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Monday, November 1st, 2010

Attending TEDx Rochester
by Jason Olshefsky at 10:00 am (1 comment)

I headed to Geva (75 Woodbury Blvd.) to see the TEDx Rochester lectures today. I attended the premiere year last year, and hoped for a few improvements. Many were met, and some surprising updates, but I still found it fell short.

Registration was easy and our passes had a little surprise. I hadn't realized until I was approached by Chris Horn — a former co-worker — who pointed out that on the back of our passes, we had a list of three people. His said, "Ask Jason Olshefsky about a 'tadpole trike'," a project I mentioned when I had originally signed up. I thought it a near-perfect ice-breaker (although, in general most attendees migrated to people they already knew … this is Rochester, after all). A curious serendipity was that the other person who found me by name was another former co-worker from a different company. People speculated that TEDxRochester did some Internet snooping, but I was pretty sure it was just random.

Anyway, the presentations were generally good although only a couple approached the lofty goal of TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design): Ideas Worth Spreading. One of my college techniques was to take virtually no notes, expending my effort listening and thinking and referring later to reference materials. To my [mild, mild] horror, the brochure listed the presenters alphabetically with biographies rather than a title (or even a taste) of what their presentation was about. Thank goodness for TEDx Rochester Live blogging or else I'd have no idea who said what in what order.

Kicking off was Almeta Whitis who presented a "song of welcome". I found it enjoyable and impressive that she inspired me and most of the audience to join her in the chorus. An idea worth spreading? Yes — in a very unique way. She attacked the issue warmly, honestly, and with a flair for entertainment: we are all human and should behave as such. In essence, "it's the humanity, stupid", not the iPhone nor the pressing project.

Next was Dr. Benjamin Miller. He talked about detection of proteins and antibodies as markers for disease and how new technology works to do that instantly with silicon chips. His broad topic was one of understanding through a triangular diagram of vision (our ability to observe), direction (a selected methodology of exploration), and control (a defined set of target results) — essentially, a subtly different view of the scientific method. As such, technically an "idea worth spreading" but one that is spread pretty far and wide already, particularly to the largely technical-minded audience attending. I also noted a severe defect: he presented an underlying assumption (the "protein-interaction problem can be solved by drugs") was one that can be questioned. Why is that the best path? Or is that the most logical one — the one that is most likely to yield results that are easy to fit into the model of scientific exploration? Alas, I feel a far more interesting talk would have discussed that question.

Karlie Robinson spoke next. She owns Webpath Technologies (40 Charles Ave., Henrietta). She talked about how hard it is to find courses in basic computer literacy. She gave the example of how we all know basic operations (cut, copy, paste, undo) are similar across all kinds of different computer systems — something we take completely for granted but which is really a pivotally important idea. Like Miller's discussion, this one is sort-of an "idea worth spreading": more "a problem whose solution is an idea worth spreading". And (also like Miller's discussion) I found myself dismayed at ignorance of the underlying assumption: that technology is a good thing and should continue to be applied all the time. A more interesting discussion would concern why menial labor can't simply show up, work, and get paid — what value have we added by tracking names, addresses, Social Security numbers, pay, and taxes. Is this really optimal?

I think Darren Stevenson (co-founder of PUSH Physical Theatre) gave one of the best discussions. He started with a demonstration of a performance then went on to define what art is. At least that was his topic which he attacked with wit, humor, and insight. His point was that creating and experiencing art is subjective and personal. Our culture tries to make everything objective and communal — to give things dollar-values and quality-values that everyone can agree upon. However, art is defies that very notion. It even defies explanation, another facet of our culture: we try to explain everything in words because explanations make things safe; things we understand are safe. We don't look at an autumn tree [how creative, Jayce: did you just look out the window?] and try to understand "what is the tree trying to tell us?" It just is, and we can enjoy it for that. Yet somehow when it's a creation of man, we feel it must be a simple metaphor instead.

The bar was set high at the start — three very good discussions. Then Jane Andrews, a Nutrition and Product Labeling Manager for Wegmans Food Markets (1500 Brooks Ave.) gave a commercial for Wegmans. Ok, so it wasn't literally a commercial — she was talking about the techniques developed at Wegmans to foster good nutrition. My own bitter bias about Wegmans and how they abandoned the city neighborhoods (especially mine) led me to ask the underlying assumption: "why do only rich suburbanites deserve good nutrition?" Regardless, the ideas she presented were good ideas run through the hot-dog factory of marketing so they'd be palatable to the general public, such as "split your plate": fill half with salad, then have whatever else you want on the other half. Unfortunately, it's extraordinarily similar to the "small plate" movement (such as outlined in the 2008 book The 9-Inch Diet by Alex M. Bogusky.) Alas, I couldn't tell if the "idea worth spreading" was "here's some ways to eat better for the simpleton", or "Wegmans, gosh, isn't it great?"

