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The Teens Running Former Sen. Mike Gravel's Presidential Campaign (HBO) - YouTube
"What happens when you mix the online snark and progressive idealism of the podcast-listening teen and the dgaf attitude of a 88 year-old lefty?

You get the Mike Gravel For President campaign.

A group of massively online college and high school students heard about Gravel a little while ago on Chapo Trap House, the podcast of record for the Bernie set. Gravel got famous in 1971 when, as senator from Alaska, he read the Pentagon Papers into the Senate record, effectively declassifying them. Then he dropped off the radar for a long while until 2008, when he ran a quixotic bid for president. He didn't get very far, but he got far enough to create a few viral moments on the debate stage. Gravel was the anti-war conscience in the primary.

That's the role the college and high school students want Gravel to play in the 2020 Democratic primary too. Most of them are supporters of Bernie Sanders, but they think getting Gravel on the debate stage again could help Sanders by giving him an ally and help push the entire party to the left.

So the teens talked Gravel into running again. But this time, Gravel doesn't really want to leave his California home. He's given the kids control of his online identity, and they've used it to raise thousands of dollars — and attack just about every other Democratic candidate.

VICE News met up with Gravel as he hosted the teens in real life for the first time."
mikegravel  2019  2020  politics  elections  berniesanders  socialmedia  twitter  privilege  progressive  movements  individuals  grassroots  resistance  change  democrats  democracy  publicity  alexandriaocasio-cortez 
april 2019 by robertogreco
Welcome to 12 — Human Parts — Medium
"Welcome to 12

Welcome to your voice cracking on its way down.

Welcome to anger, to fists that ball up before thoughts.

Welcome to your body as a fog with unclear edges that nevertheless hits things hard.

Welcome to your mind galloping faster, to making more things to gallop over.

Welcome to the edge of the endless content of desire.

Welcome to publicity, to shame, to the cruelty of others as they look for themselves.

Welcome to the collision of your life and the fully indexed, searchable, unforgetting expression of it.

Welcome to power, to strength and speed, to the ropes of muscle in your limbs.

Welcome to all sorts of coarse hair.

Welcome to the feeling of smooth skin as foreign and therefore a revelation.

Welcome to reaching the tops of things.

Welcome to the feeling that those songs you stream could have leaked from your own heart.

Welcome to jokes about having some dirt on your upper lip, to people pretending to flick away a caterpillar under your nose.

Welcome to a talk about how to choose a lather, brush or gel, how to run a blade along your face without a ribbon of blood unspooling on your cheek.

Welcome to shaving for pretty much ever.

Welcome to being the object of desire, to the heat of another’s need on your neck.

Welcome to not being an object of desire and knowing it.

Welcome to all the naked people.

Welcome to sex and love and pain.

Welcome to talking and not talking about sex and love and pain.

Welcome to the intoxication of aloneness, of being responsible only for yourself.

Welcome to not just witnessing my ignorance but being disappointed by it.

Welcome to feeling not just not understood but not understandable.

Welcome to hugging your mother (still) with your arms above hers.

Welcome to your body as coil, as wire wound tight.

Welcome to not fitting in the world, to a world of new edges.

Welcome to the inflated currency of now.

Welcome to the puzzle of self, one that deepens in its solving."
adolescence  children  robinmeeks  2015  parenting  aloneness  bodies  body  puberty  pubescence  publicity  shame  skin  aging  love  pain  sexuality  self  identity 
october 2015 by robertogreco
Is There a Medellín Hype Machine? - CityLab
"Interventions can be second-guessed as too little or too much, or even just a little other-worldly. The stretch of the cable car line from Santo Domingo and the Spain Library seems like an awful lot of infrastructure to get to a park for horseback riding and hiking trails. At the 20 Julio neighborhood near San Javier, festive music plays as one ascends on a series of shiny new escalators right out of a suburban shopping mall. In advance of the World Urban Forum, residents were encouraged – or maybe instructed, as one colleague mused -- to paint their homes in bright colors. The project cost $8 million.

A cynic might find the "Metro culture" -- where there is zero tolerance for fights or graffiti on the world-class system of trains, bus rapid transit and the cable cars, and there is a strict code for giving up seats to the elderly – as overweening, an attempt by planners to control behavior. But it seems to work. The metro is efficient and spotless.

One other factor that raises questions about the transferability of Medellín's innovations is something that doesn’t come up often: the powerhouse public utility company EPM, which provides millions in revenue for the municipality.

The people who showed me around this week were very proud of what has happened in Medellín. I’ve been on a lot of such tours, and that might be the problem. The challenges of cities are so dramatic, one is always on guard for being shown miracles. At the Jardin Circunvalar, I had the most devilish thought – that the perfect family walking their dog, and the grandfather who cheerfully said buenas tardes, might have been part of some elaborate stagecraft for our benefit. (I had a similar feeling when I was given a tour of a hutong in Beijing last year).

But of course they weren’t actors. They were real, just like the kids behind them, sashaying down the pristine tiled pathway winding through the trees, high above the city."
medellín  colombia  cities  hype  2014  publicity  backlash  envy  medellin 
january 2015 by robertogreco
This Is What Happens When You Criticize Teach for America | The Nation
"In the interview, Chovnick referenced the extent to which Teach For America manufactured its public image, explaining, “Instead of engaging in real conversations with critics, and even supporters, about the weaknesses of Teach For America and where it falls short, Teach For America seemed to put a positive spin on everything. During my tenure on staff, we even got a national team, the communications team, whose job it was to get positive press out about Teach For America in our region and to help us quickly and swiftly address any negative stories, press or media.”

