How can you help someone understand something they have never personally experienced? Especially something that is traumatic or life altering. In the past year I encountered several very affecting depictions of what it is like to move from relative normalcy, to chaos, and onto a journey to find a new normalcy. Like many people, I […]Read More Sharing the Experience of Chaos
Brands invest a lot in their image to ensure their audience connects with the values expressed. It can be a constant effort to fine-tune a brand story to keep it relevant and respond to opportunities that arise to demonstrate a commitment to their values. Sometimes hard choices are made to decide to what degree a […]Read More Taking a stand
Making environmental concerns meaningful through compassion.Read More Compassion and Meaning
Why can toddlers enjoy a story 30 times in a row while adults must have every instance of something be new?Read More The Amazing New Thing!
I love the images created by animation storyboard artist Jeff Hong in his Tumblr page Disney Unhappily Ever After. Combining the viewer’s personal connection to Disney’s iconic characters with issues environmental and social justice issues creates some affecting images. The altered context surrounding the much-loved characters creates a strong entry point into the narrative for the issues highlighted. From children living on […]Read More Unhappily Ever After
The staff of New York’s Museum of Modern Art, from curators to bookstore cashiers are facing potential cuts to their healthcare as their union negotiates a new contract with MOMA. Concerned that the talks are focused on numbers rather than people the staff created an Instagram account humanize the impact that the new contract will […]Read More Seeing people not numbers
UPDATE: Dec 5 2012: I just received my current issue of Newsweek, which will be its last print issue. While there are starting to be more longer-form feature story sites online, none are likely to replace the in-depth news provided each week by Newsweek. While Time magazine continues, it won’t face the weekly competition to […]Read More Storytelling takes a body blow: The sale of Newsweek
Telling stories and communicating the heart of that story to a listener, reader or viewer has always been a fun creative challenge.Read More Visualizing Everything.
I just discovered this video, actually my wife showed me, that really grabbed my attention and kept it. Part electronica pop song and part science documentary this is no ordinary music video. This one, and others by Symphony of Science (musician and producer John Boswell), weave together the words of many of the world’s greatest scientific […]Read More Remixing Science – Mashups that make you think
The title of this article is taken from a great post by Dominic Basulto on the bigthink blog. He writes about the need for our educational system to keep up with the changes in childhood development due to omnipresent digital devices. If babies can use iPads how will they remain engaged as students in elementary […]Read More My Baby’s First Text Message