Video games have changed the way we play, but they also have the potential to change the way we research and solve problems, in fields such as health care and education. One game that's made waves in medical research is Sea Hero Quest. This smartphone game has created a groundbreaking approach to data collection, leading to an earlier diagnosis of dementia. So far, 2.5 million people have played the game, providing scientists with years' worth of data across borders and demographics.
It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it. There’s a lot of advice out there about client management, and much of it hails the benefits of managing expectations, setting boundaries, and under-promising things.
While building a brand new Drupal site for Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies we discovered they had a large touchscreen display that wasn’t living up to its full potential. We realized we could create two different frontends, using both Drupal and React to make the most of their website and their touchscreen too. The project goals were to create a friendly, inviting, and intuitive interface that people would enjoy using. The touchscreen also needed to be easy to update for a...
In this interview during the Texas leg of his book tour, Saunders talks about the ever-present mental editor that drives him to refine his work. When referring to his recent essay on process, he talks about the connection he has to his readers.
In his constant drive to sound “less lame,” he builds a faith-based relationship with his imagined readers. He promises them his best work and trusts that they will unfold themselves, tap into their empathy, and join him in his story.
Conversational interfaces, be they chatbots or virtual assistants, are rapidly taking over many of the day-to-day interactions between businesses and their customers. From the simplest phone menu to cutting edge VR and IoT assistants, understanding the role and impact of automated conversational responses can set your company apart in a rapidly changing marketplace.
The mission of the Rotary Foundation is to enable members worldwide (Rotarians) to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.
The Rotary Foundation helps fund humanitarian activities, from local service projects to global initiatives, through Rotary clubs and districts around the world. Clubs can choose to self-fund or apply for grants from the Foundation to invest in projects and provide schola...
Dan Chaon's new novel, Ill Will, Chaon explores mystery, death, grief and the personal narratives to which we cling. In this episode of The Write Up, Chaon and host Owen Egerton discuss about the act of writing and its thereapeutic ability to shine a light into the darker corners of mind.
Online dating is a strange but increasingly necessary beast. As you get older, it often becomes difficult to meet people outside your existing social circle. Chances are, you've already dated the people in your immediate sphere and online dating offers a way to not only widen your options but also to apply shiny algorithms to the mysteries of romance.
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The incredible creativity and art found in all of Guillermo del Toro’s creations stems not only from his lifelong desire to create, but also his lifelong status as a fan. del Toro has been widely recognized as one of the more inventive filmmakers out there. His distinctive visual style, especially as it applies to monsters and creatures of all kinds is an ode to a fandom that started when he was very young.
Growing up in Gua...
The novels of Jane Austen, with their Regency era social snark and passionate but understated love stories, continue to inspire filmmakers and fascinate filmgoers even 200 years after her death. While we wait for the next reboot or remake (No one has done Austen in space. Yet.), here’s our highly subjective guide to our favorite screen adaptations of four of her best-loved novels.
WHEN, HOW, AND WHY
Paula Scher, design guru, spoke at the AIGA conference in Las Vegas in October and offered advice on when, how, and why you should work for free.
TIME TO REFOCUS
Research on Gen Z is increasing as they graduate and enter the workforce. The biggest misconception is that they are just another kind of millennial. In fact, they are similar to the generation raised during the Great Depression.
Remember how long a summer seemed when you were a kid? Or a one week sleepover camp? In the space of seven days alliances were formed and broken, loves were lost and found, friendships were forged that might last a few days or lifetime. Compare that to this week. What did you do with these last seven days of your life? How quickly did it seem to go by?
Scott Westerfeld is a bestselling author of books for both children and adults best known for his young adult series Uglies and Leviathan. While on tour with his new graphic novel Spill Zone, Westerfeld spoke with The Write Up host Owen Egerton about monsters, collaboration, teenagers and storytelling.
Rooster Teeth wrapped last summer on its third feature film, horror comedy Blood Fest from Austin’s beloved writer director Owen Egerton. The film had its World Premiere as one of the Midnighters at the 2018 SXSW Film Festival.
Blood Fest tells the story of a horror festival where the scares and danger are more real than the attendees counted on. The new film stars Jacob Batalon (Spider-Man: Homecoming), Seychelle Gabriel (Falling Skies), Robbie Kay (Heroes Reborn), Barbara Dunkelman (RWBY), ...