we are the “wild” ones, we are the “wild” ones . . .

ooops, nope, that’s “we are the champions” by queen sorry, but the best thing I like right now with web 2.0ing is the video scene, i love to find great old songs, great author/artist interviews and of course you can practically find a download or podcast of just about anything “important” anymore . . . say . . . . in defense of food?? by pollan??

Michael Pollan visits Google’s Mountain View, CA, headquarters to discuss his book, “In Defense of Food.” This talk took place on March 4, 2008, as part of the Authors@Google series.

. . . the greatest find of late is the “authors@google” or “candidates@google” . . .

— here’s a few goodies, they are all an hour in length so it’s not a quick soundbyte thing, hence maybe some people would be bored .. . . all i can say is Do your political homework folks!!! (ahem)

Illinois Senator and 2008 Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama visits Google’s Mountain View, CA, headquarters to deliver his innovation agenda, speak with Google CEO Eric Schmidt, and take questions from Google employees. This event took place on November 14, 2007, as part of the Candidates@Google series.

and don’t forget to have some fun!!

Glass artist Dale Chihuly visits Google’s Mountain View, CA headquarters to discuss his Gardens of Glass. This event took place on June 19, 2008, as part of the Authors@Google series.

Dale Chihuly is most frequently lauded for revolutionizing the Studio Glass movement by expanding its original premise of the solitary artist working in a studio environment to encompass the notion of collaborative teams and a division of labor within the creative process. However, Chihuly’s contribution extends well beyond the boundaries both of this movement and even the field of glass: his achievements have influenced contemporary art in general. Chihuly’s practice of using teams has led to the development of complex, multipart sculptures of dramatic beauty that place him in the leadership role of moving blown glass out of the confines of the small, precious object and into the realm of large-scale contemporary sculpture. In fact, Chihuly deserves credit for establishing the blown glass form as an accepted vehicle for installation and environmental art beginning in the late twentieth century and continuing today.

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Vodcast/podcast/youtubes . . . .

. . . . my basic appetite for this type of technology has been music videos from youtube and news podcasts i missed from NPR’s many varied shows . . . or an art interview or montage from some of my favorite artists, what did we do before these wonderful additions to our now “instant gratification” grab a vid society?

Here’s one of my favorite music vids:

this is joe bonamassa at the Monterey Blues Festival a few months ago, a quick clip of his solo . . . of Sloe Gin . . .he’s an awesome bluesman . . . guitarist like zepplin/vaughn/hendrix . . . he’s only 31.

and an art vid interview:

My painting professor from Mills College.

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We are a social group!

Thanks to Caroline, we had a jump on this one!! She created our NING network early before starting our web 2.0 assignments so I think that counts for this assignment, but also explore the others’ if you haven’t already. I use FACEBOOK and MYSPACE for my art connections/friends . . . it’s really amazing how you can make connections around the world and I’ve made some business in europe whereas without these networks, my work may still just be in my studio!

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R.eady S.et S.oooo?? (my RSS is done)

yep, have a bloglines and am collecting hits as we speak, i don’t know how often i’ll use this, if i were more disciplined i might be able to write my next book with RSS collecting all the tidbits of research i need, you know my personal “clip” assistant?? hey, maybe i’ll try that . . . but it takes some initial investment time to get the right sources, i guess that’s not too hard, i like research, puzzle solviing  . . . i’ll give it a whirl . . .

OH about the assignment? did it, came up with the same old lapsit’s we’re finishing up this month, deleting some feeds, it seemed pretty straight forward . . . just so you know, the IM assignment was my least favorite so far . . . unless we could use it for fun, hey, maybe an “IM” staff meeting? and we could all race and see who could put the puzzle together the fastest?? yep, Ian and I checked out one of the games there . . . I know, not library related, well, puzzle solving is definitely part of our job!! bye for now, bfn.

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IM ME

my name is rtmilne (so original) but I’m officially on the library chat with meebo now . . . i talked with the peer trainer on the widget, but want to see if my account actually works.

I bet this would be a good format to ask a staff member a quick question rather than phone calls . . . i’m sure there is other ways to use the IM in a library environment, i’ll put my thinking cap on . . . if it can be done as a group you could have a little meeting even if you were at home i suppose?

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Yep yep!

I’m a grammy, check my pics on Flickr!! Most amazing experience for me to see my first child have his first child. What a gift!! Welcome Maya Sofia on July 17 at 7lbs. 19.5 in long . . . sweetest little girl in the whole wide world!! [smiles]

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done the doc at google

hmmmm . . . here’s the link to the post grad entry for google docs, hmmmmm

oh i wondered about that, it appears the post grad document is not yet published, hmmmmm . . .

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