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The Codebreakers54+The Codebreakers 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)  +Alexandra Riecke-Gonzales Super Power -> Communication+Ammon Johns  Super Powers-> Strategist, Visibility Control, Protector of Lawns+Amy Harrison Super Power -> Humor, Wordsmith  +Christopher Vogelmann Super Power -> Engagement, Funnies and Gamification +Craig Calvert Super Power -> Psychology and Psychometrics +Are we "Frozen" in the Princess Paradigm?2014-12-10 18:00:0032 
martin shervington824,998You 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 +Mark Schaefer 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 
SEOWiSE918Framing and Agenda Setting: Defining how we see the worldThis 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 framingI 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 businessI'm sure you can already see how this is applicable to doing business today, but +David Amerland 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 +todd l lebeauc for the awesome graphics!Framing: Whose Semantic Frame Are You Living In?2014-07-17 18:00:0060 
James Dearsley4,651Welcome 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 (+James Dearsley ) +Joshua Berg +kara wood +Jim Banks  +Daniel Hare   and special guest +David Amerland   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 Platforms3/ SEO/Content Marketing4/ Video Marketing and Hangouts5/ Special Guest slot – book launch, influential website owner or influencerThere 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 Enge20,488It can be a thin line that separates success from failure in the world of content marketing.  Join +Rand Fishkin +Mark Traphagen 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 21:00:00262 
SEOWiSE918The Paradigm ShiftThe Business of Communicating in a Semantic WebNew: 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 +David Amerland. Through our interactions on his brilliant +David Amerland's Sunday Read, 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 downIn 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 +todd l lebeauc for the banner!The Paradigm Shift - The Business of Communicating in a Semantic Web2014-06-19 18:00:0089 
James Dearsley4,651Welcome 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 (+James Dearsley) +martin shervington +David Amerland +Kath Dawson +Ronnie Bincer and special guest Lior Degani for a quick fire update on all that is newOur 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 Platforms3/ SEO/Content Marketing4/ Video Marketing and Hangouts5/ Special Guest slot – book launch, influential website owner or influencerThere 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 18:00:00160 
NOD3x8,921NOD3x 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 Today119,090Social 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: +Lee Smallwood, owner and founder of NOD3x.com, and +Ammon Johns, 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 18:00:00132 
martin shervington824,998"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 +Peg Fitzpatrick and +Guy Kawasaki 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 Foundation2,108,713We're live on Google Hangouts! Watch the digital teach-in here: http://youtu.be/yb1sYK8aGGISubmit 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 FoundationWe 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 LibrariesOver 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 Pierce3,407In Your Face: Another Look at Public ArtThis  "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 +Adria Arch of Arlington, Massachusetts.Guest panelists include +Lesley Bain, architect and urban designer in Seattle, WA; concept visualizer +Amanda Lyons, +Susanne Ramharter  change coach and art researcher; and  +Vr Shah and +Erin Storey, two non-artists who are facilitating the +Foundation East urban art project in Indianapolis/Foundation East links:artfunddream@gmail.comhttp://goo.gl/Pyfioyhttp://goo.gl/tlj6Klhttp://goo.gl/55oeLcwww.facebook.com/FE1159#art   #publicart   #daytripping   #screenfree   #sculpturepark   #stormkingartcenter   #openaccess #heidelbergproject IN YOUR FACE: A Look at Public Art2014-02-13 22:00:007 
Charlotte Pierce3,407_ 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 ArtThis 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.comhttp://goo.gl/Pyfioyhttp://goo.gl/tlj6Klhttp://goo.gl/55oeLcwww.facebook.com/FE1159If 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 Walk668,222The 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/117542371460000181203Artists, 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 15:00:0047 
Google+8,612,278The Google+ team will be sharing a few updates. RSVP to this event to watch the broadcast live.A Morning with Google+2013-10-29 17:30:0034047 
First Friday Art Walk668,222The 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/117542371460000181203Artists, 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 11:00:0072 
Electronic Frontier Foundation2,108,713We 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 Mainwaring1,548,557Join 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 #CSRMadnessSimon 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-visionJoe 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.comJason 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 19:30:00151 
Art Battles3,205,535+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 6thArtBattles Google+ Hangout: Fred Chauvain vs. Michael Pukac2013-09-06 20:00:00135 
First Friday Art Walk668,222It 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/117542371460000181203Artists, 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 15:00:0091 
First Friday Art Walk668,222It 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/117542371460000181203Artists, 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 Plus1,857,941+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 
Camfed635,500Join 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 A Hangout On Air on Girls' Education hosted by Camfed2013-08-26 18:00:00174 
Lorena Masi28,493Time for a challenge again...This month's theme is all about sensuality. We don't mean tacky and/or dirty, we mean sensual, sweet, loving, nice... You get the drift... So bring out the narcissist within you and get creative.Take one shot of yourself (that's why we call it self portrait :D) in a creative way and upload it to this event/challenge. ONE picture only.Next Sunday Peter and I will pick one winner and four runner-ups. They will be presented here on Monday, 26th AugustThe challenge ends at 9 PM CET (Central European Time), August 25If you want to help spread the word about this challenge, a reshare of this announcement post would be nice. Thank you in advance! :) And feel free to invite your circles as well.We wish you lots of fun and good luck!Lorena & Peter*Me and my camera-Creative Self Portrait Challenge: Sensuality*2013-08-18 13:00:00120 
Susanne Ramharter76,554Am 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 Cohen71,266What 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 Battles3,205,535The 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 Walk668,222The 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/117542371460000181203Artists, 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 15:00:00131 
Ronnie Bincer96,447The 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 & +David Amerland 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)The Why vs. the How of Hangouts on AirThe 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 Google2,056,704Join 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.SpeakersRahul Chopra, Vice President & Head of Video, NewscorpKirk Linden, Vice President, Digital Partnerships & Operations, AMCAaron Dalin, Head of Publisher Video Sales, GoogleThe video for the livestream will be posted to the event page.Digital Dialogues: The Video Revolution2013-07-18 19:50:3088 
martin shervington824,998'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 Bincer96,447Recently 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: To Plus 1 or Not to Plus 1... That is the Question! ...* 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 Network794,616Here'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 20:00:00195 
Art Battles3,205,535+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 Walk668,222The 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/117542371460000181203Artists, 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 13:00:0046 
Sheila B. DuBois41,401+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 Bincer96,447Watch the 11th in the series about Google Plus Communities (GPC)Google Plus Community (GPC) Customer Feedback focusWe 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 +Christina Blount Presnell of +Yarn Mountain  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: Google+ Communities - 7 month review... Customer Feedback focusFind 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:Google+ Communities - What You Need to Know (part 1)watch part 2 here: Google+ Communities - What We Know After 18 Hours (part 2) watch part 3 here: Google+ Communities - What we know after 1 week (part 3)watch part 4 here: Google+ Communities - What we know after 2 weeks (part 4) HOAwatch part 5 here: Google+ Communities - What we know after 4 weeks (pt. 5) 2013 a look aheadwatch part 6 here: Google Plus Communities - What we know after 2 Months (pt. 6)watch part 7 here: Google+ Communities - What we know after 3 Months (part 7)watch part 8 here: Google+ Communities - What we know aftGoogle+ Communities - what we know after 7 months; Customer Feedback Focus2013-07-01 21:00:0062 
Michael Muraz26,926On 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 
TakePart42,718Seven 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 20:00:002182 
First Friday Art Walk668,222The 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/117542371460000181203Artists, 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 15:00:00228 
Ronnie Bincer96,447Watch the 10th in the series about Google Plus Communities (GPC)Google Plus Community (GPC) "User Feedback" focusWe 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:  +Jesse Wojdylo +Nikol Murphy & +Ronnie Bincer 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:Google+ Communities - What You Need to Know (part 1)watch part 2 via this link here:Google+ Communities - What We Know After 18 Hours (part 2) watch part 3 via this link here:Google+ Communities - What we know after 1 week (part 3)watch part 4 via this link here:Google+ Communities - What we know after 2 weeks (part 4) HOAwatch part 5 via this link here:Google+ Communities - What we know after 4 weeks (pt. 5) 2013 a look aheadwatch part 6 via this link here:Google Plus Communities - What we know after 2 Months (pt. 6)watch part 7 via this link here:Google+ Communities - What we know after 3 Months (part 7)watch part 8 via this link here:Google+ Communities Overview after 6 months - User Feedback Focus2013-06-05 21:00:0765 
Michael Muraz26,926It'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 20:00:00162 
Yifat Cohen71,266JUST 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 innovationsImprove the way you execute on content and social media marketing.Take advantage of specialized Google "search verticals," including Image and Mobile searchLearn 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 Ramharter76,554Just to prove that even in complacent, conservative Austria, people are actively interested and engagedMarch Against Monsanto Vienna2013-05-25 13:30:004 
Google Art Project9,569,523May 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: Art Talk with the Museo Nacional de Arte, Mexico for International Museum Day 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 CuratorRicardo Rubiales, Head of Educational ResourcesNina Shor, Online Education Portal CoordinatorAndrea Villalba, Head of Communication and Digital MediaJessica Lewinsky, Collections ConservatorAbout International Museum DayGoogle 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 18:00:00849 
Euro Maestro82,903Live hangout on air with Alexis Ohanian - co-founder of RedditSpotlight on Alexis Ohanian with Euro Maestro - Live Show2013-05-15 17:00:0064 
Michael Muraz26,926Here 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 20:00:00196 
First Friday Art Walk668,222The 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 +First Friday Art Walk   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, +Samantha Villenave and +Lena Levin May G+ First Friday Art Walk2013-05-03 15:00:00262 
Ronnie Bincer96,447Watch the 9th in the series about Google Plus Communities (GPC)Google Plus Community (GPC) "Managing LARGE Communities" focusSpecial Guest: +Clayton Pritchard - 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, +Jesse Wojdylo +Nikol Murphy & +Ronnie Bincer 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: Google Plus Communities 5 month Update - Large GPC focus pt. 9Feel 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:Google+ Communities - What You Need to Know (part 1)watch part 2 via this link here:Google+ Communities - What We Know After 18 Hours (part 2) watch part 3 via this link here:Google+ Communities - What we know after 1 week (part 3)watch part 4 via this link here:Google+ Communities - What we know after 2 weeks (part 4) HOAwatch part 5 via this link here:Google+ Communities - Google+ Communities Overview after 5 months - Large Community Focus2013-05-02 21:00:0082 
Google Art Project9,569,523In 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 19:00:00790 
Ronnie Bincer96,447Watch the 8th in the series about Google Plus Communities (GPC)Google Plus Community (GPC) Public with "Permission to Enter" focusSpecial Guest: +Chef Dennis Littley - owner/moderator of a Large & Active Public Permission Only GPC for Food Bloggers on Google Plus. Listen and watch as Chef Dennis, +Jesse Wojdylo +Nikol Murphy +Ronnie Bincer 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:Google+ Communities - What You Need to Know (part 1)watch part 2 via this link here:Google+ Communities - What We Know After 18 Hours (part 2) watch part 3 via this link here:Google+ Communities - What we know after 1 week (part 3)watch part 4 via this link here:Google+ Communities - What we know after 2 weeks (part 4) HOAwatch part 5 via this link here:Google+ Communities - What we know after 4 weeks (pt. 5) 2013 a look aheadwatch Google+ Communities - What we know after 4 Months2013-04-03 21:00:3072 
martin shervington824,998As 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 20:00:0049 
martin shervington824,998Ronnie 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 18:00:0070 
Sheila B. DuBois41,401 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.orghttps://plus.google.com/105180939688719292080/postsInterviewing Denis Nurmela2013-03-09 18:30:0027 
Google Art Project9,569,523This 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 YorkArt Talk with the Museum of Modern Art, New York2013-03-07 02:00:00766 
Ronnie Bincer96,447Watch the 7th in the series about Google Plus Communities (GPC)Google Plus Community (GPC) SEO & "Flavor" focusSpecial Guest: +Mark Traphagen - owner/moderator of many GPC on Google Plus. Listen and watch as Mark, +Jesse Wojdylo +Nikol Murphy +Ronnie Bincer  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:Google+ Communities - What You Need to Know (part 1)watch part 2 via this link here:Google+ Communities - What We Know After 18 Hours (part 2) watch part 3 via this link here:Google+ Communities - What we know after 1 week (part 3)watch part 4 via this link here:Google+ Communities - What we know after 2 weeks (part 4) HOAGoogle+ Communities - What we know after 3 Months2013-03-05 21:00:4382 
First Friday Art Walk668,222The 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 14:00:29147 
martin shervington824,998Why?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 GMTSee you then!What the [beep] are you doing with YOUR life! - A SESSION ON VISION2013-02-24 20:00:0025 
Electronic Frontier Foundation2,108,713Join 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-exploitationInnovation or Exploitation? The Limits of Computer Trespass LawTuesday, February 19, 2013, 7:30pmSpeakers:Dan Auerbach, Electronic Frontier FoundationEd Felten, Princeton UniversityJennifer Granick, Stanford UniversityBrewster Kahle, Internet ArchiveJonathan Mayer, Stanford UniversityAlex Stamos, Artemis InternetThis 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 04:30:00101 
European Photo129,930This 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 00:00:00102 
First Friday Art Walk668,222The 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 +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 Walk2013-02-01 14:00:57140 
martin shervington824,998*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 Fournillier1,277,437                       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/WDLqIZBelieve 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/xt3FuWatch 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 22:30:0055 
Larry Fournillier1,277,437PleaseNote: Follow this link to get the Event's start time in your local time-zone: http://goo.gl/5rIU3Nutritionist, +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 MeghnaHer 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/Sh1N39Watch 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 17:30:00134 
Larry Fournillier1,277,437                   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/S7hvOnWatch 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 00:30:0059 
First Friday Art Walk668,222The  #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 +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 Walk2013-01-04 07:00:00133 
Ronnie Bincer96,447Join 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: Google+ Communities - What we know after 4 weeks (pt. 5) 2013 a look aheadScroll 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 2013Listen 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:Google+ Communities - What You Need to Know (part 1)watch part 2 via this link here:Google+ Communities - What We Know After 18 Hours (part 2) watch part 3 via this link here:Google+ Communities - What we know after 1 week (part 3)watch part 4 via this link here:Google+ Communities - What we know after 2 weeks (part 4) HOAwatch part 5 via this link here (this one):Google+ Communities - What we know after 4 weeks (pt. 5) 2013 a look aheadTell 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   Google+ Communities - What we know after 4 weeks2013-01-02 21:00:1796 
Matthias Mainzer7,382Es 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 Faktor6,222If 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 +Forbes 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-sarabiaLink to the original article: http://onforb.es/ZhUJoJYou 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 Bincer96,447Come 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 +Brian Glick 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 +Jesse Wojdylo, +Nikol Murphy & +Ronnie Bincer 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:Google+ Communities - What You Need to Know (part 1)And watch part 2 via this link here:Google+ Communities - What We Know After 18 Hours (part 2) For the link hungry, here is the link for this version (part 3):Google+ Communities - What we know after 1 week (part 3)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   #GPGoogle+ Communities - What we know after 1 week2012-12-12 21:00:0083 
david pinto4,336can we have a permanent live google hangout? perhaps only if hangouts can be started by someone and the hosting can be passed on to one of the members...first thing to establishenough people to ensure there is at least three people at any time 24hrshow many people might this be?a means by which people can align wrt time-co-ordinatesto make this task feasibleif hangouts are a realistic solution for a global political solutionthenif there are millions wanting to share the 10-seat hangoutwe need to have means of self-sortingso that the ten who are theredeserve to beenough to discuss before 17-11-2012http://worldpeacehangout.eventbrite.co.uk/permanent hangout for world peace2012-11-17 22:00:0036 
