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How One Deaf, Outsider Artist Came To Communicate Through Art

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 12.17.2014 | Arts

As far as acclaimed artists go, James Castle is somewhat of an anomaly. For one, he was raised on a farm in rural Garden Valley, Idaho and spent most ...

On Being a Foreign Correspondent

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 09.04.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Rachele Kanigel's "10 Tips for Training the Next Generation of Foreign Correspondents" immediately drew my attention but her headline didn't quite mat...

An Entry/Exit Blur

Virginia Broersma | Posted 07.07.2014 | Arts
Virginia Broersma

Kiki Seror's work vibrates actively between concepts of seduction, sexuality, privacy and voyeurism, engaging herself and the viewer in moments of intimacy and surprise.

Go Plant Your Magazine!

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.13.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Go plant your magazine! That's right. Belgian magazine Humo embedded flower seeds in one of its editions, telling readers to simply bury the page in ...

Don't Give Up on the Dream... Just Yet

Sara-Ellen Amster, Ph.D. | Posted 05.11.2014 | Media
Sara-Ellen Amster, Ph.D.

Producers, editors and writers now need to get stories to mobile media in the proper form. This means content is being designed for particular devices. In addition, material is designed specifically for where the user is located.

TOC: Steve Tomasula's Brilliant Literary Time Machine

Illya Szilak | Posted 04.16.2014 | Books
Illya Szilak

We live in a time when the physical object of the book is giving way to an apparently immaterial, eternally renewable electronic version. Steve Tomasula's multimedia novel TOC utilizes the same technology that has fostered this shift to create a compelling work about the nature of time.

Lebanese Media and Elections Coverage in UNESCO Book

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 04.11.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Lebanese-Iraqi Sharro's scathing comments and biting humor came to mind when I wrote about the media's mixed bag coverage of Lebanon's presidential, parliamentary and municipal elections for a just-released UNESCO publication.

8 Secrets to Building a Stunning LinkedIn Profile

Cat Knarr | Posted 04.05.2014 | Small Business
Cat Knarr

My LinkedIn profile got me a job -- and that's just one of many stories from successful job seekers. Forbes reported that LinkedIn is the number one social tool for both job hunters and hiring managers. Here's how to stand out from the competition.

'Nichification' and More Alter Mostly Mobile Classifieds

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 04.03.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Here's a new one: 'nichification' in classified advertisements. As if they weren't already categorized into assorted and sundry. Except now they're more than the print variety to which so many of us have grown accustomed.

You Will Forever Be Hypnotized By This 'Box'

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 09.25.2013 | Arts

Design and engineering studio Bot and Dolly's latest work is called Box, a project that celebrates artistic and technological advances. In the hyp...

Incredible Multimedia Dance Performance Wows Olympic Committee

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 09.16.2013 | Arts

Fuma-Kai is an incredible performance by Japanese multimedia dance and martial arts troupe, Enra, directed by Nobuyuki Hanabusa. It was shown at the I...

How Pixel Union Built a Business on Tumblr Themes

Greg Voakes | Posted 10.14.2013 | Small Business
Greg Voakes

One business that has capitalized on Tumblr in a highly unique fashion is Pixel Union, a company that thrives on marketing and selling nearly 60 different Tumblr layouts. So how exactly does a business thrive on Tumblr themes?

Innovative Storytelling, Engagement Reflect Trends in Newsrooms

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 09.26.2013 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Innovative storytelling, audience engagement, and financial flexibility are key ingredients for newspapers to cope with pressures from competitors, bu...

The Source Project and Modern Agriculture in India

Food Politic | Posted 07.20.2013 | Green
Food Politic

How is it possible that we have moved from a free system that enhances our environment to a costly system that destroys our environment?

The Tragedy of Self Immolation -- No One Cares

Andrew Lam | Posted 07.15.2013 | Impact
Andrew Lam

With the exception of Mohamed Bouazizi, the Tunisian fruit vendor who set himself on fire and thus sparked what became known as the Arab Spring, self-immolation has by all accounts become a failed form of protest as an agent of change.

MediaStorm and the 2013 ICP Infinity Awards

K.J. Wetherholt | Posted 07.10.2013 | Media
K.J. Wetherholt

On May 1, the International Center of Photography hosted the 2013 ICP Infinity Awards, honoring one board member and seven photographers in what is considered one of the most respected series of awards for photographic excellence internationally.

VIDEO: Transmedia Storytelling Targets Kenyan Youth

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.17.2013 | Technology
Andy Plesser

CANNES - Whether it be via cell phones, radio, Facebook or other websites, Melvin Alusa, director of Well Told Story, a multimedia communications proj...

Video in the House of the Word: How e-Lit Intersects With Cinema

Illya Szilak | Posted 01.20.2013 | Arts
Illya Szilak

In his cell phone movie, Mark Amerika uses extensive subtitles to pay homage to the art-house films that inspired him and act to create a liminal space wherein the imaginative operations of the viewer's mind are revealed and encouraged.

Stop-Motion Literature

Electric Literature | Posted 01.09.2013 | Books
Electric Literature

2012-11-09-BrandonRayELUsing construction paper and stop-motion animation, Brandon Ray has created a haunting and heartbreaking animation for Electric Literature's Single Sentence Animation series.

PHOTOS: When Food Writers Get Together

Will Levitt | Posted 12.08.2012 | Home
Will Levitt

On September 15, 2012 many of the nation's leading thinkers in food media gathered in a restored barn in Rensselaerville, New York to explore the idea of "Old Media, New Media and the False Divide" and discuss the challenges and possibilities of how food stories are told.

Detroit: Artistic Beacon -- Evan Roth and Detroit's Light Festival

Colin Darke | Posted 12.05.2012 | Detroit
Colin Darke

Light is magic. It disperses shadows, it can transfix people, and it is a symbol for hope and new beginnings. Detroit will host a new, contemporary light art festival called DLECTRICITY with over 35 projects, from interactive light design to 3D video mapping.

Cartoonist Jim Toomey Talks Shop and Sharks (VIDEO)

Bill Chameides | Posted 10.23.2012 | Arts
Bill Chameides

Sharks. For many that word brings up images of Jaws and a discordant note of fear. But not so for Sherman, the lovable, food-obsessed great white shark and star of the comic strip "Sherman's Lagoon" created by Duke alum Jim Toomey.

(Video) Wibbitz Raises First Venture Round from Hong Kong Billionaire Li Ka-shing

Andy Plesser | Posted 08.05.2012 | Technology
Andy Plesser

Wibbitz, a Tel Aviv-based startup, which has developed a text-to-video solution, has raised $2.3 million, its first venture round, from Hong Kong-ba...

No More Reading Wars! Getting Ahead of the Transition From Print to Digital Books

Michael Levine | Posted 07.29.2012 | Education
Michael Levine

When it comes to learning to read well, our country seems to be in a never-ending cycle of conflict and consternation. Enter the fray a new disruption: the transition from print to digital books.

WATCH: Video Shows Life In Cuba

Posted 04.23.2012 | Latino Voices

Guillaume Le Barre embarked on a 15 day journey in Cuba. He wanted to visit and document the island "before it changes." The result of his travels is ...