Total Lunar Eclipse

Tonight/early morning, there was a total lunar eclipse--"the first time in 372 years that a total lunar eclipse also marks the beginning of the winter solstice," according to the New York Times. From my perspective here in Hoboken, it was beautiful. The moon was a deep red, and at 3:05 a.m. or so I could …

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Team TheLaSaPhenOtt (an Interactive Media group), aka Team Awesome

For my last final of the semester, I got to experience PechaKucha. No, it has nothing to do with Pokemon. We each to had to present 20 slides, 21 seconds each, for a total of 7 minutes. Since there were 5 people in my group, this meant we had 100 slides, and we had a …

WIRED pop-up store: a slideshow

WIRED Magazine has a holiday pop-up store. Located on 692 Broadway, New York, NY, the store will be open Wednesdays through Sundays, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., from November 19 through December 26 only. If you get a chance, you should check it out. It's pretty cool! Click on the actual slideshow to see full-sized …

12/13/10: This Week in Publishing

Have hope, all of you who have declared print books as dead. According to David L. Ulin, the Los Angeles Times book critic, "print books aren't going anywhere." E-books complement print books, and the real issue "is that we read, that we continue to interact with long-form writing; by altering the conditions of the conversation, …

My Last Day at LIFE

Yes, sadly friends, I no longer work at LIFE anymore. But on the bright side, I will be working at Random House next semester, as an editorial intern for Wendy Lamb books! Anyway, I just thought I'd share some highlights of my last day at LIFE. First, I finally got to write for LIFE! One …

Science Rules!

Kristianstad, Sweden does not use oil, natural gas, or coal to heat its homes and businesses. Instead, it uses gas extracted from biomass like farm and food waste. This is not uncommon in European cities, but Kristianstad harnesses "biogas for an across-the-board regional energy makeover that has halved its fossil fuel use and reduced the city’s …

Fun(ny) Copyright Cases

Learning about publishing law may be a lot of work, but it sure is entertaining. In my last class, we discussed a couple of particularly interesting cases, one of which involves the video you see above. South Park is no stranger to lawsuits. But their most recent one concerns copyright infringement upon a hit YouTube …

Barnes & Noble

Rumor has it that Barnes & Noble may no longer exist one year from now. In the meantime, I can enjoy their stores and Christmas decorations. And I can also play around with their Nook. The new color Nook was recently released. It uses LED like Apple's iPad, but it's formatted similarly to Amazon's Kindle--with …

My Favorite Manhattan Christmas Window Displays

Yesterday was the first day I was out in the snow. It was light and pretty, and by the time I got home, I couldn't feel my hands, because I got very camera happy and couldn't stop taking pictures of all the beautiful and elaborate window displays in Manhattan. Below are some of the best …

Visit to HarperCollins

My interactive media class was held at HarperCollins today. I don't have the best photo of the building, but we were told to wait outside until 6:30 p.m. so as not to overwhelm security, and it was freezing. Below freezing, in fact, it was snowing, and we were waiting in a wind tunnel, longingly looking …