Will Wave Of Action Become Nightmare For The 1%?

 

#RESIST! #ACTIVISM #OCCUPY #WORLDWIDE #WAVEOFACTION #Cookednews

 

Note: We don’t view te #WaveOfAction as a potential last gasp of Occupy.  It is one more series of protests and resistance efforts that will continue no matter how large the #WaveOfAction protests are.  It is up to the people how large the protests are, how creative and how effective.  This is part of the process of building a mass movement — a movement that is much more than the occupy encampments were. 

What will prove to be either the last gasp of the Occupy Movement, or its Renaissance as a social powerhouse, will lie in the success and its embrace of a highly-publicized #WaveOfAction which launches a major 90-day program of protest and resistance on April 4.

The Wave begins, symbolically, on the date of the assassination of Martin Luther King and ends, symbolically, on July the 4th.  It will run from the date of the death of a dream that will not die to the date of the birth of a vision which has yet to be fulfilled.

So, what is the purpose of this ambitious campaign, who is behind it, and what can we expect of it – and of ourselves?  The purpose is stated on its website and is quite clear.

We are a Movement of Movements

“The Worldwide #WaveOfAction begins April 4th and runs through July 4th.

During this three-month cycle, people throughout the world will be protesting corruption, rallying around solutions and taking part in alternative systems. The new paradigm will be on full display.

Studies have proven that it only takes 3.5% of the population taking nonviolent action to create meaningful and positive change. The #WaveOfAction gives all of us who want change a powerful opportunity to #EvolveSociety.

Change-makers all over the world will be engaged at the same time in an unprecedented wave of transformation.”

OK, that sounds acceptable (to most of the 99%, and certainly not the 1%).  Now, who is behind this?

I confess that I can’t say that I have figured that out.  It appears to be nobody.  Or, perhaps everybody.  Or, a coterie of patriots/anarchists/misfits who – such as when Zuccotti Park came to be occupied – are taking it upon themselves to rekindle that Occupy fire.

Word has it that #OWS #Anon and its allies put out a call to action for a World Wide Wave of creative community coordination and collaboration this winter.  There were two organizing conference calls prior to April 4.  One on March 25, and the other on April 2.  (David Degrawis one of the facilitators)

For an organizing call, it attracted verifiable luminaries:  Barbara Max HubbardMarianne WilliamsonRussell BrandKevin ZeesePatricia EllsbergDylan RattiganJohn Perry Barlow, and Lee Camp.  If “you are known by the company you keep,” #WaveOfAction is keeping good company.

Whoever started it, it can be said that occupiers around the world are standing with it, and many called in to declare that support and to announce events they were planning locally.

But, they are coming up against a very familiar foe – themselves.

The Naysayers…and worse

Anyone familiar with Occupy knows that it is rife with the usual suspects:  gripers, snipers and full-blown trolls whose only purpose seems to be that of making sure that “solidarity” will never be had.  “How dare (someone/something) do/be (provide the offense).”  Everything is suspect, and anyone taking a lead roll is to be suspected.

Whether or not this will affect the success of #WaveOfAction will not be known for some time, but the offenders are being put on notice.  Activist and creater of Occu-Evolve,Sumumba Sobukwe, had this to say:

“The Irony of those complaining about this ‘Wave of Action’ is that it will only be a failure if they continue to find fault with EVERYTHING that ‘reeks’ of coordination that might make people move beyond facebook, twitter and other social media ‘activism’ as well as their own silos of causes and interests to actually go out and organize with others in the streets.”

He continues, “When did an ‘occupy’ action ever draw more than a few hundred people that didn’t have unions, grassroots or other groups involved? Who are we fooling here? Occupy has ALWAYS been made up of different groups and individuals, and that’s where the concept of the ’99%’ came closest to being real or at least unifying in theory.”

So, in addition to proving Pogo’s theorem, “We have met the enemy, and they are us,” what other odds militate against the campaign having any major effect?  Let me count the ways:

1. A largely indifferent press.  Activists deride the “MainStream Media” for not paying attention to even the largest of its protests and greatest of its triumphs.  Occupy is hardly alone.  Last year’s March Against Monsanto which attracted a half-million marchers or more worldwide did not find its way into print or broadcast in any meaningful way. (P.S.  Occupy folk helped make that march happen, as well).

