Words & Work of Ariel McNichol: Portfolio, prototypes, ponderings from an interactive creative director, entrepreneur, future-enthusiast

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Apps for Empathy (in progress)

This is a messy subject, with overlapping lines and unclearly defined terms…but it’s important, powerful and immensely interesting. Let’s not just hook ourselves on dopamine torture cycles inside games for profit. Let’s spiral the dopamine cycle ‘up’...

YouTube won't maintain portrait aspect ratio of videos. Vimeo will.

What? Youtube locked aspect ratio!

Google/YouTube doesn’t support portrait oriented videos. That means people like me, who just tried to upload a smartphone captured portrait video end up furious because my portrait video gets bulky side padding to convert...

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Inspiring Articles

Here’s a springboard of good reads from my saved NYTimes articles. Sleep Therapy Seen as an Aid for Depression The first of four studies on the special relationship between sleep and depression suggests that...

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Can Social Networks Cure Disease?

Stumbled across this article.  It suggests that The Mood Project, with specific illness focused social networking would provide even further benefit than mere message boards or generic SNs. by Mark Hyman, MD Last month I...