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People have had to resort to such techniques as identifying venues based on the woodwork and carpeting shown in the pictures.
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"In the beginning, there was Story. Before Story, all was amorphous, unfathomable. Mysteries too profound and daunting to ever be knowable. Yet the human mind needs shape and form. We struggle to create it even in a dense, nebulous fog. We look up at the night sky..."

Please click through to my essay about the nature and origin of Story.

http://www.grotta.net/blog.htm?post=997272
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The decision by the US Court of Appeals that the #NSA collection of phone metadata was not authorized by the Patriot Act could be a setback to the agency, but the court chose not to issue a stay, so the data collection will continue. How to stop it? Pass new legislation now in Congress. http://www.eweek.com/security/court-opinion-on-nsa-phone-metadata-collection-wont-soon-stop-it.html
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Remarkable woman, artist, do-er, thinker. Apparently, these letters to "José Bartoli, a Spanish artist that she met while she was recuperating from a spinal surgery in New York" correspond to specific works, such as her famous "Tree of Hope." I hope we'll all get to read them. (via Esther Schindler on FB.)
This Wednesday, a New York auction house will put 25 love letters written by Mexican artist Frida Kahlo up for sale.
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The Pandora's box that the Indiana "freedom of religion/ anti-gay" law opened. Soon, total strangers will be able to target you based on which sports team you're a fan of, whether you favor gun restrictions or open carry, your religion, political affiliation, and just about on anything you may believe, like or oppose. "In a world totally deprived of privacy, there is little to no protection from those that vehemently disagree on basically anything." 
Once big data becomes fully consumerized, it will be possible for anyone to identify anyone based on anything from religious affiliation, sexual preference, political association, even something as trivial as rival sport team fanhood, which can then be used by individuals to discriminate against entire groups of people.
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… How ‘Wolf Hall’ will entertain millions — and threaten to distort history in the process - The Washington Post. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.) So Mantel wins prizes and rakes in royalties for dishonest fiction that will misinform ma...
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In my inbox today... Whitney Museum of American Art, Manhattan, seeks Assistant to Teen Programs

Position Title: Assistant to Teen Programs, The Whitney Museum
Position Description: The Whitney Museum is hiring an Assistant to Teen Programs. The Assistant will assist in the planning and implementation of all aspects of the Museum’s Youth Insights (YI) teen programs and drop-in events.Youth Insights (YI) is an after-school program that brings a diverse group of New York City high school students together with contemporary artists, providing opportunities to work collaboratively, discuss art critically, think creatively, and make art inspired by the exchange. The Whitney offers four different teen programs: Youth Insights Semester-long programs that introduce students to the Whitney’s art and artists; Leaders, a year-long program in which participants plan events and tours for their peers; YI Arts Careers, a summer program which introduces teens to arts careers and practical job skills; and YI Introductions, which is a summer program for high school students who are English Language Learners and recent immigrants. Large-scale and drop-in teen programs, including teen openings, workshops, and artist-led events, reach additional New York City teens.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Assisting with all aspects of the Whitney’s after school programs for high school students, including Youth Insights Semester-long programs, YI Leaders, YI Summer Arts Careers, and YI Introductions.

Assisting with all aspects of large-scale public programs and smaller-scale, drop-in artist workshops for NYC teens

Helping to do outreach to diverse communities of NYC teens

Work closely with Visitor Services, Security, Education, Special Events and other Museum Departments to ensure that programs run smoothly

Managing the mailing list, calendar, program attendance, and creating reports- Assisting with data collection and program evaluation

Processing invoices and other administrative tasks

Organizing the studio space and supplies, purchasing and inventory of supplies

Writing and editing blog entries for the Teen section of the Museum’s website and updating the teen web pages

Marketing teen programs and events through e-newsletters and social media channels

Documenting program sessions and public events

Assisting as needed in other areas of the Education Department

Qualifications: B.A. or B.F.A., prior teaching experience in museums and/or visual art settings preferred. The Museum is looking for someone who has a demonstrated commitment to social justice, and who has experience working with diverse groups of teens. Successful candidates will be creative and will demonstrate sound knowledge of art materials and techniques. Additionally, strong oral and written communication skills and the ability to problem solve and to work well in a group situation are imperative to this position.
Website: http://whitney.org/
Job Date: 2015-07-08
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Application Info: Please send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to: hr@whitney.org.The Whitney Museum of American Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Museum does not discriminate because of age, sex, religion, race, color, creed, national origin, alienage or citizenship, disability, marital status, partnership status, veteran status, gender (including gender identity), sexual orientation, or any other factor prohibited by law. The Museum hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled. The Museum encourages all qualified candidates to apply for vacant positions at all levels. This description shall not be construed as a contract of any sort for a specific period of employment.
Contact Name: Sasha Wortzel
Contact Email: sasha_wortzel@whitney.org
Contact Phone: (212) 570-7762
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If you'll be in Bryn Mawr, PA this Tuesday, please join me for my latest American Hands presentation & exhibit reception.