  1. A police force dedicated to crushing public dissent.  Naaaah, that can’t be happening here in America, right?  That’s what you find in Russia, or Egypt, or China.  Thank God that “to serve and protect” applies to citizens in the street and peaceful protestors, yes?  Here’s a retired cop who has a word or two on that, Captain Ray Harris. Oh, and not to forget Cecily McMillan’s experience with the Boys in Blue which finds her at risk of jail time for resisting their abuse.
  2. Elected officials.  One would think that people who are elected to represent us willactually represent us, and that they will be at the front of any parade or protest demanding justice and protecting civil liberties.  Think again.  If you ain’t got the money (and few occupiers/activists do), they ain’t got the time. And, if their party can’t co-opt your movement for their betterment, they’ll be the first to applaud authorities who arrest you. Hell, they will demand that force be used.
  3. The 1%.  You can be certain that the #WaveOfAction will be countered by a #FloodOfMoney spent to discredit its work and mission.  Did I mention Fox?  CNN?  Stay tuned and see how money talks.

So, I leave it to you, the reader.  Will this be a “Wave,” or a “Wave Goodbye” on the part of Occupy and its brother and sister causes?  Will you listen to the detractors within and the enemies without and surrender to the impossible forces against you?

Or, will you take comfort in your own, amazing numbers and brilliance and continue to fight the good fight as so many have before you in America’s history. You are the dream that Martin referred to, and the nightmare that the 1% are waking up to.

When you realize that, the others in the 3.5% of the population will as well.  Won’t that be exciting.

     

Venice Drum Circle, a public gathering in a public space

‪#‎WaveOfAction‬ ‪#‎WorldWideWaveLA‬ ‪#‎www‬ #Cookednews

No one but the most addled hippie really likes a drum circle, but only the war-like LAPD could possibly see one as any kind of threat. Hundreds of people assemble every Sunday by the Venice boardwalk for the Venice Drum Circle, a public gathering in a public space that rarely if ever results in any reports of bad behavior, except when the LAPD shows up to cause trouble for no real reason. (Even an LAPD officer describes the drum circle as a “peaceful occurrence.”) But for the past three weeks the LAPD has attempted to break up the peaceful gatherings once the sun has set, because them’s the rules, and the drummers have refused, because they’ve got a good groove going or whatever. So the LAPD has gone into full riot response. On a drum circle.

Last night, between 400 and 500 people were again causing no trouble at all when the LAPD came in to shut them down; when most people stayed, “an airship and multiple LAPD units executed a skirmish line [to] the push the crowd north,” according to Venice 311. A few people threw things, so they “called for a specialized unit from the Metro division which includes SWAT and mounted units for assistance,” which they had to cancel eventually because the crowd was like “whatever” after just 25 minutes. Everyone ended up dispersing pretty easily; one person who rushed the police line and another who “refused to move,” according to KTLA, were arrested.

One Venetian tweeted last night“more cops tonight than I’ve seen since the riots,” but apparently no measure is too out of proportion to the horrible scourge of hippies grooving to some jams on our beaches. This recent crackdown probably doesn’t have anything to do with the changing (richer, techier) face of Venice, does it.
· Venice Drum Circle Turns Violent; 2 Arrested . Solidarity with the Venice Drum Circle 1000 Ocean Front Walk ‪#‎WaveOfAction‬

LIVE NOW [4pm Sunday]: Solidarity with the Venice Drum Circle
1000 Ocean Front Walk ‪#‎WaveOfAction‬
Join us to bear witness to the evening dispersal orders issued to the Sunday Venice Beach drum circle. It is our human right to have 24/7 access to life sustaining waterways such as the ocean and drum alongside waves without being forced out by riot police.

‪#‎WorldWideWaveLA‬ ‪#‎www‬

Potential livestream coverage:
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/pmbeers
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/usvmj

[more info]
The LAPD is in Riot Mode Over “Peaceful” Venice Drum Circle –http://la.curbed.com/archives/2014/03/the_lapd_is_in_riot_mode_over_peaceful_venice_drum_circle.php

THE LAPD IS ARRESTING VENICE HIPPIES FOR HAVING DRUM CIRCLES –http://www.vice.com/read/venice-beach-is-safe-for-now-thanks-to-eagle-soaring-chief

Photo via Wave Of Action Los Angeles and Occupy Los Angeles OWS

www.venicebeachdrumcircle.com

Wed 19th March: Everything is Connected / Climate Revolution! (from Vivienne Westwood’s diary)

#climaterevolution #viviennewestwood #cookednews.

