From a July Fourth fireworks celebration to the moon landing to 9/11, events experienced together create a shared bond. The account of those events get told again and again, and never the same way twice, by those who lived it. Stories have always evolved this way, from the Iliad to the assassination of President Lincoln, and these stories have always bound nations and peoples together. Today, though, online and mobile platforms, combined with a diverse and amplified media environment, have allowed everyday people to capture these experiences and share them with an audience on a scale never before possible, turning almost anyone into a potential generator of content. At the same time, other new technological platforms are giving professional storytellers—journalists, curators, artists, graphic designers, and others—more power than ever to harness those stories to create a larger, cohesive narrative. That act of harnessing and shaping many disparate individual narratives into something greater than the sum of its parts is what collaborative storytelling is. Collaborative storytelling, in turn, can become the foundation for an entirely new kind of interpretive experience like the one Jake Barton and his colleagues at Local Projects have created for the National September 11 Museum and Memorial in New York City.
"NEW YORK, NY.- Picasso Black and White, the first major exhibition to focus on the artist’s lifelong exploration of a black-and-white palette throughout his prolific career, is being presented at the Guggenheim Museum from October 5, 2012, to January 23, 2013. The exhibition features 118 paintings, sculptures, and works on paper from 1904 to 1971, and offers new and striking insights into Pablo Picasso’s vision and working methods. This chronological presentation comprises significant loans drawn from private and public collections across Europe and the United States, five of which have never before exhibited or published, including works from the Picasso family and other lenders that are on public view for the first time. Thirty-eight of these artworks are having their first U.S. presentation."
While we’ve witnessed many effective approaches to incorporating iPads successfully in the classroom, we’re struck by the common mistakes many schools are making with iPads, mistakes that are in some cases crippling the success of these initiatives.
Excerpted from this interesting article on Outspoken Media:
"The facts are:
***Content curation is a needed skill that will only grow in importance as more big brands and publishers flood the Internet with all kinds of content. ***Curation can be a fun, rewarding and highly effective part of your online marketing mix. ***Curating content requires skill, tenacity and, above all, an unflinching focus on the needs of your audience.
The biggest temptation all search marketers face is to sell our souls to the Borg and AUTOMATE EVERYTHING.
An effective curation strategy requires a healthy variety of sources. If you expect any one tool to do all of the work for you, you’re going to miss a lot of remarkable content.
So, use a fancy tool as one of your filters, if you wish. But don’t fool yourself into believing you can just put it on autopilot and watch it magically send you everything you need to succeed.
If your goal is to curate content that provides true value for your audience, you’ve got to out-hustle all of the namby-pamby posers in your niche who claim to be curating, however half-heartedly.
Here is a collection of solid strategies and tasty tactics that will help you consistently out-curate your competitors.
1) Create Twitter lists of experts and thought leaders in your niche.
2) Save Twitter searches for relevant keywords. 3) Build customized MyAllTop pages to keep up on industry blogs. 4) Set up Google Alerts for targeted keywords. 5) Subscribe to blogs by RSS and view them in Google Reader. 6) Create topical lists on Facebook. 7) Perform keyword searches in Trackur. 8) Explore Regator’s curated blog directory. 9) Hunt down content by category on StumbleUpon. 10) Find applicable articles and experts with Topsy. 11) Join relevant LinkedIn groups. 12) Search Scribd’s documents database. 13) Dig into the bookmarked items on Delicious. 14) Keep an eye on curated niche sites that serve your audience, like Inbound.org. 15) Scour the Web with Snip.it and Scoop.it. 16) Drop your keywords into Bottlenose. 17) Scan the curated lists on List.ly. 18) Sign up for a personalized email digest from YourVersion. 19) Say hello to your little friend: Social Buzz. 20) Swing by Ice Rocket and ROCKZi once in awhile. 21) Ignore Google+ at your own risk. I dare you. #smooches.
Constantly Refine and Refocus Your Curation Strategy:
I like to cram tons of different sources into my content funnel at the beginning of each new curation project. Then, once I’m convinced I’ve cast my net wide enough, I begin the crucial process of whittling down those sources into a much more manageable list.
Be the Pickiest, Little Curator Allowed by Law:
If you’re going to out-curate your competition, every piece of content you serve to your audience has to be exactly the right piece of content.
«Power to the people! Giant transmission tower people that is… We can all agree that transmission towers (that’s an electricity pylon or ironman for you European and Aussie folk) are very necessary yet completely unsightly. These suspension towers dot our landscapes, typically soaring 15-55 meters (49 – 180 ft) high. If we have to live with them, why not turn them into something both functional and artistic? The concept, dubbed ‘The Land of Giants‘, sought to transform mundane transmission towers into statues on the Icelandic landscape by making only small alterations to existing pylon design.»
"Online content curation is a hot trend as business owners and professionals realize that content is vital to add value to their customers and prospects.
The trend was already evident in 2011 but 2012 saw an outright explosion of the phenomenon.
Content curation is the art of selecting content that is appropriate and then organising and publishing it in a way that is relevant for the topic of choice.
