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Just Met Brady Forrest The Igniter of Ignite

November 23rd, 2009 · Uncategorized

Just met Brady Forrest, the guy who started the Ignite events. There are few things I love more than telling a story accompanied by my own hand drawn slides in front of hundreds of people. The Ignite events have allowed me to do just that, plus let me bathe in the creative juices of many other splendid storytellers, so it made my evening to meet the guy behind the ignition of Ignite.

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Visual Thinking Mini-Workshops at BarCamp Philly

November 17th, 2009 · Uncategorized

Mark Magliocco produced this video with snippets from different workshops I led at BarCamp Philly. One was called  the second was named "An Excercise in Applied Imagination."

The first workshop on "Drawing for Non-Artists,"was based on bits and pieces about teaching drawing I've learned from Peter Cox, Joe Orlando, Austin Kleon, Dave Gray, and Ed Emberley. People seemed pretty into it, as evidenced by the photo above.

The second workshop on applied imagination was inspired by Dan Roams excellent book, "Back of the Napkin." Participants seemed even more jazzed by this workshop. Had people visualize a shoe in ten different ways, but imagination was trumped by reality when Mark Magliocco pulled off one of his shoes and displayed it to us.

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What does one of my workshops look like? Check out the video.

November 16th, 2009 · Uncategorized

Mark Magliocco shot this video of BarCamp Philly, where I did a couple of mini workshops. If  you are wondering what one of my visual thinking workshops looks like, these give a little glimpse. I'm mixed in with other footage, so if you want to skip to my workshop segments, skip to the times below.

2:07-2:30
2:59-3:14
3:57-4:11

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BarCamp Philly Images and Shoutouts

November 16th, 2009 · Uncategorized

Had a spectacular time at BarCamp Philly 2009.

Fascinating mix of people from many professional and creative worlds.

Here is a brief wrap up of my personal high points:


I had the pleasure of leading a mini-workshop on "Applied Imagination." In the photo above one of the participants shared his insights. I got a lot of great feedback on this session.


This image is from another mini-workshop I led called "Drawing For Non-Artists." My goal was to get people comfortable with representing whatever was in their heads on paper by breaking it down into simplified forms. People enjoyed this one a lot too. Brought me back to the days when I used to teach art in public schools in New York City.


Had a blast doing graphic recording of three sessions. Somebody was kind enough to take this snap of me doing a graphic capture of a session on the present and future of FaceBook.


This is an uncropped photo of the facebook graphic recording.


This one is from Carlos Silva's session "Train Your Client."


Above: graphic recording of Mark Magliocco's fascinating session, "10 Emerging Web Trends." When Mark brought up all the various "Camps" he's had a hand in producing since the last BarCamp Philly, someone joked that he should start yet another "TrendCamp," where people would talk about emerging tech and societal trends.

I met a lot of great people. Chris Myers of UArts set me up with rolls of white paper, corkboard walls, and his own stash of day glow markers. You rock, Chris! Also met Whitney Hess in person, who gave a great talk on going independent. I quit my day job awhile ago, but I keep learning from other folks' experiences. Great to meet Rob Linsalata from M (a creative agency based in Philly) at the applied imagination session. Of course BarCamp doesn’t stop with the daytime activities. I had a blast shooting the breeze with the infamous Will Evans at the National Mechanics Shmitten Kitten 90’s Dance Party.

Finally, huge, huge thanks to everyone who helped make the event rock. Particular thanks to Roz Duffy, Kelani Nichole, JP Toto, and Kara Lafleur. A fantastic event like this doesn't happen by itself. Take a bow!

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Visual Thinking in Service of Climate Change Action

November 10th, 2009 · Uncategorized

Visualizing Ideas From the Barcelona Climate Talks

When dealing with an issue as contentious as how to address global climate change, we need all the help we can get.

Ole Qvist of Bigger Picture sent out a request to the visual thinking and practice community asking for everyone to contribute with visuals which can explain some of the key messages and concepts discussed during the Barcelona Climate Talks leading up to the COP15 UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in December.

The image above is my contribution, illustrating this quote:

“It would be great if our shared vision just dawned on us….but it does demand compromise and hard work”

to see other contributions from folks like Roy Blumenthal and Nancy Margulies, Ole Qvist and others, check out this slide show:

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The State of Indy Hall, In Pictures

November 2nd, 2009 · Uncategorized

Six months after moving into a bigger, better, space. It was time to get the the Indy Hall coworking community together to take stock of where the Hall stood, and where the community wants it to go. As part of the Indy Hall community, I was glad to record the event on a couple of their white boards.

indy hall town hall detail
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Indy Hall Town Hall Graphic Recording 3
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Introducing the 140 Characters Conference Illustrated eBook

October 23rd, 2009 · Uncategorized



Download the 140 Characters Conference Illustrated eBook

I have pulled all my visual notes from the first 140 Characters conference together into this free eBook. It was a mind blowing conference about what founder Jeff Pulver calls “now media.” Streams of media that so many of us are using to connect with people, ideas, and information, embodied by Twitter and Facebook.

Speakers came from business, science, the arts, politics, journalism, and the non-profit sector. To revisit your conference experience, or if you could not attend, check out the140 Characters Conference IllustratedeBook.A picture is worth a thousand words, and maybe even a couple of dozen tweets. Download it here.

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