Samantha Villenave1,063,932+Art+Talk #16, an interview with +Kurt Ankeny, hosted by myself and +Lena Levin .I asked Kurt for a bio. What he gave me are these beautiful words."I like to describe myself as an autodidact, but that's not really true at all. If anything, I'm a bibliodidact. Some of the works most important to my formation were How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way by Stan Lee and John Buscema and Anatomy Lessons from the Great Masters by Robert Beverly Hale and Terence Coyle. Those two were my lifeline for many critical years of development. In fact, I had given away my copy of Anatomy Lessons,  when I started recognizing images from it in the paintings I was looking at. I hadn't realized how deeply those images penetrated. So I had to buy myself a replacement copy.Here's a problem I have: all writing about art tends to circumvent the art itself. I'm not saying one shouldn't write about art, but it's deceptive to cement into prose a reaction to a piece that depends wholly on the time, circumstances, education, experience, and readiness of the individual viewer looking at it and reacting or responding. So, what you have a is a snapshot of a very, very narrow point where two individuals connected for a moment in time.So those qualms aside, I'm a relatively new painter. I've only been painting for about seven years. Four of them what I would consider "full-time". Painting, as most of us who practice with any determination and ambition know, is a very slow burn. Cy Twombly told Jenny Saville to try and remain ignored for as long as possible. And that is good advice as long as one can manage it. Because painting, especially since the modernist movement, is a vast ocean of possibilities and it takes many canvases to get your bearings.I guess that's my long-winded way of saying that I really don't know what I'm doing yet. I know, I know. One isn't supposed to undercut one's brand and reputation with such nonsense and honesty. "I don't know what I'm doing" does not mean "I don't know where I'm going." I do have plans, I have grand ideas and ambitions. It's just that there's a lot of white space on the map between where I stand now and Mount Accomplishment. I think that the fissure between abstraction and figuration is an obvious point of interest. Today's painters are swarming on that likeArt+Talk interview with painter Kurt Ankeny2012-11-04 20:00:0022 
First Friday Art Walk668,222The #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 +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 Walk2012-11-02 14:00:0066 
Susanne Ramharter76,554Sundays 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 12:00:0013 
European Photo129,930Come 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 00:00:00376 
Artists In The Plus1,857,941"In The Spotlight!" is the new Hangouts On Air interview series from +Artists In The Plus 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 +Paul Platt! 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 Guardian4,298,559Join us this Thursday for our hangout with +Jemima Kiss 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 18:00:00385 
Heimo MAUSER25,756Am 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 Ramharter76,554Twice 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 
Samantha Villenave1,063,932The #FirstFridayArtWalk  is a new page (+First Friday Art Walk) and hashtag/sharing project here on G+. 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.See starting and end times on the event above. We're going to be celebrating art and our very first First Friday for nearly three days, starting on Friday, October 5th and continuing through the weekend. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------How it works:How can one participate? I'm glad you asked! :)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. Artists and non-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 I will be able to reshare the work that you have hashtagged #FirstFridayArtWalk  , from over there. Thanks, and I look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :)Creatively, SamanthaEDIT: Since creating the event, I have learned that many of you have received multiple invitations to it. I have no idea how this happened, and you have my sincerest apologies. It was truly unintentional, and please forgive me for any frustration that this has caused. I've reported the bug to the Google+ team, and really hope that this will not happen in the future. Events are cool, spam, on the other hand, is truly anti-cool. ):G+ First Friday Art Walk2012-10-05 12:00:00205 
Samantha Villenave1,063,932+Rodney Pike will be joining me for Episode 11 of +Art+Talk Hangouts on Air, along with my special guest cohost and wingman extraordinaire +Cliff Roth . (Cliff was actually the first guest ever on the Art+Talk hangouts, and you can see our chat here: Art+Talk Hangout Interview with Cliff Roth)Rodney is a Louisiana born humorous illustrator, social media enthusiast and Photoshop fanatic. That's all you get for now, if you want the rest of the down and dirty, watch or join us! :)************************************************************************************************How the Hangout works:For the first 30 minutes of the hangout, it will be just Rodney, Cliff, and I, and the hangout will be streamed from this page, as well as on hangoutnetworks.com. You're welcome to watch, and use the comments section underneath the hangout, which will be streamed here on the event, as a chat, for any questions that you may have for Rodney. I generally keep an eye on comments from viewers and try to bring their remarks into our conversation.After 30 minutes, I will invite those who have RSVPed YES  to the event (and whose profiles I have vetted, meaning I know you, or I can tell from your profile that you are an artist or art lover), into the actual Hangout, to join in on the conversation. RSVPing doesn't not mean you are required to come, but if you think you may want to, it is a way if insuring that you will receive an invite. It'll also guarantee that you get a reminder for the hangout, whether you should choose to watch or join.Please be aware that the hangout is an interview with Rodney, and please join only if you are interested in discussing art and Rodney's work. :)I also ask that you have a camera, and a microphone if you would like to join. Headphones, while not required, are preferred, as it limits the risk of renegade background noise.Thanks you to the artists in the community who have sent feedback. I appreciate it! :)************************************************************************************The hangout will also be recorded, so you are welcome to watch later, here, on YouTube, hangoutneArt+Talk Hangout on Air Interview with Rodney Pike2012-09-30 20:00:0069 
Think with Google2,056,704Mark 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 19:00:00512 
DailyShoot998"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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Neil Bailey5,072If 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!#circles   #circleshare   #sharedcircle #circlesharing #followers #social #sharedcircles  #sharedpubliccircles #circleshared   #sharedcircleoftheday   #addmetoyourcircles #awesomepeople   #circlecount   #newfollowers #googleplus #meetingpeoplecircle2014-12-22 07:02:43494345
John Hannah8,092Circle share with new friendsHi friends follow this circle1 - 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!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #Ohio  #circlesharing #fullcircleshare #topsharedcircle  #circleoftheday  #sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle  #socialmedia #SEO #socialmediamarketing2014-12-20 11:39:21448202
Doris Scott66#circleshare #circle #circlesharing #circlesunday   2014-12-14 13:57:06498000
Simona AN72,066                       ~ The purrrfect #CATCIRCLE ! ~ /\„,„/\  ( =';'=)    /♥♥\   (.\.. . . /.) We need cats to need us. It unnerves us that they do not. However, if they do not need us, they nonetheless seem to love us. ~ Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson    You want a PAWESOME stream? Add #CATCIRCLE  in your circles!This is a circle of wonderful humans, smart, very talented, sensitive, with a good sense of humor...There are two conditions to be adopted in the #CATCIRCLE : to be pawesome and to be owned by at least a cat...Specific cat-pages and their curators are included by default.If you're notified, you're in   ! If you want out just tell me!Welcome Newcomers!♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfzS7JNbe80♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ I try every time to find another version of this theme song...Everybody wants to be in #CATCIRCLE #Caturday   #MyBelovedCats   #OneCatADayKeepsTheDoctorAway   #CatsBigAndSmallTheBest   #HQSPAnimals   #WildLifeInTheCity   #CatLoversNetwork   #CaturdayEveryday   #CircleCaturday   #CircleOfTheDay   #CircleCurators   #CrazyCircles   #ShareYourCircle   #Take2Seconds  to cuddle a cat!And #AdoptDontShop !If you don't want to be notified, tell me.2014-12-13 22:38:25403103
Михаил Пушкарев0#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 2014-12-13 08:06:48496111
steph wanamaker110,672this is my awesome women who comment circle  2014-12-12 18:58:2514428034
John Hannah7,395Circle share with new friendsHi friends follow this circle1 - 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!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #Ohio  #circlesharing #fullcircleshare #topsharedcircle  #circleoftheday  #sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle  #socialmedia #SEO #socialmediamarketing2014-12-12 12:26:27498112
Simona AN71,304                              ~ The purrrfect #CATCIRCLE ! ~ /\„,„/\  ( =';'=)    /♥♥\   (.\.. . . /.) I realized that cats make a perfect audience, they don't laugh at you, they never contradict you, there's no need to impress them, and they won't divulge your secrets. ~ Elle Newmark The Book of Unholy Mischief    You want a PAWESOME stream? Add #CATCIRCLE  in your circles!This is a circle of wonderful humans, smart, very talented, sensitive, with a good sense of humor...There are two conditions to be adopted in the #CATCIRCLE : to be pawesome and to be owned by at least a cat...Specific cat-pages and their curators are included by default.If you're notified, you're in   ! If you want out just tell me!Welcome Newcomers!♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pk5kFr7MmzA♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ I try every time to find another version of this theme song...Everybody wants to be in #CATCIRCLE   #Caturday   #MyBelovedCats   #OneCatADayKeepsTheDoctorAway   #CaturdayEveryday   #CatsBigAndSmallTheBest   #HQSPAnimals   #WildLifeInTheCity   #CatLoversNetwork   #CircleCaturday   #CircleOfTheDay   #CircleCurators   #CrazyCircles   #ShareYourCircle   #Take2Seconds  to cuddle a cat!And #AdoptDontShop !If you don't want to be notified, tell me.2014-12-06 20:26:57402712473
steph wanamaker110,535#followfriday   #circleshare   this is my awesome women who comment circle !2014-12-05 17:06:5714323128
Benjamin Davis2,540This circle contains people who really are interesting and active people on Google Plus.Grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:If 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!2014-12-02 15:53:10501213
Becky Collins19,428Soccer Circle Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-12-02 07:20:43478102
Project Bolony1,679Thanksgiving CircleRules are simple:1. SHARE this circle share Post PUBLICLY to your stream.2. Make sure you PLUS and COMMENT the ORIGINAL POST for me to see it.3. ADD this circle to your circles4. INCLUDE ME in YOUR circle and SHARE#sharedcircle       #awesomepeople   #circleshare     #circlesharing     #publiccircle   #circleshared 2014-11-29 14:29:29265005
steph wanamaker110,421#followfriday  this  is my awesome women who comment circle!2014-11-28 17:03:3314447249
tunc serkan ozdinc2182014-11-27 23:04:53234001
Ercan Çakir4,383 #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 #sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday   #sh2014-11-24 05:52:34495000
Ercan Çakir4,383 #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 #sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday   #sh2014-11-24 05:50:29495000
Ercan Çakir4,383 #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 #sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday   #sh2014-11-24 05:49:45495000
Ercan Çakir4,383 #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 #sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday   #sh2014-11-24 05:49:11495001
Ercan Çakir4,383 #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 #sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday   #sh2014-11-24 05:48:40495002
Ercan Çakir4,383 #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 #sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday   #sh2014-11-24 05:48:08495000
Ercan Çakir4,383 #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 #sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday   #sh2014-11-24 05:47:35495002
Ercan Çakir4,383 #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 #sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday   #sh2014-11-21 06:19:16409000
Ercan Çakir4,383 #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 #sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday   #sh2014-11-21 06:18:51409000
Ercan Çakir4,383 #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 #sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday   #sh2014-11-21 06:18:23409001
Ercan Çakir4,383 #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 #sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday   #sh2014-11-21 06:17:53409000
Ercan Çakir4,383 #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 #sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday   #sh2014-11-21 06:17:24409000
Ercan Çakir4,383 #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 #sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday   #sh2014-11-21 06:16:54409000
Ercan Çakir4,383 #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 #sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday   #sh2014-11-21 06:10:55409000
Ercan Çakir4,383 #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 #sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday   #sh2014-11-21 06:09:59409000
Ercan Çakir4,370 #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 #sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday   #sh2014-11-20 06:06:37408000
Ercan Çakir4,370 #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 #sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday   #sh2014-11-20 06:05:55408000
TeamLazR728Active users on Google+. Circle Share 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#sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles  #sharedcircle #AddCircle #FindCircles #addcircle  #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing  #publiccircle   #publicsharedcircles2014-11-19 06:58:33483001
Allan watson12,311This is a circle I created a few months ago and am now sharing with you in hopes that we can all benefit and grow our online presence.  This circle rewards those who take part in interaction as seen below..  Everyone in this circle continues to add followers.  IN ORDER TO MAKE THIS WORK PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW:  1. Plus the post  2. Share the post  3. Add the circle if you can, if not try again later.  4. Request to be added in comments or let me know if you should be in it and for some reason are not.#Lebanon #Tajikistan #SharedCircles #circlesharing #circleshare #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircle2014-11-18 10:35:46487648
Sharon Caroline2,650Hello my friends, good morning/evening for you all!Boost Your visibility On Google+! Add them all!Shared and be shared. :)Thank you for sharing and promoting this. :)Circle by : http://informasidoang.blogspot.com/#circleshare #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedcircleoftheday2014-11-17 08:15:33501000
Robert Connor24,193Active users on Google+. Circle Share 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#topofthepeople #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #Estonia #circleshare #circlethis #socialmediamarketing #socialmediastrategy #socialnetworking #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #circleoftheday #topofthecircle2014-11-17 06:46:18363227
TeamLazR494Active users on Google+. Circle Share 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#sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles  #sharedcircle #AddCircle #FindCircles #addcircle  #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing  #publiccircle   #publicsharedcircles2014-11-14 23:20:41483000
Ryan Johnson18,123Active users on Google+. Circle Share 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#sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles  #sharedcircle #AddCircle #FindCircles #addcircle  #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing  #publiccircle   #publicsharedcircles2014-11-14 11:49:16496215
TeamLazR408Active users on Google+. Circle Share. 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#awesomecircle #circleme #sharedpoint #sharewithyou #ShareYourCircle #epicengagers #davidromaphotography #addcircle #addpeople #affiliate #awesome #awesomecircles #awesomepeople #besocial #bestengagers #bestsharedcircle #circle #circlefriday #circlemonday2014-11-13 23:03:01483002
Colin Wilson8,566Active users on Google+. Circle Share 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#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 #circle #googleplus #google #thankyou 2014-11-13 12:36:27397131215
Simon Kasper0Share this great circle of wonderful people #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday  2014-11-13 05:39:19483000
Serkan Mutan2,616My gOOOGLE friends..... Vgoogle.com/+SerkanMutan #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 #sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle 2014-11-12 06:49:28478023
TeamLazR0This circle contains people WHO are very active on Google+ If you Received a notification, please reshare to your circles If 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 #circle #Sharedcircles #circleshare #publiccircle #followme #public #sharedpubliccircles #circleoftheday #circleall #circlecircle #circleday #circleme #circlenetwork #circleoftheweek #Alexandria #Cairo #Hurghada #Luxor #Sharm #El #Sheikh #Equatorial #Guinea #Malabo #Ethiopia #Addis #Ababa #Gabon #Libreville #Gambia #Banjul #Ghana #Accra #Guinea #Conakry #Kenya #Mombasa #Liberia 2014-11-08 09:34:53484001
Ryan Johnson17,469Circle share with new friendsHi friends follow this circle1 - 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!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle2014-11-07 11:38:23487337
Webtasarim Gardentr104Web design #seo #circle #bosmol #BosmolCircle   #GrowthCIrcle     #GooglePlus   #CircleShare   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles   #circlesharing   #circleshared   #publiccirclesproject   #publicsharedcircles   #circleoftheday   #google  #circle #circles #publiccircle #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #circleshare #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles  #sharedcircle #AddCircle #FindCircles #addcircle  #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing  #publiccircle   #publicsharedcircles #SharedCircles   #circlesharing   #circl2014-11-07 10:04:23485000
Kelly Jean11,045If you received this Notice - You're in this Circle                       •-::-•:*:•-:¦:  Circle Share 12  :¦:-•:*:•.::-•                 •-::-•:*:•-:¦: Fall Share and Be Shared :¦:-•:*:•.::-•      •-::-•:*:•-:¦:  If you want to be shared in this circle  :¦:-•:*:•.::-• •-::-•:*:•-:¦:  Just share it and I will keep you in this circle  :¦:-•:*:•.::-•        •-::-•:*:•-:¦:  Boost your visibility on Google+  :¦:-•:*:•.::-•                       •-::-•:*:•-:¦:  Share the circle!  :¦:-•:*:•.::-•This circle contains people who really are interesting and active people on Google Plus.Grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:If 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 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow  your dreams and smile to life.More you share More you get! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshar2014-11-05 14:07:32390011
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2014-12-10 12:52:33 (138 comments, 11 reshares, 128 +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: 30

