At last… it can be told!
Man, it’s nice to have some text beneath that teal banner again.
Hey, thanks for the nice mention [I'm avoiding saying "props"] in the History of EPIC story. I am still honored to have been at the birth of the Miami Project And I have the PowerPoint to prove it :) What strikes me about the whole project is the evolution of the story. We oftent talk about non-linear story telling, but we don't discuss "evolving story" forms.
Cool! This is completely off topic, but for some reason I am fascinated by the fact that just a small triangle of blue and black in the lower left corner of Robin's photo (shirt and suit?) make him look totally grown up and corporate, while the slightly closer lens on Matt combined with a white collar that could be a t-shirt makes him look younger and more artistic than, say, one of his interviews where I've seen him in a shirt and tie. I wonder if anyone's done an experiment with progressively tighter and tighter crops form head-and shoulders shots to pure head shots, to see exactly how much of a sliver of clothing someone needs to try and classify the subject's age and occupation.
Hey... what about the music? Wasn't it just stock music?
Yeah, from some cheezy library :-)
I had a similar reaction to Saheli when I saw Robin's photo, but I didn't think "grown up and corporate" so much as "Aww... Robin's all grown up. And he's running for Congress in my district."
I think it's the smile as much as the two tones of blue in the coat and shirt. The tie (or lack thereof) like the hairline (or lack thereof) is suggested, but conveniently out of frame.
IT'S THE OFFICIAL POYNTER STAFF PHOTO. GIVE ME A BREAK ALREADY.
I wasn't saying you looked bad! Just important.
/note to self. Robin doesn't seem to want to look important.
The stomping grounds of Robin Sloan, Matt Thompson, and Tim Carmody, serving up links and dish on the happenings of the day -- or back in the day -- or the days to come.