Kickstarter ends 21 December 2018 at 6:00 PM MST Our planet is in crisis. As readers, publishers, and writers, we must ask ourselves: In this pivotal moment, what is our role? Here: Poems for the Planet answers this question through poetry and a practical guide to activism, inviting readers to get inspired—literally, take in a new breath—and […]
“The Mushroom Hunters” by Neil Gaiman is one of the best poems I’ve read this year.
Boston Dynamics occasionally uploads these short videos demonstrating their latest robotics technology and capabilities. I’m always amazed by the leap forward in movement smoothness and efficiency. 🤖
Joel Hodgson has launched a $2 million Kickstarter to bring back Mystery Science Theater 3000! As a longtime viewer and someone who spends every Thanksgiving now watching Hodgson stream old episodes of MST3K online, I’m more than willing to donate a lot of money for a brand new season of cheesy movie riffing. The minimum goal would result […]
When I learned that my favorite director directed one of my favorite singer’s latest music videos, I was extremely hopeful, but I never expected one of the best music videos ever filmed. Xavier Dolan has crafted for Adele’s latest single “Hello” a video masterpiece full of setting, movement, and emotion. The lovely sepia tone colors […]
Susan Fonseca gave a talk last January at a TEDx event in San Jose, California about waiting for promising emerging technologies to arrive. Her father passed away for need of an organ despite promising advances in 3-D printing. Fonseca’s experience is a poignant illustration of what I refer to as “The Bittersweet Years”. Technological progress […]
My second most favorite web series of the year: season 2 of “Husbands”. After a successful Kickstarter, the second season had higher production values and many special guest stars. Each episode was also longer than the first season episodes. The one negative: there were only four episodes in the second season!
Neil Patrick Harris dreams THE LULLABYE – Neil’s Puppet Dreams – first episode of a very risque new series on the Nerdist YouTube channel.
The Outs: State of the Union – by far my favorite web series this year. The perfect mix of humor and angst that suggests online video can reach the quality of award-winning cinema.
Another funny web series about bear culture shenanigans and murder (!) that manages to be pretty risque even for YouTube.
“Gay’s Anatomy” is “Grey’s Anatomy” meets “The Office” by way of “Queer as Folk”. This hysterical web series began its second season in 2012 after a long delay.
The first episode of a new gay-themed web series called “Eastsiders”, starring Van Hansis and Kit Williamson. This is the latest great web series in a year packed full of them.
Craig Mod is writer, designer, and publisher exploring the possibilities of digital books. He recently wrote about “Subcompact Publishing” that spawned a lot of discourse across the web. As you may recall, this year I have been spending a lot of time posting about digital publishing, in fact devoting one of my boards on Pinterest […]
Post 3 of 3 about the people using video and other media to help inspire all of us to discuss and create our own shared future. I am regularly watching their latest thought-provoking videos. Jason Silva has emerged as a leading spokesperson for the call to create a positive future for all of humanity. Whether […]
Post 2 of 3 about the people using video and other media to help inspire all of us to discuss and create our own shared future. I am regularly watching their latest thought-provoking videos. Ramona Pringle created and hosts “rdigitalife”, a web series about “the evolving relationship betwen humanity and technology”. The series began earlier […]
Post 1 of 3 about the people using video and other media to help inspire all of us to discuss and create our own shared future. I am regularly watching their latest thought-provoking videos. Anna Stillwell and The Human Project [DEFUNCT] are using diversity as a powerful tool for exploring – and defining – humanity, technology, and […]
Go gigabig or go home.
Trailer for a documentary – filmed in 3D – about longevity. The filmmakers are raising money to finish the film via Kickstarter.