‘The fight against fracking is the most important battle the British people will ever fight! It is the 1st battle in the war against climate change’  (Posted on Tuesday, March 25th, 2014 by Vivienne)

Our Big Day! The Fracked Future Carnival. Climate Revolution and Friends of the Earth, Frack Off London, Ecocide, Fuel Poverty Action, Reclaim the Power, the rest were community groups (Frack free Somerset, Britain & Ireland Frack Free, Resident Action on Fylde Fracking, East Kent Against Fracking, Trillion Fund).

Scheduled for today so we can protest the conference of Conspirators, those business and government officials who are meeting to force fracking through against the public interest and before the public have been warned of the danger.

Officials who have their head in a box and are prepared to destroy the world for profit.

We know they have re-located their conference for fear of us and we know where it is.

We will stick to our original plan: meet at our Battersea studio, march over the bridge to the King’s Rd, join fellow protestors at Knightsbridge tube then move to the original location of the conference, a stone’s throw away at Jumeira Hotel. We will give our speeches outside and then go to the secret location.

Battersea. We were ready. I had given all our workmates the day off. Cindy the youngest member of Climate Revolution had done a great job mustering the troops and organizing our students to make plaquards. Others who joined us were in carnival mood, dressed as zombies and ghouls.

I hadn’t wanted a carnival. It’s a matter of life and death and I didn’t wear my warpaint. We want to attract “ordinary people” and by that we mean people who aren’t normally political. But our activist colleagues were right we needed the Carnival. We were only expecting up to 500 people and that’s how it turned out. It was a week day, also Budget Day. Did the conspirators plan that?- don’t underestimate their fear of the public. John Sauven, head of Greenpeace couldn’t come because he was dealing with press on the budget. And what about students? Simon, a student activist friend should have been organizing but he didn’t even show up: because he’s doing his exams. Come on !

We looked great. There was lots of press. I was asked to lead the procession. I bowed and put my hands together in prayer, as you would before a battle. Then off we were!

People in King’s Rd hailed us in support and Cindy shouted out, keeping us all together because of having to stop for traffic. I talked to some of my friends as we marched along. At the Jumeirah Hotel we met Rhythm of Resistance, a samba band and campaigner Nigel with his demo/disco bus. In front of the hotel was a little square where we gave our speeches and thanked the fighters in the anti-fracking camps. Vanessa Vine From Balcombe is an inspiring speaker and full of powerful information. She’s been fighting fracking for 3 years and is just back from America. The queen of it all was scientist Tisha who was responsible for much of the organization and acted as a master of ceremonies –the prettiest ghoule you ever saw but she stays anonymous so you can’t see a photo of her. Then some of us got on Nigel’s bus and went to the secret location near to Bunyon Fields near Old St.

When we got near I looked out the window and saw another demonstration walking down the main road and they looked really interesting, lots of them, then I read the plaquards and realized it was us, the others had come on the tube. (They had a good time explaining to people what we are about – life and death, yeah!) We met our mole who had been inside the conference so we are informed of the conspirator’s agenda. See their confidential presentation www.talkfracking.org.  The secret location was Armoury House on City Rd.

The samba band was really important – lots of drumming outside the gates. The press asked me,

“How do you feel that the pro-frackers have come here to escape you, protected by the army?”

You sometimes worry that you’re so small against the enormous power of the conspiracy to destroy – press, politics, business, banks – and what perhaps only seems to be the acquiescence of the general public. It is heartening to read those articles of mutual support in the fight, from journalists of the standard press, especially the Guardian and those on the Internet and of course the support of all the NGO’s and sometimes great groups of people. At our demo someone gave out flyers for the Green Party, a great group with whom I entirely agree. They start by condemning austerity. If all the world would put their financial programme into practise we could save the earth and economic collapse.

