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Mia Voss32,951It's a New Year! Let's jumpstart it with a Weekend Edition of @109324423871490315778 Power Chat.  Check out this amazing lineup of panel guests who will fill us in on what they think is the latest & greatest for 2015: @115620878851836664537 - Author, Speaker, Analyst. _I travel a lot. I surf the web even more. Over the last four years I've spent time in fifteen countries and three continents making airports and hotel rooms more of a constant, for me, than home. I also spend more hours, each day, online than most people would consider to be healthy. The one stability in all this is Google+ where I can be found, time allowing, on most days. It has become my anchor._ _In my posts, interviews and podcasts I add pieces to the puzzle. I explain how each one fits in a bigger picture. How that bigger picture then makes sense. Sensemaking changes everything._ _Before I got here, I used to be a corporate rat who used to be a journalist, before I jumped ship into full-time writing, speaking and blogging._ @115137076899523837053 - One of my favorite teenagers & aspiring DIY host. I rely on Kiragan to help me keep up with the cool kids!   Kiragan is an eighth grader and an aspiring You Tuber.  You can find her watching a season a day of Netflix when she is not playing basketball four days a week.  In the future she hopes to own her own business because she loves people and being her own boss. Her Instagram is the bomb.com and you should follow her!  http://instagram.com/kiragan_07 https://twitter.com/kiragan_07 YouTube: Kiragan Mercer @103158283130494425954: Rachel is pursuing concurrent Master's degrees in urban planning and information science at the University of Michigan, with the aspiration to design human-computer interactions at the urban scale. Specifically, Rachel is interested in designing how people will interact with emerging technologies -- such as drones, autonomous cars, and pervasive computing -- within the city, with an eye towards making sure these technologies promote positive human interactions and greater community engagement. She has previously worked at the Brookings Institution and the World Resources Institute, and holds BAs in English and environmental humanities from Stony Brook University.  @106628164966864339997 - @112784356967153325101 Zack Jones is a college dropout entrepreneur that is shooting to change the way we define housing. When he decided to quit his academic career and his day job to pursue a new path as a business owner, he had no idea where his tiny idea was going to take him. Fast forward three years to now and Zack has brought his idea off the napkin and into the most demanding phase of a new business, the startup. Aside from being obsessed with tiny houses, Zack is passionate about creating learning pathways that are uniquely tailored to each individual persons needs and excited to chat about how starting tiny is a promising first step to something so much larger! Twitter-@projectwosho Twitter personal -@Trending in 2015 - The Mia Connect Power Chat2015-01-04 18:00:00163  
The Codebreakers264@117270149460674807194 tackle the latest incarnation(s) of  the *_Princess Paradigm_* this *Wednesday, Dec. 10th at 10a Mountain / 9a Pacific / 12p Eastern.*  As with many Disney films, Frozen is the story of princesses who live in a world dramatically different from ours. They face hard times, but survive them with pluck and good humor....and the inevitably perfect hair ;-) The emblematic song _"Let It Go"_ has gotten close to a cumulative _1 billion_ YouTube views (over several versions) and let's not even mention the multitude of merchandise that is coming out "just in time for the holidays." *Clearly, there's something here that resonates with tons of people.* _But what is it?_ Does our desire for happily ever after, rainbows and unicorns, and pretty pink castles help things go viral? Is this because women are making most of the buying decisions, or because today's parents have a hard time saying "no" in general? Is it harmless and fun, or has the fight for equality between the sexes been undermined by this tradition? *Join us as we discuss the Princess Paradigm and what makes it a viral force to reckon with in our culture.* Mobile:  YouTube:  Google+:  Meet the #CodeBreakers : (In alphabetical order)   @102000982871890720967  Super Power -> Communication @113426828273677356184   Super Powers-> Strategist, Visibility Control, Protector of Lawns @110414588049062912447  Super Power -> Humor, Wordsmith   @112697555988864915254  Super Power -> Engagement, Funnies and Gamification  @101146817884405744944  Super Power -> Psychology and Psychometrics  @116135963476096063106     Super Power -> Philosophical and Sociological Analysis  @104641199698156385999  Super Power -> Engagement, Creativity, and Misspelling  G+: http://goo.gl/G6Nrj5  @113690073826160821557  Super Power -> Data Analysis  @104683923092143784953  Super-Powers -> Perception, Vision-creation +*Michael Sutton* Super Power -> Entrepreneurship   @114630301405242981651  Super Power -> Rule-breaking!  @104267556228949747305  Super Power -> The Number Whisperer #PandemicCode  Are we "Frozen" in the Princess Paradigm?2014-12-10 18:00:0033  
martin shervington1,047,393You know I spend most of my time on Google+, right? Well, increasingly I've been valuing the role of using Twitter alongside - the cross platform connections make a huge difference to building relationships. So, I thought you all may like to dig a little deeper and there is no one better to ask in than @108947920975167979671 on this one as he is just bringing out a new edition to his book. He has a solid business view of social as well. So, hope to see you on Wednesday; and we will be taking questions so please ask away! About the book: The book was initially created to solve a problem. The most common question am I asked is, "Can you help me understand Twitter?"  That is just not something that can be addressed over a cup of coffee! So I wrote this book, first to help my students, but it caught on has loyal fans all around the world.  The Tao of Twitter teaches you the practical MINDSET for success, not just a bunch of theoretical or technical suggestions. If you follow the strategy in the book, I know it can work for you because I have seen it impact hundreds of lives. The Tao of Twitter is beyond a book. It's a movement. Welcome to a global community that is unleashing the power of this amazing communication platform to connect to the world and drive new business benefits in wonderful and unexpected ways! The Tao of Twitter! (And the Te of Google+ :D)2014-07-30 18:00:0092  
SEOWiSE950*Framing and Agenda Setting: Defining how we see the world* This is an episode of _The Paradigm Shift_ you won't want to miss. _Why?_ Because framing defines the way we see our world. It defines the way we further communicate and the way we do business. *Note: If you decide to share this or comment in other platforms...* Please use the hashtag #Paradigmshiftweb . That way we can track it (paradigm shift alone has been used way too much for us to keep track). *Agenda setting and framing* I will explain how the two are inextricably intertwined and really why they are so crucial to understanding the rest of communication. Though generally spoken of in terms of political communication and the news, it needs to be understood that we cannot communicate without framing and agenda setting. *In terms of business* I'm sure you can already see how this is applicable to doing business today, but @115620878851836664537 will take it one step further and explain how framing and semantics are intertwined, and how _that_ changes the way we do business. If we better understand the frames in which we live and the frames in which others view the world, can we be more successful in the digital age? Further, are we less likely to get stuck in our own agenda or worse, an agenda set by others? Tune in Thursday July 17th for what I think will be an incredible discussion! *Warning:* I have already been asked to extend this particular episode so David and I agreed that this conversation may go for 45 minutes rather than the originally planned half hour. *Start loading in your thoughts and questions now!* Thank you @115091224082668507135 for the awesome graphics!Framing: Whose Semantic Frame Are You Living In?2014-07-17 18:00:0060  
James Dearsley5,317Welcome to our third *Midweek Marketing Mix* HOA. A new show with only the best guests and the most up to date news about the digital marketing world. Do Join me (@111872150536766030421 ) @110133760398936676625 @109318708543001449162 @100968476447404156498  @115796122949377379165   and special guest @115620878851836664537   for a quick fire update on all that is new. Our Aim: To discuss only what is new and exciting in the key areas of marketing; an education and overview for both viewers and filmstrip guests    Format: These will run every two weeks and there will be 5 segments, each 10 minutes long. These segments will include a segment on each of these areas: 1/ Google+ 2/ Other Social Platforms 3/ SEO/Content Marketing 4/ Video Marketing and Hangouts 5/ Special Guest slot – book launch, influential website owner or influencer There will be 10 minutes to top and tail it which hopefully leaves some time for some extra questions should this be required. #MarketingMix  The Midweek Marketing Mix2014-07-16 18:00:00149  
Eric Enge21,518It can be a thin line that separates success from failure in the world of content marketing.  Join @111294201325870406922 @107022061436866576067 and I as we take this hot topic head on. The show will air at 3 PM EDT (Boston time) on Thursday July 10th.  Say YES to the event invite to get access to the video for live or later viewing.  I will also share the YouTube link here later for mobile viewers. Please spread the message far and wide by inviting others or re-sharing the event.  Thanks for your help!Content Marketing: Separating Success From Failure2014-07-10 21:00:00261  
GDG Yaoundé174An extension of Google I/O in YaoundeGoogle I/O Extended Yaounde2014-06-25 15:00:00105  
SEOWiSE950*The Paradigm Shift* _The Business of Communicating in a Semantic Web_ *New:* We're trying to track activity so if you share this event anywhere else please add #paradigmshift ! I am thrilled to announce my newest show with @115620878851836664537. Through our interactions on his brilliant @110793088683846123648, David and I have developed clear connections between communication concepts I regularly use in Communication Studies and the new Semantic Web that businesses are learning to function in. *The show break down* _In a half hour David and I will..._ I will briefly explain a communication concept. For our first show we are starting really basic. *I will explain the two-step flow of communication:* Its history, the basic model and components within that model, and how we generally study it within communication. David will then take the concept of the two-step flow of communication and apply it to his expertise: Business today. *David will explain how the two-step flow of communication functions within the semantic web and why its important for businesses to consider.* Finally, we will address any questions that you all raise for us, so bring your thinking caps! A big thank you to @115091224082668507135 for the banner!The Paradigm Shift - The Business of Communicating in a Semantic Web2014-06-19 18:00:0088  
James Dearsley5,317Welcome to the first ever Mid Week Marketing Mix. A new show with only the best guests and the most up to date news about the digital marketing world.  Do Join me (@111872150536766030421) @114918475211209783081 @115620878851836664537 @106798584077861448949 @108210288375340023376 and special guest Lior Degani for a quick fire update on all that is new *Our Aim:* To discuss only what is new and exciting in the key areas of marketing; an education and overview for both viewers and filmstrip guests    *Format:*  These will run every two weeks and there will be 5 segments, each 10 minutes long. These segments will include a segment on each of these areas:  1/ Google+ 2/ Other Social Platforms 3/ SEO/Content Marketing 4/ Video Marketing and Hangouts 5/ Special Guest slot – book launch, influential website owner or influencer There will be 10 minutes to top and tail it which hopefully leaves some time for some extra questions should this be required.  #MarketingMix  The Mid Week Marketing Mix2014-06-18 18:00:00159  
NOD3x10,135NOD3x is a social network analysis and data mining tool, free to members of the Google+ community. Today we're launching version 3.0 of our tool, with a completely redesigned and optimized dashboard interface! For more information, we welcome you to join our Google+ community http://ndx.io/NOD3x-HelpNOD3x Version 3.0 Launch!2014-06-13 17:00:0048  
Social Media Today144,687Social media network marketing without some kind of analytics in place makes about as much sense as trying to eat plastic fruit. It may look good, but it isn't going to satisfy your needs.  For this month's #SMTPowerTalk , we have some super guests lined up for you: @100034828195835575273, owner and founder of NOD3x.com, and @113426828273677356184, marketing consultant extraordinaire and all-around internet man (for a precise definition of that term, you really need to catch the HOA).  If you want to get the most out of your social media network marketing efforts, this is a Hangout On Air you simply can't miss.Social Media Analytics2014-06-11 18:00:00131  
martin shervington1,047,393*"Let's get visual on Google+" with Guy Kawasaki and Peg Fitzpatrick!* A exploration of which images seem to fly on here, what design principles can we apply when creating content, and what did we learn from using canva.com to create our content. Thank you to @104858643838035519891 and @112374836634096795698 for agreeing to be a part of it. And a BIG thank you, as always, to all the community members who are a part of the sharing on Tuesday 6th May."Let's get visual on Google+" with Guy Kawasaki and Peg Fitzpatrick!2014-05-07 19:00:00266  
Electronic Frontier Foundation2,181,876We're live on Google Hangouts! Watch the digital teach-in here: http://youtu.be/yb1sYK8aGGI Submit questions via Twitter using the hashtag #404Day   On April 4th, EFF is partnering with the Center for Civic Media at MIT and the National Coalition Against Censorship to bring attention to the long-standing problem of Internet censorship in public libraries and schools for 404 Day. Join us on Friday, April 4th from 12pm-1pm PST for a digital teach-in with some of the top researchers and librarians working to analyze and push back against the use of Internet filters on library computers. Mark your calendars, and check back soon for more information about how you can tune-in. Speakers: Deborah Caldwell-Stone, Deputy Director of the American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom. Chris Peterson, a research affiliate at the Center for Civic Media at the MIT Media Lab. Sarah Houghton, Director for the San Rafael Public Library in Northern California. Moderator: April Glaser, activist at the Electronic Frontier Foundation We also invite librarians and concerned bloggers across the country to blog about Internet filtering in libraries on 404 Day to raise awareness and share stories of free speech infringing censorship in schools and libraries. Want to blog about it? Write an email to april@eff.org to let us know. About Children's Internet Protection Act & Censorship in Libraries Over 10 years ago, Congress passed the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA), a bill that brought new levels of Internet censorship to libraries across the country. The law is supposed to encourage public libraries and schools to filter child pornography and obscene or “harmful to minors” images from the library’s Internet connection in exchange for continued federal funding. Unfortunately, aggressive interpretations of this law have resulted in extensive and unnecessary censorship in our cherished public libraries, often because libraries go beyond the legal requirements of CIPA when implementing content filters. As a result, students and library patrons across the country are routinely and unnecessarily blocked from accessing constitutionally protected websites.404 Day: A Day of Action Against Censorship in Libraries2014-04-04 21:00:0067  
Charlotte Pierce4,063*In Your Face: Another Look at Public Art* This  "DayTripper Drop-In" will focus on art in public places, on community initiatives, and on public art policy. We'll continue the informal discussion we began on Nov. 21 with artist and public art advocate/activist @101244778323520481481 of Arlington, Massachusetts. Guest panelists include @105357247058044187593, architect and urban designer in Seattle, WA; concept visualizer @112417608311941111831, @107700027720351417295  change coach and art researcher; and  @115294951799237099499 and +Erin Storey, two non-artists who are facilitating the @112149607786463640776 urban art project in Indianapolis/ Foundation East links: artfunddream@gmail.com http://goo.gl/Pyfioy http://goo.gl/tlj6Kl http://goo.gl/55oeLc www.facebook.com/FE1159 #art   #publicart   #daytripping   #screenfree   #sculpturepark   #stormkingartcenter   #openaccess #heidelbergproject #seattleartist #artpolitique #foundationeast  IN YOUR FACE: A Look at Public Art2014-02-13 22:00:007  
Charlotte Pierce4,063*_ PLEASE NOTE: We've set up a Hangout On Air event for this discussion - please use this link: https://plus.google.com/events/c78fokuiirm5bv2fr7sq6mtannc _* *In Your Face: Another Look at Public Art* This second "DayTripper Drop-In" will focus on art in public places, on community initiatives, and on public art policy. We'll continue the informal discussion we began on Nov. 21. Invited panelists include +Adria Arch, artist and public art advocate (activist?) based in Arlington, Massachusetts; +Lesley Bain,  architect and urban designer in Seattle, WA; concept visualizer +Amanda Lyons; and +Susanne Ramharter change coach and art researcher; and Vishant Shah of Foundation East, an Indianapolis public art movement. Foundation East article links: artfunddream@gmail.com http://goo.gl/Pyfioy http://goo.gl/tlj6Kl http://goo.gl/55oeLc www.facebook.com/FE1159 If you have expertise in this area and would like to join the panel, please send a private message by Feb. 1. #art   #publicart   #daytripping   #screenfree   #sculpturepark   #stormkingartcenter   #openaccess #heidelbergproject #seattleartist #artpolitique    DayTripper Drop-In: PUBLIC ART2014-02-13 22:00:006  
First Friday Art Walk662,917The November First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, November 1, 2013. It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate.  -- How it works: To participate, please join our community, Google+ First Friday Art Walk: https://plus.google.com/communities/117542371460000181203 Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, to the Community and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk.  Of course, you are also welcome to use the hashtag on your own profile. The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media. Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the   #FirstFridayArtWalk  hashtag as well, both to the Community and to your own circles. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream.  Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :)November First Friday Art Walk2013-11-01 15:00:0046  
Google+9,877,364The Google+ team will be sharing a few updates. RSVP to this event to watch the broadcast live.A Morning with Google+2013-10-29 17:30:0033910  
First Friday Art Walk662,917The October First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, October 4, 2013. It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate.  -- How it works: To participate, please join our community, Google+ First Friday Art Walk: https://plus.google.com/communities/117542371460000181203 Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, to the Community and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk.  Of course, you are also welcome to use the hashtag on your own profile. The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media. Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the   #FirstFridayArtWalk  hashtag as well, both to the Community and to your own circles. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream.  Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :)October First Friday Art Walk2013-10-04 11:00:0071  
Electronic Frontier Foundation2,181,876We invite you to join us for a live Google Hangout on Tuesday October 1st at 2 PM Pacific / 5 PM Eastern to learn more about the TPP's copyright provisions and their impact on users, their effect on U.S. copyright law, and how we can work together to protect our access to knowledge, digital rights, and internet freedom. There will also be time for Q & A. Even though we successfully killed SOPA and ACTA, special interests groups continue to pour millions of lobbying dollars to push policies that would further restrict our rights to knowledge. Unable to pass such measures through our legislative process, they’re using secretive, non-democratic tactics to fold harsher copyright restrictions and enforcement measures into a larger trade agreement. The latest and biggest threat on this front is the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a multinational trade agreement being negotiated between the United States and 11 other Asia-Pacific countries. Speakers: * Lori Wallach: Director of Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch * Krista Cox, Staff attorney at Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) * Maira Sutton, Global Policy Analyst at EFF * Parker Higgins, Activist at EFFTPP, Copyright, and Users' Rights: Google Hangout with EFF, KEI, and Public Citizen2013-10-01 23:00:00105  
Simon Mainwaring1,767,622Join us live to discuss the best ways to engage and activate both your internal and external stakeholders around your CSR initiatives in a crowded, digital, consumer-driven world where your social impact and reputation will ultimately define your success. Submit your questions below or by tagging them with #CSRMadness Simon Mainwaring, CEO of We First and New York Times bestselling author, will lay out why a new breed of purpose-driven social brands will lead the future. We First provides strategic consulting and training in storytelling and community building to brands like Coca-Cola, 3M, Livestrong and the X Prize Foundation. http://wefirstbranding.com/we-first-vision Joe Sibilia, CEO of CSRwire, will share the innovative techniques and strategies the most successful corporations are using to engage both consumers and their internal stakeholders around their social impact initatives. CSRwire is a digital media platform and the leading global source of CSR & sustainability news that has paved the way for new standards of corporate citizenship, earning the international respect of thought leaders, business leaders, academics, philanthropists, activists and the media community. www.CSRwire.com Jason Burns, CEO of Profits4Purpose, will share the emerging strategies top companies are using to not only connect their employees to social impact opportunities, but also track and measure all their initiatives to create a solid business case for CSR programs. Profits4Purpose provides web-based tools that streamline the administrative and reporting aspects of CSR programs to empower companies to effectively engage their employees in achieving a positive impact in the community like never before. https://www.profits4purpose.comMastering the Methods, Metrics, and Madness of CSR: With leaders from CSRwire, Profits4Purpose, and We First2013-09-10 19:30:00145  
Art Battles4,048,679+chauvain fred (August ArtBattles Hangout winner) hails from Paris and will defend his crown against +Michael Pukac, LA resident and victor in Paris on the ArtBattles 2011 Euro Tour. Do not miss this Hangout featuring two titans of the live painting world! Tune in for giveaways during the battle and VOTE for your chance to win artwork from our friends at +CanvasPop! *We will share the YouTube link at 2pm ET on Friday, September 6th*ArtBattles Google+ Hangout: Fred Chauvain vs. Michael Pukac2013-09-06 20:00:00135  
First Friday Art Walk662,917It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate.  The September First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, September 6, 2013. -- How it works: To participate, please join our community, Google+ First Friday Art Walk: https://plus.google.com/communities/117542371460000181203 Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, to the Community and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk.  Of course, you are also welcome to use the hashtag on your own profile. The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media. Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the   #FirstFridayArtWalk  hashtag as well, both to the Community and to your own circles. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream.  Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :)September First Friday Art walk2013-09-06 15:00:0090  
First Friday Art Walk662,917It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate.  The September First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, September 6, 2013. -- How it works: To participate, please join our community, Google+ First Friday Art Walk: https://plus.google.com/communities/117542371460000181203 Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, to the Community and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk.  Of course, you are also welcome to use the hashtag on your own profile. The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media. Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the   #FirstFridayArtWalk  hashtag as well, both to the Community and to your own circles. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream.  Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :)September First Friday Art walk2013-09-06 15:00:0038  
Appliantology11In August 23, 2013, fire to destroy Earth: (updated to reflected 13 days difference in the Russian Calendar. It would be the greatest carnage ever recorded in history. World would end on 23 August 2013 when a fire shall devour all living things, then, the planet would face a graving silence “, the American researcher translated. “It’s hard to believe that these events will occur, but worrying is the fact that most things predicted by Rasputin came true so far”, David W. Norvalk noted. The End of the World2013-09-04 02:00:00170  
ARTISTS IN THE PLUS1,947,596+Artists In The Plus brings you "In The Spotlight!" with more music, less talk, and a private backstage hangout party every show! Watch the 30 minute broadcast with +Anitra Jay! Then join us for chat, and more songs, in the After Party. Singer/Songwriter, Poet, Entertainer - New Orleans native,  +Anitra Jay  grew up surrounded by the sounds of jazz, blues, and R&B. Gospel was also influential in her life and when she was a young girl she joined the church choir. “When everyone swayed from side to side, I made my own beat and bumped into everyone around me, including my Mom,” she says. Needless to say, she learned how to keep a rhythm. Now a self-taught singer/songwriter, +Anitra Jay draws inspiration from a range of artists from Michael Jackson, Bill Withers, and Donnie Hathaway to India Arie, Jill Scott, and Laura Izibor. Her music is a sweet down-to-earth blend of soul and poetry with modern sensibilities. She effortlessly combines soul-catching melodies with tales of real life experiences as she delivers a unique mix of prose, song and improvisation that leaves her audience with an experience they won’t easily forget. +Anitra Jay is the founder of the Charlotte Singer/Songwriters & Poets Circle - a networking and gigging resource group for local and regional artists."In The Spotlight!" Anitra Jay2013-08-30 03:00:0057  
Camfed641,336Join our special guests for a live Hangout on Air hosted by Camfed to discuss why girls' education matters, and to learn more about Camfed's work in the field and what you can do to help. Our guests include: - Faith Nkala is Deputy Executive Director and Head of Impact for Camfed Zimbabwe. Faith is proud to have grown from being a beneficiary of Camfed’s programs to a leader and role model. Faith Nkala knows the enormous hurdles that girls from poor rural families face; her life bears testimony to the transformative power of education. She has previously spoken on high profile platforms including a plenary session at the Skoll World Forum in Oxford. - Brooke Hutchinson joined Camfed International in July 2004, and went on to establish Camfed USA's office in San Francisco in 2006. Brooke has represented Camfed at national and international-level forums including the Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship, Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Summit, and the Clinton Global Initiative. She works closely with Camfed’s team internationally to manage relationships with corporate, individual and foundation donors, and leads Camfed’s pro bono relationships with US firms specializing in law, communications and technology. Prior to joining Camfed in 2004, Brooke studied in Kenya, and conducted field research in The Gambia with the UK Medical Research Council. Brooke holds a BA in Anthropology and Biology from the University of Colorado and an MPhil in Biological Anthropology from the University of Cambridge - Ross Kauffman is the director, producer, cinematographer and co-editor of BORN INTO BROTHELS, winner of the 2005 Academy Award for Best Documentary. Other projects include award-winning feature documentary In A Dream (Executive Producer) and Academy Award nominated Postergirl (Consulting Producer). In 2001, Kauffman formed Red Light Films, a New York based production company specializing in narrative and documentary films. Currently, he is working on a variety of projects including; E-TEAM, a documentary feature about three intrepid human rights workers for which he was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts grant; WAIT FOR ME, a short documentary chronicling the story of a mother’s spiritual and emotional search for her son who went missing twenty-three years ago; and BOY BOY GIRL GIRL; a comedic narrative feature film about a gay couple trying to adopt a newborn baby from a drug-addicted pregnant woman and her abusive girlfriend. - Jenny Perlman Robinson is a nonresident fellow with the Center for Universal Education at the Brookings Institution, where her work focuses on promoting access to quality education for children and young people in developing countries. Previously, Jenny managed the Women’s Refugee Commission’s work on education and youth. Prior to joining the Women’s Refugee Commission in 2003, Jenny worked on issues of women’s empowerment, human rights and development with other non-governmental organizations, the United Nations anA Hangout On Air on Girls' Education hosted by Camfed2013-08-26 18:00:00176  
