Posts Tagged ‘Spelling Bee’

The Winter 2009 Unlympiad

July 23, 2009

In Winter 2009, the City of Chicago and a not-for-profit organization called Chicago 2016—backed by PR firm Hill & Knowlton—submitted an official bid to the International Olympic Committee for Chicago to host the 2016 Olympic Games. Chicago 2016 claimed that over 80% of the citys residents approved of the bid.

They didn’t.

Over four consecutive Saturdays in the middle of a bitterly cold winter, a group of Chicagoans created a series of competitive events to prove it. The Winter 2009 Unlympic Games engaged Chicago residents in active dialogue—extremely active dialogue—about the 2016 Olympic bid.

The Unlympics includes real sports, fake sports, and things that should be sports but arent yet and looks at highly organized, internationally recognized, massively marketed, thoroughly branded, and extremely expensive sporting events to ask residents: shouldn’t we have the right to decide what we do with our public spaces and public funds?

Video edited by Abigail Satinsky at: http://incubate-chicago.org/.

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Images from the Intellectual Games’ Spelling Bee

February 8, 2009

 

by Anne Elizabeth Moore

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Our very first speller, Silvana Naguib, spelled with aplomb. Not the word, though. I think her word was “lasso.”

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Elizabeth Crane spells, somewhat tentatively.
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The jauntiest speller, Joshua Brach Farnum, goes down.

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The Amazin’ Asian, Stephanie Velasco, and word pronouncer Laura Pearson.

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Our sentence constructor Jonathan Messinger.

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Danielle Dahlin is skeptical of that word.

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Aay Preston-Mint, Speller #8, nabs the gold!

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Danielle’s second-place medal, created by Brian Shapiro.

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Aay Preston-Mint’s first place trophy. Some winners also received copies of the audio CD “Touring Olympia” and gift bags from Quimby’s!