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Representing Women, Women Representing: Experimental Film and New Media Colloquium March 9-13

Mar. 8th, 2009 | 04:24 pm

Co-sponsored by the Tulane Department of Communication, the Tulane Gender and Sexuality Studies Program, Sophielab at Newcomb College Center for Research on Women, the Newcomb College Institute, and Newcomb Student Programs, Representing Women, Women Representing unites women across the country who are progressing the representation of women in film and video art, both through innovative formal approaches and through challenges to prevailing hegemonic discourses. Participants will discuss and exhibit their work at Tulane University. The artists will also lead two media production workshops on Tulane’s campus and participate in a moderated panel discussion about changes and challenges to contemporary media representation of and created by women.

Sessions are free. No registration required. The public is invited to participate.

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Invitation: Claire Messud is the 24th Zale Writer-in-Residence at NCCROW

Mar. 8th, 2009 | 04:06 pm

Newcomb College Center for Research on Women is pleased to welcome Claire Messud as the 24th Zale Writer-in-Residence March 8-14, 2009.

The public is invited to Messud's reading on Monday evening, her Thursday cocktail interview with Paula Morris of the Tulane English Department, and to her Friday afternoon lecture at the Newcomb College Institute.

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Tweets for Today

Dec. 31st, 2008 | 01:19 am

As @djpoptart Spins

09:01 Also in the news: Busta Rhymes invades Arabia tinyurl.com/5bd5ps #

09:59 twitpic.com/xx50 - Paul Lynde, playing Upper Room CAC til mid-Jan 09! Free! A+ conjuring, use space, use v explicit imagery #P1 #

10:02 Event background Skylar Fein #P1 Remember the Upstairs Lounge at CAC. snipurl.com/99ilx [www_huffingtonpost_com] #

10:02 @JazzLunatique Thanks for the recs. I am walking with Sun Ra these days, and it is good. #

10:33 twitpic.com/xxg1 - Flashback with lavender bathtub. Lower 9th Ward, New Orleans, March 2006. #P1 #

10:34 twitpic.com/xxga - Flash forward with cherries. #P1 HQ,New Orleans Arts District, New Orleans. #

10:35 twitpic.com/xxgu - Flash forward with toddler and Emergency Response Studio. City Park, New Orleans. #P1 #

10:37 twitpic.com/xxh2 - Flashforward detail: Emergency Response Studio butterfly tanks. #

10:42 twitpic.com/xxid - Oops. Flashback with house on truck. Here's flashback with lavender bathtub. RIP. March 2006, New Orleans. #

10:46 twitpic.com/xxjo - Shady dude masking George Washington. #P1 HQ, New Orleans. #

10:55 twitpic.com/xxmv - Death mask (detail). How Takashi Horisaki managed to pull this off: snipurl.com/99ks9 #

11:09 Sandy Rosenthal @leveesorg reports "more evidence of history being re-told": snipurl.com/99lah #

11:59 @WetBankGuy @JazzLunatique I'm on mission to assemble a complete well-digitized and annotated Sun Ra collection for WTUL airstaff+listeners. #

12:11 @s0ni Is there a Where Y'at link to accompany with this rant? LOL. #

12:17 twitpic.com/xyga - Making a citroyen's arrest on a Stairway to Heaven for assault on an oak tree. New Orleans, December 2008. #

12:24 @s0ni May the Force be with you. #

12:32 @s0ni Your cause sounds righteous to me. #

13:10 Report on fate of Columbia crew. tinyurl.com/74nk55 (Incident Involving Spacecraft) #

13:59 Loving the guard at the old Confederate Mint who just enthusiastivally used phrase "turn MFer out" with Bama football family!! #P1 #

14:27 twitpic.com/y004 - "The dictator of the 21st Century is a ghost nobody can see." - Morimura #

16:09 twitpic.com/y1bh - Upon entering The Mint, I mistook permanent fake giant pile of fake $$$$ for start of #P1 exhibit! LOL, but no ... #

17:31 NASA Columbia/STS-107 report is 400 fascinating pages feat lots of cool data-rendering and simulation imagery tinyurl.com/74nk55 #

17:38 FYI: In the transition from a controlled glide to an uncontrolled ballistic entry, rotational forces are yet another constraint to survival. #

