Patti Smith Advises the #Young [#geekgirl]
“Build a good name”, rock poet Patti Smith advises the young. “Life is like a roller coaster, it is going to have beautiful moments but it is going to be real fucked up, too”, she says.
The American singer, poet and photographer Patti Smith (b. 1946) is a living punk rock legend. In this video she gives advice to the young:
“Build a good name. Keep your name clean. Don’t make compromises, don’t worry about making a bunch of money or being successful. Be concerned about doing good work. Protect your work and if you build a good name, eventually that name will be its own currency. Life is like a roller coaster ride, it is never going to be perfect. It is going to have perfect moments and rough spots, but it’s all worth it”, Patti Smith says.
Interview by Christian Lund, the Louisiana Literature festival August 24, 2012, at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art.
Produced by Honey Biba Beckerlee and Kamilla Bruus.
Copyright: Louisiana Channel, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art.
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The New #Pope vs The Demise of Google #Reader [#geekgirl]
If you’re a Tweetophile that’s been actively scanning the Twitterverse for all manner of topical [+ juicy] tidbits in the last half hour, you’ll have been bombarded by all things #Newpope and
That’s right: the decision to announce the latest Pope[-I've-Been-A-Bit-Less-than-Honorable-With-Argentinian-Lefty-Activists-]Francis has gone head-to-head with Google’s announcement about finally sticking the knife into Google Reader on July 1st 2013. If you’re current tweeting about anything else, don’t bother.
As for Google Reader alternatives, Lifehacker just published this handy list [but can anything really replace our beloved Reader?]. Hacker News also has a lively discussion regarding Reader replacement options here.
[Update: "Google Reader" is actually flux-trending above "Pope Francis". Take that, Catholics.]
#Glitch #Art 0P3NR3P0.NET Share Fest
“The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago will be hosting an IRL exhibition of glitch worx submitted to the 0P3NR3P0 as part of the Internet Superheroes series. Join us at the MCA on March 19 at 6pm to celebrate this bug collection AFK.
To include your work in the ‘Glitch Art 0P3NR3P0 Share Fest’ submit a link to any visually wwweb based file (html, jpg, gif, youtube, vimeo, etc.) and your piece will automatically be included in the line-up (one work per artist).”
Making The #Homeless Visible #geekgirl
‘“On the streets you don’t wish for things. You just wait from them to happen. Because you cannot control really anything”… EJ is homeless in Hollywood. He is 18, and when he told me he has been homeless for 11 years…I cannot even imagine being on the streets at such a young age. I once interviewed a kid in Wichita homeless at 5 years old. I know how horrible my first day homeless was as an adult, so my heart breaks thinking about what these kids must of gone through.’
[Go visit the Invisible People Project, who have this fantastic caution warning on their site: "Some content may be offensive. Our hope is that you'll get mad enough to do something". Plus, if you're in Melbourne AU get your fine self to "Ending Homelessness" public forum that's happening at the Wheeler Centre on Thursday the 14th Feb.]