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Stephanie Spiro
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Stephanie Spiro recently graduated from The New School for Public Engagement in New York City, with a focus on media and psychology. She’s a Twitter fanatic and contributing writer at Bit Rebels as well as a contributor, editor, and aggregator at The Viral Media lab, a website that explores "the ways viral media generate meaning, transform culture and inspire social change.” She was previously featured in The Huffington Post's #twitterpowerhouse series,"Rise of the Female Geek,” in May 2011. She was born in Illinois, lives in New York City, loves film, and caters to a nameless, diabetic cat.

Entries by Stephanie Spiro

deepsouth : An Interview With Filmmaker Lisa Biagiotti

(0) Comments | Posted December 1, 2014 | 3:46 PM

It's an exciting time for independent filmmaking. Storytellers are using grassroots campaigning techniques to raise crucial funds online. This also enables a direct link to the communities they're building and may have an effect on the outcome of their narrative. Oftentimes, the story of how the story was made becomes...

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The Dalai Lama Film : An Interview with Mickey Lemle

(1) Comments | Posted August 4, 2014 | 9:53 AM


More and more artists, filmmakers and storytellers are turning to crowdfunding campaigns to build communities, find support, and raise funds and awareness. Very special projects find platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo and use them to extend a narrative, to...

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An Interview with Marina Abramović: Art, Science and the Marina Abramović Institute

(0) Comments | Posted August 23, 2013 | 11:55 AM

I recently started a series on innovative storytelling and creative crowdfunding. In this series, I look for exceptional artists, filmmakers and storytellers who collaborate with audiences in immersive or interactive environments. In my last post, I interviewed filmmaker Christie Strong about the transmedia Kickstarter campaign for...

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Bombshell: A Transmedia Journey into the Heart of a Pinup

(0) Comments | Posted August 13, 2013 | 12:04 PM

The Internet has changed the way we tell our stories. It alters our memories and the ways we produce and perceive messages. It also opens up new channels for artists attempting to reach audiences, thus challenging and empowering independent storytellers to be more innovative when they seek cyber-support...

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The First New York Screening of the Documentary Flying Paper Closes the Interaction Design and Children Conference

(2) Comments | Posted July 1, 2013 | 5:42 PM

A little over a year ago, I went to a sneak preview at The New School for a partially completed film called Flying Paper, directed by Nitin Sawhney and Roger Hill. I wrote about it here and recommended following the film's journey. Last Thursday...

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After Graduation: Study Broadly and Without Fear

(0) Comments | Posted June 17, 2013 | 2:39 PM


It's a time for graduations and new beginnings, so I decided to go digging for advice. After some Internet surfing, I found a YouTube episode of the Vlogbrothers (the hugely popular vlog by brothers John and Hank Green)....

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Gretchen Rubin and the Power of Happiness

(0) Comments | Posted June 5, 2013 | 2:38 PM

This is the latest post in our series TwitterPowerhouses, which focuses on the contributions of people who've helped to expand, influence, and redefine how we view social networking.

Millennium after millennium, the word "happiness" has provided a portrait of the range of emotions positively impacting the human condition. We know...

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Social Media and the Presidential Debates

(0) Comments | Posted October 3, 2012 | 9:35 AM

The October debates between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, and the one with Joe Biden and Paul Ryan, promise to be among the most watched in history. They generated a major discussion in late summer over the selection of the moderators. But an equally important discussion about technology has generated...

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The New School Presents a Sneak Preview of the Documentary Flying Paper

(6) Comments | Posted May 24, 2012 | 10:39 AM

Last night I attended the sneak peak preview party for the partially completed documentary film, Flying Paper at The New School for Public Engagement. The invite described the film as a project that "seeks to humanize the conflict in Gaza through creative voices and cinematic rendering of the...

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