Susanne Ramharter82,543Am Freitag, dem 16.8. kommt +Michael Lee Johnson nach Wien. Michael unternimmt soeben dabei wildes (wahnsinniges?) Experiment : er reist von England nach Indien, nur mit Hilfe der Google+ Community.  (Details in seinen Posts) Er handelt sich von Stadt zu Stadt, wird von einzelnen empfangen, beherbergt und dann bis Indien zur nächsten Station 'weitergereicht'.  Von Indien will er nach Peking fliegen, und von dort _zu Fuß_ zurück gehen. Es ist ein irrwitziges Unterfangen, doch ist er nun schon seit einigen Wochen unterwegs und hat shon viele Europäische Google+ Nutzer kennengelernt. Falls Ihr also Zeit, Lust, Interesse habt, würde ich mich gerne mit ihm und Euch zu einem Glas Wein (oder Essen) am Freitag treffen, und ihm zeigen, dass auch Österreicher freundlich und offen sind. Ort steht noch nicht fest, Vorschläge sich willkommen, auch ein Treffen unter Tag ist natürlich möglich. Vielleicht sogar ein kurzer besuch bei +Google Austria ? Am Samstag fährt er weiter nach Budapest, solltet Ihr dort Kontakte haben, die an so einem Social-Network-Experiment Interesse haben, bitte um Info in den Kommentaren.Wiener Google+ Teffen mit Michael Lee Johnson2013-08-16 19:00:004  
Yifat Cohen74,986*What can a stripper teach you about business confidence and sales?* Originally from Minneapolis, +Erika Lyremark spent nearly a decade “on the pole” in Seattle while earning degrees in Apparel Design and Women Studies, before moving back to her home state to build a multi-million dollar commercial real estate company with her father and start The Daily  Whip. Join us for an Unscripted conversation with Erika and find out *Why the Things You’re Afraid to Share Could Be Integral Parts of Your Brand* and more. ------------- #hangoutsonair   #livehoa   #unscripted   #stripclub   #authorshelpingauthors   #businessadvice   #womeninbusiness  Business Lessons from "the pole".2013-08-08 18:00:0040  
Art Battles4,048,679The first International First Friday Art Walk ArtBattle! +Lexi Bella (New York - Current Champion) vs. +chauvain fred (France - Challenger). We'll be sharing the YouTube link for you to hangout live on Friday, August 2nd. Stay tuned!  Le premier Premier vendredi Art Walk ArtBattle international! +Lexi Bella (New York - Champion actuel) vs +chauvain fred (France - Challenger). Nous allons partager le lien YouTube pour repaire en direct le vendredi 2 Août. Restez à l'écoute!First Friday Art Walk August ArtBattles2013-08-02 17:00:0087  
First Friday Art Walk662,917The August #FirstFridayArtWalk  is here! It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate.  The August First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, August 2, 2013. ------------------------------------------------------ How it works: To participate, please join our community, Google+ First Friday Art Walk: https://plus.google.com/communities/117542371460000181203 Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, to the Community and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk.  Of course, you are also welcome to use the hashtag on your own profile. The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media. Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the   #FirstFridayArtWalk  hashtag as well, both to the Community and to your own circles. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream.  Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :)August First Friday Art Walk2013-08-02 15:00:00130  
Ronnie Bincer104,833*The Semantic web is watching all that you do online. Using HOA (Hangouts on Air) allows you to multiply that effort - for good or for bad.* Many people are starting to talk about WHY Hangouts and Hangouts on Air are important for your business or message. _But there are precious few that can actually help you understand HOW to make them work._ This Live session discusses the Why AND the How of Hangouts on Air (HOA). Join me & @115620878851836664537 in this insightful discussion. _What follows are some questions to ponder before the event:_ *➪ Are first impressions really that important now-a-days?* ➪ How does participating in a HOA help or possibly hurt your online efforts? ➪ What is the difference between online and 'offline' impressions? ➪ How does this all play into Search Results and Authority? ➪ What does the semantic web demand in terms of making a real impact? _Leave some of your thoughts and questions in the comments please. Also, *feel free to invite others* you think would be interested in the content here._ Here is the link for Mobile viewers (YouTube Link) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGPnWvnyOAE The time of the event will auto-translate for your timezone... unless you are on mobile. As a reference the show starts at 2pm ET USA. - - -  #HOAtips   #HOAideas   #GooglePlusTips   #SemanticSearch   #SEOtips   #OnlineMarketingTips   #HangoutsOnAir  The WHY vs. the HOW of Hangouts on Air2013-07-19 20:00:00102  
Think with Google2,427,599Join us *LIVE* this Thursday, from AdMonsters #OPSTV to discuss how some of the industry's largest publishers are making big bets on video to revolutionize their businesses. *Speakers* Rahul Chopra, Vice President & Head of Video, Newscorp Kirk Linden, Vice President, Digital Partnerships & Operations, AMC Aaron Dalin, Head of Publisher Video Sales, Google _The video for the livestream will be posted to the event page._Digital Dialogues: The Video Revolution2013-07-18 19:50:3091  
martin shervington1,047,393'Plus Your Life and Business' communities event. This promises to be a brilliant event with fellow Brit +Marc Winn  He is a smart fellow, successful businessman and super cyborg in the making! We will be discussing his recent trip to the Singularity University in California and discuss the implications for individuals and businesses alike. Look forward to seeing you then! MartinThe Singularity University, interview with Marc Winn!2013-07-17 20:00:0081  
Ronnie Bincer104,833*Recently Google+ Changed some things regarding a Plus One to a Post*. Come watch a Live discussion with at least 3 Google+ Power users as to how this has changed things. Learn from the discussion what you may want to do differently or if nothing has changed for you. *Mobile Viewers can watch via this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mt7wjtzOa60 ...* and those wanting to try out the Questions App can visit this link or click the *"Official site link below"* once it shows. I'll be joined by +Mark Traphagen & +Dustin W. Stout ... there may be more people on the Panel by the time we get going on Tuesday. There will be a LIVE Video just to the left of this text at show time. The Event time will translate to your local time (unless you are on Mobile) Start time reference is 7pm PT/10pm ET USA. _There is a chance we may be using the Questions App {Beta - Field Trial} during the show, if so, we will leave a link to guide you there if you want to see it in action during the show._ *Plus 1's now are truly recommendations*. Many of us used Plus 1's for other things like "Got it" or "I see this" - a form of acknowledgement, or other "social kindness" but with the new normal, some of this is changing. Leave your questions, concerns, etc. in the comments... we'll try to address them in the live show. Remember, shorter comments/questions (that still make sense!) have a better chance at showing up on screen. Here is a post that can help get you started on this topic if you are not sure what we are talking about: http://goo.gl/ojsMc - This one is a follow up that helps explain more of the details: http://goo.gl/nUe2i  - - -  #GooglePlusUpdates   #PlusOne   #GooglePlusTips   #PostingStrategy  To Plus 1 or Not to Plus 1... That is the Question!2013-07-17 04:00:0077  
Reinventors Network816,229Here's a really hard problem that Larry Lessig is not sure how to solve: "Let's assume we've got a fundamentally corrupt government, in the precise sense that the dependence upon "funders" corrupts the intended dependence upon "the people alone," and that too many within that system are too deeply connected to it to push for its change. That means any effective movement for change has got to come from the outside. How would a grassroots movement in the Internet Age create the pressure such a change would require? How would the people who brought the Internet to scale tackle this problem?" Joining Larry in his effort is a veritable who's who of internet know-how, the folks who have built & scaled networks for change: internet pioneer Tim O'Reilly, Change.org Founder Ben Rattray, Moveon.org Executive Director Anna Galland, VC Brad Burnham, Executive Producer of TED Media June Cohen, Bram Cohen, creator of BitTorrent, and Markos Moulitsas, Founder of Daily Kos. Reinvent Money in Politics2013-07-11 20:00:00191  
Art Battles4,048,679+Malcolm Stuart returns to paint live from Los Angeles and for a chance to continue his championship run. We're scouring the artist pool now and will be announcing his competition next week. Be sure to tune in and talk to us during the battle here on Google+ and on the YouTube On Air page. We'll share the YouTube link for the Hangout on Friday, July 5th. Stay tuned! #firstfridayartwalk  First Friday Art Walk July Battle2013-07-05 23:00:00120  
First Friday Art Walk662,917The July #FirstFridayArtWalk  is here! It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate.  *The June First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, July 7, 2013.* ---------------------------------------------------------------- How it works: To participate, please join our community, Google+ First Friday Art Walk: https://plus.google.com/communities/117542371460000181203 Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, to the Community and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk.  Of course, you are also welcome to use the hashtag on your own profile. The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media. Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the   #FirstFridayArtWalk  hashtag as well, both to the Community and to your own circles. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream.  Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :)July First Friday Art Walk2013-07-05 13:00:0047  
Sheila B. DuBois45,473+HEATHER FAY  has graciously agreed to let me  talk to her about how Google Plus  has enriched her life .  She will be singing a couple of Songs. (that is a must) :)    She  is amazing!   July 2 ,2013         It is  3:00 pm pacific. 4:00 pm Mountain. 5:00 pm Central. and 6:00 pm Eastern time.  Feel free to invite your friends.  Those who say they are attending I will add to the invite circle. Invites will start a  half hour early/Interview with Heather Fay2013-07-03 00:00:0051  
Ronnie Bincer104,833*Watch the 11th in the series about Google Plus Communities (GPC)* _Google Plus Community (GPC) *Customer Feedback* focus_ We will do a Live HOA show on how Businesses are using G+ Communities as a healthy place for *Receiving & Interacting with Customer Feedback*. The Featured Guest will be @109883852322088735371 of @114933744509237986069  We'll also discuss the latest developments for GPC and answer questions from your comments. *Feel Free to Share this Event with others to help them get up to speed!* Do you have questions for us about Communities on Google Plus? Ask away in the comments of this Event. The video should show on the left... click the play arrow to watch it. For Mobile viewers click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSSZSzd9Ddo Find all the previous video discussions in this YouTube playlist: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLh2TCfgo3UtvWhn9rV0qox1Vj2KHykLl1 or if you prefer check them out here... To get ready, you can *watch part 1 here:* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIvlKooab-c *watch part 2* here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1PWWSrnzhA  *watch part 3* here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ica-tWpmSnY *watch part 4* here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrQEgBE8Xcg *watch part 5* here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEkKTx0KgIo *watch part 6* here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUwocBZfs3o *watch part 7* here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j86RsqZaw0w *watch part 8* here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUAYbdelgfY *watch part 9* here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZyKKb33ypQ *watch part 10* here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJFvRCaMuE4 *watch part 11* here (this one): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSSZSzd9Ddo Tell your friends, come join in the discussion as we will try to bring in some of the comments from the stream into the live show. *Feel free to share this event and invite others to join in!* - - -  #GPCtips   #GPC   #GooglePlusTips   #OnAirDiscussions   #CommunityTips  #googlepluscommunities   #communities    #community   - - - Google+ Communities - what we know after 7 months; Customer Feedback Focus2013-07-01 21:00:0063  
Michael Muraz27,424On the European Photo Show discover some of Europe's finest photographerss with +Ugo Cei and +Michael Muraz. This next episode of the European Photo Show will be all about the U.K. and Ireland! We will welcome +Steve Gill, +John Taggart, +John Dunne and +Neil McShane  as our guests to talk about their favorite shooting locations. _Join us next Thursday at 8PM CET! Please share the event and invite as many people as possible._European Photo Show #32013-06-13 20:00:00128  
TakePart43,084Seven years ago former Vice President Al Gore released An Inconvenient Truth, kick-starting a global conversation about climate change (available on Google Play: http://goo.gl/ElYcc). The issue is as pressing as ever and Gore and Jeff Skoll, the film's executive producer, want to hear your ideas (http://youtu.be/ih3fEHv4wqA).  Throughout the coming week add your thoughts and questions in the Science on G+ Community (http://goo.gl/39w5t). Gore and Skoll will choose the most insightful participants to join them in a live Hangout on Air on June 11th at 2PM EST - come back then to tune in to the Conversation! Google+ Conversation with Al Gore about Combating Climate Change2013-06-11 20:00:002181  
First Friday Art Walk662,917The June #FirstFridayArtWalk  is here! It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate.  The June First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, June 7, 2013. ---------------------------------------------------------------- How it works: Beginning this month, we are changing the format of #firstfridayartwalk to a community-based event. To participate, please join our new community, Google+ First Friday Art Walk: https://plus.google.com/communities/117542371460000181203 Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, to the Community and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk .  Of course, you are also welcome to use the hashtag on your own profile. The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media. Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the     #FirstFridayArtWalk  hashtag as well, both to the Community and to your own circles. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream.  Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :)June First Friday Art Walk2013-06-07 15:00:00231  
Ronnie Bincer104,833*Watch the 10th in the series about Google Plus Communities (GPC)* _Google Plus Community (GPC) "User Feedback" focus_ We did a review of some of the latest changes (after May 15, 2013) with Communities and will had 2 relatively new users _in the filmstrip_ giving User feedback and asking questions. The normal Panel:  @116024884086268367178 @116049412326685043114 & @108210288375340023376 discuss the latest developments for GPC and answer questions from within and from your comments. *Feel Free to Share this Event with others to help them get up to speed!* Do you have questions for us about Communities on Google Plus? Ask away in the comments of this Event. _Scroll Down for more info..._ Find all the previous discussions in this YouTube playlist: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLh2TCfgo3UtvWhn9rV0qox1Vj2KHykLl1 or if you prefer check them out here... To get ready, you can *watch part 1 here:* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIvlKooab-c *watch part 2* via this link here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1PWWSrnzhA  *watch part 3* via this link here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ica-tWpmSnY *watch part 4* via this link here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrQEgBE8Xcg *watch part 5* via this link here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEkKTx0KgIo *watch part 6* via this link here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUwocBZfs3o *watch part 7* via this link here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j86RsqZaw0w *watch part 8* via this link here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUAYbdelgfY *watch part 9* via this link here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZyKKb33ypQ *watch part 10* via this link here (this one): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJFvRCaMuE4 Tell your friends, come join in the discussion as we will try to bring in some of the comments from the stream into the live show. *Feel free to share this event and invite others to join in!* - - -  #GPCtips   #GPC   #GooglePlusTips   #OnAirDiscussions   #CommunityTips    #googlepluscommunities   #communities    #community   - - - Google+ Communities Overview after 6 months - User Feedback Focus2013-06-05 21:00:0766  
Michael Muraz27,424It's more than time for a second episode of the European Photo Show with +Ugo Cei and +Michael Muraz! Discover some of Europe's finest photographers through their images, but also through their lives, their genres, their city and their best spots. This week we are welcoming +Athena Carey, +Julia Anna Gospodarou, +Michael Diblicek and +Andy Bitterer for a show around Long Exposure Photography. We'll discover each photographer and their long exposure universe and they will share their latest images. Join us next Thursday at 8PM CET! Please share the event and invite as many people as possible.European Photo Show #22013-05-30 20:00:00161  
Yifat Cohen74,986*JUST THINK ABOUT HOW GOOGLE _NOW_ WORKS..* _This Hangout is open to the Public. Feel free to invite your friends._ Put a bit more simply, if your online digital marketing strategy is based upon the creation of content that is keyword stuffed, contained tightly within a website and relying solely upon the usual link spamming to help search engines discover it, *you are setting yourself up to fail.*  *IN THIS HANGOUT* +David Amerland, author of the new book *Google Semantic Search:* _Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Techniques That Get Your Company More Traffic, Increase Brand Impact, and Amplify Your Online Presence_  Will discuss how to: *Boost your site’s rankings* today -- and tomorrow! Take advantage of the *Knowledge Graph, TrustRank, AuthorityRank*, and other search innovations *Improve* the way you execute on content and *social media marketing*. *Take advantage of* specialized Google "search verticals," including Image and Mobile search Learn which social bookmarking services contribute to *Google search ranking*, and how to make the most of them. *Pre order the book here -* http://goo.gl/2gZuN ------- #seo #knowledgegraph #socialmedia #contentmarketing #mobile #googlenow #technology #authorrank #authorship #mobileseo SEO is dead! Long live SEO.2013-05-30 18:00:0065  
Susanne Ramharter82,543Just to prove that even in complacent, conservative Austria, people are actively interested and engagedMarch Against Monsanto Vienna2013-05-25 13:30:004  
Google Art Project11,273,063May 16th at 12pm E.S.T., we will be celebrating *International Museum Day* with the *+Museo Nacional de Arte MUNAL* in Mexico, who will be giving an Art Talk about: “New technologies, new audiences: *does the museum respond to the demands and conditions of the contemporary world?”* Watch the talk here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Zmg5hqtnOY and  *ask your questions on this page and we will ask them to the speakers live!* Don’t miss this Art Talk which will see a panel of speakers from the Museo Nacional de Arte discuss the *challenges and opportunities of the museum within contemporary society*. Can the museum shy away from social engagement in the construction of meaning in today´s world? They will pose questions regarding the traditional ways of approaching art versus new trends in the development of museum public programs. What happens when the person and the museological proposal encounter? *Speakers:* Andrea Valencia, Assistant Curator Ricardo Rubiales, Head of Educational Resources Nina Shor, Online Education Portal Coordinator Andrea Villalba, Head of Communication and Digital Media Jessica Lewinsky, Collections Conservator *About International Museum Day* Google Art Project is joining the celebrations for International Museum Day, which was established by the International Council of Museums (ICOM)  to encourage public awareness of the role of museums in the development of society. Organised around May 18th, International Museum Day gathers museums from all around the world who interpret an issue that concerns all cultural organisations.Art Talk with the Museo Nacional de Arte for International Museum Day2013-05-16 18:00:00847  
Euro Maestro92,681Live hangout on air with Alexis Ohanian - co-founder of RedditSpotlight on Alexis Ohanian with Euro Maestro - Live Show2013-05-15 17:00:0064  
Michael Muraz27,424Here comes the first European Photo Show with +Michael Muraz and +Ugo Cei! Discover some of Europe's finest photographers through their images, but also through their lives, their genres, their city and their best spots. Every two weeks, on Thursday at 8PM CET, tune in to hear what's happening on Google+ and everywhere in Europe. Find out about all the events, the photowalks and everything around the European Photo theme. For this first Episode, we are glad to welcome four guests: +helen sotiriadis, +Andy Gray, +Luca Cesari and +Charles Lupica. We'll be talking about European Photo and about these 4 great photographers' work and life. Join us on Thursday at 8PM CET! Please share the event and invite as many people as possible.European Photo Show #12013-05-09 20:00:00194  
First Friday Art Walk662,917The May #FirstFridayArtWalk  is here! It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate.  The May First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, May 3, 2013.  San Francisco (PDT): From 6 a.m. Friday, May 3 to 12 a.m. Saturday, May 4. New York (EDT): From 9 a.m. May 5 to 3 a.m. Saturday, May 4. Paris (CET): From 2 p.m. Friday,  May 5 to 9 a.m. Saturday, May 4. See starting and end times for your local time zone here: http://mytimeconverter.com/  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- *How it works:* Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk . The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media. Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the  #FirstFridayArtWalk  hashtag as well. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream. The hashtag will be supported by Google efforts, so don't miss this opportunity to find new art lovers and artists and attract them here. Also, please use this opportunity to tell us more about your work, or about your favorite artists here on G+ and what fascinates you in their work. This is a unique opportunity to flood Google+ with art and beauty! Also, please circle @103038056099487506311   so that we will be able to reshare the work that you have hashtagged   #FirstFridayArtWalk , from the page. Please note that this time the page will be re-sharing work selectively, so the hashtag is the way to see everything, and the page is the way to see just our selection. Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :) Creatively,  @104672614700283598130 and @107923530149758134024 May G+ First Friday Art Walk2013-05-03 15:00:00264  
Ronnie Bincer104,833*Watch the 9th in the series about Google Plus Communities (GPC)* _Google Plus Community (GPC) "Managing LARGE Communities" focus_ Special Guest: @115980322864066690488 - owner/moderator of a *Large & Active* Public GPC on Google Plus (41k+ members inside *Google+ Updates* http://goo.gl/RPt17 ). Listen and watch as Clayton, @116024884086268367178 @116049412326685043114 & @108210288375340023376 discuss the latest developments for GPC and what goes on behind the scenes when building & managing a large Public Community. If you are on mobile you can watch here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZyKKb33ypQ *Feel Free to Share this Event with others to help them get up to speed!* Learn about what to do when your GPC grows and becomes a bigger part of your day. Learn how to best take advantage of Large GPCs. *_Scroll Down for more info..._* Find all the previous discussions in this YouTube playlist: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLh2TCfgo3UtvWhn9rV0qox1Vj2KHykLl1 or if you prefer check them out here... To get ready, you can *watch part 1 here:* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIvlKooab-c *watch part 2* via this link here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1PWWSrnzhA  *watch part 3* via this link here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ica-tWpmSnY *watch part 4* via this link here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrQEgBE8Xcg *watch part 5* via this link here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEkKTx0KgIo *watch part 6* via this link here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUwocBZfs3o *watch part 7* via this link here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j86RsqZaw0w *watch part 8* via this link here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUAYbdelgfY *watch part 9* via this link here (this one): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZyKKb33ypQ Tell your friends, come join in the discussion as we will try to bring in some of the comments from the stream into the live show. *Feel free to share this event and invite others to join in!* - - -  #communitytips  #googlepluscommunities   #communities   #onairdiscussions   #community #GPC #GPCtips #GooglePlusTips  - - - Google+ Communities Overview after 5 months - Large Community Focus2013-05-02 21:00:0082  
Google Art Project11,273,063In honor of *World Art Day* on Monday, April 15, at 1:00 pm EST, *learn about multimedia in the arts from an expert at The Metropolitan Museum of Art*. In this new #ArtTalks episode, guest speaker *Christopher Noey*, General Manager of Media Production, Senior Producer, will discuss the Museum’s yearlong *web series 82nd & Fifth* (http://goo.gl/jVKG9) along with other multimedia projects from the Met, such as Connections (http://goo.gl/W0fqf). As director of the series, Chris’ talk will focus on the making of 82nd & Fifth and the importance of multimedia in the arts. Write your questions on this event page and we will ask them during the hangout.World Art Day - Art Talk with The Metropolitan Museum of Art2013-04-15 19:00:00787  
