[This post announces Technology and Society's support for NarraScope 2023, an interactive fiction conference. The conference will be held online and in person June 9-11 at the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. For more information or to register, visit https://narrascope.org/.]
Interactive fiction offers game designers and developers access to the most powerful game engine there is: the human mind. Whether you’re designing for fun, education, or to explore an aspect of society, you can use the power of text adventures to bring your words to life.
I formed Technology and Society, Inc. to provide a home for my technical writing, speaking, and online course development efforts. My LinkedIn Learning courses focus on business analysis as part of a broader push for effective business storytelling. Unlike the many authors who view storytelling as the domain of executives, I want to bring business analysis and narrative skills deeper into the organization so change can be launched from within. I see interactive fiction as an allied art—one that I value highly.
Thank you for supporting and attending NarraScope 2023. If you think that you or a colleague with access to LinkedIn Learning through your company, educational institution, library, or personal subscription would benefit from one or more of my courses, please let them know. I’ve attached a list below…you do need a LinkedIn Learning subscription to click through to them, but I hope you or someone you know could benefit from the skills I teach.
Microsoft Excel: Program Usage and Skills
Excel: Introduction to Formulas and Functions
Excel for Mac Essential Training (Microsoft 365)
Learning Excel What-If Analysis
Excel: Using Solver for Decision Analysis
Excel: Creating Custom Functions with LAMBDA
Microsoft Excel: Dashboards and PivotTables
Excel: PivotTables in Depth
Excel 2016: PivotTables in Depth
Excel: Creating a Basic Dashboard
Microsoft Excel and Access VBA
Learning VBA in Excel
Excel VBA: Managing Files and Data
Microsoft Excel: Supply Chain Analysis
Excel Supply Chain Analysis: Solving Inventory Problems
Excel Supply Chain Analysis: Solving Transportation Problems
Excel Supply Chain Analysis: Managing Simulations Using VBA
Microsoft Excel: Business and Process Analysis
Excel: Scenario Planning and Analysis
Excel: Analyzing and Visualizing Cash Flows
Excel: Business Process Analysis
Excel: Value Stream Mapping
Excel: Statistical Process Control
Excel: Implementing Balanced Scorecards with KPIs
Excel VBA: Process Modeling
Data Visualization and Acquisition
Tableau Essential Training
Qlik Sense Essential Training
Microsoft Forms Essential Training
I’m proud to announce that Technology and Society has joined the ranks of sponsors for the 2023-24 White Bird dance season in Portland, Oregon.
We’re sponsoring Kid Lightning by LED, which runs January 25-27, 2024. Imagine a 1970s-style kids game show where contestants vie to become “Kid Lightning”—as the stakes get raised, the action intensifies!
LED is based in Boise, Idaho, but has close ties to Portland. My wife and partner Virginia Belt keeps an eye out for likely projects to support. Her background as a professional ballerina and actor is invaluable.
This is White Bird’s 26th season, a remarkable run for a group that brings in outstanding dance companies from around the world. The 2023-24 season includes performances by world-renowned groups Pilobolus and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
Kid Lightning is part of the White Bird Uncaged series along with Odeon from Ephrat Asherie Dance and Radioactive Practice by Abby Z and the New Utility. The series is generously underwritten by Ronni Lacroute, a long-time patron of the arts in the Portland area.
For more information, to subscribe to a series, or to buy individual performance tickets as they come available, visit https://www.whitebird.org/.
Sponsoring Kid Lightning by LED is part of Technology and Society’s broader program of support for worthwhile endeavors, including works by Many Hats Collaborative and as shirt sponsor for women’s football (soccer) club London Seaward FC. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlNArPc7kLg
I hope you’re able to join us at Kid Lightning and other White Bird performances this season. Visit the White Bird site to learn more about the diverse range of world-class dance coming to Portland over the next twelve months.
For more information about Technology and Society, visit www.techsoc.com.
Curtis Frye is the president of Technology and Society, Incorporated.