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2014-08-20 11:02:26 (40 comments, 30 reshares, 358 +1s)Open 

Happy Birthday Robert Plant!
Enough with the whining, everyday needs a bit of kick-ass spirit to get the juices flowing, and no one does that better than Robert Plant and Jimmy Page.
May they always have such vital energy.

#ledzeppelin   #RobertPlant  

Most plusones: 358

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2014-08-20 11:02:26 (40 comments, 30 reshares, 358 +1s)Open 

Happy Birthday Robert Plant!
Enough with the whining, everyday needs a bit of kick-ass spirit to get the juices flowing, and no one does that better than Robert Plant and Jimmy Page.
May they always have such vital energy.

#ledzeppelin   #RobertPlant  

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2014-12-17 14:40:32 (13 comments, 13 reshares, 53 +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 (138 comments, 11 reshares, 128 +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, 2 reshares, 31 +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, 114 +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 (1 comments, 18 reshares, 43 +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 (5 comments, 6 reshares, 31 +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, 34 +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 (23 comments, 18 reshares, 130 +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, 7 reshares, 85 +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, 36 +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 (23 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, 101 +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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2014-10-15 15:37:57 (34 comments, 11 reshares, 92 +1s)Open 

If someone hands you garbage ...
Probably tl/dr
In the last weeks I met a number of wonderful people (patients) in a hospital. They were there for many different reasons. We would meet around the ashtray in the garden (yes, I know!) and share not only the hidden location of the coffee automaton, but also personal stories. It is fascinating how such a context will completely change the rules of intimacy among strangers, but that is a story for another day.

One day another patient was very upset about something another patient had done and I shared this story with her:

A very renowned and respected Buddhist teacher gave a talk about the usual things: compassion, non-violence (even in thoughts and speech), etc.  After the talk, a few people went up to him and said that it was all very well for him to preach compassion, he was a well respected figure and was surrounded by... more »

If someone hands you garbage ...
Probably tl/dr
In the last weeks I met a number of wonderful people (patients) in a hospital. They were there for many different reasons. We would meet around the ashtray in the garden (yes, I know!) and share not only the hidden location of the coffee automaton, but also personal stories. It is fascinating how such a context will completely change the rules of intimacy among strangers, but that is a story for another day.

One day another patient was very upset about something another patient had done and I shared this story with her:

A very renowned and respected Buddhist teacher gave a talk about the usual things: compassion, non-violence (even in thoughts and speech), etc.  After the talk, a few people went up to him and said that it was all very well for him to preach compassion, he was a well respected figure and was surrounded by devoted followers, not slimy co-workers, bullies, nasty bosses, etc. How could they be expected to apply his teachings? His answer was (as so often with Buddhist teachers) incredibly simple: he asked them, If someone tries to hand you a bag of shit garbage, and you don't take it, who has it then?

Now I heard this story almost 10 years ago and loved it ... with my brain. It has taken almost as long to actually live it fairly regularly. It's always one thing to know something cognitively, and actually live it, isn't it ;-)
Edit: thanks to +Bodhipaksa Dharmacari for the link to the original story here: http://goo.gl/Yeexh

Imagine my surprise when the story made the rounds. It seems that the image of someone actually handing over physical garbage while they make nasty, aggressive or hurtful remarks (sometimes unknowingly) helped these people to to realize that they were letting others determine their own reactions and thus the rest of the conversation - if there even was one.

The fact is, everything a person presents has to do primarily with ... themselves, not with their conversational partner. 

It was interesting to hear various stories and (attempt to) help analyze how they often instinctively accepted and dealt with the garbage bags that were tossed to them in various situations. Ironically, and without intending to, I actually provided an example one day:

We were sitting in the lovely garden under glorious sunshine (would that August had been so) and a woman who had been strolling with her friend almost stormed up to me and said "you're wearing a neck-brace!" I said "yes". Quite unnecessarily, she said "I have one too. And mine is much better" (mine is the standard you get in the hospital). I was somewhat amused and responded that she was fortunate to which she replied that it had been custom made for her by some man named Siggi.  By now I was hard put not to laugh, could not suppress a grin and asked her if it was her aim to make me jealous. She just repeated that hers was better and not the simple standard.

To be fair, later on she came back when I was alone and volunteered her room number, and told me she would be taking it off and I was welcome to try it on so that maybe I could convince Siggi to make one for me as well.

Now, yes, this was a tiny little baggy of garbage, not a big sack. But, nevertheless, initially it was garbage. My friends were very irritated at her rudeness and amazed that I did not "get into it" with her. But really, why bother? I'm OK with my brace and am happy that she is fine with hers. If she needed to point out that hers was custom made then that was her thing, and had nothing to do with me whatsoever.

