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.
Mashups that make you think. Remix artists are combining images, text, music and field recordings into amazing new works.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
The idea of a long-distance relationship has always been challenging, even a deal breaker at times. I have plenty of experience with the concept. Living in Seattle, one of my closest friends lives in Milan, my brother lives in Brooklyn, and I have family all over Japan. In fact, my wife and I solidified our […]Read More Sealed With An eKiss
I first wrote about a great Retro-Modern mash-up in April of last year but, unfortunately it was only a very imaginative April Fool. But, like all those who dreamt of an iPhone on Verizon’s network, good things come to those who wait. A few weeks ago I was browsing articles about the 2011 Consumer Electronics […]Read More Retro Modern Redux at CES
One of the challenges to turning an incident into a movement is finding the single thing that will cause multitudes to connect with the issue at hand. When you live where the issue is happening that single thing is often an incident that symbolizes all that is wrong. In Tunisia it was an act of […]Read More Making The News Meaningful
All the way from Perth, Australia amazing visual-remix artist and music creator Nick Bertke, aka Pogo, has become a cultural phenomenon. His memorable and upbeat mixes have found millions of fans around the world. The track Wishery, shown below, has had nearly 2.5 million views alone. I think one of the keys to his success […]Read More Wishery and World Remix
Image: John Kestner’s amazing TableauRead More Scrabble, Magic Tables and Human Connection
I remember reading that the average per-capita GNP of the industrialized world is around $27,000 while Africa’s is $528. I felt shocked at the extreme disparity. Because this information was simple and concise it was immediately clear that this disparity in wealth was severe. Every day we read or hear about all manner of complex global […]Read More From Abstract to Meaningful
The amazing campaign I wrote about earlier this week continues to inspire and expand. Jay-Z’s Twitter feed has a quarter million followers waiting for the latest clue update while his official Facebook page now has over 5 million fans, up a half million in the past three weeks, and gives up-to-the-minute updates on the Decode […]Read More Jay-Z & Bing update!