Moka Lantum, co-founder of The Baobab Cultural Center (728 University Ave., formerly on Gregory St.) spoke next. Although his presentation style was not nearly as polished, his idea was one that I felt warranted TED: in areas with that have a high prevalence of earthquakes, we should build homes that are locally-sourced and earthquake-stable. The underlying assumption of earthquake relief efforts is that they help — but is there a better way? Lantum impressed me by attacking that very question — and again with broader scope, "is there a better building technique than the platform-framed wood houses we take for granted?" Lantum outlines a building technique that uses bags filled with local, sifted dirt for the primary structure then covered with a locally-generated stucco-like surface. The high thermal mass works well to regulate temperature, particularly in hotter climates like Haiti where these structures were given a test as temporary emergency shelters. I thought his topic was perfect TED material: it's something that I've thought about before, and I can't think off-hand of a way to significantly improve upon the presented solution. (My only lament is that he didn't say where to find more information; a little searching leads me to an article on The Honey House which I believe is the specific technique Lantum was talking about.)

Next was Shanterra Randle, an associate coordinator at The Center for Teen Empowerment (107 Liberty Pole Wy.) Her speech could easily have been a free-form poem. She encouraged us to take the ideas we have and hear, and put them out there — to make our community better. We all have good ideas, but a good idea laid dormant is just as good as no idea at all. Another worthy candidate for what TED is all about, and as a bonus, brief, creative, and directed.

Dr. Ralph Spezio gave an impassioned and emotional lecture on his experiences as principal of School 17 and how lead poisoning was revealed as the cause of educational problems in his school. If there's one thing to take away from his speech, it's to consider the possibility that when assessing the quality of education, sometimes great teachers and great parenting is not enough. Likewise, Michelle Cardulla presented her work as Executive Director of The Museum of Kids Art (MOKA) (90 Webster Ave.) I felt her presentation could have been better rehearsed, and the idea that kids are natural artists could have been more central. Clarinetist Dr. Ramon Ricker presented an interesting topic of making your life about you and your skills. He was largely talking about marketing yourself in terms of what you are good at and what you like to do rather than what you think other people want to hear. It may have resonated more with others, but me (and I think a lot of people in the audience) were already aware.

Jim Tappon, Communications Manager of COOL Rochester gave a commercial for COOL Rochester. He spent as much time talking about vague methods to conserve energy as he did talking about how you can download information and present it to your friends and acquaintances. I think his idea of conservation through small steps is generally good, but his insistence that we become the carriers of this information à la pyramid scheme was downright offensive.

Finishing up, Jen Indovina, President and CEO of Tenrehte Technologies, presented the nearly opposite view: that it is impossible for people to change their behavior in any appreciable way, so we should make technology that lets us live exactly as we do, only makes it efficient. I found it patently offensive that adaptation is impossible, and further offensive that more products can make things efficient. As someone with a custom remote system to control lights and such, I can tell you it's nearly impossible to make a machine that can predict your behavior and not irritate the hell out of you. To buy something off-the-shelf that would work is an absurd concept. I tried to do some research on the products at the Tenrehte Technologies website, but all the products and catch-phrases presented on the website appear to be nothing more than vaporware marketing-speak: there is not even a description of what anything does, much less any technical information. Without a physical address, I can't fathom how any production is taking place, and I'm strongly suspicious that the whole company is just a scam.

As such, I left this year's TEDx Rochester in a thoroughly pissed-off rush. Walking home, I could only think fo Indovina and her insistence that we can't change our behavior; if I were driving a car I'd have classic road-rage. Thankfully I headed into Mt. Hope Cemetery (791 Mt. Hope Ave., the North Gate) and got a chance to chill out before getting home.