Ronnie Bincer104,833*Watch the 8th in the series about Google Plus Communities (GPC)* _Google Plus Community (GPC) Public with "Permission to Enter" focus_ Special Guest: @113055030863291439319 - owner/moderator of a *Large & Active* Public Permission Only GPC for Food Bloggers on Google Plus. Listen and watch as Chef Dennis, @116024884086268367178 @116049412326685043114 @108210288375340023376 discuss the latest developments for GPC and what happens when you have a "Permission Only" Public Community. *Feel Free to Share this Event with others to help them get up to speed!* What is the strategy you may want to use when creating a GPC? What are the pros and cons of an "invite only" or "Permission" based GPC? The video up top is the Live recording of Episode 8* *_Scroll Down for more info..._* The next episode is scheduled for the same time on May 1, 2013... watch the stream for info... Managing LARGE GPC on Google Plus. Find all the previous discussions in this YouTube playlist: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLh2TCfgo3UtvWhn9rV0qox1Vj2KHykLl1 or if you prefer check them out here... To get ready, you can *watch part 1 here:* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIvlKooab-c *watch part 2* via this link here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1PWWSrnzhA  *watch part 3* via this link here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ica-tWpmSnY *watch part 4* via this link here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrQEgBE8Xcg *watch part 5* via this link here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEkKTx0KgIo *watch part 6* via this link here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUwocBZfs3o *watch part 7* via this link here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j86RsqZaw0w *watch part 8* via this link here (this show): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUAYbdelgfY Tell your friends, come join in the discussion as we will try to bring in some of the comments from the stream into the live show. *Feel free to share this event and invite others to join in!* - - -  #communitytips   #googlepluscommunities   #communities   #onairdiscussions   #community   #GPC   #GPCtips   - - - Google+ Communities - What we know after 4 Months2013-04-03 21:00:3071  
martin shervington1,047,393As part of the 'Plus Your Life!' community I am delighted to be interviewing our resident Google+ relationship expert and sunny California resident Kurt Smith. He says..."Men, Women, Relationships, Love and Health . . . aren't these topics we all have in common . . . ones we all need to understand better . . . things we all could learn more about from each other???" So join the conversation and think, learn, and laugh with along with us in this hangout on air! I'll be asking for a load of hints and tips, so get yourself a note pad ready :DHow to have awesome personal relationships, an interview with Kurt Smith2013-04-03 20:00:0047  
martin shervington1,047,393Ronnie is my main go to guy for all questions about YouTube. As such, I thought I would grab some time and ask him things like: Why should people on Google+ be looking at YouTube now? Anything we should be avoiding doing when we get started? What does he think about monetizing videos? How can people use it for business? Are there ways to get better YouTube search results? What top tips does he have for people getting started? How does he approach doing analysis? How can we increase our subscribers and why is this useful to do? And many more to follow... Just click on 'YES' and we will see you then!Loads of YouTube hints and tips for Google Plussers, with Ronnie Bincer2013-04-01 18:00:0069  
Sheila B. DuBois45,473 Denis will be talking about what it takes to start a business from scratch and also talking about how he started his not for profit website www.dailywow.org https://plus.google.com/105180939688719292080/postsInterviewing Denis Nurmela2013-03-09 18:30:0027  
Google Art Project11,273,063This Wednesday, 6th March at 8pm EST, to kick off our #ArtTalk series, *learn how to create engaging online courses* from the experts at *The Museum of Modern Art*. Guest speakers include Deborah Howes, Director of Digital Learning, Pablo Helguera, Director of Adult and Academic Programs, Doug Brannon, artist and Corey D'Augustine, online course student and artist and MoMA educator. Have a question you'd like to ask? Just add them to the comments on this event page.  Caption for cover picture: _Images from left: Photo: Martin Seck; Vincent van Gogh. The Starry Night (detail). June 1889. Oil on canvas. Acquired through the Lillie P. Bliss Bequest. © 2013 The Museum of Modern Art, New York_Art Talk with the Museum of Modern Art, New York2013-03-07 02:00:00765  
Ronnie Bincer104,833*Watch the 7th in the series about Google Plus Communities (GPC)* _Google Plus Community (GPC) SEO & "Flavor" focus_ Special Guest: @107022061436866576067 - owner/moderator of many GPC on Google Plus. Listen and watch as Mark, @116024884086268367178 @116049412326685043114 @108210288375340023376  discuss the SEO Tips and things we've seen re. different "Flavors" of GPC re. this 3 month-old Topic Based Community tool for Google Plus. _The Date / Time should be displayed in your local timezone above._ *Feel Free to Share this Event with others to help them get up to speed!* Are you getting the most Search Engine juice from your GPC activity? Do you even want any Search Engine attention to your GPC? *_Scroll Down for more info..._* What have you noticed are some of the difference between the various GPC you are part of (different 'Flavors')? These and other topics will be quickly discussed... 30 min. show is the plan. *Leave Questions to Cover in the comments.* The video up top now is the Live (or recorded) HOA Video (part 7). When it comes to show time, the *Existing video will be Replaced with the Live HOA feed.* Find all the previous discussions in this YouTube playlist: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLh2TCfgo3UtvWhn9rV0qox1Vj2KHykLl1 or if you prefer check them out here... To get ready, you can *watch part 1 here:* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIvlKooab-c *watch part 2* via this link here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1PWWSrnzhA  *watch part 3* via this link here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ica-tWpmSnY *watch part 4* via this link here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrQEgBE8Xcg *watch part 5* via this link here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEkKTx0KgIo *watch part 6* via this link here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUwocBZfs3o *watch part 7* via this link here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j86RsqZaw0w Tell your friends, come join in the discussion as we will try to bring in some of the comments from the stream into the live show. *Feel free to share this event and invite others to join in!* - - -  #communitytips   #googlepluscommunities   #communities   #onairdiscussions   #community   #GPC   #GPCtips   - - - Google+ Communities - What we know after 3 Months2013-03-05 21:00:4383  
First Friday Art Walk662,917The March   #FirstFridayArtWalk   is here! It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate.  The March First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, March 1, 2013.  San Francisco (PDT): From 6 a.m. Friday, March 1 to 12 a.m. Saturday, March 2. New York (EDT): From 9 a.m. March February 1 to 3 a.m. Saturday, March 2. Paris (CET): From 2 p.m. Friday, March 1 to 9 a.m. Saturday, March 2. See starting and end times for your local time zone here: http://mytimeconverter.com/  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- *How it works:*  Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk   . The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media. Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the     #FirstFridayArtWalk    hashtag as well. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream.  Also, please circle +First Friday Art Walk  , so that we will be able to reshare the work that you have hashtagged   #FirstFridayArtWalk   , from the page.  Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :) Creatively,  +Lena Levin and +Samantha Villenave G+ First Friday Art Walk2013-03-01 14:00:29146  
martin shervington1,047,393*Why?* Well, as part of the 'Plus Your Life!' community, I guess it will be to find out what the _beep_ you want to do with your life! *Who?* Our presenter is genius, comedian Chris Tabish who is a Silicon Valley Professional whose career has been dedicated to transformation, ranging from technical projects to multi-million dollar business initiatives. His passion for visioning developed as a result of seeing so many engagements succeed or fail as a result of this one critical factor.  Chris observed that the concepts and methodology are applicable across the board and therefore continually shares with a portfolio of clients ranging from individuals to Fortune 500 Companies. And he is seriously funny! http://visionpeak.wordpress.com/about/ *When?* Sunday 24th February @ 7pm GMT See you then!What the [beep] are you doing with YOUR life! - A SESSION ON VISION2013-02-24 20:00:0025  
Electronic Frontier Foundation2,181,876Join EFF staff technologist Dan Auerbach and other experts from the field of law and technology for a live-streamed panel discussion on the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act's (CFAA) broad reach and chilling effects. Inspired by the recent tragic death of activist Aaron Swartz, who faced intense prosecution under the CFAA, this event will explore the law's problems and the road to reform. It will be streamed live online here: https://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/events/innovation-or-exploitation Innovation or Exploitation? The Limits of Computer Trespass Law Tuesday, February 19, 2013, 7:30pm Speakers: Dan Auerbach, Electronic Frontier Foundation Ed Felten, Princeton University Jennifer Granick, Stanford University Brewster Kahle, Internet Archive Jonathan Mayer, Stanford University Alex Stamos, Artemis Internet This panel is co-hosted by Stanford's Center for Internet and Society, Stanford's Center for International Security and Cooperation, and Princeton's Center for Information Technology Policy.Innovation or Exploitation? The Limits of Computer Trespass Law2013-02-20 04:30:00100  
European Photo170,296This is time to celebrate carnivals in Europe! We realize that carnivals take place at different times in different countries, and some are already over, but please share your images from the carnival celebrations in your country: anything from the carnival works, just post it to the event. We'll feature the most popular images at the beginning of March.European Carnivals2013-02-10 00:00:00101  
First Friday Art Walk662,917The February   #FirstFridayArtWalk   is here! It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate.  The February First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, February 1, 2013.  San Francisco (PDT): From 6 a.m. Friday, February 1 to 12 a.m. Saturday, February 2. New York (EDT): From 9 a.m. Friday February 1 to 3 a.m. Saturday, February 2. Paris (CET): From 2 p.m. Friday, February 1 to 9 a.m. Saturday, February 2. See starting and end times for your local time zone here: http://mytimeconverter.com/  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- *How it works:*  Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk   . The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media. Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the     #FirstFridayArtWalk    hashtag as well. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream.  Also, please circle @103038056099487506311  , so that we will be able to reshare the work that you have hashtagged   #FirstFridayArtWalk   , from the page.  Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :) Creatively,  @107923530149758134024 and @104672614700283598130 G+ First Friday Art Walk2013-02-01 14:00:57142  
martin shervington1,047,393*Why?* If you are looking for personal development, this will give you a bundle of skills to take away and use in your own life! *What:* Content will include...life skills, communications skills and how to manage your mind even better. *When:* Sunday 27th Janurary at 2pm EST Sunday 3rd February at 2pm EST *Who:* Martin Shervington and John Seymour, who started working together in 1997, have written two books together and really know their stuff! _Click 'YES' to see you there!_Personal Development and Communication Skills2013-01-27 20:40:0053  
Larry Fournillier1,354,556                       *Show Time: SUNDAY 13TH AT 4:00PM(EST)* *Please Note: All viewers please follow the link to check your appropriate Time Zones*: http://bit.ly/WDLqIZ Believe it or not, but there is a huge Chinese culture alive and well here in Trinidad & Tobago.  Their cuisine plays a major part in the average *_Trinbagonian_* diet.  *Sweet and Sour Pork* has to be one of my favorite Chinese dishes and on Sunday's show, that is the *featured dish*. My good friends and no strangers to the show, +Ronnie Bincer   and +Dana Bincer   will be back to cook this culianry delight.  For an accompanying side, they will be preparing some Jasmine rice and making a simple *Napa Cabbage & Red Pepper Salad*. This dishe is very simple and easy to prepare.  Here is a link to the recipe: http://goo.gl/xt3Fu *Watch Ronnie and Dana LIVE right here on the Event Page, +Larry Fournillier   profile page* or on www.hangoutnetworks.com #hoa   #hangoutsonair   #trinidadandtobago   #sweetandsourpork   #porkrecipes   #learninghowtocookcaribbean   #larryfournillier  Learning How To Cook Caribbean with Larry Fournillier S02E02 - Sweet and Sour Pork (Trini Style)2013-01-13 22:30:0056  
Larry Fournillier1,354,556*PleaseNote: Follow this link to get the Event's start time in your local time-zone*: http://goo.gl/5rIU3 Nutritionist, +meghna sharma from Delhi, India is going to be sharing with us her key to radiant health and healthy juicing on her new *Hangouts On Air* show *_Joyful Juicing with Meghna_* Her show premieres on *Saturday 12th at 11:00AM(EST)*  To kick-off her show she will be preparing delicious power juices to boost our energy and increase our stamina.  Here is her recipe for Saturday's show:http://bit.ly/Sh1N39 Watch LIVE on the Event's page, on +Larry Fournillier's profile page or on www.hangoutnetworks.com #hoa   #hangoutsonair   #joyfuljuicing   #juicingrecipes   Joyful Juicing with Meghna - Power Juices : E012013-01-12 17:30:00135  
Larry Fournillier1,354,556                   *Show Time: SUNDAY 6TH @ 6:00PM(EST)* *International viewers please check your Times Around The World, here*: http://bit.ly/S7o4Aq  Welcome!!  Meet +Michelle Li Korean cook extraordinaire and presenter of her brand new HOA cooking show *Michelle Li's Korean Kitchen*.  Before we get into Sunday's recipe, I would like to share a little of how Michelle's acquired her culinary prowess.  Here is the *_back-story_*, in her own words:  I'm a Korean-born American using my birth mother's chops from her noodle shop in a nature vs. nurture experiment.  I was adopted by Mid-westerners but fell in love with Korean food at an early age.  After several volunteer trips to Korea, I started cooking. My Korean mother is pretty good at cooking - she once owned a pop-up noodle shop in Busan, South Korea.  My American mother keeps it basic.  It's shown me that passion for cooking is really something you're born with - even if you have no idea what's on the ingredient list. My food will be easy, cheap to make, and fun to eat... it will also have a twist of the Midwest, since I tend to pass on anything too fishy. We'll be cooking easy and inexpensive Korean food!                                     ************************** On Sunday's show, Michelle will be making *Mandu Two Ways* - (*Mandoo*) She’ll be making fried dumplings and dumpling soup.  It’s the perfect Korean comfort food to start off the wintry New Year!  Here is the recipe: http://bit.ly/S7hvOn *Watch Michelle LIVE on this Event's page, on +Larry Fournillier's Profile Page* or on www.hangoutnetworks.com  #hoa   #hangoutsonair   #michellelikoreankitchen   #koreanrecipes  Michelle Li's Korean Kitchen - Mandu : Episode 01 - 6:00PM(EST)2013-01-07 00:30:0058  
First Friday Art Walk662,917The  #FirstFridayArtWalk   is here! It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate.  The January First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, January 4, 2013.  San Francisco (PDT): From 6 a.m. January 4 to 1 a.m. Saturday, January 5. New York (EDT): From 9 a.m. Friday January 4 to 4 a.m. Saturday, January 5. Paris (CET): From 2 p.m. Friday, January 4 to 9 a.m. Saturday, January 5. See starting and end times for your local time zone here: http://mytimeconverter.com/  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- *How it works:*  Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk   . The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media. Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the     #FirstFridayArtWalk    hashtag as well. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream.  Also, please circle @103038056099487506311  , so that we will be able to reshare the work that you have hashtagged   #FirstFridayArtWalk   , from the page.  Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :) Creatively,  @107923530149758134024 and @104672614700283598130 G+ First Friday Art Walk2013-01-04 07:00:00133  
Ronnie Bincer104,833*Join us for the 5th in the series about Google Plus Communities (GPC)* _2013 Google Plus Community Focus..._ _What do you/we see ahead for Communities and 2013?_ Catch up on the series by clicking the links below. The video up top has the Live HOA Video ... since the Live event has ended, you can watch it here or on YouTube. Click to Watch. Here is the YouTube link for today's show in case you can't see it just above here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEkKTx0KgIo *_Scroll Down for more info..._* *What has your own GPC experience been like? _Have you continued with GPC you joined? How many have you left?_ Do you have any plans to join or create any New ones for 2013* Listen and watch as +Jesse Wojdylo +Nikol Murphy +Ronnie Bincer discuss the ups and downs of this 4 week-old Topic Based Community tool for Google Plus. *Feel Free to Share this Event with others to help them get up to speed!* Find all the previous discussions in this YouTube playlist: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLh2TCfgo3UtvWhn9rV0qox1Vj2KHykLl1 or if you prefer check them out here... To get ready, you can *watch part 1 here:* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIvlKooab-c *watch part 2* via this link here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1PWWSrnzhA  *watch part 3* via this link here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ica-tWpmSnY *watch part 4* via this link here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrQEgBE8Xcg *watch part 5* via this link here (this one): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEkKTx0KgIo Tell your friends, come join in the discussion as we will try to bring in some of the comments from the stream into the live show. *Feel free to share this event and invite others to join in!* - - -  #communitytips   #googlepluscommunities   #communities   #onairdiscussions   #community   #GPC   #GPCtips #GPCweek4   - - - Google+ Communities - What we know after 4 weeks2013-01-02 21:00:1796  
Matthias Mainzer7,751Es ist soweit der Termin für den Vienna Photowalk Teil 2 steht fest! Thema für diesen Nightwalk: "Langzeitbelichtung und Weihnachtszauber auf den Wiener Weihnachtsmärkten" Treffpunkt ist Stephansplatz vorm Orangeshop. Ich würde mich sehr freuen wenn wieder zahlreiche Teilnehmer kommen können. Euer Matthias! PS: Es ist wieder jede Art von Kamera erlaubt und erwünscht :)Vienna Photowalk Teil 2 (Nightshots)2012-12-15 20:00:0017  
Steve Faktor6,344If you're near a computer (or in Chicago) tomorrow, I'll be in studio for a ~15 minute segment on National Public Radio discussing my @102281638880464201271 article on the 9 Corporate Personality Types & How to Inspire Them to Innovate, Streaming link below. (Start time is estimated). Should be a fun pre-holiday chat.  Streaming link: http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia Link to the original article: http://onforb.es/ZhUJoJ You can subscribe to updates on new articles at http://www.ideafaktory.com/ (No SPAM, of course!)Steve Faktor Live on NPR Thursday Discussing The 9 Corporate Personality Types2012-12-13 16:15:009  
Ronnie Bincer104,833*Come watch the 3rd in the series about Google Plus Communities*...  We discuss what we have seen and wonder about after using this new area for about 1 week. We were please to add to the show this time, the Google+ Pgm. Mgr. for Communities @103515259519634902605  It is quite obvious that all of Google+ has been waiting for Communities. The massive amount of activity tells the story better than anything else. *Have you made your own? _Have you joined 1, or 2 or 15?_* Listen and watch as @116024884086268367178, @116049412326685043114 & @108210288375340023376 discuss the ups and downs of the week-old Topic Based Community tool for Google Plus. *Feel Free to Share this Event with others to help them get up to speed!* _Scroll Down for more info..._ To get ready, you can *watch part 1 here:* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIvlKooab-c And *watch part 2* via this link here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1PWWSrnzhA  For the link hungry, here is the link for this version (part 3): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ica-tWpmSnY Tell your friends, come join in the discussion as we will try to bring in some of the comments from the stream into the live show. *Feel free to share this event and invite others to join in!* See ya next time! - - -  #communitytips   #googlepluscommunities  #google+communities #communities   #onairdiscussions   #GPC1week   - - - Google+ Communities - What we know after 1 week2012-12-12 21:00:0083  
Syuzanna A.76,288I'm celebrating my (19-th) birthday, you're invited come and have a drink and HUGS , piece of cake !!! :)MY Birthday - 12/12/12 12:122012-12-12 09:12:00700  
David Pinto4,416can we have a permanent live google hangout on world peace? perhaps only if hangouts hosting can be passed on to one of the members like a relay... to establish for the launch day: 1 enough people to ensure there is at least three people at any time 24hrs how many people might this be? 2 a means by which people can align wrt time-co-ordinates to make this task feasible and easy 3 potential moneyflow for co-creators to enable progress if this scales if hangouts are a realistic mechanism for an alternative global politic if there are millions wanting to share the ten-seat hangout at any moment we need to have means of self-sorting so that the ten who are there deserve to bepermanent hangout for world peace2012-11-17 22:00:0037  
First Friday Art Walk662,917The #FirstFridayArtWalk  is upon us once again! *It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate.*  The November First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, November 2.  *San Francisco (PDT):* From 6 a.m. Friday, November 2 to 1 a.m. Saturday, November 3. *New York (EDT):* From 9 a.m. Friday November 2 to 4 a.m. Saturday, November 3. *Paris (CET):* From 2 p.m. Friday, November 2 to 9 a.m. Saturday, November 3.  *See starting and end times for _your_ local time zone on the event above.*  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- *How it works:*  Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk . The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media. Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the     #FirstFridayArtWalk   hashtag as well. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream.  Also, please circle @103038056099487506311 , so that we will be able to reshare the work that you have hashtagged   #FirstFridayArtWalk  , from the page.  Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :) Creatively,  @107923530149758134024 and @104672614700283598130 G+ First Friday Art Walk2012-11-02 14:00:0067  
Susanne Ramharter82,543Sundays are for #commoogling  - that is where we meet in hangouts, get to know each other a bit more personally, discuss our lives, goals, business, whatever.  The idea is to foster the comunity and get to know what we each can offer or need, so that we can be of support to each other. Bring coffee or tea, a croissant or carrot and a _good mood_ so we call all #treadlightly  ;-)Join us in a *Commoogle Hangout*2012-10-28 12:00:0014  
European Photo170,296Come join +European Photo  #EuropeanPhoto  and +Charles Lupica +Janusz Brakoniecki +Jean-Louis LAURENCE +Manuella Betaille +Manuel Votta +Michael Muraz and +Susanne Ramharter for our first event.  Please tag your images with #EuropeanAutumn  and #EuropeanPhotography  - no other tag is needed but you can mention one or more curators if you like. This event is for sharing images that say "autumn in Europe" or "Autumn festival".  In Europe many of the biggest festivals of the year take place in September, October, and Novemeber.  In September and October there are many "harvest festivals" such as the Fete des Vendanges in Neuchatel Switzerlland or perhaps you went to the Octoberfest in Germany?  Both Europa Parc and Disneyland Paris put on extensive Halloween themes.  So this weekend, Friday to Sunday, pleass join our event and share with us your images of autumn in Europe.  We would especially like to see images that show autumn in classic European cites or landscapes, like this image of the UNESCO World Heritage site of Lavaux, Switzerland. Image credit: +Charles Lupica © All rights reserved.European Color and Festivals2012-10-26 00:00:00372  
ARTISTS IN THE PLUS1,947,596"In The Spotlight!" is the new Hangouts On Air interview series from @103083353388507768122 bringing you closer than ever before to your favorite Artists. This new series will introduce you not only to the Artist's work, but their journey in the music industry, and their lives outside of music. On Tuesday October 23rd we talk to @113706709624959954175! Join us as we discuss his journey in the music industry, and learn more about Paul!      The On Air Event can be viewed here on the Event page or on YouTube at goo.gl/qS77Z also. Future Shows goo.gl/j6cyI"In The Spotlight!" Paul Platt2012-10-24 04:00:0043  
The Guardian4,888,132Join us this Thursday for our hangout with @113391812624898456365 following our Battle for the Internet series - looking at the challenges facing the open web and who controls the internet ahead of the International Telecommunication Union conference in Dubai this December. We'll be joined by experts across the world plus five selected readers, and we hope you can join us to watch the live event here on Google+.  Our panellists include: - *Alice Munyua*, Chair of Kenya's internet Governance Steering Committee         - *David Drummond*, Senior vice president, corporate development and chief legal officer, Google    - *Alexander Ntoko*, Chief, operations and planning department, Telecommunication Standardisation Bureau, ITU - *Eleanor Saitta*,Technical director, IMMI     If you can't make it live, don't worry as we'll publish video highlights on guardian.co.uk after the hangout so you can watch the best bits and leave a comment. #hangoutsonair   #hangoutonair   #Googlehangout   #TheGuardian   #HOA   #internet   #technology   #Google  Who Rules the Internet? Join our Google hangout2012-10-18 18:00:00383  
Heimo MAUSER26,808Am 13. Oktober gehen wir von 16 bis 18 Uhr gemeinsam vom Stephansdom zum MUQ. Das österreichische Siegerfoto erhält ein Photoshop-Fachbuch von Scott Kelby und nimmt danach am internationalen Wettbewerb teil. Zahlreiche tolle Preise winken dabei den Siegern. Damit ihr auch offiziell angemeldet seid und berechtigt seid, allfällige Siegespreise entgegenzunehmen anbei der Link zur Info und zur hochoffiziellen Anmeldung - http://worldwidephotowalk.com/walk/wien-wien-osterreich/ (die Anmeldung bei diesem Google Plus-Event allein reicht leider nicht aus, es dient nur zur Bekanntmachung!)Scott-Kelby Fotowalk in Wien2012-10-13 16:00:0019  
Susanne Ramharter82,543Twice a year the museums in Vienna remain open until 1:00 AM, with a single ticket costing 13€ you can visit all participating Museums between 18:00 and 01:00.  I think it would be fun to share the evening with other Google+  Art-Fans who are in Vienna on the 6th. I plan to start the evening at the Albertina, from there I am open to suggestions. Let's plan the event 'On Air' and let those who can't join us in person participate virtually.Vienna: Lange Nacht der Museen - Long Night of Museums2012-10-06 18:30:0014  
Mick Fealty13,750All across the world, systems are crashing. In banking we've seen debt slicing and long haul internal systems like that of RBS/NatWest/Ulster Bank literally falling apart. In Europe post war notions of solidarity are being stretched to bursting as sovereign nations argue over the degree to which fiscal sovereignty can be shared.   Further afield the Arab nations continue in popular tumult after several generations of acquiescence under varying degrees of autocracy. Yet like Greece, Spain and Portugal to the north - each just one or two generations ahead - the Arab world is finding that democracy does not come in a shiny, ready wrapped box. Even in more settled democracies, once venerable institutions are finding huge problems keeping up with the speed at which their citizens can communicate, not through them but around them.   Why not join our panel this Friday for #DigitalLunch  at the usual time, where we will attempt to serve starters about 1pm and finish before the hour is out? #DigitalLunch: Crashing systems2012-09-28 14:00:007  
Think with Google2,427,599Mark your calendar for a Hangout on Air featuring ad industry executives and Google engineers discussing how to excel at the pace of digital. We'll update this event with a link to watch 10 minutes before the scheduled air time.Coders and Creatives: Two Angles on Agility2012-08-08 19:00:00511  
DailyShoot1,009"Showcase the beauty of living foliage! Make a photo of a single leaf or an entire greenscape today." Note: If you have received an invite for this event it means you signed up for assignment notifications at some point. If you don't want to receive further invites let me know so I can remove you from the circle. If you want to receive invites for future assignments add +DailyShoot+ to your circles and let me know so that I can add you (sometimes invites might come in batches when I have more time to add assignments) #dailyshoot   #dailyshoot301Daily Shoot Assignment 301 - Foliage (2012/08/02)2012-08-02 12:00:003  

