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How to Salvage Meaningful Conversation in the Social Media Age

Tom Cohen | Posted 08.08.2016 | Home
Tom Cohen

The answer is to strive for quality rather than quantity. To live and think well is based upon self-discipline, consideration and cooperation. None of these tenets are antithetical to social media, only unutilized.

Mindful Genius

Ira Israel | Posted 08.25.2016 | Home
Ira Israel

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function. ~ F....

The Collective Journey -- Part 2

Maya Zuckerman | Posted 01.28.2017 | Home
Maya Zuckerman

We are all co-creators of the human story, each bringing a piece of it, together creating an immersive, interactive and non-linear narrative that stretches through the ages and into the future.

The Collective Journey - Part 1

Maya Zuckerman | Posted 01.27.2017 | Home
Maya Zuckerman

"Our lives are not our own. From womb to tomb, we are bound to others, past and present, and by each crime and every kindness, we birth our future." ...

Education vs. Edutainment

Bobby George | Posted 11.10.2016 | Home
Bobby George

If we are to take children seriously, and not just apply the model of edutainment to education, it will be with a realignment of the ways in which we think about learning itself.

Tom Wolfe: Still Bringing Us the Real Marshall McLuhan

David Tereshchuk | Posted 11.07.2016 | Home
David Tereshchuk

Fifty years later, Wolfe now features in an invaluable online video resource on McLuhan that has, also this month, become widely available to scholars and public alike. It's The 'Marshall McLuhan Speaks' Special Collection, created by producers Stephanie McLuhan and Sandy Pearl, in collaboration with the Open Education Consortium.

From Churchill to Trump

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 10.05.2016 | Home
Michael Rosenblum

Each new technology gives rise to a leader (or demagogue) who "gets" the new technology before anyone else. Kennedy understood television. What Trump understands, better than any other politician, is both television, a relatively old medium, and Twitter -- an entirely new medium.

Pastor, Bless My iPhone

Rev. Adam J. Copeland | Posted 07.27.2016 | Home
Rev. Adam J. Copeland

In so many ways, we can use smartphones to serve God and neighbor. To text love. To advocate with hashtags. To tweet the gospel. To chronicle justice. To snap joy. To spread good news.

My Transgender Life: What Makes a Hero?

Grace Anne Stevens | Posted 07.09.2016 | Home
Grace Anne Stevens

Caitlyn has created an awareness of gender variance far and wide in a manner never before seen or even dreamed about. Perhaps the legendary athlete is still dreaming of setting new records, which may well be what she knows how to do best!

Chuck E.'s Still in Love: Chatting with Chuck E. Weiss, Plus an Ariana & The Rose Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.13.2014 | Home
Mike Ragogna

CW: "Look, I'm not a very disciplined person. I kind of like to have a deadline before I do something, and these guys are my friends, they know that about me, so I guess it was time to do another album."

The Ultimate Digital Vengeance

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 05.01.2014 | Home
Dr. Peggy Drexler

There is an argument that the Internet makes us smarter, makes us faster, makes us more connected; it also appears to be making us meaner; especially in the warren of social media.

Learning From McDonald's

Francis Levy | Posted 04.29.2014 | Home
Francis Levy

Imagine a version of It's a Wonderful Life, only the main character is not George Bailey (James Stewart) a bank executive with financial problems but ...

Michael Bay's Meltdown and How fo Overcome Fear

Tom Alderman | Posted 04.06.2014 | Home
Tom Alderman

There aren't too many of us who don't get some level of debilitating schpilkis when asked to talk in front of people. It can be truly unsettling. But the reality is, in business -- as in relationships -- HOW you say things is more impactful than WHAT you say.

Software Takes Command: An Interview with New Media Theorist Lev Manovich, Part 1

Illya Szilak | Posted 02.15.2014 | Home
Illya Szilak

Many of us have become daily producers/reproducers of cultural content, and it is technology that has made this possible.

How Campbell McLaren Spun UFC Into the American Cultural Milieu

Dan Shapiro | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Dan Shapiro

Long before the world embraced the UFC, Semaphore Entertainment Group (SEG) Executive Producer Campbell McLaren thrust mixed martial arts into the American media spotlight, launching the Ultimate Fighting Championship amid a campaign of controversy.

Faith And John Hubley's Socially-Conscious Animated Films Screening At The Museum of Modern Art's 11th International Festival of Film Preservation (Huffington Post Exclusive VIDEO)

Michael Vazquez | Posted 10.24.2013 | Home
Michael Vazquez

Simply put, this year's film preservation series at MOMA has got flix for every kind of movie fan. In this first of several exclusives, I've chosen to...

Manifesto: Living in the Age of Reinvention

Russell C. Smith | Posted 11.03.2013 | Home
Russell C. Smith

With economic and technological disruption have come freedom, creativity, and chaos. People can experience all of the effects of these three states of mind in one day or in one hour of their lives.

An Elusive Utopia By The Sea

Lionel Rolfe | Posted 09.27.2013 | Home
Lionel Rolfe

John O'Kane's at times rambling but nonetheless intriguing book length essay, "Venice, CA: A City State Of Mind," sums up the history, the observations, the artists and writers and poets great and famous and obscure who have lurked among the dark shadows of this Nirvana by the sea.

Who Is Buckminster Fuller and Why Is His Message So Important Now? - A Manifesto of Possibility

L. Steven Sieden | Posted 09.23.2012 | Home
L. Steven Sieden

Nearly 30 years after the death of the man that Marshall McLuhan labeled "the 20th century Leonardo da Vinci," Bucky's legacy and the solutions he posed for all our problems generally go unnoticed and ignored.

Centenary of Influence -- Undervalued By Mainstream

David Tereshchuk | Posted 02.18.2012 | Home
David Tereshchuk

This declining year has been the centennial of Marshall McLuhan's birth -- the man who was, if not the father or godfather, then at least our leading prophet of media-driven political and social change.

More Than Ever, the Medium Is the Message: How You Can Celebrate Marshall McLuhan's 100th

Julia Moulden | Posted 12.31.2011 | Home
Julia Moulden

This is the 100th anniversary of McLuhan's birth, and there's been a year-long global celebration of the man -- and his messages.

What Will Be My Newspaper, Now That My Newspaper Is Gone?

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 12.19.2011 | Home
Dr. Peggy Drexler

In an age where the world is on smartphones, it's hard to argue the logic of a business model where the product is made of dead trees and gets to my door through a complex, carbon-spewing supply chain. But if not newspapers -- what?

The Imaginary Foundation Says "Great Art Expands the Way We See"

Jason Silva | Posted 09.13.2011 | Home
Jason Silva

The following is an Interview with The Director of The Imaginary Foundation, (reposted with permission from The Imaginary Foundation from a recent fea...

Mediums and Their Political Messages

Paul Stoller | Posted 09.05.2011 | Home
Paul Stoller

If Republican leaders begin to act more like public servants and less like non-thinking fundamentalist soldiers, we might begin to repair our political system. If not, their absolutism will plunge us into unspeakable economic darkness.

When News Moves to Facebook

Beth Knobel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Beth Knobel

Today, another technological tremor is shaking the world of journalism, as the local news blog Rockville Central becomes a Facebook-only site. It may be a tiny blog, but the potential results of this experiment are humongous.