The continued discussion from part I. We talk about everything from Steve’s appearance on America’s Got Talent to what he wants to do with his future!
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Steve Price is a Chain Reaction Artist
You may know him from America’s Got Talent… Steve Price is a full time college student (Junior), and when not in school spends his time thinking about and building complicated constructions of dominoes, chemical reactions and other physical elements that once started “detonate” in one long chain reaction. Here is a great example on YouTube: Steve Price (Sprice) on America’s Got Talent.
Steve’s web site | Steve on Twitter | Steve’s YouTube Channel | Sprice Machines on Facebook
Help Support STEM ED
There is a lot of Science, Techonology, Enginering and Math (STEM) invovled in Steve’s creations… It is a way to make STEM very real and tangible for students and of course when a chain reaction detonates it is also a lot of fun.
Kickstart Steve & his 15 Friends
Besides trying to support STEM Education, Steve his 15 friend will be trying to create two records. The American Domino record, plus the world record for Rube Goldberg Devices.
LINK TO The Incredible Science Machine KICKSTARTER (Ends April 20, 2015).
Some Of Steve’s Work:
Business leaders in the Spring of 2015 (at the most senior levels) are still not using social media tools themselves (even senior PR Pros). Yet there is plenty of data suggesting that when the C-Suite uses social tools, it helps them and their teams strengthen consumer trust in their company. The sad fact is that often C-Suite executives are unwilling to learn the needed skills or are simply just risk adverse.
Game of RISK:
In academic circles these same two issues are often seen as a barrier. There are some who only see social media (especially Twitter) as a tool for youthful and trivial interactions instead of for its untapped potential: a gate-free medium that can facilitate cross generational and cross cultural communications.
Santa J. Ono, PhD.
Dr. Ono’s usage of Twitter has been recognized as a leading example that academic leadership can harness social media to accomplish personal, professional and institutional objectives. This leadership has been recognized within the UC Community, locally in Ohio, and by researcher Dan Ziaontz. It takes a bit of fearlessness to present yourself to your stakeholders without a safety net; it is a common perception of social media that a tiny misstep can lead to embarrassment. Dr. Ono’s acclaim stems in part from his ability to market himself adeptly in the social media realm.
Ono on Social:
President Ono recommends that individuals, departments, and companies need to find their “authentic voice.” My impression of Dr. Ono is that he considers authenticity of voice to be a critical requirement for using social tools like Twitter. While Dr. Ono makes use of a variety of social networks, his reputation for using Twitter is significant. Students at UC have analyzed his tweets, and he has taken their advice to heart, proving that his use and command of Twitter are both dynamic and evolving. He informed me during the interview that a student in Canada is analyzing his Tweets as part of his PhD. research
“Santa J. Ono is the 28th President of the University of Cincinnati, one of the nation’s top 30 public research universities. An avid user of social media, he is also an accomplished researcher in eye disease. A new book called #FollowtheLeader (Lessons in Social Media Success from #HigherEd CEOs) says that with his use of Twitter, Dr.Ono “epitomizes the institutional champion” – ‘highlighting his university’s achievements, both academic and non-academic, interacting with key stakeholders, including students, faculty, staff, alumni, and partners; and also serving as ‘cheerleader-in-chief’ whenever possible.’ “
The Great Hartford Circus Fire
Judith survived the “Great” circus fire of July 6, 1944 — she talks about that as well as her childhood growing up in rural dairy farming area (Bloomfield Ct), her neighbors, and even Mr. Webster the local butcher.
Guest Mike Linksvayer
Mike talks about the economic value of information and why the freedom of information should be valued by a free society. Mike talks with Harry Hawk about his previous role as the CTO and VP at The Creative Commons.
Learning without grades
Education in America is focused on how many days you spend in the classroom, and the grades you are assessed. Education in America rarely focuses on mastering new skills and quantified evidence of learning. If you show up for every class and you get a passing grade, you have passed the course, even if you haven’t mastered everything covered in the course.
College/University Presidents Learn Social Media
Everyone knows sex & sexy sells. Example: decades of posters, calendars and advertising have often included photos and illustrations of younger, attractive often busty women. Angus Malcolm turned that notion on it’s head by releasing photos of fit, college-age men.
Listen to my Interview with Angus from July 2014; this is the “raw and uncut edition.”
Learn how Angus Malcolm and the Naked Rowers have used nudity and social media to engage, influence, and tell a very unique story about sports and inclusion while raising “nearly £100,000” for Sport Allies.
My interview with Angus Malcolm
Naked Men? Yes.
The male, mostly straight rowing crew at the University of Warwick have turned this traditional on it’s head. First to raise funds to keep their “cash strapped” club afloat, but now to increasingly raise money to fight off homophobia in sports. The first time Angus Malcolm uploaded images from one of their shoots “within 24 hours it generated over 36k downloads.” A “making of” trailer from their 2014 effort generated more millions of downloads from at least “1.5 million unique viewers.” Angus is the photographer on all of the Warwick Rowers photos below.
My Love Affair with Burgers: Starting To Flip
I’ve helped sell more than 100, 000 burgers and I’ve cooked them 5x at the James Beard House. I also won the 2008 Burger Battle of the Boroughs. This is my story about my love affair with the hamburger. I’ve decided to start to tell this story because on Jan 17th 2015 I’ll be cooking a burger pop-up in Brooklyn. If you are reading this before that date, you can buy some tickets and taste my burgers –> Jan 17, 2015 Tickets.
So in America more and more homes only have high speed internet — that means no cable TV subscription. This was written about in MediaPost.com by Wayne Friedman in an article called Broadband-Only Home Accelerate Cable TV declines.