Michael Humphrey

Michael Humphrey

Journalist, Researcher, Teacher

I am a contributor for Forbes.com, a Ph.D. student and digital media instructor at Colorado State University.

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The New Yorker

Memory Games

Were memorizing numbers an Olympic event, Nelson Dellis would now be famous. A twenty-six-year-old graduate student at the University of Miami, Dellis broke a national record Saturday by...

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Forbes

A Murdered Son, A Father's Grief And Google's Brush With ...

A Murdered Son, A Father's Grief And Google's Brush...

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Salon

“Where Good Ideas Come From”: Epiphanies are overrated - Salon ...

Steven Johnson explains the real science of innovation -- and how some companies, like Google, are mastering it

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Kansas City Star

The Hands Of The Artist

Some of the finest modern buildings in the world got their metal skins from a plant in Kansas City.

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Kansas City Star

Compulsion to Paint

Wilbur Niewald's work habits astound artists half his age.

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Forbes

ShayCarl's Epic Journey To YouTube Stardom

NOTE: This is the first installment of a 6-part weekly series about some of the most successful video entrepreneurs on YouTube. Each segment will spotlight performers and personalities that go beyond ...

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National Catholic Reporter

At GOP Convention, two Catholics, two causes, two paths | National ...

No matter what brought them to St. Paul, activists, delegates and politicians were getting their work done.

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Forbes

Google+: Photographers' New Hangout Sparks A Stunning Book In ...

PlusOne Is Now For Sale Different social media sites gain a reputation for being the gathering place for certain groups -- Tumblr has fashion, Posterous has actors, Pinterest has food and crafts, Facebook and Twitter have, you know, most things. Google+ has been getting a reputation for being a techie hangout, [...]

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Forbes

Janina Gavankar: 'True Blood' Shapeshifter Goes Posterous On Her ...

Janina Gavankar is a shapeshifter in real life too. On the HBO series "True Blood," she switches effortlessly from animal to human. Off the set she shifts from actress and musician to straight-up geek with the same ease. Arguably the most beautiful geek you'll ever meet, mind you, but an early-adopting, [...]

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Forbes

Woz-Advised yap.TV Chats About Its TV-Mobile Sync Strategy - Forbes

Yesterday at the National Association of Broadcasters' NABShow in Las Vegas, yap.TV announced a new way for TV shows to sync rich content directly to your mobile device in real time. “A number of TV networks have expressed the need for a cost-effective way to provide synchronized content for their fans,” said Trevor Stout, [...]

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Forbes

Flingo: Ashwin Navin Talks Smart TV And Why Google, Apple ...

NOTE: This is the second in a weekly August series called “Television in Fast Forward,” where we talk to businesspeople currently standing at the crossroads between traditional television and emerging technologies. TV in FF #2: Ashwin Navin, Flingo This weekend was not a fun one for Google TV. While Google+ was throwing [...]

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Forbes

Natalie Tran: Down Under's Top YouTuber Considers Her Next Move

Video NOTE: This is the final installment of a 6-part weekly series about some of the most successful video entrepreneurs on YouTube. Each segment spotlights performers and personalities that go beyond the one-hit viral video and build a loyal audience. Their online presence reaches multi-millions and has gained them entry into the YouTube [...]

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Forbes

YouTube PrimeTime: Ashton Kutcher's Thrash Lab Goes For ...

Ashton Kutcher. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Note: "YouTube Prime Time" is a series looking at how some of entertainment's elite are faring in the YouTube ecosystem. When YouTube announced its premium channel initiative last fall, one of persistent names in the coming lineup was Ashton Kutcher. What that meant wasn't exactly clear -- [...]

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Forbes

Cracked's Michael Swaim: On Hive-Mind, Mel Gibson And Hard Work

Video Michael Swaim Note: This is the second installment of an occasional series called “Cracked Denizens,” highlighting some of the best of Demand Media-owned Cracked.com’s innovative crowdsourced “Writers’ Room.” In addition to making it one of the largest comedy websites, the virtual collaboration space of more than 2,500 writers helped develop the [...]