Science fiction, like design, requires a narrative to describe the inexplicable.
NEW YORK, N.Y. (PRWEB) April 16, 2015
Outer Places, the online media and entertainment destination for an audience that ranges from passionate true believers to curious seekers of scientific facts, today announced the company’s online re-launch. The Outer Places website provides social engagement through stories, information and imagination. Outer Places not only curates existing content, but also creates original videos and text -- including news, interviews and reviews -- at a rate of 15 to 20 pieces daily.
Outerplaces.com relaunch includes responsive design for better viewing on mobile, as well as complete search-engine optimization, which was built with guidance from Bruce Clay, one of the country’s leading SEO consultants. Content areas range from NASA’s amazing scientific discoveries, to reviews and trailers of popular television programs and movies, like “The Walking Dead” and “Star Wars.”
Michael Donovan, seasoned brand architect and the brainchild behind the American Girl Place retail concept, is the founder of Outer Places. “My career as a designer has relied on storytelling to help envision design solutions. I’ve realized how design and science fiction align,” Donovan said. “Both rely on the incredible power of story. Science fiction, like design, requires a narrative to describe the inexplicable. For example, astronauts occupying the International Space Station, was considered science fiction just a decade and half ago.”
“Outer Places really shows that the human imagination is the truest conduit to the future,” said Kieran Dickson, editor-in-chief of Outer Places. “So many of the topics we cover hover between what is and what could be, and that dynamic tension is what makes this area so enthralling for our readers and contributors.”
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