It’s so important to demonstrate for your beliefs.   We will win because we have to.

 www.talkfracking.org

#againstfrackingClimateRevolutionCookednews

Deleterio aka Del ft. Fabri Fibra – Zombie

 

#Deleterio a.k.a. Del #Dadaismo #Cookednews

 Storie di cessi a forma di pera e non è ‘Amore tossico’. Pisciatoi latrine firmati e stoicamente quotati, paradisi artificiali per vesciche puramente maschili. Baffi Gioconda, metronomi monoculari, Ulissi del rap di ritorno ad Itaca. Wheel di bici in sosta, aspettano una chiamata. Il ring suona ed ecco DADAISMO, il primo album di DELETERIO (Dogo Gang)

#Dadaismo  #Gioconda #DELETERIO #cookednews #dadaismo #waveofaction Deleterio a.k.a. Del CookedNews

Fabri Fibra: ‘Niente di personale’

#dissing #fibra #vacca #cookednews

Disrespecting, beef, dissing. Non rispettare. E’ la risposta di Fabri Fibra al rastaman Vacca, dopo un alterco niente male. Proprio come al Rolling Stone

Fabri Fibra. Niente Di Personale. Prod. Shablo.
Testo: http://fabrifibra.it/nientedipersonale

Oh mi fai… Mi fai la metrica come il pezzo suo…
Tu non hai le rime, lo stile, hai testi flosci /
vali tanto quanto un giornaletto di gossip /
questa qui è la prova che non sei un vero artista /
in Italia, in Giamaica, sei solo un turista /
resti intrappolato in mezzo a questi due mondi /
in entrambi i casi stai a secco, non sfondi /
c’è chi ti difende anche se poi zitto zitto /
sogna di rappare sul palco col sottoscritto /
scappi dall’Italia per problemi col fisco /
pure Baby K ti ha scartato dal suo disco /
tutti che commentano ogni singola parola /
litigo con mio fratello, ok, e allora? /
e questa tua metrica che uso mi fa schifo /
quindi basta /
Scarica gratis e vaffanculo, scarica gratis e vaffanculo /
Fabri Fibra! Ha!
Io non capisco perché dici tante cazzate /
se mi passi il microfono ti gonfio di mazzate /
lo so che avevi un sogno, ora puoi dirgli addio /
Milano è cambiata da quando sono arrivato io /
mi ricordo, sembra ieri /
primo posto in classifica, i soldi quelli veri /
volevano conoscermi in tutti i quartieri /
e tu muto, mentre scattavo foto /
sentivo il tuo sguardo addosso /
ogni cazzo di minuto /
hai detto “faccio il disco” /
io ho pensato “aiuto!” /
nessuno che si è accorto tipo al lupo al lupo /
non ce l’hai fatta, non hai venduto /
mi rispondi perché sai che è vero quello che ho scritto su Zombie /
sfigato, cosa ti sei inventato? /
Fritz ha fatto il disco ma tu non sei invitato /
Del ha fatto il disco ma tu non sei invitato /
siamo un altro Stato /
altro che fan all’asilo /
fatti i cazzi tuoi, tu sei Craxi in esilio /
molla il rap e resta in mezzo ai pesci /
coi soldi in Italia a fine mese non ci arrivi /
tu non ci riesci nemmeno di striscio /
potremmo organizzarti un Vacca Extreme Makeover Home Edition /
Sposta quel bus! Sposta quel bus! /
Sposta quel bus! Sposta quel bus! /
In arrivo l’album, Squallor /
Il nuovo album di Fabri Fibra /
dalla scena per la scena /
Universal, Tempi Duri! /
Basta, basta ‘sta roba, mettimi una base mia…
ha! Prima di iniziare hai qualcosa da dirmi?
Vaffanculo! Haaa! Ha!
Chi c’è nel disco di Gue’ ? /
Bravo Ragazzo /
c’è Vacca!? No! C’è Fibra testa di cazzo! /
rime malate, il flow ti fotte, entra ed esce /
ti resta poco come chi c’ha l’AIDS /
rapper falliti vi vedo, state ascoltando /
sono sempre nei vostri incubi più profondi /
senza casa, senza soldi /
non vorrei vivere la vostra vita nemmeno per due secondi /
solo chi è stupido non ha paura /
la gente prima fa il mio nome e poi si autocensura /
le regole fondamentali, uno vendere i dischi /
due suonare in giro e tre mandare fattura /
chi non ce l’ha fatta con il rap? Fuori i nomi /
il tuo sicuramente è il primo della lista /
disperati mc, disperati i produttori /
forse Internet vi ha offuscato la vista /
non ti ricordi? Ho detto, se vedi che sto zitto e non chiamo /
è perché sto contando i soldi /
rapper invidiosi di me ma non lo dite /
non rifate ciò che ho fatto io nemmeno in quattro vite /
Gangsta! Gangsta! Sempre collegato /
altro che gangsta, sei un hacker /
a casa ho quattro cessi, sai dove abito /
se ti presenti ficco la tua faccia nel water /
mando questa gente in coma cerebrale /
dalle Marche al nord il sapore è acre /
tu sulla strumentale cadi e sbatti la testa /
il flow è macabro tipo bum! Shumacher /
Manda un’altra base…
Entra nell’amplesso /
succhiami ‘sto testo /
Vacca dice “vienimi in bocca” /
rispondo “è presto” /
la gente vuole il sangue, eccolo /
viene da Vacca, perché? /
Perché c’ha il mestruo /
in famiglia/
non mi rispettavano, ora vivo in una villa /
e tu stacca la lingua dal culo di Emis Killa /
