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July 14, 2013

Just an average day in the life of a freelance content developer…

A repost of a guest post I wrote on BeigeCubicle, a new blog dedicated to “the art & joy of running an independent business, outside the corporate box.” If you’re a freelancer, home-based worker or proverbial juggler, perhaps you can relate.

Move over, Mommy bloggers. It’s the Sandwich Generation’s turn to kvetch. 

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Posted in: freelancing, humor, writing

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April 1, 2012

Foolish Infographics (April Fool’s edition)

I’m always on the lookout for good infographics. As a “visual learner” and follower of trends in information design, I’m both delighted and bemused by the daily flood of data visualization on the Internet. Often I’m more enamored with the execution than with the content itself, so when I come across a silly “mock” infographic, the joke’s on me.

Here are some of my favorites:

Infographic: Mr T Pie Chart

Mr T Pie Chart via ScienceDump

 

Ben Greenman’s Charts About Graphs and Graphs About Charts

This series on McSweeney’s is funny and spot-on. My top picks:

Infographic from McSweeney's

Graph #1 by Ben Greenman

 

Infographic from McSweeney's

Graph #16 by Ben Greenman

 

 

Infographic from McSweeney's

Graph #8: Special East Coast Hurricane Edition

For more funny examples, check out:

McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: Ben Greenman’s Graphs About Charts and Charts About Graphs

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January 26, 2011

The Power of Cartoons: TED Talk on Feminism, Humor and World Peace


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Click here to watch: Liza Donnelly: Drawing upon humor for change | TED Talk

How cool is this?

New Yorker cartoonist Liza Donnelly shares a portfolio of her wise and funny cartoons about modern life—and talks about how humor can empower women to change the rules.

Her latest project supports the United Nations initiative Cartooning For Peace. The exhibit “The Folly, Fun and Flexibility of Women” showcases cartoons by artists from around the world.

Women as change agents

“Visual humor has the ability to reach the viewer quickly and succinctly, speaking not only to the intellect, but also to the heart. Rather than reify, laughter has the power to break down stereotypes and unchallenged beliefs.”

“We can change this thing… one laugh at a time.”

Click here to see a gallery of Liza’s cartoons. Her latest book, When Do They Serve the Wine?, is available on Amazon.com.

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