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Susanne Ramharter

Susanne Ramharter 

Treading Lightly

Occupation: Treading Lightly through Life, Art, Organisations, and Leadership (Change Coach)

Location: Kärnten

Birthday: 02/13

Followers: 89,598

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Cream of the Crop: 04/23/2012

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Google Art Project15,504,272On *Wednesday, 22 April at 4pm CET (10am EDT)*, the @115852136672151167775 is inviting Dr. Katy Börner (Indiana University) for an *online Art Talk about her latest book, “Atlas of Knowledge. Anyone can map” and data literacy*. Her presentation of what mapping can bring to the understanding of science and technology data will be followed by a conversation with specialists Dr. Andrea Scharnhorst (KNAW-DANS, The Netherlands) and Dr. Almila Akdag (eHumanities group KNAW, The Netherlands).   We live in “ _a time when data literacy is becoming almost as important as language literacy. The Atlas of Knowledge intends to empower anyone to map and make sense of science and technology data to improve daily decision making._ ” Atlas of Knowledge, Katy Börner, MIT Press, 2015. The Mundaneum, brainchild of Paul Otlet – the “father of the Internet idea” – and Henri La Fontaine, Nobel Peace Prize 1913, is now an archives center and museum space devoted to their heritage and its translation into today’s digital culture. One of their preoccupations was to collect, classify and share information, including graphics and maps. Katy Börner (Professor of Information Science) and Andrea Scharnhorst (Head of e-Research, Data Archiving and Networked Services) are both scientific advisors for the Mundaneum exhibition Mapping Knowledge, understanding the world through data (June 12, 2015 – May 29, 2016). Almila Akdag works on technoscience art and information visualization.   Follow #ArtTalks  and @115852136672151167775 for updates and ask questions during the live talk on hangout using the hashtag #AtlasofKnowledge  Art Talks2015-04-22 16:00:00625  
Mia Voss37,167It's a New Year! Let's jumpstart it with a Weekend Edition of @109324423871490315778 Power Chat.  Check out this amazing lineup of panel guests who will fill us in on what they think is the latest & greatest for 2015: @115620878851836664537 - Author, Speaker, Analyst. _I travel a lot. I surf the web even more. Over the last four years I've spent time in fifteen countries and three continents making airports and hotel rooms more of a constant, for me, than home. I also spend more hours, each day, online than most people would consider to be healthy. The one stability in all this is Google+ where I can be found, time allowing, on most days. It has become my anchor._ _In my posts, interviews and podcasts I add pieces to the puzzle. I explain how each one fits in a bigger picture. How that bigger picture then makes sense. Sensemaking changes everything._ _Before I got here, I used to be a corporate rat who used to be a journalist, before I jumped ship into full-time writing, speaking and blogging._ @115137076899523837053 - One of my favorite teenagers & aspiring DIY host. I rely on Kiragan to help me keep up with the cool kids!   Kiragan is an eighth grader and an aspiring You Tuber.  You can find her watching a season a day of Netflix when she is not playing basketball four days a week.  In the future she hopes to own her own business because she loves people and being her own boss. Her Instagram is the bomb.com and you should follow her!  http://instagram.com/kiragan_07 https://twitter.com/kiragan_07 YouTube: Kiragan Mercer @103158283130494425954: Rachel is pursuing concurrent Master's degrees in urban planning and information science at the University of Michigan, with the aspiration to design human-computer interactions at the urban scale. Specifically, Rachel is interested in designing how people will interact with emerging technologies -- such as drones, autonomous cars, and pervasive computing -- within the city, with an eye towards making sure these technologies promote positive human interactions and greater community engagement. She has previously worked at the Brookings Institution and the World Resources Institute, and holds BAs in English and environmental humanities from Stony Brook University.  @106628164966864339997 - @112784356967153325101 Zack Jones is a college dropout entrepreneur that is shooting to change the way we define housing. When he decided to quit his academic career and his day job to pursue a new path as a business owner, he had no idea where his tiny idea was going to take him. Fast forward three years to now and Zack has brought his idea off the napkin and into the most demanding phase of a new business, the startup. Aside from being obsessed with tiny houses, Zack is passionate about creating learning pathways that are uniquely tailored to each individual persons needs and excited to chat about how starting tiny is a promising first step to something so much larger! Twitter-@projectwosho Twitter personal -@Trending in 2015 - The Mia Connect Power Chat2015-01-04 18:00:00163  
Yifat Cohen85,391*Ever wanted to talk to a successful Internet marketer like Jeff Johnson and ask him straight up questions?* _Coming up this Tue. as part of the Inner Circle perks_ For the longest time @102161332999811797009  was (and still is) my best role model for building a business around the lifestyle you want. I met Jeff a few years ago in Detroit at one of his seminars and barely dared to come up and say hi. Then I met him again at 's MetaMind event where we managed to grab lunch and talk G+. As I was creating content for his latest launch, I discovered the real life of this multimillionaire, family man - *he likes his time off.*  Most successful people I know are also workaholics and hardly have any time to enjoy their hard earned money. But not Jeff. He takes 2-3 times off during the summer to go finishing with his family, he doesn't work at night and he ensures he enjoys what he does in his biz. *How does he do it? - join the Inner Circle to find out.* Members of the Inner Circle get to join the Hangout and interact with Jeff face to face, asking any questions they might have about their own online business, helping them leap to the next level. Since I'm re-launching the Inner Circle with this hangout, you get to *test our Inner Circle community for free!* How cool is that! Check back here before Friday for the link to join the front lines of those taking Hangouts to the next level, and reserve your spot to hangout with world experts face to face. ------------------- #jeffjohnson   #hangoutsonair   #gplusgotogal   #trafficgeneration   #leads   #webtraffic   #conversionoptimization   #onlinemarketing   #makingmoneyonline   #membership  Building a business around your lifestyle - with Jeff Johnson2014-11-11 19:00:0072  
martin shervington1,351,494You know I spend most of my time on Google+, right? Well, increasingly I've been valuing the role of using Twitter alongside - the cross platform connections make a huge difference to building relationships. So, I thought you all may like to dig a little deeper and there is no one better to ask in than @108947920975167979671 on this one as he is just bringing out a new edition to his book. He has a solid business view of social as well. So, hope to see you on Wednesday; and we will be taking questions so please ask away! About the book: The book was initially created to solve a problem. The most common question am I asked is, "Can you help me understand Twitter?"  That is just not something that can be addressed over a cup of coffee! So I wrote this book, first to help my students, but it caught on has loyal fans all around the world.  The Tao of Twitter teaches you the practical MINDSET for success, not just a bunch of theoretical or technical suggestions. If you follow the strategy in the book, I know it can work for you because I have seen it impact hundreds of lives. The Tao of Twitter is beyond a book. It's a movement. Welcome to a global community that is unleashing the power of this amazing communication platform to connect to the world and drive new business benefits in wonderful and unexpected ways! The Tao of Twitter! (And the Te of Google+ :D)2014-07-30 18:00:0091  
James Dearsley5,619Welcome to our third *Midweek Marketing Mix* HOA. A new show with only the best guests and the most up to date news about the digital marketing world. Do Join me (@111872150536766030421 ) @110133760398936676625 @109318708543001449162 @100968476447404156498  @115796122949377379165   and special guest @115620878851836664537   for a quick fire update on all that is new. Our Aim: To discuss only what is new and exciting in the key areas of marketing; an education and overview for both viewers and filmstrip guests    Format: These will run every two weeks and there will be 5 segments, each 10 minutes long. These segments will include a segment on each of these areas: 1/ Google+ 2/ Other Social Platforms 3/ SEO/Content Marketing 4/ Video Marketing and Hangouts 5/ Special Guest slot – book launch, influential website owner or influencer There will be 10 minutes to top and tail it which hopefully leaves some time for some extra questions should this be required. #MarketingMix  The Midweek Marketing Mix2014-07-16 18:00:00150  
Eric Enge24,987It can be a thin line that separates success from failure in the world of content marketing.  Join @111294201325870406922 @107022061436866576067 and I as we take this hot topic head on. The show will air at 3 PM EDT (Boston time) on Thursday July 10th.  Say YES to the event invite to get access to the video for live or later viewing.  I will also share the YouTube link here later for mobile viewers. Please spread the message far and wide by inviting others or re-sharing the event.  Thanks for your help!Content Marketing: Separating Success From Failure2014-07-10 21:00:00263  
James Dearsley5,619Welcome to the first ever Mid Week Marketing Mix. A new show with only the best guests and the most up to date news about the digital marketing world.  Do Join me (@111872150536766030421) @114918475211209783081 @115620878851836664537 @106798584077861448949 @108210288375340023376 and special guest Lior Degani for a quick fire update on all that is new *Our Aim:* To discuss only what is new and exciting in the key areas of marketing; an education and overview for both viewers and filmstrip guests    *Format:*  These will run every two weeks and there will be 5 segments, each 10 minutes long. These segments will include a segment on each of these areas:  1/ Google+ 2/ Other Social Platforms 3/ SEO/Content Marketing 4/ Video Marketing and Hangouts 5/ Special Guest slot – book launch, influential website owner or influencer There will be 10 minutes to top and tail it which hopefully leaves some time for some extra questions should this be required.  #MarketingMix  The Mid Week Marketing Mix2014-06-18 18:00:00159  
martin shervington1,351,494*"Let's get visual on Google+" with Guy Kawasaki and Peg Fitzpatrick!* A exploration of which images seem to fly on here, what design principles can we apply when creating content, and what did we learn from using canva.com to create our content. Thank you to @104858643838035519891 and @112374836634096795698 for agreeing to be a part of it. And a BIG thank you, as always, to all the community members who are a part of the sharing on Tuesday 6th May."Let's get visual on Google+" with Guy Kawasaki and Peg Fitzpatrick!2014-05-07 19:00:00262  
Charlotte Pierce5,161*In Your Face: Another Look at Public Art* This  "DayTripper Drop-In" will focus on art in public places, on community initiatives, and on public art policy. We'll continue the informal discussion we began on Nov. 21 with artist and public art advocate/activist @101244778323520481481 of Arlington, Massachusetts. Guest panelists include @105357247058044187593, architect and urban designer in Seattle, WA; concept visualizer @112417608311941111831, @107700027720351417295  change coach and art researcher; and  @115294951799237099499 and +Erin Storey, two non-artists who are facilitating the @112149607786463640776 urban art project in Indianapolis/ Foundation East links: artfunddream@gmail.com http://goo.gl/Pyfioy http://goo.gl/tlj6Kl http://goo.gl/55oeLc www.facebook.com/FE1159 #art   #publicart   #daytripping   #screenfree   #sculpturepark   #stormkingartcenter   #openaccess #heidelbergproject #seattleartist #artpolitique #foundationeast  IN YOUR FACE: A Look at Public Art2014-02-13 22:00:006  
Charlotte Pierce5,161*_ PLEASE NOTE: We've set up a Hangout On Air event for this discussion - please use this link: https://plus.google.com/events/c78fokuiirm5bv2fr7sq6mtannc _* *In Your Face: Another Look at Public Art* This second "DayTripper Drop-In" will focus on art in public places, on community initiatives, and on public art policy. We'll continue the informal discussion we began on Nov. 21. Invited panelists include +Adria Arch, artist and public art advocate (activist?) based in Arlington, Massachusetts; +Lesley Bain,  architect and urban designer in Seattle, WA; concept visualizer +Amanda Lyons; and +Susanne Ramharter change coach and art researcher; and Vishant Shah of Foundation East, an Indianapolis public art movement. Foundation East article links: artfunddream@gmail.com http://goo.gl/Pyfioy http://goo.gl/tlj6Kl http://goo.gl/55oeLc www.facebook.com/FE1159 If you have expertise in this area and would like to join the panel, please send a private message by Feb. 1. #art   #publicart   #daytripping   #screenfree   #sculpturepark   #stormkingartcenter   #openaccess #heidelbergproject #seattleartist #artpolitique    DayTripper Drop-In: PUBLIC ART2014-02-13 22:00:006  
Google+12,658,878The Google+ team will be sharing a few updates. RSVP to this event to watch the broadcast live.A Morning with Google+2013-10-29 17:30:0033679  
Art Battles5,511,284+chauvain fred (August ArtBattles Hangout winner) hails from Paris and will defend his crown against +Michael Pukac, LA resident and victor in Paris on the ArtBattles 2011 Euro Tour. Do not miss this Hangout featuring two titans of the live painting world! Tune in for giveaways during the battle and VOTE for your chance to win artwork from our friends at +CanvasPop! *We will share the YouTube link at 2pm ET on Friday, September 6th*ArtBattles Google+ Hangout: Fred Chauvain vs. Michael Pukac2013-09-06 20:00:00135  
beatstone2,090,318+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  
Susanne Ramharter89,598Am 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 Cohen85,391*What can a stripper teach you about business confidence and sales?* Originally from Minneapolis, +Erika Lyremark spent nearly a decade “on the pole” in Seattle while earning degrees in Apparel Design and Women Studies, before moving back to her home state to build a multi-million dollar commercial real estate company with her father and start The Daily  Whip. Join us for an Unscripted conversation with Erika and find out *Why the Things You’re Afraid to Share Could Be Integral Parts of Your Brand* and more. ------------- #hangoutsonair   #livehoa   #unscripted   #stripclub   #authorshelpingauthors   #businessadvice   #womeninbusiness  Business Lessons from "the pole".2013-08-08 18:00:0040  
Art Battles5,511,284The 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  
Ronnie Bincer114,952*The Semantic web is watching all that you do online. Using HOA (Hangouts on Air) allows you to multiply that effort - for good or for bad.* Many people are starting to talk about WHY Hangouts and Hangouts on Air are important for your business or message. _But there are precious few that can actually help you understand HOW to make them work._ This Live session discusses the Why AND the How of Hangouts on Air (HOA). Join me & @115620878851836664537 in this insightful discussion. _What follows are some questions to ponder before the event:_ *➪ Are first impressions really that important now-a-days?* ➪ How does participating in a HOA help or possibly hurt your online efforts? ➪ What is the difference between online and 'offline' impressions? ➪ How does this all play into Search Results and Authority? ➪ What does the semantic web demand in terms of making a real impact? _Leave some of your thoughts and questions in the comments please. Also, *feel free to invite others* you think would be interested in the content here._ Here is the link for Mobile viewers (YouTube Link) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGPnWvnyOAE The time of the event will auto-translate for your timezone... unless you are on mobile. As a reference the show starts at 2pm ET USA. - - -  #HOAtips   #HOAideas   #GooglePlusTips   #SemanticSearch   #SEOtips   #OnlineMarketingTips   #HangoutsOnAir  The WHY vs. the HOW of Hangouts on Air2013-07-19 20:00:00100  
