Five Ways Design Thinking Can Benefit Your Organization

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I’ve learned a lot about Design Thinking (also known as Human Centered Design) as it applies to innovation within companies. As the name implies, Design Thinking comes from the design world, and is… Continue reading

Vine: It’s Growing On Me

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I had my doubts about Vine when I first heard of it. I’ll say right off the bat that I have what I would call social media anxiety, and therefore I don’t spend… Continue reading

How to Make an Animated Gif

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Let’s face it—animated gifs are all the rage. Wondering how to create one? Here’s how we animated our old pal Bob Ross. To follow our instructions, you will need: Adobe Photoshop (I used… Continue reading

H to the B, Bob Ross!

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For his birthday, we made Bob an animated gif. Wanna know how to make gifs? Tune in later this week for a step-by-step how-to (with screenshots!)

Felix the Cat?

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In honor of Felix Baumgartner’s record-breaking free fall earlier this month, we made our very first gif. You like?

The Magic of TV

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For someone who works at a television station, I know remarkably little about TV and how it works. And by “little” I of course mean none. Full stop. Recently though our technicians had… Continue reading

Yada Yada

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As spotted on the whiteboard of interactive media developer Nik Langlois. Illustration by David Gillette.

Back to School. Or Not?

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On August 15, Twin Cities Public Television launched Ed Zed Omega, an “alternative reality social media experiment” we’re producing with Ken Eklund as part of Localore. It consist of 6 Twin Cities teens who’ve… Continue reading

Do You Ever Get the Feeling…

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What Is It You Do, Jon Van Amber?

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On a given day, there are roughly 200 people working at tpt, but only a tiny fraction of us appear on our air. The majority of tpt employees are behind the scenes, doing things like audio… Continue reading