non vendi più un disco e per disperazione /
posti le tue foto a pesca insieme a tua figlia /
ma dai! Come sei messo? /
non hai mai fatto un cazzo di successo /
come questi rapper che stanno ancora ascoltando questo pezzo /
mentre commentano su facebook /
il mio show un’ora e venti, Alcatraz, tutto esaurito /
cosa inventi? Bla bla bla /
il tuo show mi ricorda una canzone della Sindrome /
Gratta e Gratta /
vai sul personale, tipo, scopa poco /
dovrei preoccuparmi? Il tuo rap è innocuo /
è tutta una finta, sorrido mentre in camera /
mi faccio questa pornostar lesbica incinta /
da oggi la tua misera carriera è finita /
prendo il Viagra e vengo a fotterti la vita /
io in copertina su Rolling Stone /
tu il mantenuto disoccupato a Kingston /
frate’ questi rapper dopano le vendite /
facendo quattrocentocinquanta mila instore /
vivo a Milano ma mi sento uno straniero /
perché sono cresciuto ascoltando Sangue Misto /
mai avuto debiti, pago le tasse e lavoro /
come fa un vero uomo /
ho solo creditori, gente come te /
che mi nomina da sempre per farsi la promo /
Vado bene? Vaffanculo!
Cena di Natale, Vacca è preso male /
mi siedo a tavola, famiglia ospitale /
la madre mi domanda perché sono sempre solo /
poi dice “grazie a te oggi lui ha un lavoro” /
rispondo “sa signora, io ce la metto tutta /
è un ambiente complicato /
molta gente che ti sfrutta e che ti assilla /
la madre mi interrompe e dice a Vacca /
“Ale guarda, in tv c’è il cantante che ti assomiglia” /
mi giro e su MTV appare Lil Wayne /
Vacca salta sul divano e parte a dire /
“Young Money! Voodoo Smokers Familia! /
Racket! Jamaica! Rap! Mamma! Ha…” /
cazzo dice questo qui? /
anzi, cazzo faccio qui? /
tu non sei nel mio cd, a dirti la verità /
per me sei morto, quando sento la tua voce è come se /
venisse dall’aldilà, ha! /
tipo seduta spiritica /
gente che non ha concluso un cazzo nella vita /
e poi ti critica /
Waccaleaks la rivista scandalistica /
la vita del perdente è pesantissima /
specie per un tossico /
da sette anni /
nascondo una ragazza morta nell’armadio e tu sei il prossimo /
Fabrizio si è fatto con le sue mani /
ti polverizzo e ti pippano i giamaicani /
“Pfffff… Yeah!”
Il rap è uguale al cinem a, ciak, sei pronto? /
pistola in mano, carico e sparo, bang! Sepolto /
preghiamo per questo ragazzo che c’ha lasciati /
“vaffanculo!” Amen /
definiscimi un dissing /
fune al collo, tirare /
questo qui non è un dissing /
questo è il tuo funerale /
e questa sotto è la messa /
sono tutti all’ascolto /
parenti e amici che pregano /
tu che domandi “chi è morto?” /
ma nessuno ti sente /
ti specchi e non ci sei riflesso /
corri verso il microfono /
ma ci passi attraverso /
la vita è un film, bella Slimer /
Ghostbusters /
la tua non interessa, chiudi /
Blockbuster /
Ritornello: Attiro così tante facce /
così tanti nemici /
lo so che stai parlando di me /
e chissà cosa dici /
hai fame, e chissà cosa dici /
infame, e chissà cosa dici /
parli di me? Tu non sai cosa dici /
Zzzzza! Tosatrici! /
Ammazza! Ammazza! Uccidi! Uccidi! /
Ammazza! Ammazza! Uccidi! Uccidi! /
Appena scesi dal palco /
cominciano a sparlare di me /
ingrati, io li guardo dall’alto /
a lui e a quell’altro /
ingrati /
a lui e a quell’altro /
via dieci grammi e uccido anche te /
ogni dieci anni a cicli di tre /
muoviti a tempo la rima è una lama /
zac! Sangue rosso bandana /
lo bevo tipo rito satanico /
mentre le radio passano Panico /
questo mondo è esoterico /
esplode il rap, dai, di chi è il merito? /
il mio disco, Italia /
il tuo disco imita /
vieni in tour in Italia, sì ma il fisco /
ti limita /
e alla gente che mi scrive /
“quello è un incapace” /
io rispondo /
“era, al passato, riposa in pace” /
Ritornello.
Il titolo del mio quarto disco è come te, Bugiardo /
un mare di merda, tu che affoghi /
io sto qui e ti guardo /
blublublublublublu… /
addio, annega, sparisci /
R.I.P. coglione /
il nome d’arte, arte nel nome /
prova di stile, il tuo è il cognome /
che cazzo pensavi si facesse l’appello? /
la scena rap è a gambe larghe /
io mi scappello /
poi entro, è un bordello /
hai firmato con la major grazie a chi? /
questo è il bello, dai fammi le doppie /
canta il ritornello /
attiro così tante facce, così tanti nemici…
va bene così Fabri? Sì, va bene, sei bravo a cantare…
sì però su Rolling Stone…
sì lo so, su Rolling Stone quando mi hanno chiesto se mi piace la tua musica,
ho detto che sono più tuo amico che tuo fan e tu ti sei offeso,
però non è che puoi andare in giro a parlare male di me in ogni intervista,
a farmi i dissing, hai il mio numero, chiamami,
basta promo col mio nome.
Ritornello.

