Sunday, March 16, 2014

Worth a Look

Here are a few posts from last week's Greenpage that might be worth your time:

Able-Bodied Actors and Disability Drag: Why Disabled Roles are Only for Disabled Performers

Balder and Dash | Roger Ebert: Able-bodied actors should not play disabled characters. That they so often do should be a scandal. But it is not a scandal because we do not grant people with disabilities the same right to self-representation onscreen that we demand for members of other groups who struggle for social equality.

Speech from Lupita Nyong'o you didn’t hear

MSNBC: Accepting an award from Essence Magazine, Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong’o discussed “Black beauty” and how “you can’t rely on how you look to sustain you.”

Some Chefs Still Insisting That Photographing Meals Steals Some Of Their Intellectual Property

Techdirt: A few years ago we noted how there appeared to be a growing belief among some chefs that taking photographs of their dishes when you're in their restaurants is somehow "taking away their intellectual property." We've discussed a few times about how restaurants are just one of many industries where a lack of copyright protection has actually helped innovation flourish (read: an industry that shows that there can be great creativity without saddling the entire apparatus down with copyright, such as magic or stand up comedy).

London fashion show harnesses technology to deliver virtual experience

InAVate: This February's London Fashion Week saw UK retailer Topshop turn to telepresence to transport shoppers in its central London flagship store across the city and immerse them in a fashion show taking place in the Tate Modern's Turbine Hall. Topshop partnered with 3D design agency Inition to live stream events from the London art gallery and deliver a "virtual front-row" experience to participants at the Oxford Street, London shop.

4 Ways That New York Has Become More Like L.A.

Expert Acting Advices | Actors Reels, Resume Building & Insider Tips | Backstage | Backstage: Virtually all of the points outlined below are derived from one central feature that was once a primary difference between New York and Los Angeles—the explosion of film and prime-time television production that is now coming out of New York. Most of the points below have been in a state of escalation for some time, but have now reached critical mass for the New York actor.

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