THROUGH Sense of Place The Age of Jefferson
national parks service Stills from UVA MOOCs
national parks service


The high point of 2015 was being given the opportunity to serve as artist-in-residence with the National Park Service in Shenandoah. In my first two weeks in Shenandoah, many Appalachian Trail thru-hikers were just nearing the halfway point of their journey. I’d only been there a day, and hiked a few miles when a young […]

Leadership Lessons from the Theater

I directed this doc 5 years ago and it is amazing (to me) how the time has flown. Many members of the cast/class were in town this week for their 5-year reunion, and some of the good folks from the school just touched base with me to let me know they’re still using this piece at conferences […]

Stills from UVA MOOCs

Sense of Place

We’re presenting this month at both SXSWedu and the Association of Collegiate Computing Services of Virginia, and while I think of the work we do less as technology and more as communication/education, there’s no denying that we live at the intersection of these two crafts. We’ll be talking with the good folks from UVA’s Office of […]

The Age of Jefferson

The “Age of Jefferson” is our sixth MOOC (Massive Open Online Course), and having a foot in Charlottesville, this is a special one for us. We’re right honored to have created this with the University of Virginia, Monticello, and our friends at Silverthorn Films. This course launched on President’s Day. It never ceases to amaze […]

After The Oil Spills

Primary Sources

There’s nothing like being there. “After the Oil Spills” was crafted as part of a larger case study on Crisis Management for the Darden Graduate School of Business. We worked closely with local government, the Coast Guard, fisherman and local NGOs to disentangle the web of stakeholders involved in the cleanup and created this piece […]

Getting Word African American Families Charlottesville VA

Getting Word

The Getting Word oral history project at Monticello locates and records the oral histories of the descendants of Monticello’s enslaved families. This rich treasurehouse of memories over seven generations helps to expand our understanding of life at Monticello two hundred years ago. Oral interviews are supplemented with research in newspapers, private papers, and public records. […]