29 7 / 2014

It’s been 3 years, but I might just resuscitate this idea for the next Tin Magpie interactive story project. I think I put a little more time and effort into my art back then. Oh well. Ideally I pay someone with much more skill to draw everything based off these.

29 7 / 2014

Inspired by yesterday’s “hack” to replace my Kindle’s depressing ad for David Shapiro’s new book with something positive, today I covered all the negative things in the house with post-its.

28 7 / 2014

Kept seeing this in the bathroom, and it was majorly bumming me out. So I fixed it!

28 7 / 2014

tinmagpie:

As “twoo storytellers,” we couldn’t disagree more with this video.

Japanese gardens, for instance, are designed to tell a story with each vista. To say that the designers of such gardens have no right to bear the mantle of “storyteller” so severely limits the definition of “storytelling” that all the infinitely superior communication techniques embodied by such a title are thus relegated to a high shelf, out of reach of those involved in communication where such principles would do the most good.

We dare say storytelling is its most powerful when not confined inside books or cinema: when it is used to communicate, educate, to join people in mind and heart. That storytelling is also “real storytelling,” and it’s a sight more useful than this video!

As a professional cartoonist turned front-end developer, I want people to see themselves as storytellers. Everything we do benefits from storytelling principles, from project documentation to advertisements to graphic novels to telling your doctor how you hurt your arm so she can make it better.

It burns me up when someone starts drawing lines in the sand to distinguish the “twoo” from the “impostors,” be they designers or programmers. Yes, there is a spectrum of “not very good” to “master of their domain,” but to discount a person for trying makes me want to run up from behind the accuser and push them over their own demarcations! That sentiment is the root of all most grotesque bits of our humanity: “We are the TRUE believers/race/superiors/leaders/inheritors/geeks, and y’all are just a bunch of posers, so BAH!” Let’s be honest with each other: elitism is just a cheap way to put yourself on a shelf above the masses. We’ve used it to invade, enslave, and abuse each other for thousands of years. Do we really need to whip this puppy out on STORYTELLING? The very thing that unites us as HUMAN BEINGS?

No, no we don’t. This person is a jerk. A storyteller and also a really big jerk.

26 7 / 2014

Anybody feel like celebrating? #notatsdcc

Anybody feel like celebrating? #notatsdcc

26 7 / 2014

#Amsterdam is home to Europe’s oldest #comics shop? There will be pics. Oh yes.

#Amsterdam is home to Europe’s oldest #comics shop? There will be pics. Oh yes.

25 7 / 2014

tinmagpie:

Our business model.

I love drawing up plans.

25 7 / 2014

survivingtheworldcomic:

Lesson #2182 - Sand http://ift.tt/1sSdz4C Liked this comic? See more at Surviving The World!

What I tell everyone who quits their jobs to follow their dreams.
Self included.

survivingtheworldcomic:

Lesson #2182 - Sand http://ift.tt/1sSdz4C Liked this comic? See more at Surviving The World!

What I tell everyone who quits their jobs to follow their dreams.

Self included.

(via rosscott)

24 7 / 2014

My keynote at #oscon2014 about using storytelling on the shoulders of giants. Text and slides as a full blog post on my site: http://rachelnabors.com/2014/07/24/storytelling-on-the-shoulders-of-giants/

24 7 / 2014

Can tech learn from Hollywood’s talent and production models? @deirdres at #oscon2014

Can tech learn from Hollywood’s talent and production models? @deirdres at #oscon2014