17:55 "Recommendation L3-1. Future vehicles should incorporate a design analysis for breakup to help guide design toward #

17:55 the most graceful degradation of the integrated vehicle systems and structure to maximize crew survival." #

21:06 I brake for frites. #

21:54 twitpic.com/y55f - Don't forget the black-eyed peas (or buttermilk for making the cornbread)! #

22:24 twitpic.com/y5f4 - Ultralingua French-English iApp dictionary device is slick. Comment dit-on? #iPhone #

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Tweets for Today

Dec. 30th, 2008 | 01:22 am

As @djpoptart Spins

10:23 @jeskaNOLA I would very much love geek breakfast and @sophielab @nccrow would like to host a regular one. Perhaps Tuesdays? #

10:27 @jeskaNOLA Tuesdays: Thinking bookclub 8-9 am and networking breakfast in various spaces @NCCROW 9-10 am. #

10:34 twitpic.com/xmjl - @jeskaNOLA This is the book. Megan Boler, ed. MIT Press 2008. And other readings. Boler is a Sat guest at Newc ... #

10:43 Horrifying pic of TN environmentalist surveying #coalash disaster site in kayak: snipurl.com/984v6 [www_knoxviews_com] #

10:52 twitpic.com/xmos - Name that Magnetic Fields song. #

11:25 Awesome silver lining gameplay!! RT BoingBoing Pools at Foreclosed Homes Transformed into Illegal Sk8 Ramps tinyurl.com/8sp6ys #

11:29 Going out to play in the sunshine. #

11:32 This Magnetic Fields Song. twitpic.com/xmosblip.fm/~1cbas #

11:46 The only good thing I can say about my current manicure situation is that fingernails grow back. Sunday art interface left me that anxious. #

11:49 The DJ who just turned off "Rock the Casbah" is playing the Eagles "Lying Eyes" on WTUL. What is going on??! #

15:56 twitpic.com/xpw1 - I didn't make it any further today than La Boulangerie and The Bead Shop. I <3 staycation! #

16:15 @maitri Agreed re Roygbiv, but I'm also partial to "Melody of a Fallen Tree" + the Emotional Rescue album #

16:17 @maitri Windsor for the Derby, "Melody of a Fallen Tree" ♫ blip.fm/~1cf7q #

16:34 @maitri The soft beats + intricate sonic moments of minorness in "Fallen" Tree break me up #

16:54 twitpic.com/xqk3 - Wondering what kind of cool porcelain dolls are to be baked into La Boulangerie king cakes this year. #

17:08 TEST: iFlashReady app for iPhone camera BEFORE: twitpic.com/xqoj iFlashReady app for iPhone AFTER: twitpic.com/xqnb #

20:38 @maitri Trying Pic Quickr app to link iPhone and Flickr. Just configured yesterday. Will report back. #

21:12 @crosswordgrl What song? #

21:13 @maitri The Pic Quickr iPhone Flickr app is pretty sweet and EZ to use. #

21:20 @crosswordgrl The 90s have come for you!! #

21:23 2008 audio lookback (N.B. @WetBankGuy) Atavistic re-release Sun Ra and His Solar Arkestra, Secrets of the Sun (1962). So warm, so spacy. #

21:26 @crosswordgrl What happened in the 90s, anyhow? I ponder that often. #

22:36 @maitri Annoying thing about Pic Quickr is that it only uploads smallish images. Aaagh! Lookin for setting I'm not seeing/has to be there. #

23:43 Watching + learning from local PBS documentary re 1984 New Orleans World Fair fail tale. Epic humbug. Whoa. #

23:48 Lack of gov't + corporate support. People didn't "automatically show up for NOLA." Visitor projections inflated 4 creditors. Tears at close. #

23:58 1984 NOLA World's Fair = long tail of riverfront/warehouse district. French Quarter Festival. NOLA "enjoyed wonderful party for 6 months" #

00:05 twitpic.com/xujp - "I've been a New Orleans freak for 20 years." #

00:06 twitpic.com/xujv - Shake it for the custies, castmember! Smile your PRETTY smile and you might get paid. #

00:07 twitpic.com/xuk0 - Define "world." #

00:15 twitpic.com/xum2 - Let's go fly around in Second Life/NO Lab! snipurl.com/992l7 (click projects tab to see portfolio of P. ... #