In the following days the story of the garbage bags was often a topic of discussion and I believe that it may have been of some use to the people I met. If it is of use to you as well, that would make me happy, if not, then maybe you've already "gotten it" and that is fine as well.

So do tread lightly around the garbage, even if it's your own.

PS: this is the story I promised in today's Art Post here: https://plus.google.com/+SusanneRamharter/posts/GAY4A7dLPY7

Image is an excerpt from Wikimedia.

#rebootyourmind #treadlightly  ___

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2014-10-15 12:44:46 (15 comments, 10 reshares, 97 +1s)Open 

Good Morning Google+  your daily story about art: 10.15
Today is the birthday of the great Roman Poet Virgil, born on October 15th in 70BC. Virgil is best known for his Aeneid, the epic poem which, using the figure of Aeneas, a prototype of Roman manhood to describe the foundation of the first Roman settlement.

At the end of the sixth book of the epic, Aeneas travels through the underworld and meets many of the future Roman heroes, waiting to be born.  This may be the reason that  the figure of Virgil is used to accompany Dante through the circles of Hell in the Divine Comedy. Here is one scene from Canto X of the Divine Comedy by William Blake, showing Dante conversing with Farinata and Calvalcante, with Virgil watching at the left. 

Being the irreverent, postmodern person I am, and not infused with the proper medieval spirituality to appreciate this as it was surelymea... more »

Good Morning Google+  your daily story about art: 10.15
Today is the birthday of the great Roman Poet Virgil, born on October 15th in 70BC. Virgil is best known for his Aeneid, the epic poem which, using the figure of Aeneas, a prototype of Roman manhood to describe the foundation of the first Roman settlement.

At the end of the sixth book of the epic, Aeneas travels through the underworld and meets many of the future Roman heroes, waiting to be born.  This may be the reason that  the figure of Virgil is used to accompany Dante through the circles of Hell in the Divine Comedy. Here is one scene from Canto X of the Divine Comedy by William Blake, showing Dante conversing with Farinata and Calvalcante, with Virgil watching at the left. 

Being the irreverent, postmodern person I am, and not infused with the proper medieval spirituality to appreciate this as it was surely meant, I was struck with the absurdity of the situation. Here is the dead Farinata, the Florentine leader of the Ghibellines, who had dealt defeat to the Guelph ancestors or Dante, insulting Dante .... and Dante lets himself get involved in trading furious insults and arguments!

I mean really! Who cares if a ghost insults my ancestors? If there is an issue, let the fight it out among themselves in the otherworld. But it can never affect me.

Farinata was obviously still completely caught up in his very worldly beliefs and hatreds and made a gift of his own issues to Dante, who gladly accepted and then all hell broke loose. What if Dante had just ignored it? But that story comes later today, until then,

may you differentiate between which issues are your's - and which are not, and tread lightly

PS: the promised story is here: http://goo.gl/SL0o8e

Image from wikimedia here: https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inferno_-_Canto_decimo#mediaviewer/File:Blake_Dante_Hell_X_Farinata.jpg 

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

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2014-10-08 11:56:54 (18 comments, 7 reshares, 162 +1s)Open 

* ♪ ♩ ♫ ...The Hills are Alive.....♪ ♩ ♫*

a while ago, we took a bike ride around our extended neighborhood and came by Zell Pfarre, a small community at the foot of the mountains which form the border to Slowenia.
... and suddenly, I the beautiful scenery reminded me of cliches about alpine scenery, which reminded me of the song,
... which has been popping up in my head at the strangest times.

But it does make me smile ;-)
#treadlightly  

* ♪ ♩ ♫ ...The Hills are Alive.....♪ ♩ ♫*

a while ago, we took a bike ride around our extended neighborhood and came by Zell Pfarre, a small community at the foot of the mountains which form the border to Slowenia.
... and suddenly, I the beautiful scenery reminded me of cliches about alpine scenery, which reminded me of the song,
... which has been popping up in my head at the strangest times.

But it does make me smile ;-)
#treadlightly  ___

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2014-10-02 12:56:51 (20 comments, 3 reshares, 86 +1s)Open 

Art on the Beach
Eureka! After way too many weeks of cold, fog, and rain, a day spent in Piran, Slowenia on the Adriatic coast in wonderful, warm and sunny weather was just what the doctor ordered. This is one of a number of impromptu sculptures on the rocks that protect the walk around town.

May you also always find something to pull you back into life, and tread lightly

#art #TreadLightly


Art on the Beach
Eureka! After way too many weeks of cold, fog, and rain, a day spent in Piran, Slowenia on the Adriatic coast in wonderful, warm and sunny weather was just what the doctor ordered. This is one of a number of impromptu sculptures on the rocks that protect the walk around town.

May you also always find something to pull you back into life, and tread lightly

#art #TreadLightly
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2014-08-25 15:35:12 (21 comments, 22 reshares, 137 +1s)Open 

Good Morning Google+  your daily story about art: 08.25
Today we remember Thomas Moran, the American landscape painter of the Hudson River School, who died on August 25th in 1926. Born in England in 1837, his family emigrated to the US in 1844. His training began as an engraver, but he soon left to train informally with artists both in the US and Europe.

He was greatly impressed with, and influenced by, J.M.W. Turner, whose influence can be seen in Moran's work. This is his painting of the Green River, Wyoming showing the stunning light and coloring of the area.  

It is said that the water colors and paintings that Moran made of the area around Yellowstone played a major role in helping to establish the National Park in 1872. His were the first color images of the wonders of Yellowstone ever to be seen in the Eastern US, and helped to convince the votingm... more »

Good Morning Google+  your daily story about art: 08.25
Today we remember Thomas Moran, the American landscape painter of the Hudson River School, who died on August 25th in 1926. Born in England in 1837, his family emigrated to the US in 1844. His training began as an engraver, but he soon left to train informally with artists both in the US and Europe.

He was greatly impressed with, and influenced by, J.M.W. Turner, whose influence can be seen in Moran's work. This is his painting of the Green River, Wyoming showing the stunning light and coloring of the area.  

It is said that the water colors and paintings that Moran made of the area around Yellowstone played a major role in helping to establish the National Park in 1872. His were the first color images of the wonders of Yellowstone ever to be seen in the Eastern US, and helped to convince the voting members of Congress that the area was more than deserving of protection as a National Park.

Have a day full of light, and tread lightly

Image from Wikimedia here: http://goo.gl/je1IJu 

#art  #artandclassontheplus  #EuropeanHistory  #europeanpainting #yourdailyartstory #arthistory #americanart   #GreenRiver   #Wyoming   #americanartist  ___

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2014-08-24 14:38:26 (18 comments, 1 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

Your "what a surprise" post for the day
There are people who simply do not participate in any kind of activity without the proper gear and costume. I am at the other end of the spectrum, old t-shirts, jeans or an old pair of shorts are my standard for everything from yard work, bicycle or motorcycle riding, yoga, cross-country skiing, etc. I've even been caught chasing balls on our tennis court in the linen sun dress I happened to be wearing at the time.

So I'm always very impressed and slightly embarrassed by all those people with the (semi-)professional outfits - but obviously not enough to actually do anything about it. How nice to know that not all of the expensive clothing and gear is used to actually practice: ;-)

Your "what a surprise" post for the day
There are people who simply do not participate in any kind of activity without the proper gear and costume. I am at the other end of the spectrum, old t-shirts, jeans or an old pair of shorts are my standard for everything from yard work, bicycle or motorcycle riding, yoga, cross-country skiing, etc. I've even been caught chasing balls on our tennis court in the linen sun dress I happened to be wearing at the time.

So I'm always very impressed and slightly embarrassed by all those people with the (semi-)professional outfits - but obviously not enough to actually do anything about it. How nice to know that not all of the expensive clothing and gear is used to actually practice: ;-)___

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2014-08-24 14:09:10 (8 comments, 3 reshares, 58 +1s)Open 

Good Morning Google+  your daily story about art: 08.24
For most people who are blessed to live in areas of peace and plenty, Sundays are days with a special meaning, whether they are actively religious or not. So, on this Sunday, here is a part of a 3D work by James Rizzi, the American artist. 

The only connection to this day is that I saw an exhibition of his work in Gmünd, Austria just the other day. I have always liked Rizzi's work, and was even more impressed by seeing it close up, and in contrast to works by Warhol or Keith Haring.  All three were major figures in the PopArt scene, but oh how different their works.

Haring is probably more similar to Rizzi than Warhol is, which comes as no surprise since, as Rizzi said, Haring was one of his idols - as was Warhol, Paul Klee and Bugs Bunny. But while Haring's work has an element of aggression - alltho... more »

Good Morning Google+  your daily story about art: 08.24
For most people who are blessed to live in areas of peace and plenty, Sundays are days with a special meaning, whether they are actively religious or not. So, on this Sunday, here is a part of a 3D work by James Rizzi, the American artist. 

The only connection to this day is that I saw an exhibition of his work in Gmünd, Austria just the other day. I have always liked Rizzi's work, and was even more impressed by seeing it close up, and in contrast to works by Warhol or Keith Haring.  All three were major figures in the PopArt scene, but oh how different their works.

Haring is probably more similar to Rizzi than Warhol is, which comes as no surprise since, as Rizzi said, Haring was one of his idols - as was Warhol, Paul Klee and Bugs Bunny. But while Haring's work has an element of aggression - all those clearly outlined, active figures in stark surrounings, Rizzi's work shows the lighter, fun influence of Bugs Bunny as well. 

His work is full of light, humor and, yes, "good will". He spent most of his life in NYC, and his work shows different aspects of the city, but always the positive sides. The spirit of multiculturalism, art, chaos and the fascination with the many, many inhabitants. If nothing else, his work is a wonderful testament to what a city can be.

It is no wonder that one of his favorite maxims was “The past is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift.“ and that is the perfect summation of a Sunday.

Make the most of your gift today, and tread lightly.

Image is my own

#art  #treadlightly  #artandclassontheplus  #yourdailyartstory #arthistory #americanartists   #americanart  ___

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2014-08-21 12:34:54 (25 comments, 7 reshares, 94 +1s)Open 

Good Morning Google+  your daily story about art: 08.21
As balance to yesterday's doom and gloom, today's painting is the Drama of Light, by the American artist Hanson Puthuff, who was born on August 21st in 1875. 

Like many American artists, Puthoff began his career as a commercial artist, producing signs, posters and even illustrations for billboards, before resigning to concentrate on his own work in 1926. He is best known for his landscapes, mostly of California and the western US.

There is something soothing about pleasant images that evoke memories and associations, and he captured both the light and the ambiance of the landscapes he portrayed.

Find something soothing today, and tread lightly

Image from http://massimogienda.blogspot.co.at/  here: http://goo.gl/WhfjPL 

#art  #treadlightly  #artandclassontheplus #ame... more »

Good Morning Google+  your daily story about art: 08.21
As balance to yesterday's doom and gloom, today's painting is the Drama of Light, by the American artist Hanson Puthuff, who was born on August 21st in 1875. 

Like many American artists, Puthoff began his career as a commercial artist, producing signs, posters and even illustrations for billboards, before resigning to concentrate on his own work in 1926. He is best known for his landscapes, mostly of California and the western US.

There is something soothing about pleasant images that evoke memories and associations, and he captured both the light and the ambiance of the landscapes he portrayed.

Find something soothing today, and tread lightly

Image from http://massimogienda.blogspot.co.at/  here: http://goo.gl/WhfjPL 

#art  #treadlightly  #artandclassontheplus  #americanpainter #yourdailyartstory #arthistory ___

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2014-08-20 11:02:26 (40 comments, 30 reshares, 358 +1s)Open 

Happy Birthday Robert Plant!
Enough with the whining, everyday needs a bit of kick-ass spirit to get the juices flowing, and no one does that better than Robert Plant and Jimmy Page.
May they always have such vital energy.

#ledzeppelin   #RobertPlant  

Happy Birthday Robert Plant!
Enough with the whining, everyday needs a bit of kick-ass spirit to get the juices flowing, and no one does that better than Robert Plant and Jimmy Page.
May they always have such vital energy.

