Ryan James DeForeest

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Design Inspiration & Ideas from Envato

If you work in design, you’ve probably noticed by now the wave of “UX writer” jobs being posted online over …<p>Perhaps more than any other designer in …

Digital Journalism: The Next Generation

1.<p>It was with great anticipation that I arrived for my appointment at the editorial offices of <i>BuzzFeed</i> on West 23rd Street in Manhattan. Among …

The Speakers: how two people became the voice of 110 airports and the NYC subway

Airports trigger anxiety. Subway systems cause paranoia. We all know the statistics: it’s riskier to get in your car than it is to board an aircraft or take a train. But our collective memories of bombings, hijackings, and poison gas attacks often turn public spaces of transport into psychic mine …

Your meat addiction is destroying the planet

<i>“Jesus,” Molly said, her own plate empty, “gimme that. You know what this costs?” She took his plate. “They gotta raise a whole animal for years and then they kill it. This isn’t vat stuff.” She forked a mouthful up and chewed.” – William Gibson</i>, Neuromancer <i>(1984)</i><p>On Monday, August 5th, 2013, at a …

Is technology scrambling my baby's brain?

I reached the breaking point, as many parents do, about two and a half months in. My newborn son, Oliver, was hitting a phase where his five senses were really coming online. The mere act of being awake was often overstimulating; sometimes he would start to cry when we turned on a bright light or …

Post-process: why the smartphone camera changed photography forever

I am a professional commercial photographer. I have been for the last 25 years.<p>Throughout most of my career, I’ve had a hard time taking personal pictures — and for years I thought that shooting film was to blame.<p>I’ve always found shooting film nerve-wracking. The joy of the “latent image” isn’t …

Watch the first real teaser for Marvel's Ant-Man

Yesterday Marvel released a ridiculous teaser for a teaser for an <i>Ant-Man</i> teaser. Today Marvel has released the second teaser, which might as well be the first since it's actually visible. The latest teaser confirms that Paul Rudd will provide us all with a steely superhero gaze, which you'll …

Watch this trippy animated short about a guy literally trapped in a desk job

'Cubert Lost' is an unsettling take on the office gig<p>We've probably all felt a bit like Cubert here, trapped in a dead-end office gig, watching the days go by. But this short film, directed by Felix Fischer, Jim Schmidt, and Carolin Schramm, tackles modern malaise with style.<p>The short, "Lost …

These 5 Video Editing Tricks Will Make Your Editing Faster and Your Videos More Enjoyable to Watch

Readers have enjoyed my past blogs on editing from home, making a better demo reel, and other video-editing articles, so now I’m sharing with you my …

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