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Comics in Focus: The Image Revolution

Want to help fund a documentary about Image Comics?  They've got a KickStarter pitch in the offing.  The film will be produced by the same team behind the critically-acclaimed documentaries Grant Morrison: Talking with Gods and Warren Ellis: Captured Ghosts. It will be directed by Patrick Meaney and produced in partnership by Sequart Research & Literacy Organization and Respect Films.

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You think Pinterest is big? Here comes The Fancy, with a brand spanking new e-commerce platform

You think Pinterest is big? Here comes The Fancy, with a brand spanking new e-commerce platform | Stuff that Tweaks | Scoop.it
The user experience will go a little something like this: a certain number of people fancy a product. The vendor or creator of that product notices. The Fancy then offers that seller an opportunity to offer their product to the people who have fancied it directly on thefancy.com, at a discount or a group buying rate. Alternatively, a vendor may simply set up a virtual storefront on the site.
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Arc 1.1 / The future always wins

Arc 1.1 / The future always wins | Stuff that Tweaks | Scoop.it

Arc, a new publication from the makers of New Scientist, explores the future through cutting-edge science fiction and forward-looking essays by some of the world’s most celebrated authors, alongside columns by thinkers and practitioners from the worlds of books, design, gaming, film and more.  But will it make me buy a Kindle?

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20 Minutes of Exercise a Day Is Enough to Get You Fit

20 Minutes of Exercise a Day Is Enough to Get You Fit | Stuff that Tweaks | Scoop.it
The idea is simple. You workout for one minute with strenuous activity and push your heart rate to about 90 percent of its maximum rate. You can get a rough estimate of your maximum heart rate by subtracting your age from 220. After the minute is up, you slow down and recover for one minute. You then repeat this 10 times for a total of 20 minutes (or 10 minutes of actual exercise).
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Deus Ex: Human Revolution

Deus Ex: Human Revolution | Stuff that Tweaks | Scoop.it

A discussion with Paul Furminger from Goldtooth Creative (director of the sequence) and Jean-François Dugas from Eidos-Montreal (Game Director on Deus Ex: Human Revolution).

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Bumpy nanoparticles improve the efficiency of thin-film solar cells

Bumpy nanoparticles improve the efficiency of thin-film solar cells | Stuff that Tweaks | Scoop.it
Scientists have set a new record for thin-film solar cell efficiency, using bumpy silver and gold nanoparticles.
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Experienced YouTube Producers Topping Big Media Companies As YouTube's Original Content Strategy Kicks In | Adweek

Experienced YouTube Producers Topping Big Media Companies As YouTube's Original Content Strategy Kicks In | Adweek | Stuff that Tweaks | Scoop.it
Guess which companies are having early success as part of YouTube’s massive 96-channel rollout? The ones that have done it before.
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Radio Riel ~ Real Radio, Your Reality!

Radio Riel ~ Real Radio, Your Reality! | Stuff that Tweaks | Scoop.it

Radio Riel is an Internet-based public radio station supported by listeners and sponsors, with six audio streams including the marvelous Radio Riel STEAMPUNK station!  If you love Steampunk, you'll love Radio Riel!

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Weekend Playlist: Steampunk! - SF Signal – A Speculative Fiction Blog

Weekend Playlist: Steampunk! - SF Signal – A Speculative Fiction Blog | Stuff that Tweaks | Scoop.it
The Geek Mom Blog, hosted over on Wired's website, has an interesting piece about Steampunk music. What caught my eye however, was this statement: “When a band selects “steampunk” on that drop-down box, what does ...

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A Unified Labeling System for Transmedia Projects

A Unified Labeling System for Transmedia Projects | Stuff that Tweaks | Scoop.it

Robert Pratten wants to develop a unified labeling for transmedia projects. The objective is to allow the audience to quickly and easily determine

(a) if this is the kind of project they will like

(b) what is expected of them in terms of time and effort required to enjoy the project.


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The politics of cultural production // Culture Digitally

The politics of cultural production // Culture Digitally | Stuff that Tweaks | Scoop.it

...trade associations for publishers, trade associations for developers, individual corporations and various public and public/private bodies interacting to shape an emerging discourse around games as a cultural product. In the end the argument for games as cultural product won out in Europe, with strict limits, and without setting a precedent.

