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Waiting for Clemson [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 22:20

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Embracing the 80s with Upcycled Legwarmers

Evin O’Keeffe - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 15:51

For Halloween 2018, I made a kind of fun 80s Rainbow Brite inspired costume. I didn’t stay completely true to her original style and worked with what I already owned. Yep, I own these things. The leggings are LulaRoe. The...

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Voice Record Pro at Breakfast [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 12:01

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With Dylan (7)

Exploring sources [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 12:00

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Questions creatives want to be asked [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Mon, 01/14/2019 - 09:50

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Part of an audio thread on Limor at 84b7.app.link/NmwFMXWcqT

YMT.fm on Sportify [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Mon, 01/14/2019 - 01:04

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YMtfm inside Feedly [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Mon, 01/14/2019 - 00:44

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Improving our online publishing

Irish Youth Media Team - Mon, 01/14/2019 - 00:35

In preparation for a day-long workshop with Ireland’s Youth Media Team, I’ve pulled together some notes about the process we use when publishing online. As the 15 minute video on YouTube explains, we often spend a half hour bringing together all the content we need to create a blog post.

During the past five years, dozens of members on the Youth Media Team have contributed their ideas and offered suggestions to improve the production workflow. But one fact remains in clear focus–it takes time to draft, write, revise and publish a high quality written blog post. That fact is clear in the podcast I made about publishing.

Listen to “See How the Youth Media Team Publishes” on Spreaker.

During our February 2019 workshop, we will use a creative media syllabus to review our publishing methods and perhaps revise a few steps to make things go smoother.

View on YouTube.

Written by @topgold

Syndicated with iTunes [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Sun, 01/13/2019 - 23:33

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Going Fishing [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Sun, 01/13/2019 - 21:14

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Luna the cat vs Bingo the fish.

Lovin Spreaker Studio [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Sun, 01/13/2019 - 21:13

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Part of my podcast kit bag.

While packing the attic #moving [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Sun, 01/13/2019 - 21:12

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Within 30 days of leaving.

Review of the year 2018

Treasa Lynch - Sun, 01/13/2019 - 11:02

In 2018, I did a couple of nice things. I went to Venice (and got bitten by any mosquitoes), I went to Paris and London for Alex Hill Kurtz workshops. I got better at drawing and painting and I bought fewer pens. I was hoping for a zero pen year in 2018 but Lamy are not allowing that to happen so there are 4 pens on the shopping list. I don’t need them of course. 

I discovered 7-Up Free Mojito. Great, great stuff. 

I read a lot more than I have done on average in the 10 previous years, even allowing for no new Terry Pratchetts. 

2018 was not, on average, a bad year, but it closed out with a death which cast one hell of a damper on everything at Christmas and so, it will probably always be coloured by that. Prior to that there was some other family events which might have preferably been avoided. 

Work was enjoyable too. Without going into the details, I changed jobs and lifestyle a few times in the last 5 years and where I am now suits me. I pass through Dublin every once in a while and wonder how I did that for so long, and how anyone does it now. I’m not sure things won’t change again this year. But not back to Dublin, that’s fairly clear.

I’m not a great fan of new year resolutions; I’m not a fan of the whole flagellation thing at all. I grew up in Holy Catholic Ireland so low level guilt of some description is a constant companion. I read an article this morning from a few people who seem to have frankly unrealistic lives in terms of their clean living habits. 

But I am a fan of reevaluating the things I do versus the things I want to do and identify the gaps. It seems twitter and facebook are things I do, without actively wanting to, all that much. Comments on Ars Technica articles about Elon Musk as well for some reason. Against that I want to swim, run more often, and paint more and buy fewer art supplies, for example. Finish that doily. Write more. Read more. Do more. Buy less. 

When we were very young

Treasa Lynch - Sun, 01/13/2019 - 10:51

I started blogging on livejournal about 15 years ago, and then went to blogger, and then, got my own domain and set up a Drupal site on a host that has since gone bust, and then moved the whole lot to WordPress and another (still my current) hosting company. 

I ran a few sites, covering photography, general stuff, art, more photography, ore general stuff. I got nominated for a couple of original of the species Irish Blog Awards. It was fun; I didn’t win and I never wrote a book but I got profiled on RTE at some point, and assorted photos turned up in newspapers and magazines. I’ve been thinking about how it used to be lately as Facebook and Twitter have been infuriating me in different ways. 

I never really loved Facebook. Twitter, I sort of got, but Facebook was a bit meh. Its network however means it replaces functionality from personal correspondance that I’m not sure I’d get back. I’m looking at paring it back (but cannot find the time). Twitter is more problematic because the network changes as people come and go and so, while I’d probably benefit from dropping it, the truth remains I don’t get what I used to get. I used to get interesting information and reads and conversations. Now I get flagellation about whether I’m right on this, support that cause, aware of this other cause complaining about this action by one of about 140 different governments and am I outraged by this view by some plonker in central Missouri whom I have never heard of and could not care less about. 