#ops #Nientedipersonale  #Squallor #NienteDiPersonale #FabriFibra  #cookednews #Fibra #Vacca#Shablo

Making a Sci-fi Helmet with Fon Davis Mar. 22nd, Apr. 5th and 12th

#modelmaking #cosplay #cookednews

Learn to make movie-quality Sci-Fi armor with STAR WARS artist Fon Davis. Whether you’re a creature creator, cosplayer or casual hobbyist, this 3-week interactive online course will teach you everything you need to know to create mind-blowing, wearable art, including:

  • Building your own Vacuform Machine
  • Design & Pattern Making
  • Bucks, Vacuforming & Assembly Techniques
  • Greebling & Kit-Bashing
  • Painting, Weathering & Fine Detail
  • Electronics and Lighting

In his two decade career, Fon Davis has worked on over 30 feature films. As a alumnus of the Industrial Light and Magic Model Shop, Fon has worked on features such as STAR WARS, PEARL HARBOR, STARSHIP TROOPERS, GALAXAY QUEST III, MISSION IMPOSSIBLE III and THE MATRIX series.

In addition to his work in visual effects, Fon has also worked in Disney’s art departments as a concept designer/model maker, and on several stop motion projects including THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS and CORALINE.

More recently, Fon was the Miniatures Supervisor on Neill Blomkamp’s, ELYSIUM. Having started Fonco Creative Services in 2000 and later merging with New Deal Studios, Fon also writes and develops his own projects, frequently using his CG skills alongside practical model making. With his vast experience, Fon is well-placed to discuss the art and craft of model making for cinema, from concept design to hybrid practical and cgi effects, with a particular expertise in knowing where models and miniatures can play a role in today’s digital world.

COURSE GRADING AND CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS

  • To earn a Certificate of Completion, the student must complete all assignments within the duration of the course.
  • To earn a Certificate of Mastery, the student must complete all assignments within the duration of the course, as well as demonstrate a clear, working knowledge of all techniques presented and an ability to apply them.

