Don Tapscott is author of 15 books about aspects of how digital is shaping the fundament of civilization. The talk provides a good insight into how a more open network is providing collaboration, transparency, sharing and empowerment to voices that normally wouldn’t have the chance to express their opinions, and how this support democracy and innovation.
Oday Kamal is a food education consultant at the American University in Cairo and Co-founder of the Youth Food Movement Australia. Kamal believes young people play a unique role in the future of food. In this TED salon, he explains how important Za'atar, a unique spice blend, is to the development of Arab culture.
RSA Animate - The Power of Networks from The RSA on Vimeo.
For the longest time, trees have acted as a metaphor for the way we classify things and share knowledge, justified by our need for visual order, symmetry and simplicity. In this RSA Animate, Manuel Lima, senior UX design lead at Microsoft, speaks of a paradigm shift in the way humans map information. Lima argues that this simplistic view of the world has developed into that of interconnected webs – networks. These visually complex, albeit organized webs can be found all over, from the neuro–networks of mice to the cosmic structure...
Augmented (hyper)Reality: Domestic Robocop from Keiichi Matsuda on Vimeo.
Any gamer worth their salt relies on their in-game Heads Up Display (HUD) to gage how well they are doing. The same is true of the characters of Dragon Ball-Z and one can easily imagine this kind of technology being useful for the military. Though the above video is around a year old, Keiichi Matsuda's vision of the future has arguably better animation than many feature films and points to Google's news that they will release augmented reality HUD glasses. There are some intriguing possibilities for marketers.
Viewers are playing an ever-more-defining role in the movies they watch, including everything from choosing what gets shown in the local cinema — and even powering those cinemas — to guiding the film’s very plot with just the power of their thoughts. Along similar lines, Finite Films is an effort whereby audiences can help shape the events in a series of short films created by a trio of filmmakers each month. Launched last year by a team of three young filmmakers, Los Angeles-based Finite Films invites visitors to its website to submit a one-sentence “constraint” to help shape the story...
Though the above film trailer is somewhat creepy it does represent an interesting innovation at this year's Sundance Festival. The film noir in question, "whiteonwhite:algorithnoir" was created entirely using algorithims. It's centered on the main character of a geophysicist working in the Orwellian-like New Method Oil Well Cementing Company, though how this is presented is different on each viewing. The production team, Rufus, shot unique scenes (some 3,000), voice-overs (around 80) and music clips (150 pieces) which were tagged and then spliced together for a unique film that is different...
It’s a rare movie-goer indeed who hasn’t occasionally wished for a different ending to a film, but a new technology platform aims to make such sentiments a thing of the past. Billed as “the world’s first mind-controlled media player and platform,” UK-based MyndPlay now lets users determine movies’ outcomes themselves using just the power of their thoughts.Currently listed in the “thriller/horror” section of the MyndPlay App Store, is “Paranormal Mynd: Exorcism,” the first in a series of such films with three alternate endings and plot lines that change depending on the thoughts...
Creative Cash: Makers Tap into Crowdfunding from Maker Faire and Maker Faire on FORA.tv
Crowdfunding is a powerful new way for makers to fund their DIY projects, attract interest, externalize expectations, and solicit expertise. Learn how to do it successfully and float your ideas with a panel of crowdfunding experts, including Will Haines (IndieGoGo), Kevin Lawton (author of "Crowdfunding Revolution"), Tim Schafer (Double Fine Productions), Paul Spinrad (MAKE), & Hiroshi Wald (Stanford-MIT VLab)
Posted by: Nathan Miller
May 21, 2012 |
Wired Editor Thomas Goetz: How to Spot the Future from WIRED on FORA.tv
Thomas Goetz, Executive Editor, WIRED discusses "How to Spot the Future" in everything from designing thnking, product design and general futurism.
Nick Heller addresses the future of mobile phone application, using technologies such artificial intelligence, sensors or voice recognition and how they relate to developed and developing countries. More specifically, he addresses what could we the western learn from other developing markets that have access to new technologies. With examples such as the use of internet of things and real-time language translation (from English to Zulu, Afrikaan to Zulu).
Leading new-media academic Adrienne Russell examines the underlying cultural changes that reflect the new news reality and highlights the emergent practices that suggest a more optimistic view of the future of journalism.The future, she argues, offers news that is more opinionated and more fair, more varied in form and content, more local and more national, more global and more personal; news that is fundamental to, and an accelerator of democracy.