Monday, December 16, 2013

New Project and Interview [Excerpt] from Artist Fawn Rogers

Fawn Rogers releases first mention of new, multi-faceted art installation for exhibition in Los Angeles and New York.

Los Angeles, CA, December 17, 2013 - Having traveled extensively in over 50 countries, with professional art exhibitions on four continents, artist Fawn Rogers has a habit of embracing the full range of human experience.

Since her first public installation in Puna, India in 1993 (a three-story site-specific installation titled “Jewels, Gods, and Dust”), Rogers has covered the map – literally and artistically – in her attempts to reflect and inspire experience. Other notable international exhibitions have included “Kokoro” in Tokyo in 1995, and “Earth to Hand” in Marche, Italy in 1999.

Her most recent installation, a commission of works from the Visible Light series, is currently on view at Alan Friedman, 350 N Canon Drive in Beverly Hills.

She recently sat down for an interview on her work with light. The following is an excerpt:

Interviewer: “You’ve worked in a variety of media, and in a variety of settings. Do you feel like there’s a sort of through-line, or central theme to your work?”

Fawn Rogers: “Human connection to others and nature. Sensuality. The interplay of light and the abyss.”

IN: “How has that been a part of the current series?”

FR: “Technically speaking, the substance of the art is pure light. There is a dichotomy between that work and the Garden Light series, which has lots of motion and energy, and is curated from photographic images taken at midnight. In a non-technical sense, the work came from a very dark place for me, historically. I was inspired to create this work in response to the abyss.”

IN: “What do you have in the works for upcoming projects?”

FR: “I just completed a proposal for a possible public exhibition at LAX. And I’m working on a fine art video installation that I’m very excited about. It’s titled “I LOVE YOU AND THAT MAKES ME GOD.” The project comes from a metaphysical place – is it empowering or disempowering? In some capacity, it’s part of a dialogue with theories of love as exchange of power. And it’s about evolution – Art through human history and who we are right now and who I am right now; both our evolution and an awareness of that evolution.”

Amanda Bermudez
Fawn Rogers
3530 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 1460
Los Angeles, CA USA

Dyslexia Software - School and Home License Released by Ghotit

In the US, UK, Canada and other countries around the world, schools and organizations are required by law to provide people with learning disabilities equal opportunity.

Even Yehuda, Israel, December 17, 2013 - As such, these schools and organizations need to supply their students and employees assistive technology that can help them overcome their disabilities.

Dyslexia is the most prevalent of all known learning disabilities. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), approximately 5-15 percent of the population suffers from severe reading, and writing difficulties associated with dyslexia. Dyslexics spend significant time, effort and money to improve their written communication skills.

One of the main challenges for people with dyslexia is managing their daily tasks that require writing. For examples students that need to write homework assignments and reports or employees that constantly need to respond to emails. Dyslexics are challenges by both the quality of their written text (producing correctly spelled text) and by the time and effort required by them to produce this text.

Ofer Chermesh, one of Ghotit's founders, is a lifelong dyslexic. The struggle of producing readable text is well known to him. "I have no doubt that the people who designed regular assistance technology tools such as text editors and spell checkers did not have in mind people with dyslexia. Regular spell checkers are targeting people with good spelling capabilities who occasionally make spelling mistakes, not dyslexics like me. In addition, many dyslexics also struggle with reading documents or web sites and would like to see these reading abilities integrated with their writing assistant solutions," says Ofer Chermesh.

Regular text editors and spell checkers are designed to correct relatively minor spelling mistakes. In order to identify the correct spelling of a poorly spelled word, the context of the sentence needs to be analyzed. Ghotit offers a novel patent-protected context and phonetic spell checking technology tuned for people with dyslexia and bad spelling habits. Using these algorithms, Ghotit can detect and correct not only really bad spelled words but also misused words, words that are spelled correctly, but are written out of context. Ghotit also offers advanced grammar checking algorithms ensuring correct English grammar.