An internal media strategy memo, obtained by The Nation, confirms Chovnick’s concerns, detailing TFA’s intricate methodology for combating negative media attention, or what it calls “misinformation.” Given that TFA takes tens of millions of government dollars every year, such strategies are troubling. According to its last three years of available tax filings, Teach For America has spent nearly $3.5 million in advertising and promotion. As the strategy memo indicates, much of this promotion goes toward attacking journalists, including ones previously published in this magazine. The memo details the numerous steps TFA’s communications team took in order to counter Alexandra Hootnick’s recent piece for the The Nation, “Teachers Are Losing Their Jobs, but Teach For America Is Expanding. What’s Wrong With That?”"
teachforamerica  tfa  marketing  2014  via:audreywatters  education  policy  publicity  edreform  charitableindustrialcomplex  philanthropicindustrialcomplex  capitalism  power  control 
november 2014 by robertogreco
Mastering the Art of Sparking Connections
"1. People are the key ingredients.

2. The more varied the group, the more valuable the connections and outcome.

3. To foster a spirit of improvisation, create a comfortable environment.

4. We value discussion over presentation

5. Each camp is a series of small and loosely-joined events.

6. We value intimacy over publicity.

7. Productive discussions happen more easily with thoughtful, informed facilitation.

8. End — don't start — with a trust fall.

9. The better the planning, the smoother and more spontaneous the outcome.

10. We value experimentation and evolution over perfection.

How Spark Camp Will Evolve"
events  sparkcamp  amandamichel  andypergam  mattthompson  amywebb  planning  values  diversity  improvisation  comfort  conferences  discussion  conversation  howto  loosely-joined  intimacy  publicity  facilitation  eventplanning  unconferences  experimentation  perfection  trust  inclusion  conferenceplanning  accessibility  inclusivity  inlcusivity 
december 2013 by robertogreco
Made by Pixelate – The perfect video game press kit
"Here’s what it looks like:

* High-quality screenshots with human-readable filenames
* Option to download all screenshots in a ZIP
* Embeddable gameplay videos on YouTube/Vimeo
* Full gameplay description
* List of features
* Release date
* Price point in USD and EUR
* Available platforms
* Direct download link on iTunes/Steam
* Developer name and link
* Publisher name and link
* App icon and game logo in high resolution and with alpha channel
* Packshot if applicable
* Awards and nominations
* E-Mail address of team member responsible for press
* No buzzwords"
communication  via:tealtan  publicity  gamedsign  howto  pressreleases  pr  marketing  gaming 
february 2012 by robertogreco
Unsung heroes « Teaching as a dynamic activity
"To those whose names I’ll never know,

Thank you for keeping your students engaged. Thank you for listening to students’ ideas. Thank you for treating students like human beings. Thank you for helping students learn to think.

Although you’ve never had a viral video, been asked to speak for TED, don’t have thousands of twitter followers, or been quoted by the media, I thank you for the work you do. The work of those whose names we all recognize, pales in comparison to the real work of education you do everyday. While the so called gurus might have great ideas, their ideas are meaningless without your work in the classroom.

All my best,

jerridkruse  meaning  scale  human  small  simplicity  local  teaching  education  ontheground  daytoday  2011  pedagogy  anonymity  anonymous  workaday  cv  public  publicity  selfpromotion 
april 2011 by robertogreco
San Diego - South Park Quality Meats? - California - Chowhound
"Folks, looks like a new butcher is opening up in South Park called "South Park Quality Meats" this is on the corner of 30th and Ivy, on the south west side of the block in the new apartments that went up on the corner. This place will fill the retail spot on the ground floor it seems.

Driving by this morning, out of the corner of my eye, I saw "plush" meat hanging in the window and the sign.

I could not catch any more information as I was already late for a meeting.

Anyone know anything about this place? Sign seems new as I drive by this corner a few times a week and never noticed it before."
glvo  srg  edg  family  sandiego  publicity  cv 
march 2009 by robertogreco
San Diego CityBeat - Foodie news
"I thought I’d discovered the beginnings of an artisan meat shop in the new building at 2202 30th St. when I pulled over to check out a rack of hanging meats and signs touting South Park Quality Meats. The “meat” turned out to be plush toys made in the shape of salami and sausage, and the shop is just an art installation by plush-art collective Grecolaborativo. I was disappointed that nothing was edible, but the display is still worth a look."
glvo  family  srg  egd  sandiego  publicity  cv 
march 2009 by robertogreco
Contest: A Six-Word Motto for the U.S.? - Freakonomics - Opinion - New York Times Blog
"*All your oil belong to us.*Still Using Fahrenheit, Feet, and Gallons.*One Nation, Over Weight, Over Budget. *Our worst critics prefer to stay. *The world’s scapegoat except in emergencies. *No Lobbyist, No lawyer, no service."
freakonomics  humor  us  politics  branding  publicity 
february 2008 by robertogreco
PRWeb::The Online Visibility Company
"PRWeb, the leader in online news and press release distribution, has been used by more than 40,000 organizations of all sizes to increase the visibility of their news, improve their search engine rankings and drive traffic to their Web site."
advertising  blogging  business  content  entrepreneurship  glvo  journalism  marketing  markets  news  online  product  publicity  writing  visibility 
september 2007 by robertogreco
Design Observer: What Ever Happened to, Oregon?
"But back in 1999, in its Netflix-like heyday, was hot. And then it did something quite remarkable. As a publicity stunt, it bought a town — somewhere in Oregon — and renamed it. This news made the wire services, The New York Times and Wired
marketing  publicity  business  cities  geography  oregon  technology 
august 2006 by robertogreco

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