Thanks to mobile phones, everyone has become a photographer. But has our relationship with the images we capture altered thanks to technology? And are we fully aware of our rights when posting our photos to social networks?
"While some users may not be fully aware of their rights, he said Facebook and Instagram should make things clearer. Facebook, for instance, states that its members own all of the content they post on the site, but, as he points out, Facebook is automatically granted a licence to display and distribute the image."
"By placing your picture on Facebook, you agree contractually that they hold a licence – at no cost to them – to distribute your picture globally and that Facebook may transfer this licence to others if necessary.
"Most interestingly, they say that if you delete your content – or even your account – this licence allows them to continue to share your picture if others have shared it and have not deleted it. This is a powerful set of rights that most users never read or if they do don’t think about."
Scholars noticed long ago that creativity runs in families. The question is whether it’s passed on genetically.
Diamond cutter, painter, sculptor, tailor, wizard with scissors, needle and thread, modelist, designer, cook. And that’s just three generations.
Not just for screenwriters.
With a rich artistic heritage and museums dedicated to Vermeer and Van Gogh (among others), Amsterdam is one of the world’s true creative capitals. So it’s a…
Make a book and a trailer and your ON!
Genius might be the ability to say a profound thing in simple way. - Charles Bukowski #bukowskibday
A few years ago we visited the Huntington Library specifically to view their Bukowski Estate purchase on exhibit in a succession of galleries. Like going to the Louvre to see the authors early pages, typewriter, photographs, print-outs and listen to his voice. I was mesmerized by this animated movie. Why would a woman writer like Bukowski? My male alter ego is a dirty old man?#HappyBDayBukowski
Back then I congratulated The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens and once again thank the organization for buying Bukowski’s materials, for celebrating one of my favorite authors.
Unfortunately all the photos I took of the banners on the grounds were gone when my computers were stolen a year ago, so I can’t post any of those.
Believe me, if your papers etcetera are acquired by Huntington, you’re in good hands #writers and especially #authors who leave interesting visual materials can look forward to being shown off appropriately!
Chromatism: The work of Ned May
This post is the result of collaboration and connectivity.
Last night I attended a reading by Jack Remick at the University Bookstore in Seattle. An outsider to a close knit group, I enjoyed the fabric of connectivity between those present and all involved with Jack’s work. Elements of the reading linger, and looking at the cover of Satori, a book of poems, I see how fitting the folding and unfolding of the material, both literal and tactile as in textile art is for the cover art. Congratulations to Jack and Helen Remick on their work and partnership, impressive and touching to hear and see such commitment to art and relationships.
Thanks to my interest in the source of the cover art on Jack’s book of poetry I visited his wife Helen’s website to discover her background in Mathematics and love of stairwells. Enter Chromatism “a discipline that lies at the confluence of mathematics and art.”
A common question I hear tossed about is how to create character names. Some writers find this simple, and yet others struggle with naming every single one, particularly concerning the main …
Years ago my husband and I visited Internet friends in the Netherlands. They introduced all of their children. The eldest boy was named Fester. We tried hard not to look at one another. After Uncle Fester, right? Yes, but not from the Addams Family. Fester is a proper name in Drenthe, one of three most northern provinces in the Netherlands. Well, Gary had his share of being laughed at when he showed Japanese students around in a theater in Austin, TX. Turned out they “heard” the Japanese word of vomit when he introduced himself. Go figure, there’s always a chance to hurt someones feelings, or look like an idiot, or like Uncle Fester.
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Think about it, Writer’s Digest is not just a magazine, or publisher of how-to books, WD has become one of the largest writers communities in the business. Marketing on your fingertips, or at least that’s how I imagine that will work. Competition for Amazon? Who knows. Check it out and let us know what you think!
These days we’re adopting increasingly complex passwords to protect our information. Here’s what we’re giving up
Yet another thing to keep in mind. You can’t merely use the senses, you’ve got to enter a password in your story! Yes! Salted Caramel!