A Lesson in Cultural Diplomacy

It’s amazing what kind of beauty can transpire when people around the globe work together. Case in point, Eric Whitacre’s Virtual Choir, featuring 2,052 performances from 58 countries. One journalist had this to say about the piece: “For whatever precision the performance might lose due to the method–many voices in individual bedrooms spanning the globe–it gains exponentially by connecting them, easily surpassing any previously heard live performance by the sheer impact of linking so many persons at latitudes and longitudes around the world. Choir: Ultimate Edition, anyone?”
Simply put, the effect is stunning.

Life’s a Pitch

By now, I bet most of you have heard about the flash mobs popping up at malls all over the country during the Holiday season to sing the Hallejuah Chorus from Handel’s Messiah. (I’ve blogged about similar events before here and here.) They’re fun and...

Free Stuff Friday: FreeMind

In a nutshell: FreeMind is opensource software useful for brainstorming projects, taking notes, and organizing, well, almost anything. Useful for: Teachers Students Writers Nonprofit administrators Anyone who needs to organize stuff Why I Like It: I was skeptical...