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How to tell a story | TED Playlists | TED

How to tell a story | TED Playlists | TED | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
Why do we love our favorite stories? Do they need a beginning, middle and end, and a character who changes by the conclusion? Masters of storytelling explore new answers to age-old questions of the craft.
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You can write about the same things you have read about, but if it´s not what you have really seen around you in your culture, your story won´t touch even yourself. 

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Idea Analysis: Building a Great Crowdfunding Campaign

Idea Analysis: Building a Great Crowdfunding Campaign | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
Steps to Take Before Launching Your Crowdfunding Campaign

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Why Crowdfunding Is The Next Big Thing: Let's Talk Numbers

Entrepreneurs in the U.S. are waiting with their hands up for the SEC to arrive with new solicitation and general legislation rules that would allow them selling shares over the Internet utilizing the equity- based crowdfunding model.
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Add Movement To Your Time-Lapse Clips While Keeping Your Camera Still: Panolapse

 

 


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Fabio Gaist's comment, June 4, 2013 4:28 AM
Smart, cheap and cool. Thanks Robin!
Fabio Gaist's curator insight, June 4, 2013 4:30 AM

Ideal in situation where you don't have the right rig with you

Robin Good Italia's comment, June 4, 2013 1:23 PM
Thank you Fabio.
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vintage suitcase chair - see kate sew

vintage suitcase chair - see kate sew | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
My latest sytyc project for 'upcycle' week. A little less sewing than usual and a little more decor-y.  ..... ...

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A Great Graphic Featuring The 12 Principles of Collaboration | Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Great Graphic Featuring The 12 Principles of Collaboration | Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it

Since the introduction of web 2.0 or what is called the " social web", the users' relationship with the web has completely changed. Before, the web was static ( web 1.0) and users have a limited choice to what they can do with it. In fact, they were only able to read and consume the content but with the uptake of web 2.0 technologies people become producers of content. They can publish, share, tag, comment, interact, and collaborate.

Collaboration is a skill central to the 21st century learning; not that it was not important before but with the use of interactive digital technologies, learners need to draw more on their collaborative skills to enhance their learning .

Collaboration has several features and principles. It is a learnable skill that we need to teach to our students through hands-on activities. In this regard, I am sharing with you this wonderful graphic on the  12 principles of collaboration. Check it out below and share it with your colleagues and students.

 

Click headline to view graphic full screen--


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Barrio Triste | Photojournalist: Juan Arredondo

Barrio Triste | Photojournalist: Juan Arredondo | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it

For the past three years I have documented life in Medellín, the second largest city in Colombia and where I grew up, to understand how it has transformed from the world most dangerous city to one that is praised as one of Latin America’s safest and fastest growing cities. However, what I have found, is a city that is regressing to its violent past.

 

At the center of the city of Medellin rests one of the most dangerous neighborhoods known to locals as Barrio Triste (Sad Neighborhood). I began this project after meeting Fatima Mazo, a displaced mother of 4 children. Her husband was slain by paramilitaries for refusing to enlist with them. Faced with the same demand, she was forced to leave her farm in Concordia and found refuge in this small community at the center of Medellín.  This personal project is an effort to document the hope, despair and struggles of residents like Fatima of this neighborhood as well as way for me to understand the current reshaping of this city I once call home.

Over the last decade, efforts by the local government to change the image of the city of Medellín have spurred a wave of urban revitalization and the interest of foreign investment. Increasing violence due to drug trade has been spreading to marginalize neighborhoods. Neighborhoods such as Barrio Triste are battlegrounds for drug distribution by emerging criminals groups formed by demobilized paramilitaries groups and urban guerrillas partially fuel this violence. But corruption among officials and police officers, unemployment and constant migration of displaced civilians to the city are factors also attributed to this problem.

 

Barrio Triste was once a residential neighborhood, but over decades has been ousted by repair shops, warehouses and bars. Greased stained streets and dilapidated buildings become alive by the commotion of mechanics and street vendors during the day. Displaced families, homeless, sex-workers and drug addicts fine refuge on the empty sidewalks at night. A Symbiosis among the night and day residents sustain the survival of this neighborhood. Amidst this chaos, law and order is strictly and silently enforced by ‘Los Convivir’ a paramilitary group that controls the sale drugs and runs a protection racket for shop owners.

There are two versions as of how this small neighborhood came to be known as Barrio Triste. In the 1920’s a French man with the name of Tristan owned most of the houses and shops of the area. Locals found it difficult to pronounced the name Tristan but sounded more like Triste, Spanish for sad. The other version tells of wealthy landowners that upon gazing from their rooftops at the shacks along the river would say: “Look at those poor people, they must be sad to live like there”. Eventually, the two stories have come to be local folklore and Barrio Triste, officially named The Sacred Heart of Jesus, it is known to local residents as of the cities main drug dispense center.

