Community-Based Multimedia Project Combines Theater and Video

Church of the Advocate mural screenshot

Working with director Billy Yalowitz, I created a set of three videos for his presentation North Called Home, a theater piece produced in collaboration with North Philadelphia’s historic Church of the Advocate. Here’s a review of the theater experience. The best part of the project for me was the generosity of the North Philadelphia community, where we worked […]

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Welcome to ‘Welcome to Me’

From Silver Linings Playbook to Homeland, mental illness — particularly the photogenic bipolar variety — has been popping up with increasing frequency in entertainment offerings. Of course, there’s something inherently dramatic about the highs and lows — especially the highs — of manic depression. Just ask Jimi Hendrix. And Kay Redfield Jamison, among others, has done a good job documenting […]

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Oliver Sacks and ‘Musicophilia’

When I first started working at AARP, we were trying to figure out how video could be used to amplify our radio programming. The visit from Oliver Sacks, who was promoting his book Musicophilia seemed like a good opportunity for experimenting.   featured image: Bradley Wind/Flickr

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11 Things We Didn’t Know

I’m missing my weekly fun, writing the blog 11 Things We Didn’t Know Last Week for AARP. We did reach hundreds of thousands of readers and thousands of listeners in the course of a year. But it never truly took off in the way it could have. Oh well. Here’s our last 11 Things podcast, […]

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Smithsonian Craft Show — 2015

Twenty years after creating the online White House Collection of American Crafts for the Smithsonian (with talented designer Nina Tovish, inspired executive producer Steve Dietz and others), I decided to celebrate by visiting the Smithsonian Craft Show, this year held at the National Building Museum.

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A new network

Welcome to Menschmedia Site Network. I’m going to proliferate for a while, so I can try out site structures and designs and ways to communicate via WordPress.  

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