martin shervington1,351,494'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 Bincer114,952*Recently Google+ Changed some things regarding a Plus One to a Post*. Come watch a Live discussion with at least 3 Google+ Power users as to how this has changed things. Learn from the discussion what you may want to do differently or if nothing has changed for you. *Mobile Viewers can watch via this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mt7wjtzOa60 ...* and those wanting to try out the Questions App can visit this link or click the *"Official site link below"* once it shows. I'll be joined by +Mark Traphagen & +Dustin W. Stout ... there may be more people on the Panel by the time we get going on Tuesday. There will be a LIVE Video just to the left of this text at show time. The Event time will translate to your local time (unless you are on Mobile) Start time reference is 7pm PT/10pm ET USA. _There is a chance we may be using the Questions App {Beta - Field Trial} during the show, if so, we will leave a link to guide you there if you want to see it in action during the show._ *Plus 1's now are truly recommendations*. Many of us used Plus 1's for other things like "Got it" or "I see this" - a form of acknowledgement, or other "social kindness" but with the new normal, some of this is changing. Leave your questions, concerns, etc. in the comments... we'll try to address them in the live show. Remember, shorter comments/questions (that still make sense!) have a better chance at showing up on screen. Here is a post that can help get you started on this topic if you are not sure what we are talking about: http://goo.gl/ojsMc - This one is a follow up that helps explain more of the details: http://goo.gl/nUe2i  - - -  #GooglePlusUpdates   #PlusOne   #GooglePlusTips   #PostingStrategy  To Plus 1 or Not to Plus 1... That is the Question!2013-07-17 04:00:0079  
Art Battles5,511,284+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 23:00:00137  
Sheila B. DuBois47,775+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 Bincer114,952*Watch the 11th in the series about Google Plus Communities (GPC)* _Google Plus Community (GPC) *Customer Feedback* focus_ We will do a Live HOA show on how Businesses are using G+ Communities as a healthy place for *Receiving & Interacting with Customer Feedback*. The Featured Guest will be @109883852322088735371 of @114933744509237986069  We'll also discuss the latest developments for GPC and answer questions from your comments. *Feel Free to Share this Event with others to help them get up to speed!* Do you have questions for us about Communities on Google Plus? Ask away in the comments of this Event. The video should show on the left... click the play arrow to watch it. For Mobile viewers click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSSZSzd9Ddo Find all the previous video discussions in this YouTube playlist: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLh2TCfgo3UtvWhn9rV0qox1Vj2KHykLl1 or if you prefer check them out here... To get ready, you can *watch part 1 here:* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIvlKooab-c *watch part 2* here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1PWWSrnzhA  *watch part 3* here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ica-tWpmSnY *watch part 4* here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrQEgBE8Xcg *watch part 5* here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEkKTx0KgIo *watch part 6* here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUwocBZfs3o *watch part 7* here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j86RsqZaw0w *watch part 8* here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUAYbdelgfY *watch part 9* here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZyKKb33ypQ *watch part 10* here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJFvRCaMuE4 *watch part 11* here (this one): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSSZSzd9Ddo Tell your friends, come join in the discussion as we will try to bring in some of the comments from the stream into the live show. *Feel free to share this event and invite others to join in!* - - -  #GPCtips   #GPC   #GooglePlusTips   #OnAirDiscussions   #CommunityTips  #googlepluscommunities   #communities    #community   - - - Google+ Communities - what we know after 7 months; Customer Feedback Focus2013-07-01 21:00:0063  
Michael Muraz28,327On 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  
Ronnie Bincer114,952*Watch the 10th in the series about Google Plus Communities (GPC)* _Google Plus Community (GPC) "User Feedback" focus_ We did a review of some of the latest changes (after May 15, 2013) with Communities and will had 2 relatively new users _in the filmstrip_ giving User feedback and asking questions. The normal Panel:  @116024884086268367178 @116049412326685043114 & @108210288375340023376 discuss the latest developments for GPC and answer questions from within and from your comments. *Feel Free to Share this Event with others to help them get up to speed!* Do you have questions for us about Communities on Google Plus? Ask away in the comments of this Event. _Scroll Down for more info..._ Find all the previous discussions in this YouTube playlist: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLh2TCfgo3UtvWhn9rV0qox1Vj2KHykLl1 or if you prefer check them out here... To get ready, you can *watch part 1 here:* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIvlKooab-c *watch part 2* via this link here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1PWWSrnzhA  *watch part 3* via this link here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ica-tWpmSnY *watch part 4* via this link here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrQEgBE8Xcg *watch part 5* via this link here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEkKTx0KgIo *watch part 6* via this link here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUwocBZfs3o *watch part 7* via this link here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j86RsqZaw0w *watch part 8* via this link here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUAYbdelgfY *watch part 9* via this link here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZyKKb33ypQ *watch part 10* via this link here (this one): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJFvRCaMuE4 Tell your friends, come join in the discussion as we will try to bring in some of the comments from the stream into the live show. *Feel free to share this event and invite others to join in!* - - -  #GPCtips   #GPC   #GooglePlusTips   #OnAirDiscussions   #CommunityTips    #googlepluscommunities   #communities    #community   - - - Google+ Communities Overview after 6 months - User Feedback Focus2013-06-05 21:00:0766  
Michael Muraz28,327It's more than time for a second episode of the European Photo Show with +Ugo Cei and +Michael Muraz! Discover some of Europe's finest photographers through their images, but also through their lives, their genres, their city and their best spots. This week we are welcoming +Athena Carey, +Julia Anna Gospodarou, +Michael Diblicek and +Andy Bitterer for a show around Long Exposure Photography. We'll discover each photographer and their long exposure universe and they will share their latest images. Join us next Thursday at 8PM CET! Please share the event and invite as many people as possible.European Photo Show #22013-05-30 20:00:00161  
Yifat Cohen85,391*JUST THINK ABOUT HOW GOOGLE _NOW_ WORKS..* _This Hangout is open to the Public. Feel free to invite your friends._ Put a bit more simply, if your online digital marketing strategy is based upon the creation of content that is keyword stuffed, contained tightly within a website and relying solely upon the usual link spamming to help search engines discover it, *you are setting yourself up to fail.*  *IN THIS HANGOUT* +David Amerland, author of the new book *Google Semantic Search:* _Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Techniques That Get Your Company More Traffic, Increase Brand Impact, and Amplify Your Online Presence_  Will discuss how to: *Boost your site’s rankings* today -- and tomorrow! Take advantage of the *Knowledge Graph, TrustRank, AuthorityRank*, and other search innovations *Improve* the way you execute on content and *social media marketing*. *Take advantage of* specialized Google "search verticals," including Image and Mobile search Learn which social bookmarking services contribute to *Google search ranking*, and how to make the most of them. *Pre order the book here -* http://goo.gl/2gZuN ------- #seo #knowledgegraph #socialmedia #contentmarketing #mobile #googlenow #technology #authorrank #authorship #mobileseo SEO is dead! Long live SEO.2013-05-30 18:00:0065  
Susanne Ramharter89,598Just to prove that even in complacent, conservative Austria, people are actively interested and engagedMarch Against Monsanto Vienna2013-05-25 13:30:003  
Google Art Project15,504,272May 16th at 12pm E.S.T., we will be celebrating *International Museum Day* with the *+Museo Nacional de Arte MUNAL* in Mexico, who will be giving an Art Talk about: “New technologies, new audiences: *does the museum respond to the demands and conditions of the contemporary world?”* Watch the talk here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Zmg5hqtnOY and  *ask your questions on this page and we will ask them to the speakers live!* Don’t miss this Art Talk which will see a panel of speakers from the Museo Nacional de Arte discuss the *challenges and opportunities of the museum within contemporary society*. Can the museum shy away from social engagement in the construction of meaning in today´s world? They will pose questions regarding the traditional ways of approaching art versus new trends in the development of museum public programs. What happens when the person and the museological proposal encounter? *Speakers:* Andrea Valencia, Assistant Curator Ricardo Rubiales, Head of Educational Resources Nina Shor, Online Education Portal Coordinator Andrea Villalba, Head of Communication and Digital Media Jessica Lewinsky, Collections Conservator *About International Museum Day* Google Art Project is joining the celebrations for International Museum Day, which was established by the International Council of Museums (ICOM)  to encourage public awareness of the role of museums in the development of society. Organised around May 18th, International Museum Day gathers museums from all around the world who interpret an issue that concerns all cultural organisations.Art Talk with the Museo Nacional de Arte for International Museum Day2013-05-16 18:00:00866  
Euro Maestro97,252Live hangout on air with Alexis Ohanian - co-founder of RedditSpotlight on Alexis Ohanian with Euro Maestro - Live Show2013-05-15 17:00:0064  
Michael Muraz28,327Here 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 20:00:00192  
Ronnie Bincer114,952*Watch the 9th in the series about Google Plus Communities (GPC)* _Google Plus Community (GPC) "Managing LARGE Communities" focus_ Special Guest: @115980322864066690488 - owner/moderator of a *Large & Active* Public GPC on Google Plus (41k+ members inside *Google+ Updates* http://goo.gl/RPt17 ). Listen and watch as Clayton, @116024884086268367178 @116049412326685043114 & @108210288375340023376 discuss the latest developments for GPC and what goes on behind the scenes when building & managing a large Public Community. If you are on mobile you can watch here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZyKKb33ypQ *Feel Free to Share this Event with others to help them get up to speed!* Learn about what to do when your GPC grows and becomes a bigger part of your day. Learn how to best take advantage of Large GPCs. *_Scroll Down for more info..._* Find all the previous discussions in this YouTube playlist: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLh2TCfgo3UtvWhn9rV0qox1Vj2KHykLl1 or if you prefer check them out here... To get ready, you can *watch part 1 here:* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIvlKooab-c *watch part 2* via this link here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1PWWSrnzhA  *watch part 3* via this link here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ica-tWpmSnY *watch part 4* via this link here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrQEgBE8Xcg *watch part 5* via this link here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEkKTx0KgIo *watch part 6* via this link here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUwocBZfs3o *watch part 7* via this link here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j86RsqZaw0w *watch part 8* via this link here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUAYbdelgfY *watch part 9* via this link here (this one): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZyKKb33ypQ Tell your friends, come join in the discussion as we will try to bring in some of the comments from the stream into the live show. *Feel free to share this event and invite others to join in!* - - -  #communitytips  #googlepluscommunities   #communities   #onairdiscussions   #community #GPC #GPCtips #GooglePlusTips  - - - Google+ Communities Overview after 5 months - Large Community Focus2013-05-02 21:00:0082  
Google Art Project15,504,272In 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 19:00:00807  
Ronnie Bincer114,952*Watch the 8th in the series about Google Plus Communities (GPC)* _Google Plus Community (GPC) Public with "Permission to Enter" focus_ Special Guest: @113055030863291439319 - owner/moderator of a *Large & Active* Public Permission Only GPC for Food Bloggers on Google Plus. Listen and watch as Chef Dennis, @116024884086268367178 @116049412326685043114 @108210288375340023376 discuss the latest developments for GPC and what happens when you have a "Permission Only" Public Community. *Feel Free to Share this Event with others to help them get up to speed!* What is the strategy you may want to use when creating a GPC? What are the pros and cons of an "invite only" or "Permission" based GPC? The video up top is the Live recording of Episode 8* *_Scroll Down for more info..._* The next episode is scheduled for the same time on May 1, 2013... watch the stream for info... Managing LARGE GPC on Google Plus. Find all the previous discussions in this YouTube playlist: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLh2TCfgo3UtvWhn9rV0qox1Vj2KHykLl1 or if you prefer check them out here... To get ready, you can *watch part 1 here:* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIvlKooab-c *watch part 2* via this link here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1PWWSrnzhA  *watch part 3* via this link here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ica-tWpmSnY *watch part 4* via this link here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrQEgBE8Xcg *watch part 5* via this link here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEkKTx0KgIo *watch part 6* via this link here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUwocBZfs3o *watch part 7* via this link here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j86RsqZaw0w *watch part 8* via this link here (this show): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUAYbdelgfY Tell your friends, come join in the discussion as we will try to bring in some of the comments from the stream into the live show. *Feel free to share this event and invite others to join in!* - - -  #communitytips   #googlepluscommunities   #communities   #onairdiscussions   #community   #GPC   #GPCtips   - - - Google+ Communities - What we know after 4 Months2013-04-03 21:00:3071  
martin shervington1,351,494As 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 20:00:0046  
