Archive for the culture Category

Lego versions of this years best picture nominees

Posted in culture on 02/26/2014 by mark novelli


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How American Teens Communicate

Posted in communication, culture, technology on 07/01/2013 by mark novelli


Fantastic and moving video based on graduation speech

Posted in creativity, culture on 05/14/2013 by mark novelli

When a conference works (and doesn’t)

Posted in culture, events on 01/23/2013 by mark novelli


Recently I read a post by Seth Godin about what makes a conference work- it sparked some thoughts.

I love events. I am involved, on a variety of levels, with the planning of several conferences each year.

I ‘ve had many conversations while planning events about how they need to change to embrace a shifting culture. In a world where there is a constant stream of information from brilliant people — I can watch Ted Talks, listen to podcasts, you tube clips, read blogs — how do I justify the time and expense of going to an event? Especially if the event is just about disseminating information —  just another lecture, or just another talking head.

There must be some dynamic that makes the event worth it for me.

I think the answer lies in the collaboration of those attending, creating a sense of community and personal connection, and creating a unique experience. I also like Seth’s idea of an event being a part of a greater movement. (I encourage you to read Seth Godin’s blog.)

What makes a conference work for you?

Inspiring Lincoln 2012 Election Posters by Scott Erickson

Posted in creativity, culture on 11/06/2012 by mark novelli

My friend Scott Erickson created these great Lincoln 2012 election posters to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. Also to inspire us to vote for candidates who will work for unity, lead with decisive determination, and seek to uphold the rights of all people in the same fashion that Lincoln did.

DOWNLOAD HIRES VERSIONS and read the full story HERE.

Steve Jobs, 1 year later…

Posted in creativity, culture on 10/06/2012 by mark novelli



Apple has posted a video on their home page commemorating the life of their visionary leader, Steve Jobs. Jobs passed away one year ago on Friday.

The Hipster Olympics

Posted in culture on 07/25/2012 by mark novelli

Berlin hosted the 2nd annual hipster olympics this past week. Filled with irony, it featured events such as skinny jeans tug-o-war, vinyl record spinning, and make-your-own-ironic-Hipster-mustache. See more images here.

Image by Adam Berry / Getty Images