GRAND PRAIRIE — A convicted drug dealer and an 81-year-old photographer took wildly divergent routes to arrive at the same conclusion — that art can make a profound difference in a person's life. Parolee Meco Nathan found his path to redemption in a mosaic tile art project along Interstate 30 in Grand Prairie. Photographer Gary Kelly gained newfound appreciation for his art when he saw its impact on some parolees — and also after he was one of 20 winners in a traffic signal box design contest.
"I just love acknowledging them at the end, especially those who are running something like this for the first time and can't really grasp what they've done," said Kelton. "They have busted their backsides going farther than they possibly thought they could." In those instances, Kelton will belt out something like, "Finishing now in such-and-such a time is Bob Smith. Bob is 25 years old from Fort Worth. Welcome to the finish line!"
"We are now looking to make the experience more immersive so that the robot and the adults play out an entire scene of Shakespeare together, such as the Romeo and Juliet balcony scene," Greer said. Greer worked on the study along with Ling Xu and Noelle Fields, both assistant professors in UTA's School of Social Work, and Kris Doelling, a research engineer at UTA Research Institute. Other partners in the project include NAO and Pepper, two robots provided by SoftBank Robotics.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".