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On Social Media Culture and the Hellscape of Writing in the Era of New Media, by Kaleb Horton

July 21, 2015

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Engaging in this, of course, is how Screwtape advises Wormwood to send his patient to hell, but what else is wrong with it? At least you feel relevant and modern.

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Academic Branding: Professors Producing Hollywood-Style Previews to Attract Students, by Daniel A. Gross

April 8, 2015

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Harvard University was an early adopter in short videos shared across social networks to boost student interest and attendance as they “shop” for classes. They have an intimacy that course catalogs and posters lack.

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The Future of StoryTelling: Wisdom in the Age of Information, by Maria Popova

March 7, 2015

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A great storyteller — whether a journalist or editor or filmmaker or curator or professor or pastor — helps people figure out not only what matters in the world, but also why it matters.

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Film Technology Fails: The New Wilhelm Scream, by Scott Hanselman

March 14, 2013

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Hollywood seems determined to make the technology-aware jump up from their seats and scream NO!!! A technical error pulls me out of the story like a slap in the face. It almost physically hurts. I’m not just nitpicking here, either. These aren’t hard things to fix. One just needs to care.

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Slideshare: The Rise of Visual Storytelling in a Content Marketing World

March 12, 2013

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Awesome Slideshare on the importance of Visual Storytelling in the Business World.

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The Social Media Effect: Notre Dame’s Quick Response to Manti Te’o Hoax Under Scrutiny

January 17, 2013

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Whether Heisman Trophy finalist Manti Te’o was Victim or Conspirator, Notre Dame officials have entered uncharted waters in the brave new world of social media and higher education. Here’s why.

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Chronicle of Higher Education Top Ten Ed-Tech Stories of 2012

January 7, 2013

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The Chronicle of Higher Education blog “Wired Campus” is one of the top Educational Technology forums in the world. Jeffrey R. Young lists ten top Wired Campus stories of 2012:

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The Millennial Teenager: An Infographic

December 10, 2012

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For those who grew up in a world of rotary phones and dial-up Internet, it is hard to imagine that most teenagers today have no recollection of life before cell phones. In fact, these Millennials have had so much exposure to technology, cell phones and laptops and iPods have become common aspects of everyday life. […]

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On Petraeus and Producers: How an Email Trail Can Kill Your Movie Deal or Worse! by Phil Cooke

November 23, 2012

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Remember that the moment you hit “send” on an email, you’ve lost control of it. In that moment of frustration or anger, what you write will live on – and it will be in someone else’s hands.

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Twitter Fail: Tweeting Tips for Leaders, by Phil Cooke, PhD

October 21, 2012

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Why your Tweets may be driving people away when you could be sharing your story and connecting it with others by Phil Cooke, PhD, president of Cooke Pictures Scanning the Twitter feeds of nonprofit and religious leaders, it’s pretty easy to see that most have little or no knowledge of how to connect online. From boring […]

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Variety: Spirituality and DVRs Changing Primetime TV

October 8, 2012

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BET adds spiritual themes to primetime By CYNTHIA LITTLETON in Variety New telepic franchise, reality show have religious touch BET TV, like a number of general entertainment cablers, has renewed faith in spiritually themed programming. The Viacom-owned cabler is expanding the range of shows that it carries with overtly spiritual and religious themes, beyond its traditional focus on […]

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Searching for the Soul Film Festival Explores Humanity in a Technological World

October 7, 2012

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Investigating the Meaning of Humanity in a Technological World A festival bringing together filmmakers, scholars, students, and the public to view and discuss three feature films asking important questions about science and the soul. Saturday, October 13, 2012 Sutherland Auditorium Screenings at 12:30, 3:00 and 7:00 For more Information visit the Searching for Soul Film […]

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The Rise of Digital Urban Tribes: How we under and overestimate the power and shape of the next generation, by David Kinnaman

June 29, 2012

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A response to Thomas E. Bergler’s The Juvenilization of American Christianity by David Kinnaman The most popular games are those that rely on both strategy and luck. When we win, we like to credit our acumen. When we lose, it’s easy to blame the unfortunate odds. Many Christians seem to think discipling the next generation of […]

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Mobile Faith: The Leading Spiritual iPhone Apps, by Jane R. Johnson

April 21, 2012

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Seek sources of inspiration and solace from divine technology by Jane R. Johnson Technology makes our lives much easier in a variety of ways. Today our phones help us shop, locate the best deals, budget our finances, and stay on top of the latest news. However, technology can help on a much deeper level as […]

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Millennial Data Love Debate: Why We Keep Arguing Over the Data We Discover

April 17, 2012

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Are Millennials more influenced by advertising than previous generations, or less influenced? Depends on the data we love the most. by David Kinnaman Millennials (or Gen Y, or Mosaics) have caused a lot of new study and discussion. I was reading this morning about their media use and response to advertising. One analyst claims in AdAge that […]

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