#ledzeppelin   #RobertPlant  ___

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2014-08-20 10:34:37 (18 comments, 3 reshares, 59 +1s)Open 

Good Morning Google+  your daily story about art: 08.20
"This Tuesday is grey, gloomy and cool, the perfect weather to accompany this work by Alfred Kubin, the Austrian expressionist artist who died on August 20th in 1959.  Kubin was a sensitive and imaginative child who loved fairy tales and began drawing pictures full of fantasy at the age of five.  He suffered through a number of personal tragedies in his life, the loss of his mother at the age of 10, seduction by an older, pregnant woman when 11, inability and unwillingness to conform to the strictures of his schooling, an awful relationship with his father, depression, attempted suicide, nervous breakdowns, ..... you get the idea."

That was the opening paragraph of my post from last year (here: http://goo.gl/hAaksF ) and it fits perfectly again today. The weather is once again grey, cool and rather gloomy,wi... more »

Good Morning Google+  your daily story about art: 08.20
"This Tuesday is grey, gloomy and cool, the perfect weather to accompany this work by Alfred Kubin, the Austrian expressionist artist who died on August 20th in 1959.  Kubin was a sensitive and imaginative child who loved fairy tales and began drawing pictures full of fantasy at the age of five.  He suffered through a number of personal tragedies in his life, the loss of his mother at the age of 10, seduction by an older, pregnant woman when 11, inability and unwillingness to conform to the strictures of his schooling, an awful relationship with his father, depression, attempted suicide, nervous breakdowns, ..... you get the idea."

That was the opening paragraph of my post from last year (here: http://goo.gl/hAaksF ) and it fits perfectly again today. The weather is once again grey, cool and rather gloomy, with the added element of fog. Just as my brain has been full of fog for the last weeks (or, as Denny Crane would call it 'mad-cow' ;-)

Kubin's painting Ahnung is a perfect way to re-animate this series of posts. Not only does it capture the mood of the day, but also the atmosphere of the last weeks.  'Ahnung' is one of those German words with many meanings, it can mean an idea, suspicion, feeling, or sense about something else, but, as with the painting, there is no certain knowledge, nothing is clear, only a fuzzy sensing of what could, maybe be present.

Make sure your day has some light and clarity, and tread lightly

Image from http://goo.gl/Zhc7rF 

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

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2014-08-04 08:32:45 (9 comments, 7 reshares, 80 +1s)Open 

Good Morning Google+  your daily story about art:
On this day in 1611, the Flemish Baroque painter Jan van den Hoecke was baptized. After studying with Rubens for a time, he traveled to Italy and then spent about 10 years in Vienna at the court of the Emperor Ferdinand III. 

Due to the amount of time he spent in Austria, the Kunsthistorisches Museum has a number of his works. My favorite one is this, Amor Vincit Omnia (Love Conquers All) - apologies for the size, no larger version available. 

Amor, a rather chubby child, sits on a rock, a floating red shawl coyly covering his vital parts and holds an arrow. Just like a normal child, proudly showing off a toy.  Around him are various symbols of worldly life, from armor, to flowers, many musical instruments, and even a globe. All symbols of power and enchantment, but, as the saying goes, Love Conquers them All.<... more »

Good Morning Google+  your daily story about art:
On this day in 1611, the Flemish Baroque painter Jan van den Hoecke was baptized. After studying with Rubens for a time, he traveled to Italy and then spent about 10 years in Vienna at the court of the Emperor Ferdinand III. 

Due to the amount of time he spent in Austria, the Kunsthistorisches Museum has a number of his works. My favorite one is this, Amor Vincit Omnia (Love Conquers All) - apologies for the size, no larger version available. 

Amor, a rather chubby child, sits on a rock, a floating red shawl coyly covering his vital parts and holds an arrow. Just like a normal child, proudly showing off a toy.  Around him are various symbols of worldly life, from armor, to flowers, many musical instruments, and even a globe. All symbols of power and enchantment, but, as the saying goes, Love Conquers them All.

Experience your own Love today and tread lightly

Image from wikimedia here: http://goo.gl/C0kSEN 

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

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2014-08-03 15:12:20 (7 comments, 8 reshares, 139 +1s)Open 

Good Morning Google+  your daily story about art: 08.03
On this Sunday, we remember the American Painter of the Hudson River School, George Inness, who died onAugust 3rd in 1894.

He painted many lovely landscapes, both of American and European scenes, this one is his On the Delaware River. I chose this painting not only because it's lovely, but also because it shows just the kind of weather we've been having for the last few weeks, short bursts of sunshine, lots of clouds and rain - this could be from where I live, both the clouds and the scernery.  But a succession of house-guests is keeping me busy, and I apologize for my lapses in posting.

Have a wonderful Sunday and tread lightly

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

#art  #treadlightly  #artandclassontheplus  #yourdailyartstory #arthistory 

Good Morning Google+  your daily story about art: 08.03
On this Sunday, we remember the American Painter of the Hudson River School, George Inness, who died onAugust 3rd in 1894.

He painted many lovely landscapes, both of American and European scenes, this one is his On the Delaware River. I chose this painting not only because it's lovely, but also because it shows just the kind of weather we've been having for the last few weeks, short bursts of sunshine, lots of clouds and rain - this could be from where I live, both the clouds and the scernery.  But a succession of house-guests is keeping me busy, and I apologize for my lapses in posting.

Have a wonderful Sunday and tread lightly

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

#art  #treadlightly  #artandclassontheplus  #yourdailyartstory #arthistory ___

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2014-07-30 15:46:59 (7 comments, 5 reshares, 71 +1s)Open 

Good Morning Google+  your daily story about art: 07.30
Today we celebrate the birthday of a painter, architect and "the Father of Art History", Giorgio Vasari, who was born on July 30th in 1511. 

Today Vasari is better known for his writing "Lives of the Artists" than for his other artworks, but he was greatly respected in his own day, receiving many commissions from the Medici.  But anyone walking through Florence will be surrounded by his architectural works, such as the Uffizi, and the redisigned Santa Maria Novella and Santa Croce churches.

Here we have his painting of the Immaculate Conception. At first glance, one has to ask, what does this have to do with the story as we know it. Fact is, during Vasari's lifetime in the 16th century, there was not yet a codex or rules of iconography as to how this 'event' was to bepo... more »

Good Morning Google+  your daily story about art: 07.30
Today we celebrate the birthday of a painter, architect and "the Father of Art History", Giorgio Vasari, who was born on July 30th in 1511. 

Today Vasari is better known for his writing "Lives of the Artists" than for his other artworks, but he was greatly respected in his own day, receiving many commissions from the Medici.  But anyone walking through Florence will be surrounded by his architectural works, such as the Uffizi, and the redisigned Santa Maria Novella and Santa Croce churches.

Here we have his painting of the Immaculate Conception. At first glance, one has to ask, what does this have to do with the story as we know it. Fact is, during Vasari's lifetime in the 16th century, there was not yet a codex or rules of iconography as to how this 'event' was to be portrayed. It was left up to the artist to display his own ideas (or those of his patron) about the Immaculate Conception.

Vasari chose not to try and show the event itself, but rather it's meaning. We see the Virgin, floating in the sky, surrounded by Cherubim (yes, these are Cherubim, not Putti), everything is sweet and light. But oh, down below. There are Adam and Eve, along with other evil-doers, in the murky, dark and writhing shadows, chained to the tree, from which rises the serpent. A serpent with a human torso, dark wings, and horns. Incidentally, the Virgin's foot is on his forehead, showing her dominance. The two angels on either side of her hold an inscription, the translation of which reads: Those condemned by the sin of Eve are saved by the grace of Mary.

And there you have it, Woman as cause of both the Fall and the Redemption of Man. A theme of polarization that shows up again and again in Art. <sigh>

Have a day with less drama than this painting does, and tread lightly

Image from Web Gallery of Art here: http://goo.gl/woHHU6 

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

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2014-07-29 15:40:54 (5 comments, 14 reshares, 68 +1s)Open 

Good Morning Google+  your daily story about art: 07.29
Today we remember one of the most tortured, and one of the most marvelous artists ever, Vincent van Gogh, who died on July 29th in 1890. 

Instead of trying to come up with original thoughts, I'll share this post from his birthday.

Have a great day and tread lightly
#art  #treadlightly  #artandclassontheplus  #EuropeanHistory  #europeanpainting #yourdailyartstory #arthistory

Good Morning Google+  your daily story about art: 03.30
Today is the birthday of one of my favorite artists, Vincent van Gogh, who was born on March 30th in 1853.

There are over 7 million entries under his name to be found on Google, and over one million with the word "biography" added.  There is nothing that I could conceivably add to the mountains of information available about Van Gogh, whose untimely death at the age of only 37 deprived the world of such a magnificent artist.

What can one even try to say about an artist who created psychological masterpieces like the Potato Eaters, grandiose visions of the cosmos such as Starry Night, and could make views of  Tree Roots or a Patch of Grass so fascinating?

I won't even try.

Just one tip, as you go through these paintings, you may want to pay attention to what this man can do with yellow, the different shades, energies and meanings that he elicits from what we just call yellow.

Enjoy the pictures, have a lovely Sunday and tread lightly

Images are all from Wikimedia.

#art  #treadlightly  #artandclassontheplus  #EuropeanHistory  #europeanpainting #yourdailyartstory #arthistory___Good Morning Google+  your daily story about art: 07.29
Today we remember one of the most tortured, and one of the most marvelous artists ever, Vincent van Gogh, who died on July 29th in 1890. 

Instead of trying to come up with original thoughts, I'll share this post from his birthday.

Have a great day and tread lightly
#art  #treadlightly  #artandclassontheplus  #EuropeanHistory  #europeanpainting #yourdailyartstory #arthistory

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2014-07-28 14:57:13 (3 comments, 13 reshares, 92 +1s)Open 

Good Morning Google+  your daily story about art: 07.28
We begin the week by celebrating the birthday of one of Art's premier Bad Boys, Marcel Duchamp, the French artist who was born on July 28th in 1887.

Duchamp cared nothing for established forms or theories of art. He is probably the artist who helped to develop the idea of conceptual art, and thus moving far, far away from accepted academic practices. One could say that, with Duchamp, art took a major step away from the primarily visual and narrative context, an moved into a much more intellectual one. (Whether we like it, or not)

But here is one of his more 'conservative' pieces, from his time and experiments with cubism, called King and Queen Surrounded by Swift Nudes.

May your day be full of energy, just this painting is, and tread lightly

Image from wikiart here:... more »

Good Morning Google+  your daily story about art: 07.28
We begin the week by celebrating the birthday of one of Art's premier Bad Boys, Marcel Duchamp, the French artist who was born on July 28th in 1887.

Duchamp cared nothing for established forms or theories of art. He is probably the artist who helped to develop the idea of conceptual art, and thus moving far, far away from accepted academic practices. One could say that, with Duchamp, art took a major step away from the primarily visual and narrative context, an moved into a much more intellectual one. (Whether we like it, or not)

But here is one of his more 'conservative' pieces, from his time and experiments with cubism, called King and Queen Surrounded by Swift Nudes.

May your day be full of energy, just this painting is, and tread lightly

Image from wikiart here: http://goo.gl/VF97Cg 

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

2014-07-27 17:25:25 (12 comments, 2 reshares, 46 +1s)Open 

Google+ "Stories"
Seems that Google now automatically collects photos from your albums and puts them into "Stories". Kind of cool.

Have you found stories of your own?

#GoogleStories   #photography   #Nepal   #Kathmandu   #treadlightly  
#googleplusnews  

Google+ "Stories"
Seems that Google now automatically collects photos from your albums and puts them into "Stories". Kind of cool.

Have you found stories of your own?

#GoogleStories   #photography   #Nepal   #Kathmandu   #treadlightly  
#googleplusnews  ___

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2014-07-27 16:04:37 (17 comments, 5 reshares, 43 +1s)Open 

Good Morning Google+  your daily story about art: 07.27
Yesterday's weather was perfect for taking a field trip. We drove to the small village of Metnitz in Carinthia and had a look at their Dance of Death Museum
The museum (tiny) shows the original panels of a Dance of Death, or Danse Macabre, which was on the charnel house of the church, and are dated to about 1500AD. These photos are of the reconstructions on the charnel house itself, which were completed in 1989.

