MIT’s Tangible Media is coming along nicely,
"Almost like a table of living clay, the inFORM is a surface that three-dimensionally changes shape, allowing users to not only interact with digital content in meatspace, but even hold hands with a person hundreds of miles away. And that’s only the beginning."
I can finally beat up nerds thru the internet
Another late night talk show host is leaving CBS.
Craig Ferguson of the Late Late Show is expected to sign off at the end of the year.
This news comes just after the network announced Stephen Colbert will replace the retiring David Letterman.
The announcement raised questions again about why all the late night comics on the big networks are white males.
Part of the answer takes us to Chicago, where many of the comedy stars of the last few decades learned their trade – including Stephen Colbert who studied improv at The Second City.
WBEZ’s Mariam Sobh Reports.
Been a while since I last posted. I was at a Harold rehearsal tonight and got a note that rang true super hard:
"Don’t worry about what’s next, worry about what just happened"
It’s an exercise of being present that I still forget about on stage because I’m trying to be the funniest, smartest, cutest player in the show. Everything you need is right in front of you in the eyes of your scene partner.
My iO Harold team is performing next Wednesday and I am so excited to dare to not be funny, interesting, satirical or least of all, cute. Since I moved here, I’ve been working on characters and taking in a POV that’s not mine, and while I’ve worked that muscle out a ton, it’s time I circled back to what I was always great at and what brings me the most success: Just Being Me. We don’t have to pretend if we’re wearing a character as a thing veil. No one else can be me, by design, so I will stop short changing the audience with characters that don’t feel real or true due to their exaggeration. I’m enough and people will pay to watch me be me, over and over again.
New promo photos for STRANGER!
Catch us every Sunday night 8PM @ The Lincoln Loft. New teams every week.
Also, we’re in the Emerging Artist category in the chicagoimprovfest
Thursday Apr 3rd. 8PM @the public house theater
Tulsa OK 1921: US Government Bombs US City
National Guard troops patrolling the streets armed. Thousands of black people held in a convention center. Hundreds of black dead, with bodies piled like wood. That was not New Orleans, that was Tulsa, Oklahoma, in June 1921.
On May 30, 1921 a young black man named Dick Rowland, stumbled into a white woman, while entering an elevator. He was accused of assault, and arrested the next day. Newly rich from oil Tulsa, was a Ku Klux Klan town. Rowland was sentenced to be hanged. The Tulsa Tribune called for a “Negro lynching tonight.”
The white mob was surprised when they were met by several dozen armed black men, dressed in their World War I uniforms. This led to a racist three day destruction of the black neighborhood of Greenwood. The Red Cross reported 300 mostly dead black people.
Greenwood called “Little Africa,” was a relatively wealthy community. White mobs, many deputized, destroyed every house, store, church or school. The mob met resistance from an armed black population. Governor Robertson declared martial law. The National Guard arrived with machine gun mounted trucks, and airplanes hovering over Greenwood. It was the first time an American city was bombed from the air, by the US government.
Over 6,000 black people, were round up and held in the convention center and fairgrounds, as long as eight days. The homeless were shuttled into a tent city, where typhoid and malnutrition took over. Blacks were allowed out of the convention center, with a tag, with an employers name. Thosands fled the city.
Attempts to turn Greenwood into an industrial zone were unsuccessful. For several years, it was deprived of paved streets, running water, and garbage collection.
See: Tulsa Reparations Coalition and thank you to Internationalist Group for presenting this story in your newspaper.
Always needs to be reblogged
Shit they don’t teach you in school.
#Ellen back in the closet #lgbt #gay
Y’all make me so horny! #recchia #improv #endgames #sf #dcm15 #family #nyc #og #oldschool