The guys sit down with Danica McKellar for a stellar conversation about growing up Winnie Cooper, her passion for math and how to give children confidence through education. Danica is WAY smart. She has a theorem named after her for crapsake! This ep takes wonderful turns that you may not expect!
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"Raiders of the Lost Ark," and why it’s so great, with John Gruber, Dan Moren, and Jason Snell. Also, "Star Wars" comes up a few times.
Why is it that some projects never rise to the level of the talent of those who made it? It’s oft said regarding good work that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. But sometimes the whole is less than the sum of its parts—a company or team comprised of good people, but yet which produces work that isn’t good.
In his session, John will explain his theory to explain how this happens—in both directions—based on the longstanding collaborative art of filmmaking. Learn how to recognise when a project is doomed to mediocrity, and, more importantly, how best to achieve collaborative success.
John Gruber writes and publishes Daring Fireball, a somewhat popular weblog ostensibly focused on Mac and web nerdery. He has been producing Daring Fireball as a full-time endeavour since April 2006.
He lives in Philadelphia with his wife and son.
The London School of Economics and Political Science
LSE Cities film screening and public debate
Date: Wednesday 17 March 2010
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building
Speakers: G. Asenath Andrews, Stuart Gulliver, Bruce Katz, Richard Sennett
Chair: Roger Graef
Detroit was once America’s fourth largest city. Built by the car, with its groundbreaking suburbs, freeways and shopping centres, it was the embodiment of the American dream. With its intense race riots that brought the Army into the city, and violent union struggles against the fierce resistance of Henry Ford and the Big Three, it was also the scene of American ‘nightmares’.
In Requiem for Detroit (Dir. Julien Temple, 2010) we come face to face with a dystopic post-industrial city, in which 40% of the land in the centre is returning to prairie. This polemic documentary spans the course of the 20th century conveying the city’s transition from Motor City to beacon for the burgeoning urban agricultural movement.
G. Asenath Andrews is Principal of the Catherine Ferguson Academy for Young Women. Stuart Gulliver is Professor of City Development, University of Glasgow. Bruce Katz is Head of Municipal Metropolitan Policy Program and Vice-President, Brookings Institution. Richard Sennett is Professor of Sociology, LSE.
58 MB; approx 128 minutes