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An eco-poetic mesostic

An eco-poetic mesostic – Modern & Contemporary American Poetry (“ModPo”)

An eco-poetic mesostic – Modern & Contemporary American Poetry (“ModPo”)http://modpo.org/2018/11/10/an-eco-poetic-mesostic/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=other&utm_campaign=opencourse.yeli1ehUEeSBtCIAC3lLIA.announcements~opencourse.yeli1ehUEeSBtCIAC3lLIA.R-eYZuRlEei3eRL02MXIbASince our first session back in 2012, ModPo people have arranged meet-ups around the world. And they have formed online study groups.

macOS 10.14 Mojave 2018 release date, features & system requirements

Macworld rounds up all the news about macOS Mojave’s release date, new features and system requirements

We were correct in our predictions, only the following Macs support Mojave:

  • iMac models from 2012 or later
  • iMac Pro (from 2017)
  • MacBook models from 2015 or later
  • MacBook Pro models from 2012 or later
  • MacBook Air models from 2012 or later
  • Mac mini models from 2012 or later
  • Mac Pro models from late 2013 (plus mid 2010 and mid 2012 models with recommend Metal-capable GPU)

Darn… time to buy a replacement for my 2011 iMac! </donvy>

Instagram Is Turning Into Facebook, and That’s Bad

Instagram Is Turning Into Facebook, and That’s Bad - WSJ

Instagram Is Turning Into Facebook, and That’s Bad – WSJhttps://www.wsj.com/articles/instagram-is-turning-into-facebook-and-thats-bad-1517422670Facebook has owned Instagram since 2012 but the two have felt totally different—until recently, when Instagram started using many of the same digital tricks Facebook pioneered to keep you scrolling longer. Why does Instagram want to be so much like its big brother at a time when the pre-eminent social network is drawing so much criticism?

Instagram Is Turning Into Facebook, and That’s Bad

Instagram Is Turning Into Facebook, and That’s Bad - WSJ

Instagram Is Turning Into Facebook, and That’s Bad – WSJhttps://www.wsj.com/articles/instagram-is-turning-into-facebook-and-thats-bad-1517422670Facebook Inc. has owned Instagram since 2012 but the two have felt totally different—until recently, when Instagram started using many of the same digital tricks Facebook pioneered to keep you scrolling longer. Part of what made Instagram great was that your main feed was a stream of things you wanted to see: pictures and videos from friends and accounts whose posts you enjoy. The Facebook-type noise—stuff your friends had commented on, public chatter—remained in other tabs you could click over to if you felt like it.

New Yorker Holiday Covers Through the Years

New Yorker Holiday Covers Through the Years | The New Yorker

New Yorker Holiday Covers Through the Years | The New Yorkerhttps://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/new-yorker-holiday-covers-through-the-years?mbid=nl_Daily%20122317%20Nonsubs&CNDID=50268964&spMailingID=12622402&spUserID=MjA0NTE2Mjc4MjE5S0&spJobID=1302083615&spReportId=MTMwMjA4MzYxNQS2One gets a little wistful, looking through more than ninety years of images and observing that some holiday traditions are on the wane. ’Tis the season to be jolly—or not! New Yorker holiday covers have showcased a wide range of emotions over the years. In Edward Sorel’s cover from 2012, for instance, Santa’s reindeer crankily side-eye their boss for interrupting their poker game. Istvan Banyai’s drawing of McSorley’s Old Ale House, in the Village, from 2013, is moody

Which iPhones and iPads can run iOS 11?

Here's which iPads and iPhones run iOS 11

Here’s which iPads and iPhones run iOS 11http://www.techconnect.com/article/3204512/apple-ios/which-iphones-and-ipads-can-run-ios-11.html?idg_eid=412374c121fe539738655f52ae490f8f&email_SHA1_lc=f6d5fe2a378ea202f8af35117edcb06be2465c6d&cid=tcon_nlt_techconnect_daily_2017-06-30Most iPhones and iPads made since 2012 will run Apple’s new mobile OS. Here’s the rundown of which ones made the cut.

Hollywood chooses protests over parties as the stars get ready for Oscars activism

by Dan Glaister @ theguardian.com

In a normal Oscars week, Jeremy Zimmer would expect to be wearing his best tux, rubbing shoulders with the biggest stars in Hollywood and grabbing canapés with one hand while holding a glass of champagne in the other. This year he expects to be holding nothing more glamorous than a placard.

The moment was the realisation that one of UTA’s clients, the Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, who won the best foreign language Oscar in 2012 and has been nominated in the same category at next Sunday’s Academy Awards, would not be able to attend the ceremony because of President Trump’s proposed ban on visitors from seven majority-Muslim countries.

In a gesture of solidarity with Farhadi, Zimmer announced that, instead of holding its annual Oscars party – a highlight of the glitziest week of Hollywood’s year – UTA would hold a rally in Los Angeles on Friday and donate the $250,000 it would have spent to the American Civil Liberties Union and the International Rescue Committee. With a client list that includes Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle and Bryan Cranston, it could be a very glitzy refugee rally.

Shambling corpse of 3D TV finally falls down dead

by David Katzmaier @ cnet.com

Samsung dropped 3D support in 2016, Vizio hasn’t offered it since 2013. Other smaller names, like Sharp, TCL and Hisense, also failed to announce any 3D-capable TVs at CES 2017.

The 3D feature has been offered on select televisions since 2010, when the theatrical success of “Avatar” in 3D helped encourage renewed interest in the technology. In addition to a 3D-capable TV, it requires specialized glasses for each viewer and the 3D version of a TV show or movie — although some TVs also offer a simulated 3D effect mode.

Despite enthusiasm at the box office and years of 3D TVs being available at affordable prices, the technology never really caught on at home. DirecTV canceled its 24/7 3D channel in 2012 and ESPN followed suit a year later. There are plenty of 3D Blu-ray discs still being released, such as “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” but if you want to watch them at home you’ll need a TV from 2016 or earlier — or a home theater projector.

Advice on Living the Creative Life from Neil Gaiman

“Someone on the internet thinks what you’re doing is stupid, or evil, or it’s all been done before? Make good art.”

by Maria Popova @ brainpickings.org

A fantastic speech by Neil Gaiman, addressing the 2012 graduating class of the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Gaiman himself never graduated from college — in fact, he never even enrolled in college — yet he earned his place in literary culture as one of the most celebrated and prolific writers working today. Here, he imparts several pieces of life-wisdom on young people beginning a career in the arts, summarized below.