SUMMERTIME’S HERE, BABY!
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Just log onto www.toginet.com for a brand-new,
Creative Mojo with Mark Lipinski!
3 pm -5 pm EST 2 pm – 4 pm CST 1 pm – 3 pm MST 12 pm – 2 pm PST
Call into the live show with your questions or comments for my guests
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Artist, Writer, Speaker, Visual Note-Taker
Austin Kleon is a writer, artist, speaker, and New York Times best-selling author. He’s written two books: Steal Like An Artist, an illustrated manifesto for creativity in the digital age, and Newspaper Blackout, a collection of poetry made by redacting newspaper articles with a permanent marker. His art has been called “brilliant” by New York Magazine and The New Yorker said his poems “resurrect the newspaper when everyone else is declaring it dead.” His work has been featured on 20×200.com, NPR’s Morning Edition, and PBS Newshour, and in Time, The Atlantic, Forbes, and The Wall Street Journal. He’s spoken about creativity, visual thinking, and being an artist online for organizations such as Pixar, Google, SXSW, TEDx, and The Economist. He lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife, Meghan, and their dog, Milo. Visit him online at www.austinkleon.com.
Austin says, “I’m a writer, artist, author, and speaker obsessed with the art of communicating with pictures and words on the web. Before I became a full-time artist, I was a librarian, a web designer, and an advertising copywriter. I grew up in the cornfields of Ohio, but now I live in Austin, Texas, with my wife, Meghan, and our dog, Milo.”
Austin shines a light on the tight bond between word and image:
Check out Austin’s books!
CLICK HERE for Austin’s website, where he maintains a beguiling, creative presence!
Follow Austin’s BLOG!
Check out Austin’s ART for sale!
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Writer, Teacher, Marketer, Daring Encourager
LIZ DIMARCO WEINMANN
About LIZ. . .
Liz DiMarco Weinmann founded and currently serves as the CEO of The DARE-Force Corporation, which serves women over 40-years-old who want to pursue, develop and lead fulfilling ventures in their personal lives, careers and communities. She has previously worked as a marketing consulting executive in New York and Washington, D.C., focusing on female markets. She is also the Founder and CEO of Weinmann & Associates, LLC, which she began in 2005 to provide strategic consulting and marketing services to small and mid-size firms and nonprofits.
Liz is the embodiment of the determined women she invites to join The DARE-Force. Early in 2007, she began pursuit of a long-deferred goal to earn her MBA. There were only six women over 40 in her class of 51, leading Liz to conclude that there must be many other women over 40 who dream of pursuing new ventures but who lack the support to DARE. Proving that it is never too late to do almost anything the mind, heart, and soul aim to accomplish, Liz founded The DARE-Force in 2008 to provide women over 40 with tools of empowerment, encouragement, and embrace.
Throughout her career with leading global marketing services firms, Liz led the creation, strategy, and direction of marketing campaigns for some of the best-known brands and associations in the world, specializing in products aimed at women aged 25 to 54. Her work entailed talent management, professional development, and in-house training programs, as well as coaching clients ranging from senior executives to entry-level staff.
Liz has created and directed personal brand platforms and executive visibility campaigns, sales presentation training, media training, and management board reviews for a broad and diverse clientele. Her extensive background in ideation, strategic planning, market research, and operations” combined with a research specialization in products that address the needs, concerns, and issues of 40+ women” make her uniquely qualified to help other women to DARE.
She brings a contagious exuberance, unbound sense of humor, and indefatigable optimism to share with women over 40 who may not yet believe that the best years of their lives are ahead of them. Liz leads a group of energetic professionals of all ages who care deeply about women over 40, and she is actively engaged in pro bono work for a number of nonprofits.
Liz recently told the Matawan-Aberdeen Patch, “I had a long, lovely, happy and really fun career in advertising and marketing. I worked in New York for 20 years and after 9/11, I was in the Chrysler Building in a big, fancy corner office when I realized the world might end before we even know it. I just had this epiphany like, “‘Oh my god, I need to be doing something more meaningful.’
“You have to ask yourself, are you living the life that you dreamt about when you were in your twenties? So many women are taught that after 40, we’re toast.”
Fox 25 Boston says, “If Bette Milder and Richard Simmons had a love child who was then adopted by Joan Rivers, she would have become Liz DiMarco Weinmann.” (LOVE it!!)
What’s your Dare? Liz wrote a book to help you find and DO it!
And her website dares to dare you!
CLICK HERE for Liz’s website, resource-filled and ready to help!
CLICK HERE to follow Liz’s blog!
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Author, Historian, Professor
Michael Moon, Ph.D. is Professor in the Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts at Emory University. His newest book is Darger’s Resources, the story of Henry Darger (1892–1973) – a hospital janitor and an immensely productive artist and writer. In the first decades of adulthood, Darger wrote a 15,145-page fictional epic, In the Realms of the Unreal. He spent much of the rest of his long life illustrating it in astonishing drawings and watercolors. In Darger’s unfolding saga, pastoral utopias are repeatedly savaged by extreme violence directed at children, particularly girls. Given his disturbing subject matter and the extreme solitude he maintained throughout his life, critics have characterized Darger as eccentric, deranged, and even dangerous, as an outsider artist compelled to create a fantasy universe. Contesting such pathologizing interpretations, Michael Moon looks to Darger’s resources, to the narratives and materials that inspired him and often found their way into his writing, drawings, and paintings. Moon finds an artist who reveled in the burgeoning popular culture of the early twentieth century, in its newspaper comic strips, pulp fiction, illustrated children’s books, and mass-produced religious art. Moon contends that Darger’s work deserves and rewards comparison with that of contemporaries of his, such as the “pulp historians” H. P. Lovecraft and Robert Howard, the Oz chronicler L. Frank Baum, and the newspaper cartoonist Bud Fisher.
Michael Moon’s scholarship focuses on the ways in which a wide range of writing and visual texts of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries have enriched and complicated our understanding of embodied experience, including erotic experience (“real,” fantasied, and virtual). Moon’s first book, Disseminating Whitman, (Harvard University Press, 1991) explores the poet’s radical revisions of his culture’s notions of the nature and limits of the body and of sexuality. His second book, A Small Boy and Others: Imitation and Initiation in American Culture from Henry James to Andy Warhol(Duke University Press, 1998), focuses on the use of childhood sexuality as a resource for the art of Henry James, Joseph Cornell, and Andy Warhol. He has recently completed a study of the work of “outsider artist” Henry Darger, forthcoming from Duke. He has published widely on topics ranging from the male homoerotics of the classic American Horatio Alger story to (in collaboration with Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick) the films of John Waters and the relation between the writing of Louisa Van Velsor Whitman and that of her poet son Walt Whitman. Moon has taught American literature, gay and lesbian studies, queer theory, and media studies at Duke, Johns Hopkins, and, at Emory, courses on embodiment, critical theory, graphic novels, and comparative sexualities western and non-western.
Some of Michael’s other books…
CLICK HERE for Michael’s faculty page at Emory University!
CLICK HERE for Michael’s author page at Duke University Press!
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