#assk64 : 64 Words for Aung San Suu Kyi

Aung San Suu Kyi: 64th Birthday Coming UpAs Aung San Suu Kyi approaches her 64th birthday (June 19th 2009), and around 13 years of imprisonment, this site was created to collect hundreds of messages of support before that birthday. Created in only 6 days by Rechord, and launched only a couple of hours ago, the site already has a buzz going on Twitter, largely thanks to @SarahBrown10 (Gordon Brown's wife, he's also posted an entry,…

Raaaaaaaaaaaarghhh: “Managing Our Anger” (J John: Week 5)

Are you angry?Are you "temperamental": 50% temper; 50% mental? The opening video demonstrated how violence starts in the heart/mind... with one vegan declaring "I can't even kill an animal, why would I kill someone!" I did wonder if anyone would admit to wanting to murder on camera, although one got close... depending on how far he was pushed/how drunk he was... to which J John added, difficult fights break out amongst those who both think…

A Week Filled with Events

Palatine ConferenceI made it to the afternoon of this conference. With the event sponsored by Palatine, who focus on dance and drama, I wasn't entirely sure where I was going with this conference, but was interested to see that Mike Seignior, with whom I teach on the Design for Digital Media course was heading up a workshop... so I thought, yes, a great chance to see how practice and academia intersect. Interestingly many of the…

Conference Paper Accepted

On 10-11 September 2009, the 'Group for War and Culture Studies', University of Westminster are holding a 2-day international conference “Men at War: Masculinities, Identities, Cultures”, at Swansea University (in association with Gender & Society and Conflict & Memory research groups). I submitted an abstract for a paper, which has now been accepted. The abstract , within the theme of ‘War Propaganda and Masculine Identities’, was as follows:s “Men at Work: Visible and Invisible Men in…

Winchester Cathedral: My Second Home?

Been spending a lot of time at Winchester Cathedral at the moment... on Friday night, I was there for "The Big Sleep Out" (which I'd probably rename the Big Rough Out as it didn't involve a whole lot of sleep! The photo above is of me looking like the Michelin woman, Charly strapped into her sleeping bag, and Amanda well prepared with plastic sheeting! The event was officially running on a wet weather plan inside…