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Apr 20

$250,000 Grant to Finance Website Tied to PBS Series -

The producers also plan to bring the project into the present by using a $250,000 grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to create an interactive site aimed at encouraging conversation and idea-sharing among civic leaders, urban planners, designers, economic development officials and others.

Sounds interesting…

Apr 09

This is Chris #streetmugs

This is Chris #streetmugs

Excellent environmental space (at ZGF - Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects)

Excellent environmental space (at ZGF - Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects)

Great to catch up with Kim at @periscopic. They’re doing some excellent work.  (at Periscopic)

Great to catch up with Kim at @periscopic. They’re doing some excellent work. (at Periscopic)

Apr 05

Longform Podcast #73: Joe Sexton -

My experience in a newspaper newsroom over the years has been: The word you hear least often, the word that’s hardest for people to say in that environment, is the word yes. It’s safer to say no. You get second-guessed less often if you say no. Your job’s not on the line if you say no. But if you’re willing to say yes and you’re willing to face the consequences of having said yes, then quite amazing things can happen.

Wise words from a man who I have tremendous respect for. Thank you for saying yes when we had an opportunity to take it to the next level.

Apr 04

When silence is golden: The benefits of brainstorming without talking - The Washington Post -

"With brainswarming, the ideas of introverts aren’t as likely to languish like in traditional conversations, where extroverts tend to grab the floor. All ideas stand on equal footing, a single Post-It Note placed on the board." - Amen.

Mar 31

My daughter doesn’t need to call it #transmedia to know that she can surround herself with #frozen stories.
Speaking of multi-platform storytelling, remember to mark your calendar for Tribeca’s Storyscapes coming to the festival next month. This year’s projects include another soon to be classic from the National Film Board, Circa 1948, and Nonny de la Peña, Use of Force. If you’re into the recent Facebook acquisition of the Oculus Rift, you should get familiar with Nonny’s work. Oh… and I’ll be on stage as well during Saturday’s TFI Interactive.

My daughter doesn’t need to call it #transmedia to know that she can surround herself with #frozen stories.

Speaking of multi-platform storytelling, remember to mark your calendar for Tribeca’s Storyscapes coming to the festival next month. This year’s projects include another soon to be classic from the National Film Board, Circa 1948, and Nonny de la Peña, Use of Force. If you’re into the recent Facebook acquisition of the Oculus Rift, you should get familiar with Nonny’s work.

Oh… and I’ll be on stage as well during Saturday’s TFI Interactive.

IP in a World Without Scarcity -

Combine these four developments – the Internet, 3D printing, robotics, and synthetic biology – and it is entirely plausible to envision a not-too-distant world in which most things that people want can be downloaded and created on site for very little money.

The Holodeck is around the corner. Who will own it?

via: 5 Intriguing Things

Mar 28

What synchronized real-time testing looks like when connecting with your network across several cities. #startuplife

What synchronized real-time testing looks like when connecting with your network across several cities. #startuplife

Mar 20

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