The concept of the Danse Macabre, came from Catholicism. The earliest known example is from the Cemetary of the Church of the Holy Innocents in Paris, completed around 1424-25. The Dance of Death became a popular theme in religious art, in part because of the very real existential threats to life such as repeated famines, the Hundred Years War, and the Black Plague, which ravaged Europe  inthe... more »

Good Morning Google+  your daily story about art: 07.27
Yesterday's weather was perfect for taking a field trip. We drove to the small village of Metnitz in Carinthia and had a look at their Dance of Death Museum
The museum (tiny) shows the original panels of a Dance of Death, or Danse Macabre, which was on the charnel house of the church, and are dated to about 1500AD. These photos are of the reconstructions on the charnel house itself, which were completed in 1989.

The concept of the Danse Macabre, came from Catholicism. The earliest known example is from the Cemetary of the Church of the Holy Innocents in Paris, completed around 1424-25. The Dance of Death became a popular theme in religious art, in part because of the very real existential threats to life such as repeated famines, the Hundred Years War, and the Black Plague, which ravaged Europe  in the 14th Century, causing between 75 and 200 Million deaths.

The theme of the Dance of Death was communicated via plays (like the early mystery plays), poetry and paintings.  The point of these works was in part to combat vanity, by showing that death ultimately comes to everyone, whether they are rich or poor, strong or weak.

That is why these panels show Death coming to claim all kinds of different people, the Pope, the Emperor, Knights, Ladies, Farmers, Craftsmen etc. Below the scenes are texts, in which Death has a short dialogue with each person, who resignedly accept their fates.

Our fate was to get caught in an absolute downpour on our way home, but at least we were in the car and not on the motorcycle.

Hope both your weather and your day is friendly, and tread lightly

Images are all my own

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

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2014-07-25 17:19:49 (5 comments, 6 reshares, 71 +1s)Open 

Architecture as a form of Art
What a marvelous contrast to all of the straight edged, boring industrialized ceilings in modern buildings.
The image makes you want to run your hands over it, much like a good piece of sculpture.
Great post by +Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) , via +ART 

#art   #architecture   #treadlightly  

Rethinking architecture: The +MIT Industrial Liaison Program shines a spotlight on Mark Goulthorpe and his ideas about the next generation of high-performance buildings. http://mitne.ws/1nfM0Pf

Photo: Mark Goulthorpe, +MIT School of Architecture & Planning
#architecture   #design   #constructionmaterials   #computeraideddesign   #MIT  ___Architecture as a form of Art
What a marvelous contrast to all of the straight edged, boring industrialized ceilings in modern buildings.
The image makes you want to run your hands over it, much like a good piece of sculpture.
Great post by +Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) , via +ART 

#art   #architecture   #treadlightly  

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2014-07-25 15:56:46 (13 comments, 2 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Wonderful example of Passion at work
+Jason Joseph , one of the first people I 'met' on a hangout, has realized his dream and talks about it on this wonderful talk at TEDx.
It really makes my day to see people I 'know' here achieve success in their endeavors. 
You rock, +Jason Joseph !

h/t: +Gina Fiedel 

#treadlightly   #art   #photography   #tedtalks2014   #sixbeatsofseparation

I've Been Waiting To Share This With You ALL For a LONG Time! It is THE Single Most Important Thing I've Ever Undertaken, and I Hope You Will LOVE It!

What you are about too see is a culmination of my entire life. Not simply my life's work, but its purpose.
 Much is explained in the video you are about to see, which is a +TEDx Talk I was #blessed   to be invited to give in #Manhattan at +TEDxFultonStreet  on the very same stage that Inside The Actors Studio is filmed. ( A pretty rad experience to hang in the same green room that everyone from Martin Scorsese to Julia Roberts spent time in at one point or another. (I may or may not have sorta turned that room into my own private Green-room, as it wasn't actually being used... But hey.. I was about to step on the world stage of TEDx ...and I needed a lil meditation time.. a lil me time. :p


But the place isn't important, the only thing of importance is that this video and the work you are about to see is the culmination of a life long dream

I mean that in no small way.. literally a lifelong dream, for when I was a little kid we..my friends and I would sit around after being blown away by Elvis, KISS, and other things and people... scientists...inventors, all of which made us say WOW! We would fantasize about how we too could make other people feel something amazing when we grew up!

 I've always wanted to move people at their core, to illicit change, foster understanding and compassion, and to do so through something I've been in love with since I can remember! Photography. But it had to be something unique.. something undeniably 'WOW" Something worthy of paying 'homage' to all those who'd gone before me and made things that made me say that one magical word..."wow!"

I finally figured out a way to do so....and to do so by taking the things I love most in life: sharing, expression, and music and by combining them with my greatest love of all: photography, I'd finally create something that has never been done before.. something that would celebrate not only music and photography but would celebrate the amazing feelings, the incredible possibilities, the joy, the sheer evaporation of feelings of loneliness or being misunderstood that can only be realized through the art of sharing.

The Video Explains it Mostly... But There is More Id Like YOU to Know:

The premise is simple... photograph people who've achieved great things, celebrities from all walks of life, musicians, actors, inventors, scientists, athletes... and ask them to share ONE song they are absolutely passionate about, perhaps it got them through cancer ( Id like to stop right here to simply say #FUC %CANCER ) or perhaps its the song that pressed them on through the toughest of times, or the song they finally launched their career to.. maybe this song was playing in the background.. maybe its a song that reminds them of a simple time..
We sit down, and talk about it for a few moments.. then.. the magic happens. We both strap on headphones, and we listen to it together, as I photograph them.

As I'm photographing them, I have a second camera in sync with the first one, that is pointed at the CD player... it is recording each time I make an image of the subject. The times-tamp from the song ( photographed with that second camera) then becomes the title of the image, along with the subjects name, and title of the song.  This will allow the viewer to connect to the exact moment that the image was made.. the exact instance the emotion struck home. And to connect in a way never before done, and hopefully in a manner that feels special.. magical.. and .. truly makes the person feel a part of whats being shared.

This is an important project for me, because in trying to make it come together... and here I feel its the perfect time to give a hardy heart felt show of appreciation for Guns N Rose*s very own... the venerable incredible.. sheer virtuoso of a musical genius.. and I say that with no small amount of exaggeration.. +Ron Thal A.K.A *"Bumblefoot" , without whose understanding and sheer tireless devotion to the day of shooting.. and his belief in me.. this would never have happened.. and I may have easily given up. Much love brother. Much love!

It is an important project for me.. because I want kids to understand.. someone out there gets it.. they may have been there too.. or hey.. they may just share the same goofy passion for an odd song. I want people to feel connected.. to one another.. to art.. to music..

We are after-all, all juts vibrations of energy. And music.. is a vibration of sound, photography a vibration of light. SO is it ANY surprise how powerful a change we can experience.. when we share these vibrations? It's through this sharing.. through this #SixBeatsOfSeparation   ... that I hope to bring people together to vibrate at a frequency that makes us all realize, how truly in harmony..we.. as human beings can, should and were absolutely BORN.. TO be.

Three is much more to come...and Ill need your help and support!!!
If I've moved you...intrigued you...or entertained you...I ask you to please...spread the word.

Coming this summer will be a website where stories of these shoots will be fully documented, videos and photographs will live.. people will write in their own stories about music and how its moved them.. and MOST importantly..
Prints and posters will be available for purchase. Which I'm very proud to say will be provided through the amazingly skilled people at NYC's own +Fine Print NYC! Who have partnered up with me as they believe in the project, and being the awesome New Yorkers they are have helped me bring this to fruition!
Each one sold.. will have its proceeded donated to the charity of each celebrity subjects choice...and that is the greatest gift of all!

I can NOT wait to share this journey with you all and am SO SO happy to have the opportunity to have you here TO share with!

Namaste

Six Beats of Separation and I... Jason Joseph..
Thank you!



XOXO

You can help by spreading the word. YOu will also find this story on #Twitter   my screen name there is @JasonJosephNYC 
And also on ( Dare I say).. FAcebook here: https://www.facebook.com/JasonJosephNewYork/posts/803789853004962
Thank you so so much for being here with me !___Wonderful example of Passion at work
+Jason Joseph , one of the first people I 'met' on a hangout, has realized his dream and talks about it on this wonderful talk at TEDx.
It really makes my day to see people I 'know' here achieve success in their endeavors. 
You rock, +Jason Joseph !

h/t: +Gina Fiedel 

#treadlightly   #art   #photography   #tedtalks2014   #sixbeatsofseparation

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2014-07-25 14:27:44 (4 comments, 10 reshares, 101 +1s)Open 

Good Morning Google+  your daily story about art: 07.25
Today we celebrate the birthday of the American artist Maxfield Parrish, who was born on July 25th in 1870.  This is his Dream Castle in the Sky, painted in 1908, about 10 years after Mucha painted his Seasons. While the style is different, we can still recognize the influence of Art Nouveau, in the romanticized treatment.

Sorry for being so short, a bout with the dentist this morning has left me a bit woozy, but, for Information about Parrish, see the post from last year here: http://goo.gl/ri1xxQ 

Have a wonderful day, watch your mouth ;-)  and tread lightly

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

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

Good Morning Google+  your daily story about art: 07.25
Today we celebrate the birthday of the American artist Maxfield Parrish, who was born on July 25th in 1870.  This is his Dream Castle in the Sky, painted in 1908, about 10 years after Mucha painted his Seasons. While the style is different, we can still recognize the influence of Art Nouveau, in the romanticized treatment.

Sorry for being so short, a bout with the dentist this morning has left me a bit woozy, but, for Information about Parrish, see the post from last year here: http://goo.gl/ri1xxQ 

Have a wonderful day, watch your mouth ;-)  and tread lightly

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

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

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2014-07-24 15:32:59 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 59 +1s)Open 

Mangroves, reduced to their essence
almost like an etching, this wonderful image by +Hengki Koentjoro  came as a surprise.
h/t: +Meg Tufano 

#treadlightly   #imageoftheday  

© 2014
➤ Mangroves___Mangroves, reduced to their essence
almost like an etching, this wonderful image by +Hengki Koentjoro  came as a surprise.
h/t: +Meg Tufano 

#treadlightly   #imageoftheday  

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2014-07-24 14:29:04 (18 comments, 21 reshares, 112 +1s)Open 

Good Morning Google+  your daily story about art: 07.24
So much landscape, and with grizzly stories at that, cries out for something completely different. By a wonderful coincidence, today is the birthday of the Czech artist Alphonse Mucha, who was born on July 24th in 1860.

Mucha worked in Vienna, Paris and many of the Slavic countries, and was a major factor in the development of Art Nouveau. He worked both as a painter and in all kinds of decorative arts, creating a poster for one of Sarah Bernhard's plays that she liked so much she gave Mucha a six year contract for more.

This is his The Seasons from 1897. Like most of his works, we see lovely young women, in somewhat neo-classical robes, surrounded by flowers and plants of the seasons. They look like they would be fun to know, even Winter to have a certain sense of humor and happiness.

Hope you... more »

Good Morning Google+  your daily story about art: 07.24
So much landscape, and with grizzly stories at that, cries out for something completely different. By a wonderful coincidence, today is the birthday of the Czech artist Alphonse Mucha, who was born on July 24th in 1860.

Mucha worked in Vienna, Paris and many of the Slavic countries, and was a major factor in the development of Art Nouveau. He worked both as a painter and in all kinds of decorative arts, creating a poster for one of Sarah Bernhard's plays that she liked so much she gave Mucha a six year contract for more.

This is his The Seasons from 1897. Like most of his works, we see lovely young women, in somewhat neo-classical robes, surrounded by flowers and plants of the seasons. They look like they would be fun to know, even Winter to have a certain sense of humor and happiness.

Hope you too find happiness and humor today, and tread lightly

Image from one1more2time3.wordpress.com a here: http://goo.gl/JVW9wV 

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

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2014-07-23 14:18:16 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

Rubens, before and after
once in a while, I'll get a question about the colors (or lack of them) in a post about an art work. As these before and after pictures of Rubens' Don Calderón on Horseback  show, the original paintings were often quite different. 

#art   #treadlightly  

Rubens, before and after
once in a while, I'll get a question about the colors (or lack of them) in a post about an art work. As these before and after pictures of Rubens' Don Calderón on Horseback  show, the original paintings were often quite different. 