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An animated explanation of how your personal data gets tracked and sold

An animated explanation of how your personal data gets tracked and sold | Stuff that Tweaks | Scoop.it
The video comes from Michael Ringley, a graphic designer living in San Francisco. It tracks the life of an MMS message, 28,000 of which are sent every second, meaning the average user will have 736 pieces of personal data collected every day. That includes details like your number, who you’re calling, the location, date and time, the duration, and the amount of data transmitted.
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The heroine's journey

The heroine's journey | Stuff that Tweaks | Scoop.it

"...the mechanics of choice and self-sacrifice in games, and the fact that those often play out in culturally gendered ways. For the lead character of Fallout 3 -- who can be played as female, but was rather transparently originally written as male -- sixty hours of shooting people in the head for three bottles of Nuka Cola can be triumphantly redeemed by a single self-immolation. For the lead females of many, many casual games, sacrifice and service are the only game there is."


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1811 Dictionary in the Vulgar Tongue

Project Gutenberg's 1811 Dictionary in the Vulgar Tongue, by Francis Grose (via BoingBoing) ...Amazing how many of these still resonate, even if the meaning has changed.

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Mozilla Renames BrowserID As Persona - Your New Online Identity System | ITProPortal.com

Mozilla Renames BrowserID As Persona - Your New Online Identity System | ITProPortal.com | Stuff that Tweaks | Scoop.it

Open source software outfit Mozilla reveals its forthcoming identity service "Persona".

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Pinterest not a pirate anymore, helps site owners disable pins

Pinterest not a pirate anymore, helps site owners disable pins | Stuff that Tweaks | Scoop.it

By way of the "pin," accidental thieves exchange copyrighted content on digital pin-board site Pinterest. To thwart any lawsuits in the making, the much talked-about startup has given disgruntled site owners a way to stop piracy before it starts. ... Pinterest has provided website owners with a simple snippet of code, located in the updated help section of the site, to help them nip unwanted pinning in the bud.

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Researchers create on/off switch for credit cards to prevent RFID theft

Researchers create on/off switch for credit cards to prevent RFID theft | Stuff that Tweaks | Scoop.it
Researchers are working on an on/off switch for the next generation of credit cards. No, not to stop you from spending money you shouldn't, but to help protect you from theft and fraud.
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Canadian production company harnesses social media, international team to create unprecedented interactive documentary experience

Canadian production company harnesses social media, international team to create unprecedented interactive documentary experience | Stuff that Tweaks | Scoop.it
Multiplatform transmedia content and targeted online marketing pulls thousands of fans into Battle Castle universe before tv documentary series broadcasts.

 

[Wow! Transmedia as a way of expanding viewership beyond the traditional audience for documentary works.  Yeah!]


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Group Storytelling: 5 Best-In-Class Examples

Group Storytelling: 5 Best-In-Class Examples | Stuff that Tweaks | Scoop.it

"Storytellers are mixing communities to create narratives across mediums. This process often involves sharing with a group or co-creating stories together"...


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Path's Address Book Privacy Flap Hits D.C. | Adweek

Path's Address Book Privacy Flap Hits D.C. | Adweek | Stuff that Tweaks | Scoop.it
It was only a matter of time before Congress got wind of reports that certain apps have been collecting consumers' address books without their consent.
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If Battlestar Galactica was a nature film, it would look like this

If Battlestar Galactica was a nature film, it would look like this | Stuff that Tweaks | Scoop.it

For his time-lapse movie of the South Dakotan night sky, photographer Randy Halverson recruited Battlestar Galactica composer Bear McCreary to supply the original soundtrack.  Its frakkin' amazing ...watch it now!

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Hit men, click whores, and paid apologists: Welcome to the Silicon Cesspool

Hit men, click whores, and paid apologists: Welcome to the Silicon Cesspool | Stuff that Tweaks | Scoop.it

Yellow journalism for the new millienia ...read Dan Lyons article on how some well known tech bloggers have a hidden agenda.


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Electronic Security a Worry in an Age of Digital Espionage

Electronic Security a Worry in an Age of Digital Espionage | Stuff that Tweaks | Scoop.it

Information has become easier to steal over the Internet because employees can carry proprietary data around. ... The implication, said Jacob Olcott, a cybersecurity expert at Good Harbor Consulting, was that devices brought into China were hacked. “Everybody knows that if you are doing business in China, in the 21st century, you don’t bring anything with you. That’s ‘Business 101’ — at least it should be.

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Creative Industries - Portal Entertainment and Immersion: A Storytelling Platform for the Digital Age - Articles - Open Innovation

Creative Industries - Portal Entertainment and Immersion: A Storytelling Platform for the Digital Age - Articles - Open Innovation | Stuff that Tweaks | Scoop.it

Portal Entertainment: a UK-based premium digital entertainment company that makes 'immersive entertainment': stories where the audience take part in them.

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