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...
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), ...
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...
The Shape of Water is in select theaters now. Get your tickets here!
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...
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.
A recent study might shed some light on why women love horror, and why the genre is actually a frontrunner for on-screen gender equality. Many people have tried to reconcile the seemingly male genre with the significant female fan base but, like most cultural phenomenons, it’s complicated.
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.
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.
I recently saw Elle and The Eyes of My Mother. Both are beautiful films. Both are uncomfortable films. Both are stories made by male writers and directors exploring themes of violence, trauma, rape, emotional connection and psychosis through female characters.
It’s complicated to write stories without appropriating voices. Seeing both of these films within a short time period got me thinking about how to be an ally as an artist.
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?
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.
In the 2007 film Teeth, written and directed by Mitchel Lichtenstein, we meet Dawn O’Keefe (Jess Weixler). Dawn’s continuing interactions with men who would take advantage of her leads to a strange realization about her body. Dawn has Vagina Dentata: genital teeth that cause men who enter her without consent end up viciously emasculated.
Colossal isn’t just one of the best movies of the year, it’s one of the most important films of the year.
In Nacho Vigalondo’s new film, Gloria (Anne Hathaway) is an unemployed writer struggling with alcohol addiction. Her boyfriend Tim (Dan Stevens) kicks her out of his apartment in an attempt to deliver a reality check. Gloria returns home to do some soul searching, but her behavior doesn’t change until news breaks about a giant monster laying waste to Seoul. Later, Gloria begins to suspect there’s a connection between her drunken behavior and the monster.
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.
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.