 

I remain optimistic that things have change for the better; Barrio Triste serves a window to the violent past that once plagued the city of Medellín. It reminds me of a past I left behind and the hardship the citizens of this city and this country have endured over many years. - Juan Arredondo


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Photo report's curator insight, May 28, 2013 1:12 PM

Juan Arredondo was born in New Jersey, USA, and grew up in Colombia.

He relocated to the United States to pursue undergraduate and graduate studies in organic chemistry. While working as a research scientist at a major pharmaceutical company he became interested in photography. In the fall of 2008 through 2009, Juan interned for photographers Eugene Richards and Lori Grinker, and held a teacher assistant position at ICP (International Center of Photography) in New York City. That same year Juan began to travel to Colombia to photograph that country’s protracted conflict with rebel groups.

Juan’s work has been recognized by PDN Photo Annual, PX3 Prix de la Photographie, The Yarka Vendriska Scholarship, and the Magenta Foundation as a Flash Forward Emerging Photographers winner. He has been selected for the Eddie Adams Workshop and nominated for the World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclas

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30 Best Award Winning Wildlife Photography examples around the world

30 Best Award Winning Wildlife Photography examples around the world | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
The name of the game in wildlife photography whether you’re trying to capture a herd of elephants on the Serengeti Plains or butterflies in your backyard is patience. Wild animals are going to d

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Xposedbydesign's curator insight, May 29, 2013 7:24 AM

LETS BE SOCIAL: @xposedbydesign on Twitter

 

Tee shirt store

http://www.zazzle.com/Xposedbydesign*

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Shadows of Liberty [full]

..Examines the new media monopoly by corporations in America versus the public battle for truth and democracy. (as democracy exists in a nation with 2 choice...
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Who decides what is news and what is newsworthy?

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How to find an audience for your indie film

How to find an audience for your indie film | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it

Frank Rose:  "It's never been easy to market an indie film—but in a blockbuster universe, getting people to care about a low-budget production devoid of stars and lacking the enormous, built-in fan base of The Dark Knight or The Hunger Games can seem all but impossible."


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Binary Racoon's curator insight, May 24, 2013 8:20 PM

Thank you Mr Rose

Bart van Maanen's curator insight, May 25, 2013 4:28 AM

Het promoten van 'kleine', onafhankelijk geproduceerde films is vaak moeilijk. Hier een schets van een andere weg naar een groter publiek. Productie en promotie van films kunnen door internet en IP tv sowieso niet meer op de oude manier.

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The Video Swiss Army Knife for Your iPhone 5: XiStera


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Take a look. It´s a must product.

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malek's comment, May 17, 2013 4:19 PM
another wow kickstarter project
Jeff Domansky's comment, May 19, 2013 9:41 PM
I'm liking it. Very cool tool.
wanderingsalsero's curator insight, June 1, 2013 12:37 AM

This looks VERY handy!

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Cinderella 2.0: Transmedia Storytelling

This short film, created by our Madrid office, is a tutorial for storytelling, brand content and transmedia. It illustrates Draftfcb's commitment to creating...

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Simon Staffans's curator insight, May 20, 2013 3:19 PM

Elegant indeed.

Binary Racoon's curator insight, May 24, 2013 8:17 PM

see...so simple to understand. ;)

Alexander Kluge's curator insight, October 26, 2013 4:27 PM

The video explains how modern stories of seemingly banal things (though fun and surprising) become viral hits and (however) important to people.

A whole chain reaction is explained which tells the path of a simple YouTube video of a girl singing is shared on Facebook which gets attention there, is re-mixed as animated GIF image and re-shared on Tumblr, is re-mixed again with multiple other versions of the image which also increseas (and leads) to the original video where it derived from.

Then another aspect is taken, e.g. a person is reading an article at the Rolling Stone magazine about a singer looking for that girl from the video and wants a song with her.

 

The story goes on with a shoe being put in the focus, as that singing girl from the video threw her shoe (a brandnew model) into the audience. This person shares the story on Twitter with a special hashtag #whosthatgirl which becomes a trending topic.

 

Then a tension is created as this famous artist (singer) wants to sing with that mysterious girl, and only with her. So, how do you know which is the mysterious girl? With that shoe, of course.

 

In the end a concert is held. Some guests came for her, some for the rumors, some for the brandnew shoes. 

And because it's Cincerella 2.0, the missing shoe is put on her foot and fits.

