Friday, July 14, 2017

Starry Starry Night!

I wondered why my audience was so quiet for my performance Night Lights: Star Myths and Firefly tales till I found out it was advertised as a science lecture on astronomy!! I'm sure the adults and seniors were surprised to learn that the North Star is really someone's child and when Korean Fire Dogs try to eat the sun it causes an eclipse!!

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Facebook Revolution

Face to Face with Facebook as I reach out to the Kurdish community before coming to Edinburgh. Communications are ALL Facebook. From Facebook pages I message to connect with Kurds in Scotland, to the international coordination with UK activists via Fbook messenger that brought 1,500 hits to my site in less than 24 hours, to a meeting with Kurdish activists in Harvard Square today where the only question about how to connect with me was - "Tell me your name so I can find you on Facebook. (Scrolling through phone) Oh I see you - we already have three friends in common!" It is powerful in ways I never realized before. For these people who have been repressed and controlled for so long, it is truly a revolution.