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Artist Profile: Jess Johnson and the New Language of Virtual Reality

Illya Szilak | Posted 07.13.2016 | Arts
Illya Szilak

In virtual reality, it is an industry maxim that we design engaging, enjoyable experiences and promote user agency through intuitive, interactive inte...

Writing from the Soul: How Your Story Defines Your Self

Suzannah Galland | Posted 07.05.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Suzannah Galland

Why do so many of us feel like our lives are fictions that need revision? It's because every one of us has a specific, unique story that we tell ourse...

Edith Turner And The Anthropology of Collective Joy

Paul Stoller | Posted 06.27.2016 | College
Paul Stoller

In cynical moments when I need to ponder the wonders of human existence, I think about the work of Edith Turner, a monumental anthropologist who died on June 18th of this year, one day after her 95th birthday.

Storytelling in Virtual Reality: The Basics

Jesse Damiani | Posted 06.16.2016 | Technology
Jesse Damiani

In the last three years, we've witnessed a boom of "Gold Rush" proportions as companies, brands, and artists scramble to develop virtual reality tools, platforms, and content, trying to figure out what will win out in this new frontier.

Tearing Off the Label: Resistance as a State of Mind

Stephen D. Smith | Posted 06.01.2016 | Religion
Stephen D. Smith

The young Nazi approached 13-year-old Szulem Czygielmamn as he walked on the sidewalk of Lubartowska Street in Lublin, Poland, and shoved him off the sidewalk. Szulem was lucky; Jews had died for less.

On Mad Advantage: A Letter to 'The Normals' (and to the Rest of Us)

Diane R. Wiener, Ph.D., L.M.S.W. | Posted 05.25.2016 | Impact
Diane R. Wiener, Ph.D., L.M.S.W.

Deaf gain, rather than hearing loss, has long been theorized in capital-D-Deaf cultural spaces. Borrowing liberally from this "reframing," I wish to forward a perspective that I call "mad advantage."

Here's What Poverty Looks Like

Angelica V. Hernandez, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2016 | Impact
Angelica V. Hernandez, Ph.D.

I did not do anything to contribute to my poverty, it was mere circumstance. I was born into it, like you were into your family. But it is a hidden, unspoken barrier that separates you and me.

The Search for Identity

Maria X. Liu | Posted 05.19.2016 | Women
Maria X. Liu

As we continue to digitalize our presence, our "self" moves further into a digital space. We are struggling to define ourselves in a space that doesn't exist, it is overwhelming.

A Pretty Picture Conceals the Story of Birth and Death

Karen Sikie | Posted 03.25.2016 | Arts
Karen Sikie

The absolute beauty of Mother Nature is undeniable. Her majesty and scope are breathtaking, but she has a gnarly underbelly. This thorny realm is intertwined with and feeds the beauty that we see.

Why You Need To Become A Storyteller

Catriona Pollard | Posted 03.15.2016 | Business
Catriona Pollard

In today's business, communications and media climate, you need to know how to be a storyteller. To be competitive in your business you have to learn ...

'The Widow,' A Conversation with Fiona Barton

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 02.16.2016 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Fiona Barton is a British journalist who, while working for the Sunday Mail and the Daily Telegraph, spent a great deal of time in court covering trials. This exposure provided the creative spark for Fiona's debut novel.

I'm An Introvert, And It Makes Me A Better Journalist

Quiet Revolution | Alice Bradley | Posted 02.09.2016 | Healthy Living

This article first appeared on QuietRev.com A version of this story was first posted on the blog Ninja Journalism. When I say I’m a reporter, the lo...

Hillary: True Story

Carol Muske-Dukes | Posted 02.08.2016 | Politics
Carol Muske-Dukes

Recently Bill Maher made a half-serious joke about Hillary Clinton's rocky journey to the White House - noting that she "just doesn't know how to camp...

Book Review: Narrative as Virtual Reality 2

Illya Szilak | Posted 12.29.2015 | Books
Illya Szilak

This lucidly written updated book by independent literary scholar Marie-Laure Ryan addresses virtual reality (VR) not as a medium associated with specific hardware, but more loosely as a form of storytelling primarily concerned with immersion and interactivity.

Anthony Cirilo Talks about Poetry of Witness

Loren Kleinman | Posted 12.14.2015 | Books
Loren Kleinman

Anthony Cirilo is a graduate of Rutgers-Newark's MFA program in poetry. His poems and reviews have appeared in the Paris-American, Drunken Boat, and T...

Recreating the Refugees Narratives: From Sympathy to Dignity

Lara Zahabi-Bekdash, MD, PhD | Posted 11.30.2015 | World
Lara Zahabi-Bekdash, MD, PhD

In Toronto, the community event Supper with Syria, is a social experiment to allow Syrians, some of whom are refugees, to become co-creators of the narratives on Syria and refugees, by showcasing their culture and their stories.

Evolved Archetypes: Stewards and Champions Are Rising in Our Stories

Maya Zuckerman | Posted 11.02.2015 | Entertainment
Maya Zuckerman

What is stopping us from collaborating on solutions for the biggest global challenges are not the actual solutions, but our relationships with each other. Our stories do not encompass all of us, they don't welcome and empower all genders, ethnicities, and species.

I Work With Elders Because I Am Selfish

Kyrié Sue Carpenter | Posted 10.19.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Kyrié Sue Carpenter

I work with elders because I am selfish: I want to limit my own suffering in old age, and hopefully others' along the way. I am open and actively learning from elders and the aging process.

Breaking Free of The Hero Myth

Maya Zuckerman | Posted 09.08.2015 | Entertainment
Maya Zuckerman

We've come a long way; we humans and the way we interact with narrative. Evolving from the days of stories round a campfire, epic tales of heroes fighting monsters in far away lands, the gods playing tricks with the mortals, the hubris of humanity and legends of beautiful and scary creatures who filled our oceans, our forests, and our skies.

5 Ways Educators Can Take Back Their Professional Narrative

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 08.25.2015 | Education
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

Regardless of political ideology, educators must reclaim their profession. I know you don't seek attention. You just want to teach, but it's time for a PR offensive of your own. It's time for the experts to drive the narrative, and below are five ways to do that.

The Power of Transforming Your Story in Psychotherapy

Dr. Gary Trosclair | Posted 07.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gary Trosclair

This is the 5th in a series of posts about how clients can use depth psychotherapy effectively. For an introduction see my post 10 Tips to Make Therap...

How to Tell a Good Story

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 06.19.2016 | Business
Mitch Ditkoff

Story is the ocean we are swimming in. And because it is, we don't necessarily feel wet when we're in it, but we are. Fish aren't taught to swim. And you aren't taught to tell stories. As a child, you didn't need to be taught.

Our Stories

Dr. Natasha Josefowitz | Posted 06.08.2016 | Education
Dr. Natasha Josefowitz

We learn from stories, we live vicariously through stories, we are storytellers and rapt story listeners. Our newspapers are really only stories -- how that game was won, what the president said, what the movie is about, how the conference went, what that medical discovery will do.

"Prodigal Father Wayward Son" by Sam and Gifford Keen: Book Review

Ira Israel | Posted 05.06.2016 | Books
Ira Israel

Sam Keen and his son Gifford have written a sequel to Sam's epic and bestselling "Fire in the Belly," the book that defined what it meant to be "a full-summed and spirited man."

The Revolution Will Not Be... Periscoped?

Jonathan Albright | Posted 05.03.2016 | Media
Jonathan Albright

Social media has changed the way we engage with news. After the events of April 27 in Baltimore, however, it appears that the future may already be upon us. Enter the latest tool in journalists' arsenal: Periscope.