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Visual Bits #432 > The Funny, The Beautiful, & The Odd

Saturday 05.04.2013 , Posted by

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Little Correlation Between Gaming & Gun Violence?

Saturday 12.22.2012 , Posted by

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With the recent tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, people in their shock are inevitably asking: “why?” Why did such a horrible event happen? What triggered a young boy to cause such harm to other children? Invariably the fingers begin to point towards, among other things: access to guns, mental illness, family troubles, isolation and, inevitably, playing violent video games. This last potential culprit has become a standard for those looking to find answers on why these awful events continue to happen, mainly in the US. The Washington Post recently produced a series of graphics, however, that cast serious doubt on the connection between playing video games and gun murders. [Read more…]

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What Works in the Social Marketing Universe?

Wednesday 08.29.2012 , Posted by

Whether you’re a business marketer, blogger, or artist looking to promote their work; learning how to utilize all the different tools and social media channels available will help you to survive in the vast, deep recesses of internet space. People who understand the importance of adding social elements to their marketing campaigns are the ones you constantly see popping up in your different social network feeds. By adding social elements, you’re not just helping customers encounter your content, but encouraging them to interact with your brand. This peer-to-peer word of mouth messaging is highly trusted and effective when it comes to amplifying the impact of a campaign. [Read more…]

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Facebook is Public! Zuckerberg rings the opening bell

Friday 05.18.2012 , Posted by

At 9:30am Eastern Standard Time, Mark Zuckerberg rang the opening NASDAQ bell from Facebook’s company headquarters in Menlo Park, California. With slightly geeky smiles, Zuckerberg held his cool as he was flanked by his chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg, who was beaming with smiles and high fiving everyone around after the bell was rung. [Read more…]

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Inadvertent Haiku: News in 17 Syllables

Monday 03.05.2012 , Posted by

There have been many clever ways of portraying current news, but this one deserves some attention. As an ongoing collaboration project created by Koseli Cummings of K&©, he created Inadvertent Haiku. Each entry is a summation of current affairs in just 17 syllables, in a style they refer to as, “kind of a Félix Fénéon meets Auto-Tune the News.” To make the project even better they often marry those haikus with editorial illustrations done by a list of talented illustrators. [Read more…]

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Art Inspired By The British Phone Hacking Scandal

Friday 07.15.2011 , Posted by

In the last few days we have seen long-held allegations of phone-hacking come to a head against News of the World, a British newspaper owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation . Did the periodical actually tap into the voicemail account of a murdered 13-year old and the phones of fallen soldiers in Iraq and Afganistan? Time will tell, but the organization has far from a clean record when it comes to digging for information.

Just as Murdoch releases an nation wide apology in Britain’s newspapers, we bring you artist Robbie Douglas’ interpretation of the situation: titled “Privacy.” He draws Murdoch with earphones on, plugged in and listening to an unsuspecting world. [Read more…]

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Rolling Back Home: Wheelchair Around the World

Monday 05.09.2011 , Posted by

Meet Peter Donnelly

Let me introduce you to Peter Donnelly from the UK. He’s an amazing soul who has been traveling around the world, going to such exotic lands as Bangladesh, India, Tibet and Japan. He’s logged in over 8,000 miles, seen some amazing sites and shared his friendship with others… and did I mention Peter is a paraplegic? [Read more…]

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Daily Posters Based On BBC Headlines

Friday 05.06.2011 , Posted by

With the hope of spurring more world news interest in the U.S., artist Johnny Selman decided to communicate his message using a more “visually interesting vehicle.” His ambitious project sees him creating a new poster each day for an entire year, each based upon the headlines from the front page of the BBC News website. Considering the tight schedule on which he works, Selmans posters are incredibly well done and clever. See his continuing daily works at bbcx365.com

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Protesting Graffiti Artist Killed in Libya

Monday 04.11.2011 , Posted by

Kais al-Hilali was an artist who lived to fight with his brushes and paints, eschewing Libya’s weapons and bloodshed in favor of the satirical anti-Gaddafi graffiti and caricatures that he daubed across Benghazi’s walls. Here we recount the tragic loss of this brave artist:

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Interactive Journalism: Putting You In The War

Monday 04.11.2011 , Posted by

Since the dawn of photojournalism in the mid 19th century and then with the advent of video journalism, observers have been confined to viewing the single perspective originally captured by the photographer. Enter Condition One, an immersive, interactive way to capture and replay journalism footage. The days of one viewpoint are numbered.

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