Journal

Deep storytelling, diverse perspectives, real impact

The Banging Rocks journal is a snapshot into a collaborative environment where empathy and emotional intelligence are met with democratized perspectives and new media to catalyze and evolve change-making in our bold new world.

On Joining CoronaWhy

Time moves strangely when you’re stuck in the house. We’ve been self quarantining for the last four days, and for a few days before that only I was going out, and the shift has had me thinking about priorities. In throwing metaphorical meditative mind darts at the bullseye of Ikigai in this current scenario, I …
Vancouver based and locally owned hosting company EZP has sponsored a server for the EMLx / Banging Rocks COVID-19 team. This dedicated server will allow the team to aggregate data, collect and write code for analysis, and collaborate with other teams. Our thanks for their speedy and generous support!
Banging Rocks is partnering with the UBC Emerging Media Lab’s EMLx program to form a volunteer team assisting in the global effort to coordinate and analyze data and computational efforts aimed at alleviating the impact of COVID-19. We’re seeking people who think their time and skills might be useful in working to those ends. Chances …

The Dark Side of UX

The first gathering I attended after forming Banging Rocks was surreal. The basic theme of the evening was monetization of mobile games – I’d been to talks on similar themes before, discussing optimization of User Experience (UX). Where this one diverged was when they pulled up a chart of the Seven Deadly Sins and began …