If you can't make it on Tuesday, the exhibit will be on display there until June 15th.
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) May 29, 2015 -- Over 350,000 individuals have attended an exhibit of Sally Wiener Grotta's ongoing photographic storytelling project American Hands, which focuses on craftspeople who are keeping the old trades alive, such as quilting, bookbinding, glassblowing, and so forth.
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One day left to vote for my novel "The Winter Boy" for the Locus Award. It's a great honor to be nominated, and I hope you'll consider voting for it. Please click through for information on how to vote (or read the added lines below.) Thank you!

Added: Here's more information on the Locus Award and how to vote. 

What makes this a particularly nice honor is that nominations for the award are made by a select group of respected book reviewers and editors. Then the general public is invited to vote. Here's information on how to vote:

* Go to the online ballot.(http://www.locusmag.com/Magazine/2015/PollAndSurvey.html)
* Sign in with your name and email address. Ignore the subscription number request, unless you're a subscriber. (You don't have to be a subscriber to vote.)
* Scroll down to the Fantasy section and put the number 1 in front of "The Winter Boy" by Sally Wiener Grotta (or whatever number you feel it deserves).
* You don't have to bother with the survey questions at the end of the ballot, unless you want to.
* Click on Submit Form at the very bottom of the page, and you'll receive confirmation that you have voted for "The Winter Boy."

I hope you'll take the time to consider "The Winter Boy" for the Locus Award -- and perhaps help spread the word.
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Poetry Month At The Penn Bookstore



On Friday, April 17, 6 PM, The University of Pennsylvania Bookstore

will present poets, Charlotte Boulay, Gregory Djanikian,

Leonard Gontarek & Leslie Shinn  - reading and signing their new books


Penn Bookstore is located at 3601 Walnut Street – 215.898.7595
Poetry Month At The Penn Bookstore On Friday, April 17, 6 PM, The University of Pennsylvania Bookstore will present poets, Charlotte Boulay, Gregory Djanikian, Leonard Gontarek & Leslie Shinn  - reading and signing their new ...
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Author, Photographer, Speaker, Analyst
Employment
  • American Hands
    Photographer, present
  • Photography Master Classes
    present
  • Numerous books
    Author, present
  • Numerous major magazines & Websites
    Reviewer, Columnist, Analyst, present
  • DigitalBenchmarks
    President & Senior Analyst, present
  • Bunch of other publications, books, workshops, etc.
    Freelance Journalist
Story
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Photographer, Author, Analyst
Introduction
Photography, writing (fiction and non-fiction), analyzing technology & its market, or giving presentations/lectures/workshops, it's all about telling a good story that will hopefully entertain, amuse and enlighten.
 
My current photography project is American Hands, for which I'm creating narrative portraits of artisans who are keeping the old trades alive (i.e. bookbinder, blacksmith, spinner, coopersmith, etc.)  I've been honored to receive several dozen grants in support of American Hands, and that more than  200,000 individuals have personally attended an American Hands exhibit. Exhibits, slideshow presentations and additional photo shoots are ongoing. Recently the New York Foundation for the Arts has adopted American Hands under its Artspire fiscal sponsorship program. You can also find American Hands on Facebook and YouTube.
 
I'm also a fiction writer and poet. My first novel Jo Joe was published by Pixel Hall Press in May 2013. The Winter Boy will be published in 2014..
 
Of course, I continue to write some reviews, white papers and other non-fiction. And our DigitalBenchmarks Labs continues to do testing and analyses of a variety of technologies related to photography, printing and epublishing. Among the various publications to which I contribute tech and camera/imaging articles, the newest is the online Tom's Guide.
 
I also enjoy teaching classes in photography, image editing, color management and fine art digital printing. Occasionally, I give Master Classes (limited to 4-6 students) in my studio.
Bragging rights
I've traveled on assignment to all 7 continents (including three trips to Antarctica), plus numerous exotic islands (such as Papua New Guinea and Madagascar). As I did when I was a child, I always have a suitcase ready to go on the next trip, but my favorite destination is Home.
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