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How to think like a social media artist

How to think like a social media artist

If you want to sharpen or deepen your use of social media, try going to art school. That’s the big takeaway from my first months here at Emily Carr University of Art + Design. I can’t say I’m “going to” art school — my role heading...
9 ways social media can support your creativity

9 ways social media can support your creativity

Some new mothers worry about when they’ll get to sleep through the night; I worried about when I’d get to write a novel. I’d always figured that I’d write a book some day, but now that I had a kid, would some day ever come? For me, the answer...

Rob’s Northern Voice keynote

If you’ve ever wondered whether social media is funny, check out the reaction to Rob’s Teh Funny Northern Voice keynote. The Twitter backchannel is reprinted in text below. These tweets are in chronological order, so you can follow the thread of the...
Mary Robinson on media freedom

Mary Robinson on media freedom

The Elders' Every Human Has Rights campaign has just relaunched its site (on Drupal!) We've been privileged to work with the EHHR team in telling the story of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights online. For a great snapshot of why the UDHR matters, check...
Every Human Has Rights makes human rights personal

Every Human Has Rights makes human rights personal

For the past two months, I've been part of the digital strategy team for The Elders, an extraordinary NGO that was launched last year by Richard Branson and Peter Gabriel. The vision is to convene a council of elders for the global village; the founding elders...
5 ways to shape the soul of the Internet

5 ways to shape the soul of the Internet

Does YouTube make people into exhibitionists? Does Facebook stunt teenagers’ social skills? Does 43Things help people realize their dreams? Journalists, academics and web surfers have been arguing over whether the Internet is Ultimate Good or Ultimate Evil long...
Now available: Hacktivism & The Future of Political Participation

Now available: Hacktivism & The Future of Political Participation

As announced today on Civic Minded: I’m making my complete dissertation available for download, beginning today. Depending on your interests, you might want to download the whole enchilada, or to look at selected chapters: Chapter 1: Introduction provides an...
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