Editors with the aid of journalists create and collect content then edit and then publish. Journalism is shifting more and more from the quest for the perfect “scoop” to a more organized and reasoned activity of content curation.
The technology of the web and the rise of the social media networks is providing sources of content that can provide curation in ways that were not previously possible. The content curation platform Scoop.it is an example how we can all become magazine editors and content curators without the overhead of hiring editors or journalists. Scoop.it was established in 2011 with the goal of making content curation easy and accessible to everyone...."
In the guest post pubblished by Jeff Bullas' blog, Intervistato.com's Maria Petrescu interviews Scoop.it's co-founder Marc Rougier.
Hawaii-based photographer Christy Lee Rogers specializes in creating dreamlike photos of people underwater. Her project Reckless Unbound shows people swirling around one another while wearing colorful...
Dr. Ben Goertzel, a self-described Cosmist and Singularitarian, is one of the world's leading researchers in artificial general intelligence (AGI), natural language processing, cognitive science, data mining, machine learning, computational finance, bioinformatics, and virtual worlds and gaming He has published a dozen scientific books, 100+ technical papers, and numerous journalistic articles.
This is a week long clinic and public day seminar for eight top Australian Feature film creative & digital teams mentored by the best ‘audience, media business and story centric’ brains in the world. Looking at the multi platform experiences, transmedia/arg extensions, social media story and digital campaigns created by the mentors demonstrates the amazing depth of experience – these include King Kong, Game of Thrones, Bourne, Terminator, Magnolia, Titanic, Pandemic, Salt, True Blood, Gangs of New York, Pirates of the Caribbean, Lost and many more extensions across TV, games, print and advertising.
curated by Barbara Drudi, Peter Benson Miller e Fondazione Archivio Afro
On the occasion of the centenary of the birth of Afro, the exhibition illustrates his artistic career.
On display a selection of 35 major works, the exhibition illustrates the different stages of Afro's artistic process: the transition from the preparatory sketch to more complex and articulated projects, to the final version of the painting.
Robin Good: WeVideo is an online collaborative video-editing platform which allows you and your team to easily upload raw video footage (even from your mobile phone) and to start immediately editing it while having at your disposal an intuitive and fully-featured video editing suite.
Key features include:
Cloud-based Integrates with Google Drive for web-based storage Fully-featured video editor Drag n' drop, visual video timeline and real-time preview Collaborative - multiple users/editors can participate Integrated animations and transitions sets Color correction and filters Music library of 400 royalty free tracks Support for all major video file formats Export to 360p, 480p, 720p or 1080p full HD Export directly to Youtube, Vimeo, Facebook and Twitter Upload video footage directly from your mobile phone
Free version available for Personal Use.
Paid versions, organized in Personal, Educational and Business categories, provide higher quality exports, larger storage capacity, no WeVideo watermarking or bumpers, larger video file size uploads, more collaborators and better support.
While documentary films have come a long way since 2004 when Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11 became the highest-grossing documentary of all time, paving the way for feature documentaries to carry box-office clout, they still have limited theatrical release and struggle to find homes on network television. Video on demand and streaming have increased documentaries' exposure and allowed for audiences outside of large cities and the film festival circuit to discover them, but still, it is always an uphill battle.
And, because they're often funded through grants or the pure sweat and tears of filmmakers, partnering with companies like HBO, Showtime, ITVS, PBS or Hollywood distributors can come as a welcome financial boost for the filmmaker as well as increase a film's audience.
But those are pretty traditional routes. An emerging avenue for documentary filmmakers to reach new audiences -- and funds -- is through Transmedia Storytelling. Transmedia Storytelling is the practice of telling a single story with multiple platforms and formats, often using digital tools. Often shortened to simply Transmedia, it can allow documentary filmmakers to not only reach new audiences, but also to create unique educational components to enhance their film's message and provide ways to partner with companies and brands, which can mean welcome financial relief to lighten the burden of the high cost of filmmaking.
One of the overwhelmingly popular requests I seem to get is for an article on lighting – specifically, how I achieve what I achieve with my images. This article will be the first in a series of five, covering various aspects of lighting and deconstructing the source. It’ll also serve as a useful prelude to my studio lighting workshop tomorrow.
There are many horses in the educational technology race. Which ones are worth betting on? I know what I'm betting on mobile integrated learning model as yet to be fully described and applied .....watch this space ......or better yet become part of the changes ahead .....the global university awaits
Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
Mina Hochberg: "A film’s success depends on perfect casting just as much as a company’s success depends on hiring the right talent. No one understands this better in Hollywood than casting directors" ...
Sharing your scoops to your social media accounts is a must to distribute your curated content. Not only will it drive traffic and leads through your content, but it will help show your expertise with your followers.
How to integrate my topics' content to my website?
Integrating your curated content to your website or blog will allow you to increase your website visitors’ engagement, boost SEO and acquire new visitors. By redirecting your social media traffic to your website, Scoop.it will also help you generate more qualified traffic and leads from your curation work.
Distributing your curated content through a newsletter is a great way to nurture and engage your email subscribers will developing your traffic and visibility.
Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.