Marek Dojs

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Become the creative you’ve always wanted to be by embracing these seven habits

The most commonly held belief about creativity is that it’s elusive, esoteric and unique only to the anointed few.<p>The ancient Greeks believed that creativity was a divine attendant spirit that came to human beings from some distant and unknowable source, for distant and unknowable reasons. They …

Creativity

This app is like Shazam for fonts

WhatTheFont is a Shazam for fonts — a designer’s dream.<p>The app is a mobile version of the website previously developed by MyFonts, and recognizes any font you point at with your camera, including a variation of similar fonts to go with it. It also lets you buy the fonts you find directly through …

I Don’t Feel Your Pain: Why We Need More Morality and Less Empathy | Heleo

“Feeling other people’s pain, feeling their suffering… I think it leads to biased decisions, to irrational, short sighted actions and tone.”<p><b>Maria</b> …

Olivier Had It Wrong: Shakespeare’s Original Pronunciation

We’ve learned to understand Shakespeare from the likes of Laurence Olivier (or perhaps the likes of Ethan Hawke). To our ears, Olivier seems to define the sound of Shakespeare, but he was probably way off. Over the 400 years since Shakespeare’s death, the pronunciation of English has changed so …

The cult around Shakespeare has led to the restoration of murals in Stratford-upon-Avon, whitewashed over by his father. They’re far from masterpieces, but they do show us an England in thrall to devils and death<p>Stratford-upon-Avon is a town preserved not in amber but by language. The words of its …

Art

10 Quotes about Creativity

Here are some of my favorite quotes about creativity – and we can all use a little help being creative, right?<p>“The chief enemy of creativity is good …

The art of storytelling, according to the founders of StoryCorps and Humans of New York

Between them, Dave Isay, TED Prize winner and founder of StoryCorps, and Brandon Stanton, founder of Humans of New York, have collected more than …

Brand Journalism versus Brand Storytelling

By Andrew HutchinsonI read an interview with author Arnold Zable recently in which he discussed his work in championing causes through his writing, …

Technology and The Evolution of Storytelling

by John Lasseter<p>It is such an exciting time to be a filmmaker.<p>I do not believe the notion that the cinema is dying or dead because it’s amazing what …

Animation

Photographer Creates Stunning Symmetric Images with Light and Reflection

<b>All Photographs (c) Ferdinand Choffray, Courtesy of Ferdinand Choffray</b><p>Could symmetrical composition be part of defining beauty? Symmetry makes it attractive. This is what we've been told. When applied to photography, the binomial equilibrium and proportion can create striking images.<p>The shots of</b> …

First real alternative to Photoshop launched... and it's free

We're big fans of Affinity Designer, a low-price but high-end Mac alternative to Adobe Illustrator launched last June. And we're not alone: Apple, …

What is data journalism?

In the summer of 1967 rioting hit Detroit. It was a major news story: 43 people died and well over 1,000 were injured, with thousands more arrested. Journalist Philip Meyer decided to try reporting that story in a different way. Using data and social science methods, he would tell the true story of …

Public Domain Project Offers Tons of Copyright-free Media to Use in Class

January 28, 2015 <br>Public Domain Project is a new website that provides tons of copyright-free historical media files and cultural artifacts that you …

The Rise of Indigenous Storytelling in Games

Closing the culture gap.<p>For isolated indigenous communities, video games are becoming the medium of choice to tell their stories, spread their values …

Storytelling That Moves People

Persuasion is the centerpiece of business activity. Customers must be convinced to buy your company’s products or services, employees and colleagues to go along with a new strategic plan or reorganization, investors to buy (or not to sell) your stock, and partners to sign the next deal. But despite …

15 Data Visualizations That Will Blow Your Mind

One of the most impactful ways data analysts and scientists can communicate their findings is through the increasingly popular media of data …

Forget celebrity TV documentaries – go to cinema to see great art

Phil Grabsky, documentary-maker, says television broadcasters underestimate the attention spans and celebrity obsession of art-lovers<p>Television broadcasters have underestimated the attention spans and interest of their audiences, insisting art programmes must feature celebrities and not linger on …

The 6 Major Skills for 21st Century Students

January, 2015<br>Here is a short two pages PDF document from ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) which features the six major …

Frederick Wiseman: 'One common misconception is that I'm a muckraker. My films are more complicated than that'

The documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman made his name with an unflinching film about a Massachusetts hospital for the criminally insane. Now he has turned his attention to the National Gallery<p>Frederick Wiseman, probably the greatest living documentary filmmaker, turned 85 on New Year’s Day. But …

Tell Better Stories In 2015: Storytelling Insight From James Patterson, Gillian Flynn, Richard Linklater, And Many More

Telling stories well saves lives, plain and simple. In the book that’s come to be known as <i>Arabian Nights</i>, the Persian king Shahryar marries and executes a series of virgin brides, to preemptively stop them from cuckolding him. Eventually, the only eligible bride left around is the vizier’s …

Wonderful Mini-posters on The 21st century Literacies

December 31, 2014<br>The concept of literacy is notoriously elusive and hard to define. Aside from the shallow and intellectually-impaired definition …

Storytelling vs. Story-Selling: Two Different Approaches To Christmas

’Twas the night before Christmas on all of our screens. Nearly every brand was stirring, as there were profits to be gleaned.<p>Indeed, not a televised football game, YouTube search or Facebook feed can go by without some brand hawking something for the holidays.<p>Interestingly, more and more I receive …

Excellent Chart Comparing The Best Digital Storytelling Tools of 2014

December 26, 2014<br>Digital storytelling is a power way to get students engaged in learning. Using a variety of web tools students will be able to …

18 Breathtaking Photos You Won't Believe Were Taken With An iPhone

From portraits to landscape photos and fine art images, photographers are using the iPhone to create excellent works of art.<p>Some photos were taken with the iPhone's native camera while others were shot using apps like Camera+.<p>Here's a look at some of the best iPhone photography out there.

Werner Herzog and Errol Morris talk about "The Act of Killing"

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Werner Herzog audio

This is the ultimate Duke Nukem soundboard, with new stuff added as I find it. All of the classic o...<p>Did you fart? - No. Then which one is you? …

Music Production

A Very Useful Tool to Create Educational Animated Videos on Google Drive

December 21, 2014<br>PowToon is a very powerful web app which you can use on Google Drive to create beautiful animated videos and presentations. PowToon …

IndieWire

15 Project Ideas to Spark Your Creativity

Photography has never been as popular as it is today. People of all ages learn photography in various schools and online universities, and lots of …

Photography