interface | Ely Urbanski

Printmaker Ely Urbanski’s recent VAE show, interface, closed in late February, but the end of the show was only the beginning. The creative process that led to the interface exhibit began with Urbanski collecting well-worn clothes (and the emotional stories that often go with them) from friends, family, and previous exhibition visitors. Urbanski used them

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Where Open Source Stories can come from and why sharing them is important

The Open Patient has humble beginnings rooted in the open source way where good ideas can come from anyone and anywhere. Rushing out the door into the gray morning for another business trip, Mark Coggin, director of product marketing for Red Hat, grabbed the damp copy of the Boston Globe lying in the driveway. He

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Open source storytelling: Bringing our passion for filmmaking to the festival crowd

The West Chester Film Festival is an annual film festival dedicated to short films of all genres, and was held April 22-24 in West Chester, PA. Our short documentary, e-NABLE: Open technology, faster progress, was not only accepted into the film festival, but it was also nominated for and (spoiler alert) won Best Documentary! Here’s

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The filming of Penn Manor: The Power of Open in Education 

When our team was tasked with finding human-centered open source stories, we searched through a lot of material. Charlie Reisinger, IT director for the Penn Manor school district, who helped bring an open educational model and a 1:1 laptop program to Penn Manor High School, kept resurfacing as a story with passion and potential that

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Open Source Stories: A new film series from Red Hat Films

As the Creative Strategy + Design + Video team geared up for this past Summit we came across some inspiring open source stories with help from our colleagues at OpenSource.com. We were so moved and excited by all of the different ways open source can be woven into the world that we jumped at the

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The Power of Story Workshop

Way back in April, I attended a workshop by New Kind’s Jonathan Opp (formerly of Red Hat) called “The Power of Story.” Part lecture and part activity-based, this 2-hour session explained the value of storytelling for businesses and simple exercises to help attendees figure out their company story. The workshop began with a discussion around

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