DAY ONE (MAR. 22ND, 2014 9:00AM – 5:00PM PST) :
 PROJECT OVERVIEW & VACUUM FORMING

  • VacuForm Theory and existing machine review
  • Heater construction
  • Material frame construction
  • Vacuum table construction
  • Spacers and final assembly
  • Helmet design breakdown & creating shopping list
  • Carving Vacuum form plugs
  • Prepping and smoothing vacuum form plugs

continue to … https://www.stanwinstonschool.com/webcasts/making-a-sci-fi-helmet-with-fon-davis

#ThisDayInHistory #cookednews

New this year at VIEW Conference!

#CinemaMassimo #Turin-Italy #cookednews

New this year at VIEW Conference!

It’s your chance to narrate our VIEW story through a comic. You can choose any of the following years on which to base your comic 2010, 2011, 2012 or 2013. Use our website to get the materials you need to weave your comic about VIEW Conference. (Deadline August 31, 2014)

VIEW Conference is the premiere international event in Italy on Computer Graphics, Interactive Techniques, Digital Cinema, 2D/3D Animation, Gaming and VFX.

VIEW 2014, from 15th to 18th October in Torino, will continue to focus on exploring the increasingly fluid boundary between real and digital worlds. Through lectures, meetings, tributes, exhibits, screenings and demo presentations VIEW will reveal the new digital frontier sweeping from cinema to architecture, from automotive design to advertisement, from medicine to videogames.

VIEW Conference è un importante evento italiano  sulla computer grafica che si tiene ogni anno a Torino, tra ottobre e novembre.

Nata nel 2000 come Virtuality Conference, cambia nome alla sua ottava edizione, nel 2007, e diventa VIEW: Virtual Interactive Emerging World. I contenuti si ampliano: pur mantenendo tutto quanto concerne la realtà virtuale, VIEW si apre alla tecnologia digitale di ultima generazione e alle sue applicazioni (dall’animazione agli effetti speciali, dall’architettura virtuale ai videogiochi, dal design al marketing territoriale e ai beni culturali).

Di anno in anno, VIEW si pone come obiettivo un’offerta all’avanguardia e aggiornata della realtà virtuale e delle tecniche interattive, riservando un’attenzione particolare alle applicazioni industriali, all’ambito della formazione e a quello del cinema.

A partire dall’edizione 2005 (VIEW indice), nasce il VIEW Award, un premio internazionale per cortometraggi con animazione 3D e VFX. Nel 2012 nasce un nuovo concorso, il VIEW SOCIAL CONTEST, rivolto ai creativi, ai designer e agli appassionati di grafica digitale, per introdurre temi legati all’attualità e al sociale.

Secondo gli assessori Cirio, Coppola e Giordano, ‘View Conference si lega al nostro territorio proponendosi non solo come alto momento di studio e riflessione sui media digitali – attraverso lezioni, workshop, conferenze, incontri, mostre, proiezioni – ma anche come una concreta occasione per proporre e discutere progettualità innovative, puntando l’attenzione su settori strategici per il futuro e sulle opportunità di crescita, in particolare per le nuove generazioni’.

L’edizione 2014

VIEW Conference 2014 si svolgerà dal 15 al 18 ottobre 2014. Il bando di concorso per il VIEW Award 2014 è stato reso pubblico e tutti i dettagli sono disponibili all’i ndirizzo http://viewconference.it/awards-2014.

Le categorie sono le seguenti:

VIEW AWARD per cortometraggi animati;
VIEW SOCIAL CONTEST dedicato a film, cortometraggi, video musicali e pubblicità legati a temi sociali come la discriminazione, l’immigrazione o la violenza alle donne;
VIEW AWARD GAME dedicato ai videogiochi
ITALIANMIX per opere dedicate all’Italia, ai suoi simboli e alle sue eccellenze;
VIEW DOCUMENTARY AWARD dedicato ai documentari.

#VIEWconference #cookednews #Brainstorming #startups #AcademyAwards #VFX

Un wikipediano in residenza al Mart

#MART #ROVERETO #cookednews

Il Mart, Museo di arte moderna e contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto istituisce una residenza aperta non solo ad artisti, ma anche ai professionisti emergenti che applicano vecchie e nuove tecnologie alla cultura. Periodi di sei mesi, retribuiti, per sperimentare, mettersi alla prova, proporre nuove soluzioni a vecchi problemi e coinvolgere visitatori e residenti in modo attivo nella programmazione delle diverse attività che si svolgono al Museo.

