is a weekly half-hour program that looks at three forces of change at
work in Northeast Ohio: technology, globalization and diversity. Host
Luke Frazier explores how these forces intersect with how we work,
learn, live and play.
Self-Expression — Harder Than It Seems? by Luke Frazier, host of NEOtropolis
Wow, show #6 this week! Hard to believe that Season Three of NEOtropolis
is nearing the halfway point. We’ve been busy illustrating and
interpreting the forces affecting all of us in Northeast Ohio —
technology, globalization and diversity. This week we’re all about the
different expressions and “languages” we use to grapple with these
forces, e.g. poetry, fashion, politics and Madonna?? Read more...
The Language of Social Media Begins With Blogging by Kathleen Colan, NEOtropolis social media expert
Social media is made for self expression. Perhaps even too much expression. Read more...
Musing About Expression by Craig James, NEOtropolis contributor
Muse-ic. Do you know that the word "music" is derived from the the Greek word "mousike" meaning "Art of the Muses?" Read more...
The Languages of Expression
Host Luke Frazier has been thinking of this sign since he spotted it last fall on a truck parked at a construction site. This week on NEOtropolis, we’ll be talking about different “languages” we use to express ourselves. Here is a very private testimony, made into a very public expression, and spoken aloud for all to hear.
Freedom of expression can mean tolerating hurtful and hateful speech, but should it? Courts say that burning a cross as part of a political rally is protected speech, and ordinances against violent and sexually explicit arcade video games are unconstitutional. Are these expressions worth protecting? Share your opinion with Kathleen Colan via Facebook, Twitter or email.
Learning Curve The Wick Poetry Center at Kent State University is working with budding poets to help them share their work in unusual ways.
Not Business as Usual What does it mean to go digital with fashion design? J.R. Campbell, director of Kent State University's School of Fashion Design and Merchandising, discusses this and more.
Culture Mark Cultural anthropology professor David Perusek talks with Luke about the weirdness of political language — such as "ObamaCare" and "Department of Defense."