martin shervington1,351,494Ronnie 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 18:00:0068  
Sheila B. DuBois47,775 Denis will be talking about what it takes to start a business from scratch and also talking about how he started his not for profit website www.dailywow.org https://plus.google.com/105180939688719292080/postsInterviewing Denis Nurmela2013-03-09 18:30:0027  
Google Art Project15,504,272This Wednesday, 6th March at 8pm EST, to kick off our #ArtTalk series, *learn how to create engaging online courses* from the experts at *The Museum of Modern Art*. Guest speakers include Deborah Howes, Director of Digital Learning, Pablo Helguera, Director of Adult and Academic Programs, Doug Brannon, artist and Corey D'Augustine, online course student and artist and MoMA educator. Have a question you'd like to ask? Just add them to the comments on this event page.  Caption for cover picture: _Images from left: Photo: Martin Seck; Vincent van Gogh. The Starry Night (detail). June 1889. Oil on canvas. Acquired through the Lillie P. Bliss Bequest. © 2013 The Museum of Modern Art, New York_Art Talk with the Museum of Modern Art, New York2013-03-07 02:00:00776  
Ronnie Bincer114,952*Watch the 7th in the series about Google Plus Communities (GPC)* _Google Plus Community (GPC) SEO & "Flavor" focus_ Special Guest: @107022061436866576067 - owner/moderator of many GPC on Google Plus. Listen and watch as Mark, @116024884086268367178 @116049412326685043114 @108210288375340023376  discuss the SEO Tips and things we've seen re. different "Flavors" of GPC re. this 3 month-old Topic Based Community tool for Google Plus. _The Date / Time should be displayed in your local timezone above._ *Feel Free to Share this Event with others to help them get up to speed!* Are you getting the most Search Engine juice from your GPC activity? Do you even want any Search Engine attention to your GPC? *_Scroll Down for more info..._* What have you noticed are some of the difference between the various GPC you are part of (different 'Flavors')? These and other topics will be quickly discussed... 30 min. show is the plan. *Leave Questions to Cover in the comments.* The video up top now is the Live (or recorded) HOA Video (part 7). When it comes to show time, the *Existing video will be Replaced with the Live HOA feed.* Find all the previous discussions in this YouTube playlist: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLh2TCfgo3UtvWhn9rV0qox1Vj2KHykLl1 or if you prefer check them out here... To get ready, you can *watch part 1 here:* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIvlKooab-c *watch part 2* via this link here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1PWWSrnzhA  *watch part 3* via this link here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ica-tWpmSnY *watch part 4* via this link here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrQEgBE8Xcg *watch part 5* via this link here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEkKTx0KgIo *watch part 6* via this link here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUwocBZfs3o *watch part 7* via this link here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j86RsqZaw0w Tell your friends, come join in the discussion as we will try to bring in some of the comments from the stream into the live show. *Feel free to share this event and invite others to join in!* - - -  #communitytips   #googlepluscommunities   #communities   #onairdiscussions   #community   #GPC   #GPCtips   - - - Google+ Communities - What we know after 3 Months2013-03-05 21:00:4382  
martin shervington1,351,494*Why?* Well, as part of the 'Plus Your Life!' community, I guess it will be to find out what the _beep_ you want to do with your life! *Who?* Our presenter is genius, comedian Chris Tabish who is a Silicon Valley Professional whose career has been dedicated to transformation, ranging from technical projects to multi-million dollar business initiatives. His passion for visioning developed as a result of seeing so many engagements succeed or fail as a result of this one critical factor.  Chris observed that the concepts and methodology are applicable across the board and therefore continually shares with a portfolio of clients ranging from individuals to Fortune 500 Companies. And he is seriously funny! http://visionpeak.wordpress.com/about/ *When?* Sunday 24th February @ 7pm GMT See you then!What the [beep] are you doing with YOUR life! - A SESSION ON VISION2013-02-24 20:00:0025  
martin shervington1,351,494*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 20:40:0052  
Larry Fournillier1,542,565                       *Show Time: SUNDAY 13TH AT 4:00PM(EST)* *Please Note: All viewers please follow the link to check your appropriate Time Zones*: http://bit.ly/WDLqIZ Believe it or not, but there is a huge Chinese culture alive and well here in Trinidad & Tobago.  Their cuisine plays a major part in the average *_Trinbagonian_* diet.  *Sweet and Sour Pork* has to be one of my favorite Chinese dishes and on Sunday's show, that is the *featured dish*. My good friends and no strangers to the show, +Ronnie Bincer   and +Dana Bincer   will be back to cook this culianry delight.  For an accompanying side, they will be preparing some Jasmine rice and making a simple *Napa Cabbage & Red Pepper Salad*. This dishe is very simple and easy to prepare.  Here is a link to the recipe: http://goo.gl/xt3Fu *Watch Ronnie and Dana LIVE right here on the Event Page, +Larry Fournillier   profile page* or on www.hangoutnetworks.com #hoa   #hangoutsonair   #trinidadandtobago   #sweetandsourpork   #porkrecipes   #learninghowtocookcaribbean   #larryfournillier  Learning How To Cook Caribbean with Larry Fournillier S02E02 - Sweet and Sour Pork (Trini Style)2013-01-13 22:30:0055  
Larry Fournillier1,542,565*PleaseNote: Follow this link to get the Event's start time in your local time-zone*: http://goo.gl/5rIU3 Nutritionist, +meghna sharma from Delhi, India is going to be sharing with us her key to radiant health and healthy juicing on her new *Hangouts On Air* show *_Joyful Juicing with Meghna_* Her show premieres on *Saturday 12th at 11:00AM(EST)*  To kick-off her show she will be preparing delicious power juices to boost our energy and increase our stamina.  Here is her recipe for Saturday's show:http://bit.ly/Sh1N39 Watch LIVE on the Event's page, on +Larry Fournillier's profile page or on www.hangoutnetworks.com #hoa   #hangoutsonair   #joyfuljuicing   #juicingrecipes   Joyful Juicing with Meghna - Power Juices : E012013-01-12 17:30:00133  
Larry Fournillier1,542,565                   *Show Time: SUNDAY 6TH @ 6:00PM(EST)* *International viewers please check your Times Around The World, here*: http://bit.ly/S7o4Aq  Welcome!!  Meet +Michelle Li Korean cook extraordinaire and presenter of her brand new HOA cooking show *Michelle Li's Korean Kitchen*.  Before we get into Sunday's recipe, I would like to share a little of how Michelle's acquired her culinary prowess.  Here is the *_back-story_*, in her own words:  I'm a Korean-born American using my birth mother's chops from her noodle shop in a nature vs. nurture experiment.  I was adopted by Mid-westerners but fell in love with Korean food at an early age.  After several volunteer trips to Korea, I started cooking. My Korean mother is pretty good at cooking - she once owned a pop-up noodle shop in Busan, South Korea.  My American mother keeps it basic.  It's shown me that passion for cooking is really something you're born with - even if you have no idea what's on the ingredient list. My food will be easy, cheap to make, and fun to eat... it will also have a twist of the Midwest, since I tend to pass on anything too fishy. We'll be cooking easy and inexpensive Korean food!                                     ************************** On Sunday's show, Michelle will be making *Mandu Two Ways* - (*Mandoo*) She’ll be making fried dumplings and dumpling soup.  It’s the perfect Korean comfort food to start off the wintry New Year!  Here is the recipe: http://bit.ly/S7hvOn *Watch Michelle LIVE on this Event's page, on +Larry Fournillier's Profile Page* or on www.hangoutnetworks.com  #hoa   #hangoutsonair   #michellelikoreankitchen   #koreanrecipes  Michelle Li's Korean Kitchen - Mandu : Episode 01 - 6:00PM(EST)2013-01-07 00:30:0058  
Ronnie Bincer114,952*Join us for the 5th in the series about Google Plus Communities (GPC)* _2013 Google Plus Community Focus..._ _What do you/we see ahead for Communities and 2013?_ Catch up on the series by clicking the links below. The video up top has the Live HOA Video ... since the Live event has ended, you can watch it here or on YouTube. Click to Watch. Here is the YouTube link for today's show in case you can't see it just above here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEkKTx0KgIo *_Scroll Down for more info..._* *What has your own GPC experience been like? _Have you continued with GPC you joined? How many have you left?_ Do you have any plans to join or create any New ones for 2013* Listen and watch as +Jesse Wojdylo +Nikol Murphy +Ronnie Bincer discuss the ups and downs of this 4 week-old Topic Based Community tool for Google Plus. *Feel Free to Share this Event with others to help them get up to speed!* Find all the previous discussions in this YouTube playlist: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLh2TCfgo3UtvWhn9rV0qox1Vj2KHykLl1 or if you prefer check them out here... To get ready, you can *watch part 1 here:* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIvlKooab-c *watch part 2* via this link here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1PWWSrnzhA  *watch part 3* via this link here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ica-tWpmSnY *watch part 4* via this link here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrQEgBE8Xcg *watch part 5* via this link here (this one): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEkKTx0KgIo Tell your friends, come join in the discussion as we will try to bring in some of the comments from the stream into the live show. *Feel free to share this event and invite others to join in!* - - -  #communitytips   #googlepluscommunities   #communities   #onairdiscussions   #community   #GPC   #GPCtips #GPCweek4   - - - Google+ Communities - What we know after 4 weeks2013-01-02 21:00:1796  
Matthias Mainzer7,582Es 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 Faktor6,613If you're near a computer (or in Chicago) tomorrow, I'll be in studio for a ~15 minute segment on National Public Radio discussing my @102281638880464201271 article on the 9 Corporate Personality Types & How to Inspire Them to Innovate, Streaming link below. (Start time is estimated). Should be a fun pre-holiday chat.  Streaming link: http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia Link to the original article: http://onforb.es/ZhUJoJ You can subscribe to updates on new articles at http://www.ideafaktory.com/ (No SPAM, of course!)Steve Faktor Live on NPR Thursday Discussing The 9 Corporate Personality Types2012-12-13 16:15:009  
Ronnie Bincer114,952*Come watch the 3rd in the series about Google Plus Communities*...  We discuss what we have seen and wonder about after using this new area for about 1 week. We were please to add to the show this time, the Google+ Pgm. Mgr. for Communities @103515259519634902605  It is quite obvious that all of Google+ has been waiting for Communities. The massive amount of activity tells the story better than anything else. *Have you made your own? _Have you joined 1, or 2 or 15?_* Listen and watch as @116024884086268367178, @116049412326685043114 & @108210288375340023376 discuss the ups and downs of the week-old Topic Based Community tool for Google Plus. *Feel Free to Share this Event with others to help them get up to speed!* _Scroll Down for more info..._ To get ready, you can *watch part 1 here:* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIvlKooab-c And *watch part 2* via this link here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1PWWSrnzhA  For the link hungry, here is the link for this version (part 3): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ica-tWpmSnY Tell your friends, come join in the discussion as we will try to bring in some of the comments from the stream into the live show. *Feel free to share this event and invite others to join in!* See ya next time! - - -  #communitytips   #googlepluscommunities  #google+communities #communities   #onairdiscussions   #GPC1week   - - - Google+ Communities - What we know after 1 week2012-12-12 21:00:0082  
Syuzanna A.76,767I'm celebrating my (19-th) birthday, you're invited come and have a drink and HUGS , piece of cake !!! :)MY Birthday - 12/12/12 12:122012-12-12 09:12:00699  
David Pinto4,386can we have a permanent live google hangout on world peace? perhaps only if hangouts hosting can be passed on to one of the members like a relay... to establish for the launch day: 1 enough people to ensure there is at least three people at any time 24hrs how many people might this be? 2 a means by which people can align wrt time-co-ordinates to make this task feasible and easy 3 potential moneyflow for co-creators to enable progress if this scales if hangouts are a realistic mechanism for an alternative global politic if there are millions wanting to share the ten-seat hangout at any moment we need to have means of self-sorting so that the ten who are there deserve to bepermanent hangout for world peace2012-11-17 22:00:0037  
Susanne Ramharter89,598Sundays are for #commoogling  - that is where we meet in hangouts, get to know each other a bit more personally, discuss our lives, goals, business, whatever.  The idea is to foster the comunity and get to know what we each can offer or need, so that we can be of support to each other. Bring coffee or tea, a croissant or carrot and a _good mood_ so we call all #treadlightly  ;-)Join us in a *Commoogle Hangout*2012-10-28 12:00:0014  
beatstone2,090,318"In The Spotlight!" is the new Hangouts On Air interview series from @103083353388507768122 bringing you closer than ever before to your favorite Artists. This new series will introduce you not only to the Artist's work, but their journey in the music industry, and their lives outside of music. On Tuesday October 23rd we talk to @113706709624959954175! Join us as we discuss his journey in the music industry, and learn more about Paul!      The On Air Event can be viewed here on the Event page or on YouTube at goo.gl/qS77Z also. Future Shows goo.gl/j6cyI"In The Spotlight!" Paul Platt2012-10-24 04:00:0043  
Heimo MAUSER27,329Am 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 Ramharter89,598Twice a year the museums in Vienna remain open until 1:00 AM, with a single ticket costing 13€ you can visit all participating Museums between 18:00 and 01:00.  I think it would be fun to share the evening with other Google+  Art-Fans who are in Vienna on the 6th. I plan to start the evening at the Albertina, from there I am open to suggestions. Let's plan the event 'On Air' and let those who can't join us in person participate virtually.Vienna: Lange Nacht der Museen - Long Night of Museums2012-10-06 18:30:0014  
Mick Fealty14,224All across the world, systems are crashing. In banking we've seen debt slicing and long haul internal systems like that of RBS/NatWest/Ulster Bank literally falling apart. In Europe post war notions of solidarity are being stretched to bursting as sovereign nations argue over the degree to which fiscal sovereignty can be shared.   Further afield the Arab nations continue in popular tumult after several generations of acquiescence under varying degrees of autocracy. Yet like Greece, Spain and Portugal to the north - each just one or two generations ahead - the Arab world is finding that democracy does not come in a shiny, ready wrapped box. Even in more settled democracies, once venerable institutions are finding huge problems keeping up with the speed at which their citizens can communicate, not through them but around them.   Why not join our panel this Friday for #DigitalLunch  at the usual time, where we will attempt to serve starters about 1pm and finish before the hour is out? #DigitalLunch: Crashing systems2012-09-28 14:00:007  