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Mamy Shimomatsu5,324【 #CircleShare #newperson   #newpeople   #active   #Unusual 】Share this circle to PUBLICNew & Unusual Share Circle No.3Please, add and reshare. #topofthepeople #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circlethis #socialmediamarketing #socialmediastrategy #socialnetworking #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #circleoftheday #topofthecircle #howtoenlargecircle #enlargecircle #thursdaycircle #share #weekendcircle #weekend #weekendfun #circles #circleyoushare #publiccircle #sharedcircles #addcircle  #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #publicsharedcircles  #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #sharedcircle #circleshare 2015-04-27 01:57:07334011
John Sean20,708This circle contains people who really are interesting and active people on Google PlusIf you would like to be included in the next #CircleShare, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the #circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#Indianapolis #December #Iowa #IA #Des #Moines #Des #Moines #between #risk #analysis #farm #Maplecroft #identified #countries #that #extremely #vulnerable #increased #us #utsourcing #has2015-04-25 07:10:323946418
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Mamy Shimomatsu5,164【 #CircleShare #newperson   #newpeople   #active   #Unusual 】Share this circle to PUBLICNew & Unusual Share Circle No.1.(20140413)Please, add and reshare. #topofthepeople #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circlethis #socialmediamarketing #socialmediastrategy #socialnetworking #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #circleoftheday #topofthecircle #howtoenlargecircle #enlargecircle #thursdaycircle #share #weekendcircle #weekend #weekendfun #circles #circleyoushare #publiccircle #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #sharedcircle #circleshare 2015-04-24 05:01:45334000
Neil Bailey16,371If you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next #Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles (If you haven't already)2 - Share the circle (Publicly) - (cc) me in the comments on the share and I can add you to the next circle immediately. Otherwise I may not notice your activity!3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.5 - Add the circle or just check it out.Follow your dreams, Share and Be Shared.More you share more you get! :)Thanks!#Pacific #Affairs #Background #Note #North #Korea #US #State #Department #Archived #original #Retrieved #Check #date #values #in #date= #help #His #Holinesss #Teachings #at #TCVA #Brief #Biography #Office #His #Holiness #Dalai #Lama #Dalailamacom #Archived #original #May #Retrieved 2015-04-22 10:02:17386211
harish naidu124 here's the latest #SHARED CIRCLE  of people on Google+ who have been dubbed Social Media Mentors. These are people who spend their time pouring into others and helping them be more awesome in #SocialMedia . They lead by example and are sources of helpful, inspiring, and quality content.What to Do With This CircleWell first, hit the Add people button below. If you're on mobile, you won't be able to see that button so be sure to share this post somewhere you can get to it later when you're on your computer. Name this circle accordingly. I'm calling it "Social Media Mentors". Use whatever works for you. Next, check up on this circle throughout the next week or so. From your home stream, be sure to view the stream for this circle only (just to get rid of the clutter) and see which of these influencers you connect with the most. Engaging with these folks will not only connect you with them, but also an audience that is just like you-- other people who are trying to rock social media. So go make some connections and be on the lookout for my next crowdsourcing circle! 2015-04-22 09:15:49183000
Abu Rayhan (CBECL)1,228#sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircle  2015-04-22 07:35:05221000
Simon Weiner6,3701.23 High Quality New Active Engager Circle. Enjoy:) #circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circles   #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia #hillaryclinton   #president   #hillary2016  2015-04-20 07:39:36500005
Mamy Shimomatsu4,942【 #CircleShare #newperson   #newpeople   #active   #Unusual 】Share this circle to PUBLICNew & Unusual Share Circle No.10.(20140413)Please, add and reshare. #topofthepeople #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circlethis #socialmediamarketing #socialmediastrategy #socialnetworking #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #circleoftheday #topofthecircle #howtoenlargecircle #enlargecircle #thursdaycircle #share #weekendcircle #weekend #weekendfun #circles #circleyoushare #publiccircle #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #sharedcircle #circleshare 2015-04-20 03:32:483341011
harish naidu83This circle contains people who are very active on Google+People in this Circle are top google+ engagers and great #resharers. These are people that will share and re-post your circles and other content. This is a good circle to connect with each other and gain followers. I highly suggest adding each person in this Circle to your circles as they are likely to interact with youIf you want to continue or wish to get in the next version please complete 1-4 below.INSTRUCTIONS1. Add me to your #circles, if you haven't done so already.2. +1 this circle.3. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.4. Comment to inform me that you have done the above three things.2015-04-17 18:08:42444000
Kenneth Nicholson24,292This circle contains people who are very active on Google+People in this Circle are top google+ engagers and great #resharers. These are people that will share and re-post your circles and other content. This is a good circle to connect with each other and gain followers. I highly suggest adding each person in this Circle to your circles as they are likely to interact with youIf you want to continue or wish to get in the next version please complete 1-4 below.INSTRUCTIONS1. Add me to your #circles, if you haven't done so already.2. +1 this circle.3. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.4. Comment to inform me that you have done the above three things.#interest #problems #of #societys #poorest #members #Arafat #Shimon #Peres #Yitzhak #Rabin #Nobel #Peace #Prize #laureatesther #Asian #Nobel #Prize #winners #include #Subrahmanyan #Chandrasekhar #Abdus #Salam #Robert #Aumann #Menachem #Begin #Aaron #Ciechanover #Avram #Hershko 2015-04-15 06:38:38361012
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Kenneth Nicholson23,496This circle contains people who are very active on Google+People in this Circle are top google+ engagers and great #resharers. These are people that will share and re-post your circles and other content. This is a good circle to connect with each other and gain followers. I highly suggest adding each person in this Circle to your circles as they are likely to interact with youIf you want to continue or wish to get in the next version please complete 1-4 below.INSTRUCTIONS1. Add me to your #circles, if you haven't done so already.2. +1 this circle.3. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.4. Comment to inform me that you have done the above three things.#world #particularly #during #the #Hajj #and #Umrah #seasons #Iran #is #the #largest #ia #country #and #Pakistan #has #the #largest #Ahmadiyya #populationThe #Baháí #Faith #originated #in #Asia #in #Iran #Persia #and #spread #from #there 2015-04-08 07:01:10443447
Neil Lopez4,489This circle are all engagers. Add them up!You can also be included on the next circle to share:1. Add me Up2. +1 this post3. Share this circleHappy Sharing#circle #Sharedcircles #circleshare  #sri_lanka #colombo #australia #adelaide #australia #cairns #australia #darwin #australia #hobart #new_zealand #auckland #new_zealand #wellington #papua_new_guinea #papua_new_guinea #awesome #AwesomePeople #AwesomeCircle #addmetoyourcircles #addcircle #addpeople #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing #publiccircle #publicsharedcircles #SharedCircles #weeklyreview #sharedcircle #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle 2015-04-07 16:34:51477203
Sandip Dhawan (Sandy)9,439I Love to Make Friends and Sharing My Friends Circles With Other Friends in Real Life too..It Helps Me To Get Helpful and Trustful friends in life.This is also My Friends Circle and I Share it public.Include yourself in this circle and share it.Please also Re-share it friends..Free Best Companies profile page circle sharing. #circle #circles #public #publiccircle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle   #morefollowers   #sharingcircles   #circleshare   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedpublicircles   #sharedcircle   #photography #photographer   #bestphotographer   #topphotographer   #AddCircle #FindCircles   #awesome   #AwesomePeople   #AwesomeCircle #addmetoyourcircles   #addcircle #addpeople   #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare   #circlesharing   #publiccircle   #publicsharedcircles   #SharedCircles   #weeklyreview 2015-04-06 13:28:4988000
Brian Mcquillan27,487Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the #circle!To be added to or stay in this Circle - Share the circleIf you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#farmers #to #adopt #natural #resource #conservation #measures #to #enhance #forest #cover #replenish #groundwater #and #use #renewable #energy§Economyain #article: #Economy #of #Asiaingapore #has #one #of #the #busiest #ports #in #the #world #and #is #the #worlds #fourth #largest #foreign 2015-04-03 04:38:174949088172
George Clark17,675If you received the notice you are in this circle, then well doneIf you would like to be included in the next #Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles (If you haven't already)2 - Share the circle (Publicly) - (cc) me in the comments on the share and I can add you to the next circle immediately.  Otherwise I may not notice your activity!3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.5 - Add the circle or just check it out.Follow your dreams, Share and Be Shared.More you share more you get! :)Thanks#Japanese #currency #reached #a #record #high #of #yenUS$ #Economic #growth #in #Asia #since #World #War #II #to #the #s #had #been #concentrated #in #Japan #as #well #as #the #four #regions #of #South #Korea #Taiwan #Hong #Kong #and2015-04-02 09:46:124109418
John Sean17,750This circle contains people who really are interesting and active people on Google PlusIf you would like to be included in the next #CircleShare, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the #circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#mineralrich #nations #such #as #Kazakhstan #Turkmenistan #Iran #Brunei #United #Arab #Emirates #Qatar #Kuwait #Saudi #Arabia #Bahrain #and #OmanAccording #to #economic #historian #Angus #Maddison #in #his #book #The #World #Economy: #A #Millennial #Perspective #India #had #the #worlds #largest 2015-04-02 06:41:04442211
Viktor Yegorov14,859Обмен кругами#круги   #обмен  #кругляши #круглим   #круги #Google+   #SharedCircles   #circles   #circleshare   #sharedcircle   #circlesharing   #followers   #social  #circle #circles #public #publiccircle #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #circleshare #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #photography #photographer #bestphotographer #topphotographer #AddCircle #FindCircles #awesome #AwesomePeople #AwesomeCircle #addmetoyourcircles 2015-04-01 19:24:09288000
Михаил Пушкарев973#ActiveUsers #Add #AddCircle #AddFriends #AddMeToYour #AddPeople #artcircles #artistcircle #AuthorCircle #AutoFollow #AutoFollowBack #Awesome #AwesomeArt #AwesomeCircle #awesomecircle #awesomecircles #AwesomeDay #AwesomeFace #AwesomePeople #AwesomePublick #AwesomePublickCircle #AwesomeSauce #beautiful #BeautifulPhotographs #BeautifulPictures #belarus #Best #bestcircle #bestengagers #bestgoogleplususers #bestofgoogleplus #bestofgoogleplus #BestShared #BestSharedCircle #BestSnowball #BlackSndwhitePhotography #blogger #bloggers 2015-03-30 16:23:07499415
Willi Bambach27,577winter is about to go away. enough reason to share again my "Triple A - A(ll) A(bout) A(rt)" - circleartists, artlovers and people with a deeper interest in fine arts are included.have a nice day.p.s.: if you receive an email this means you are included2015-03-30 15:17:55314322
Colin Wilson22,478This circle contains people who are very active on Google+If you received a notification, please reshare to your #circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#the #Red #Sea #introduced #considerable #variation #in #opinion #Under #the #Roman #Empire #the #Don #River #emptying #into #the #Black #Sea #was #the #Dorian #of #them #developing #around #fertile #river #valleys #The #civilizations #in #Mesopotamia #the #Indus #Valley #and #the 2015-03-27 09:42:48371344149
Edith Kukla87,193It´s time to share my pages/owners/curators circle. To give promotion to all of us who invest a lot of time and hard work to promote all the wonderful photographers in G+Included are photopages, their owner and curators. They all use only the share button. Pages with photos downloaded of the www. or wallpapers are NOT INCLUDED. Profiles with suspect photopostings  -  means post the work from others without credits or processed by others - are NOT INCLUDED. Not included are profiles who post sexistic or pornographic material. All the pages and profiles in this circle  are absolutely reputable and clean. And all are my friends.You may add them to your circles, if you want a beautiful and interesting stream. And please help me to spread the beauty :-)))2015-03-25 10:01:06189742565
Kenneth Nicholson22,706This circle contains people who are very active on Google+People in this Circle are top google+ engagers and great resharers. These are people that will share and re-post your circles and other content. This is a good circle to connect with each other and gain followers. I highly suggest adding each person in this Circle to your circles as they are likely to interact with youIf you want to continue or wish to get in the next version please complete 1-4 below.INSTRUCTIONS1. Add me to your #circles, if you haven't done so already.2. +1 this circle.3. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.4. Comment to inform me that you have done the above three things.#western #border #of #which #allowed #them #to #keep #the #south #by #the #Arabian #and #Indian #Plate #and #with #the #easternmost #part #of #Siberia #east #of #the #Chersky #Range #on #the #North #American #Plate§EtymologyPtolemy's #AsiaThe 2015-03-24 11:42:05361011
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2014-12-10 12:52:33 (126 comments, 10 reshares, 131 +1s)Open 

