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Ben Rubin
Works at Rochester Institute of Technology
Lived in Rochester, NY
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We are currently putting together the 6th issue of SchmutZine: a zine aimed at creating dialogue by reusing creative leftovers from an international community.  We have the first 4 issues online (and an online store if you want to scoop a printed copy) - Check us out and stay tuned!
Balkan Issue Volume 2 - Issue 1 Spring 2010
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A recent camping adventure down in PA. 

Jam sessions at Kane's local music shop, explorations though a masonic temple over a century old, and Mezcal-inspired games of pool with the Warthogs biker gang...
During the last week of October, I ended up on a woodland adventure outside of Kane, PA.  Aside from the much needed technology-detox of a few days out in the woods, the highlight of the trip for me was meeting some wonderful...
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I'm in Boston this week visually documenting a conference about Data Visualization  with Innovation Enterprise - some cool stuff going on here.  I'll post some notes soon.  Here's the link to the event:
I'll have a quick write up on the blog over the weekend about the experience.
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This Big Data event is also going on at the same venue and has many overlapping presentations:  http://theinnovationenterprise.com/summits/big-data-innovation-boston
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Innovative Techniques  - 
 
I stumbled across this article off Maria Popova's Twitter feed this week about David Byrne's “mental maps of imaginary territory”.  Great article - I'm going to see if I can get my hands on the book.
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Miscellaneous reflections during lunch at work the other day
"Sometimes, float or not, trying to keep an eye on everything takes on a weight of it's own and outside the pool, the currents keep their own time"
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This Mason Jennings music video has these random animation vignettes throughout that are made using an old school overhead projector. 

#OverheadProjector   #MasonJennings   #InnovativeTechniques   #Docutopia  
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Stanford's Graduate School of Business visually maps 5 Innovation Skills
Thanks +Jon Schull for the heads up!
 
“Visual thinking is the foundation for being creative and solving some of the most complex problems,” explained author and Innovation Studio Founder Lisa Kay Solomon. Read five visual thinking skills that disruptive innovators must master: http://stnfd.biz/pxR2c 
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