Storytelling is nothing but Data with a Soul

“Storytelling is nothing but Data with a Soul,” from the Data Visualization Summit 2014

This past week I spent two days in Boston at The Innovation Enterprise’s joint summits, The Data Visualization Summit and the Big Data Innovation Summit. Although there should be a natural fit between the two, and the plenary sessions were held only a floor apart, I didn’t see as much blending between the participants as […]
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Behind the scenes with Artist-Animator Dave Pressler’s new stop-motion series for DreamWorksTV

Dave Pressler is known as one of the “robot guys” in the art world, and he’s built up a massive online following with his eclectic creations over the years. It’s not surprising that he was tapped by DreamWorksTV (the official YouTube for DreamWorks Animation) to create original content for their channel, curated by AwesomenessTV. Even after twenty years as […]
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Bitcoin gains greater adoption through new relationship between BitPay and PayPal

BitPay, the global leader in bitcoin payment acceptance, announced yesterday a relationship with PayPal to further expand the adoption of bitcoin. The first joint project is an integration with PayPal’s Payments Hub, which is PayPal’s alternative payment platform for digital goods. While this news may seem far afield for readers, the wider adoption of a nearly universal […]


BIF10 celebrates a decade of storytelling and innovating from the heart

This past Wednesday and Thursday I had the best seat in the house at the 10th Business Innovation Factory conference (BIF10): the balcony of the Trinity Repertory Theater in Providence, Rhode Island, where I created live the graphic recordings of the 32 storytellers invited to share and inspire from their own lives. The conference is […]
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HEROES WANTED: XPRIZE launches a video contest for 8 to 17-year-olds to form the real-life “BIG HERO 6”

Six Winners will Win a Trip to LA to Walk the Red Carpet at the Hollywood Premiere of Disney’s “BIG HERO 6” and Go Behind the Scenes of Walt Disney Animation Studios XPRIZE has joined forces with Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures and Disney Corporate Citizenship for today’s launch of a nationwide video contest designed […]
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Bohemia Interactive Simulations Developing High-Fidelity, Game-Based Image Generator

Bohemia Interactive Simulations (BISim) has just announced VBS IG, which leverages gaming technology to create a new class of image generator, ready for the simulation industry. BISim will showcase VBS IG for the first time at I/ITSEC 2014 in Orlando, Florida. I/ITSEC is the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC), which promotes cooperation among the Armed Services, Industry, […]

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Avira Identity Safeguard Allows iOS and Android Users to Check if Email Address Was Impacted by Gmail Breach

Mobile Users Can Download Avira App and Immediately Check Safety of Email Accounts Online security expert Avira has announced  that iOS and Android mobile users can utilize Avira’s mobile app to immediately check whether their email address is at risk after the recent Gmail breach. On Wednesday, reports of a massive Gmail password breach came to light. Up […]

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Why Do We Need Data Science when We’ve Had Statistics for Centuries?

Data Science is emerging as as one of the hottest new professions and academic disciplines in these early years of the 21st century. A number of articles have noted that the demand for data scientists is racing ahead of supply…. Source: Understanding of predictive analytics, potential subject matter expertise, a curious nature and a […]
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Demonstrating a more efficient, cost effective 4K H.265/HEVC video encoder using OpenCL

Vanguard Video to Demonstrate a 4K OpenCL Graphics Accelerated Encoder Using the Intel® Core™ i7 Quad-Core Processor with Iris™ Pro Graphics at IBC 2014 As bandwidth and compression will be the major battlefields for online 4K/UHD experience, everyone from Google to Samsung is getting into the fray. Major contenders and those less known are forming […]

The 10th Dimension Boys webtoons video

Animated web cartoons, like graphic novels, have their own ethos, styles and followings. These webtoons seem to have mashed up classic stage vaudeville, a taste of Warner Brothers absurdity, a strong dose of anime visual style, and, for some reason, a penchant for fart jokes. The clips below are fairly short visual “one liners”, and […]
10 Cities will have Maker Faires the weekend of September 13-14, 2014

Ten City Maker Faire Weekend across the U.S.

The weekend of September 13 and 14 will see ten Maker Faires happening across the United States, with more coming in other cities in following weekends. The first Maker Faire started in 2006 in San Mateo, California, organized by the editors of MAKE magazine. The event has expanded to a global presence, where tech enthusiasts, […]
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T-Mobile breaks the rules of wireless coverage with Un-carrier 7.0 “Wi-Fi Un-leashed”

Apple may have released a new payment method along with their iPhone 6 and watch but T-Mobile countered at the heart of technology’s infrastructure with their announcement of  Un-carrier 7.0 “Wi-Fi Un-leashed,” breaking several major announcements that together deliver coverage where no cellular network has gone before. “Wi-Fi Un-leashed is a game changer. This is like […]

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