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Writers often skew towards either salvation or doom and gloom, when addressing the affects of technology on the human experience. In his new book, Present Shock, Doug Rushkoff brings a more nuanced understanding to the profound ambivalence that digital interconnectedness brings to our lives. With today’s technology, we experience a now-ness that is no longer…

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Big data, technology, ads, and everyday people: They are all converging in our multiscreen world. Such was the concurrent idea at least week’s event hosted by the Art Directors Club, which is soon changing its name to ADC to reflect that creative ideas now come from anywhere, not just artists and creative directors at ad…

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Whoever said, “There’s no such thing as a free lunch,” clearly had never heard of Freebie. Freebie is a mobile app that rewards its users with products, services and experiences from local businesses and brands for free. The company was started in Chicago (gotta rep my hometown), by Ben Rosenfield in September of 2012, and…

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Think back to your favorite memory. I bet you remember exactly where you were, what you were wearing, who you were with, what kind of day it was, the things you saw, heard, and smelled. Your senses play a huge part in the recall of that memory. Well, what if we took this concept of…

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I’m not much of a gamer, but I will say that when I do play them, I want to win. I mean come on, who doesn’t get a little bit competitive. The only problem with games though, is that when they’re over, they’re over. The satisfaction of winning is too short lived. Well, what if…

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I’m one of those people who wants everything completely organized, at all times. This goes for the fridge, my room, even my computer. That’s why when I have about 13 tabs open on my Web browser, I get stressed and admit to feeling a little anxious. Call me crazy, I already know this. To solve…

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If you’re anything like me and my friends, you have enough embarrassing pictures of them to make a photo album. If you’re a lot like me and my friends… then you actually have a photo album filled with embarrassing pictures of all of you. The fact of the matter is, there are so many of…

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After a recent vacation that included very minimal physical activity and a whole lot of eating, I was determined to find a detoxifying diet that would get me back to a lighter and healthier self. For the past few days, I have been perusing various food blogs and magazines looking for one that looks feasible….

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With the recent release of Google’s new Chrome device, Chromecast, we wanted to take a look at smart TV and all of the options out there. Let’s start at the beginning: what is smart TV, you may ask? Smart TV is a technology that allows you access to streaming video services, like Amazon Instant Video,…

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William Allen is the Head of Strategy at Behance and a founding teacher of Social Media Week’s School of Emerging Media & Technology (see his class here) and a generally amazing person. His goal is to help professionals who are skilled at their craft but may lack business skills by providing them with practical tips and…

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