” he told L&D Professional.
Bowles said that theses transferable skills (like problem-solving, critical thinking, communication, teamwork, and emotional judgement) are essential for leaders, as well as the rest of the workforce.
In the workforce of the future, people will be taking more leadership roles in their regular work. In other words, a normal job role will require people to do what we used to think leaders do, said Bowles.
Those opposed to the building of new mosques don't recognise their long history here, or potential to support Australian ideals. Mosques are part of our suburban landscape and can help overcome fears about Islam.
I presented a slide of an Afghan cameleer’s mosque to a conference of art historians last year, noting that this was Australia’s most distinctive contribution to Islamic architecture. Some of them laughed.
It was, after all, little more than a corrugated iron shed, stained and dented, a humble outback structure that serves its purpose and makes no claims to magnificence. Our “Afghan” mosques – made by skilled cameleers and traders from Afghanistan and beyond – are unique to Australia and they are remarkable. But should these 19th and early 20th-century regional buildings define our concept of a typically Australian mosque today?
Mosques are a normal feature of our cities, though they are yet to be seen as typically Australian. This is odd given that references to Islamic architecture are actually quite common in the history of Australian design.
Given that the theme of this year’s international Historians of Islamic Art conference is Regionality, it’s time we noted Australia’s unique contributions to the past and future of Islamic architecture. Mosques form an important part of this conversation.
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