Thursday, 27 November 2014

Ireland 2016 The Unofficial Version

Directed and edited by Marcus Howard.This is my own independent response to the official 2016 Ireland Inspires video.I was that disappointed with the official 1916 video which made no reference to the leaders of 1916 and seemed like a watered down version of a video suitable for The Gathering that I decided to make my own one.. This video features quotes from various people involved in 1916 and looks at a variety of protests and issues around Ireland like the bondholder bailout protests which Ballyhea Says No and numerous other groups are protesting as well as some footage from protests at Shannon and water charge protests. The poem "Was It For This"? is performed and written by Stephen Murphy. I often walk around Dublin and wonder if the leaders of 1916 of which we will be commemorating in just over a year would be happy with the state of Ireland today. 

                      Ireland 2016 The Unofficial Version #Ireland Inspires
                                               Directed and edited by Marcus Howard

Monday, 17 November 2014

Frances Rocks Speech The Desire To Inspire

After 40 years teaching, this keynote speech was delivered by Frances Rocks at the INOTE conference in 2014 to other English Teachers around Ireland. The speech is entitled The Desire To Inspire. Audio recorded by Eoghan Evesson. Visuals sourced by Marcus Howard.

         Frances Rocks Speech iNote 2014 The Desire To Inspire

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Media Theory Marshall McLuhan

"The medium is the message" is a term coined by Marshall McLuhan. What he is trying to get across is that the form of the medium embeds itself in the message, therefore allowing the medium to influence the perception of the message. “The medium is the message” because it is the “medium that shapes and controls the scale and form of human association and action.” (Understanding Media, NY, 1964, p. 9)

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Look at the handout given out on media theory. Can you apply media theory to issues within the mass media today?

MAD MEN - "The medium is the message" 1.06

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The Medium is the Message.

Marshall McLuhan 2Minute Thinker: The Medium is the Message

The Medium is the Message

Marshall McLuhan: The Medium is the Message

Marshall Mcluhan Full lecture: 

The medium is the message - 1977 part 1 v 3

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Ballyhea Says No The Economists' March

At the 2014 Kilkenomics festival, respected economists and financial experts such as Constantin Gurdgiev, Max Keiser, Bill Black, David Hall and Stacy Herbert along with many others all marched with Diarmuid O’Flynn under the Ballyhea Says No to the Bondholder Bailout banner. This issue is bigger than the water charges as it affects Ireland's independence and sovereignty. Questions asked included should the €28 billion currently sitting in the Central Bank be burned, thoughts on Irish people paying 42% of Europe’s debt and what was their opinion on the Trichet letters which have only recently surfaced. The promissory note bonds are complex and perhaps deliberately so but they are breaking Ireland and making debt slaves of this generation and the next one. Please help get the message out there if you can. Directed and edited by Marcus Howard.

                                             Ballyhea Says No The Economists' March

                                             Directed and edited by Marcus Howard

Thursday, 6 November 2014

The Water Charge Roar of Dublin

On November 1st nearly 100 local protests happened all around the country of Ireland against the water charges. This video features highlights from the Dublin Lockdown which saw numerous groups and communities stand shoulder to shoulder in their refusal to pay the water charges by Irish Water. The atmosphere at the protest had some moments of real electricity and Irish people regaining their pride.
Organised by Dublin Says No, The Land League and numerous other groups the event was a big success. Guest Brendan Ogle of Right2Water also highlighted another peaceful march and National Assembly outside The Dáil on December 10th. Minister of Finance Michael Noonan said that the November 1st would be the last protest. Judging from this protest as well as the numerous other successful ones in Dublin and all over the country, I think he may be in for a big surprise. Directed and edited by Marcus Howard.

                                      The Water Charge Roar of Dublin

                    Directed and edited by Marcus Howard

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Dublin Lockdown The Interviews November 2014

On November 1st local protests took place against the water charges all over the country. This video features a selection of interviews taken before, during and after the Dublin Lockdown of November 1st regarding Irish Water and the water charges. I filmed and interviewed people from Connolly Station and at the GPO before and afterwards.The next date to march will be on December 10th at 1. 

             Dublin Lockout The Interviews November 2014

                                                      Directed and edited by Marcus Howard.

Stephen Murphy Dear Enda Dublin Lockdown Nov 1st

Poet Stephen Murphy takes on Enda Kenny at the Dublin Lockdown 2014 on November 1st. Introduction by Aidan Killian.
                                                                Filmed by Marcus Howard.

Saturday, 1 November 2014

Personal and Professional Development Advice

Irish 21st Century Students would like to welcome the international Liberal Arts group to DKIT and we wish you the very best of luck in your studies.

Here is a selection of videos from famous entrepreneurs and politicians regarding advice to do with college and also about your career. You may find them useful in helping you to focus on what you do want to get out of this subject.

Obama's Advice to Aspiring College Students: "Make a good investment" - "Hangout" (Part 12) 

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Bill Gates-11 Rules You Will Never Learn In School 

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Richard Branson: learning from failure.

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Donald Trumps Advice on Choosing a Career 

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Steve Jobs: Thoughts on Life

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Mark Zuckerberg's Words Of Wisdom (Best Quotes From The Facebook Founder)

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Tony Robbins - Unlock What's Stopping You

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  You may be surprised by the video below regarding studies which indicate what the real motivation factors are for our careers as employees or as employers.

RSA Animate - Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us 

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