President Obama is my hero ...
because he does not eschew appearing on a comedy show, making jokes about himself, and trying new venues to get his message out.

And before this descends into all kinds of political discussions:
- I do not agree with all his actions and policies, but
- I do believe that the man is genuinely interested in the welfare of the whole American public
- and he is doing the best he can.

Please spare me any litanies about his evildoing. If you don't agree, feel free to move on.

#treadlightly   #obama   #potus    

Most reshares: 34

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2015-04-20 23:37:33 (13 comments, 34 reshares, 90 +1s)Open 

“Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is.” ― Isaac Asimov
http://ocw.mit.edu/index.htm

Most plusones: 179

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2015-04-18 14:59:40 (21 comments, 25 reshares, 179 +1s)Open 

Good Morning Google+
 
What do Matisse, Picasso, Georgia O'Keefe, Basquiat, Andy Warhol and many other artists have in common?
 
Their love of cats! So, just in time for a Saturday (i.e. #caturday ) I found this great collection of photos of artists and their cats.
 
Enjoy, have a great Saturday and tread lightly
 
#artists #art #treadlightly #caturday

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2015-04-27 11:42:10 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

Great example of Good Business
Not only are they helping the poor souls in Nepal, but surely increasing respect and trust in their brand.
#goodbusiness #treadlightly   #nepalearthquake   #nepal  

Great example of Good Business
Not only are they helping the poor souls in Nepal, but surely increasing respect and trust in their brand.
#goodbusiness #treadlightly   #nepalearthquake   #nepal  ___

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2015-04-26 12:20:45 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 41 +1s)Open 

The Heart Breaks
at the destruction of human lives and culture. Seeing pictures of places that impressed me so much, now destroyed is very painful.

Even worse are the pictures and reports of so many deaths (including a Google executive), injuries and suffering. So many lives either directly lost, or destroyed by the tearing apart of families, loss of loved ones and homes. My thoughts and prayers are with them all.

But praying alone is not enough. If you can, head over to the site mentioned on my previous post and donate to the relief efforts of acknowledged charities.

These things make it so hart to #treadlightly  

#nepal   #nepalearthquake2015   #earthquake  

The Heart Breaks
at the destruction of human lives and culture. Seeing pictures of places that impressed me so much, now destroyed is very painful.

Even worse are the pictures and reports of so many deaths (including a Google executive), injuries and suffering. So many lives either directly lost, or destroyed by the tearing apart of families, loss of loved ones and homes. My thoughts and prayers are with them all.

But praying alone is not enough. If you can, head over to the site mentioned on my previous post and donate to the relief efforts of acknowledged charities.

These things make it so hart to #treadlightly  

#nepal   #nepalearthquake2015   #earthquake  ___

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2015-04-26 08:52:20 (12 comments, 9 reshares, 56 +1s)Open 

Good morning Google+
I hope your Sunday is a good one. At the same time, I am horrified at the terror, pain and loss that so many in Nepal must be experiencing as I write this. Through a number of visits, I have come to love Nepal and it's people and am devastated at the situation facing them.

If you care and are financially able, please consider making a donation, however small, to one of the charities mentioned in this report. I already have.

Whatever you decide, be safe today and tread lightly

#treadlightly #nepal #sacredsunday #nepalearthquake2015 

Good morning Google+
I hope your Sunday is a good one. At the same time, I am horrified at the terror, pain and loss that so many in Nepal must be experiencing as I write this. Through a number of visits, I have come to love Nepal and it's people and am devastated at the situation facing them.

If you care and are financially able, please consider making a donation, however small, to one of the charities mentioned in this report. I already have.

Whatever you decide, be safe today and tread lightly

#treadlightly #nepal #sacredsunday #nepalearthquake2015 ___

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2015-04-24 07:32:39 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

Good Morning Google+
Despite the problems in our world mentioned in the previous post, there are still things to anticipate with pleasure. Experiencing Christo's newest project at Monte Isola in Italy this June is one of them!

Keep your chin up and tread lightly

#art   #italy   #treadlightly  

Good Morning Google+
Despite the problems in our world mentioned in the previous post, there are still things to anticipate with pleasure. Experiencing Christo's newest project at Monte Isola in Italy this June is one of them!

Keep your chin up and tread lightly

#art   #italy   #treadlightly  ___

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2015-04-24 07:25:19 (9 comments, 4 reshares, 41 +1s)Open 

Good Morning Google+
Life is not only about pleasing visuals and irony. There are things we need to stand up for (or against). The proposed TTIP (or CETA) Trade Agreements are one of these things I stand against.

Read the article below and you will know one of my many reasons.
And please, before you put me down as a bleeding-heart fool who falls for the 'anti-trade marxist propoganda', know that I have actually read and studied the leaked document and confirmed by my own reading that everything stated here is a valid concern.

Interestingly enough, though the EU Commission claims to have the interests of national sovereignty and public policies in mind, the major changes in this document actually serve to decrease and limit just that sovereignty. 

Just another example that the EU Commission does does not know how to #treadlightly  
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Good Morning Google+
Life is not only about pleasing visuals and irony. There are things we need to stand up for (or against). The proposed TTIP (or CETA) Trade Agreements are one of these things I stand against.

Read the article below and you will know one of my many reasons.
And please, before you put me down as a bleeding-heart fool who falls for the 'anti-trade marxist propoganda', know that I have actually read and studied the leaked document and confirmed by my own reading that everything stated here is a valid concern.

Interestingly enough, though the EU Commission claims to have the interests of national sovereignty and public policies in mind, the major changes in this document actually serve to decrease and limit just that sovereignty. 

Just another example that the EU Commission does does not know how to #treadlightly  

BTW:
1) The proposed chapter on regulation in the leaked document is here: http://goo.gl/gVB6p4

2) the +EUobserver has excellent regular posts here on G+ as well.



#ttip   #ceta   #tradeagreements   #eu  ___

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2015-04-23 14:17:35 (9 comments, 3 reshares, 53 +1s)Open 

Good Morning Google+
Van Gogh did everything differently.  Very often, people turn to religion when they hit rock-bottom in their "normal" lives. Yet, as this article confirms, Van Gogh's original goal was to become an Evangelical preacher. Having been either rejected or flunked out of at least three different programs for Evangelicals, his rock-bottom inspiration was rather to give up on the goal of a religious career and turn to painting.

And how glad we are that he did!

#art   #treadlightly   #vangogh   #arthistory   #europeanart  

Good Morning Google+
Van Gogh did everything differently.  Very often, people turn to religion when they hit rock-bottom in their "normal" lives. Yet, as this article confirms, Van Gogh's original goal was to become an Evangelical preacher. Having been either rejected or flunked out of at least three different programs for Evangelicals, his rock-bottom inspiration was rather to give up on the goal of a religious career and turn to painting.

And how glad we are that he did!

#art   #treadlightly   #vangogh   #arthistory   #europeanart  ___

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2015-04-20 23:37:33 (13 comments, 34 reshares, 90 +1s)Open 

MIT shares its course materials - for free!
One of the best things about the internet is the many opportunities offered to learn. To learn about new topics, freshen up what has already been studied previously, or just browse to find new interests.

This will keep me occupied for a long time.

h/t +Peter Strempel 

#education   #onlinelearning   #mooc   #treadlightly  

“Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is.” ― Isaac Asimov
http://ocw.mit.edu/index.htm___MIT shares its course materials - for free!
One of the best things about the internet is the many opportunities offered to learn. To learn about new topics, freshen up what has already been studied previously, or just browse to find new interests.

This will keep me occupied for a long time.

h/t +Peter Strempel 

#education   #onlinelearning   #mooc   #treadlightly  

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2015-04-20 18:06:04 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

A true Must Read for fans of History
If you are not yet following +Dirk Puehl yet, do so now. He posts the most magnificent articles about On this Day in History that I've found anywhere on the net. 

And now, just for those of us who occasionally miss a post, he has copied/moved his information to a blog, see his post below. It has gone on my feedly lists, favorites, etc. 

Check it out, be amazed and tread lightly

#history   #art   #treadlightly  

“Come, and take choice of all my library,
And so beguile thy sorrow.” (William Shakespeare)
 
… well, not all of it, but at least the tales from my little #onthisday series. It all started with the need for a reference-system. Checking dates and wondering: “I did feature the Ides of March already… didn’t I”. And while the search function of Mother Google her network here indexes a lot, but not what I needed at the moment, e.g. what tale did I tell on March 15, 2013, I first started to export the posts from the series to pinterest to have a quick reference platform and wondered for the umpteenth time to establish a blog, detached from a social networking platform. Using Mother Google’s “embed post” feature that preserves your wonderful comments made on the post and migrated the #onthisday posts from January 2013 to April 2015 to #blogger. I’m still busy with indexing and referencing all of them, but yesterday was the premiere of a #onthisday post appearing in the blog first and getting subsequently shared to Google+. And that’s what I plan to do with the #onthisday-series hereafter, while G+ remains my premier publishing spot for #wunderkammer tales and a few other things I think about at the moment.
 
Without much ado, the link to the blog is below – I hope you like the new features with three pictures instead of one and sharing comments with and from readers who do not use G+ as much as I do

#blogging #blogger #socialmedia___A true Must Read for fans of History
If you are not yet following +Dirk Puehl yet, do so now. He posts the most magnificent articles about On this Day in History that I've found anywhere on the net. 

And now, just for those of us who occasionally miss a post, he has copied/moved his information to a blog, see his post below. It has gone on my feedly lists, favorites, etc. 

Check it out, be amazed and tread lightly

#history   #art   #treadlightly  

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2015-04-20 08:05:50 (9 comments, 3 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

Good Morning Google+
It's Monday, the start of a new week. To remind those of you, who are 'back in the grind', that there are other things in life as well, here is a wonderful and lighthearted view of Medieval Monsters.  It is based on various Monsters and Creatures found in Medieval Manuscripts and is really worth a look.

BTW: the first little guy could have been a forerunner of the Ferengi, and as the article makes clear, the last one was probably a model for Yoda as this post here makes clear: http://goo.gl/vkUZpE  
And do actually read the text, it's very amusing.  If nothing else, it may inspire you to find parallels and new ways to view certain colleagues, customers or bosses.
 
Enjoy and do tread lightly when announcing your discoveries,
 
  #art   #treadlightly #medieval

Good Morning Google+
It's Monday, the start of a new week. To remind those of you, who are 'back in the grind', that there are other things in life as well, here is a wonderful and lighthearted view of Medieval Monsters.  It is based on various Monsters and Creatures found in Medieval Manuscripts and is really worth a look.

BTW: the first little guy could have been a forerunner of the Ferengi, and as the article makes clear, the last one was probably a model for Yoda as this post here makes clear: http://goo.gl/vkUZpE  
And do actually read the text, it's very amusing.  If nothing else, it may inspire you to find parallels and new ways to view certain colleagues, customers or bosses.
 
