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Typography [VIDEO]

July 13, 2013
Typography [VIDEO]

The PBS series Off Book examines the many aspects of typography.

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Webcomics Trend [VIDEO]

April 9, 2013
Webcomics Trend [VIDEO]

The internet has given birth to yet another new medium and trend: Webcomics. Moving beyond the restrictions of print, webcomic artists interact directly with audiences who share their own unique worldview, and create stories that are often embedded in innovative formats only possible online.

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Rise Of The Drones [VIDEO]

February 8, 2013

Meet a new breed of flying robots, from tiny swarming vehicles to giant unmanned planes. PBS’ NOVA looks at unmanned aerial vehicles and how the technology will shape the future.

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The Instagram Effect [VIDEO]

December 2, 2012
The Instagram Effect [VIDEO]

Mike Rugnetta of PBS’ Idea Channel examines the influence Instagram has had on photography and poses the question of whether the app is creating an army of citizen photojournalists.

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The Effect Of Twitter On Journalism [VIDEO]

November 19, 2012
The Effect Of Twitter On Journalism [VIDEO]

The rise of Twitter brought concerns within the industry – would this overwhelming source of direct raw information put professional reporters out of business?

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Super Mario Brothers: A Surrealist Masterpiece

August 17, 2012
Super Mario Brothers: A Surrealist Masterpiece [VIDEO]

Mike Rugnetta of PBS’ New Idea Channel argues, convincingly, that Super Mario Brothers is actually a surrealist masterpiece.

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Bob Ross, Remixed & Autotuned

July 26, 2012
Bob Ross, Remixed & Autotuned [VIDEO]

PBS icon Bob Ross is remixed & autotuned by Symphony of Science’s John D. Boswell for PBS Digital Studios as a vehicle for for a PBS pledge drive.

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Beyond The Human Eye: Sight, Extended [VIDEO]

June 29, 2012
Beyond The Human Eye: Sight, Extended

PBS Off Book explores human sight through the lens of technology: Size and distance are conquered with photomicrography to astrophotography and the passage of time is overcome with slow-motion and timelapse photography.

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Steampunk Trend

May 1, 2012
Steampunk Trend

The Steampunk movement has been fueled by the communications infrastructure of the Internet. Prior to online communications, such a movement would’ve been limited by geography or slow communications vehicles such as snail mail newsletters.

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History Of The Animated GIF

April 20, 2012
History Of The Animated GIF

PBS’ Off Book looks at the history of the Animated GIF and the format’s continuing evolution.

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