Friday, January 09, 2009

Blogging Break Open Thread

I've cranked out in excess of 6000 words here already this week. I think I'm used up for now. Need to refuel.

What do you want to talk about? How about this study?

Are Women Really More Talkative Than Men?
Sex differences in conversational behavior have long been a topic of public and scientific interest. The stereotype of female talkativeness is deeply engrained in Western folklore and often considered a scientific fact. In the first printing of her book, neuropsychiatrist Brizendine reported, "A woman uses about 20,000 words per day while a man uses about 7,000". These numbers have since circulated throughout television, radio, and print media (e.g., CBS, CNN, National Public Radio, Newsweek, the New York Times, and the Washington Post). Indeed, the 20,000-versus-7000 word estimates appear to have achieved the status of a cultural myth in that comparable differences have been cited in the media for the past 15 years

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Anonymous Cedric C said...

I want to know what art people saw in 2008 that rocked their cradle.

Or at least have pointers at where such discussions occured in blogosphere.



1/09/2009 09:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about painting? Ed, I know you're into conceptual, but I'd like to hear you say some things about painting.

1/09/2009 11:37:00 AM  
Blogger Edward_ said...

I love painting...used to 5 artists who paint....

1/09/2009 11:45:00 AM  
Blogger Ethan said...

Are Women Really More Talkative Than Men?

Don't really have much to say about that. ;-)

1/09/2009 12:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I could go on and on about it.


1/09/2009 02:27:00 PM  
Blogger Catherine Chandler said...

I've started an open discussion on my blog about artists focusing on certain styles to promote their work. Promoting 'their style', I guess. How have they decided which style/technique, out of the many you could explore, to exploit? Is it the one they're good at, or the one they love? Are they still experimenting on the side while still making 'their style' of work? Do they feel they've given anything up by having to focus in?

I look at artists like Todd Reed and wonder if he makes other work, or if all of his efforts go toward setting raw diamonds. That's just one small example.

How does one develop 'their style'?

1/09/2009 05:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ed, what are your thoughts on the Orphan Works bill and the potential of it being passed? What are your thoughts on the fact that Barack Obama has not made a stance for or against it? Do you support copyright protection for artists?

1/09/2009 08:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can we see your paintings Ed?

1/10/2009 02:05:00 AM  
Blogger Joanne Mattera said...

Thanks for the open thread, Ed.

I have an announcement:

I'm curating an online exhibition, 50 Over 50, on my blog. I invite artists 50 or older to send me a jpeg of their work for consideration. Fifty artists will be selected--hence the title. The specifics are on my blog. Given the entries so far, it's looking to be a splendid project.

1/10/2009 12:07:00 PM  
Blogger Joanne Mattera said...

No, wait, I take that back: It's cancelled. No show!

Apparently my post went out to the list serves for a number of arts organizations, and I've been inundated with submissions. My intention was to have this show exist in the blogosphere for blogosphere-ites. But I got 100 submissions today alone. Deadline was to have been March 15. Can you imagine how many submissions I would have had to process?

My apologies to all.

(I will eventually curate a 50 Over 50 Online exhibition, but not from submissions.)

1/10/2009 10:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Cedric C said...

Well, the point of multi-channel works is that they don't work on Youtube.

But I agree that we should have a whole festival of Jesper Just on Youtube.

Cedric C

1/11/2009 07:58:00 AM  

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