On Scrapbooks

In showcasing your scrapbook to us next week, prepare to speak concisely for 4-5 minutes. You can shape your presentation around:

-Your theme: what it means to you, the choices you made and what you want us to take away.

-An example: how’d you go about the design and layout of content: what kind of viewer/visitor experience are you targeting—do you want visitors to get to know you first or launch into a memory, follow a certain sequence, move between text, image, audio, and so on.

-Ask feedback on a specific aspect of the design, technical components, or content that is giving you a problem or you are unsure about.

Harman Writer-in-Residence Spring Course

Calling all critics and reviewers. Attached is a flyer for Baruch’s Spring 2013 Harman Reviewing & Criticism Workshop with Hilton Als, a renowned theatre critic, writer and author. Click here for details: Hilton Als Course Description. The workshop (which can be taken for honors credit) explores viewpoints of a variety of outsiders under the theme of “Bent.”  This course has an application process. If you are interested, you’ll need submit an application to register available on the Harman Writer-In-Residence Program website by Thursday, October 25, 2012

More on Dance

After talking about dance reviews and critics, I thought you might enjoy this overview of principle highlights of the fall dance season, Three Stars of the Dance World, by lead dance critic of the New York Times Alastair Macualay. Yes, that is his name but as far as I know he is unrelated to MHC. Comments or comparisons with the other critics we looked at are welcome!

An added note: all the readings indicated on the schedule are available on the protected Resource page. The only item not there is the play, The Piano Lesson. You are repsonsible for obtaining that.

If you need a copy of the chapter from John Berger’s Ways of Seeing, look at the menu and click on “Resources.” The page is password protected because this is copyright material. Enter your password to access the page.

Susan Here

A summer breeze, a slight chill in the air, an evening out with friends.

I’m pretty busy—and love my work—but when I have a chance to pause with family or friends I grab the moment and cherish it.

I grew up in Queens, but we moved about when I was a teenager. Thinking back, it helped me adjust quickly to new surroundings. One thing I enjoy about the city life now is not having to drive everywhere. Maybe that’s because I’m not the best driver!

I’m excited to get know all of you and exploring the arts together.