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Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

Election Day
by Jason Olshefsky at 11:32 am (1 comment)

So I decided to go vote. I'm not as well-versed in the candidates than I'd like, and I wasn't keen on the electronic machines, but I thought I'd go ahead anyway. We indeed have a new system in New York. Basically you fill out a bubble-sheet (color in circles on a sheet) to indicate your voting preference. Then you feed the machine into what I have described as the Ballot Disposal Unit™ — a device that supposedly scans your ballot to determine if it is readable, at which point it is dropped into a storage bin. I have no confidence that my vote was at all counted, and I had no opportunity to confirm that the machine read my choices as intended. I noticed that the machines had a number of simple seals on the door joints to indicate tampering, and some of them were removed or oddly placed.

According to my 2008 write-up, the scanning machines for the election this year are from Sequoia Voting Systems (221 Hopkins Ave., Jamestown) which is now warmly called Dominion Voting Systems, Incorporated. Originally, the machines were intended to display one's intended selections and allow confirmation.

I did a quick Google search for "electronic voting new york" and the titles for the top hits are as follows: "Rough start for electronic voting in New York – Los Angeles Times", "New York electronic voting machines experience problems – Boston.com", "Worries About E-Voting Persist As Primary Looms – City Limits …", "A Host of Monitors Will Watch the City's Electronic Voting‎ – New York Times", "New York Electronic Voting to Be Closely Watched – NYTimes.com", and "U.S. Bars Lab From Testing Electronic Voting – New York Times". Among the concerns of the experts from a sampling of these articles is the fact that up to 10 ballots can be successfully stuffed into the machine at the same time, and the exposed tamper seals can be cut leading to invalidation of all ballots inside. This is a comical joke — and at over $10,000 per machine, a blatant rip-off.

I'll reiterate my concerns from my older article: "what political parties does Sequoia make donations to? Who do they lobby in the Federal government? How much money do they spend on lobbying?" I'm assuming Jamestown is booming at this point, and maintenance fees alone will keep it a boom-town for some time.

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    Today at The Center at High Falls Fine Art Gallery (60 Browns Race) is Trade Show 2010 by Rochester Art Supply (150 West Main St.) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. [source: Arts and Cultural Council e-mail] [all ages]

    Photograher Eirik Johnson will be at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) to discuss his northwestern U.S. photography and book, Sawdust Mountain as part of the Wish You Were Here series. [source: Eastman House calendar] [all ages]

    Tonight at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 3 p.m. is a performance of ...and So It Goes at Nextstage at Geva (75 Woodbury Blvd.) as part of The Festival of New Theatre 2010. The series continues with An Evening with Mrs. Kasha Davis on Friday at 7 p.m. [source: Geva Theatre website]

    JayceLand Pick The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Don't Look Back starting at 8 p.m. As a film and music buff, I really can't miss this. According to the Eastman House calendar, "in 1965, Subterranean Homesick Blues was climbing the UK charts and Bob Dylan was touring England. [D.A. Pennebaker]'s cinema verite classic captures Dylan's performances with stunning clarity and force. Equally fascinating are the off-stage events — interviews, negotiations, rehearsals, and wranglings — in which Dylan displays his now-iconic persona." [source: Dryden Theater calendar] [all ages]

    JayceLand Pick Tonight at The Bug JarMySpace link (219 Monroe Ave.) is The Procedure ClubMySpace link, CavalcadeMySpace link, and Light Feelings starting around 9 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar]

    Over at Abilene Bar and Lounge (153 Liberty Pole Wy., formerly Tara) starting around 9 p.m. is World HistoryMySpace link. [source: Abilene website]

    This evening at The Flying Squirrel Community Space (285 Clarissa St., formerly the Flower City Elks Lodge) is the Pure Kona Poety Reading and Open Mic starting at 8 p.m. [source: Flying Squirrel Community Space website]


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    Tonight is another First Fridays around art galleries downtown starting around 5 p.m. [source: First Friday website]

    JayceLand Pick The Image City Photography Gallery (722 University Ave.) will be hosting an Artists' Reception and Book Signing for Glimpses of Paradise: Images of the Finger Lakes by John Francis McCarthy today from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. [source: Image City Photography Gallery e-mail]

    JayceLand Pick Today at Crocus Clay Works (1115 E. Main St. Door #2, Suite 225) is the Annual Holiday Sale from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and again tomorrow and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The sale features guest artists Maggi Bartlett, Dragon Mesmer, and Nancy Topolski. [source: City Newspaper]

    JayceLand Pick This evening at Abilene Bar and Lounge (153 Liberty Pole Wy., formerly Tara) is Happy Hour with This Other Life starting at 5:30 p.m. followed at 9:30 p.m. by The Grand Canyon Rescue EpisodeMySpace link. [source: Abilene website]