La prima residenza, prevista tra maggio e ottobre 2014, è per un wikipediano. Le successive saranno comunicate nei prossimi mesi. Aderendo al Progetto GLAM di Wikipedia, il Mart ospiterà un wikipediano, selezionato direttamente da Wikimedia Italia, la corrispondente italiana ufficiale di Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.

Al Mart il wikipediano lavorerà fianco a fianco con i curatori, gli archivisti, i bibliotecari e i comunicatori di un museo d’arte. Il suo lavoro consisterà nel portare su Wikipedia i contenuti di qualità sviluppati dal Museo, per rendere liberamente accessibili a un pubblico molto vasto un patrimonio di dati su argomenti come le avanguardie futuriste, le ricerche verbovisuali, la poesia sonora o gli archivi di architettura; sugli artisti trentini dell’ADAC; su autori italiani e internazionali di cui il Museo conserva opere d’arte, materiale archivistico e librario. La residenza sarà anche l’occasione per immettere in rete, eventualmente modificandone lo status giuridico in base alle esigenze del Museo, materiale iconografico e documentario di interesse per le comunità di studiosi e per il grande pubblico.
Infine, la residenza darà l’occasione al wikipediano di acquisire nuove conoscenze professionali e di confrontarsi con gli standard e le pratiche museali.

Come candidarsi
Per candidarsi basta inviare entro domenica 13 aprile 2014 il proprio curriculum vitæ in formato PDF e una lettera di accompagnamento all’indirizzo wir@wikimedia.it indicando nell’oggetto ‘Candidatura WIKIPEDIANO IN RESIDENZA – MART’.

La call è aperta a candidati di ogni nazionalità, età e genere.

Il testo completo della call è disponibile al link:
http://bit.ly/wikipedianoalmart
also available in English at:
http://bit.ly/wikipedianatmart

#Mart  #Rovereto #cookednews #wikimedia #Wiki #rovereto

De La Soul talks free downloads, new music at Sxsw

Damon Albarn, right, is joined by #DeLaSoul’s Vincent Mason while performing during the SXSW Music Festival Friday March 14, 2014, in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Jack Plunkett/Invision/AP) #cookednews

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Get ready for a lot of new De La Soul music.

Dave Jolicouer, a member of the classic hip-hop group, says a new mixtape will be issued in the next week or so and the trio is working on two full albums they hope to release later this year.

A little more than a month ago, De La Soul gave away its entire catalog for free on Valentine’s Day, and the result showed the trio there’s plenty of love still out there 25 years after issuing the landmark release ‘3 Feet High and Rising.’

‘It motivated us even more,’ Jolicoeur said before a surprise South By Southwest appearance with Damon Albarn on Friday night. ‘We’re already in the process of recording two albums, but actually it made us feel like we really, really need to get this done. People are still fans, still really love the music and let’s do it for them.’

The response to the group offering seven full-album downloads online went beyond modest expectations — demand was so heavy that it temporarily overwhelmed the servers and the hip-hop group had to ask fans to be patient.

The numbers were ‘insane, I’m afraid to say it,’ Jolicouer said. ‘I’m not really allowed to, but I’ll say I was expecting it to be somewhere between 15,000 and 25,000 people. Man, you can multiply that by whatever number you can throw in the air, so it was ridiculous.’

He said the move was not a marketing campaign, but a gift to fans, who only had to provide an email address. The group’s music is difficult to find for a number of reasons, including tangled sample and ownership issues and now-shuttered labels.

‘I thought it was really cool,’ Jolicoeur said. ‘We had an opportunity to speak to our attorneys, and, you know, in hindsight it was maybe not the smartest thing to do. But in the midst of it, a lot of people think, ‘Great campaign, great promotion, great publicity stunt,’ but it really wasn’t. …

‘It was just, ‘What can we do for Valentine’s Day? Yo, we can give away our catalog. Yeah, why not?’

Of the new two albums the group is working on, he said one will be sample-based and one will be recorded with a live band, Los Angeles’ Rhythm Roots Allstars. The mixtape will include some new songs as well as some reworked material.

‘But in a De La fashion, it’s just not a mixtape with 11 songs,’ Jolicoeur said. ‘There are skits and things. It’s cool. That’s coming out in about a week, and hopefully God willing more De La music.

‘That’s all we do. There won’t be any movies. There won’t be any fashion lines, nothing like that. Just music.’

#3FeetHighandRising #CookedNews #hiphop #legend #hiphop#CookedNews

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