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How ‘Inside Out’ Teaches Screenwriters the Trick to Writing A Personal Script — Watch

The Oscar-winning Pixar movie is a masterclass in personal screenwriting.<p>The geniuses over at Pixar are well regarded for their breakthroughs in …

Filmmaking

Modern Diplomacy - Modern Diplomacy

A mythical Olympics for women shows the ancient roots of inequality at the games

Callipateira, a widow, is notorious in the myths of ancient Greece. According to the story, she disguised herself to look like a gymnastic trainer, and brought her son to compete at the ancient Olympic Games. When her son won, she jumped out of the trainer’s enclosure and in doing so, relinquished …

Data Mining Reveals the Six Basic Emotional Arcs of Storytelling - MIT Technology Review

Back in 1995, Kurt Vonnegut gave a lecture in which he described his theory about the shapes of stories. In the process, he plotted several examples …

Data Mining

Storytelling: An Exercise In Empathy

photo by Flickr’s ValeriePlease welcome today’s guest Liz Lazzara, a freelance writer and editor living and working in Boston, Massachusetts. She …

There are just SIX plots in every film, book and TV show ever made: Researchers reveal the 'building blocks' of storytelling

From Harry Potter and Romeo and Juliet to the stories of Oedipus and Icarus, almost every tale told conforms to one of just six plots, researchers …

Storytelling

3 Things to Ask Yourself When You're Feeling Overwhelmed

I want you to play a short game with me. Close your eyes and imagine a long to-do list that lays out a mountain of work in front of you. Now imagine …

Crazy and Daring, These Concrete Soviet Bus Stops are Tributes to their Unknown Designers

From Brutalism to sheer whimsy, a new book surveys hundreds of unique public structures raised beyond the Iron Curtain<p>These are not your standard …

The Power Of The Story: What Happens When Two Old Friends Come Together

On a rainy day not long ago, two old friends sat talking. I was lucky enough to overhear and then quick enough to whip out a recorder to catch what they were saying.<p>The conversation began when McCaskey asked Kotter about why he used the fable form in his newest book and it ranged widely from there …

AMA report affirms human health impacts from LEDs

A groundbreaking report recently released by the American Medical Association (AMA) Council on Science and Public Health affirms known and suspected …

How to Put More Emotion in Storytelling

Advertising in the "Mad Men" era was glamorous, powerful and creative. Ideas from psychology and sociology merged with cutting-edge cultural trends …

WikiLeaks to publish more Hillary Clinton emails - Julian Assange

New release likely to fan controversy and provide further ammunition for Republican presidential rival Donald Trump<p>Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, has said his organisation is preparing to publish more emails Hillary Clinton sent and received while US secretary of state.<p>Clinton, the …

Tip: Bookmark this advice for developing interactive storytelling projects

<b>Credit: Image from Pixabay</b><p>Beautiful interactives can be built even when you don't have a whole army of developers, designers and animators behind …

Three Things Great Data Storytellers Do Differently (Blog)

By Jake PorwayThe true power of data comes from conveying the “so what” behind the numbers, inspiring people to probe new questions, and using it for …

Data Visualization

The Unofficial Design Portfolio Handbook

<i>by Martijn van den Broeck, all opinions my own.</i><p><b>Download your free copy of The Unofficial Design Portfolio Handbook.</b><p>Table of Contents<p><b>Before your</b> …

To Master Social Media, Tell Stories That Mesmerize

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I dart around the Internet, mindlessly searching. I attach to things that are familiar, almost on autopilot. And then... a shiny, new idea or object catches my attention for a brief second. As a business owner, that’s the moment you need …

Marketing

Want to Be Unforgettable? Science Says Do This

People forget up to 90 percent of what you communicate. Fortunately, there's something you can do about that.<p>Believe it or not, researchers have found that we forget up to 90 percent of the new information we receive--whether it's in a one-on-one meeting with our boss, or in a large industry …

Public Speaking

Data Storytelling: What It Is, Why It Matters

Telling a compelling story with your data helps you get your point across effectively. Here are four tips to keep your data from getting lost in …

Business Technology

Teaching computers to be creative is completely missing the point of creativity

Over the weekend, a senior researcher at Google spoke about how he and his team are trying to build a computer that can be creative.<p>Douglas Eck, part of Google Brain, a deep-learning research project explained at Moogfest, a four-day music and technology festival in the US that he and his team are …

The Fascinating Thing That Storytelling Does to Your Brain

A well-told tale causes fascinating changes in brain chemistry.<p>Here's a little piece of personal trivia for you -- my husband is a screenwriter. So around our house there's no shortage of talk about storytelling structure, and the bookcase is full of titles on the topic like Joseph Campbell's …

How To Tell Great Stories During Presentations

By now, most of us have heard how crucial storytelling is to a presentation. But it's not always the easiest thing to do: Which story do you choose to illustrate your message, and what parts do you leave out? What's the best way to deliver the story once you've chosen it? I've provided an easy …

Public Speaking

Learn audio skills as a game, free, with your ears as guide

You are probably equipped with ears as sharp and precise as the world’s top sound professionals. What you lack, then, is training.<p>In instrumental …

Music Production

A Look At Pixar’s Secret Storytelling Weapons

<b>WHAT:</b> A video essay on why Pixar films tend to be so relatable.<p><b>WHO:</b> YouTuber KaptainKristian.<p><b>WHY WE CARE:</b> It’s not just that Pixar films put viewers through the emotional wringer, it’s the way they do it–not with cheap manipulation but with meticulously crafted storytelling and core truths. In a …

Duck, Death and the Tulip: An Uncommonly Tender Illustrated Meditation on the Cycle of Life

“When you’re dead, the pond will be gone, too — at least for you.”<p><i>“Death is our friend precisely because it brings us into absolute and passionate presence with all that is here, that is natural, that is love,”</i> Rilke wrote in contemplating how befriending our mortality can help us feel more alive. …

Here's the Memory Trick That Science Says Works

If the brain could brag that’s pretty much all it would do. It’s easily the most complicated organ in your body, and, more than that, the nimblest …

The 1 Lesson That Will Sharpen Your Emotional Intelligence

Understanding the difference can help you get the most out of everyone.<p><i>Before you criticize someone, try walking a mile in his or her shoes.</i><p>Chances are, you've heard that proverbial advice in one form or another. One could say it perfectly illustrates the quality of empathy, a hallmark trait of …

Transhumanism is Being Guided by Reason and the Word "Why"

<i>Image of the future -- By Smart Gadget Technology</i><p>The human race is on the threshold of so much revolutionary change. It's mostly due to the emerging field of transhumanism: a social movement that aims to use science and technology to radically modify the human body--and modify the human experience. …

Why you should stop testing and start assessing

One educator issues a challenge to all: skip the Scantron and discover what students really know<i>Ed. note: Innovation In Action is a new monthly</i> …

Education Technology

Teaching Excellence in Adult Literacy

<b>Teaching Excellence in Adult Literacy (TEAL)</b> improves the quality of teaching in adult education by focusing on improving writing for Adult Basic …

A Wonderful Multi-purpose Rubric for Teachers

April 20, 2015<br>We just came across this wonderful rubric on Edutopia’s Facebook page and we thought you might want to have a look as well. This rubric …