Tag: culture

13
Oct
2020
Posted in programming

East Side Culture Crawl announces live and virtual programming

The 24th annual Eastside Culture Crawl has announced that it is expanding its reach this year with virtual and appointment-based studio tours and livestream demos.

 

“Each year, we welcome visitors to explore the richness and vitality of the Eastside Arts District,” says artistic and executive director Esther Rausenberg in a press release. “And while artists have faced unprecedented hardships this year, our mandate for the 24th annual Crawl remains the same—to celebrate the extraordinary talents of our visual artists and inspire a creative connection between artists and the greater community.

 

That connection for the Crawl–which takes place November 12-15 and 19-22–will be made through enhanced, interactive virtual programming, via the use of a new digital appointment scheduler for controlled, in-person engagement at open studios. A virtual preview week, November 2 to 9, will feature a curated selection of artist workshops, demonstrations, and talks, as well as the seventh annual Moving Art exhibition. 

 

“The strength and resilience, the fortitude and passion arts patrons have come to expect each year from the Culture Crawl will be on full display,” adds Rausenberg. “It promises to be an inspiring, uplifting and unifying experience.”

 

Crawl goers are invited to supplement their Eastside Culture Crawl experience through a number of feature presentations and exhibitions, including:
 
TAKE FLIGHT VIRTUAL BENEFIT
October 14–November 7, 2020
The Crawl’s fourth annual benefit and festival launch, this year’s virtual event features a silent auction, event-tote auction, and the return of the popular Art Roulette.

MOVING ART
November 2, 2020 at 7 pm (online premiere)
The Culture Crawl’s seventh annual film and video exhibition is titled “Connection in the year of our disconnect.” This showing of evocative contemporary films features 11 artists who have dug deep within their own creative reserves to embrace our multiplicity of experiences.

 

TALKING ART
November 3–5, 2020

07
Oct
2020
Posted in internet

Steph Tisdell: the 10 funniest things I have ever seen (on the internet) | Culture

Ah, the internet. What a place. A great accompaniment to any meal and a great substitute for thinking while on the toilet. I love and loathe the internet in equal measures. It’s not good for my mental health most of the time, but sometimes I come across things that make me laugh so much that I DON’T go off the grid and live with a family of emus.

These are my top 10. These are the pictures and videos that I have never not laughed at.

1. Love my baby girl so much

That’s … not a dog

It is no exaggeration when I say that the first time I saw this I was on a train returning from Glasgow to Edinburgh (roughly 1 hour and 20 minutes) and I laughed the entire train trip. I had tears streaming down my face. I was with two friends, neither of whom found it as funny as I did. I was completely out of control. In fact, finding it again for this article reduced me to tears once more. Just look at it again.

2. Potato boss

This is the best thing that has happened all Covid.

Rachele Clegg
(@PettyClegg)

my boss turned herself into a potato on our Microsoft teams meeting and can’t figure out how to turn the setting off, so she was just stuck like this the entire meeting pic.twitter.com/uHLgJUOsXk


March 30, 2020

3. Running shrimp

Run, shrimp, run!

Sometimes we can’t explain why something tickles our funny bone. This is that for me. But I used to watch this once a day. I used to dream about this damn shrimp.

4. ‘Thanks, Ron’

Oh no!

Every little part of this makes me laugh. Short and sweet. Digestible. Relatable.

5. ‘Jesus Christ, Fenton!’

Fenton!

“Fenton!” I found this

03
Oct
2020
Posted in technology

How ‘Halo’ Veteran Harold Ryan Plans To Revolutionize Game Studio Culture

Given the imminent arrival of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, the recent releases of games like like Crash Bandicoot 4 and Star Wars: Squadrons, and with countless blockbusters on the horizon, you’d be forgiven for losing track of every major gaming development–even if they had the potential to fundamentally transform the way the industry operates. This month, ProbablyMonsters took another step towards shaping how games could be made, and it’s one you shouldn’t overlook.

The company, which exists to “unite, guide, and empower talented teams to create exceptional interactive experiences”, announced the creation of its third, yet-unnamed studio, led by creatives from the critically acclaimed Borderlands and Torchlight franchises. The chief architect behind this, ex-Bungie CEO Harold Ryan, is no stranger to success–and he doesn’t plan on breaking old habits.

