1. The Nikkei Matsuri Festival in San Jose's Japantown (April 29, 2012)


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    This video shows you a video of me and my family/friends' trip to the annual Nikkei Matsuri Festival located in San Jose's Japantown. This was my very first time to see this festival. It was a great experience! The San Jose Japantown Nikkei Matsuri is the San Jose Japanese American community's celebration of heritage and culture. This festival is enjoyed by people of all ages and is located in the heart of one of the three remaining Japantowns in the nation. This was the 35th year of the festival. The festival took place from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. First, the video shows a few karate/martial art techniques demonstrated at the Indoor Stage. They show us how to fall correctly, do some defensive techniques and more! Then later, we headed outside again and then saw music performances at the Outdoor Stage, performed by the CYS (Community Youth Services) Dance Group, students of Ukulele Jams, Chidori Band (traditional Japanese music), Wesley Jazz Ensemble, and San Jose Taiko. To end the video, it shows some photos I took during our trip here. Enjoy! [Filmed on Sunday afternoon, April 29, 2012 in San Jose's Japantown with my Canon Powershot SD1100 IS Digital ELPH camera]

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    • Build your own setas! ®


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      Un souvenir contemporáneo de Sevilla / A contemporary souvenir from Sevilla. /Metropol Parasol convertido en un fetiche de viaje/ Metropol Parasol, obra de J. Mayer H. y bautizado por los sevillanos como “Las Setas”, ha pasado a formar parte indisolublemente del imaginario común de la ciudad de Sevilla. Más allá de los tópicos, Build your own setas! es una invitación a la reflexión sobre la arquitectura y la ciudad contemporánea, sobre cómo el objeto arquitectónico se convierte en souvenir. Un desmontable que aporta las piezas necesarias para que cada uno construya sus propias setas, al tiempo que genere una vision personal de las mismas. Metropol Parasol turned into a travel fetish/ Metropol Parasol by J. Mayer H. and named by Sevillians as "The Mushrooms" has now become inextricably part of the common imaginary of the city of Seville. Beyond the stereotypes, Build your own setas! is an invitation to reflect on contemporary architecture and the city, on how the architectural object becomes a souvenir. A detachable object that provides the necessary parts to construct its own setas each one, while generates a personal vision of it.

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      • Collecting Smiles


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        Taree Public School Year 5/6 collected a lot of smiles when they handed out flowers at the local shopping centre.

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        • Naked in the STreets BTS


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          Behind the scenes while interviewing the public on the streets of Toronto

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          • Peter Beattie launches Chris Sarra's New Book


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            On Monday the 26th of March, Former Queensland Premier Peter Beattie launched Dr Chris Sarra’s new book ‘Strong and Smart’.

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            • "All the World's a Stage" 2012-05-29. Guest: Barry Hermanson


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              "All the World's a Stage" San Francisco Public Access Television. 2012-05-29. Guest: Barry Hermanson.

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              • Re-Evaluating Assumptions about Behavior and Choice in Response to Public Assistance: A Behavioral Decision Analysis