Enjoy and do tread lightly when announcing your discoveries,
 
  #art   #treadlightly #medieval___

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2015-04-18 14:59:40 (21 comments, 25 reshares, 179 +1s)Open 

Good Morning Google+
 
What do Matisse, Picasso, Georgia O'Keefe, Basquiat, Andy Warhol and many other artists have in common?
 
Their love of cats! So, just in time for a Saturday (i.e. #caturday ) I found this great collection of photos of artists and their cats.
 
Enjoy, have a great Saturday and tread lightly
 
#artists #art #treadlightly #caturday

Good Morning Google+
 
What do Matisse, Picasso, Georgia O'Keefe, Basquiat, Andy Warhol and many other artists have in common?
 
Their love of cats! So, just in time for a Saturday (i.e. #caturday ) I found this great collection of photos of artists and their cats.
 
Enjoy, have a great Saturday and tread lightly
 
#artists #art #treadlightly #caturday___

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2015-04-17 15:04:25 (5 comments, 3 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

Don't trust your lying eyes
These photos look great. In the series of photos in the post by flavorwire, you get hungry just looking at the tasteful and appetizing arrangement of food on the plates.
 
Well, .... until you read the captions and see what that crap actually is, then I feel like heading for the nearest farmers' market.
 
#treadlighly

Don't trust your lying eyes
These photos look great. In the series of photos in the post by flavorwire, you get hungry just looking at the tasteful and appetizing arrangement of food on the plates.
 
Well, .... until you read the captions and see what that crap actually is, then I feel like heading for the nearest farmers' market.
 
#treadlighly___

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2015-04-17 14:52:14 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

Good Morning Google+
After a week of wonderful weather, today is cool and rainy. A perfect day to be reminded of the climate in Rome, here evoked by this painting of the Baths of Diocletian, by the Scottish painter Emily Murray Paterson.

The Baths themselves were begun in 298 AD and completed sometime around 305-306 AD.  Supposedly, up to 10.000 persecuted Christians were forced to work on the construction.

Diocletian was the emperor who introduced the concept of co-emperors, which ultimately led to the split of the Roman Empire into Eastern and Western parts.  Though he never visited Rome himself, his Baths were a monument meant to impress and astound the masses and to surpass even the Baths of Caracalla which had been built about a century previously. Diocletian's Baths spread over 120.000 meters and could supposedly serve 3000 people at once. The Baths remained inus... more »

Good Morning Google+
After a week of wonderful weather, today is cool and rainy. A perfect day to be reminded of the climate in Rome, here evoked by this painting of the Baths of Diocletian, by the Scottish painter Emily Murray Paterson.

The Baths themselves were begun in 298 AD and completed sometime around 305-306 AD.  Supposedly, up to 10.000 persecuted Christians were forced to work on the construction.

Diocletian was the emperor who introduced the concept of co-emperors, which ultimately led to the split of the Roman Empire into Eastern and Western parts.  Though he never visited Rome himself, his Baths were a monument meant to impress and astound the masses and to surpass even the Baths of Caracalla which had been built about a century previously. Diocletian's Baths spread over 120.000 meters and could supposedly serve 3000 people at once. The Baths remained in use for over 200 years, until the Goths cut off the water supplies from the aqueducts in in 537 AD. 

Today only fragments of the walls remain, as part of the Church of Santa Maria degli Angeli, the design of which was commissioned by Pope Pius IV to the 86 year old Michelangelo.  The two old gentlemen thought it would be appropriate to put a Church in place of the pagan and hedonistic complex, the construction of which had caused the deaths of so many Christians.

But that is history, and this painting shows none of the turbulence associated with the Baths, instead, it's a quiet, peaceful scene. Which just shows how the surface of things can be deceiving.

Have a peaceful day and tread lightly

#art   #history   #treadlightly  ___

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2015-04-15 17:00:06 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 44 +1s)Open 

Good Morning Google+
No, this is not "Art", but rather a clever Advertisement by Samsung. 

Now I know that there are many who see a sort of sacrilege here, taking the self-portrait by Dürer, a true masterpiece, and using it in an ad for a camera that takes "self portraits, not selfies", is .... let's say courageous. And of course, if you look at any of these, there is one of Van Gogh and one of Frieda Kahlo as well, you will notice many details that are just not feasible. Either the perspective just doesn't fit, or other details are wrong - in this case Dürer is facing a window and has one immediately behind him as well, but stands in the shade??

But that doesn't change the fact that they are clever and fun, with a dose of irony that I can't help but appreciate.
What say you?

Don't lose your sense of fun and treadli... more »

Good Morning Google+
No, this is not "Art", but rather a clever Advertisement by Samsung. 

Now I know that there are many who see a sort of sacrilege here, taking the self-portrait by Dürer, a true masterpiece, and using it in an ad for a camera that takes "self portraits, not selfies", is .... let's say courageous. And of course, if you look at any of these, there is one of Van Gogh and one of Frieda Kahlo as well, you will notice many details that are just not feasible. Either the perspective just doesn't fit, or other details are wrong - in this case Dürer is facing a window and has one immediately behind him as well, but stands in the shade??

But that doesn't change the fact that they are clever and fun, with a dose of irony that I can't help but appreciate.
What say you?

Don't lose your sense of fun and tread lightly
#art   #treadlightly   #samsung  ___

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2015-04-14 09:40:43 (14 comments, 11 reshares, 66 +1s)Open 

Good Morning Google+
Quick story about the lighter (or in this case, heavier)  side of Art. Just before Easter, a crane that was to set up a large tent in the parking lot of the Dallas Museum of Art toppled and fell over.  According to the local news, many of those come to see the spectacle thought it was a new exhibit.

Can you just imagine how the cognoscenti were prosing on and on about
- the deeper meaning of this sculpture,
- how it expressed our modern culture,
- the amazing contrast between the world of Art and prosaic reality
- the fantastic authenticity of this piece of conceptual Art,
- blah, blah, blah

This reminded me of the case in 2001, when a cleaner at the Eyestorm Gallery in London confused an impromptu installation Damien Hirst had made the night before and 'cleaned it up' (see here: http://goo.gl/NP4wtO).  It alsoraise... more »

Good Morning Google+
Quick story about the lighter (or in this case, heavier)  side of Art. Just before Easter, a crane that was to set up a large tent in the parking lot of the Dallas Museum of Art toppled and fell over.  According to the local news, many of those come to see the spectacle thought it was a new exhibit.

Can you just imagine how the cognoscenti were prosing on and on about
- the deeper meaning of this sculpture,
- how it expressed our modern culture,
- the amazing contrast between the world of Art and prosaic reality
- the fantastic authenticity of this piece of conceptual Art,
- blah, blah, blah

This reminded me of the case in 2001, when a cleaner at the Eyestorm Gallery in London confused an impromptu installation Damien Hirst had made the night before and 'cleaned it up' (see here: http://goo.gl/NP4wtO).  It also raises (again) questions about the nature of art, does it need to be 'pretty'? Does it need to have 'meaning'? Where does the meaning come from?  

Obviously, the meaning any viewer finds in any object or situation is always a subjective one that only this specific viewer can have. It is based on one's education, life experiences, attitudes and of course personal convictions an taste.  But individual meanings are also influenced by family and peers, culture, as well as 'the done thing'. 

The cleaner who removed Hirst's garbage pile was acting on his own personal set of beliefs, what do you want to bet that many of those gaping at the crane and reluctantly saw it as 'Art', originally thought it was a crane that had fallen over?

And that, my friends, is a fantastic example of the social construction of reality!

Create your very own reality today, and tread lightly

#art   #treadlightly   #cognitive  ___

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2015-04-13 15:58:15 (10 comments, 2 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

R.I.P. Günter Grass
One of Germany's most controversial and outspoken authors of the post-war period has died.  Grass was a complex man and writer, who cannot be easily categorized. In our age of speed, shortcuts, and instant judgments, both he and his work become difficult, because they defied easy descriptions and labels.

That was always one of the things I liked best about him.

#art   #treadlightly  

R.I.P. Günter Grass
One of Germany's most controversial and outspoken authors of the post-war period has died.  Grass was a complex man and writer, who cannot be easily categorized. In our age of speed, shortcuts, and instant judgments, both he and his work become difficult, because they defied easy descriptions and labels.

That was always one of the things I liked best about him.

#art   #treadlightly  ___

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2015-03-13 15:08:38 (0 comments, 6 reshares, 55 +1s)Open 

He would have appreciated this
One of my alltime favorite writers +Terry Pratchett: Patchwork Pieces  died yesterday. I do believe that this wonderful man, who loved satire and irony and made me laugh so many times, would have appreciated this petition.
R.I.P. Sir Terry!

#treadlightly   #terrypratchett  

He would have appreciated this
One of my alltime favorite writers +Terry Pratchett: Patchwork Pieces  died yesterday. I do believe that this wonderful man, who loved satire and irony and made me laugh so many times, would have appreciated this petition.
R.I.P. Sir Terry!

#treadlightly   #terrypratchett  ___

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2015-03-13 12:33:31 (3 comments, 7 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Intelligente Stellungnahme zu TTIP, über die berühmten Chlorhühner hinausgehend
Thilo Bode, dessen Buch "Die Freihandelslüge" ich soeben lese, begründet hier in 7 Minuten, warum dieses Abkommen eine ganz, ganz schlechte Idee ist. Freier Handel ist gut, Normierung von Scharubenlängen etc. ebenso, aber das ist alles schon heute möglich.

Die Gefahr bei TTIP ist, dass es nicht nur um technische Aspekte geht, sondern um Gesellschaftspolitische Normen, im Umwelt-, Verbraucher-, und Tierschutz, im Sozialen Bereich usw. Da TTIP, wenn abgeschlossen, zum Völkerrecht wird, können auch nationale Normen und Gesetze nichts mehr ausrichten.

Wer das Buch nicht lesen kann/will, sollte sich aber die 7 Minuten Zeit nehmen, um dieses Interview zu sehen.

#TTIP   #Freihandelsabkommen   #europe   #europeanunion   #CETA  

Intelligente Stellungnahme zu TTIP, über die berühmten Chlorhühner hinausgehend
Thilo Bode, dessen Buch "Die Freihandelslüge" ich soeben lese, begründet hier in 7 Minuten, warum dieses Abkommen eine ganz, ganz schlechte Idee ist. Freier Handel ist gut, Normierung von Scharubenlängen etc. ebenso, aber das ist alles schon heute möglich.

Die Gefahr bei TTIP ist, dass es nicht nur um technische Aspekte geht, sondern um Gesellschaftspolitische Normen, im Umwelt-, Verbraucher-, und Tierschutz, im Sozialen Bereich usw. Da TTIP, wenn abgeschlossen, zum Völkerrecht wird, können auch nationale Normen und Gesetze nichts mehr ausrichten.

Wer das Buch nicht lesen kann/will, sollte sich aber die 7 Minuten Zeit nehmen, um dieses Interview zu sehen.

#TTIP   #Freihandelsabkommen   #europe   #europeanunion   #CETA  ___

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2015-03-07 00:51:41 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 45 +1s)Open 

Goodbye Vietnam
Today we begin the long journey home. Because it's also #caturday, here is one of my photos that still makes me smile when I look at it. It was taken in a pottery factory and while it does have a cat, what I really wanted was to get the fat little Gollum, holding his belly.

The subject of cats here in Vietnam is painful and very ambivalent. While some versions of the Vietnamese zodiac actually substitute the cat for the rabbit, one sees very few cats here. Those I've seen often have their tails cut, either partly or completely - is that to identify them as pets and not a source of food? I suppose we've all heard about the three tons of cats from China.

Like any country and culture that is different from one's own, there are many things here that seem mystifying and even cruel. But there are even more things lovely, kind and friendly to be... more »

Goodbye Vietnam
Today we begin the long journey home. Because it's also #caturday, here is one of my photos that still makes me smile when I look at it. It was taken in a pottery factory and while it does have a cat, what I really wanted was to get the fat little Gollum, holding his belly.

The subject of cats here in Vietnam is painful and very ambivalent. While some versions of the Vietnamese zodiac actually substitute the cat for the rabbit, one sees very few cats here. Those I've seen often have their tails cut, either partly or completely - is that to identify them as pets and not a source of food? I suppose we've all heard about the three tons of cats from China.

Like any country and culture that is different from one's own, there are many things here that seem mystifying and even cruel. But there are even more things lovely, kind and friendly to be found. It all just depends on what one chooses to 'see'.

Be aware of your own choices and tread lightly
#treadlightly #vietnam ___

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2015-03-06 05:52:56 (19 comments, 0 reshares, 40 +1s)Open 

Pick only one to keep
From my treasures found on the beach. The choice is between (clockwise from the top):
1) piece of broken shell
2) piece of ancient Chinese pottery, and
3) ancient Roman fragment (I know this because it has "Septimus 76BC" inscribed on the back)

Which would you keep?

#treadlightly

Pick only one to keep
From my treasures found on the beach. The choice is between (clockwise from the top):
1) piece of broken shell
2) piece of ancient Chinese pottery, and
3) ancient Roman fragment (I know this because it has "Septimus 76BC" inscribed on the back)

Which would you keep?

#treadlightly___

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2015-03-04 05:46:04 (9 comments, 2 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

Virginia Woolf was not only about Angst
Although that was a major element of her life, as even this article shows, (despite the title). But we also see that she showed signs of humor and a dry wit, something not often found in the traditional views on her life.

This one is for +Giselle Minoli​

#treadlightly 

Virginia Woolf was not only about Angst
Although that was a major element of her life, as even this article shows, (despite the title). But we also see that she showed signs of humor and a dry wit, something not often found in the traditional views on her life.

This one is for +Giselle Minoli​

#treadlightly ___

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2015-03-01 03:06:00 (10 comments, 5 reshares, 54 +1s)Open 

Good Morning Vietnam, a story about art
This is one of many ceramic (porcelain ) reliefs decorating the Ba Thien Hau (Pagoda of the Lady Thien Hau) in Saigon. The Lady Thien Hau is the protectress of the sea, ensuring both safety and good catches for fishermen.

The temple was built by Chinese immigrants to Saigon in 1760 and continually improved and expanded until the early 20th century. In fact, these reliefs are believed to be from Chinese ceramic manufacturers. Like most temples in Asia, this one is actively used by the population and you will find more faithful than tourists at any particular time of day.

Though I have no idea what story is being depicted here in th is relief with demons, I thought it was cute, which is probably not the intended reaction ;-)
May your demons be as harmless as these, and tread lightly

#art #vietnam #treadlightly ... more »

Good Morning Vietnam, a story about art
This is one of many ceramic (porcelain ) reliefs decorating the Ba Thien Hau (Pagoda of the Lady Thien Hau) in Saigon. The Lady Thien Hau is the protectress of the sea, ensuring both safety and good catches for fishermen.

The temple was built by Chinese immigrants to Saigon in 1760 and continually improved and expanded until the early 20th century. In fact, these reliefs are believed to be from Chinese ceramic manufacturers. Like most temples in Asia, this one is actively used by the population and you will find more faithful than tourists at any particular time of day.

Though I have no idea what story is being depicted here in th is relief with demons, I thought it was cute, which is probably not the intended reaction ;-)
May your demons be as harmless as these, and tread lightly

#art #vietnam #treadlightly


In Chinese legends, the souls of the dead become either shen, good spirits who join the gods, or gui, malevolent ghosts or demons who wander the earth, usually because their descendants do not offer them the proper funeral ceremonies.

from: http://www.mythencyclopedia.com/Cr-Dr/Devils-and-Demons.html#ixzz3T687PUZQ___

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2015-02-26 01:39:15 (12 comments, 2 reshares, 55 +1s)Open 

Are you a snob?
Admittedly, I am. Let's be honest, this picture sucks. It was taken with my tablet on a very touristy river dinner cruise in Saigon last night. The ship was full of about 100 tourists from all over the world, most of whom were busy taking pictures of each other, and with themselves and the traditionally dressed musicians. The Russians brought their own vodka.

My snobbish self was unhappy with the whole performance. And then I just watched the people. Regardless of the whole theatricality, they were having fun. So I let go of my conceptions, and just enjoyed the ride. Even talked (kind of) with the Russians who had so irritated me in the beginning, and they were just people like me.
Just another lesson in treading lightly

Ps: photo taken with tablet, it's bad, but the moon above the lit building was too great a temptation.
... more »

Are you a snob?
Admittedly, I am. Let's be honest, this picture sucks. It was taken with my tablet on a very touristy river dinner cruise in Saigon last night. The ship was full of about 100 tourists from all over the world, most of whom were busy taking pictures of each other, and with themselves and the traditionally dressed musicians. The Russians brought their own vodka.

My snobbish self was unhappy with the whole performance. And then I just watched the people. Regardless of the whole theatricality, they were having fun. So I let go of my conceptions, and just enjoyed the ride. Even talked (kind of) with the Russians who had so irritated me in the beginning, and they were just people like me.
Just another lesson in treading lightly

Ps: photo taken with tablet, it's bad, but the moon above the lit building was too great a temptation.

#treadlightly___

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2015-02-24 12:20:45 (8 comments, 10 reshares, 112 +1s)Open 

Being holy is such hard work
Much better to have fun and enjoy yourself than try to conform too much.
But do tread lightly ;-)
#treadlighty

Lol! ___Being holy is such hard work
Much better to have fun and enjoy yourself than try to conform too much.
But do tread lightly ;-)
#treadlighty

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2015-02-23 14:37:29 (32 comments, 1 reshares, 44 +1s)Open 

Good Night Vietnam
If you counted 3 people on this motorbike (one of the millions of 125ccm machines on the roads here), then you would be wrong. Can you find Waldo? He's the little one in the very front. Finding whole families on bikes is nothing unusual here. In fact, it's probably the form of travel for the majority of families. Cars are unaffordable for most people and at least in the cities, the bikes are both more flexible and faster than cars.
It only gets tedious when they seem to be driving through your hotel room through most of the night, because, like most parts of Asia, the horn is an absolutely essential instrument when driving.
More on that later.
#treadlightly #vietnam

Good Night Vietnam
If you counted 3 people on this motorbike (one of the millions of 125ccm machines on the roads here), then you would be wrong. Can you find Waldo? He's the little one in the very front. Finding whole families on bikes is nothing unusual here. In fact, it's probably the form of travel for the majority of families. Cars are unaffordable for most people and at least in the cities, the bikes are both more flexible and faster than cars.
It only gets tedious when they seem to be driving through your hotel room through most of the night, because, like most parts of Asia, the horn is an absolutely essential instrument when driving.
More on that later.
#treadlightly #vietnam___

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2015-02-23 00:47:01 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 57 +1s)Open 

Good Morning Vietnam!
(I've always wanted a reason to say that)
On our 7th morning here, we finally got to see the sun. This lovely small traditional boat is 'parked' in the river in front of our hotel, to be enjoyed from the balconies in our rooms, or on the restaurant terrace. .....
And enjoy we did, as I hope your day is also a good one.
tread lightly
#treadlightly #vietnam 

Good Morning Vietnam!
(I've always wanted a reason to say that)
On our 7th morning here, we finally got to see the sun. This lovely small traditional boat is 'parked' in the river in front of our hotel, to be enjoyed from the balconies in our rooms, or on the restaurant terrace. .....
And enjoy we did, as I hope your day is also a good one.
tread lightly
#treadlightly #vietnam ___

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2015-02-19 11:26:26 (6 comments, 2 reshares, 50 +1s)Open 

Google made my Foto 'auto awesome', not sure if I agree
Anyway, it does simplify the choice of which to post. Rooftops in Hanoi this morning, clouds create a flat light, which does nothing to diminish the fascination.
Because property costs are so high, many, if not most private houses are only one room wide. But, as can be seen, they make do creatively.
Create your own comfortable space and tread lightly

#treadlightly #vietnam 

Google made my Foto 'auto awesome', not sure if I agree
Anyway, it does simplify the choice of which to post. Rooftops in Hanoi this morning, clouds create a flat light, which does nothing to diminish the fascination.
Because property costs are so high, many, if not most private houses are only one room wide. But, as can be seen, they make do creatively.
Create your own comfortable space and tread lightly

#treadlightly #vietnam ___

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2015-02-18 15:08:08 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 51 +1s)Open 

Greetings from Hanoi
Where tonight we celebrate 'Tet', then Vietnamese New Year. Though most stores are closed for the holiday, the streets are still busy as they can be.
More on the wonders of Vietnamese traffic another time.

