The Shining 3.0

We had to create a website based on a character as part of our Master in Multimedia, I based mine on The Shining.

The Shining Logo

Click on the image above to access the site

The Shining here is a sentient being who, after all these years being off the grid, has decided to market its ability to see the dead… The brand wants to be friendly-looking, fresh and natural.
Altough a few glitches and hidden secrets show that the old Shining isn’t too far behind… Could Tony be behind all of this?

Illustrations for the site

The illustrations were created in Adobe Illustrator.

Three minutes from death: How blood donation saved one person’s life

It takes an average person three minutes to bleed to death from a cut in the femoral artery. It took 15 minutes for the ambulance to get there, but Thomas* was lucky.

The day was warm and the atmosphere heated in the conference room. Men and women in suits were escaping from the heat, rushing towards the big glass doors for the freedom of a lunch break.

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HIV incidences rising in Ireland

The number of people living with HIV in Ireland has increased by 62.5% in the past ten years.

According to the UNAIDS Global Report 2012, there were 7 800 people living with HIV in 2011 against 4 800 in 2001, a dramatic increase which has put Ireland near the top of the OECD European chart of HIV and AIDS incidences.

The country has one of the highest rates of HIV incidences in Europe with 7.4 cases per million population and ranks 8th worst out of the 27, just above the European median 6.2, along with Luxembourg, Spain, Portugal, UK, Belgium, Latvia and Estonia according to the OECD latest statistics.

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New ways of telling stories: interview with The Observer editor

Stories like the ‘NSA files: Decoded’ are the leading edge of journalism and are currently at the top of very best practice according to the Editor of The Observer, John Mulholland.

“In terms of a story that was as big and as significant as the Snowden story from an organisation that’s as big and significant as The Guardian then those two things combined mean that something like ‘Decoded’ is currently at the apex of how you can tell those stories,” he said.

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UStart competition to provide platform for student business ideas

The Chief Commercial Officer of the Ryan Academy believes that DCU students have great business ideas and that the UStart competition will act a good springboard to put them into motion.

The Ryan Academy will select between six and ten of the strongest entrepreneurs in DCU to mentor them over the summer holidays through their UStart competition in the coming weeks.

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Do we really need to live life through our cameras?

There is no white rabbit or smoking caterpillar to lead people through the narrow tunnel covered in fake spider webs but a young man and his flash light. Cheers rise from the other side as music booms through the air. A few latecomers rush out of the tunnel into wonderland-like woods and towards the stage. Jerry Fish and his band are playing.

This is the Marley Grange Picnic Halloween festival. Everything has been meticulously prepared to create an unforgettable night.

People are dancing, laughing, singing and… filming.

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