00:35 twitpic.com/xupj - Appreciating NO Lab precision evoking internaut witness + response in strange/familiar devastated culturescape #

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Tweets for Today

Dec. 29th, 2008 | 12:17 pm

  • 17:15 Waded chest-deep into #P1 Art Distr action today. Glad my ears led me up ramp to the One Love room at CAC before I witnessed the 4th floor. #
  • 20:05 Trying to figure out what's bothering me about today's art interface. Did the chilly lack of sunshine leave the strings all-too-visible? #
  • 20:16 Def suffering from taking bad dose of featured CAC artist laying egotrippy poltical rap on winter break "Solidarity w/NOLA" kids fr up North #
  • 20:49 Direct quote CAC artist firehosing kids with "history" rap: "I know it's a lot! You have to bear with me! I just have to get it all out!" #
  • 20:55 Reflecting on my own frustrating hysterical moments giving iterations of the tour + trying to explain secret history of Katrina, flood, NO #
  • 21:00 Ongoing open secret of the secret history of Katrina, flood, NO makes us vulnerable to enlightened carrion artists with points to illo. #
  • 21:09 Figured this would happen. Sticking with it. #P1. #
  • 22:38 @lmf3b You should upgrade to the sleds with wi-fi. The girls are worth it. #
  • 22:46 Feeding the dark side with this case of the grateful rageful. Fear: Meta-Exhibit New Orleans is being pimped out and destroyed to save her. #
  • 10:23 @jeskaNOLA I would very much love geek breakfast and @sophielab @nccrow would like to host a regular one. Perhaps Tuesdays? #
  • 10:27 @jeskaNOLA Tuesdays: Thinking bookclub 8-9 am and networking breakfast in various spaces @NCCROW 9-10 am. #
  • 10:34 twitpic.com/xmjl - @jeskaNOLA This is the book. Megan Boler, ed. MIT Press 2008. And other readings. Boler is a Sat guest at Newc ... #
  • 10:43 Horrifying pic of TN environmentalist surveying #coalash disaster site in kayak: snipurl.com/984v6 [www_knoxviews_com] #
  • 10:52 twitpic.com/xmos - Name that Magnetic Fields song. #
  • 11:25 Awesome silver lining gameplay!! RT BoingBoing Pools at Foreclosed Homes Transformed into Illegal Sk8 Ramps tinyurl.com/8sp6ys #
  • 11:29 Going out to play in the sunshine. #
  • 11:32 This Magnetic Fields Song. twitpic.com/xmosblip.fm/~1cbas #
  • 11:46 The only good thing I can say about my current manicure situation is that fingernails grow back. Sunday art interface left me that anxious. #
  • 11:49 The DJ who just turned off "Rock the Casbah" is playing the Eagles "Lying Eyes" on WTUL. What is going on??! #
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Won't get hoped again!

Nov. 1st, 2008 | 10:03 am



Related to this Village Voice slideshow of 25 best Fairey HOPE parodies

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Hello, Satchmo Intergalactic

Oct. 29th, 2008 | 01:38 pm
location: 29.942241, -90.119970

What is real? What isn't real? What needs balancing?

Good things are not supposed to feel bad.

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V-Denouement

Oct. 17th, 2008 | 05:29 pm

V TO THE TENTH UPDATE

V TO THE TENTH LEADERSHIP AWARDS GIVEN TO 48 AWARDEES IN NEW ORLEANS AND THE GULF SOUTH

V-Day's 10th Anniversary - V TO THE TENTH - put a worldwide focus on Katrina Warriors, the women of New Orleans and Gulf South who have kept their communities alive with devotion, hard work, sacrifice, humor and wit. In conjunction with the V TO THE TENTH events that took place at the Louisiana Superdome and New Orleans Arena this past April, V-Day raised over $750,000 for groups in the region and established the V TO THE TENTH SPOTLIGHT fund to disburse the funds and provide support to women and girls in New Orleans and the Gulf South.

