University Add's Twitter Training to Journalism Course
Austrailia’s Griffith University has added a Twitter component to an existing course which teaches basic news gathering and writing skills. Referring to the journalistic role of Twitter in matters like the recent Iranian protests, the school believes that up-and-coming journalists can benefit from training in the micro-blogging service to help them gather information and write stories. (It was originally reported that the course was only on Twitter, and mandatory.)
The Chicago Art Department, a nonprofit arts organization, is conducting a five-week class focusing on iPhone art. Eight students are tasked with completing a project using any iPhone based medium (digital painting, photography, music, video etc.). An exhibit, opening on January 8, will showcase the work of the class.
The New York Times talks to Mike Nourse, cofounder of The Chicago Art Department:
“We’ve always been rooted in accessible art,” Mr. Nourse said. “The idea that people could create art with something in their pocket — that seemed like something we needed to tackle.”
And although it may seem unusual, creating artwork with something so simple they see the limitations and convenience as the best part:
Nathan Peck, a Chicago Art Department co-founder who is taking the iPhone art class, said the phone’s shortcomings — tiny lens, small number of pixels — are part of what makes it a compelling artistic tool.
“It has built-in limitations,” he said. “But you can choose to use the limitations of the tool as part of the art-making process. That limitation — whether it’s using this device, or being asked to make art about a certain city, or shape an idea — it becomes what holds otherwise disparate art together.”
Vogue Pays Tribute To The Blogosphere As Style Bloggers Flex Their Creative Muscles
With style blogs being all the rage these days, iconic American fashion magazine Vogue has decided that if you can’t beat ‘em, better join ‘em. It’s been rumored that for an upcoming editorial Anna Wintour herself has chosen seven bloggers which best represent that state of style on the web for a recent shoot in the Bronx. Though not all seven have been unveiled, it has been announced that a few of the those honored include Todd Selby (of The Selby) Tommy Ton (jakandjill.com) and Bryan Boy (bryanboy.com).
Casio G-shock is releasing a slew of DW-6900 watch models for the month of January. A variety of colorful combination’s are shown, each housing a LCD screen. Available through a variety of Casio G-shock retailers soon. via My G-Shock