Beginning, middle and so far no end!

As I conclude this week, I have given three Storyteller Uprising talks (for Lowe + Partners in NYC, Adobe and OCLC in Seattle) and signed a number of books (the analog edition).

I participated in the graduation of 55 of our students (our largest cohort ever).  We hosted a successful Screen Summit last night, handing out awards to Dan Savage for his It Gets Better YouTube campaign and Starbucks for its Digital Network.

This morning, I moderated a Seattle International Film Festival discussion with SIFF’s Director, and organizers of other film festivals (coming from as far afield as Vancouver, Boston and Poland; someone had the great idea of cordoning off a “Twitter Section” in the back of a theater for those who wish to share during a screening).

Next week, I’m participating on a panel at the Worldviews Conference on Media and the Higher Education.  Fittingly, the subject for my segment is whether higher education should bypass mainstream media.

It’s an exhilarating time for Storyteller Uprising.  It began in January with my Storytelling class (nicely encapsulated by Filiz Efe in her video of our marathon Saturday session above) and continues with my core Uprising presentation, embedded in its most recent incarnation below.  Thanks to my supportive family, MCDM colleagues and some stress-beating bike commuting, it’s been manageable too.