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Can Sharing Stories Save our Future?

I remember my parents used to read me stories when I was younger, it was our nightly tradition.  But, to be completely honest with you, I don’t remember much of the details of what we read, I’ve often mistaken one character for another and the morals have dwindled from my mind over time. Show More Summary

A Multicultural Celebration of the Chinese Lunar New Year

Last Friday I shared a table with a group of people from around the world. We told stories about each other’s cultures over warm plates of dumplings in celebration of the Chinese Lunar New Year. For the American, French, and Thai attendees, it was a first in terms of dumpling making. Show More Summary

The State of Story

Brent Friedman sits down with Commleaders to discuss the current “State of Story.” In this video, shot after the Commlead Cohort 16’s salon, Brent shares with us three key takeaways, describing the current state of story in relationShow More Summary

New LSA Digital Media Certification Program Seeks to Identify Ethical Sellers

3 weeks agoMedia / New Media : Screenwerk

How many small business owners have received telemarketing calls from marketing companies making spurious claims about a guaranteed ranking on Google? The SMB-digital marketing services arena is full of noise with almost limited transparency. Show More Summary

Filmmaking for a Cause: Tips for Successful Video for Nonprofits

Featured Image: “Documentary Sunset” by Geoff Livingston, licensed by CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 The only time in my life I donated a considerable amount of money to a cause was after I learned about the personal story behind the organization. I was overwhelmed with empathy and respect for their hard work and felt that I had to do something. Show More Summary

Anxiety and surveillance: pillars of the new economy

last monthMedia / New Media : Rough Type

The terms addiction and compulsion tend to be used loosely and often interchangeably. But in an article in the Wall Street Journal, science writer Sharon Begley draws a simple but illuminating distinction between the two psychological...Show More Summary

On Robert Pollard: “Man Called Aerodynamics”

last monthMedia / New Media : Rough Type

[No. 02 in a Series] “Man Called Aerodynamics,” the opening track of the 1996 Guided By Voices album Under the Bushes, Under the Stars, hits you like an anxiety attack, if an anxiety attack were indistinguishable from bliss. Like “Gold Star for Robot Boy,” the first song on the second side of the band’s 1994 breakthrough Bee Thousand, […]

On Robert Pollard: “My Zodiac Companion”

last monthMedia / New Media : Rough Type

[No. 01 in a Series] Please Be Honest, the latest Guided By Voices record, opens with a dirge. Over spare, unsteady acoustic-guitar chords, Robert Pollard slurs an ode to the otherworld: Orbital ghosts attract sparks, aftermath heavens. The unborn called: they miss you. The verse ends, but despite a slight quickening of the guitar line […]

You’ve got mail

2 months agoMedia / New Media : Rough Type

From an essay on Radiohead by Mark Greif, in his book Against Everything: A description of the condition of the late 1990s could go like this: At the turn of the millennium, each individual sat at a meeting point of shouted orders and appeals, the TV, the radio, the phone and cell, the billboard, the airport […]

Are News and Politics Ruining Facebook?

2 months agoMedia / New Media : Screenwerk

On Friday, former NBC and CNN journalist, turned education activist, Campbell Brown announced that she was joining Facebook as a liaison to news organizations. She will lead the “News Partnerships” team at Facebook according to a post on her Facebook page: This month I will be joining Facebook to lead its News Partnerships team. This […]

From Fordism to Googlism

2 months agoMedia / New Media : Rough Type

From “The Watchers,” an article by Jonathan Shaw in the new issue of Harvard Magazine: [Shoshana] Zuboff says that corporate use of personal data has set society on a path to a new form of capitalism that departs from earlier norms of market democracy. She draws an analogy from the perfection of the assembly line: Ford […]

Apple Maps Needs to Do a ‘Pepsi Challenge’ with Google Maps

2 months agoMedia / New Media : Screenwerk

As an iPhone owner (I also have several Android phones) I use Apple Maps a great deal. However I’ve found myself using it less over the past several months. That declining usage revolves around routing and navigation. In many ways I prefer Apple Maps to Google Maps. However I believe that Google offers more reliable […]

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