    JayceLand Pick In the Siskind Gallery at The Rochester Visual Studies Workshop (31 Prince St.) from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. is the Opening Reception for Everything in Time: Maximalist Works by Media Artists which will be on display through December 19. [source: Visual Studies Workshop calendar] [all ages]

    JayceLand Pick Today from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at The Shoe Factory Art Co-op (250 North Goodman St.) is an art show titled Boots and Shoes: Variations on a Theme. [source: RocWiki calendar]

    Tonight at 7 p.m. at The Baobab Cultural Center (728 University Ave., formerly on Gregory St.) is a screening of Gays in the Military (apparently a production of the History Channel that has no web presence.) [source: Baobab website]

    Top Pick The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Metropolis — The New Restoration starting at 8 p.m. I missed it last time, and I can't miss it this time. [source: Dryden Theater calendar] [all ages]

    JayceLand Pick Very good medium-tempo progressive rock from SirsyGarageBand link, and Ju-JajubaMySpace link will be at The Lovin' CupMySpace link (300 Park Point Dr., #110) starting around 9 p.m. [source: Lovin' Cup calendar]

    Tonight at Monty's KrownMySpace link (875 Monroe Ave.) is Bone YardMySpace link, Minds Wide OpenMySpace link, and SlurMySpace link starting around 10:30 p.m. [source: Rochester Music Coalition calendar] [21+]


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    Today starting at 8 a.m. is the East Avenue Grocery Run — a 5K race starting near Third Presbyterian Church (4 Meigs St., at the corner of East Ave.) [source: RocWiki calendar]

    Today at Washington Grove (Cobb's Hill, northeast of the reservior) is a Volunteer Work Day from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. [source: City Hall website]

    Today from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Atonement Lutheran Church (1900 Westfall Rd.) is the Labors of Love Craft and Food Fair. [source: flyer]

    JayceLand Pick The Mayday! Underground Crafts + Art Fair takes place today at Village Gate Square (274 N. Goodman St.) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. [source: Hedonist Chocolates website]

    The Victory Brewing Company will have a Total Tap Takeover and Pig Roast today at The Tap and Mallet (381 Gregory St.) starting at 11:30 a.m. [source: Tap and Mallet website]

    Today from 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. is the 7th Annual Firehouse Chili Cook-off: Great Bowls of Fire! at The Genesee Center for the Arts (713 Monroe Ave.) featuring live music by The Nate Rawls Band, and The Tin Can SetMySpace link. [source: Genesee Center for the Arts calendar]

    JayceLand Pick Tonight at The Coffee Connection (681 South Ave., formerly the Women's Coffee Connection) is eDown, and Giana Caliolo starting around 5 p.m. [source: Facebook]

    Over at The Flying Squirrel Community Space (285 Clarissa St., formerly the Flower City Elks Lodge) starting around 5 p.m. is Autumn Reigns. [source: Flying Squirrel Community Space website]

    The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing 36 vues du Pic Saint Loup (Around A Small Mountain) starting at 8 p.m. According to the Eastman House calendar, "a lonely traveler, Vittorio (Sergio Castellito) gallantly repairs the car of Kate (Jane Birkin) along a winding mountain road. Meeting up in the next town, Vittorio discovers Kate has returned after many years to her family's traveling circus. Intrigued, Vittorio stays for the show and soon finds himself a part of the troupe, all the while trying to learn the secret behind Kate's prior sudden departure." [source: Dryden Theater calendar] [all ages]

    Tonight at Abilene Bar and Lounge (153 Liberty Pole Wy., formerly Tara) is The MacGillicuddies starting around 9:30 p.m. [source: Abilene website]

    JayceLand Pick The Bug JarMySpace link (219 Monroe Ave.) will be hosting Soft BlackMySpace link, The Vacant LotsMySpace link, very good, experimentally-daring acoustic soloist Seth Faergolzia, and The Bad Kids starting around 10 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar]

    Jellyroot, and Gurnsey and The Greener Grass BandMySpace link will be at Monty's KrownMySpace link (875 Monroe Ave.) starting around 10:30 p.m. [source: Rochester Music Coalition calendar] [21+]


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    Daylight Saving Time Ends — Set your clock back one hour from 2:00 a.m. daylight saving time to 1:00 a.m. standard time in the wee hours of Sunday morning.