So in a way, I prefer blogging and then I wonder if part of the issue is I’m just getting older and not getting with the way social media has changed. As Damien and I are much the same age. I hope he’ll forgive me for wondering if he has hit a similar wall

I built a new blog for the first time in a while last year (the piano practice one) and I am toying with an art one. I don’t take so many Photographs lately (I point a phone at it and if it works good if not, well I’ll not be seeing any more sports photos published, anyway). But I don’t expect the world to be the same as it used to be. Most of my online life is on a phone lately and that sucks to write anything long on. I don’t spend much time sitting at a computer lately, not outside work anyway – because I’ve found life essentially much better fun, and also, because I’m not talking 10000 photos a week I don’t have to spend time on Photoshop. But I could make time, like I think I do for the piano site. 

It is just, some of the admin side of blogging wrecked my head. Almost all of my sites now have comments switched off. For every one valid comment I was getting here, I was getting about 10,000 spam comments. I don’t have time for this, even allowing the automation of a whole pile of it. It takes away a lot of the plus points of blogging. 

Also, the whole label blogging is another thing. There are individuals out there who think that blogging is getting free stuff and reviewing it. It is not. 

Anyway, the point is, I want to write more and here is as good a place as any. If I’m going to do that, though I probably need to rethink the social/comments side of things. The downside to all that is my hobbies are as follows: 1) painting/drawing 2) playing the piano 3) needlework and so, they’ll probably feature heavily. I don’t cook much so Experiments with a Cookbook is dead. 

Questions My Creatives Want to be Asked

Bernie Goldbach - Sat, 01/12/2019 - 17:23

I ASKED MY CREATIVE students to cite questions they would like to be asked if they were interviewed on air during a broadcast programme about innovation. Here are some of the questions they proposed.

1. How do you think of new ideas?

2. What part of your work do you enjoy the most?

3. Where do you go to be inspired?

4. How will you know you've made it?

5. How do you recharge?

6. Where do you get inspiration on a daily basis?

7. What themes do you most enjoy bringing into yout work?

8. What audience do you hope to reach with your work?

9. What is the most essential part of your creative process?

10. What is your next big thing?

11. What has been the most-viewed item that you have created?

12. Who inspires you to make and share your creative work?

13. Where do you do your best work?

14. What would you tell your teenage self to avoid?

15. What is the most essential specialist equipment you need to produce your best work?

16. If you could choose one specific person as your mentor who would that be?

17. Briefly describe how you go from a simple brief to a finished product that has commercial value.

18. How close are you to the career path you want to take?

19. How do you know you've connected with a worthy collaborator?

20. What book or books have you read that have made the greatest impact on your personality?

I'm thinking about each of these questions and i am  formulating my own answers. I plan to give this set of questions to my fourth year students before writing a follow-on post that shows the sort of thought leaders we are educating on the Clonmel Digital Campus.

[Bernie Goldbach teaches creative media for business in the Limerick Institute of Technology. He wrote this blog post with a Brydge Mini Keyboard connected via Bluetooth to a Samsung Note 9. The top image was snapped in the Clonmel Studio during the visit of David Gluckman. The middle image was shot during drone training on campus.]

Questions My Creatives Want to be Asked

Bernie Goldbach - Sat, 01/12/2019 - 16:36

I ASKED MY CREATIVE students to cite questions they would like to be asked if they were interviewed on air during a broadcast programme about innovation. Here are some of the questions they proposed.

1. How do you think of new ideas?

2. What part of your work do you enjoy the most?

3. Where do you go to be inspired?

4. How will you know you've made it?

5. How do you recharge?

6. Where do you get inspiration on a daily basis?

7. What themes do you most enjoy bringing into yout work?

8. What audience do you hope to reach with your work?

9. What is the most essential part of your creative process?

10. What is your next big thing?

11. What has been the most-viewed item that you have created?

12. Who inspires you to make and share your creative work?

13. Where do you do your best work?

14. What would you tell your teenage self to avoid?

15. What is the most essential specialist equipment you need to produce your best work?

16. If you could choose one specific person as your mentor who would that be?

17. Briefly describe how you go from a simple brief to a finished product that has commercial value.

18. How close are you to the career path you want to take?

19. How do you know you've connected with a worthy collaborator?

20. What book or books have you read that has made the greatest impact on your personality?

I'm thinking about each of these questions and i am  formulating my own answers. I plan to give this set of questions to my fourth year students before writing a follow-on post that shows the sort of thought leaders we are educating on the Clonmel Digital Campus.

[Bernie Goldbach teaches creative media for business in the Limerick Institute of Technology. He wrote this blog post with a Brydge Mini Keyboard connected via luetooth to a Samsung Note 9. The top image was snapped in the Clonmel Studio during the visit of David Gluckman.]

Simple one button publishing. [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Sat, 01/12/2019 - 08:23

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