Sunday, November 23, 2008

"Don't ever kid yourself....everyone in this room is wearing a uniform..."

Somewhere in my seventies socializations, I learned to attribute the above quote to Frank Zappa, whose music I loved, but whose lyrics sometimes escaped me (thank goodness).

Which brings me to this website which explores the uniforms of different identifiable social groups in various cities around the world.

To summarize from their website:

"Rotterdam-based photographer Ari Versluis and profiler Ellie Uyttenbroek ...Inspired by a shared interest in the striking dress codes of various social groups, they have systematically documented numerous identities over the last 14 years...
They call their series Exactitudes: a contraction of exact and attitude. By registering their subjects in an identical framework, with similar poses and a strictly observed dress code, Versluis and Uyttenbroek provide an almost scientific, anthropological record of people's attempts to distinguish themselves from others by assuming a group identity....

I love this site. When you go to the home page, all you get is a grid of torsos. You click on a grid where most of the torsos look the same, and voila, there is a grid of 12 people. The name of the group and the date taken is at the bottom.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Eldon you are right: Edmodo does rock!

Silly me; at the technology meeting I did not hang out with Eldon and listen to what he does with Edmodo. It was only later that I twigged onto its possibilities. However, when I did create an account, I had nothing but difficulties. I assumed them to be due to my incompetence and only in desperation did I seek help. Enter Jeff O'Hara of Edmodo. Through email communications he and his colleagues worked tirelessly until my Edmodo account was functioning perfectly. That was service above and beyond!!! And imagine: it wasn't my fault after all that it didn't work.

Keep me posted Tekkie ones as to what you are doing with Edmodo.