Month: October 2014

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    Big Data and Twitter Flight

    Oct 31, 2014 12:41pm | by jesse

    Do we really know what Twitter is? Sure on the surface we see it’s about little bits less than 140 characters that describe events in the news or mundane thoughts spoken out loud. Yet the real value of Twitter is in the data as a whole, the big data. The metaview that predictive analytics and […]

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    Is technology making us lonely?

    Oct 26, 2014 7:05am | by jesse

    The human mind seeks out stories to help explain our emotions and behaviors, but sometimes we focus on false causes when the reason lies elsewhere. Technology is an easy target due to its ubiquity in our lives, and for those who cannot appreciate or understand emerging environments its easy to dismiss their potential by focusing […]

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    Do you feel empowered by the Internet?

    Oct 22, 2014 9:11am | by jesse

    There is a paradox to our relationship with the internet when it comes to empowerment and agency. Does it empower us or does it enslave us? Perhaps it depends who you ask. Celebrated filmmaker and one of the “women shaping the 21st century” Tiffany Shlain phrases the answer as more of a challenge: “you’re creating […]

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    Are you addicted to the Internet?

    Oct 16, 2014 1:14pm | by jesse

    Maslow’s hierarchy of needs is a concept in psychology that describes the series of conditions that humans need to be happy and healthy. Represented by a pyramid, the concept has been modified by many on the internet who place wifi or connectivity as the new base by which we can measure basic human needs. While […]

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    Avatar Secrets and Life After Digital are live

    Oct 15, 2014 1:30pm | by jesse

    Avatar Secrets is now available in Canada via the App Store Life After Digital is available via TVO Related posts: The Agenda: Avatar Secrets & Life After Digital Almost ready to launch Join the conversation via #tvofuturenow What does it mean to live in two places simultaneously?

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    Almost ready to launch

    Oct 1, 2014 3:38pm | by jesse

    Future Now is an exciting fusion of the issues contained in two exciting documentary projects, Avatar Secrets, and Life After Digital. We’ve spent the better part of the summer designing, researching, and now writing content to help extend ideas, concepts, and debates beyond these two documentaries into the broader web and public discourse. We hope […]