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ECCC 2015: Finding New Blood with Vertigo and Taking Comfort (and Adam) in Creating New Characters

3 minutes agoMedia / New Media : Flip the Media

What do audience members get to do at ECCC? On Friday, they helped Comfort and Adam create a cyborg heroine: An insane, shy and cat-loving bounty hunter. The post ECCC 2015: Finding New Blood with Vertigo and Taking Comfort (and Adam) in Creating New Characters appeared first on Flip the Media.

ECCC 2015 Day 1 Wrap-Up: Exploring Key Aspects of Creating Comics

It's Emerald City Comicon (ECCC) time again, and that can only mean one thing to thousands of comic book and pop culture fans: It's time to get your geek on. The post ECCC 2015 Day 1 Wrap-Up: Exploring Key Aspects of Creating Comics appeared first on Flip the Media.

History and economics, simplified

Cub economist Marc Andreessen has been thinking again: I understand that data doesn’t explain everything, but in this particular case I would really, really like to see the data that Marc has assembled to back up his argument.

The Wonderful World of Wearables

Wearable technology has infiltrated almost every market. We see wearables in fashion, fitness, medical, entertainment, and even pet industries. At major tech conferences and events, more and more wearables are showing up in both presentations and on the people in attendance. Show More Summary

An aha moment about social data

I just got asked to contribute a story about an “aha moment” I’ve had in tech and this is what I’m submitting. I thought I’d share it here too, as I’m sure there won’t be much overlap. I’ve got a bunch of stories like this and they inform the creation of our startup, Little Bird. [...]

A litmus test for technology critics

2 days agoMedia / New Media : Rough Type

Evgeny Morozov has written, in The Baffler, a critique of technology criticism in the guise of a review of my book The Glass Cage. He makes important points, as he always does — Morozov’s intellect is admirably fierce and hungry — but his conclusions are wrong-headed, … Continue reading ?

Meerkat Made a Splash at SXSW, But Will it Last?

Featured Image by Hans Hillewaert (CC BY-SA 4.0) Like designers at New York Fashion Week, app developers at South by Southwest use the conference to show off their latest, hottest creations. Just replace the catwalks and models withShow More Summary

[NUJ New Media] Court makes it harder for US companies to steal your data

European Court of Justice, Picture by Gwenael PiaserARS TECHNICA. New York, 25 March 2105.

Why New Products Fail

What is the difference between new products that take off in popularity and those that essentially get ignored? How do you know when your new product is ready to sell? Today I would like to share with you the key strategy that will allow...Show More Summary

Harmonic surveillance

3 days agoMedia / New Media : Rough Type

“Morals reformed—health preserved—industry invigorated—instruction diffused—public burthens lightened—Economy seated, as it were, upon a rock—all by a simple idea in Architecture!” —Jeremy Bentham “Could this spell the end for speeding tickets?” asks Ford Motor Company’s UK arm as it introduces Intelligent Speed … Continue reading ?

[NUJ New Media] Google's ties to the White House

According to the Washington Post on 25 March, 2015, Google makes most of its close ties to the W...

The mosquito

3 days agoMedia / New Media : Rough Type

Every time I convince myself that I’ve disabled all sources of automated notifications on all my devices, something slips through. The latest was from Twitter, and it took this form: @soandso retweeted one of your Retweets! I deleted it with the same … Continue reading ?

[NUJ New Media] Google's Adsense a blunt instrument for censorship

MANCHESTER. NUJNewmedia, 25 March 2015. Under a headline reading "Google Disables All Ads o...

[NUJ New Media] First lawsuits against the FCC's net neutrality rules

WASHINGTON POST. Washington, 24 March 2015. An industry trade group and a small, Texas-based Int...

Jonathan Swift’s smartphone

3 days agoMedia / New Media : Rough Type

Evolution has engineered us for social interaction. Our bodies are instruments exquisitely tuned for tracking and measuring the auras of others. In quantifying ourselves, therefore, we also quantify those around us. This is the insight that underpins the brilliant new iPhone app … Continue reading ?

Maps, mind and memory

3 days agoMedia / New Media : Rough Type

In concert with the UK publication of The Glass Cage, Penguin Books’ Think Smarter site is running an article by me on satellite navigation. Titled “Welcome to Nowheresville,” it’s adapted from a chapter in the book called “World and Screen.” Here’s a … Continue reading ?

An ear for an ear

3 days agoMedia / New Media : Rough Type

In Vocal Apparitions, Michal Grover-Friedlander describes the origins of our modern communication network: In 1874 Alexander Bell invented the first model of a phone receiver using an ear membrane taken from a human corpse’s ear. The first telephone receiver was, in fact, … Continue reading ?

First, kill all the artisans

3 days agoMedia / New Media : Rough Type

“The built environment is an $8 trillion per year industry that is still basically artisanal.” So said Astro Teller, head of the Google X research lab, during a speech at South by Southwest last week. Reading that sentence in isolation, you … Continue reading ?

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