Life in New Orleans 10 years after Hurricane Katrina

New Orleans (Sept. 2, 2005) - Four days after Hurricane Katrina made landfall on the Gulf Coast, many parts of New Orleans remained flooded. U.S. Navy photo by Gary Nichols
New Orleans (Sept. 2, 2005) – Four days after Hurricane Katrina made landfall on the Gulf Coast, many parts of New Orleans remained flooded. U.S. Navy photo by Gary Nichols.

New Yorker writer Thomas Beller interacts with several notable figures who engage in work related to the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina to explain the contentious and emotional toll of one of the deadliest events in New Orleans.  Continue reading “Life in New Orleans 10 years after Hurricane Katrina”

Gaming Review: 7 ways to defy death by The Washington Post

At LSU, I wrote a review of an interactive news game created at the Washington Post that lets people experiment with possible advancements in biomedicine that can prolong our life spans. I decided to reblog it because the game really is worth sharing with others.

Interactive Storytelling Tools

A screenshot of the landing page belonging to the interactive game “7 ways to defy death”

The Washington Post created an interactive game last month to engage and inform readers about technology that can prolong the human lifespan.

The multimedia tool entitled “7 ways to defy death” is a complementary piece to a bigger story in April about tech billionaires seeking to use biomedical research to understand and upgrade the human body.

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