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2015-08-15 10:14:03 (76 comments; 20 reshares; 82 +1s)Open 

Telling the truth - what a novelty
my favorite sentence is right at the bottom:
"Telling the truth may be working for Bernie Sanders, but it shows a serious lack of respect for the American political system,"

#treadlightly  

Most reshares: 36

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2015-07-21 15:39:12 (14 comments; 36 reshares; 241 +1s)Open 

Good Morning Google+
while reading about a marvelous exhibition called Organic Matters at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, (see here: http://goo.gl/B8j24T) I came across the work of Ysabel May, a Canadian born artist who now lives and works in Texas. 

Originally, my attention was caught by this work, The Reflection, which is on view at the exhibition, because it reminded me of the painstaking detail so often shown in the works of old masters. For a moment, I actually thought it might be an oil painting from the 17th or 18th century. But a closer look showed that this work actually has a few surreal aspects.

The reflections, for which the work is named, are not only at the bottom, where we would expect to see them, but also at the top of the work, where they simply make no sense. While the floral wreath at the bottom of the work reminds me of... more »

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2015-07-29 18:37:13 (14 comments; 28 reshares; 252 +1s)Open 

Good Morning Google+  your daily story about art:
The last few days were spent in Munich, mostly in the two wonderful Museums the Old and New Pinakothek. Here just a teaser of how I learned to love Rubens.

More when I get back home.


Image from wikimedia here: https://goo.gl/YCCBQ0

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

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2016-04-28 16:48:48 (3 comments; 7 reshares; 36 +1s)Open 

* #BounceInYourChair  with Beethoven and Led Zeppelin*

Snow at home in Austria (on April 28th !?!), rain and cold here in Ohio. One needs a boost, and what better way than with my 2 all time favorite composers, Beethoven and Led Zeppelin, mixed so wonderfully in this video.

Have a great day and tread lightly

#zeppelin   #treadlightly  

* #BounceInYourChair  with Beethoven and Led Zeppelin*

Snow at home in Austria (on April 28th !?!), rain and cold here in Ohio. One needs a boost, and what better way than with my 2 all time favorite composers, Beethoven and Led Zeppelin, mixed so wonderfully in this video.

Have a great day and tread lightly

#zeppelin   #treadlightly  ___

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2016-04-03 13:23:46 (4 comments; 3 reshares; 8 +1s)Open 

So argumentieren EU Kommissionsvertreter
Letzte Woche gab es in Ferlach eine "Informationsveranstaltung" zum Thema TTIP etc.
Der Leiter der EU Kommissionsvertretung in Österreich war Hauptvortragender.  Neben diversen oberflächlichen Statements erzählte er uns, dass der Aussenhandel mit den USA sehr wichtig ist, denn die USA sind der zweitgrößte Handelspartner. Ausserdem sei, laut "unseren Untersuchungen" Österreich eines der fünf Länder, die am meisten von TTIP profitieren werden.
Was er nicht sagte
1. Die USA sind 2.größter Handelspartner der EU und nich Österreich's, und auch das ist weniger als 20% des gesamten EU Handelsvolumen.
2. Weniger als 1% der KMUs, sowohl in Österreich als auch in der EU gesamt, treiben Handel mit den USA.
und zuletzt:
3. Jene Studie, die Österreich als großen Gewinner nennt,wurde im Auftr... more »

So argumentieren EU Kommissionsvertreter
Letzte Woche gab es in Ferlach eine "Informationsveranstaltung" zum Thema TTIP etc.
Der Leiter der EU Kommissionsvertretung in Österreich war Hauptvortragender.  Neben diversen oberflächlichen Statements erzählte er uns, dass der Aussenhandel mit den USA sehr wichtig ist, denn die USA sind der zweitgrößte Handelspartner. Ausserdem sei, laut "unseren Untersuchungen" Österreich eines der fünf Länder, die am meisten von TTIP profitieren werden.
Was er nicht sagte
1. Die USA sind 2.größter Handelspartner der EU und nich Österreich's, und auch das ist weniger als 20% des gesamten EU Handelsvolumen.
2. Weniger als 1% der KMUs, sowohl in Österreich als auch in der EU gesamt, treiben Handel mit den USA.
und zuletzt:
3. Jene Studie, die Österreich als großen Gewinner nennt, wurde im Auftrag der American Chamber of Commerce erarbeitet.  Durchgeführt wurde sie von dem World Trade Institute, in dessem Aufsichtsrat ein gewisser Herr Arthur Appleton sitzt, bekannt für seine Funktionen im Zusammenhang mit internationalen Investorenschutz Aktivitäten.