Though initially designed for people with dyslexia, Ghotit has demonstrated success for people with other writing and reading difficulties such as people who use English as their Second Language (ESL) and English Language Learners (ELL) enabling them to move to mainstream English Writing.

Ghotit launched its online free service in 2008. In 2009 Ghotit released Word Writer, its add-on for Microsoft Word for Windows. In 2012 Ghotit released its simple-to-use text editor, Real Writer for Windows and Macintosh.

In 2013 Ghotit released its Real Writer & Reader application for Microsoft Windows, Macintosh and Linux. The Ghotit Real Writer & Reader application is based on a simple text editor which incorporates spell and grammar checker and the ability to read out any text. Real Writer & Reader can be used directly from any text application such as browsers, word processors, spreadsheets, and mail applications.

Today Ghotit has announced the release of a site license. This site license will enable schools and organizations to access all of Ghotit solutions at highly reduced rates.

For more information visit

Ofer Chermesh
Ghotit Ltd
Beer Ganim,
33A Even Yehuda
Israel 40500
972 544 871 909

SAFE International Montreal Expands Corporate Safety Training Programs – Montreal Self Defense

Montreal Self Defense, SAFE International Montreal Expands Corporate Safety Training Programs.

Montreal, QC, December 12, 2013 - (Straight Line PR) - Montreal Self Defense, SAFE International Montreal Expands Corporate Safety Training Programs.

SAFE International™ is a leading provider of mobile self defense/personal protection training in Canada. It SAFE International has taught more than 180,000 clients in the private, corporate and high school environments since 1994. SAFE International is expanding its Montreal Corporate Safety Training Programs to include Montreal, QC. The company is owned and managed by Chris Roberts, CEO, who is a professional teaching Director and self-defense instructor.

SAFE International™ Montreal Corporate Safety Seminars provide employees and management with tips and strategies to recognize, avoid, and handle personal security risks specific to their jobs. Prior to the commencement of training, SAFE International instructors spend time with each company learning about their employees and communicating with Department Leaders and those employees working in the field. It is through this personal attention that SAFE International is able to truly design a course that will have lasting positive effects for their clients and their employees.

SAFE International teaches that recognizing and avoiding dangerous situations is always the top priority. SAFE International instructors will address the daily routines and the risks that employees encounter in their daily jobs. Through role playing and discussion, participants will learn how to take common sense measures to reduce the risk of becoming a victim. The knowledge they gain can be applied to all aspects of their profession – direct sales, interacting with customers and fellow employees, travel and other work related transactions.

During a Montreal Self Defense seminar, clients are taught how to recognize different forms of verbal abuse, and how to defuse in order to resolve conflict without violence. Clients participate in verbal drills specific to their job related challenges. It is through these reality based drills that your employees will develop the confidence to handle various forms of abuse, without the need to be physical, while also preparing oneself in the event that it does. These verbal exercises can be particularly valuable when one might find themselves in an uncomfortable and potentially life threatening situation – entertaining clients, traveling, employee differences, leaving late at night by car, taxi or public transit, walking home, etc. SAFE International believes that not only is self protection a necessity, but it is now a form of insurance that will make your business more profitable and your employees more confident and secure.

The second phase of a SAFE International Montreal Corporate Safety course is the physical aspect which addresses how to React and Respond in the event that conflict becomes physical. Participants are taught basic, gross motor self defense skills meant to help one get away safely and as quick as possible. The principles of their teachings are based on how to react instinctively without having to think about what to do. This is not martial arts, but rather, real skills meant for real life scenarios. SAFE International is a complete course covering everything from A to Z in corporate safety training. SAFE International Montreal addresses the emotional, psychological, verbal and physical segments of violence in today’s world.

To contact SAFE International Montreal and Marc Joseph to schedule your Corporate Safety Course Montreal, you can visit their main site at . You can also email Marc directly at or toll free at 1-855-261-7481

Chris Roberts
SAFE International™
15535 Cooper Rd.
Lunenburg, ON
Canada K0C 1R0
1 800 465-5972