Post by gwendolynmstacy on May 22, 2020 18:08:39 GMT
RT’d on the twitter account
A few years ago, the actor Chris Evans was watching pundits debate when he realized that he didn’t actually know that much about the policy being discussed. “When I went to try and educate myself a bit,” he tells @samlansky, “I thought it was shockingly difficult to find a simple way in.” What he realized he wanted was a place to hear directly from elected officials on what they believe—not mediated through think pieces or filtered by talking heads on cable news. He tapped a friend, actor and director Mark Kassen, to develop it with him; they brought in Joe Kiani, a tech entrepreneur well networked in Washington. Together, the three fleshed out their vision for a hub where politicians could speak, in brief videos, about where they stood on issues from immigration to trade. When A Starting Point launches later this year, users will discover that it is a well-organized inventory of information untangling arcane issues in plain language. The utility of a project like this is clear, especially amid a public-health crisis with a critical election looming. Read more at the link in bio. Photograph by @ryanpfluger for TIME
TBH The whole project is not really aimed at fans. I think they've done this to stop the fangirls (and boys) registering and clogging it up for those that have a proper interest and use of the site - journos etc.
I think they'll probably release the webinar online later, and I might check it out but I expect it to be boring.
And that's why Chris changed his profile pic on Twitter!
"When you lose touch with inner stillness, you lose touch with yourself. When you lose touch with yourself, you lose yourself in the world.” —Eckhart Tolle