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Hello friends and writers. The Geeky Press and Vouched Books Indy are teaming up to publish our first book anthology, Bad Jobs & Bullshit, an exploration of the worst job you've had. You can read all about the book, the submission process, the payment structure, and our timeline...and then, of course, you should go write. Onward! #amwriting   #write   #author   #book   #writer   #nonfiction   #story   #storytelling  
The Geeky Press and Vouched Books Indy are about to embark on our next Big Thing: publishing a book. We're happy to announce our call for essays, poems, and short stories for our anthology: Bad Job...
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A little bit academic, but if you're creating stories or digital content you should take some time to read the follow up to Henry Jenkins' Convergence Culture.
It’s main thesis is that people involved in entertainment — from creators on through executives — must change the way they calculate value. Today’s metrics can’t simply rely upon how many people wa...
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Back to the book reviews: Starve the Vulture: A Memoir #amreading #amwriting #book #author #writer #writing
Jason Carney’s Starve the Vulture A Memoir, told in two chronological time streams, explores the intersection of his past with his life in the present.
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 A new reading series hosted by our very own +Amber Kristin. Details on the page. Get your disgust on.
This is a call for writers to share stories of disenfranchisement, helplessness, and maybe even action. These stories can be your personal experiences, a more detached rant, or a mix of both.
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We've just announced our first five #WritersHack  events in Indianapolis. #amwriting   #wrotetoday   #writer   #author   #indianpolis   #book   #publishing  
The biggest impediment to writing: making time. Need motivation? The Downtown Writers Hack is a group of Indianapolis who gather for short bursts of writing awesomeness. Sign up now.
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We're putting together a comprehensive calendar for "All Things Literary" in Indianapolis. Send us what we've missed!
The Geeky Press has compiled a calendar of literary events hosted by organizations, venues, and individuals throughout the Greater Indianapolis area. It's not comprehensive (largely because the Pub...
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A few days ago, a former student pointed me towards this Kickstarter-funded documentary about #appalachia , #coalmining , and the people of West Virginia. While the crew has hit its first goal, let's help them raise enough for post production so that Appalachians can have a voice in telling our own stories.
"In the Hills and Hollows" is a Kickstarter-backed documentary that investigates the impact that mono-economies based on fossil fuel extraction have on Appalachian communities.
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A review of my friend +Julia Scheeres second book. It's not a beach read, but it's definitely worth the read.
More deeply, Scheeres seems to have chosen this story because it continues her exploration of the dangers of fundamentalism and religion, particularly the ways in which its used to control and harm...
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Part of the "How to be a writer" Canon. A Review: Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life #amreading #amwriting
Anne Lamott’s Bird by Bird Some Instructions on Writing and Life, while not quite to the level of Stephen King’s On Writing or Natalie Goldberg’s Writing Down the Bones, is a worthy addition to the...
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Having to read this for a creative writing class some semesters ago, this review should be refreshing!
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Ever so happy to announce our first partner at The Geeky Press: Amber Peckham, who will be developing, putting on, and hosting awesome things.
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I have two days marked on my calendar: The Challenger accident and Columbine. They each mark a very specific time in my life, and I try very hard to remember each. On the anniversary of the Columbine massacre, a few thoughts on #geeks, #games, the Web, journalism, and how out of that terrible day came a new way to think about talking to each other online. 
On April 20, 1999, I watched the horror of Columbine unfold on my television. What came after was a powerful discussion about geeks, video games, and American culture. And it happened online.
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My first book review of the year (now that school is almost finished). A compelling story about the people who founded Scientology, the people who took it over after L. Ron Hubbard died, and the exodus of some of its more powerful figures. #writer   #amreading   #author   #book   #nonfiction   #journalism  
Lawrence Wright delves deeply into a few personal stories of the powerful people behind Scientology. What the reader gets is an inside look at one of the most bizarre -- and oddly dangerous -- orga...
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Professor, Author, and Techie
Skills
Long-form writing, emerging media, digital publishing, HCI, prototyping, large-scale design and project management
Employment
  • Ball State University
    Associate Professor, Co-Director Center for EMDD, 2009 - present
  • Northern Kentucky University
    Assistant Professor, 2006 - 2009
  • MIT's Technology Review
    Producer/Editor, 2004 - 2006
  • Dungeons & Dreamers
    Author, 2002 - 2003
  • Wired News
    Multimedia Reporter, 2000 - 2002
  • Wired
    Editorial Assistant, 1999 - 2000
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Gender
Male
Birthday
April 3
Relationship
Married
Story
Tagline
I'm a little bit country; I'm a little bit rock-n-roll
Introduction
I'm an author, professor, and techie.

