Ryan and Amy Green's son Joel has terminal cancer. Ryan, an indie video game developer, is building a poetic, autobiographical video game to document his experiences raising a dying child, and to honor Joel while he is still alive. The "unimaginably intimate" Thank You For Playing will make you reexamine your own assumptions about bereavement, technology and video games. Tune in tonight at 10/9c on POV.
Main Street Arts paired ceramic artists and furniture makers for a collaborative show called, Setting the Table. Who knew artists Kelly Brenner Justice and Jason Frederick Fierst would come at it with such open minds! #wxxiarts
One of NOVA's digital producers, Ari Daniel, had the opportunity to report on Hamilton's work in Greenland two summers ago. He says, "Gordon was certainly a first-rate scientist. But he was also such a kind, warm, and generous man. I'm honored to have gotten to know him, and see him in his element."
Meet Helheim, a glacier of exquisite beauty that Hamilton knew well. (From NOVA l PBS)
(See it tonight on POV at 10/9c) Thank You For Playing combines footage from both the Green family's real and animated worlds to follow their journey of encoding their life into an experience that is "playable" by others. A testimony to the empathetic power of art, the film examines how we process grief through technology in the twenty-first century and the implications of documenting profound human experiences in a new artistic medium: the video game.
Nebraska is one of the reddest of red states. It hasn’t voted statewide for a Democrat for President in over fifty years. So how can the minority party rise from the mat and become relevant in state politics? Enter Jane Fleming Kleeb. politicalpostcards.org #politicalpostcards
When one-year-old Joel is diagnosed with terminal cancer, his father Ryan begins working on an unusual and poetic video game to honor Joel's life. Following Ryan's family through the creation of That Dragon, Cancer. and the day-to-day realities of Joel's treatment, Thank You For Playing is a moving testimony to the empathetic power of art. See the deeply moving documentary TONIGHT at 10/9c on POV.
Oklahoma and at least two other states said Friday that they have denied efforts by Russian officials to be present at polling stations during the election, requests the U.S. State Department's spokesman dismissed as "nothing more than a PR stunt." (From PBS NewsHour)
OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma and at least two other states said Friday that they have denied efforts by Russian officials to be present at polling stations during the election, requests the U.S. State Department's spokesman dismissed as "nothing more than a PR stunt."
More than 80 people were arrested yesterday protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline, a crude oil pipeline being constructed near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota. Jenni Monet, who has been covering the issue, joins Hari Sreenivasan from North Dakota.