#art   #treadlightly  ___

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2014-07-23 13:52:36 (6 comments, 11 reshares, 57 +1s)Open 

Good Morning Google+  your daily story about art: 07.23
With this view of the Rock of Tiberius on Capri, we remember the German painter Carl Blechen, who died on July 23rd in 1840. Blechen was originally known as a painter in the Romantic style, but many of his works tended towards naturalism. 

I've chosen this work, not only because of it's similarities and differences to yesterday's work by Hopper, but also because of the background story.  If you ever watched the series I, Claudius you will understand and remember that Tiberius was the adopted son of Augustus, who succeeded him to the throne, but then moved from Rome to Capri.  The reasons for his move were complex, and depending on whom you believe, quite scandalous. 

It was said that Tiberius had a taste for children and sexual excesses. Supposedly the 'Rock of Tiberius' was one fromwhic... more »

Good Morning Google+  your daily story about art: 07.23
With this view of the Rock of Tiberius on Capri, we remember the German painter Carl Blechen, who died on July 23rd in 1840. Blechen was originally known as a painter in the Romantic style, but many of his works tended towards naturalism. 

I've chosen this work, not only because of it's similarities and differences to yesterday's work by Hopper, but also because of the background story.  If you ever watched the series I, Claudius you will understand and remember that Tiberius was the adopted son of Augustus, who succeeded him to the throne, but then moved from Rome to Capri.  The reasons for his move were complex, and depending on whom you believe, quite scandalous. 

It was said that Tiberius had a taste for children and sexual excesses. Supposedly the 'Rock of Tiberius' was one from which either uncooperative or no longer pleasing catamites were thrown to their deaths.  It was also thought that Tiberius was poisoned by his own successor, the mad Caligula.  But, although 'documented' by the Roman writers Suetonius and Tacitus, most scholars believe that the stories which proved Tiberius' (evil) character were exaggerated after his death, a practice that is still carried on today.

Would that we had some sun as in the painting, I hope you do, and tread lightly

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

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

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2014-07-22 14:26:14 (16 comments, 14 reshares, 138 +1s)Open 

Good Morning Google+  your daily story about art:
Today we celebrate the birthday of Edward Hopper, the great American painter who was born on July 22nd in 1882.  

I was going to show you his most famous work, Nighthawks but +Google Art Project beat me to it here:  http://goo.gl/gQhJL7
So instead, here is his Blackhead, Monhegan, one of a number of seascapes he painted while on visits to the island of Monhegan between 1916 and 1919.

While Hopper himself denied having been influenced by modern European art during his various trips to Paris, I think we see some definite influence here. The strong coloring, as well as the broad and almost brutal brush strokes, and hints of dark outlines certainly bear resemblance to some of the Expressionists.

Or maybe that was just him compensating his work as an illustrator, which he hated, but which did keep aroo... more »

Good Morning Google+  your daily story about art:
Today we celebrate the birthday of Edward Hopper, the great American painter who was born on July 22nd in 1882.  

I was going to show you his most famous work, Nighthawks but +Google Art Project beat me to it here:  http://goo.gl/gQhJL7
So instead, here is his Blackhead, Monhegan, one of a number of seascapes he painted while on visits to the island of Monhegan between 1916 and 1919.

While Hopper himself denied having been influenced by modern European art during his various trips to Paris, I think we see some definite influence here. The strong coloring, as well as the broad and almost brutal brush strokes, and hints of dark outlines certainly bear resemblance to some of the Expressionists.

Or maybe that was just him compensating his work as an illustrator, which he hated, but which did keep a roof over his head and food on the table.

I hope that you enjoy your work, and tread lightly

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

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

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2014-07-20 14:17:20 (6 comments, 9 reshares, 88 +1s)Open 

Good Morning Google+  your daily story about art: 07.20
This Sunday we remember the Italian Mannerist painter Federico Zuccaro, who died on July 20th in 1609.  Interestingly, during his own life time, Zuccaro was probably the most famous living artist throughout Europe, while today he is often considered to be a minor player.

This is his Pan and Cupid, which was painted around 1600. Before you sigh and think 'just another old painting', think about what the painting is (or could be) telling us. Though they are the subject of the work, it can take a moment to even find Cupid and Pan, but then we see that, while they are  they are actually a bit smaller than the other figures, they are placed in a fairly empty space. Around them we see a number of people, some in the dress of Zuccaro's day, others more un- than dressed, and in the river in the background some nudeba... more »

Good Morning Google+  your daily story about art: 07.20
This Sunday we remember the Italian Mannerist painter Federico Zuccaro, who died on July 20th in 1609.  Interestingly, during his own life time, Zuccaro was probably the most famous living artist throughout Europe, while today he is often considered to be a minor player.

This is his Pan and Cupid, which was painted around 1600. Before you sigh and think 'just another old painting', think about what the painting is (or could be) telling us. Though they are the subject of the work, it can take a moment to even find Cupid and Pan, but then we see that, while they are  they are actually a bit smaller than the other figures, they are placed in a fairly empty space. Around them we see a number of people, some in the dress of Zuccaro's day, others more un- than dressed, and in the river in the background some nude bathers cavort. 

This is clearly a reference to the rather earthy Pan, known as the God of the wild, whether that is landscapes, woods, animals, shepherds, and anything earthy and rustic. He was known as a kind of nasty joker, who would accost travelers and cause them great fear. In fact, the word Panic comes from his name. Pan had the lower body of a goat, and, in accordance with his companions the satyrs and earthy aspects, was often associated with sexuality - as a lustful, purely physical act. 

And then we have Cupid, also called Amor, or Eros, representing both the aspect of Love vs. raw sexuality, and the aspect of the 'civilization' of the Greek Gods vs. the rustic, primitive and urge-driven pagan spirit Pan.  The Getty, where the painting is today, even sees a triumph of the supernatural (religion) over the pagan and primitive beliefs.

Just please don't ask me what the flying figure with the horn is, I have no idea.

Enjoy your Sunday and tread lightly

Image from wikimedia here: http://goo.gl/C2Oc4W 

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

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2014-07-14 18:03:57 (7 comments, 7 reshares, 47 +1s)Open 

There can never be too much Beethoven
and the Egmont Overture is one of my favorites. Here is another version, directed by the wonderful Hanroncourt ( +mydogskips2 how do you like this one?)

There is a story to this piece, as Harnoncourt says in his introduction, Beethoven did not have any kind of commission or contract for this work, he wrote it because of his admiration for Goethe, and is a musical summary of Goethe's play of the same name.

from wikipedia:
In Egmont, Goethe relates the fight of Count Egmont (1522-1568) against the despotic Duke of Alba. Egmont is a famous Dutch warrior and the Duke of Alba represents the Spanish invader. Though under threat of arrest, Egmont refuses to run away and give up his ideal of liberty. Imprisoned and abandoned because of the cowardice of his people, and despite the desperate efforts of his mistress Klärchen, heis... more »

There can never be too much Beethoven
and the Egmont Overture is one of my favorites. Here is another version, directed by the wonderful Hanroncourt ( +mydogskips2 how do you like this one?)

There is a story to this piece, as Harnoncourt says in his introduction, Beethoven did not have any kind of commission or contract for this work, he wrote it because of his admiration for Goethe, and is a musical summary of Goethe's play of the same name.

from wikipedia:
In Egmont, Goethe relates the fight of Count Egmont (1522-1568) against the despotic Duke of Alba. Egmont is a famous Dutch warrior and the Duke of Alba represents the Spanish invader. Though under threat of arrest, Egmont refuses to run away and give up his ideal of liberty. Imprisoned and abandoned because of the cowardice of his people, and despite the desperate efforts of his mistress Klärchen, he is sentenced to death.

Thus, faced with her failure and despair, Klärchen puts an end to her life. The play ends on the hero's last call to fight for independence. His death as a martyr appears as a victory against oppression.

Egmont is a political manifesto in which Egmont's craving for justice and national liberty is opposed to the despotic authority of the Duke of Alba. It is also a drama of destiny in which the Flemish nobleman, with fatalism, accepts the dire consequences of his straightforwardness and honesty.

... and that comes across so well.

In case youtube missed the starting time, start the video at 4:18 and enjoy it.

#treadlightly   #classicalmusic   #beethoven  ___

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2014-07-14 13:32:22 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 38 +1s)Open 

Yet more Klimt, this time with Gravitas
to balance my choices for today's art, here is the post from +Google Art Project , who also remember #Klimt  on this day.

#treadlightly  

"Austrian symbolist painter Gustav Klimt was born 152 years ago.
This is ‘Hope II’ painted in 1907-8, from MoMA, The Museum of Modern Art: http://goo.gl/1d5pXM
“In this painting, a pregnant woman bows her head and closes her eyes, as if praying for the safety of her child. Peeping out from behind her stomach is a death's head, sign of the danger she faces. At her feet, three women with bowed heads raise their hands, presumably also in prayer—although their solemnity might also imply mourning, as if they foresaw the child's fate. (...) Here, birth, death, and the sensuality of the living exist side by side suspended in equilibrium.”
#art #symbol"___Yet more Klimt, this time with Gravitas
to balance my choices for today's art, here is the post from +Google Art Project , who also remember #Klimt  on this day.

#treadlightly  

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2014-07-14 13:29:06 (6 comments, 2 reshares, 56 +1s)Open 

Add-on to your Daily Art Story
about Klimt: here is a cartoon from 1904 by the caricaturist Berthold Löffler, showing a critic (recognizable by the Art Journals) in his pockets, rejecting Klimt's work.
Amusingly, the work chosen is the Goldfish or To My Critics, which contains Klimt's reaction, which seems to be Kiss my ...? 'I love you too!

#yourdailyartstory   #art   #treadlightly   #klimt  

Add-on to your Daily Art Story
about Klimt: here is a cartoon from 1904 by the caricaturist Berthold Löffler, showing a critic (recognizable by the Art Journals) in his pockets, rejecting Klimt's work.
Amusingly, the work chosen is the Goldfish or To My Critics, which contains Klimt's reaction, which seems to be Kiss my ...? 'I love you too!

#yourdailyartstory   #art   #treadlightly   #klimt  ___

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2014-07-14 13:22:54 (8 comments, 10 reshares, 64 +1s)Open 

Good Morning Google+  your daily story about art: 07.14
Today we celebrate not only Bastille Day, but also the birthday of one of Austria's leading artists, Gustav Klimt, who was born on July 14th in 1862. 

Academically trained, Klimt formed a cooperation with fellow art students and founded that "Art Compagnie" in the 1880's. They received a number of commissions to produce scenes, paintings and backdrops for theaters and productions. Very likely, these early works, full of symbolism and allegories, were a major influence on Klimt, who would change his style, but remain true to the symbolic content of his work throughout his career.

Most of his work centered on the subject of women and was more or less blatantly erotic. In the late 19th century, full of hypocrisy about sexuality, this was a definite break with taboos and his work was heavilyc... more »

Good Morning Google+  your daily story about art: 07.14
Today we celebrate not only Bastille Day, but also the birthday of one of Austria's leading artists, Gustav Klimt, who was born on July 14th in 1862. 

Academically trained, Klimt formed a cooperation with fellow art students and founded that "Art Compagnie" in the 1880's. They received a number of commissions to produce scenes, paintings and backdrops for theaters and productions. Very likely, these early works, full of symbolism and allegories, were a major influence on Klimt, who would change his style, but remain true to the symbolic content of his work throughout his career.

Most of his work centered on the subject of women and was more or less blatantly erotic. In the late 19th century, full of hypocrisy about sexuality, this was a definite break with taboos and his work was heavily criticized. Not only were the women he portrayed overtly sexual, but he took the symbolist 'genre' or 'type' of female as seductress to new extremes, which did not sit well with the inhibited and prude bourgeoisie.

Klimt was given a commission to paint works for the University of Vienna and produced 3 paintings, Philosophy, Jurisprudence and Medicine, which were all rejected as being unacceptable. They were considered too arousing, different and pornographic for display. As a response to the antagonism that much of his work encountered, he painted this, his To My Critics, which later became known as the Goldfish.

We see four nymphs, and the head of a huge Goldfish, just behind the nymph at the bottom, whose back is turned to the viewer and whose facial expression is a wonderful mixture of amusement and provocation.