Auf dieser Basis sind Diskussionen wirklich sinnlos.

Tue mir wirklich schwer, aber ich versuche es #treadlightly  
#ttip  +European Commission ___

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2016-03-19 09:24:34 (7 comments; 3 reshares; 39 +1s)Open 

Good Morning Google+
and happy #caturday  (are we still doing that?)
If yes, what could be more fortuitous than this article about the (monetary) value of paintings.  If you have ever wondered about the unbelievable prices paid for paintings, and why some are "valued" more than others, look no further, the answers can be found in this informative and fun article.

Enjoy your Saturday and tread lightly
#treadlightly   #art  

Good Morning Google+
and happy #caturday  (are we still doing that?)
If yes, what could be more fortuitous than this article about the (monetary) value of paintings.  If you have ever wondered about the unbelievable prices paid for paintings, and why some are "valued" more than others, look no further, the answers can be found in this informative and fun article.

Enjoy your Saturday and tread lightly
#treadlightly   #art  ___

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2016-03-10 12:37:53 (2 comments; 6 reshares; 36 +1s)Open 

Good Morning Google+
A wonderful short video of a painting by Pieter Breughel, made by Austria's renowned auction house, The Dorotheum.

Enjoy, have a great day and tread lightly

#treadlightly   #arthistory   #art  

Good Morning Google+
A wonderful short video of a painting by Pieter Breughel, made by Austria's renowned auction house, The Dorotheum.

Enjoy, have a great day and tread lightly

#treadlightly   #arthistory   #art  ___

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2016-02-27 20:36:20 (4 comments; 15 reshares; 76 +1s)Open 

+David Amerland​​, maybe this will help Tony Blair to understand why people like Bernie Sanders, as well as the rejection of the "elites".

#treadlightly 

+David Amerland​​, maybe this will help Tony Blair to understand why people like Bernie Sanders, as well as the rejection of the "elites".

#treadlightly ___

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2016-02-25 11:12:39 (5 comments; 2 reshares; 35 +1s)Open 

Wow, I knew there was a reason I loved living here
I lived in Vienna for many years and always enjoy returning for visits. But still, the fact that we have been at the number one spot for 7th consecutive year is amazing.

Will have to look around with more awareness this afternoon ;-)

#treadlightly  

Wow, I knew there was a reason I loved living here
I lived in Vienna for many years and always enjoy returning for visits. But still, the fact that we have been at the number one spot for 7th consecutive year is amazing.

Will have to look around with more awareness this afternoon ;-)

#treadlightly  ___

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2016-02-24 08:52:25 (8 comments; 1 reshares; 41 +1s)Open 

Somehow, I always something to find interesting urban ruins, such as this one, seen from my hotel room in Prague.

Have a wonderful day and tread lightly


Somehow, I always something to find interesting urban ruins, such as this one, seen from my hotel room in Prague.

Have a wonderful day and tread lightly
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2016-01-11 14:24:05 (15 comments; 8 reshares; 73 +1s)Open 

With David Bowie, a little piece of me died today
Major Tom, the Bewlay Brothers, Ziggy Stardust, and The Thin White Duke were songs, images and personas that probably shaped my teenage years more than any other cultural elements. 

At 17, my best friend and I, until then only dressed in long bell bottom jeans with frayed hems and baggy shirts, got ourselves ready for the Bowie concert in Buffalo.  We scoured second hand shops and finally found two walking sticks (actually canes), bought silky satin and made slinky skirts <gasp!>, and put on our rabbit fur jackets (well, it was the late '70s), I believe we even had holders for the ubiquitous cigarettes.  And we got a ride down to the Buffalo Auditorium, had fairly good seats on the floor, .... and my life was never quite the same.

Whether you liked him or not, Bowie was a legend and an icon.  As a (fairlycon... more »

With David Bowie, a little piece of me died today
Major Tom, the Bewlay Brothers, Ziggy Stardust, and The Thin White Duke were songs, images and personas that probably shaped my teenage years more than any other cultural elements. 

At 17, my best friend and I, until then only dressed in long bell bottom jeans with frayed hems and baggy shirts, got ourselves ready for the Bowie concert in Buffalo.  We scoured second hand shops and finally found two walking sticks (actually canes), bought silky satin and made slinky skirts <gasp!>, and put on our rabbit fur jackets (well, it was the late '70s), I believe we even had holders for the ubiquitous cigarettes.  And we got a ride down to the Buffalo Auditorium, had fairly good seats on the floor, .... and my life was never quite the same.

Whether you liked him or not, Bowie was a legend and an icon.  As a (fairly confused) teenager, he, probably more than any other, influenced my thinking about identity, my femininity, sexuality and a number of other things - and, yes, still left me a bit confused. 

Then came the '80s, his music became more commercial, I got sucked up in "grown up life", career, marriage etc., and I was no longer such a passionate aficionado.  

But the play lists kept being updated to first my tapes, then cds, then ipods and smart phones, always there for certain moods and when I felt the urge to recall those times of my youth, when so much seemed possible, options and choices were still available.

While I no longer really kept track of his doings, his passing leaves a hole that cannot be filled.  Maybe I want to cry for the pain that comes across in his last album Blackstar, or for the grief his family must be feeling, but probably also for that little bit of me that is now unrecoverable.

May he truly Rest in Peace, and may his family find comfort.

#bowie   #davidbowie  
#treadlightly  ___

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2016-01-11 07:54:19 (6 comments; 10 reshares; 85 +1s)Open 

The man who surely influenced music, David Bowie, has died, may he rest in peace.

The man who surely influenced music, David Bowie, has died, may he rest in peace.___

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2015-12-24 13:56:36 (15 comments; 12 reshares; 117 +1s)Open 

Happy Christmas!
wishing you all a wonderful Christmas, with peace, health and joy!

To help you start smiling, especially for those of you who may not follow Christian observance, check out these amazing works by Ed Wheeler.  Wheeler is a professional photographer who also loves (and knows) his art.  
For this series, he has taken photos of himself in a Santa a costume, usually in the pose of one of the figures in the painting, and then transposed that figure into an image of the painting.  But he did so very delicately, ensuring that the lighting, colors, and textures were adapted to the painting, in order to get an optimal fit between original painting and inserted Santa.

Check out the website over the Holidays, you will find a few amusing surprises.

#treadlightly   #art   #Santa   #santaclaus   #christmas  

Happy Christmas!
wishing you all a wonderful Christmas, with peace, health and joy!

To help you start smiling, especially for those of you who may not follow Christian observance, check out these amazing works by Ed Wheeler.  Wheeler is a professional photographer who also loves (and knows) his art.  
For this series, he has taken photos of himself in a Santa a costume, usually in the pose of one of the figures in the painting, and then transposed that figure into an image of the painting.  But he did so very delicately, ensuring that the lighting, colors, and textures were adapted to the painting, in order to get an optimal fit between original painting and inserted Santa.

Check out the website over the Holidays, you will find a few amusing surprises.

#treadlightly   #art   #Santa   #santaclaus   #christmas  ___

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2015-12-22 19:51:10 (5 comments; 1 reshares; 34 +1s)Open 

Finally!

#treadlightly   #goodnews  

Finally!

#treadlightly   #goodnews  ___

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2015-12-22 11:07:45 (9 comments; 3 reshares; 39 +1s)Open 

Just WOW !!
yes, I know I'm shouting, but this is the coolest thing I've seen in ages.  For those who like to go straight to the "meat",  takeoff is around 22:30 or so, and landing around 33:00 - give or take a few seconds.
Talk about incredible and brilliant technology!
Love the joy and excitement just after the landing ;-)

#treadlightly   #technology   #spacex  

Just WOW !!
yes, I know I'm shouting, but this is the coolest thing I've seen in ages.  For those who like to go straight to the "meat",  takeoff is around 22:30 or so, and landing around 33:00 - give or take a few seconds.
Talk about incredible and brilliant technology!
Love the joy and excitement just after the landing ;-)

#treadlightly   #technology   #spacex  ___

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2015-12-07 10:53:27 (32 comments; 5 reshares; 43 +1s)Open 

I have nothing to add.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama speaks on taking daily responsibility to care for our environment in response to global warming in this short clip from an interview given in Oxford, UK on September 15, 2015.___I have nothing to add.

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2015-11-05 19:00:07 (9 comments; 6 reshares; 85 +1s)Open 

The most amazing ruins..
that you've probably never heard of, and which may disappear as another victim to greed.

___The most amazing ruins..
that you've probably never heard of, and which may disappear as another victim to greed.

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2015-11-02 22:41:55 (8 comments; 7 reshares; 84 +1s)Open 

How to make Kitsch out of Art
'nuff said

#treadlightly   #art  

How to make Kitsch out of Art
'nuff said

#treadlightly   #art  ___

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2015-10-31 17:19:35 (5 comments; 7 reshares; 87 +1s)Open 

Still need a Halloween Costume?
Check out some of these, all of which were inspired by famous works of art and are wonderfully creative.

#treadlightly   #halloween   #art   #arthistory  

Still need a Halloween Costume?
Check out some of these, all of which were inspired by famous works of art and are wonderfully creative.

#treadlightly   #halloween   #art   #arthistory  ___

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2015-10-28 17:36:47 (32 comments; 15 reshares; 101 +1s)Open 

Witches and naked ladies, oh my
Just in time for Halloween, here is a selection of witches from Art History.  But be warned, some show elements of female anatomy ;-)

Which one is your favorite and why?

#treadlightly   #art   #arthistory   #yourdailystoryofart  

Witches and naked ladies, oh my
Just in time for Halloween, here is a selection of witches from Art History.  But be warned, some show elements of female anatomy ;-)

Which one is your favorite and why?

#treadlightly   #art   #arthistory   #yourdailystoryofart  ___

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2015-10-26 14:47:59 (8 comments; 3 reshares; 25 +1s)Open 

Driving with Mothers
After a road trip of close to 1000 miles (ca. 1600 Km) over 3 days with my mother, I stumbled onto this on +The Huffington Post .
To be fair, my mother did not do all of this, but there are absolutely similarities.
I even adhered to the speed limits, ... although, I must admit that the fact that the speedometer in her car, which as it turns out, shows between 10 and 20mph less than one is actually driving may also have been a factor ;-)
And .... btw: we did have a good time.

#treadlightly   #thelighterside  

Driving with Mothers
After a road trip of close to 1000 miles (ca. 1600 Km) over 3 days with my mother, I stumbled onto this on +The Huffington Post .
To be fair, my mother did not do all of this, but there are absolutely similarities.
I even adhered to the speed limits, ... although, I must admit that the fact that the speedometer in her car, which as it turns out, shows between 10 and 20mph less than one is actually driving may also have been a factor ;-)
And .... btw: we did have a good time.

#treadlightly   #thelighterside  ___

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2015-10-14 15:34:03 (6 comments; 9 reshares; 113 +1s)Open 

Good Morning Google+
Art History buffs will appreciate Peter Duggan's weekly cartoons in the +The Guardian , here is one of my favorites.

Have a good Wednesday and tread lightly

#treadlightly   #art  

Good Morning Google+
Art History buffs will appreciate Peter Duggan's weekly cartoons in the +The Guardian , here is one of my favorites.

Have a good Wednesday and tread lightly

#treadlightly   #art  ___

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2015-10-11 09:32:13 (9 comments; 27 reshares; 130 +1s)Open 

Nature recreates Van Gogh, ... Simply flabbergasting!
The most amazing thing I've seen in a long time.  This is an example of crop art by Stan Herd for the Minneapolis Museum of Art.

