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Barbara K. Iverson is co-founder, and former publisher, and web guru for Chicagotalks.org, a community and citizen news website. Iverson, is a pioneer blogger, digital communications professional, and Professor Emerita at Columbia College Chicago. She taught at Columbia from 1989 to 2016. Barbara K. Iverson, PhD. Media Communications Columbia College Chicago http://chicagotalks.org http://biverson.net drbarb: twitter
First-Person Obsession: Action Cameras Better, More Affordable in 2015

First-Person Obsession: Action Cameras Better, More Affordable in 2015

Action cameras — tiny, durable, personal cameras that shoot high-speed, low light action scenes — are not just for X-treme sports types anymore. The current cultural fascination with selfies, lifeblogging, and first-person perspectives creates a market for these tiny wonders that is expected to grow 22 percent between 2014 and 2019. [pullquote]Ask yourself — when was the last […]

First Look: Riding the 606 Trail

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First Look: Riding the 606 Trail

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Bikes and Bargains at 6th Annual Winter Bike Swap

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Bikes and Bargains at 6th Annual Winter Bike Swap

Still looking for a Valentine’s gift for that special rider in your life? Single and just need something to lift your spirits? Don’t miss the 2015 Winter Bike Swap event on Saturday Feb. 14th. [pullquote] The swap is Saturday February 14, 2015 at Jaks Tap located at 901 W. Jackson. Though it is in a bar, […]

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First Look at Cermak-McCormick Place Green Line Stop

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First Look at Cermak-McCormick Place Green Line Stop

Green Line Opens New Stop in Time for Auto Show

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The View from Couch Place

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The View from Couch Place

It’s an alley, no, it’s an interactive art scene. Couch Place Alley at 171 N. Dearborn, which runs between Dearborn and State St., is being taken over by Luftwerk and  ZipTunes mobile. They’re cranking out music and blocking Dearborn, but it’s all for a reason – the FLOW/Im Fluss project. Traces for trumpet, radio, speaker, […]

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Map for Navigating Society Should be More than Good Story

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Map for Navigating Society Should be More than Good Story

Aisha Butler, Michael Lansu, Tracy Swartz, Lolly Bowean, Alex Kotlowitz and Darryl Holliday  took on questions of truth and trust in the 21st century. These local Chicago journalists from mainstream media, as well as from online and citizen journalism sites, provided a lively discussion on Journalism’s Role in Telling the Story of Violence in Chicago. Moderators […]

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“Walking the Camino” Takes You on a Trip in Time and Space at the Gene Siskel Theater

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“Walking the Camino” Takes You on a Trip in Time and Space at the Gene Siskel Theater

The first time I heard about the Camino de Compostela, it sounded to me like Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales.  The route of the pilgrimage isn’t the actual route of Spain’s Camino, but some things have remained the same, despite the passing of eons. The Camino de Compostela is a 300 mile trek that starts in France […]

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