Featured image: “News-media-standards” by Sollok29, licensed under CC0. For media industry professionals, 2016 is either a fantastic year full of promise or a continued march to an inevitable death. In an ever-changing, volatile industry,...Show More Summary
No, this is not a joke. It isn’t a set up for a routine or comedy. It is a real title for a very real and nerve wracking experience I had. On May 20th, 2015 I was in New York City. Like I love to do on a nice day, I took a long walk...
“Instagram shows us what a world without art looks like.” –Theses in Tweetform, #19 Ricky D’Ambrose, in “Instagram and the Fantasy of of Mastery,” a doleful essay in The Nation, examines what he sees as a fundamental shift in aesthetics: “the transition from art, long vaunted as a special, and autonomous, area of sensuous intelligence, to creativity, to which art […]
When the news spread last week about the fatal crash of a computer-driven Tesla, I thought of a conversation I had a couple of years ago with a top computer scientist at Google. We were talking about some recent airliner crashes caused by “automation complacency” — the tendency for even very skilled pilots to tune out from […]
Will Davies cuts through the prevailing emotionalism in dissecting the Brexit vote: The Remain campaign continued to rely on forecasts, warnings and predictions, in the hope that eventually people would be dissuaded from ‘risking it’. But to those that have given up on the future already, this is all just more political rhetoric. In any […]
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The Internet of Things (IoT) and Virtual Reality (VR) are two technologies that represent entirely new ecosystems of user interaction and new opportunities for storytelling. On Saturday, June 3, more than a hundred CommLead students,...Show More Summary
We assume that communication and harmony go hand in hand, like a pair of flower children on a garden path. If only we all could share our thoughts and feelings with everyone else all the time, we’d overcome our distrust and fear and live together peaceably. We’d see that we are all one. Facebook disabuses us of this notion. To be […]
Perhaps lost in the splashier news about Siri, iMessage and Apple Maps was confirmation that Apple Pay was coming to the web (PC and mobile). The expansion of Apple Pay to the web was first reported earlier this year by the Re/code blog. Merchants can now integrate Apple Pay as a payment option online, beside credit cards […]
Featured image: “Computer inside” by Luke, licensed under CC0. These days, you can do just about anything from a smartphone. Whether you need to order a meal, arrange a meeting, coordinate childcare or complete any number of life’s daily tasks, there’s a slew of apps and services waiting at your beck and call. Show More Summary
Signature has an interview with Denis Boyles about his new book on the eleventh edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica, Everything Explained That Is Explainable. The title of Boyles’s book was one of the marketing slogans used to sell the encyclopedia when it went on sale in 1910 and 1911. In the interview, Boyles talks about how the work […]