Can you even conceive of the thought and work that went into recreating this wonderful painting with plants and earth?

Nature produces art, what could be better?

Have a wonderful Sunday and tread lightly

#treadlightly   #art   #cropart   #vangogh  

Nature recreates Van Gogh, ... Simply flabbergasting!
The most amazing thing I've seen in a long time.  This is an example of crop art by Stan Herd for the Minneapolis Museum of Art.

Can you even conceive of the thought and work that went into recreating this wonderful painting with plants and earth?

Nature produces art, what could be better?

Have a wonderful Sunday and tread lightly

#treadlightly   #art   #cropart   #vangogh  ___

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2015-10-10 10:19:14 (28 comments; 3 reshares; 68 +1s)Open 

oh dear Google Gods.....
Please explain why it is ok for +Google Art Project​ to post this, but my collection "Culture and Art (history)" has been suspended for pornograpic content?

Is the occasional buttock or breast in a depiction by a renowned artist truly more objectionable than the multitude of half naked, butt waving, cleavage squeezing, pouting "beauties" we are bombarded with on a daily basis? Must we really restrict ourselves to pictures of cats, comic book worthy HDR landscapes and flowers?

The human body and images thereof can evoke feelings of compassion, horror, joy, appreciation, and yes, arousal. But if my collection has now been suspended because of the occasional post showing a painting of Rubens with a nude woman, or a sketch of a man's nude back, then I worry about the direction this platform ia taking.

I share thev... more »

A cool dip to beat the summer heat - #Philadelphia , circa 1885. Tomorrow's local forecast: sunny with highs reaching 91°F / 33°C https://goo.gl/Kcbpr8  

Happy Birthday #ThomasEakins , born #onthisday  in 1844.  His masterpiece of American painting is on view in +Amon Carter Museum of American Art Fort Worth  ___oh dear Google Gods.....
Please explain why it is ok for +Google Art Project​ to post this, but my collection "Culture and Art (history)" has been suspended for pornograpic content?

Is the occasional buttock or breast in a depiction by a renowned artist truly more objectionable than the multitude of half naked, butt waving, cleavage squeezing, pouting "beauties" we are bombarded with on a daily basis? Must we really restrict ourselves to pictures of cats, comic book worthy HDR landscapes and flowers?

The human body and images thereof can evoke feelings of compassion, horror, joy, appreciation, and yes, arousal. But if my collection has now been suspended because of the occasional post showing a painting of Rubens with a nude woman, or a sketch of a man's nude back, then I worry about the direction this platform ia taking.

I share the view that D.H. Lawrence had of pornography: not the image of the human body and it's functions, or even an honest accounting of a meeting of lovers is pornographic. Pornography is anything that let's our bodies and their functions, whether that is eating, evacuation, or sex, seem to be a "dirty little secret", things that scratch the itch, purport to uphold our principles of prudeness, while at the same time salaciously suggesting quite the opposite.

The policy which allows pouting, half open mouths above bursting cleavage, while rejecting true icons of art history, actually supports pornographic images and thus helps perpetuate this sad state.

I'm happy to make Lawrence's essay on pornography available to anyone interested and look forward to a constructive debate.

#TREADLIGHTLY #ARTANDCLASSONTHEPLUS #ART #pornography

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2015-10-10 04:37:20 (4 comments; 1 reshares; 61 +1s)Open 

Oh Goya!
Ever wonder why his late paintings were so dark and depressing? Well, so does the author of this article and finds a very plausible reason.
Tread lightly

#treadlightly #art

Oh Goya!
Ever wonder why his late paintings were so dark and depressing? Well, so does the author of this article and finds a very plausible reason.
Tread lightly

#treadlightly #art___

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2015-10-06 15:06:01 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 10 +1s)Open 

Oh the stoopid...
or not?

Is this irony, people with too much time on their hands, or just crazy?
Can't decide and don't want to invest the time ;-)

Your thoughts?

#treadlightly   #art  

Oh the stoopid...
or not?

Is this irony, people with too much time on their hands, or just crazy?
Can't decide and don't want to invest the time ;-)

Your thoughts?

#treadlightly   #art  ___

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2015-09-14 12:01:29 (22 comments; 5 reshares; 90 +1s)Open 

Hungry or Angry?
I came across these figures in frescoes in a small Church in Bohinj, Slovenia a few weeks ago. As far as far as I can tell, they are truly unique.

Anyone having an idea about the iconography, please let me know!

#treadlightly #art


Hungry or Angry?
I came across these figures in frescoes in a small Church in Bohinj, Slovenia a few weeks ago. As far as far as I can tell, they are truly unique.

Anyone having an idea about the iconography, please let me know!

#treadlightly #art
___

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2015-09-14 11:19:15 (9 comments; 4 reshares; 59 +1s)Open 

lowbrow thoughts on highbrow art
What a charming byline - think I may adopt it for a separate collection ;-)

#treadlightly   #art  

lowbrow thoughts on highbrow art
What a charming byline - think I may adopt it for a separate collection ;-)

#treadlightly   #art  ___

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2015-09-13 08:36:32 (6 comments; 3 reshares; 29 +1s)Open 

Study finds that Fox News ....
"has led to a party of non-reality based voters supporting delusional candidates."
I would be laughing if it were not so horrible.

h/t: +Ole Olson 
hard to #treadlightly   #foxnews  

Study finds that Fox News ....
"has led to a party of non-reality based voters supporting delusional candidates."
I would be laughing if it were not so horrible.

h/t: +Ole Olson 
hard to #treadlightly   #foxnews  ___

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2015-09-13 07:33:46 (5 comments; 2 reshares; 30 +1s)Open 

Bravo Vienna!
How nice (but not surprising) to see that three independent institutions each regard Vienna as one of the top two (out of five) cities to live in across the world. Vienna, btw, is the only city to appear on each of the lists.

Note: sorry for being smug,  but of course, having spent much of my life there, I could have told you that as well!
Have a lovely Sunday and tread lightly
#Vienna   #treadlightly   #happysunday  

Bravo Vienna!
How nice (but not surprising) to see that three independent institutions each regard Vienna as one of the top two (out of five) cities to live in across the world. Vienna, btw, is the only city to appear on each of the lists.

Note: sorry for being smug,  but of course, having spent much of my life there, I could have told you that as well!
Have a lovely Sunday and tread lightly
#Vienna   #treadlightly   #happysunday  ___

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2015-09-12 14:32:43 (4 comments; 1 reshares; 59 +1s)Open 

Art and all that...
The menu cover in a bar/gelateria in Palmanova. It is amazing how creative advertising can be here in Italy.

#treadlightly #artandclassontheplus #art

Art and all that...
The menu cover in a bar/gelateria in Palmanova. It is amazing how creative advertising can be here in Italy.

#treadlightly #artandclassontheplus #art___

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2015-09-09 09:41:28 (10 comments; 15 reshares; 96 +1s)Open 

A beautiful reminder of Savoy
Joseph Mallord Wiliam Turner - just letting his name roll off the tongue is a pleasure, is one of my favorite Romantic painters. A trained watercolorist, he is probably best known for his later works, which almost approach abstraction.

But here, in the view of Bonneville, Savoy is more than adequate proof that Turner was master not only of emotions, but also of all the technical details that make a great painting.  And, oh yes, from my trips through Savoy I can confirm that it really does look like this, even 100 years later.

Find peace and joy in the landscape today, even if only in this wonderful painting, and tread lightly

#treadlightly   #art   #arthistory  

A beautiful reminder of Savoy
Joseph Mallord Wiliam Turner - just letting his name roll off the tongue is a pleasure, is one of my favorite Romantic painters. A trained watercolorist, he is probably best known for his later works, which almost approach abstraction.

But here, in the view of Bonneville, Savoy is more than adequate proof that Turner was master not only of emotions, but also of all the technical details that make a great painting.  And, oh yes, from my trips through Savoy I can confirm that it really does look like this, even 100 years later.

Find peace and joy in the landscape today, even if only in this wonderful painting, and tread lightly

#treadlightly   #art   #arthistory  ___

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2015-09-09 07:54:44 (6 comments; 4 reshares; 64 +1s)Open 

Good Morning Google+
What a gorgeous light on the beach and the clouds this morning.
May your day offer splendor as well and tread lightly

#treadlightly

Good Morning Google+
What a gorgeous light on the beach and the clouds this morning.
May your day offer splendor as well and tread lightly

#treadlightly___

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2015-09-05 15:49:39 (9 comments; 2 reshares; 59 +1s)Open 

Not a Happy Camper
The only thing my cat dislikes more than traveling in a motorhome is staying with strangers.
Life is rough sometimes.
Happy #caturday
#treadlightly 

Not a Happy Camper
The only thing my cat dislikes more than traveling in a motorhome is staying with strangers.
Life is rough sometimes.
Happy #caturday
#treadlightly ___

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2015-08-27 11:47:39 (9 comments; 5 reshares; 43 +1s)Open 

Bros on horseback, oh my!
The region in which I live sports a number of wonderful, curvy, mountainous roads that are beloved by motorcyclists. Having been what we call a 'motorbike-bride' for most of my life, I understand the pull of these roads completely.

Seeing the bikers, in their helmets and dress has often reminded me of the knights of old. Both are not recognizable in their uniforms, are on very powerful, often destructive, forms of transportation, and have a bit of 'bad boy' aura.

So imagine my delight at finding this article, which is not only a quick read, but also quotes one of my all-time favorite authors: Mark Twain:
"You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus"
which is so stunningly true not just about history.

Watch your imagination and tread lightly

#treadlightly  #hi... more »

Bros on horseback, oh my!
The region in which I live sports a number of wonderful, curvy, mountainous roads that are beloved by motorcyclists. Having been what we call a 'motorbike-bride' for most of my life, I understand the pull of these roads completely.

Seeing the bikers, in their helmets and dress has often reminded me of the knights of old. Both are not recognizable in their uniforms, are on very powerful, often destructive, forms of transportation, and have a bit of 'bad boy' aura.

So imagine my delight at finding this article, which is not only a quick read, but also quotes one of my all-time favorite authors: Mark Twain:
"You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus"
which is so stunningly true not just about history.

Watch your imagination and tread lightly

#treadlightly   #history  ___

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2015-08-21 12:47:08 (9 comments; 3 reshares; 26 +1s)Open 

Ever had a "misophonia-related rage blackout"?
I have them all the time. What a relief it is to find out that it's not just intolerance, but a valid disorder, for which I must take no blame ;-)

#treadlightly   #cognitive  

Ever had a "misophonia-related rage blackout"?
I have them all the time. What a relief it is to find out that it's not just intolerance, but a valid disorder, for which I must take no blame ;-)

#treadlightly   #cognitive  ___

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2015-08-17 13:32:51 (28 comments; 15 reshares; 121 +1s)Open 

I got myself into trouble here with some quotes .....
I re-shared a post with some quotes, the attributions of which were probably not quite correct, and was reprimanded in the comments.
Because that was such a success, I found some (fictitious!!!) quotes by artists about their works at +Hyperallergic  here: http://goo.gl/o0QNSb, and had to share this one.
Bonus points to anyone who can describe what this actually means!

Have fun and tread lightly (especially in the comments)
#art   #treadlightly  

I got myself into trouble here with some quotes .....
I re-shared a post with some quotes, the attributions of which were probably not quite correct, and was reprimanded in the comments.
Because that was such a success, I found some (fictitious!!!) quotes by artists about their works at +Hyperallergic  here: http://goo.gl/o0QNSb, and had to share this one.
Bonus points to anyone who can describe what this actually means!