Books:
Teaching:
Bragging rights
Wired Magazine's Excellent in Technology Writing (2000); TechPoint Mira Finalist: Transmedia Indiana (2012)
Education
  • Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
    Human-Computer Interaction (graduate certificate), 2011 - 2013
    UX and UI design; paper and high-fidelity prototyping; psychology of human-computer interaction; user-centered design and its process
  • University of California, Berkeley J-School
    M.J, Journalism, New Media, 1998 - 2000
    computer-assisted reporting; community reporting; emerging and new media
  • Miami University
    B.A, Communication Education, 1990 - 1994
  • Loveland Hurst High School
    1986 - 1990
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November at The Geeky Press: Writers Jam, Podcasts, and New Events
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6 Authors. 1 Stage. Wednesday, Nov. 12 at 6:30 @ Indy Reads Books. That time is upon us once again. In just a week our Vol. 2 authors will g

Dungeons & Dreamers (2nd Edition) now available from ETC Press | DiGRA
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In 1974, Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson published the tabletop game Dungeons & Dragons, a fantasy role-playing game. Through the next 40 years,

My first interview as a writer. (Kind of...)
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Hello future me This week I have decided to try something new. Last week my 10 year old daughter came home from school with some homework, t

Book Review: Dungeons & Dreamers - Geeks of Doom
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Dungeons & Dreamers A story of how computer games created a global community Paperback | Kindle Edition Written by Brad King and John Borlan

Brad King - on going beyond the book
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Brad King is a professor of journalism at Ball State University, where he runs the Digital Media Minor program, an interdisciplinary program

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The 50 Coolest Book Covers
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Like a record sleeve, a book cover is a crucial element of the reading experience. It's the first thing you see, and a great cover can draw

The Race For the New York Times List | Author Brian D. Meeks
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And they're off… As this week's crop of books with an eye toward the New York Times list come out of the gate Henry Wood Detective Agency is

Reasons to Be Optimistic During the Disruption of Publishing
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Many aspects about the evolving business model for writing and writers remain confusing, but we have good reason to be optimistic about the

CrossFit Games Champion Annie Thorisdottir: The Fittest Woman in the Wor...
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For Annie Thorisdottir, the fittest woman on the planet, working out means pushing her body to the outer limits of performance—and crushing

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Dungeons & Dreamers: A Story of How Computer Games Created a Global ...
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Travis Hawks reviews Dungeons & Dreamers: A Story of How Computer Games Created a Global Community, . Come see how it turned out!

Inequality for All – another Inconvenient Truth?
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The powerful documentary Inequality for All was an unexpected hit at the recent Sundance film festival, arguing that US capitalism has fatal

Touring the world's most beautiful libraries
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The best libraries were created not just as repositories of books but as big, open public spaces that celebrate the connections even the mos

Damaged Goods: A Little Messed Up, and a Tiny Bit Broken
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Author of Dungeons & Dreamers and Damaged Goods

a review of Dungeons & Dreamers: A Story of how Computer Games Creat...
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The book is absolutely fantastic! While one of the main characters is Richard Garriott it certainly is not limited to him. Dr. Cat, Starr Lo

Symbioto, Skully, TrustEv, ThriveOn, Way Go, SambaDotMe Take SXSW ‘Accel...
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Sunday evening at the SXSW conference, MCs Bob Metcalfe and Brad King announced the winners of the “Accelerator” competition in multiple cat

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NASA celebrates Valentine's Day with 'heart-shaped' photographs from space - NASA's Instagram account, over the last couple of days, has spa

My wife and I spent a weekend here as part of a wedding gift. We couldn't have been happier (and we didn't want to leave). David and Sharon's story is inspiring, and you can feel that in every part of the property. The house is gorgeous, and the rooms are immaculate. Our guest room had a little refrigerator for our snacks, a welcome basket (cheese, crackers, sparkling juice), a beautiful desk, and a comfy bed. The house was equally amazing. While there was a little living room with television, we couldn't bring ourself to turn on the TV while we were in such a gorgeous location. Instead, we hung out on the hammocks and tables on the porch and across the property. We tried to read, but the hummingbirds, butterflies, and deer kept our interest for hours at a time. (We meant to take a hike as well but the hammocks...) We even had the change to be part of a small wedding, which took place the weekend we were there. If you are looking for a place where you can escape, relax, enjoy nature, and talk with amazing people, Butterfly Hollow is the place to go.
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I love eating lunch here. A good breakfast/lunch menu. Very basic good, but nice people.
Food: Very GoodDecor: GoodService: Very Good
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I'm so happy REI finally came to Indianapolis. We love the store, and we love the folks who work there. The service is great. I had an issue with a Garmin watch, and we had it replaced without any hassle. Plus: we've spent far too much money on the outdoor gear they have. (And become a co-op member if you aren't...and you plan on doing lots of outdoor-ing!).
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Great burgers. They are huge. The place is a little small but a great date night place!
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I can't say enough about CFBR. Jeff, Jessi, and Shannon are amazing coaches who stress fundamentals instead of weight. The classes are well run, and the community is amazing. From the first moment we stepped into the gym, we never felt out of place. Everyone was helpful and supportive. The facilities are amazing as well. There's plenty of space and equipment for the largest classes so you never have to worry about being cramped. The location is amazing too. Sitting directly off the Monon Trail, we oftentimes run before or after a class and then hang around to watch others working out. (It's nice to have a coffee shop across the street too!) If you're looking for a great gym built around community, lifestyle, and good living, CFBR is definitely the place for you.
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This is my favorite Indianapolis coffee house. Free wifi, good coffee, mostly quiet.
Food: Very GoodDecor: GoodService: Very Good
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I can't say enough about Bob. Our kitchen sink clogged on Friday afternoon, and he came over to snake our drain. After removing the sludge from our pipe, we realized our basement drain was clogged as well. We called him on Saturday morning, and he came over to fix that as well. With no hassle and without breaking the bank, we had a fully functioning house again. I can't say enough about Bob and his assistants. Wonderful people, and wonderful work.
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