Archive for July, 2005

Mass digital media

When I stepped onto a university campus in the fall of 2000, I had no idea what I wanted to do with myself. It seems that most liberal arts schools have fairly standardized lists of majors and cirricula. My options were limited to the usual political science, business, education, arts, etc. But oh, to be five years younger! Had I the chance, I might have enrolled in Worcester Polytechnic‘s Computer Game Design and Humanities program. It’s a four-year degree program, “aimed at giving students the technical and creative skills essential in an industry that’s become almost as lucrative — and competitive — as the movie business.”

Such a program is a big step in the migration of university studies to a more interdisciplinary approach, preparing students for more than just their specific careers. It also helps to anchor Massachusetts’ position in the realm of digital media.

Farewell Teddies

First Teddy Bruschi announced that he would be sitting out the entire 2005 NFL season and now, on advice from his doctor, Ted Johnson has announced his retirement from football after a relatively short 10-year career. These two guys played major roles on and off the field for the Patriots and will be noticeably missed this season.

It’s a good thing Bill Belichick is a genius, considering he’s lost 2 starting linebackers in the last two weeks (not to mention 2 head coaches to boot). He’ll have his work cut out for him and hopefully he’ll find a place for the Teddy’s to be involved with the team this season.

Rock City!

Boston would like to welcome Metroblogging Detroit to the Metroblogging world!

ROCK CITY!

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Bruins are back!

Boston Bruins Official Web Site : 2005-06 Schedule Released

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The Boston Bruins will open their 81st National Hockey League season hosting the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday, October 5, it was announced today by Bruins President Harry Sinden. The 2005-06 National Hockey League schedule has a new format this season, emphasizing Division rivalries. The League will break from February 12-28 while NHL players participate in the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Turin, Italy.

You can grab a pdf of the schedule here

How mad are the fans going to be? Are people going to go see the games? I’m a bit torn – I’m a huge hockey fan, but I’m a little peeved about this season, for obvious reasons. It has happened in baseball, and we still seem to go to the games… lets see if hockey can bounce back.

Aimee Mann & Tracy Bonham

Tonight’s another cool concert free of charge in Copley Square presented by 92.9 WBOS.

The opening act is Tracy Bonham whom you might remember from her 1996 hit “Mother Mother”.

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The ‘headliner’ is Aimee Mann who was the lead singer of ‘Til Tuesday.

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Two great singer-songwriters, and best of all the concert is FREE!

I don’t think I take full advantage of everything Boston has to offer – and yet I live right downtown. Its so easy to get stuck in a rut – going to the same places, seeing the same things. This town has so much to offer, its about time I saw a little more of it. Oh yes, work, and family, and friends, these things all take away from the ‘freedom’ that one believes is stopping us from going out and exploring new things, but thats really a cop-out, ain’t it?

See you tonight at Copley!

Don’t This Kickarse?

Michael Palin Releases Travel Books Online.

The books:

Around the World in 80 Days
Pole to Pole
Full Circle
Hemingway Adventure
Sahara with Michael Palin
Himalaya

(Thanks, Cory!)

The Great Mimetic March …Marches On!

Tim Minear (of Angel and Firefly fame) speaks with iFMagazine.com about the recent demise of his very excellent, but very cancelled show The Inside.

iF MAGAZINE: How does it feel to have your ass kicked by ABC

Shakespeare on the Common

This year’s plug for Boston’s Free Shakespeare on the Common. Shows run for another ten days (to August 7th). This year is the 10th anniversary of free Shakespeare!

The common is a great place to sit and watch some quality Shakespeare – you won’t be disappointed! I caught the first act of Hamlet last night and it really was fantastic. Headlining the company is Jeffrey Donovan. You should definitely try to make it sometime before yet another great free bit of Boston summer entertainment finishes its run.

Boston Logo Googilized

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You can make your own: here

Link from: boingboing

It’s About Time

The folks at Metroblogging decided I was cool enough to contribute here almost two weeks ago, so what in the name of anything has taken me so long??

Life, you might say? Perhaps.

Let me begin by saying “First Post!” and wishing you all a fantastic evening. The powers that be would like us to write as often as possible, so I’ll make that my aim – keeping it short and frequent. We’ll see if that works. =)

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