Happy New Year and tread lightly


Greetings from Hanoi
Where tonight we celebrate 'Tet', then Vietnamese New Year. Though most stores are closed for the holiday, the streets are still busy as they can be.
More on the wonders of Vietnamese traffic another time.

Happy New Year and tread lightly
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2015-02-14 11:31:29 (15 comments, 4 reshares, 74 +1s)Open 

Good Morning Google+
Many, many thanks to all of you who sent me such kind wishes yesterday. Though I've tried to respond at least with plusses, I'm sure I missed one or the other message and I apologize for that.

But here I will share with you a picture of my present, a fabulous 5-colour woodcut by our artist friend Wolfgang Tambour.  Wolfgang is a truly astounding artist, whose work has gone through many stages and I've loved them all. 

Wishing you all a wonderful Valentine's Day and do remember to tread lightly

#treadlightly   #art   #europeanart   #austrian   #valentinesday2015  

Good Morning Google+
Many, many thanks to all of you who sent me such kind wishes yesterday. Though I've tried to respond at least with plusses, I'm sure I missed one or the other message and I apologize for that.

But here I will share with you a picture of my present, a fabulous 5-colour woodcut by our artist friend Wolfgang Tambour.  Wolfgang is a truly astounding artist, whose work has gone through many stages and I've loved them all. 

Wishing you all a wonderful Valentine's Day and do remember to tread lightly

#treadlightly   #art   #europeanart   #austrian   #valentinesday2015  ___

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2015-02-05 22:07:18 (7 comments, 6 reshares, 49 +1s)Open 

Synchronicity: +Russell Brand explains the real meaning  behind the Superbowl commercials
It's amusing how well this fits in with my last post.

#treadlightly   #marketing  

Synchronicity: +Russell Brand explains the real meaning  behind the Superbowl commercials
It's amusing how well this fits in with my last post.

#treadlightly   #marketing  ___

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2015-01-21 10:54:57 (8 comments, 6 reshares, 44 +1s)Open 

Ah, those heartwarming, (in)sincere brand commercials...
Honestly now, how often have you felt warm and fuzzy after seeing a commercial using some of the buzzwords or scenes shown in the clip below?

But, most of the time, it's really a case of the brand playing Bulls**t Bingo with your emotions. True purpose and values of an enterprise are never to be found in official statements, commercials or even social media posts.

To see what a brand is really about means to watch what they do. How do they treat their customers, employees and environment? Are they involved in spurious litigation? 

In other words, to they walk the talk?  If they don't, then no amount of happy-posts or syrupy commercials will make them 'good'.

Find out for yourself and tread lightly

h/t to +Simon Mainwaring of +We First  for the link in theirnew... more »

Ah, those heartwarming, (in)sincere brand commercials...
Honestly now, how often have you felt warm and fuzzy after seeing a commercial using some of the buzzwords or scenes shown in the clip below?

But, most of the time, it's really a case of the brand playing Bulls**t Bingo with your emotions. True purpose and values of an enterprise are never to be found in official statements, commercials or even social media posts.

To see what a brand is really about means to watch what they do. How do they treat their customers, employees and environment? Are they involved in spurious litigation? 

In other words, to they walk the talk?  If they don't, then no amount of happy-posts or syrupy commercials will make them 'good'.

Find out for yourself and tread lightly

h/t to +Simon Mainwaring of +We First  for the link in their newsletter.

#treadlightly   #brands   #brandstrategy   #marketing   #socialmedia  ___

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2015-01-20 12:50:55 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

SO nicht, lieber Standard!
(edit: English summary added down below original German text)
Dieser Artikel erschien im gestrigen +derStandard.at  im Wirtschaftsteil, nicht etwa unter den Kommentaren. Er wurde von zwei Mitarbeitern, die als "Konfliktlöser" bei Freshfields arbeiten, verfasst.

Was aber leider NICHT erwähnt wurde ist, dass Freshfields bislang als jenes internationale Unternehmen gilt, welches sowohl von der Anzahl, als auch vom Umsatz (und Profit), als größte Kraft in den im Artikel erwähnten Investorenschutzklagen gilt.

Es mag ja wohl noch verständlich sein, dass die beiden Verfasser diese Tatsache verschweigen und viel lieber betonen, dass die Ablehnung von TTIP (und somit von irrwitzigen Investitionsschutzklagen) durch die Österreicher: 
"ein erstaunliches Phänomen, das nur mit der beeindruckenden Medienpräsenzideologisc... more »

SO nicht, lieber Standard!
(edit: English summary added down below original German text)
Dieser Artikel erschien im gestrigen +derStandard.at  im Wirtschaftsteil, nicht etwa unter den Kommentaren. Er wurde von zwei Mitarbeitern, die als "Konfliktlöser" bei Freshfields arbeiten, verfasst.

Was aber leider NICHT erwähnt wurde ist, dass Freshfields bislang als jenes internationale Unternehmen gilt, welches sowohl von der Anzahl, als auch vom Umsatz (und Profit), als größte Kraft in den im Artikel erwähnten Investorenschutzklagen gilt.

Es mag ja wohl noch verständlich sein, dass die beiden Verfasser diese Tatsache verschweigen und viel lieber betonen, dass die Ablehnung von TTIP (und somit von irrwitzigen Investitionsschutzklagen) durch die Österreicher: 
"ein erstaunliches Phänomen, das nur mit der beeindruckenden Medienpräsenz ideologisch positionierter Organisationen erklärbar ist."

NICHT verständlich ist, dass derStandard diese eindeutig einseitige Darstellung von durchwegs interessierten Verfassern nicht als solches gekennzeichnet hat.

In anbetracht der Tatsache, dass: 
"Während des Bürgerkriegs in Libyen riet zum Beispiel die britische Kanzlei Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer ihren Klienten, Tripolis zu verklagen. Begründung: Die Instabilität des Landes führe zu Sicherheitsproblemen, die Investitionen der Unternehmen gefährden könnten." (Le Monde dimplomatique: http://goo.gl/TPnIH1)

wirkt das Eingeständnis der Verfasser im Artikel:
"Dass der Investitionsschutz auch zu missbräuchlichen Klagen führen kann, mag sein. Unbegründete und abwegige Klagen vor Gerichten hat es schon immer gegeben, und es wird sie auch weiterhin geben. Was aber 'missbräuchlich' ist, bleibt häufig der subjektiven Wertung überlassen."
als besonders zynisch und als regelrechte Verhöhnung.

Dieses Schriftstück ohne weitere Erläuterung durch die Redaktion als seriösen Artikel zu präsentieren, entspricht nicht den selbstgennanten (und vom Leser erwarteten) Qualitätsansprüchen des Standard.
Man muss die Frage stellen, was denn sonst alles im Standard ebensowenig glaubwürdig ist.

English Summary:
+derStandard.at is probably the best newspaper in Austria. Unfortunately, yesterday's edition included the article below, which is an unapologetic piece extolling the virtues of Investor-State-Dispute-Settlements, in which an foreign investor can sue a government. 
What the newspaper failed to mention is that, the authors of the article are employees of the arguably largest and most profitable organizations that often represent the claimants, earning literally billions of dollars in fees from such claims.
My point is that to present such a piece without mentioning this, and thus creating a proper context for the opinions stated by the authors, is not worthy of a respectable newspaper.

#ttip   #icsid   #globalization  ___

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2015-01-19 13:49:31 (17 comments, 7 reshares, 97 +1s)Open 

☆Good Morning Google+ ☆ your daily story about art: 01.19
Last week was the Green Hour, today let’s look at the Witching Hour, generally understood to be the time after midnight and before the beginning of dawn.  Chinese Medicine views the time between 1 AM and 3 AM as the time of the Liver, which stands not only for (de-)toxification, but also for emotions, especially frustrations and anger, as well as spring, with all of it’s associations of rebirth and growth. 

Here is a representation of the Witching Hour in a painting by Andrew Wyeth, the American realist painter. As the painting seemingly shows, Wyeth was a realist painter, but is that really true?

Abstraction in visual art is usually understood to mean that a work of art is ‘free’ of conventional elements such as perspective, recognizable objects and, most importantly, narrative. We usuallyassociate abs... more »

☆Good Morning Google+ ☆ your daily story about art: 01.19
Last week was the Green Hour, today let’s look at the Witching Hour, generally understood to be the time after midnight and before the beginning of dawn.  Chinese Medicine views the time between 1 AM and 3 AM as the time of the Liver, which stands not only for (de-)toxification, but also for emotions, especially frustrations and anger, as well as spring, with all of it’s associations of rebirth and growth. 

Here is a representation of the Witching Hour in a painting by Andrew Wyeth, the American realist painter. As the painting seemingly shows, Wyeth was a realist painter, but is that really true?

Abstraction in visual art is usually understood to mean that a work of art is ‘free’ of conventional elements such as perspective, recognizable objects and, most importantly, narrative. We usually associate abstraction with artists such as the cubists, Mondrian, Pollock, etc.

But if we look past the obvious visual elements to the idea of abstraction as something that is devoid of narrative, which can apply to recognizable things as well, we can definitely understand Wyeth’s self-assessment as an abstract artist:

“You can have the technique and paint the object, it’s what’s inside you, the way you translate the object — and that’s pure emotion. I think most people get to my work through the back door. They’re attracted by the realism and sense the emotion and the abstraction — and eventually, I hope, they get their own powerful emotion.”

In my opinion, his “Witching Hour” is a perfect  example of this. We see an empty room at night. Only the strange fluttering of the candles’ flames (while the windows are closed?) give a hint that something unusual is happening. Is it a draft from an open door, and if so, why is the door open, who opened it at this hour?

Like most of Wyeth’s paintings, as there is no obvious narrative or story to be seen, we are free, almost challenged, to make up our own. To make our own associations, based on our own lives and histories. And that is a core element of abstraction, isn't it?

So if, like me, you've been waking up around 2 AM lately, these are some things to ponder as you wait for sleep to come again, but do tread lightly with yourself!

Image from here: http://goo.gl/pNIw3Z

#art   #treadlightly   #artandclassontheplus   #EuropeanHistory  #europeanpainting #yourdailyartstory #arthistory  ___

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2015-01-15 16:34:02 (27 comments, 16 reshares, 129 +1s)Open 

☆Good Morning Google+ ☆ your daily story about art: 01.15
Have you ever wondered what all that unnatural green in paintings from the late 19th and early 20th centuries is about? From Van Gogh to Picasso, we see green shadows, green faces, and as here in a painting by Viktor Oliva, a green ghost?!

Here is my own theory: it’s at least in part due to an alcoholic drink called Absinthe. While many compare Absinthe to Arak, or the Greek Ouzo, Absinthe also includes the herb Wormwood, which may (or may not) have hallucinogenic properties.  But why green? Because the main form of Absinthe is green (from the wormwood). 

Absinthe became popular in France after the 1840’s, when it had been administered to French troops in Algeria to treat malaria. It was fairly cheap and quickly became very popular in cafes and bistros, so that 5 PM became known as the “greenhour”.  Dur... more »

☆Good Morning Google+ ☆ your daily story about art: 01.15
Have you ever wondered what all that unnatural green in paintings from the late 19th and early 20th centuries is about? From Van Gogh to Picasso, we see green shadows, green faces, and as here in a painting by Viktor Oliva, a green ghost?!

Here is my own theory: it’s at least in part due to an alcoholic drink called Absinthe. While many compare Absinthe to Arak, or the Greek Ouzo, Absinthe also includes the herb Wormwood, which may (or may not) have hallucinogenic properties.  But why green? Because the main form of Absinthe is green (from the wormwood). 

Absinthe became popular in France after the 1840’s, when it had been administered to French troops in Algeria to treat malaria. It was fairly cheap and quickly became very popular in cafes and bistros, so that 5 PM became known as the “green hour”.  During the 1880’s a shortage of wine due to a disease infecting French vineyards, Absinthe became even more popular.

Another name for Absinthe is still The Green Fairy, which may be the woman in this painting, called the Absinthe Drinker. As other paintings of Absinthe drinkers by Degas, Manet and even Picasso show, Absinthe seems to have been the ‘drug of choice’ for many artists in the Fin de Siècle, particularly in France. But not only painters like Van Gogh, Oliva, Degas, Manet, Toulouse-Lautrec, and others were fans of the green fairy, writers such as Oscar Wilde, and even Hemingway indulged and claimed to have found inspiration. The British occultist Aleister Crowley was an ardent worshiper of the ‘Green Goddess’.

But things came to an end in the early 20th century, when temperance and abstinence from alcohol (prohibition anyone?), as well a a case of triple murder in Switzerland due to an Absinthe caused drunken rage led to the banning of Absinthe in most European Countries and the US.

So, I maintain that the preponderance of green in faces of the many paintings of the time, particularly of the Fauvists, could well have been references to Absinthe.

I suggest you stick to softer stuff and do tread lightly

Image from wikimedia here: http://goo.gl/43wzdJ

#art   #treadlightly   #artandclassontheplus   #EuropeanHistory  #europeanpainting #yourdailyartstory #arthistory  ___

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2015-01-04 16:58:50 (14 comments, 2 reshares, 49 +1s)Open 

Gotta love this Man
Not a single word about Gays, or contraception. Had he been Pope 30 years ago, I might still be Catholic ;-))
#treadlightly  
h/T +Friedl Fuerst on another site

Gotta love this Man
Not a single word about Gays, or contraception. Had he been Pope 30 years ago, I might still be Catholic ;-))
#treadlightly  
h/T +Friedl Fuerst on another site___

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2015-01-02 21:23:47 (122 comments, 4 reshares, 175 +1s)Open 

+Russell Brand makes a great case for Systemic Change

As Albert Einstein said: _We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.*

The people making decisions today, whether in corporations or in politics, do not wake up in the morning and say to their reflection in the bathroom mirror "Today I will do something evil" (well, most of them don't).  Instead, like all of us, they are caught up in their own 'systems', or contexts, whether that is the need to appease shareholders, meet impossible deadlines, or get the votes.

Only by making true Systemic Change, will the context for the actors change and thus (hopefully), lead to better decisions.

#treadlightly

+Russell Brand makes a great case for Systemic Change

As Albert Einstein said: _We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.*

The people making decisions today, whether in corporations or in politics, do not wake up in the morning and say to their reflection in the bathroom mirror "Today I will do something evil" (well, most of them don't).  Instead, like all of us, they are caught up in their own 'systems', or contexts, whether that is the need to appease shareholders, meet impossible deadlines, or get the votes.

Only by making true Systemic Change, will the context for the actors change and thus (hopefully), lead to better decisions.

#treadlightly___

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2014-12-31 16:19:30 (28 comments, 2 reshares, 105 +1s)Open 

Best Wishes for a Happy New Year
to all my friends on Google+
May you be Safe, Healthy and Happy in the New Year, and do tread lightly
#treadlightly

Best Wishes for a Happy New Year
to all my friends on Google+
May you be Safe, Healthy and Happy in the New Year, and do tread lightly
#treadlightly___

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2014-12-31 16:01:28 (20 comments, 5 reshares, 52 +1s)Open 

Going to post this on facebook, wonder how long the post stays up?
;-))

Going to post this on facebook, wonder how long the post stays up?
;-))___

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2014-12-24 15:29:04 (37 comments, 3 reshares, 146 +1s)Open 

Merry Christmas Google+
My very best Wishes for this Christmas.
Whether you believe in this Holiday or not, may you have health, peace and happiness over this time of the year, when the days begin to be longer and light again increases.

Fill your days with light and tread lightly

#treadlightly

Merry Christmas Google+
My very best Wishes for this Christmas.
Whether you believe in this Holiday or not, may you have health, peace and happiness over this time of the year, when the days begin to be longer and light again increases.

Fill your days with light and tread lightly

#treadlightly___

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2014-12-17 14:40:32 (14 comments, 14 reshares, 62 +1s)Open 

☆Good Morning Google+ ☆ your daily story about art: 12.17
Today I bring you a glimpse of the wonderful new Exhibition at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington DC. It is an exhibition of many masterpieces from the Rennaisance and Baroque with the Virgin Mary as subject.


The Virgin Mary has fascinated artists from the very beginning, her life, her role as mother of the Christian Savior, as well as that of model for femininity has made her one of the most popular subjects in Art History. 


If you can, see the show, if not, do check the site at the link to see many magnificent works of art.

Have a wonderful day and tread lightly

#treadlightly   #art   #yourdailystoryofart   #yourdailyartstory  

☆Good Morning Google+ ☆ your daily story about art: 12.17
Today I bring you a glimpse of the wonderful new Exhibition at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington DC. It is an exhibition of many masterpieces from the Rennaisance and Baroque with the Virgin Mary as subject.


The Virgin Mary has fascinated artists from the very beginning, her life, her role as mother of the Christian Savior, as well as that of model for femininity has made her one of the most popular subjects in Art History. 


If you can, see the show, if not, do check the site at the link to see many magnificent works of art.

Have a wonderful day and tread lightly

#treadlightly   #art   #yourdailystoryofart   #yourdailyartstory  ___

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2014-12-10 12:52:33 (126 comments, 10 reshares, 131 +1s)Open 

President Obama is my hero ...
because he does not eschew appearing on a comedy show, making jokes about himself, and trying new venues to get his message out.

And before this descends into all kinds of political discussions:
- I do not agree with all his actions and policies, but
- I do believe that the man is genuinely interested in the welfare of the whole American public
- and he is doing the best he can.

Please spare me any litanies about his evildoing. If you don't agree, feel free to move on.

#treadlightly   #obama   #potus    

President Obama is my hero ...
because he does not eschew appearing on a comedy show, making jokes about himself, and trying new venues to get his message out.

And before this descends into all kinds of political discussions:
- I do not agree with all his actions and policies, but
- I do believe that the man is genuinely interested in the welfare of the whole American public
- and he is doing the best he can.

Please spare me any litanies about his evildoing. If you don't agree, feel free to move on.

#treadlightly   #obama   #potus    ___

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2014-12-08 14:39:04 (11 comments, 3 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

Instead of Bureaucracy, we now have Tweeteaucracy
How funny, how absurd, .... and how typical of many organizations
Don't make the mistake of believing this is something unique to one of America's leading ... 'Managers'. The rise of social media, with its central characteristics of speed, immediacy, and availability is something that many managers still can't/won't understand and accept.

In 2012 I was asked to have a short, 3 paragraph item about a mundane achievement published on the intranet for a bank. It took 2.5 weeks to get all of the approvals, edits, re-writes, etc. done .... and then it was displayed on the front page or internal news for six (!) hours.  As a fun exercise, I drew a process flow of the whole chain of events, which wound up looking similar to those used when introducing new bank products.

