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Lloyd's List, the world's oldest newspaper, to give up on print

Lloyd's List, the world's oldest newspaper, to give up on print | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
Paper founded in 1734 soon to be digital only
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Monsoon | Photojournalism: Steve McCurry

Monsoon | Photojournalism: Steve McCurry | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it

"I was eleven years old when I saw a photo essay on the monsoon in India in Life Magazine by Brian Brake, the New Zealand-born Magnum photographer.

His work established his reputation as a master color photoessayist. Twenty years later, I proposed a story to National Geographic to photograph the monsoon. The next year I joined Magnum Photos.

People have often asked me what it was like spending almost a year photographing the monsoon. I spent several months following the monsoon which affects half the people on the planet.

Weather is often my best ally as I try to capture the perfect mood for my pictures, but photographing the monsoon was an experience that taught me a lot about patience and humility.

 

Photographing in heavy rain is difficult because you have to constantly wipe the rain drops from the camera lens. That takes about a third of the time. Monsoon rain is accompanied by winds that try to wrestle away the umbrella that is wedged between my head and shoulders.

I spent four days, in a flooded city in Gujarat, India, wading around the streets in waist-deep water that was filled with bloated animal carcasses and other waste material. The fetid water enveloped me leaving a greasy film over my clothes and body. Every night when I returned to my flooded hotel, empty except for a nightwatchman, I bathed my shriveled feet in disinfectant.

 

Once I was almost sucked down into one of the holes in the street in Bombay into which water was rushing. It took every bit of my strength to keep from losing my balance. After that close call, I shuffled along, inch by inch, yard by yard, until I had to abandon my cautious instincts.

I had to see the monsoon as a predictable yearly event, and not the disaster it seemed to my western eyes. The farmers experience the monsoon as an almost religious experience as they watch their fields come back to life after being parched for half the year.

 

When I was in Porbundar, the historic birthplace of Gandhi, I came upon a dog. There he was, locked out of the house, standing on a tiny piece of concrete as the flood waters rose. His expression betrayed his emotions. You can tell by the picture that he realizes his predicament and hope his owner opens the door soon.

Actually, a moment after I took the picture, the door opened and he ran inside."- Steve Mccurry


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Make your own QR code Geo-swag or trackables for Geocaching

Make your own nifty Geo-swag using random, inexpensive kitsch and goodies. Using a customized QR code (linking to your Geocaching Profile, your blog, or a tr...

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Stephen Crewson's curator insight, September 24, 2013 5:20 AM

Adding a geocache to your campground would be a great addition.

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Creating Hero's Journey Websites: Using Storytelling To Improve Your Online Marketing

Creating Hero's Journey Websites: Using Storytelling To Improve Your Online Marketing | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
An introduction to the "Hero's Journey" method of storytelling Your product or services will likely solve a problem for your customers,  

No matter how boring you view this product, it sits within a ‘story arc’ that can always be made interesting to consumers facing the challenges that it solves.


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Nick Simonton's curator insight, September 24, 2013 12:42 PM

Old as time, the "Hero's Journey" has guided many in writing screenplays and books. It's the standard story we all know and love -- perhaps injecting some of it into your routine isn't a bad idea.

Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, September 24, 2013 5:24 PM
Great Malek Scoop and Nick Simonton comment. This is a favorite topic. Nick I was scheduled to attend McKee's Story seminar last year and then got sick and could go, but still on my bucket list to attend. Marty
Bad Spoon's curator insight, September 25, 2013 2:21 AM

Une nouvelle présentation pas à pas du "Voyage du Héros", la technique de storytelling la plus efficace à ce jour

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20 Web Design Trends In 2013 From Responsive To Storytelling

20 Web Design Trends In 2013 From Responsive To Storytelling | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it

Producing failures is an essential part of innovation. It is the way we learn. Here are ten world famous innovation failures meant to inspire you.


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Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, September 22, 2013 6:51 PM

Web design is changing fast and here are 20 trends we've seen this year.

Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, September 24, 2013 4:54 PM

2 lovely subjects: Web designer and storytelling !

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World Famous Innovation Failures

World Famous Innovation Failures | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it

Producing failures is an essential part of innovation. It is the way we learn. Here are ten world famous innovation failures meant to inspire you.


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The War of the Worlds: Orson Welles’ 1938 Radio Drama That Petrified a Nation

The War of the Worlds: Orson Welles’ 1938 Radio Drama That Petrified a Nation | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
Back in the late 1930s, Orson Welles launched The Mercury Theatre on the Air, a radio program dedicated to bringing dramatic, theatrical productions to the American airwaves. The show had a fairly short run.
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Making Music with the Brooklyn Bridge | The Human Harp

Artist Di Mainstone has plans to transform New York's Brooklyn Bridge with the Human Harp, an instrumental sculpture that allows pedestrians to physically 'p...
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Interview with an Icon: The Lost Tape Recordings

Interview with an Icon: The Lost Tape Recordings | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
For as long as the technology has been available, journalists have preferred documenting their interviews on little tape recorders rather than relying on their note-taking skills.
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12 Steps to Avoid Going Broke Applying to Film Festivals | Filmmaker Magazine

12 Steps to Avoid Going Broke Applying to Film Festivals | Filmmaker Magazine | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
I recently wrote an article about 12 Steps to a Saner Festival Plan in which I suggested the volume-method of festivals: Get your film into as many festivals as
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The 10 Greatest Films of All Time According to 846 Film Critics

The 10 Greatest Films of All Time According to 846 Film Critics | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
We've recently featured the all-time-greatest-film-selections from such celebrated directors as Stanley Kubrick, Martin Scorsese, Woody Allen, and Quentin Tarantino.
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Create Custom Graphics and Titles To Display Inside Live Google Hangouts Sessions

Create Custom Graphics and Titles To Display Inside Live Google Hangouts Sessions | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it

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Robin Good's curator insight, August 24, 2013 7:08 AM



HangoutMagix is a free web app which allows you to create the graphics elements to make your live sessions inside Google Hangouts look more professional.  


