Source: Martha Kang, blogged on, March 5, 2016, Written by Rawi Nanakul & Marnie Morales, Storytelling with Data We create, interpret, and experience stories every day, whether we realize it or not. Our brains are constantly receiving input and stringing things together in order for us to make sense of the world. While […]

Readers: I wanted to share a blog post by Lian Chikako Chang. Lian is a Harvard University GSD M. Arch. I. Cole Nussbaumer is one of my favorite presenters on data visualization and I did not want to pass the opportunity to share her thoughts and insights. Enjoy! Best regards, Michael Cole Nussbaumer, “Storytelling with Data” by Lian […]

Readers: I would be remiss if I only focus on the discussion of data and not the art of telling a story every once and a while. As storytellers go, Mike Jay (photo, right) has written extensively on scientific and medical history and is a specialist in the study of drugs. His books include The Atmosphere of […]

[1] Source: John Brownlee, A Periodic Table of Storytelling Tropes, Fast Company, Infographic of the Day, February 5, 2014. You probably won’t recognize these storytelling elements from creative writing class. The design of Dmitri Mendeleev’s Periodic Table of Elements has been used to catalog many things besides atomic structures, from cocktail recipes to heavy metal […]

Readers: This was originally posted by Emily Coats, who previously worked at Pixar, on her blog Story Shots.  Emma is a freelance director of films, boarder of story, and sometime public speaker.  Emma states in her blog post that these are some of the story basics she picked up during her time at Pixar. I am including […]

October 30th, 1938 – Orson Welles Scares the Nation Orson Welles causes a nationwide panic with his broadcast of “War of the Worlds”—a realistic radio dramatization of a Martian invasion of Earth. Orson Welles was only 23 years old when his Mercury Theater company decided to update H.G. Wells’ 19th-century science fiction novel War of […]