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Face Time Vs Facebook - Chicago Tribune Jan 10, 2010

Technology is increasingly user-friendly and can be used to create strengthen family connections and tell stories. Last year my film editor-niece and I collaborated on a family reunion DVD for which I videotaped interviews with my mother and aunt about marriage and family life during the Great Depression and WWII, stories about a world anyone born after 1960 would not recognize. We used photographs that matched the stories the women were telling in a kind of video collage (ala Ken Burns), recorded songs that underscored photo collages as well, and made an authentic and (hopefully) artistic expression of our family's history. Technology made it possible for us to do this affordably and to work on the piece over a huge geographic distance (my niece lives in Milwaukee and I live in New York).

This article by Richard Asa of the Chicago Tribune describes more ways that technology can keep families connected over long distances. Its very informative, an opinion not at all biased by the fact that I am quoted in it.."Face Time vs Facebook"

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