The fund embodies V-Day's ten-year model of empowerment philanthropy. V-Day believes that the people closest to the ground understand the needs of women and the cultural environment in which violence occurs better than outsiders do. One of the missions of the fund was to ensure that women in the Gulf South and in New Orleans were part of the decision making process of where the monies are awarded and, as such, the V TO THE TENTH Leadership Awards Committee included Carol Bebelle; Sara Blakely; Crystal Kile; Nsombi Lambright; Yvahn Martin; Colette Pichon-Battle; Dr. Kimberley Richards; Karel Sloane Boekbinder and Linda Usdin who jointly nominated and approved the awardees. Through the fund, awards are being given to women who are working to ensure an end to the physical, economic and environmental violence against women and girls in the region. These V TO THE TENTH Leadership Awards will provide economic and emotional empowerment to many women and girls who in turn will transform the lives of their families and those in their communities.

The V TO THE TENTH Leadership Awards will be given in December of 2008. V-Day is granting $400,000 to 45 women and three organizations: Metropolitan Battered Women's Shelter, The New Orleans Family Justice Center, Women with a Vision and the following women: Shari Bernius, Rev. Sally Bevill, Carol Burnett, Rosa Cartegena, Deborah Cotton, Lanor Curole, Angela Daliet, Mai Dang, Olayeela (Mama O) Daste, Deanne Depass Feaster, Asali Devan, Marva Fairley-Tanner, Dyan (Mama D) French Cole, Pat Glorioso, Shana Griffin, Sharon Hanshaw, Monique Harden, Caroline Heldman, Ms. Pat Henry, Andie Henson, Shaude Jackson, Pam Jenkins, Alice Craft-Kerney, Diem Nguyen, Baty Landis, Geneva Marney, Danielle (Lil' Bit) Miles, S. Mandisia Moore, Tommye Myrick, Jearleane Osborne, Sunni Patterson, Glenda Perryman, Amelie Prescott, Asia Rainey, Kathy Randels, Gwen Richardson, Eva San Martin, Denese Shervington, Wilma Taylor, Tanya Tetlow, LaShawn Traylor, Glenny Warzeski, Viola Washington, Mama Alma Watkins, Judy Watts.

FROM THE SUPERDOME IN NEW ORLEANS TO ATLANTA, Swimming Upstream TO PREMIERE NOVEMBER 5 - 16, 2008 AT TRUE COLORS THEATRE COMPANY

V-Day and Ashe Cultural Arts Center, have partnered with acclaimed director Kenny Leon, artistic director of True Colors Theatre Company, to bring Swimming Upstream, a look into real-life stories from women who survived Hurricane Katrina, to Atlanta audiences.

The play was originally incubated and coordinated by Eve Ensler and Founder of the Ashe` Cultural Arts Center, Carol Bebelle. Together Carol and Eve worked with seventeen writers to produce a fluid piece of storytelling with humor and music that comes from the hearts of New Orleanians. It premiered to great acclaim and an audience of thousands at the Louisiana Superdome as part of V-Day's anniversary in April.

Swimming Upstream, a powerful and intimate production, transforms consciousness and moves people's hearts through the telling of raw, lyrical, soulful stories of women who have lived through the flood with grace, rage, humor and great resiliency. The Atlanta cast will feature Phylicia Rashad, Jasmine Guy, Shirley Knight, Kerry Washington and New Orleanian performers Troi Bechet, Asali Njeri DeVan, Anne-Liese Juge Fox, Karen-kaia Livers and singers, Michaela A. Harrison, GaBrilla Ballard, Leslie Blackshear Smith all of whom are also writers of pieces in the show.

An opening night gala celebration will take place on Thursday, November 6 and will include a Big Easy-inspired party featuring music and cuisine at the W Atlanta Midtown Hotel. The gala will benefit Ashe, V-Day and True Colors. The show runs November 5-16 at the 14th Street Playhouse.

Swimming Upstream at the 14th Street Playhouse, 117 14th Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309, November 5 - 16; Tickets: $35 - $50 www.truecolorstheatrecompany.com or 404.733.5000.
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Birdsong of Collective Consciousness Ate My Livejournal

Oct. 17th, 2008 | 05:14 pm

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DOMO-KUN INDENTURED TO TARGET!!

Sep. 24th, 2008 | 01:29 pm

I'm so horrified that I may never eat candy corn again!

(Don't look, Yoshimi!!)
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