    JayceLand Pick Today from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. is the Fall 2010 Record Show at The Bop Shop (274 N. Goodman St., in Village Gate Square). [source: Bop Shop calendar] [all ages]

    Today from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. is and The City of Rochester Animal Services Center (184 Verona St.) [source: City Hall website]

    Today at The Memorial Art Gallery (500 University Ave., near Goodman St.) at 2 p.m. is a What's Up Lecture titled New York, New York with docent Barbara Flynn. [source: Memorial Art Gallery calendar] [all ages]

    For today's Musicale from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.), Clara Yang will be performing. [source: Eastman House calendar] [all ages]

    JayceLand Pick The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Born to Boogie starting at 7 p.m. followed at 8:15 p.m. by Alice Cooper: Welcome to My Nightmare. A pair of films that follow "Marc Bolan's T Rex and Alice Cooper, the glam rock era's two greatest acts". [source: Dryden Theater calendar] [all ages]

    Over at The Bug JarMySpace link (219 Monroe Ave.) starting around 8 p.m. is Election DayMySpace link, and The Rational AnimalsMySpace link. [source: Bug Jar calendar]

    JayceLand Pick The Harro East Theatre and Ballroom (155 North Chestnut St.) will be hosting Arlo Gutherie starting around 8 p.m. [source: Harro East calendar]


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    Veteran's Day (observed)

    JayceLand Pick Today at Geva (75 Woodbury Blvd.) is NextGen Rochester's 2nd Annual Meeting starting at 5:30 p.m. [source: RocWiki calendar]

    JayceLand Pick The Bop Shop (274 N. Goodman St., in Village Gate Square) will be hosting Carl Ludwig Hübsch starting around 8 p.m. [source: Bop Shop calendar] [all ages]

    JayceLand Pick The Eastman Philharmonia Chamber Orchestra will be at Eastman Theatre (60 Gibbs St.) starting at 8 p.m. [source: Eastman School of Music calendar] [all ages]

    JayceLand Pick Hank and CupcakesMySpace link, Rearview, Kenan BellMySpace link, and Biker DaughterMySpace link will be at The Bug JarMySpace link (219 Monroe Ave.) starting around 8:30 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar]


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    This morning at 7:30 a.m. in the cafeteria overlooking the arboretum in Bausch and Lomb (140 Stone St.) is the Artists Breakfast Group meeting ... anyone interested in art or creativity is invited.

    JayceLand Pick The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing The Cameraman starting at 8 p.m. — Buster Keaton's final masterpiece wherein "an ambitious newsreel cameraman" is "involved in a series of movie-related hijinks". Preceded by the short Neighbors; both with live piano accompaniment by Dr. Philip C. Carli [source: Dryden Theater calendar] [all ages]

    Tonight at The Bug JarMySpace link (219 Monroe Ave.) is Lord JeffMySpace link, Many MansionsMySpace link, and Tom EvanchuckMySpace link starting around 9 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar]

    Over at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que (99 Court St.) starting around 10 p.m. is really good blues-charged rock from Buford and Smokin' SectionMySpace link. [source: Dinosaur Bar-B-Que calendar]

    JayceLand Pick Today from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Carol Roberts will be hosting Stand-Up Comedy at Writers and Books (740 University Ave.) [source: the proverbial grapevine] [all ages]


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    Today in Nextstage at Geva (75 Woodbury Blvd.) is part of the Festival of New Theatre 2010: Mystic Castle starting at 7 p.m. [source: Geva Theatre website]

    Tonight at Kilbourn Hall at Eastman Theatre (60 Gibbs St.) is The Eastman Trombone Choir starting at 8 p.m. [source: Eastman School of Music calendar] [all ages]

    JayceLand Pick The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Tommy starting at 8 p.m., preceded by the animated short Pinball Wizard. [source: Dryden Theater calendar] [all ages]

    JayceLand Pick The Bug JarMySpace link (219 Monroe Ave.) will be hosting The Forest City LoversMySpace link, Viking MosesMySpace link, Yellowbirddd (a.k.a. Liam McCormack), and luscious, poetic acoustic rock from Autumn In HalifaxMySpace link starting around 9 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar]

    Nice, well-executed jazzy swing from Bobby Henrie and The GonersMySpace link will be at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que (99 Court St.) starting around 10 p.m. [source: Dinosaur Bar-B-Que calendar]

    Tonight at 8 p.m. at Abeline Bar and Lounge (153 Liberty Pole Wy., formerly Tara) is an Open Mic with The Grand Canyon Rescue EpisodeMySpace link. [source: Abeline website]

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