My all your provocations be just as fun, and tread lightly

A previous post about Klimt with his wonderful Judith is here: http://goo.gl/SMhcd5 
Image from bohemianink.net here: http://goo.gl/A4X6Wx 

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

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2014-07-11 15:39:29 (50 comments, 30 reshares, 83 +1s)Open 

Good Morning Google+ - your daily story about art 07.11
Today's story breaks my heart: it's about a site of World Heritage importance in Afghanistan, which is set to be destroyed as of the beginning of next year.
Note: this is a long one, it starts as a story and ends as a rant.

This is Mes Aynak, an ancient Buddhist city about 130 miles from Kabul. The site was left pretty undisturbed for over 2000 years, until it's discovery in 1963. Even then, while there was the inevitable looting and even use by Taliban and Al-Qaeda, there remain untold treasures and discoveries.

But unfortunately, it seems that the site is also very rich in Copper, and the Chinese have a contract with the Afghan government to mine the location, which will destroy all remains of this truly unique piece of human history.  A campaign in 2012 brought about ade... more »

Good Morning Google+ - your daily story about art 07.11
Today's story breaks my heart: it's about a site of World Heritage importance in Afghanistan, which is set to be destroyed as of the beginning of next year.
Note: this is a long one, it starts as a story and ends as a rant.

This is Mes Aynak, an ancient Buddhist city about 130 miles from Kabul. The site was left pretty undisturbed for over 2000 years, until it's discovery in 1963. Even then, while there was the inevitable looting and even use by Taliban and Al-Qaeda, there remain untold treasures and discoveries.

But unfortunately, it seems that the site is also very rich in Copper, and the Chinese have a contract with the Afghan government to mine the location, which will destroy all remains of this truly unique piece of human history.  A campaign in 2012 brought about a delay, while a rescue dig was organized, which still continues today, under immense time constraints.  To properly do the job, archaeologists would need about another 20 years, but they only have until the end of 2014. Thereafter, the Chinese will move in and that will be that.

So, goodbye to another irreplaceable site, that could bring understanding about all our history, the site is along the Silk Road and could continue to provide many insights to the civilization at the time not only in Afghanistan. 

As a child, I was amazed and fascinated by a visit to the Buddhas in Bamiyan, and will never forget the experience of climbing up and onto the head of the large Buddha there. I cried when the Taliban destroyed them. And I am afraid that I will cry again and often about the destruction of #MesAynak. 

For a while, in 2012 and 2013 we heard quite a bit about the going's on. But things have become very quiet about Mes Aynak. Even a few hours searching on Google did not bring up more than a handful of articles from this year. Why is that?  

Why is Mes Aynak not a #worldheritagesite  ?
Why does the +UNESCO do absolutely nothing to save this amazing piece of human history?
Why is the #media  not reporting on the destruction to come?
Why are there no organizations/governments or movements taking action?
Why the absolute hell does no one even try?!?

Is it because it's so far away? Because it's 'only the Afghans'? Because it's 'only Buddhist art'? Or because we're all afraid of offending the Chinese? Or because it seems hopeless, so why bother?

+Brent Huffman , a documentary film maker, is finishing (or has finished) a film about Mes Aynak. Check out his youtube channel for more.

I'm going to ping some of the people in my "People who give a damn" circle below, maybe you have some ideas of how we could put this wonderful platform to good use, to at least raise our voices in protest.

Thanks for reading to the end, and, even if, like this case, difficult, do try to tread lightly

Ping: +Meg Tufano +John Kellden +martin shervington +Gideon Rosenblatt +Gina Fiedel +Giselle Minoli +David Amerland +Bill Davidsen +Gregory Esau +Walter H Groth +Ole Olson +Karin Sebelin +Mara Rose +Rehan Ahmad +Mohammad Rahimi +John Aravosis +Justin Hill +Sreek Menon +Ali Adelstein +Susan Stone +Jason Hurtado Daniels  +John Hummel +Mother Jones +Raw Story  +Yonatan Zunger +Yifat Cohen - please forgive me if I'm being presumptuous, but as you can see, this is something very important to me ;-)

#treadlightly   #dailyart   #yourdailyartstory  ___

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2014-07-11 07:43:20 (27 comments, 4 reshares, 44 +1s)Open 

How flattering
thanks to +Meg Tufano, who was up very late, I just took this quiz - what a challenge to live up to this! ;-)

#treadlightly   #philosophy   #funfriday  

How flattering
thanks to +Meg Tufano, who was up very late, I just took this quiz - what a challenge to live up to this! ;-)

#treadlightly   #philosophy   #funfriday  ___

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2014-07-10 13:33:49 (25 comments, 5 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

8 Hugs a Day
lest you believe that I am a pessimistic old drone, here is a wonderful TED Talk by Paul Zak, in which he talks about Empathy, Trust, Morality and ... oxycotin.

This may go some way to explaining some of the effects that were at the center of the FB fiasco a few weeks or so. As Zak points out, increased levels of Oxytocin can be determined from the use of social media. 

On the sober side, there is a connection between these new discoveries in neuroscience and my post about Aldous Huxley's dire predictions from yesterday here: http://goo.gl/tJU5hM.  It seems that we don't actually need chemical stimulants to affect our moods, they can be affected (manipulated?) by things such as images, videos, and social media.

On the positive side, our moods and empathy can also be affected by simple things, such as the gif that +Linda Dee postedyes... more »

8 Hugs a Day
lest you believe that I am a pessimistic old drone, here is a wonderful TED Talk by Paul Zak, in which he talks about Empathy, Trust, Morality and ... oxycotin.

This may go some way to explaining some of the effects that were at the center of the FB fiasco a few weeks or so. As Zak points out, increased levels of Oxytocin can be determined from the use of social media. 

On the sober side, there is a connection between these new discoveries in neuroscience and my post about Aldous Huxley's dire predictions from yesterday here: http://goo.gl/tJU5hM.  It seems that we don't actually need chemical stimulants to affect our moods, they can be affected (manipulated?) by things such as images, videos, and social media.

On the positive side, our moods and empathy can also be affected by simple things, such as the gif that +Linda Dee posted yesterday and I shared here: http://goo.gl/eNto6X.

But best of all, Zak says that "8 Hugs a Day" will have a noticeable positive effect as well. 

So, consider yourself hugged and tread lightly ;-)

A ping to some who contributed to the discussions yesterday: +martin shervington +Kathy Frank +Gideon Rosenblatt +marijan dzima +R. Harlan Smith and +The Cloberth 

#neuroscience   #socialmedia   #treadlightly  ___

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2014-07-10 10:21:52 (16 comments, 17 reshares, 151 +1s)Open 

Good Morning Google+  your daily story about art: 07.10
Today we remember the Dutch painter Hendrik Willem Mesdag, who died on July 10th in 1915. Mesdag came to painting fairly late, having worked in his father's banking business until the age of 35. He specialized in maritime scenes and particularly the area around Scheveningen, such as here, in his Sunset at Scheveningen - Fisher Boats at Anchor.

He also created what is probably one of the largest panoramas ever, see post here: http://goo.gl/VoNDcM 

Have a wonderful, sun-filled day (rain and cold here), and tread lightly

Image from wikimedia here: http://goo.gl/3Bt4VV 

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

Good Morning Google+  your daily story about art: 07.10
Today we remember the Dutch painter Hendrik Willem Mesdag, who died on July 10th in 1915. Mesdag came to painting fairly late, having worked in his father's banking business until the age of 35. He specialized in maritime scenes and particularly the area around Scheveningen, such as here, in his Sunset at Scheveningen - Fisher Boats at Anchor.

He also created what is probably one of the largest panoramas ever, see post here: http://goo.gl/VoNDcM 

Have a wonderful, sun-filled day (rain and cold here), and tread lightly

Image from wikimedia here: http://goo.gl/3Bt4VV 

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

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2014-07-09 13:25:38 (19 comments, 10 reshares, 93 +1s)Open 

Things that make me smile

from +Linda Dee 
#treadlightly  

AWESOME BOUNCY BATHING BEAR
#AWESOME   #ANIMAL   #GIF  ___Things that make me smile

from +Linda Dee 
#treadlightly  

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2014-07-09 12:33:01 (16 comments, 12 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

Beer does more than Milton can, to justify God's ways to Man
Aldous Huxley quotes A. E. Housman in this amazing talk given in 1962. +martin shervington linked to the speech this morning and it fits in so well with the current discussions about Facebook and the 'emotional experiments' that I wanted to share it here. If the whole thing is too long for you, skip to minute 33, that's where the quote comes in as well as Huxley's comment that he can imagine future applications of euphoria inducing elements which presents, in his words:
_"an enormous area ... in which a great deal of control could be used, not through terror, but by making life seem much more enjoyable than it normally does. Enjoyable to the point where, as I have said before, human beings come to love a state of things which by any reasonable and decent human sense they ought not to love."more »

Beer does more than Milton can, to justify God's ways to Man
Aldous Huxley quotes A. E. Housman in this amazing talk given in 1962. +martin shervington linked to the speech this morning and it fits in so well with the current discussions about Facebook and the 'emotional experiments' that I wanted to share it here. If the whole thing is too long for you, skip to minute 33, that's where the quote comes in as well as Huxley's comment that he can imagine future applications of euphoria inducing elements which presents, in his words:
_"an enormous area ... in which a great deal of control could be used, not through terror, but by making life seem much more enjoyable than it normally does. Enjoyable to the point where, as I have said before, human beings come to love a state of things which by any reasonable and decent human sense they ought not to love."

Huxley, who wrote the Brave New World, seems to have foreseen many of the possibilities that not only chemical substances, but our technology is now making this a reality.  

+Gideon Rosenblatt has an article about some of these issues as related to the FB actions here: http://www.the-vital-edge.com/facebook-experiment/ and a very good followup post here: http://goo.gl/vYhVBh, in which he talks about the ethical aspects, as mentioned by +danah boyd in a great piece here: http://goo.gl/vrufU7.

My personal concerns center on the sense of a false reality that FB (as well as other platforms) can create. FB is presenting happy posts, cutting edge search algorithms offer users results based on past choices, even Google+ will let people in your circles fade away if you don't communicate with them regularly enough. And that's not even considering the less than benign manipulations being done with twitter as reports about the ISIS campaigns show. 

All of this is a kind of manipulation of reality. It's hard not to envision a future where even newer developments such as windows on German trains whispering advertisements to people who rest their heads against them, (see here: http://goo.gl/LmiFQz) or ever more technological gadgets turn us into Borg-like zombies.

I realize that, to many here, I will sound like some kind of a Luddite, or conspiracy nut. But, as FB and others show, to a certain degree this is already happening. Personally, I have no idea how the advances of applied technology can be 'limited' to uses that will be benign, do you?

#technology   #fb   #manipulation   #treadlightly  ___

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2014-07-09 11:22:40 (8 comments, 7 reshares, 85 +1s)Open 

Good Morning Google+  your daily story about art: 07.09
Wishing a very Happy Birthday to David Hockney, who was born on July 9th in 1937. I have always loved the originality and clarity of Hockney's work, whether it is in his Pop-Art paintings or his later collages.

Since it is summer, I think the Bigger Splash is appropriate for today, even if I'm sitting here in a long-sleeved sweater.

May at least your day have sunshine and warmth, and tread lightly

Image from tate.org.uk here: http://goo.gl/I4YqL 

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

Good Morning Google+  your daily story about art: 07.09
Wishing a very Happy Birthday to David Hockney, who was born on July 9th in 1937. I have always loved the originality and clarity of Hockney's work, whether it is in his Pop-Art paintings or his later collages.

Since it is summer, I think the Bigger Splash is appropriate for today, even if I'm sitting here in a long-sleeved sweater.

May at least your day have sunshine and warmth, and tread lightly

Image from tate.org.uk here: http://goo.gl/I4YqL 

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

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2014-07-07 15:02:42 (6 comments, 4 reshares, 48 +1s)Open 

Woohooo!

So glad that there are good news as well today, congratulations to each and every single woman and girl!

#fightlikeagirl   #treadlightly  

Woohooo!

So glad that there are good news as well today, congratulations to each and every single woman and girl!

#fightlikeagirl   #treadlightly  ___

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