As both examples show,... more »

Instead of Bureaucracy, we now have Tweeteaucracy
How funny, how absurd, .... and how typical of many organizations
Don't make the mistake of believing this is something unique to one of America's leading ... 'Managers'. The rise of social media, with its central characteristics of speed, immediacy, and availability is something that many managers still can't/won't understand and accept.

In 2012 I was asked to have a short, 3 paragraph item about a mundane achievement published on the intranet for a bank. It took 2.5 weeks to get all of the approvals, edits, re-writes, etc. done .... and then it was displayed on the front page or internal news for six (!) hours.  As a fun exercise, I drew a process flow of the whole chain of events, which wound up looking similar to those used when introducing new bank products.

As both examples show, the technology is here for a radical change in how things are communicated, but the mindsets are very often not.

How wonderful to have platforms such as this one to both share the absurd stories and hope to effect a change.

#treadlightly   #fl   #management   #tweetocracy   #tweeteaucracy  ___

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2014-12-08 14:21:00 (20 comments, 16 reshares, 120 +1s)Open 

☆Good Morning Google+ ☆ your daily story about art: 12.08

Today is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, a Catholic Holiday that is celebrated in many countries, such as Austria. This has nothing whatsoever to do with today's artwork, a woodcut of the Lisbon Earthquake of 1755, by an anonymous artist, shown below. However, apart from the fact that the image is fascinating, strangely modern in its execution, there is a (tenuous) link between a Catholic holiday and the subject of the work, which I am shamelessly utilizing.  

The Earthquake of Lisbon occurred on November 1st in 1755. November the 1st is also a traditional Catholic Holiday, All Saints Day.  It occurred in a wealthy, strongly Catholic city and country with strong cosmopolitan elements, after all,  at that time the harbor of Lisbon was a kind of gateway to the rest of the world for Europe. So the horrificeffect... more »

☆Good Morning Google+ ☆ your daily story about art: 12.08

Today is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, a Catholic Holiday that is celebrated in many countries, such as Austria. This has nothing whatsoever to do with today's artwork, a woodcut of the Lisbon Earthquake of 1755, by an anonymous artist, shown below. However, apart from the fact that the image is fascinating, strangely modern in its execution, there is a (tenuous) link between a Catholic holiday and the subject of the work, which I am shamelessly utilizing.  

The Earthquake of Lisbon occurred on November 1st in 1755. November the 1st is also a traditional Catholic Holiday, All Saints Day.  It occurred in a wealthy, strongly Catholic city and country with strong cosmopolitan elements, after all,  at that time the harbor of Lisbon was a kind of gateway to the rest of the world for Europe. So the horrific effects of this earthquake, with anywhere between 20.000 and 50.000 deaths, fires destroying much of the city as well as a tsunami that killed just about all life at the harbor were noted throughout Europe.

While there have been all kinds of unbelievable natural catastrophes all throughout history, what makes this one stand out until today is the effect it had on European (i.e. Western) thought and philosophy, especially as it pertains to the concept of Evil. Until the Age of Enlightenment, Leibnitz's idea of this being the "Best of All Possible Worlds", in which sin (moral evil) was linked to suffering (natural evil such as disasters) had reigned supreme. 

But this natural disaster caused the destruction of so many lives on All Saints Day no less, and destroyed most of the Churches while leaving the red-light district virtually untouched. The explanations of theologians that it must have been punishment for sin were no longer acceptable. A number of philosophers, writers such as Voltaire and Rousseau opposed the idea of this being just punishment for anything. And so was born a new foundation for the explanation of evil, but that's a story for another day. 

Finally: it is both amusing and frustrating to see that the ideas about evil which were rejected more than 200 years ago are making a comeback now - just think of all those "Aids is a punishment for..." and "natural disasters are sign of the End Times" instead of climate change, that ever more people (want to?) believe.

Enjoy a disaster free day and tread lightly

Image from here: http://goo.gl/ygwrjb

#art   #treadlightly   #artandclassontheplus   #EuropeanHistory  #europeanpainting #yourdailyartstory #arthistory  #evil___

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2014-12-07 18:08:48 (0 comments, 18 reshares, 46 +1s)Open 

Good Evening Google Plus

Today we forsake art, instead, very fitting for a Sunday, please enjoy the Dalai Lama, who is not too proud to joke about his digestive system in front of millions.

Apart from the unexpected jokes, this video shares some profound truths, simple but not easy.

#treadlightly   #dalailama   #happiness  

Good Evening Google Plus

Today we forsake art, instead, very fitting for a Sunday, please enjoy the Dalai Lama, who is not too proud to joke about his digestive system in front of millions.

Apart from the unexpected jokes, this video shares some profound truths, simple but not easy.

#treadlightly   #dalailama   #happiness  ___

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2014-12-03 15:34:48 (7 comments, 6 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

☆Good Morning Google+ ☆ your daily story about art: 12.03

Images such as the ones in this clip remind me of William Blake's Poem beginning with:
"To see a World in a grain of sand,
And a Heaven in a wild flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand,
And Eternity in an hour.…
(From Auguries of Innocence)

Because the gorgeous patterns and colors we see here are actually total, complete toxic waste.  The clip was shot at the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn, by photographer Steven Hirsch, who has created some stunning images of the deadly sludge. (see here: http://goo.gl/LkjZ9m).

This is another wonderful example of how meaning is constructed. I would bet that when you originally looked at the images, they were interesting, pretty, maybe intriguing. Maybe you thought about associations with images about other life forms, marinescenes,... more »

☆Good Morning Google+ ☆ your daily story about art: 12.03

Images such as the ones in this clip remind me of William Blake's Poem beginning with:
"To see a World in a grain of sand,
And a Heaven in a wild flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand,
And Eternity in an hour.…
(From Auguries of Innocence)

Because the gorgeous patterns and colors we see here are actually total, complete toxic waste.  The clip was shot at the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn, by photographer Steven Hirsch, who has created some stunning images of the deadly sludge. (see here: http://goo.gl/LkjZ9m).

This is another wonderful example of how meaning is constructed. I would bet that when you originally looked at the images, they were interesting, pretty, maybe intriguing. Maybe you thought about associations with images about other life forms, marine scenes, of even of stars and galaxies. (or not ;-)  But the context probably shifted your perceptions, maybe there were suddenly feelings of disgust?

And yet.... and yet.... as we see, even toxic sludge has beauty, it's just a matter of how we look at it and what meaning we, ourselves, ascribe to the image.

Whatever. Be open to beauty, especially in unexpected places and tread lightly

#art   #yourdailyartstory   #rebootyourmind   #treadlightly  ___

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2014-12-01 15:06:59 (5 comments, 3 reshares, 35 +1s)Open 

A wonderful wish by one of my favorite writers.

For the next 24 hours, it's still at $25...___A wonderful wish by one of my favorite writers.

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2014-11-14 14:19:58 (24 comments, 18 reshares, 136 +1s)Open 

☆Good Morning Google+ ☆ your daily story about art: 11.14

I feel a little bad about doing such a job on Thomas Cole in yesterday’s post. He was actually a quite respected artist and one of the founders of the Hudson River School of landscape art.

So I went looking at his landscapes and many of them are wonderful. I had pretty much decided to post his Distant View of Niagara Falls, which is a very conventional, well done, expected treatment of the subject and has gravitas.

But oh, the Gods had something else in mind, because 
A) I realized that Cole actually imbued almost all of his paintings with the unexpected, often as allegory or allusion to another subject, and
B) This one, his ”Expulsion. Moon and Firelight” caught my eye. 

My first thought on seeing a small rendering of the painting was that it reminded me of the journey toMordor, whi... more »

☆Good Morning Google+ ☆ your daily story about art: 11.14

I feel a little bad about doing such a job on Thomas Cole in yesterday’s post. He was actually a quite respected artist and one of the founders of the Hudson River School of landscape art.

So I went looking at his landscapes and many of them are wonderful. I had pretty much decided to post his Distant View of Niagara Falls, which is a very conventional, well done, expected treatment of the subject and has gravitas.

But oh, the Gods had something else in mind, because 
A) I realized that Cole actually imbued almost all of his paintings with the unexpected, often as allegory or allusion to another subject, and
B) This one, his ”Expulsion. Moon and Firelight” caught my eye. 

My first thought on seeing a small rendering of the painting was that it reminded me of the journey to Mordor, which seemed amusing (yes, I’m shallow). But taking a closer look shows that this is not just a trivial portent of things to come in Hobbit-land, but rather an interesting allegory about the Expulsion of Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden.

Interestingly, the two main figures don’t even appear in the painting. The focus is on presenting the before and after. On the right hand side, we see Eden, a lovely, peaceful looking landscape bathed in gentle sunlight. Then comes a stone arch, filled with fire, and the rest of the painting shows the ‘after’, the world outside of Eden. Doom and gloom abounds.

What fascinates me is the fact that there are four distinct sources of light in this painting: the sun on the right in Eden, the fire in the arch, the red globe on top of the evil looking mountain in the center background, and the moon (?) above the water on the left.  Still, the whole thing works. The composition is sophisticated enough that both the perspectives of the different levels and the shadows from the light sources work amazingly well.

Whatever the first impression, this is definitely a work that demands not only superficial attention but respect. Another example that snap judgments are so often wrong.

Take your time assessing things today, and tread lightly


Image found at: http://goo.gl/hVtMQ5
PS: an article about the Niagara Falls Painting is here: http://goo.gl/NCAUgS,
More about Thomas Cole at Wikipedia here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Cole

#art   #treadlightly   #artandclassontheplus   #Americanpainting #yourdailyartstory #arthistory  ___

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2014-11-13 21:40:12 (21 comments, 8 reshares, 88 +1s)Open 

☆Good Morning Google+ ☆ your daily story about art: 11.12
Sometimes you find great art in (somewhat) unexpected places. I spent a few hours yesterday afternoon in the Toledo Art Museum and was impressed by the variety of high quality pieces they have from a vast array of periods and regions. But I must admit, that while we very much admired the Turner, Van Gogh, Derain and paintings of other major Artists of the past, we spent the longest time in front of this picture, The Architect’s Dream by Thomas Cole.

We had just been talking about the often times somewhat staid American paintings of the 18th and 19th centuries when we found this painting. It was painted in 1840 by Cole for the Architect Ithiel Town (as the engraving on the column says). Unfortunately, Town hated it and refused delivery. It remained in Cole’s family until the Museum bought it in 1949.

Thereason ... more »

☆Good Morning Google+ ☆ your daily story about art: 11.12
Sometimes you find great art in (somewhat) unexpected places. I spent a few hours yesterday afternoon in the Toledo Art Museum and was impressed by the variety of high quality pieces they have from a vast array of periods and regions. But I must admit, that while we very much admired the Turner, Van Gogh, Derain and paintings of other major Artists of the past, we spent the longest time in front of this picture, The Architect’s Dream by Thomas Cole.

We had just been talking about the often times somewhat staid American paintings of the 18th and 19th centuries when we found this painting. It was painted in 1840 by Cole for the Architect Ithiel Town (as the engraving on the column says). Unfortunately, Town hated it and refused delivery. It remained in Cole’s family until the Museum bought it in 1949.

The reason Town hated it, is the same one that we loved it - it’s simply crazy! Cole thought to show the progression of human achievements in Architecture through history. We see an Egyptian Pyramid and Temple, Greek Temples topped by Roman Aqueducts, a Gothic Cathedral, multitudes of people like out of a Cecil B. DeMille film, and, in front of it all, the Artist himself, lying on a plinth on top of a Greek Column. How absurd, how dramatic, how wonderful.

We must have stood in front of this painting for about 3 minutes, just sucking in the gloriously absurd details and, …. Yes… laughing.  I later learned from a man in the museum shop that it is one of the most popular paintings in the museum. But, when I asked whether people liked it because they thought it was funny he said no, because they thought it was pretty.  Oh well.

Make up your own mind about it, and tread lightly

Image is my own, taken at the Toledo Art Museum on 11.11.14

#art   #treadlightly   #artandclassontheplus   #EuropeanHistory  #europeanpainting #yourdailyartstory #arthistory  ___

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2014-10-24 11:41:04 (3 comments, 3 reshares, 39 +1s)Open 

One of the wisest men alive...
is sharing his talks. Catch them if you can.

#treadlightly   

There will be live webcasts of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s talks and discussions from Birmingham, Alabama and Princeton, New Jersey, USA on October 25-28, 2014.

All times Eastern Daylight Time (EDT = GMT-4.00)

October 25th: Scientific Symposium
His Holiness the Dalai Lama will participate in a Scientific Symposium at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). The live webcast can be viewed at http://www.uab.edu/dalailama
Time: 9:00am - 11:30am EDT

October 26th: - Discussion
His Holiness will participate in a discussion on “Beyond Belief - an Interfaith Discussion” from the Alabama Theater in Birmingham, Alabama. The live webcast can be viewed at http://new.livestream.com/dalailamabirmingham/10-26-14
Time: 9:00am - 11:00am EDT

October 26th - Public Talk
His Holiness will give a talk entitle “Secular Ethics in our Time” at Regions Field in Birmingham, Alabama as part of Human Rights Week in Birmingham. The live webcast can be viewed at http://new.livestream.com/dalailamabirmingham/10-26-14
Time: from 2:00pm EDT

October 28th: Public Talk
His Holiness the Dalai Lama will give a public talk, “Develop the Heart”, at Princeton University’s Jadwin Gymnasium in Princeton, New Jersey, USA. The live webcast can be viewed at http://mediacentrallive.princeton.edu/
Time: 9:30am - 11:30am EDT

for times in your area 9:00am EDT on October 25th in Birmingham, Alabama, USA is the same as 6:30pm IST on October 25th in New Delhi, India; and 2:00pm BST on October 25th in London, England.

Photo of His Holiness the Dalai Lama meeting with the members of press in Milano, Italy on June 27, 2014. (Photo by Tenzin Choejor/OHHDL)___One of the wisest men alive...
is sharing his talks. Catch them if you can.

#treadlightly   

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2014-10-24 09:07:26 (25 comments, 1 reshares, 44 +1s)Open 

… you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone … 

Today’s painting is Young Girl Singing Into a Mirror, by Jean-Etienne Liotard from the 18th Century. Liotard was born in 1702 in Switzerland and was appreciated for his work, mostly portraits and domestic scenes such as this one.

However, the choice of this painting for today’s post is personal rather than ‘artistic’.  With two obvious differences, namely the gilt edging on the mirror and the double string of pearls, this could be me. Oh yes, one more difference: when I open my mouth, almost no sound comes out, which many probably consider a blessing.

A frozen vocal chord has left me whispering, speaking low and very quietly and gasping for breath every few words. But this is not a ‘pity me’ post. I am optimistic that things will get better with training. Maybe someday I’ll evenbe able to sing - though ... more »

… you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone … 

Today’s painting is Young Girl Singing Into a Mirror, by Jean-Etienne Liotard from the 18th Century. Liotard was born in 1702 in Switzerland and was appreciated for his work, mostly portraits and domestic scenes such as this one.

However, the choice of this painting for today’s post is personal rather than ‘artistic’.  With two obvious differences, namely the gilt edging on the mirror and the double string of pearls, this could be me. Oh yes, one more difference: when I open my mouth, almost no sound comes out, which many probably consider a blessing.

A frozen vocal chord has left me whispering, speaking low and very quietly and gasping for breath every few words. But this is not a ‘pity me’ post. I am optimistic that things will get better with training. Maybe someday I’ll even be able to sing - though up till now, I was always asked not to.

My point is made in the title, as Joni Mitchell sang in Big Yellow Taxi: you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone …

But is that really true?

Of course not. On some level, we are always aware of what we’ve got. We are aware of our possessions, position and status, relationships and even our bodies and their functions. But we take most of these things for granted, they are normal, always there, not consciously noticed, …. until we lose them.

In a way, we stumble through life blindly. Blind to our surroundings, oblivious of what matters to the people around us, and unaware even or ourselves, our bodies and minds, their functioning and needs.

We hustle through the days to make that next goal, get the sale, meet the deadline, write the post, or buy the next cool thing. And we ignore the clouds lit by the sun on the commute to/from work, the co-worker who is overwhelmed with a task, the significant other who needs to get something of their chest, the child that wants to play, and our bodies that need rest, or exercise, or to be touched.  

We are always focused on the next thing to do, to make, or to get, and so little aware of how and what is now. 

The one-word antidote to this is mindfulness. For those who feel that is a bit too woo-woo, replace it with the word awareness.  To be fully aware in and of the moment. To note what we see by actively looking, what we hear by actively listening, noting the taste, smell, and feeling what is right now. 

Turning off our busy minds is not easy, to just ‘be’ is a bit like asking someone to be spontaneous.  But I find it useful to, just for a moment, focus on ’wanting nothing’. Really. Don’t try to achieve anything, not even awareness, just focus on not wanting anything and you may just notice how your body feels, as well as your surroundings, and you may just be surprised.

Is this somewhat trite? Of course it is. There is nothing metaphysical or requiring great intelligence about being aware. The message is many thousands of years old and transmitted in many religions as well as in modern psychology. I’m not blazing new trails here. 

But the thing is: what seems simplistic to grasp intellectually is often very difficult to put into practice. As the Buddhists say many things are ‘simple but not easy’.

So, when you talk today, be a little bit aware of your voice, how it sounds, how it feels.  Do you speak loudly or softly, are you smiling as you speak, or are your teeth clenched, you get the idea. 

It’s your voice, appreciate it, use it wisely, and tread lightly

#art   #treadlightly   #artandclassontheplus    #europeanpainting #yourdailyartstory #rebootyourmind #mindfulness___

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2014-10-17 11:08:25 (27 comments, 9 reshares, 106 +1s)Open 

☆Good Morning Google+ ☆ your daily story about art: 10.17

Today we remember the Venetian painter Bernardo Bellotto, better known as Canaletto, who died on Octoer 17th in 1780.  This painting, his View of Vienna seen from the Belvedere, is typical of his style and work. 

We see a ‘wide angle’ view of the city, with a deep horizon, in cool colors and with sharp precision. The use of strong diagonals captures the interest and keeps the scene from becoming boring. Canaletto presents his views as if on a stage, but one where the scenery is of primary, and the actors of secondary importance.

This scene can still be seen today, granted, there are many more buildings, but the gardens of the Belvedere have been wonderfully preserves and designed in such a way that one can almost forget the surrounding metropolis. Even most of the buildings shown herecan still... more »

☆Good Morning Google+ ☆ your daily story about art: 10.17

Today we remember the Venetian painter Bernardo Bellotto, better known as Canaletto, who died on Octoer 17th in 1780.  This painting, his View of Vienna seen from the Belvedere, is typical of his style and work. 

We see a ‘wide angle’ view of the city, with a deep horizon, in cool colors and with sharp precision. The use of strong diagonals captures the interest and keeps the scene from becoming boring. Canaletto presents his views as if on a stage, but one where the scenery is of primary, and the actors of secondary importance.

This scene can still be seen today, granted, there are many more buildings, but the gardens of the Belvedere have been wonderfully preserves and designed in such a way that one can almost forget the surrounding metropolis. Even most of the buildings shown here can still be seen, because thankfully, Vienna has strict zoning laws about the height of buildings within the city center.

Have a wonderful day, find something to preserve for yourself, and tread lightly

Image from wikimedia here: http://goo.gl/FLHxfB

#art   #treadlightly   #artandclassontheplus   #EuropeanHistory  #europeanpainting #yourdailyartstory #arthistory  ___

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