How do I know? Podcasts, TWIT

In a previous post, I began unpacking how I know about cool tech stuff these days. There are a lot of great sites on the Web, and figuring where to start is the problem. Although I had been using the Internet

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What Tech Web sites Do I Read?

A student recently asked me how I learn about the technology we study in class. We had just talked about the music video “You’ll Return” and how it was made, and she was looking for the best web sites to learn

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A Social Media Case Study: A Home Base for Content

With “The Entrepreneurial Artist” in hiatus until next fall, it’s time to reflect on the past semester and see what we’ve learned. I wanted the students to use, or at least understand, more social media strategies.  Expanding my own use of

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A Low-Cost Video Rig for the iPad Mini

The Apple iPad Mini is a great video camera with both a 1080P HD video camera and a large, high resolution screen for viewing shots. Adding the iOgrapher case makes it even better though, with handles, a tripod mount and a

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What is a Social Blog?

In his article “The Last Social Blogging Guide You Will Ever Need“, Mike Elgan provides the clearest description of social blogging I have yet seen.  Based on another idea by Dave Winer that a social blog is the “unedited voice

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Gutenberg the Geek

There are many striking similarities between Johannes Gutenberg and modern-day entrepreneurs. Gutenberg the Geek by Jeff Jarvis makes good reading for anyone interested in this proto-entrepreneur who changed history with the invention of the printing press.  Talk about putting a

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First Day of Class

All the hard work is about to pay off. Nine students registered, and we made it to the first class day. We’ll talk about an early entrepreneur, and trade information about our interest in the course. Looking forward to meeting

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The Entrepreneurial Artist Begins!

Over the last year or so, I’ve nurtured a dream of helping our students and others learn to use mobile and web-based tools to produce and promote their creative efforts.  Beginning with an opportunity to teach in the Bridging Disciplines

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Makers by Chris Anderson

Chris Anderson, Editor of Wired Magazine, has written several books on technology. His latest, Makers, talks about his experiences in the maker movement and building a company to produce drones. His persuasive discussion of open source is a worthwhile read

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