Monday, April 14, 2008
Last week I was working on the PR package for the exhibit (RE) POSSESSED at the Jersey City Museum, the exhibits website, and some other administrative work for my art, ( I have not crochet art work for weeks ), I have to redesign a few items in the exhibit, I had a few ideas for additions from reading some inspirational magazines over the past few days.
Last Saturday I got my bike out and took it to the bike shop to get air in the tires, I am not used to having a bike, so when I saw that my tires on the bike were flat from lose of air over the winter, I thought I had a flat, but the guys at the bike shop informed me that air should be put in the tires about every three weeks or when ever air is needed.
I took a real slow ride around Central Park, I was supprised that there were not that many bikers or runners in the park, it was a very beautiful day, all of the trees were in full bloom, the magnolia trees were at their peak of glory.
I came back inside and started working on a Obama project. I will share it very soon.
A INTERESTING GLOBAL PROJECT: Take a look at these films from a very special project called www.pangeaday.org. They are each just one minute long. They feature a choir in one country singing another country's national anthem: a simple idea that packs surprising emotional power.
The link below is Jehane Noujaim Unveils Pangea Day
“They were shot by film directors looking to support the landmark TED project Pangea Day (which I hope you have calendared for Saturday, May 10).
The event is looking amazing, and I will be writing with some breaking news later in the week. Meanwhile, check out the trailer. And do feel free to forward this note.”
- Chris Anderson, TED Curator
P.S. “There are more of these anthems on the way.”
I just got this information from TED. TED is a very inspiring & amazingly creative organization I have been following for about a year.
TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from those three worlds. Since then its scope has become ever broader.
The annual conference now brings together the world's most fascinating thinkers and doers, who are challenged to give the talk of their lives (in 18 minutes).
TED’s mission: Spreading ideas.
TED believes passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and ultimately, the world. So they are building a clearinghouse that offers free knowledge and inspiration from the world's most inspired thinkers, and also a community of curious souls to engage with ideas and each other. The TED site, launched April 2007, is an ever-evolving work in progress, and you're an important part of it. Have an idea? They want to hear from you.
You can go to www.ted.com, and get more detail about this organization.