Welcome to the Anthropocene

  Definition: The Anthropocene is a recent and informal geologic term that serves to mark the evidence and extent of human activities that have had a significant global impact on the Earth’s ecosystems. The term was coined by ecologist Eugene F. Stoermer but has been widely popularized by the Nobel Prize-winning atmospheric chemist Paul Crutzen. … Continue reading Welcome to the Anthropocene

Google Art Project

Source: The Guardian National Gallery joins Google Art Project’s virtual culture tours Ten British galleries join likes of Palace of Versailles and the White House as online museum grows to 30,000 objects Google’s Nelson Mattos unveils the latest Art Project updates in Paris     1. What’s the difference between wander and wonder? 2. What are … Continue reading Google Art Project

Goya at CaixaForum

Goya goes to Barcelona   Intro Questions: Do you like Goya? What do you know about him? Would you like to see this exhibition? Why is his work popular? How many meanings of the word draw do you know?   A conservationist inspects the Goya painting El Pelele before it was hung for the CaixaForum … Continue reading Goya at CaixaForum

Mobile World Congress 2012 – Modern Tech Language

Mobile World Congress: Will this be the year for NFC? http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/click_online/9701830.stm Mobile World Congress in Barcelona has been host to over 1,500 companies hoping to have the idea that will take the mobile industry by storm. Spencer Kelly takes a tour round the conference floor and reveals the show’s big themes.   1. NFC: Near … Continue reading Mobile World Congress 2012 – Modern Tech Language

(Sittin’ on) The Dock Of The Bay – Otis Redding (Understanding Contractions)

Contractions in English: I can’t, I won’t , I wanna etc…   (SITTIN’ ON) THE DOCK OF THE BAY written by Otis Redding and Steve Cropper lyrics as recorded by Otis Redding December 7, 1967, just three days before his death in a plane crash outside Madison, Wisconsin. #1 for 4 weeks in 1968 Exercise 1: … Continue reading (Sittin’ on) The Dock Of The Bay – Otis Redding (Understanding Contractions)