Cultural Event Opportunity
The University of Denver (DU) Latino Center for Community Engagement and Scholarship (DULCCES) proudly presents
Thursday, April 8, 2010
7:00 pm – Reading & Discussion, Reception to follow.
Craig Hall Community Room,University of Denver
2148 South High Street, Denver, Colorado
FREE & Open to the Public
Called “the Pablo Neruda of North American authors,” Puerto Rican poet from New York Martín Espada has published seventeen books as a poet, editor, essayist and translator. His poetry emerges from a life devoted to honing the powerof the word in the belief that “Poets have always embraced and articulated a ‘culture of conscience.’” Whether he writes about the experience of the immigrant, the war veteran, dictatorship, human rights, or the everyday life of a woman in New York, his poetry is a dialogue within and across national and transnational realities. His collection The Republic of Poetry received the Paterson Award for Sustained Literary Achievement and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. His poems have appeared in the The New York, The New York Times Book Review, Harper’s, The Nation and The Best American Poetry and have been translated into ten languages.
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Cultural Event Opportunity
eMAD MFA student Allie Pohl invited you to “Ideal Woman: 36-24-36 First Friday! ” on Friday, April 2 at 6:00pm.
Event: Ideal Woman: 36-24-36 First Friday!
Start Time: Friday, April 2 at 6:00pm
End Time: Friday, April 2 at 9:00pm
Where: Hinterland at 3254 Walnut Street in the RiNo Art District, Denver, Colorado.
To see more details and RSVP, follow the facebook link
The Seven Needs of Real-Time Curators
by ROBERT SCOBLE on MARCH 27, 2010
I keep hearing people throw around the word “curation” at various conferences, most recently at SXSW. The thing is most of the time when I dig into what they are saying they usually have no clue about what curation really is or how it could be applied to the real-time world. So, over the past few months I’ve been talking to tons of entrepreneurs about the tools that curators actually need and I’ve identified seven things. First, who does curation? Bloggers, of course, but blogging is curation for Web 1.0. Look at this post here, I can link to Tweets, and point out good ones, right? That’s curation. Or I can order my links in a particular order. That’s curation. Or I can add my thoughts to those links, just like Techcrunch or VentureBeat do. That’s curation. Or I can do a video like Leo Laporte does and talk about those links. That’s curation. Or I can forward those links to you via email. That’s curation. The editor who sits in a big building at New York Times or your local newspaper that chooses what content you’ll see in your newspaper is a curator. So is the page designer who decides what story is at the top of the page. But NONE of the real time tools/systems like Google Buzz, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, give curators the tools that they need to do their work efficiently. That’s why I’m writing this post, to try to get the industry to see that there’s an unmet need that — if they were met — would mean all sorts of things from better scrapbooks for family photos and events to better news systems like what CNN or Huffington Post are trying to build on the Web. More on that after I get through the seven things. As you read these things they were ordered (curated) in this order for a reason. If you give me #7 without giving me #1 first your tool will suck and you won’t be used by curators. If you give me #1 without #7, you’ll be way ahead of some tool that gives me #7 only. This is a guide for how we can build “info molecules” that have a lot more value than the atomic world we live in now. First, what are info atoms? A tweet is an atom. A photo on Flickr is an atom. A conversation item on Google Buzz is an atom. A Facebook status message is an atom. A YouTube video is an atom. Thousands of these atoms flow across our screens in tools like Seesmic, Google Reader, Tweetdeck, Tweetie, Simply Tweet, Twitroid, etc. A curator is an information chemist. He or she mixes atoms together in a way to build an info-molecule. Then adds value to that molecule. So, what are the seven needs of real time curators?….
O, American Apparel! Whenever will the “culture jammers” solve the dilemma as to whether it is okay to shop there? Anyway, the above billboard, spotted in Soho, purports to be an American Apparel ad depicting the backside of a naked woman leaning over to display her ass while rubbing her privates from behind. Tasteful! Well, it was a spoof, as evidenced by the fact that it was replaced as of ten minutes ago this morning with a Joe’s Jeans ad, but in its short lifespan it managed to convince the advertising blogger Copyranter and my friend Don, which just goes to show you what we’ve come to expect from American Apparel. And to the culture jammers’ credit, this spoof looks like it could have been an “inside” job: the tag line: “Safe to say she loves her socks,” is the exact same tag line they used on an ad for their signature tube socks featuring the porn star Lauren Phoenix. And, if the email from internal AA sources last time we wrote about American Apparel is anything to go by, morale at the company is not all coked-up exuberance and bandeau-bedecked orgies!
Stereotypical hipster brand American Apparel has always walked the fine line between sexiness and porn with its ads (like the one pictured). Or gone over the line, depending on your perspective. But now the anonymous prankster that earlier posted a fake finger-in-the-butt AA billboard has struck again, helping the company along its inevitable path to becoming a full-blown pornography producer. Why beat around the bush? Heh. After the jump, the two new naked AA ad spoofs [via Copyranter] that have appeared in downtown NYC. Possibly NSFW, if you consider simple line drawings to fit in that category.