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NFB’s Free McLaren’s Workshop iPad App is a Must-Download

NFB’s Free McLaren’s Workshop iPad App is a Must-Download | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
McLaren’s Workshop is a free iPad app from the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) that provides access to over fifty films by experimental filmmaker Norman McLaren and allows users to create their own films with animation techniques used by McLaren.
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Shadows in Greece | Photojournalist: Enri Canaj

Shadows in Greece | Photojournalist: Enri Canaj | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it

The centre of Athens, as I first remember it, was full of life.

During the period before the Olympic Games, there was great development. New hotels appeared in order to host the visitors, shops, restaurants and cafes kept sprouting up, it was full of people everywhere. All this happened within a few years. It was as if the city put on new clothes. During the days of the Olympics, the city was clean and well-guarded. You would not see street- merchants, drug-addicts or immigrants, just tourists and people who came in order to have a good time. In my eyes, it looked like another place.

 

As time passed, the city started deteriorating and gradually recovered its previous character: the everyday life that we all knew, with the junkies, the street-merchants, the the immigrants and the prostitutes.

Time passes fast. The city is now fading. Some people abandon it due to the crisis. Many shops and hotels have shut down, the centre is now almost deserted. People fear they will get ripped-off, they hear that this happens all the time. They no longer feel like going out and wandering about like before. They even fear seeing all the poverty and destitution, the drug-users who will rip you off for their shot, the women prostituting themselves.

 

But for me, those people were always there. I found them all there when I first arrived as a 9-year old child. They were always there when I was growing up. They are somehow trapped in their lives, subsisting in terrible circumstances, in squalid houses with insufficient hygiene.


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Photo report's curator insight, June 17, 2013 3:59 AM

Enri Canaj was born in Tirana, Albania, in 1980. He spent his early childhood there and moved with his family to Greece in 1991, immediately after the opening of the borders. He is based in Athens and covers stories in Greece and the Balkans.

 

He studied photography at the Leica Academy in Athens. In 2007 he took part in a British Council project on migration, attending a year-long workshop with Magnum photographer Nikos Economopoulos.

Since 2008, he has been a freelance photographer for major publications such as Time Magazine Lightbox, Newsweek, Le monde Diplomatique (German edition),TO VIMA, TA NEA, Tachydromos and VIMAGAZINO. A sample of his work has been exhibited at the Cultural Foundation of the National Bank of Greece in Athens and Salonica, at the Bilgi Santral in Istanbul, the European Parliament in Brussels and the Athens Photo Festival.

 

He has been working in the Balkans, mainly Kosovo and Albania, as well as Greece, focusing on migration and the recent crisis.

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Gloria Swanson (by Edward Steichen, 1924)

Gloria Swanson (by Edward Steichen, 1924) | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it

“Photography is a medium of formidable contradictions. It is both ridiculously easy and almost impossibly difficult. It is easy because its technical rudiments can readily be mastered by anyone with a few simple instructions. It is difficult because, while the artist working in any other medium begins with a blank surface and gradually brings his conception into being, the photographer is the only imagemaker who begins with the picture completed. His emotions, his knowledge, and his native talent are brought into focus and fixed beyond recall the moment the shutter of his camera has closed.” – Edward Steichen


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Martin Scorsese's Film School: The 85 Films You Need To See To Know Anything About Film

Martin Scorsese's Film School: The 85 Films You Need To See To Know Anything About Film | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
Fast Company’s in-depth profile of Martin Scorsese for the How To Live A Creative Life issue had a compelling by-product: this list of 85 films that the director said most influenced him.
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Book Paintings by Ekaterina Panikanova | Colossal

Book Paintings by Ekaterina Panikanova | Colossal | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it

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Ida Brandão's comment, June 14, 2013 8:48 AM
Very creative!
Leslie Minton's curator insight, June 14, 2013 10:26 AM

Interesting idea.. maybe a class project around a unifying theme.

Nataliasterns's curator insight, August 14, 2013 2:31 PM

la construcción de otra cosa desde varias fuentes

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Operation: Integrate all the things!

Operation: Integrate all the things! | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
A few nights ago, I was sitting on my couch about to get down with a bottle of wine and some Netflix. I grabbed my phone and opened the XBox SmartGlass app, which basically works like a virtual game-slash-remote controller.
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Amazon Coins? I think I’ll stick with quarters….. | Loyalty360.org

Amazon Coins?  I think I’ll stick with quarters….. | Loyalty360.org | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
A couple weeks ago, Amazon announced the rollout of Amazon Coins – their new virtual currency – depositing $5 worth of said Coins in every Kindle Fire owner’s account to get started.
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Do Amazon Coins challenge Bit Coins as virtual currency?

 

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Here At Home - NFB/interactive - National Film Board of Canada

When people with mental illness are homeless, everybody pays. A web documentary in search of the real cost of homelessness.
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Collapsus: The Energy Risk Conspiracy

Collapsus is a new experience in cross-media storytelling that combines interactivity with animation, fiction and documentary.
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Sound Ecology - NFB/interactive - National Film Board of Canada

Un documentaire web qui pose le problème croissant de la pollution sonore en soulevant, en trame de fond, notre incapacité à soutenir le silence. Parcours en ville, en banlieue, en nature et en ermitage.
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A very intriguing web documentary about Sound Ecology. Really worth watching - and listening.

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Game-Based Learning Is Probably Worth Looking Into

Game-Based Learning Is Probably Worth Looking Into | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
“No TV until you finish that level.” Can you imagine? Recent research shows that video games, once considered public school enemy number one, might just be one of our greatest assets in delivering an effective...