 

Boum!

Take-away:

This is of course very ideal. In your small-scoped transmedia storytelling idea you couldn't handle it that easily, neither could you control the stream of content flow so successfully.


You have to be lucky to land a hit like that when your capacities are small. And you could land a success. It pretty much depends on the originality, the fun, the surprising moment and the momentum which you should use. Prepare for 24/7 if you wanna have it hit the masses.

Now Cismedia:
That's when Cismedia comes into play. Without all the noise, all the stress and all the social here and there, you can create your beautiful product centered and focussed around one medium, but extremely well produced and with beautiful sense of detail.

This is for the patient audience who can wait and doesn't need that rush of blood and excitement when being part of that new phenomen (probably claiming and fighting with in a "I found her first" attitude).

However: This new version of the story - the core of every transmedia storytelling - is very nice, indeed.

Cinderella 2.0.

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Top 20 Flickr Groups for Infographics | Visual Loop

Top 20 Flickr Groups for Infographics | Visual Loop | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
Check out the most interesting communities to join on the 'new' Flickr!

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malek's comment, May 24, 2013 11:06 AM
TY Jimun, I have to look into the New Flickr
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If media is being disrupted like the car industry, then who is the Tesla Motors of media?

If media is being disrupted like the car industry, then who is the Tesla Motors of media? | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it

In an earlier post for paidContent, I looked at the broad similarities between the automotive-manufacturing industry and the media business — specifically newspapers — and how disruption has affected both in some fairly similar ways.


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Murray McKercher's curator insight, June 4, 2013 10:19 PM

The Tesla of the Media Industry...a great thought...

Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, June 7, 2013 11:09 PM
This post is related to your post about should social networks curate their own content. A: No and They Can't. The fire hose is too large, the speed of content development too fast and the old "editorial" stance too dead to play gatekeeper. There won't be any rekindling of the "mother may I past'. All "programed" content is becoming free form and WE are the schedulers, curators, and,l thanks to tools like Scoopit, capable of curating our own lives thank you very much :).
Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, June 7, 2013 11:35 PM

Entropy Is Our Content Marketing Future
Guilluame Decugis has some great insights. I wrote about how disruptive platforms were to "websites" and by extension any other for of information aggregation several years ago (platforms vs. websites http://scenttrail.blogspot.com/2011/09/internet-marketing-platforms-vs.html ).

Now I think platforms are in danger. Platforms aggregate User Generated Content. That aggregation creates a virtual cycle - the bigger it gets the bigger it gets and faster and faster.

Entropy is what will undo even the most stalwart platform. When I wrote How Entropy Is Creating Web 3.0 Right Under Our Noses (http://scenttrail.blogspot.com/2012/11/how-entropy-is-creating-web-30-right.html ) I wanted to share a LESS defined and more TAGGED future.

Look at the Huffington Post. As they push the boundaries of content co-opting more and more writers into their fold they also begin to untangle their own web. As any platform reaches some "point of diminishing returns" point it must begin to eat itself.

Once any website is HUGE becoming that much more dominant doesn't make financial sense. Sure there are virtual cycle rewards. The compound interest of the web is LINKS and the bigger you are the easier links are to accrue.

As any content play becomes HUGE its ability to create a relevant relationship with any new or existing customer is under greater stress. The Huffington Post can keep adding writers but then you are just reading my blog with their masthead (makes no sense and adds no value).

Our old friend entropy says Huffington is about to regress to some lesser mean In fact, I think the creation of mega-platforms as a concept (despite my love for it up until TODAY lol) is over.

Let's call our emerging "lean content" trend rich mobile snippets with gamification. By mashing up what is already out there in the water tomorrow's hubs will curate in multiple dimensions: writers, keyword density and rich tagged snippets. All of this curating will create more free-formed "mesh-like" structures (to quote Lisa Gansky).

What is the difference between a mesh and a platform? Platforms aggregate UGC, curation and content creation to a PLACE. Meshes are less proprietary. Meshes will trap anything from anywhere based on the algorithms used.

Being content agnostic but tag specific is a Google-ization of content, a flexible keyword and behavioral (who cares about what content and why) mesh more responsive, open and flexible than even the most aggressive and currently dominant hub (like the Huffington Post).

The future will be as hard on the Huffington Post as it has been on the New York Times. As an aggregator Huffington may have more pivot capacity than their print cousins, but no one ever expects the Spanish Inquisition :).

 

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CIA invests in robot journalism

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Narrative Science has “raised an undisclosed amount of funding from In-Q-Tel, the venture firm that invests on behalf of the Central Intelligence Agency, Peter Kafka reports.

