Bono and Eugene Peterson

Bono and Eugene Peterson

Bono. Is there anyone who isn't aware of Bono and U2? Would anyone turn down an invitation to meet with him? Apparently so. And until today, I'd not heard of Eugene Peterson. I had heard of one of his works though, The Message: The Bible in Contemporary Language. I watched the Fuller Studios story Bono and Eugene Peterson: The Psalms with the inspiring story of Bono and Eugene Peterson. Experience their conversation. "Why do we need art? Why do we need the lyric poetry of the Psalms? Because the only way we can approach God is if we are honest through metaphor, through symbol. So art becomes essential, not decorative. I would love if this conversation would inspire people who are writing these beautiful voices and writing these beautiful gospel songs - write a song about their bad marriage. Write a song about how their pissed off at the government. Because that's what God wants from you - the truth. Weigh the truth....
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Jeff Skoll Group

Jeff Skoll Group

Participant Media, Takepart.com, The Skoll Foundation, The Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship and The Skoll Global Threats Fund are philanthropic and commercial enterprises of Jeff Skoll. Click here to visit the website and learn more about The Skoll Group. Jeff Skoll is leading social entrepreneurship in the the world. Watch the video: Click here to learn more about Jeff Skoll....
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Prince

Prince

The video below is one of my favorite guitar solos Prince performed. It was at the 2004 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductions during the George Harrison tribute performing the song, While My Guitar Gently Weeps, with Tom Petty, Steve Winwood, Jeff Lynee and others. Prince was one of the first "pop" Telecaster guitar players I saw and heard as a kid. He commanded whichever part he was playing and his musical hooks/riffs were genius. I need to study more of his works. Click here to read the report from the Star Tribune regarding his death. His creative talent will be greatly remembered and missed here on earth. Rest in peace, Prince Rogers Nelson. The music he created between June 7, 1958 and April 21, 2016 was amazing. ...
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Will It Go Round in Circles?

Will It Go Round in Circles?

Back in February, GoPro announced that their spherical rig was beginning to launch. Six synchronized GoPro cameras capturing 8k video. As the 2016 NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) began earlier this week, GoPro reveiled that the Omni is now available. Also, they launched Android and iOS apps for a new VR platform. Get it on pre-order for $4,999.99. Watch their video below: Here's the info from their website. The all-inclusive Omni rig includes: *Six cameras act as one: Interact with the primary camera in the array to configure settings or initiate the start/stop of recording for all six cameras. *The proven image quality of the HERO4 Black…times six: Produce high-res images that virtual reality viewers will notice. Omni may also be used for “over capture”; capture at 8K and extract an HD deliverable. *Optimized workflow: capture using Omni, use GoPro Omni Importer for preview, data management and rendering, fine tune the content in Kolor Autopano® Video, then proof the content in GoPro VR player and publish it to the...
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AR, AI, VR and Connectivity are the Future of Facebook

AR, AI, VR and Connectivity are the Future of Facebook

In case you aren't familiar with these abbreviations, get to know AR, AI and VR. These along with connectivity are the focus of Facebook's 10-year plan which was revealed by Mark Zuckerberg at the developer's conference, F8. AR - augmented reality - a live direct or indirect view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements are augmented (or supplemented) by computer-generated sensory input such as sound, video, graphics or GPS data (read more at Wikipedia). AI - artificial intelligence - the intelligence exhibited by machines or software and how they are capable of thought and behaviors. (read more at Wikipedia). VR - virtual reality - a computer technology that replicates an environment, real or imagined, and simulates a user's physical presence and environment in a way that allows the user to interact with it. (read more at Wikipedia). Mark Zuckerberg's keynote on day one of F8 shared some interesting ideas. Here are some screen grabs and my takeaways: Facebook's goal is giving people the tools so that they can...
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Tips for Timing Your Social Media Shares

Tips for Timing Your Social Media Shares

Fulton J. Sheen said, “Patience is power. Patience is not an absence of action; rather it is "timing" it waits on the right time to act....” Practice patience and timing within your social media strategy and scheduling. The heart-warming video or gorgeous graphic that was just delivered may need to wait a few minutes or hours before sending it out to your followers. When is the best time to reach the maximum target group? Are they awake? Will they likely have their device in-hand? Where will they most likely be? Will the majority want to hear my message? The right message to share at the right time with the right audience. Line up those factors to consider when you will post your content. Visit Dan Zarrella's website to learn more about his research on this topic....
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Mark Johnson Work Experience 2006 – 2012: Elevate Life Church

  ELEVATE LIFE CHURCH Dates Employed Jan 2006 – Apr 2012 Location Frisco, Texas PRIMARY ROLES Web and Social Media Developer Highlights: *inaugurated live and on demand video streaming *established and grew social media and video sharing strategy and platforms *led teams for website redevelopment, redesign and people management system integrations OTHER ROLES: Audio Editor Video Editor Graphic Design Musician...
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