BILLY MURRAY
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JEROME JARRE'S MISSION TO SAVE THE WORLD

Fall 2016. Social media star Jerome Jarre believes that if your online life is better than your real life, then you need to get off the internet. It was a lesson he learned as a teenager who struggled socially, despite his status as one of the top users on the viral, early-2000s French blogging site, Skyblog. Yet you would never suspect this if you follow him today. He’s courageous, outgoing, and inspiring, but most of all, he’s on a mission to change the world—and not just the digital one. For "The Humanity Issue" of Resource Magazine, I spent a couple days with Jerome in NYC to discuss his plans to leverage his online audience to bring positive change to the world through humanitarian efforts. In addition to writing and editing, I produced the photo shoot and worked collaboratively on the visual concept and art direction.


AYA CASH: "THE MORE I TWEET THE LESS I KNOW"

Summer 2016. Although social media has connected humanity like never before, people are still feeling lonely; reports say the average American spends more than half their waking life staring at a screen. Just take a look around next time you leave your home—count how many people you see staring down at their devices, roaming the sidewalks like cattle looking for grass in NYC. Sounds scary, right? Well, despite the dystopian depiction, it is, in fact, possible to peruse the social media world in a healthy fashion. To help us find the answer, we turned to Aya Cash, co-star of FXX’s dark romantic comedy 'You’re the Worst,' for "The Social Media Issue" of Resource Magazine. This cover story was written and produced by me, and I worked collaboratively on the visual concept and art direction


INSIDE THE AI TECH FUELING OUR MACHINE-INFUSED FUTUTRE

Spring 2016. It's said that humanity is on the cusp of a new computing age, one driven by machines capable of autonomously performing tasks never thought possible. Already, it is creeping into nearly every facet of society, silently operating within the devices we use each day. Every time you command Siri or search on Google—it’s there. Soon, we may never again need to drive to the grocery store or even swipe a debit card. This is the application of artificial intelligence, and it’s advancing rapidly. For "The Gadget Issue” of Resource Magazine, we explore the concept of “enhanced humanity” and how AI will inevitably integrate into our lives in the coming months and years—not the next 100. This cover story was written by me, and I worked collaboratively on the concept, production, and prop styling.


BILL NYE ON THE SCIENCE OF IMAGE-MAKING

Fall 2015. Image-making has played in integral part in the advancement of science, as science expands the technological capabilities of image-capture. So producing a great image means understanding the science behind it. Here are some simple explanations on the science of image-making, how it affects the images we create, and what it can tell us about the future, as explained by Bill Nye: “Science is the key to our future, and if you don’t believe in science, then you’re holding everybody back,” he said. This cover story for “The Future Issue” of Resource Magazine was written and produced by me. The concept, styling, and art directing was a collaborative effort.


CASEY NEISTAT: PLAYING WITH FOOD

Fall 2014. Filmmaker Casey Neistat travels the world, eats fast food and crashes cars. He straight up breaks the rules, which is not only a concept throughout his work but in his life. Although some may interpret this as reckless or dangerous, it’s clear that he’s doing more than just providing entertainment: he’s having a shitload of fun. For “The Food Issue” of Resource Magazinewe reveal Casey’s long-standing relationship with food, and how his teenage years as a dishwasher connects to his massively successful career as a filmmaker and social influencer. This cover story was written and produced by me. The final piece was derived from a 14-hour photo shoot and a night at Casey’s home in New London, CT where we recorded over five hours of interview content.