Last Wednesday

A few weeks ago I was invited by Gil, a friend of a friend (and aren’t friends-of-friends the best?) to become the new host of CreativeMorningsPorto chapter. Despite my loathing of tasks remotely resembling ‘production’ in my film school times, and my networking skills being more George Costanza than Ari Gold, I immediately said yes. After all, I had grown accustomed to working through TODO lists in recent years, I can answer email on time as to stave off unanswered mail tsunamis, and am comfortable talking in public (meaning in front of students), so I surely am qualified for the task. The Morning part of Creative didn’t speak to me as much as it would were they BeforeLunch, or, even better, LateAfternoon, but still: onward!

Having secured the ongoing contributions of CreativeMornings/Porto great team of volunteers and the continuing sponsorship of Espiga (a local coffeehouse I was already fond of for its very fine sausage-and-spinach omelette), many e-mails, some TODOs and a few Excel spreadsheets gave origin to the first CreativeMorning under my stead, in which local young documentary film-making duo Joana Nogueira and Patrícia Rodrigues talked about animation as a means to represent reality. (Many thanks to Joel Faria for the above illustration of the proceedings.)

So, one done, on to the next! Keep tuned!

Tweets for May 9th – 21st

Tweets: May, 9th - May, 21st

Why Are America’s Most Innovative Companies Still Stuck in 1950s Suburbia? collectorsweekly.com/articles/stuck…  

The “middle class” myth: Here’s why wages are really so low today salon.com/2013/12/30/the…  

Dear teacher: copyright concerns you medium.com/copyright-unta…  

The illusion of understanding meaningness.com/understanding  

All LinkedIn with Nowhere to Go thebaffler.com/salvos/all-lin…  

The Increasing Problem With the Misinformed (by ) baekdal.com/analysis/the-i…  

The Relativity of Wrong By Isaac Asimov chem.tufts.edu/AnswersInScien…  

May 3rd – 4th

Tweets for Tuesday, May 3rd

Thursday, April 28th

Letterboxd • Your life in film

Here’s a site that does one thing well: personal movie reviews and ratings. Here’s my profile and my favourite part, my movie watching diary. Of course, I’m only interested in keeping a record of my film watching habits at someone else’s site inasmuch as Letterboxd is promising that a public API will be available soon, so I’ll be able to back up my records to my own server — and integrate them in this site’s reviews page.

April 26th – May 1st