Apple Watch and Google Glass

Google Glass and Apple Watch

I stopped wearing a watch when I got in the habit of checking my cell phone or looking at a wall clock for time. I’ve also stopped wearing accessories (bracelets, rings, earrings and so on). Really, at this time in my life, I’ve also stopped wearing ties. The JawBone UP24 didn’t even stay on my . . . → Read More: Apple Watch and Google Glass

Where to find more information


Here is a list of readings that I’ve compiled for my classes and students over the years on topics relating to the intersection of technology and disaster, crisis, risk management. This list is kept current as older material becomes obsolete and new materials is available. Let me know what you think are solid reference materials . . . → Read More: Where to find more information

Interview Questions

I get asked about my favorite interview questions. Over the years, I’ve been compiling a list of my core questions into a master list. This makes it really handy when either prepping to conduct an interview as the interviewer or interviewee.

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Image Manipulation, part 2

The #HeForShe campaign reminded me of all the ways that men and women are not treated the same way — for better and worse. One area we can do better is the image advertising projects about how we are supposed to be. I posted a blog on image manipulation before with some good example. Here’s . . . → Read More: Image Manipulation, part 2

Multimodal Learning

Educators are in constant search for more efficient and effective ways to advance student learning. Thus it is no surprise that educators have been interested in the often-quoted saying that:

We remember…

10% of what we read 20% of what we hear 30% of what we see 50% of what we see and . . . → Read More: Multimodal Learning

Expectations of POTUS in “theater of crisis response”

The President of the United States may be one of the most available people on the Earth. The POTUS’s entourage has many different type of communication gear – including people – to reach, inform and carry out orders. I’ve always viewed notes about POTUS vacations as a mere fact that the White House virtually moved . . . → Read More: Expectations of POTUS in “theater of crisis response”

Social media’s impact on natural disasters

Infographic: Social media's impact on natural disasters. #SMEM no longer an "if to do it" question but "how to do it"

— Keith Robertory (@krobertory) April 16, 2014

If El Niño Comes This Year, It Could Be a Monster

If El Niño Comes This Year, It Could Be a Monster A good read on all the pros/cons of #ElNiño impacts. #SMEM

— Keith Robertory (@krobertory) April 16, 2014

The Myths created by the Mercator Projection

The Mercator Projection is the biggest myth about the Earth that we pass on (often unknowingly) to our children. OK, I don’t know if it is the biggest but it certainly builds the wrong perception of the globe.

The Mercator projection was originally designed in the mid 1500’s. A highly useful projection because it kept . . . → Read More: The Myths created by the Mercator Projection

Image Manipulation

Truth in advertising should extend to photo manipulation too. Here’s a few videos that highlight the point:

A great example of the power of Photoshop in the right hands.

Here’s an interesting (and honest) video from McDonald’s on their advertising:

Another one called “The Photoshop Effect”:

And finally this . . . → Read More: Image Manipulation