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                Presented by Crystal Hall Assistant Professor of Public Affairs University of Washington Monday, May 14, 2012; 12:30 - 1:30 p.m., questions / discussion until 2:00 p.m. Parrington Hall Commons, Room 308 University of Washington SPEAKER BIOGRAPHY Crystal Hall joined the Evans School faculty in 2008. She teaches courses on psychology for policy analysis, decision theory, and quantitative analysis. While at Princeton University, her primary research focus was on decision making in the context of poverty. Specific topics in this research program include the influence of trust on the choice between financial contracts, the structure of mental accounting among low-income populations, and how simple interventions relating to self-affirmation and identity can influence behavior. Other previous research topics included the relationship between facial appearance and election outcomes, how the existence of extra information can impair judgment, and the exploration of an alternate method of implementing social judgment theory. She was previously a member of the interdisciplinary Fellowship of Woodrow Wilson Scholars. In addition to her academic work, Hall has provided guidance to community organizations seeking to implement tools from psychology and behavioral economics into the design and delivery of their programs and services. She has worked with organizations in Central New Jersey and Philadelphia, and most recently with members of the Washington Asset Building Coalition. Hall holds a Ph.D. and MA in Psychology from Princeton University. In addition, she holds a BS from Carnegie Mellon University in both decision science and policy and management. TALK ABSTRACT Public "safety net" programs intended to help low-income households are based on a series of assumptions about human preferences and decision-making. Despite their importance to social service design and implementation, these assumptions are rarely stated explicitly or empirically tested. In some instances, key assumptions may reflect theoretical constructs carried over from an earlier era of social service delivery, or decision models for higher-income populations that do not hold in a low-income context. Shifts in the demography of US poverty since the 1970s and the increasing stigmatization of the poor may exacerbate the disconnects between assumptions and actual behavior--which may have important implications for program take-up and outcomes. Using a set of public assistance programs as case studies, this paper will examine the implicit and explicit assumptions about how households make decisions in response to public assistance, and identify whether empirical research regarding decision-making and choice supports these foundational assumptions. Despite the potential insights that a behavioral perspective can bring to policy design, the field has remained largely silent and no comprehensive review of the evidence on decisions in context of poverty has been conducted. We employ a behavioral decision-making framework to discuss decisions in the context of poverty, through a nuanced analysis of factors low-income households may consider when engaging in judgment and choice. This approach emphasizes the role of contextual factors in decision-making for individuals of any income, and argues that an applied behavioral view offers novel tools to help policymakers serve low-income populations. This perspective provides a unique and under-utilized framework useful to explain some behavioral puzzles, examine and predict the actions of individuals living poverty, and understand disappointing program outcomes. For example, why are take-up rates for public assistance programs often strikingly low? Why do low-income Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) recipients tend to remain in high poverty neighborhoods, even when "better" options should be available? Which approaches may encourage low-income households to save, or participate in formal banking? We argue that a striking disconnect exists between assumptions and evidence, potentially resulting in less effective policy design and implementation, at a substantial financial and social cost.

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                • Rome Metro


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                  I was bored, so I decided to create the Metro map for Rome, one of my favorite cities. Music: Memories by David Guetta

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                  • From bodies to building blocks | Antony Gormley's One and Other


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                    30 April 2010 The Body as Site and Sign Conference Cogut Center for the Humanities, Brown University Antony Gormley's artwork consistently engages the manifestation, appearance and unique form of the human body - his own in particular. Usually producing castings of his own body, hundreds of serialized copies of Gormley eternally stand at attention in galleries and public spaces from the Thames to Tokyo to his most recent installation 'Even Horizon' throughout Manhattan. In 2009, his One & Other project (www.oneandother.co.uk) proposed to move his work into a more democratic space. Instead of displaying his own body, he chose to manifest a body politic - a living, durational portrait of Britain. Over four months, 24 hours a day, the opportunity was given to 2400 people in the UK to stand for one hour on the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square and do whatever they pleased and have it broadcast live to the world. 5-6am 25 September 2009, I stepped onto the plinth and became the 1,941st person to take part in the grand public art project. Over my hour I created a temporary sculpture as a constructive criticism of the structures of representation, mediation and possible exploitation at play within Gormley's project. In this paper, I will reflect on Gormley's project, my process and experiences and the subsequent media attention my work received. More information on my project can be found here: www.iarchitectures.com/oneanother/ ianaldenrussell.com

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                    • The Game 184 - Candidates for SMC Board of Supervisors


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                      The Game is Politics. The most common complaint heard among political insiders is that when it comes to the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, there is never a hot, tough, contested race. Not this time. A record seven candidates are running for the seat being vacated by Rose Jacobs Gibson, who is termed out of office. The candidates are running countywide and it’s a daunting task full of fundraising, handshaking and, today, an unrehearsed, unrestricted debate between all of them. We are pleased to welcome San Mateo County Board of Supervisors candidates: Andy Cohen, member, Menlo Park City Council Kirsten Keith, mayor, Menlo Park City Council and an attorney Shelley Masur, trustee, Redwood City Elementary School District and mother Memo Morantes, trustee, San Mateo County Board of Education Carlos Romero, member, East Palo Alto City Council and economic developer Ernie Schmidt, vice chair, Redwood City Planning Commission Warren Slocum, retired San Mateo County clerk/recorder/assessor Hosted by Mark Simon. Created by Peninsula Television - www.pentv.tv @pentv26 on twitter - facebook.com/pentv26

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