Have fun and tread lightly (especially in the comments)
#art   #treadlightly  ___

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2015-08-15 10:14:03 (76 comments; 20 reshares; 82 +1s)Open 

Telling the truth - what a novelty
my favorite sentence is right at the bottom:
"Telling the truth may be working for Bernie Sanders, but it shows a serious lack of respect for the American political system,"

#treadlightly  

Telling the truth - what a novelty
my favorite sentence is right at the bottom:
"Telling the truth may be working for Bernie Sanders, but it shows a serious lack of respect for the American political system,"

#treadlightly  ___

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2015-08-15 08:26:51 (39 comments; 23 reshares; 108 +1s)Open 

The irony of Napoleon's quote is amazing
Edit: I'm clear on the fact that the attributions may not be correct, which doesn't really matter to me, what I like are the ideas and the way they are articulated.
h/t +Rob Jongschaap 

___The irony of Napoleon's quote is amazing
Edit: I'm clear on the fact that the attributions may not be correct, which doesn't really matter to me, what I like are the ideas and the way they are articulated.
h/t +Rob Jongschaap 

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2015-08-13 15:55:21 (8 comments; 19 reshares; 143 +1s)Open 

Good Morning Google+  your daily story about art:
Last night we had a truly wonderful display of the Perseis meteor showers. Because these showers usually occur around August 10th, which is the Name-day of St. Laurentius, the showers are often referred to as the "Tears of Laurentius".  St. Laurentius was treasurer for the Church of Rome in the 3rd century, under Pope Sixtus II and in the reign of the Emperor Valerian.  In 257, Valerian began a wave of persecution against Christians, including the beheading of Sixtus II.

It is still not really clear whether Valerian acted thusly from purely religious motivation - he did believe that it was important to keep up worship of the old Gods. However, financial reasons probably played a role as well. It is said that after the death of Sixtus II, Valerian ordered Laurentius to hand over the treasure of the Church of Rome.La... more »

Good Morning Google+  your daily story about art:
Last night we had a truly wonderful display of the Perseis meteor showers. Because these showers usually occur around August 10th, which is the Name-day of St. Laurentius, the showers are often referred to as the "Tears of Laurentius".  St. Laurentius was treasurer for the Church of Rome in the 3rd century, under Pope Sixtus II and in the reign of the Emperor Valerian.  In 257, Valerian began a wave of persecution against Christians, including the beheading of Sixtus II.

It is still not really clear whether Valerian acted thusly from purely religious motivation - he did believe that it was important to keep up worship of the old Gods. However, financial reasons probably played a role as well. It is said that after the death of Sixtus II, Valerian ordered Laurentius to hand over the treasure of the Church of Rome. Laurentius instead distributed the treasure among the populace and then gathered the poor, sick and needy, which he presented as the 'true treasure of the Church'.

Valerian was having none of it and had Laurentius roasted alive on an iron grill on August 10 in 258. Thus the connection to fiery showers and the 'tears of Laurentius'.

The showers and the story reminded me of this image, called Representation of Strange Occurrences seen in connection with two comets in 1456 in an illuminated manuscript called the Lucerne Chronicle by Diebold Schilling.  The image is a combination of gore and (to us) humor, and, seen in our day, is rather whimsical and quaint.

Have some whimsy in your day, and tread lightly

Image from wikimedia here: https://goo.gl/Bl48Sa 

More info about the Perseis Meteor Showers here: 
http://goo.gl/BrdGQx  or here: https://goo.gl/fs55bw 
dates for future meteor showers this year are here: http://goo.gl/6U8N8f 

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

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2015-07-29 18:37:13 (14 comments; 28 reshares; 252 +1s)Open 

Good Morning Google+  your daily story about art:
The last few days were spent in Munich, mostly in the two wonderful Museums the Old and New Pinakothek. Here just a teaser of how I learned to love Rubens.

More when I get back home.


Image from wikimedia here: https://goo.gl/YCCBQ0

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

Good Morning Google+  your daily story about art:
The last few days were spent in Munich, mostly in the two wonderful Museums the Old and New Pinakothek. Here just a teaser of how I learned to love Rubens.

More when I get back home.


Image from wikimedia here: https://goo.gl/YCCBQ0

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

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2015-07-21 15:39:12 (14 comments; 36 reshares; 241 +1s)Open 

Good Morning Google+
while reading about a marvelous exhibition called Organic Matters at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, (see here: http://goo.gl/B8j24T) I came across the work of Ysabel May, a Canadian born artist who now lives and works in Texas. 

Originally, my attention was caught by this work, The Reflection, which is on view at the exhibition, because it reminded me of the painstaking detail so often shown in the works of old masters. For a moment, I actually thought it might be an oil painting from the 17th or 18th century. But a closer look showed that this work actually has a few surreal aspects.

The reflections, for which the work is named, are not only at the bottom, where we would expect to see them, but also at the top of the work, where they simply make no sense. While the floral wreath at the bottom of the work reminds me of... more »

Good Morning Google+
while reading about a marvelous exhibition called Organic Matters at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, (see here: http://goo.gl/B8j24T) I came across the work of Ysabel May, a Canadian born artist who now lives and works in Texas. 

Originally, my attention was caught by this work, The Reflection, which is on view at the exhibition, because it reminded me of the painstaking detail so often shown in the works of old masters. For a moment, I actually thought it might be an oil painting from the 17th or 18th century. But a closer look showed that this work actually has a few surreal aspects.

The reflections, for which the work is named, are not only at the bottom, where we would expect to see them, but also at the top of the work, where they simply make no sense. While the floral wreath at the bottom of the work reminds me of some of the works of Rachel Ruysch, one of the premier female artists of the 17th century, a closer look shows that LeMay's work is actually not realistic at all.

Neither is it a painting, but an amazing piece of digital art.  Ysabel LeMay works with photography and digital editing, often working with images cropped from many, many photos, and re-assembles these into truly fascinating works. All of her works have elements of nature in them, some more obviously surreal and 'made up' than others. But even her most life-like, floral compositions never descend into the mundane or trivial sentimentality.

In sum, they are a joy to behold and a challenge for the brain as well.

Let your own brain be challenged today and do, tread lightly

#treadlightly #art #digitalart

Image (and all rights) from the website of the artist here: http://goo.gl/8mN14p 
PS: there is a good video about her work here: https://goo.gl/zOwBrH ___

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2015-07-07 15:30:02 (12 comments; 2 reshares; 30 +1s)Open 

So many people share selfies, ... now I get why.
Much if this is truly LOL. but, as with most of his clips, there is truth that goes beyond the snort-factor.

#selfies   #treadlightly  

So many people share selfies, ... now I get why.
Much if this is truly LOL. but, as with most of his clips, there is truth that goes beyond the snort-factor.

#selfies   #treadlightly  ___

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2015-07-06 14:02:12 (20 comments; 6 reshares; 62 +1s)Open 

Happy Birthday to HH the Dalai Lama
This extraordinary man has been both hero and role model to me for many years now. That he can still talk about compassion, when he knows exactly how the people of Tibet are made to suffer under Chinese occupation, is simply humbling.
I was blessed to see him in Vienna a number of years ago, and, though I was in a cheap seat far from the stage, his personality filled the hall pervasively.
May he live many, many more years.
May his spirit of joy and compassion touch many more people.
and ... may the Tibetan people soon be free of occupation and suppression.

#dalailama   #freetibet   #tibet   #treadlightly  

Happy Birthday to HH the Dalai Lama
This extraordinary man has been both hero and role model to me for many years now. That he can still talk about compassion, when he knows exactly how the people of Tibet are made to suffer under Chinese occupation, is simply humbling.
I was blessed to see him in Vienna a number of years ago, and, though I was in a cheap seat far from the stage, his personality filled the hall pervasively.
May he live many, many more years.
May his spirit of joy and compassion touch many more people.
and ... may the Tibetan people soon be free of occupation and suppression.

#dalailama   #freetibet   #tibet   #treadlightly  ___

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2015-07-05 16:27:16 (3 comments; 13 reshares; 46 +1s)Open 

Nice Summary of a complex topic

#treadlightly  

Plato’s Allegory of the Cave, Animated: History’s Greatest Parable Exploring the Nature of Reality | Brain Pickings

'...“Reality,” wrote Philip K. Dick, “is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away.” And yet how are we to be sure that what we observe actually is? After all, so much of what we experience as reality is the product of our remarkably flawed perception.  

Some 2,400 years earlier, Plato explored this very question in his famous Allegory of the Cave — perhaps history’s most masterful figurative inquiry into the meaning of life and the nature of reality — found in Book VII of his Republic (free download; public library).
...'
http://www.brainpickings.org/2015/03/23/plato-allegory-of-the-cave-ted-ed/___Nice Summary of a complex topic

#treadlightly  

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2015-07-03 15:32:49 (5 comments; 3 reshares; 17 +1s)Open 

TTIP erkärt von einem, der weiß, wovon er spricht

Kurzer Bericht von dem TTIP Vortrag, der Gestern Abend in Klagenfurt von +Michel Reimon gehalten wurde.

#treadlightly   #ttip   #freihandel  

TTIP erkärt von einem, der weiß, wovon er spricht

Kurzer Bericht von dem TTIP Vortrag, der Gestern Abend in Klagenfurt von +Michel Reimon gehalten wurde.

#treadlightly   #ttip   #freihandel  ___

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2015-07-01 08:36:51 (49 comments; 3 reshares; 66 +1s)Open 

Indeed.  You can skip to the last paragraph, it says all there is to say:
"If your job is to serve your community — every member of it — then that’s what you do. You can’t as a firefighter decide you’re not going to put out a blaze in an atheist’s home. You can’t as a postal worker decide you’re not going to deliver mail to a transgender person’s apartment. And you should not be permitted, as a county clerk, to decide your private feelings overrule your official duties. Your obligations are spelled out in your job description. They include issuing marriage licenses. If that’s a problem, then I guess it’s time to look for another job, huh?"

#treadlightly  

Indeed.  You can skip to the last paragraph, it says all there is to say:
"If your job is to serve your community — every member of it — then that’s what you do. You can’t as a firefighter decide you’re not going to put out a blaze in an atheist’s home. You can’t as a postal worker decide you’re not going to deliver mail to a transgender person’s apartment. And you should not be permitted, as a county clerk, to decide your private feelings overrule your official duties. Your obligations are spelled out in your job description. They include issuing marriage licenses. If that’s a problem, then I guess it’s time to look for another job, huh?"

#treadlightly  ___

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2015-07-01 07:19:33 (1 comments; 7 reshares; 82 +1s)Open 

Good Morning Google+
Art is a form of communication. Whether the artist's intention is to commemorate an event, teach a lesson through a story, honor an institution or just express personal feelings, there is always communication involved.

All images, whether paintings, drawings, or photographs, are made to communicate something. Often times, those works that carry a definite 'message' come off as heavy handed, or quickly descend into pathos and Kitsch. (for an extreme case: think sad eyed religious figures on black velvet)

It is rare to find paintings that address the coming Climate Change (and yes, it is coming) in such a way that the quality of the work itself does not get smothered by the message. Today's artist, Mary Iverson, manages this feat quite wonderfully in her paintings.

Regardless of the messages, these works are in and oft... more »

Good Morning Google+
Art is a form of communication. Whether the artist's intention is to commemorate an event, teach a lesson through a story, honor an institution or just express personal feelings, there is always communication involved.