With HangoutMagix you can create an overlay bar with your name and title, add a call-to-action and display the name of your show with its logo.


The tool is very simple and intuitive to use. You select the graphic element you want to personalize, edit the text, change the colors, select a style among the pre-set ones and you are ready to save a transparent .PNG file that you can then import into Google Hangouts interface.


Free to use.


Try it out now: http://hangoutmagix.com/ 


See how it works: http://i.imgur.com/bij0ltY.gif 

Video tutorial: http://youtu.be/5pCJJ8lCTMs 



 

 

Randy Bauer's curator insight, August 24, 2013 4:40 PM

This is a great recommendation by Robin Good on graphics for Google Hangouts. Hangouts are taking off and using graphics to spruce up the hangout for calls to action or logo/display has great impliations for adding value. I will check this out and pass it along.

Josette Williams's curator insight, January 5, 2014 4:02 AM

Accessorize your Google Hangouts with this nifty app.

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WTF Visualizations

WTF Visualizations | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
Visualizations that make no sense. (RT @hcaligari: Really bad but strangely captivating Data Visualisation collected in Tumblr....

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Creation starts by curation: even Star Wars is a remix

An exploration of the remix techniques involved in producing films. Part Two of a four-part series.


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malek's curator insight, September 4, 2013 8:35 AM

Creation Vs Curation:  another evidence from a highly creative industry of how curation is a valuable form of creative and intellectual labor

Peter Sampson's curator insight, September 17, 2013 4:09 PM

this is worth a watch - the creative process

Cat Perrin's curator insight, October 19, 2013 6:53 AM

Tout a déjà été dit,pensé,  écrit, et peint; On re-visite,  c'est tout!

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20 Jobs of the Future

In the past, careers were stable, linear and singular. People chose one path and pursued it over the course of their lives from college to retirement. In our mo

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11 Awesome Ways Data Has Been Turned Into Art

Who knew number crunching could be so cool? See more original art happenings at Make Our Mark , a collaborative art project made possible by Levi's ®. ("Hope Vs.

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Objects & Figures Form Human Faces in Optical Illusion Paintings

Objects & Figures Form Human Faces in Optical Illusion Paintings | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it

Producing failures is an essential part of innovation. It is the way we learn. Here are ten world famous innovation failures meant to inspire you.


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23 Great Sources For Free Educational Videos Online

23 Great Sources For Free Educational Videos Online | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it

Producing failures is an essential part of innovation. It is the way we learn. Here are ten world famous innovation failures meant to inspire you.


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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, November 28, 2013 7:26 AM

Very nice sharing. Thanks

Scott Anderson (Daymap)'s curator insight, December 1, 2013 7:53 PM

Here are some fantastic and free links teachers can use!

Maggie McGuirk Veres's curator insight, September 3, 2014 1:48 PM

It's worth a look.

 

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Feedback. The Creativity Killer.

Feedback. The Creativity Killer. | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
We'll tackle negative feedback and learn how to combat it. You'll discover the 12 ways to manage feedback and keep your creativity alive.

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The 55 Strangest, Greatest Films Never Made (Chosen by John Green)

The 55 Strangest, Greatest Films Never Made (Chosen by John Green) | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
The Lord of the Rings starring the Beatles?

The Little Prince, adapted by Orson Welles?

Batman vs. Dwight D. Eisenhower? 

These are movies I'd pay to see!
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A Field of 20,000 Glowing Lights | Bruce Munro at Cheekwood

An exclusive tour of Bruce Munro's "Light" on display at Cheekwood Gardens in Nashville. Using an inventive array of materials and hundreds of miles of glowi...
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Bret Victor - Inventing on Principle

Bio: Bret Victor invents tools that enable people to understand and create. He has designed experimental UI concepts at Apple, interactive data graphics for Al Gore,…
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From 30´50 on Bret Victor shows an interesting tool to make animations by your hand. Seems so effortless.

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10 Hot Social Networks to Watch

10 Hot Social Networks to Watch | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
Thinking of taking a break from Facebook or Twitter? Looking for a smaller, nicher group of friends? One of these 10 growing networks could be for you.
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Randy Pausch Last Lecture: Achieving Your Childhood Dreams

Randy Pausch Last Lecture: Achieving Your Childhood Dreams | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
Carnegie Mellon Professor Randy Pausch (Oct. 23, 1960 - July 25, 2008) gave his last lecture at the university Sept. 18, 2007, before a packed McConomy Audit...
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Remember you dreams!

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10 Badasses of Art History

10 Badasses of Art History | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
Think all artists are just pastel-toting sissies? Think again. The 10 artist’s below were known for breaking rules, taking names, and causing a stir.

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