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Sunday, May 8th, 2011

Meet Joe. It’s been twenty years since he was abusive to his wife, Barbara. On May 1, 1991 he attended his first non-violence education meeting at RAVEN in St Louis, Mo and thanks to that education, his marriage was saved. Eleven years later, Joe became a volunteer group co-facilitator at RAVEN.

Please, feel free to share your thoughts. I’m too close to the story to see the aesthetic for what it is rather than what I make it.

Single Origin: A flavor profile of Joe Marrocco

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

Even coffee has a story.

The country; the region; the farm; the farmer; the roaster; the roast; the preparation; the barista. Each element impacts the flavor profile of a coffee.

Joe Marrocco highlighted the story of one coffee—Burundi Kinyova, Kaldi’s Coffee Roasters’ featured seasonal coffee—during his presentation at the 2011 South Central Barista Championship in St. Louis, Mo. on April 1–3. This year Marrocco, in his third year as a competitor, brought home the crown. He and two other Kaldi’s baristas will continue on to compete in the national competition April 29–May 1 in Houston, Tx.

UPDATE: In the days leading up to the competition, Libby Franklin of Saint Louis NPR also visited Joe Marrocco. Listen to her story here.

Fleeting Moments: Impressions of SXSW

Monday, March 21st, 2011

I thought it might be fun (and appropriate) to make a time lapse video documenting my voyage from St Louis to Austin for SXSW Interactive, March 11-15, 2011. ‘Nuff said.

Video: Kristen DiFate
Music: “Wait For Me (Villa Remix)” Moby, edited for time by Kristen DiFate

Fleeting Moments: Impressions of SXSW from Kristen DiFate on Vimeo.

Introducing Ratko, the floating head.

Monday, November 15th, 2010

Take note: When chromakey-ing (is that a verb?) someone who’s wearing black without the aid of a hair light, know that they will become a floating head. Not to worry, the black and white picture fixed that. Wait — no. It totally didn’t. None the less, the interviewing-green-screening experience was a trip, cameo appearance by Jarrad and all. Be sure to watch the entire video to witness all of our shenanigan’s. Thanks, Ratko, for being such a sport!

Ratko. from Kristen DiFate on Vimeo.