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How journalists can use interactive storytelling tool Zeega | IJNet

How journalists can use interactive storytelling tool Zeega | IJNet | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it

Not every newsroom or journalist has the resources to take on projects like the New York Times’ Snow Fall or the National Film Board’s Pine Point. Whether you want add a multimedia extra to your text post or create a web documentary, digital storytelling tool Zeega makes it simple to create immersive, interactive stories with a slew of multimedia features and a professional feel. The tool aims to “democratize the web as an interactive audio-visual medium,” said Ahmed Kabil, Zeega’s community manager, during a NewsU webinar that gave a step-by-step tutorial on using the platform. Here are some key features and how journalists can use them....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, May 30, 2013 2:27 PM

Although I haven't yet tried out Zeega, I'm really intrigued by this description of how journalists can use the storytelling tool and how we may be able to use it for PR and content marketing as well.

Minna Kilpeläinen's comment, June 4, 2013 5:19 PM
Zeega seems to be worth trying. For journalists it seems to be a nice tool to create something as fascinating as Snow Fall or Pine point.
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Good Characters And Cool Stuff—James Cameron On The Evolution Of Storytelling

Good Characters And Cool Stuff—James Cameron On The Evolution Of Storytelling | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it

Anne Cassidy:  "James Cameron talks about the essence of storytelling, the role of tech in his films and his creative relationship with his audience and critics."


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Claudio Gentile's curator insight, June 4, 2013 4:35 AM

L'evoluzione dello #storytelling secondo James Cameron

Luca Brigada's comment, June 4, 2013 4:48 AM
Fantastica lui è un grande! :)
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CHAIRS, UP AND DOWN AND UPSIDE DOWN : yiconglu

CHAIRS, UP AND DOWN AND UPSIDE DOWN : yiconglu | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it

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Sosiaalinen media ja oppiminen: iso kuva

Sosiaalinen media ja oppiminen: iso kuva | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
Internetin kehityksessä voidaan erottaa vaiheet web 1.0, web 2.0 (≈sosiaalinen media) ja nupuillaan oleva web 3.0. Mistä näissä kehitysvaiheissa on kyse ja miten ne heijastuvat oppimiseen? Mitä ovat oppiminen 1.0, oppiminen 2.0 ja oppiminen 3.0?

Via Ilkka Olander
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"Just in case" -tiedosta pitäisi päästä "just in time" -tietoon. Oikea-aikainen tieto motivoi oppimaan syvemmin. Aito tiedon ja taidon tarve on oppimisen edellytys.

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Human Nests by Jayson Fann #art #sculpture #publicart #installation #nests #nature #environment

Human Nests by Jayson Fann #art #sculpture #publicart #installation #nests #nature #environment | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
Artist Jayson Fann is a California resident who creates spirit nests for humans and helps to run the amazing Big Sur Spirit Garden along the Pacific Coast. Each nest is an interactive and functiona...

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Luby Cunningham's curator insight, May 29, 2013 4:07 AM

I'd love one of these!

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Infragram: the Infrared Photography Project

A simple, cheap infrared camera which can measure plant health -- for geek gardeners, farmers, and open source DIY scientists.

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gas rush stories

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"Gas Rush Stories document the impacts of the Pennsylvania shale gas extraction boom with a rare level of fairness and detail.  If we want to have a civil, informed public dialogue about meeting our energy needs, we need more journalism like this." 

-Joe Osborne, Legal Director, Group Against Smog and Pollution

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You Won't Believe these Sculptures are Made Entirely of Wood #art #sculpture #wood

You Won't Believe these Sculptures are Made Entirely of Wood #art #sculpture #wood | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
  It's hard to believe, but all of the sculptures you see below are made entirely of wood and then painted. The person responsible is artist and educator Tom Eckert, who uses traditional proce...

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visualcomplexity.com | Max Planck Research Networks

visualcomplexity.com | Max Planck Research Networks | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
VisualComplexity.com is a unified resource space for anyone interested in the visualization of complex networks.
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Infographic: Why marketers choose certain colors

Infographic: Why marketers choose certain colors | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
This infographic explores the psychology of color and suggests why brands like McDonald’s and Pizza Hut prefer red whereas Lowe’s opts for blue.

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WEDCBiz's curator insight, May 22, 2013 10:21 AM

Not that all of us agree with painting our daughters' rooms pink, but still, color is something we should consider when branding our small businesses.

Ali Anani's curator insight, May 23, 2013 12:16 AM

A must reading to know your feelings and feelings of others

Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, May 23, 2013 5:12 PM

Red is a color that stimulates the appetite for food. Blue suppresses it.