Make Believe

My friend Nick Lang and I filmed this from a Brooklyn rooftop with a DJI Inspire 1 video drone. He branded it with my company logo and we added Ella Fitzgerald's rendition of "It's Only a Paper Moon." Nick is an incredibly talented drone videographer and is helping push the limits of what is possible with video. You can follow Joseph McKeating on … [Read more...]

Kickstarting the Statue of Liberty


What’s old is new. Crowdfunding, micro-donations, content marketing, the sharing economy – these are some of the hottest buzzwords in the technology industry right now, but they’re just modern re-workings of old ideas. In my lectures on content marketing, for example, I always use The Furrow as a case study. Non-farmers are unlikely to have heard of The Furrow. It’s an … [Read more...]

Thinking your way out of the pre-grad panic state


As my undergraduate commencement inevitably draws nearer and nearer, I find myself in disbelief. While I consider myself to be adult-ish in that I am self-sufficient and responsible, getting a degree still seems like something that I’m not ‘old enough’ or ‘mature enough’ or ‘ready’ to do. But when I really think about it, I realize that I’ve grown up a lot more than I think I … [Read more...]

Winning in Silence


The excitement of achievement begins to die the moment it is shared. Redistributing the energy, even with those who love you the most, immediately and inevitably kills some of the beauty that can only be harnessed and recognized by a selfish owner. It’s only as selfish as it is constructive. Effective mentalities are products of trained minds. Practicing restraint by winning … [Read more...]

The Stain of Censorship on the Washington DC Jewish Community Center and the Firing of Ari Roth


Ari Roth, longtime Artistic Director of Theater J, the resident company at the Washington DC Jewish Community Center (DCJCC), was fired recently, and summarily escorted out of the building by security. Unusually for this sort of transition, Roth’s firing has been covered in the New York Times, Washington Post, and LA Times. A letter, signed by sixty Artistic Directors from … [Read more...]