All images, whether paintings, drawings, or photographs, are made to communicate something. Often times, those works that carry a definite 'message' come off as heavy handed, or quickly descend into pathos and Kitsch. (for an extreme case: think sad eyed religious figures on black velvet)

It is rare to find paintings that address the coming Climate Change (and yes, it is coming) in such a way that the quality of the work itself does not get smothered by the message. Today's artist, Mary Iverson, manages this feat quite wonderfully in her paintings.

Regardless of the messages, these works are in and of themselves, as aesthetic visual images, intriguing objects. The perspective guidelines lead the eyes, drawing our attention to various parts of the paintings we might otherwise overlook. The playful variation of detail and blocky areas make one curious: why detail here, and not there?

All in all, these are powerful paintings, both from an aesthetic point of view and from their messages.

Have a wonderful day, and tread lightly

#treadlightly   #art   #climatechange  ___

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2015-07-01 03:27:58 (29 comments; 17 reshares; 160 +1s)Open 

I have nothing to add

Lol! ___I have nothing to add

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2015-06-30 13:12:32 (21 comments; 7 reshares; 53 +1s)Open 

The most moving thing I've read in a long time

Beaches - by +R. Harlan Smith 
Once upon the good old days on Miller Beach

When school was out with nothing more to learn or teach,

You played along the shore with all your pretty friends

Regardless of a world where space and time descends.

Such seasons fade as night persists to day, although

I still recall your small transistor radio.



Abandoned to the joys sweet summer’s green age brings,

You tanned and talked of boys and other teenage things,

Then blending noisy Rock and Roll commotions

With glistening skin and fragrant tanning lotions,

You freed them to the breeze across the sunny sand

To me, your small transistor radio in your hand.



We lived in worlds ofyo... more »

The most moving thing I've read in a long time

Beaches - by +R. Harlan Smith 
Once upon the good old days on Miller Beach

When school was out with nothing more to learn or teach,

You played along the shore with all your pretty friends

Regardless of a world where space and time descends.

Such seasons fade as night persists to day, although

I still recall your small transistor radio.



Abandoned to the joys sweet summer’s green age brings,

You tanned and talked of boys and other teenage things,

Then blending noisy Rock and Roll commotions

With glistening skin and fragrant tanning lotions,

You freed them to the breeze across the sunny sand

To me, your small transistor radio in your hand.



We lived in worlds of yours and mine too far apart.

At best, you stayed a secret of my dreaming heart,

But as the world of time and space went passing by,

We lived our lives to complicate or simplify.

A million miles from here, a million years ago,

Yet still I hear your faint transistor radio.



I sailed away toward the Mediterranean seas

Where rows of olives grow to scent the morning breeze,

And there a vast and placid azure mirror lies

In calming smooth repose, between Athenian skies,

Afar from frigid Indiana sand and snow,

Away from you and your transistor radio.



Along some cold and jagged weather ragged reach

Of stormy Winslow Homer watercolor beach

The gale blew windward strong to meet my bow with rain,

I beg don’t get me wrong I’m not one to complain,

I wept. Don’t ask me why, it was so long ago,

The memory of you and your transistor radio.



Now, here upon this dry and ancient desert plain

I rock and think of you and watch the monsoon rain.

No way to navigate this old Sonoran sea,

No Miller Beach, no sweetly scented melody,

I have my little cat, my pipe, and coffee near,

Transistor music ever gently haunts my ear.

And even though my table waits with cups for two,

There is no you, my love. Oh, God, there is no you.

#treadlightly   #poetry   #poem  ___

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2015-06-17 14:42:15 (8 comments; 1 reshares; 18 +1s)Open 

Imagine the 'Ethical Options' for self-driving cars
+Yonatan Zunger does an excellent job of formulating ideas and questions that have been bouncing around in my head for quite a while. Now I don't have to worry about actually formulating them, just read his post, it's excellent!

#ethics   #treadlightly   #technology   #selfdrivingcars  

Ever since seeing this article a few days ago, it's been bugging me. We know that self-driving cars will have to solve real-life "trolley problems:" those favorite hypotheticals of Philosophy 101 classes wherein you have to make a choice between saving, say, one person's life or five, or saving five people's lives by pushing another person off a bridge, or things like that. And ethicists (and even more so, the media) have spent a lot of time talking about how impossible it will be to ever trust computers with such decisions, and why, therefore, autonomous machines are frightening.

What bugs me about this is that we make these kinds of decisions all the time. There are plenty of concrete, real-world cases that actually happen: do you swerve into a tree rather than hit a pedestrian? (That's greatly increasing the risk to your life -- and your passengers' -- to save another person)

I think that part of the reason that we're so nervous about computerizing these ethical decisions is not so much that they're hard, as that doing this would require us to be very explicit about how we want these decisions made -- and people tend to talk around that very explicit decision, because when they do, it tends to reveal that their actual preferences aren't the same as the ones they want their neighbors to think they have.

For example: I suspect that most people, if driving alone in a vehicle, will go to fairly significant lengths to avoid hitting a pedestrian, including putting themselves at risk by hitting a tree or running into a ditch. I suspect that if the pedestrian is pushing a stroller with a baby, they'll feel even more strongly this way. But as soon as you have passengers in the car, things change: what if it's your spouse? Your children? What if you don't particularly like your spouse?

Or we can phrase it in the way that the headline below does: "Will your self-driving car be programmed to kill you if it means saving more strangers?" This phrasing is deliberately chosen to trigger a revulsion, and if I phrase it instead the way I did above -- in terms of running into a tree to avoid a pedestrian -- your answer might be different. The phrasing in the headline, on the other hand, seems to tap into a fear of loss of autonomy, which I often hear around other parts of discussions of the future of cars. Here's a place where a decision which you normally make -- based on secret factors which only you, in your heart, know, and which nobody else will ever know for sure -- is instead going to be made by someone else, and not necessarily to your advantage. We all suspect that it would sometimes make that decision in a way that, if we were making it secret (and with the plausible deniability that comes from it being hard to operate a car during an emergency), we might make quite differently.

Oddly, if you think about how we would feel about such decisions being made by a human taxi driver, people's reactions seem different, even though there's the same loss of autonomy, and now instead of a rule you can understand, you're subject to the driver's secret decisions. 

I suspect that the truth is this:

Most people would go to more lengths than they expect to save a life that they in some way cared about.

Most people would go to more lengths than they are willing to admit to save their own life: their actual balance, in the clinch, between protecting themselves and protecting others isn't the one they say it is. And most people secretly suspect that this is true, which is why the notion of the car "being programmed to kill you" in order to save other people's lives -- taking away that last chance to change your mind -- is frightening.

Most people's calculus about the lives in question is actually fairly complex, and may vary from day to day. But people's immediate conscious thoughts -- who they're happy with, who they're mad at -- may not accurately reflect what they would end up doing.

And so what's frightening about this isn't that the decision would be made by a third party, but that even if we ourselves individually made the decision, setting the knobs and dials of our car's Ethics-O-Meter every morning, we would be forcing ourselves to explicitly state what we really wanted to happen, and commit ourselves, staking our own lives and those of others on it. The opportunity to have a private calculus of life and death would go away.

As a side note, for cars this is less actually relevant, because there are actually very few cases in which you would have to choose between hitting a pedestrian and crashing into a tree which didn't come from driver inattention or other unsafe driving behaviors leading to loss of vehicle control -- precisely the sorts of things which self-driving cars don't have. So these mortal cases would be vanishingly rarer than they are in our daily lives, which is precisely where the advantage of self-driving cars comes from.

For robotic weapons such as armed drones, of course, these questions happen all the time. But in that case, we have a simple ethical answer as well: if you program a drone to kill everyone matching a certain pattern in a certain area, and it does so, then the moral fault lies with the person who launched it; the device may be more complex (and trigger our subconscious identification of it as being a "sort-of animate entity," as our minds tend to do), but ultimately it's no more a moral or ethical decision agent than a spear that we've thrown at someone, once it's left our hand and is on its mortal flight.

With the cars, the choice of the programming of ethics is the point at which these decisions are made. This programming may be erroneous, or it may fail in circumstances beyond those which were originally foreseen (and what planning for life and death doesn't?), but ultimately, ethical programming is just like any other kind of programming: you tell it you want X, and it will deliver X for you. If X was not what you really wanted, that's because you were dishonest with the computer.

The real challenge is this: if we agree on a standard ethical programming for cars, we have to agree and deal with the fact that we don't all want the same thing. If we each program our own car's ethical bounds, then we each have that individual responsibility. And in either case, these cars give us the practical requirement to be completely explicit and precise about what we do, and don't, want to happen when faced with a real-life trolley problem.___Imagine the 'Ethical Options' for self-driving cars
+Yonatan Zunger does an excellent job of formulating ideas and questions that have been bouncing around in my head for quite a while. Now I don't have to worry about actually formulating them, just read his post, it's excellent!

#ethics   #treadlightly   #technology   #selfdrivingcars  

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2015-06-17 14:00:22 (22 comments; 1 reshares; 31 +1s)Open 

Good news from Afghanistan
Getting Men to stand up for the rights of Women is a wonderful step towards gaining equality. Edit: in response to critics and comments:

Obviously, this is not your typical Empower poor Women project. Unlike other campaigns, it addresses the issue of men's mindsets, which is central to any sustainable change in the place of women in a society.
Furthermore, it acknowledges and takes into consideration two important factors:
1) a change in the status and empowerment of women affects men at just as much. One cannot change the status and options of one half of the population without causing major disruption to the living circumstances of the other half. So, to go beyond the symbolic nature of a few token women in positions of power, a change in the mindset of the whole population must occur.

2) this is one of the first... more »

Good news from Afghanistan
Getting Men to stand up for the rights of Women is a wonderful step towards gaining equality. Edit: in response to critics and comments:

Obviously, this is not your typical Empower poor Women project. Unlike other campaigns, it addresses the issue of men's mindsets, which is central to any sustainable change in the place of women in a society.
Furthermore, it acknowledges and takes into consideration two important factors:
1) a change in the status and empowerment of women affects men at just as much. One cannot change the status and options of one half of the population without causing major disruption to the living circumstances of the other half. So, to go beyond the symbolic nature of a few token women in positions of power, a change in the mindset of the whole population must occur.

2) this is one of the first internationally supported campaigns that does not simply try to impose its views of the rights of women onto a culture, but actually works with the culture (most often dominated by men), to effect change. Respecting the historically evolved views of the male population towards women, however bizarre they may seem to outsiders, is an integral aspect of getting those views to change.

Yes, it is not a short-term solution, it will not show results as quickly as getting a few women to be visible as shopkeepers or daring politicians, but ultimately, I am convinced that this is the better way.

Check out the website of the campaign here: http://www.heforshe.org/

PS: ping +Meg Tufano and +Giselle Minoli : would love to hear your take on this.

#fightlikeagirl   #afghanistan   #women   #treadlightly  ___

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2015-06-14 11:17:45 (2 comments; 4 reshares; 41 +1s)Open 

Good Morning Google+ - both the man and his art are simply amazing
I can't paint (or draw) worth beans, but to imagine someone creating such art while virtually blind is just awe inspiring.

Apart from admiring his talent and ability to see, despite his handicap, I am in awe of the drive he must have had.

#art   #treadlightly  

Good Morning Google+ - both the man and his art are simply amazing
I can't paint (or draw) worth beans, but to imagine someone creating such art while virtually blind is just awe inspiring.

Apart from admiring his talent and ability to see, despite his handicap, I am in awe of the drive he must have had.

#art   #treadlightly  ___

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