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Star Wars Graphics: Vader – A New Interface

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Seeing as how “Star Wars: The Phantom Menace” is being re-released in 3D on February 10th (as well as the rest of saga down the line), we thought it might be appropriate to have some of the retro-inspired technology of Star Wars rethought for a modern audience. Darth Vader’s chest piece certainly looks outdated, so we wanted to find out how he might benefit from an updated OS, different buttons to push, or touch screens to swipe.
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Social Media: Key Factors of a Viral Video

The last time I blogged about viral videos, I examined the different types of viral videos that existed in the digital domain (Recap here). This time, I’m going to explore what it is (specifically the key elements) that helps a video go viral.
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Van Helpsing’s Handy Citizen’s Guide to Vampire Defense: Excerpts

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After digging through the agency attic this weekend, we came upon a rare gem from the 1960’s – a civil defense manual addressing the vampire threat featuring little-known propaganda character Van Helpsing. With “Twilight: Breaking Dawn” coming out this weekend, we thought it would be cool to show off the cover and some excerpts from this vintage guide on how to combat the undead.

I’ve copied down the text and added some relevant videos below the cut-off.
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National Novel Writing Month

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National Novel Writing Month (or for debatably short, NaNoWriMo) is a program run by a nonprofit called the Office of Letters and Light. The premise is the promotion of “thirty days and nights of literary abandon,” encouraging writers to write a novel over the course of November by engaging in an online community of other authors.
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Star Wars: An Empire Divided by Debt

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It seems that even in a galaxy far far away and a long time ago that they dealt with some of the same problems that we deal with today. We found this article from well respected newspaper “The Coruscant Journal” detailing some of the financial problems facing the Galactic Empire and various responses to it from around the known galaxy.

Click here to view the full article.

Star Wars: A Facebook Saga

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Whether you’re an infamous Dark Lord of the Sith, a rising Rebel hot shot, or a Jedi trying to bring his father back from evil, you still have to keep in touch with friends and family. Luckily, social media found its way onto the Holonet sometime after the fall of the Old Republic so Jedi, Sith, and aliens alike could stay networked.
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Star Wars by the Numbers

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There are a lot of things to keep track of in the galaxy. Hopefully these infographics will help keep you up to date on the information that you need to know to get by in the galaxy without a hitch.
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What You Don’t See In Star Wars

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Most everyone is familiar with all of the wild things in the universe – lightsabers, spaceships, aliens and the like. But not many people realize that there’s actually quite a bit of paperwork that has to be filed in a complex and expansive galaxy.
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Star Wars: A Galaxy Without Limits

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In anticipation of the upcoming release of Star Wars: The Complete Saga on Blu-ray, we are posting a Star Wars themed post every day this week.

In today’s blog, we’re looking at the Imperial Tourism Bureau’s newest advertising campaign to attract intergalactic travelers to Imperial space: A Galaxy Without Limits.
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Writing: 5 Tips for Digital Copywriting

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Copywriting for digital advertising is often a key part of online advertising features. While I’m not going to delve into specifics of different types of online features and advertisements, I thought I would share some of the different tips I’ve accumulated for copywriting.
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Comics: The New 52 – First Impressions

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Last night, I read Flashpoint #5 to prepare me for the transition to the new 52’s first release Justice League #1. Flashpoint #5 provided a plausible explanation for the reboot (plausible by comic book standards, anyway) that was actually, despite my limited comic book background, really interesting and engaging. In so many words, the Flash – arguably DC’s most powerful superhero – resets the entire timeline of the DC universe and we are dropped into the reboot of the new 52.
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Comics: The New 52 – DC’s Ambitious Reboot

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Reboots are becoming a frequent occurrence in franchises. This year in the film industry we’ve seen the success of Rise of the Planet of the Apes and we have The Amazing Spiderman to look forward to next year. However, one of the biggest reboots of all time is actually beginning today with DC’s new 52, transitioning from the end of summer story arc Flashpoint #5 to the new Justice League #1. Every single DC character is getting rebooted, starting at issue #1. For a character as storied as Superman, whose comics number in the 700s, this is a pretty big deal.
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