Ryan, whose 25-year career in the Pacific Northwest has seen him generate over $5 billion of revenue through iconic franchises such as Halo, Destiny, and Age of Empires, established ProbablyMonsters after leaving his role as CEO, president, and chairman of the board at Bungie in 2016. 

Now headquartered in scenic Bellevue, Ryan has a pioneering vision for game studios–one he modestly discussed exclusively with Forbes.com. “With ProbablyMonsters, I’ve been given the opportunity to create something unique–the first of its kind,” he says. “We’re a new category of game company.”

ProbablyMonsters’ MO is simple: to build a family of developers with “strong and compatible cultural bonds that transcend from studio culture” and to the games they develop. With it, the organization will bring some better news to an industry that’s plagued by countless, disheartening headlines

02
Oct
2020
Posted in technology

Experian North America Expands Commitment to Culture of Inclusion With First Chief Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging Officer

Wil Lewis brings decades of diversity and inclusion expertise and leadership

Expanding on Experian North America’s commitment to a culture of diversity and inclusion, the company announced today Wil Lewis will join the organization as its first-ever Chief Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Officer. In this role, Lewis will build upon Experian North America’s award winning programs to reflect the employees, clients and communities it serves, further the company’s commitment to diverse representation and continuously evolve the workplace culture where all employees are celebrated for bringing their whole selves to work. He most recently served as Senior Vice President, Global Diversity and Inclusion Executive for Bank of America.

“Embracing a truly inclusive culture, where everyone feels a real sense of belonging, is critical to building a diverse workforce and fostering innovation,” said Experian North America CEO Craig Boundy. “Our diversity and inclusion efforts have always focused on how we can contribute to a more equitable society within our Experian North America family, the communities we operate in and among the consumers we serve. We’re committed to being an agent for change and delighted Wil is coming on board to help lead that change with us.”

The creation of the new role highlights several critical components of Experian North America’s commitment to diversity and inclusion:

  • Building a company where inclusion fuels collaboration and innovation to develop products which enable financial inclusion for all

  • Ensuring that every employee feels emotionally connected to the company in an environment that is safe and supportive

  • Attracting, developing and retaining talent that represents the communities in which Experian North America operates

  • Institutionalize processes that will increase the number of diverse suppliers, disability accessibility tools and enhance the impact of external diversity partnerships

At Bank of America, Lewis led 11 employee resource groups with more than 350 chapters

30
Sep
2020
Posted in internet

Aaron Chen: the 10 funniest things I have ever seen (on the internet) | Culture

The internet is one of the funniest places on earth where you can be who you want to be and do whatever you want to do. It is one of the main distractions in our modern world and the advent of the internet has led to increased atomisation, loneliness and the stripping of our meaning. The utopian promise that you can be whoever you want to be on the internet has turned out to be a lie, and it has only amplified corporate greed and ideologies based upon lies and we had a lot of laughs along the way. These are 10 of my absolutely funniest videos of all time!

1) Middle school Weezer cover goes horribly wrong

Rock’n’roll.

OK, these are some crazy kids, with a weird attitude and the rock’n’roll spirit. But when they crash do they have what it takes? You find out in this slice of life, roll the dice!

2) Punching a pedestrian button

Punching a pedestrian button.

Hahahaha. Now this is my style of comedy. It’s very funny the different way he chose to touch the button. Most touch with fingers or open palm.

3) Pressing a pedestrian crossing button in the rain

This kind of has a sadder feel to it. A bit like a dramedy.

In the rain.

4) Placing an apple core on a pedestrian crossing

An apple core.

Why did he do that??! I’m currently sitting in my penthouse suite in Mar-a-lago laughing my ass off.

5) Pouring water on a dirty pedestrian crossing

Some water.

Kind of interesting angle. I wonder after the coronavirus has totally shone a light on the fragilities of our world, what do we turn our hopes to?

6) HyperNormalisation (2016)

A film by Adam Curtis.

Good for a laugh. Put on the whole