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The Art of Data Visualization

Humans have a powerful capacity to process visual information, skills that date far back in our evolutionary lineage. And since the advent of science, we hav...

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April Compo's curator insight, June 10, 2013 5:10 PM

I like how graphs & charts can be so pretty.

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On Blogging and Social Media: Is Scoop.it the new Twitter?

On Blogging and Social Media: Is Scoop.it the new Twitter? | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it

For those who aren't familiar with Scoop.it, it's a web based platform for collecting and curating content based around themes, with it collects together in an interactive magazine like format. It also allows 'curators' to comment on the materials they collect and share the additions to their collections through a wide range of other social media platforms (including Twitter). This gives it a form of micro-blogging capability, especially as visitors to the site can also interact around the curated content and build conversations about it.


Here are two of my Scoop.it sites

 

Learning technologyTools for learners

 

 

If you have ever tried to build a conversation with multiple people asynchronously on Twitter, you will know how confusing that can become, but on Scoop.it the interaction appears below the content being discussed, so you can quite easily have multiple conversations on-going at the same time.

 

Click headline to access website--


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WATERLIFE - NFB

WATERLIFE - NFB | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
The interactive story of the last great supply of fresh drinking water on Earth.
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Important story made in innovating and appealing way.

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Patras | Photographer: Enri Canaj

Patras | Photographer: Enri Canaj | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it

In the port city of Patras, there are hundreds of immigrants who were deliberately denied the slightest assistance (housing, food, medical care, freedom of movement) -even those that have already been legally recognized as refugees.

Most of them have fled conflicts in Darfur, Afghanistan and Syria, and when they saw the squalid living conditions in Greece, they tried to continue their journey to other countries of the European Union, risking their lives again.

 

Trucks transporting goods between Italy and Greece are the only way to access the ferry linking the two sides. The increasing militarization of Greek ports forces immigrants and asylum seekers to improvise the most unlikely and risky maneuvers in order to hide in the basement of a truck.

These people have left their countries thinking that Greece would be a short station in their trip to Italy, France or Germany. But, six years have gone and they still remain in Patras, living all together in an abandoned factory next to the port... - Enri Canaj




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Photo report's curator insight, June 17, 2013 4:04 AM

Enri was born in Tirana, Albania in 1980. In 2003 he graduated from Leica Photographic Academy. He worked as an advertising photography assistant while pursuing his own projects .

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7 tips for writing about a boring subject

7 tips for writing about a boring subject | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
It's called 'work' for a reason, and they pay you to do it, but grinding out X-hundred words on a tedious topic needn't crush your soul. Try these tactics.
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Stunning Behind-the-Scenes Photos Show Iconic Movies in a New Light

Stunning Behind-the-Scenes Photos Show Iconic Movies in a New Light | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
We love the magic of the movies, that trickery that lets us believe in beautiful robots, time-traveling scientists, wolf men, and flying superheroes.
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Reasons Fans Do Not Like Your Status Updates | Social Media Today

Reasons Fans Do Not Like Your Status Updates | Social Media Today | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
Messages on Twitter with a question mark draw 52 percent fewer clicks for B2C companies and 39 percent fewer for B2B companies. So if you’re going to ask questions Facebook is the place to do it, but stay away from open-ended ones.
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Is Bitcoin the future of currency?

Is Bitcoin the future of currency? | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
Spencer Kelly explains the workings behind Bitcoin and how people have already become millionaires through the currency.
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Bréves de Trottoirs - an interactive web documentary

Bréves de Trottoirs - an interactive web documentary | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
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The Everyday Walk of Fame is a webdocumnetary platform which tells stories of daily celebrities. Through a multimedia platform utilizing audio, video and still photography, it wants to make the invisible visible.

 

A homeless speculator, a papy dancer, a model and poet street painter. The real people are telling their own, very real stories through compelling, intimate multimedia reportages. These narratives speak to the heart of human cindition and give a reflection of our own society.

 

The Everyday Walk of Fame is the first collaboration of two young professionals Oliver Lambert and Thomas Salva.

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NFB/Interactive - National Film Board of Canada

An evolving collection of innovative, interactive stories exploring the world - and our place in it - from uniquely Canadian points of view.
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The story of Pine Point mostly unfolds through the written word, as it was originally written as a book, but the documentary is a creative collage of material from and about Pine Point—a Canadian mining town that disappeared in the 1980s. This documentary revolves around memories and the objects that keep the town’s spirit alive.

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Long Lance

Was he a black man, a white man, or an Indian chief? This documentary looks at legendary and fascinating impostor Chief Buffalo Child Long Lance. In the early ... — Enjoy over a thousand films on our Facebook page.
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Climate change on the Tibetan plateau - audio slideshow

Climate change on the Tibetan plateau - audio slideshow | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
Photojournalist Sean Gallagher talks about his latest project that captures melting glaciers, grassland degradation and the loss of Tibetan culture

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The Secret To A Successful Web Series

Web Series Channel was present at the 2013 installment of the Web Series Festival "HollyWeb 2013" where we asked web series creators about the secret to a su...
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"The creators are doing what they want do and what they can do. And basically nobody, not the big guy decides anymore, who makes what. It´s you decide, you wanna do something and you just do it."

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Kotisivut kuolivat, yritysblogi kerää kävijät

Kotisivut kuolivat, yritysblogi kerää kävijät | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
Sisällöltään köyhät yrityksen kotisivut ovat kohta historiaa. Ne eivät näy hakukoneissa eivätkä leviä sosiaalisessa mediassa. Sen sijaan yritysblogi voi moninkertaistaa kävijämäärät.

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