Archive for October, 2013

Humans of New York …

is an amazing blog by Brandon Stanton about the stories of the real life people of New York. It has gone viral and encouraged similar projects all around the world. To be able to see people as who they are and using technology to spread their stories is a heartwarming thought. It shows the real us behind all the technology using technology. This concept is both enlightening and inspiring, which is why I have chose to use Humans of New York and the sibling projects around the world for my living digitally mini documentary.

To further my reach …

with this inspirational objective I have decided to contact Megha Majumder, a young lady who started Humans of India and am excited to say she has agreed to answer some of my questions over the next few weeks to help me get a better understanding of the background of the Humans of idea. My goal is to try to get in contact with Stanton as well, but if I cannot I can reference the answers he gives in some of the reference videos I found.

Now to further enrich …

your understanding I have included some of the reference videos I have located below.

Interview with Huffington Post – Brandon Stanton

Behind the Scenes of Humans of New York

STORYBOARD: Capturing the ‘Humans of New York’

Humans of New York – a song written about Humans of New York

AYM: Using Technology to Change the World – just another way technology is spreading a movement around the world


Living digitally is something of a common theme anymore and I guess it would make sense since the world is evolving into a digital world. Evolving into the digital age should not erase who we are in the world though, which brings into focus my newest assignment: Create a 4 minute documentary on living/working digitally with media. This seems easy enough to do when you think about it. Four minutes should not be hard to come up with, but it is quite a limited amount of time to get so much information into. So I am choosing a topic I can easily get my points across with only four minutes to do it in.

Because I think living and working digitally should not take away the aspects which make us all human, I am go to do my documentary on the “Humans of … ” movement. It all started with the “Humans of New York” and has evolved into different regions of the world. To make it easier to summarize information I need to gather it first. With the use of the following references I can start on my research for my 4 minute documentary.

  1. Humans of New York
  2. Humans of Seattle
  3. Humans of GMU
  4. Humans of Accra
  5. Humans of Houston
  6. Humans of India
  7. Living Digitally: Embodiment in Virtual Worlds
  8. Living Digitally Around the World
  9. The EDF White Papers, Fall 2012
  10. LIVEdigitally
  11. How do human needs affect digital innovation?
  12. Documenting Secrets and Lives: The Web’s Immortal Effect
  13. Living Digitally by Ashwin Khan July 04, 2013
  14. Art Organizations and Digital Technologies by Kristin Thomson, Kristen PurcellLee Rainie Jan 4, 2013
  15. The Google Glass feature no one is talking about by Mark Hurst February 28, 2013
  16. Branding in the Post-digital World 2012
  17. Living Digitally
  18. The Impact of Digital on Growth Strategies
  19. Preserving Human Rights Jan 2012
  20. Media and Body Image
  21. Digitally Numodo
  22. Big Data: The Mega-Trend That Will Impact All Our Lives
  23. Digital Inclusion
  24. Mobile Devices and News Consumption: Some Good Signs for Journalism
  25. What kind of world do we want to live in?