Earlier today I heard Terry Gross on Fresh Air interview Christopher Wylie, the Cambridge Analytica whistleblower and author of Mindf*ck: Cambridge Analytica and the Plot to Break America; click here to listen to that interview, access the transcript, and purchase the book if you’re so inclined. Wylie outlines how in the months leading up to the 2016 presidential election in the United States Cambridge Analytica, Steve Bannon, teams of well-financed social scientists, and some sophisticated Facebook algorithms targeted and harnessed the residual power of an interesting demographic, i.e., straight white men who felt humiliated and emasculated by marginalizing forces well beyond their control. They were manipulated and promised a return to an imaginary golden era that fortunately never existed. I’m considering getting the book. The title says it all! The interview prompted this:
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I can still hear her voice. Her full name was: Mary Martha Corinne Morrison Claiborne “Cokie” Roberts. 1943-2019
[My way of spending a little extra time with her. One hour and twenty-five minutes and 3,138 brush strokes, to be exact, in Sketch Club on an iPad Pro using an Apple Pencil, plus a tweak in iColorama.]
I hardly ever post anything about the English as a Second Language (ESL) classes I teach. I always take my iPad and project it onto a large screen. Oftentimes, I do a digital drawing in Paper 53 that accompanies a set of scrambled words that I ask students to unscramble. It works especially well at the very beginning of my multi-level, adult, beginning ESL classes as students trickle in. Here’s a collection of a few that I’ve recently used.
Teaching ESL is a fun was to apply anthropology.
A freehand, digital drawing done on an iPad Pro with an Apple Pencil using the Sketch Club app.
This is a re-do. I already posted a digital iPad drawing done in Paper 53 of Gabriel García Márquez, click here to see that post if you’re so inclined click here to see that post if you’re so inclined, but I felt like doing another in Sketch Club for the hell of it. Click therethere to see the translation, if need be.
After reading this article in the New Yorker by Jane Mayer, I question the judgment of the Democratic Party even more; but, I’m nowhere near leaving it…most of the time. The party suffers from what the GOP fears the most, namely, pluralism.
I painted this in the Sketch Club app on my iPad Pro using an Apple Pencil this evening. I tweaked it here and there in the Colorama app. If you go to the article I referred to above, you’ll see the Geordie Wood photo I referenced.