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Meet Erik Kraft
By Britt Gambino
Gotham teacher Erik Kraft gets easily interested in things. He’s currently fixated on acting. Before that, it was improv. A couple years before that, it was haiku.
This past winter, Erik decided to vent his frustrations over Boston’s public transportation troubles by writing a haiku a day via Twitter and compiling them on his Tumblr.
Meet Mo Krochmal
By Britt Gambino
Gotham teacher Mo Krochmal is a self-proclaimed hybrid: a combination of old-school journalism chops with the digital savvy of a Millennial.
He founded the consultancy/strategy firm, Social Media News NY in 2011, with the intention that it would exist solely on Facebook. But, Mo points out, “As we all know, the rules of Facebook have drastically changed in that short amount of time.” The company no longer shows all of an individual’s or organization’s posts to all of his or her friends or followers. Once that happened, Mo built a website to compensate. Today, socialmedianynews.com constantly imports from various social media channels—Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Flipboard, to name a few. And the most impressive part? Mo maintains the site by himself.
Try to imagine the Lord of the Rings trilogy without Gandalf. That's what my life was like before I met my instructor.
Rois Beal, housewife
Into the Dangerous WorldGotham teacher Julie Chibbaro has recently seen the release of her YA novel Into the Dangerous World (art by JM Superville Sovak). Ror, a New York teenager growing up in the 1970s/80s, has never attended a day of school. She...
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