Posts Tagged ‘media‘

What if Virtual Reality Makes Us Better People?

Recent and ongoing research, however, has found that immersive virtual reality scenarios—digital media that enables people to virtually experience something that feels more or less real—could actually encourage “pro-social” behaviors. Virtual reality has been shown to engender racial sensitivity in participants, as well as greater

Do We Fear Utopia?

Can we achieve balance between nature and technology? Can technology help us create a harmonious life for everyone on this planet? Can we tolerate utopia? Do we fear utopia? If we were to compare the number of utopian science fiction movies to the number of

The Everything Book: reading in the age of Amazon

Instead, Amazon wants to enhance what’s on the screen with software. If there’s a unifying idea to the Kindle as an app, it’s in fixing the little things that once made you put down your book in frustration. A feature called X-Ray, for example, stores

Digital Media’s Trust Problem: It’s Still a Legacy World

Digital media outlets trailed far behind their older brethren in overall recognition and trust, according to the Pew Research Center’s “Political Polarization & Media Habits.” Established news outlets including ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, Fox News and MSNBC all logged total awareness near 90%, with overall

Reblog: The Future Of Media

VC Fred Wilson wrote a blog on the future of media 9 years ago and it’s still quite relevant. Here is the future of media: 1 – Microchunk it – Reduce the content to its simplest form. Thanks Umair. 2 – Free it – Put it out there without walls

British TV industry at risk from US tech and media giants

The chief executive of Channel 4 has warned that large parts of the British television industry are being bought up almost wholesale by US media companies, while the medium faces a longer term existential threat from the increasing involvement of technology giants including Apple and

#TBT How mobile technology is transforming Africa

Link: #TBT How mobile technology is transforming Africa rudydewaele: Here’s a write-up of a part of my presentation on How Mobile Technology is Transforming Africa. Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Rudy de Waele, CEO of Nyota Media. You can follow him as

US Consumption of Major Media

analyticisms: Lots of very interesting trends in this chart.  But beyond the obvious growth and, now, domination of digital media, we can’t help noticing that, within digital media, mobile passed online (call us obsessed with mobile everything).