Sitting on Two Stools
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a simple story well told:
between home and homeland
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Curated by Debbie James
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Framing The Story : NPR

Framing The Story : NPR | Sitting on Two Stools | Scoop.it
Stories ignite our imagination, let us leap over cultural walls and cross the barriers of time. They affirm who we are, and allow us to experience the similarities between ourselves and others.
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Storytelling: How To Tell Great Stories That Engage EVERYONE

Storytelling is having that ability to captivate one person or a group of people with an engaging narrative that charms them, that makes them feel like THE
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Workshop Your Filmmaking Skills with SNL's Alex Buono on 'The Art of Visual Storytelling Tour' « nofilmschool

Workshop Your Filmmaking Skills with SNL's Alex Buono on 'The Art of Visual Storytelling Tour' « nofilmschool | Sitting on Two Stools | Scoop.it
RT @nofilmschool: Workshop Your Filmmaking Skills w/ #SNL's @AlexBuono on 'The Art of Visual Storytelling Tour' http://t.co/ktYDkfxlrr
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Scheherazade: From Storytelling 'Slave' To 'First Feminist' - WFAE

Scheherazade: From Storytelling 'Slave' To 'First Feminist' - WFAE | Sitting on Two Stools | Scoop.it
Scheherazade: From Storytelling 'Slave' To 'First Feminist'
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Hanan al-Shaykh's other books include The Story of Zahra, Women of Sand and Myrrh and The Locust and the Bird.
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Film Courage | Empowering Independent Filmmakers and Creatives

Film Courage | Empowering Independent Filmmakers and Creatives | Sitting on Two Stools | Scoop.it
Film Courage is a website and radio show focusing on DIY/DIWO approaches to indie filmmaking.  We aim to empower independent filmmakers and other creatives through interviews and stories from fellow artists.
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Cymatics in Play: Sonic Water Installation - Pop-up Bliss

Cymatics in Play: Sonic Water Installation - Pop-up Bliss | Sitting on Two Stools | Scoop.it
The world of cymatics (study of visible sound and vibration) has become an increasingly popular media, bringing together tech geeks, acoustics experts, lighting designers, sound installation artists and dudes + dudettes who like trippy stuff.
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In the Middle: Globalization and the Humanities in the Twenty-first Century

In the Middle: Globalization and the Humanities in the Twenty-first Century | Sitting on Two Stools | Scoop.it
"Storytelling makes us human." --Alex Huang. Preach it, brother. http://t.co/foAw9tTE81 #humanitiesrule #congressionalhearing
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Brilliant and bejeweled prostheses designed to stand out instead of blend in

Brilliant and bejeweled prostheses designed to stand out instead of blend in | Sitting on Two Stools | Scoop.it
While many prosthetic limbs are either purely functional, or designed to somewhat resemble the limbs they replace, the prostheses designed by Sophie de Oliveira Barata for her Alternative Limb Project celebrate their artificial nature.
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Do This: Tales of the Table

Do This: Tales of the Table | Sitting on Two Stools | Scoop.it
Together, Fête Chicago and 2nd Story will present an intimate evening of storytelling from the stovetop annals of Chef Ina Pinkney, Mike Gebert, Molly Each, and Jessica Young.
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'Inkscapes' installation livestreams iPad drawings across a 120 foot display

'Inkscapes' installation livestreams iPad drawings across a 120 foot display | Sitting on Two Stools | Scoop.it
"Inkscapes" is a sprawling installation that turns tablet doodling into something more profound. Created by Adrià Navarro and DI Shin, the system streams live iPad drawings across a giant,...
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Now, these are the size of displays we are interested in for the next installation.

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Archiculture: a documentary film that explores the architectural studio (full 25 min film)

Archiculture takes a thoughtful, yet critical look at the architectural studio. The 25-minute film offers a unique glimpse into the world of studio-based
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Hmmm. Cities, architecture, geoculture.
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Modern Ruins of Abandoned Detroit (PHOTOS) - weather.com

Modern Ruins of Abandoned Detroit (PHOTOS) - weather.com | Sitting on Two Stools | Scoop.it
Photographers capture the fascinating and dramatic decline of the once-majestic city of Detroit.
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Pussy Riot Documentary: Katya Samutsevich Talks New HBO Film (INTERVIEW ... - Huffington Post

Pussy Riot Documentary: Katya Samutsevich Talks New HBO Film (INTERVIEW ... - Huffington Post | Sitting on Two Stools | Scoop.it
Pussy Riot Documentary: Katya Samutsevich Talks New HBO Film (INTERVIEW ...
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Advocacy videos: Digital storytelling on a budget

Advocacy videos: Digital storytelling on a budget | Sitting on Two Stools | Scoop.it
Looking to produce your organization's videos in house? Check out our top recommendations for budget-friendly tools with professional outcomes.
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4 Ways to Build Storytelling into Press Releases

4 Ways to Build Storytelling into Press Releases | Sitting on Two Stools | Scoop.it
Assuming that you need to stick to dry language and a certain format when drafting a press release can limit the appeal (and ultimately the success) of your message. Press releases have the potenti...
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While I am less interested in PR, than other uses of storytelling, this provides a structure to integrate storytelling in promotional materials.

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Fables, Myths And Narratives — Converting Our S...

Fables, Myths And Narratives — Converting Our S... | Sitting on Two Stools | Scoop.it
Senongo Akpem: "This article talks about 5 concepts of telling multi-screen stories and how we can use them to create exciting, digital experiences." (RT @D_RockingChair: Fables, Myths & Narratives: Converting Our Stories Into Multi-Screen Experiences...
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Kurt Vonnegut on the Shapes of Stories and Good News vs. Bad News

Kurt Vonnegut on the Shapes of Stories and Good News vs. Bad News | Sitting on Two Stools | Scoop.it
"The truth is, we know so little about life, we don't really know what the good news is and what the bad news is."

This season has been r (Storytelling, so important.
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A Cool Non-Linear Model of Storytelling | Shah Wharton

A Cool Non-Linear Model of Storytelling | Shah Wharton | Sitting on Two Stools | Scoop.it
Nonlinear narrative has been around forever, but it has been considered inferior, erroneous, complicated - and not in a good way - when compared to linear narrative.
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As I develop a draft treatement for our trip to Belgrade, non-linear storytelling intrigues me the most - a cross between screen and multiple screen and format.

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Kinotopic - iPhone app to create Kinos and Cinemagraphs

Kinotopic - iPhone app to create Kinos and Cinemagraphs | Sitting on Two Stools | Scoop.it

Via Adrian Miles
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Transmedia Storytelling meets Tourism

Transmedia Storytelling meets Tourism | Sitting on Two Stools | Scoop.it
Transmedia Storytelling, Digital Media, Tourism (Today I finally started my own digital magazine / weblog entitled “#TransmediaStorytelling meets #Tourism” http://t.co/M7gNvrzgJo)...
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Looking forward to reading how this weblog grows.

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Soraia Ferreira, Ph.D.'s comment, April 7, 2013 3:21 PM
Thank you.
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Opening of sitting on two stools

James and Erich have collaborated on a range of multimedia projects over the past decade.
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Join us in person, join us in spirt at the April 4th opening of

Sitting on two stools | Ne mozeš sjediti na dvije stolice (trans. You cannot sit on two stools). Add to the show by answering 8 survey questions found at:

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/VS79NMT

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Debbie James's comment, April 7, 2013 9:43 AM
Opening night was a success. We are looking forward to catching up and following through with all the valuable suggestions for improving our audio space.