The initial listing of news on how technology is used by consumers or in popular media was culled from a variety of sources, including the New York Times, PC World, Technology Review, InfoWorld, Wired, etc.
Please use the edit link below to add more items to the list (see format notes), or to add comments on how or why you think these technologies or developments may be or may not be important. As is the convention throughout the Horizon.Museum wiki, we ask you to identify items you think are of high interest to us, as I have here [LJ], as a means of helping start the sifting process.
Recommended Reading / Tagged Items
- Always Connected
Profile of Anthony Caruana, Melbourne, who lives in a wireless connected world. [AL]
- Adobe launches free, online version of Photoshop
- What Would Herman Melville Say to Soulja Boy?: Remix Culture and the New Media
Video of keynote on 'participatory media' at 2008 NMC Summer Conference by Henry Jenkins -- see also New Media Literacies project -- Learning in a Participatory Culture [AL]
- “Lost” and Other ABC Shows Coming to Veoh
This year is proving to be a big one for TV networks moving their content online. Looking to not be left behind, ABC is set to announce a deal to distribute their shows on Veoh, according to The New York Times. The Disney-owned television network will make available full length shows of hits like “Lost” and “Desperate Housewives” in addition to sports highlights from ESPN.[AL]
- The Future of Mobile Social Networking
http://www.technologyreview.com/Infotech/20844/?nlid=1110 br /> IPhone users will soon be able to enjoy Whrrl, software that combines activity recommendations with real-time location data.
- Revenge of the gamers: World of Warcraft is honing tomorrow's leaders
The authors found that these games closely mirror the evolving world of business: distributed decision-making, rapid response, ad hoc teams, and leadership through collaboration rather than authority.
- 2008 Metaverse Tour Video: The Social Virtual World’s a Stage
(Gary Hayes, PersonalizeMedia, 5 August 2008.) The author visited over fifty virtual worlds; this blog post includes a video with clips from many of them and a summary of a few observations. Great review --Ttreagus 19:31, 24 May 2009 (PDT)
- The Future Will Be Better Tomorrow
(Christian Renaud, Christian Renaud’s Weblog, 9 May 2008.) This blog entry makes eight predictions about developments in virtual worlds over the next 3-5 years.
- The Idiot Box Gets Smart (Time Magazine)
The Roku device pulls in on demand movies/tv from NetFlix as a subscription model.
- Broadcast Your Life Online, 24-7
Cheap, easy-to-use live video-streaming technology could stretch your 15 minutes of fame to 15 years.
- An Alternative to the Computer Mouse
A user interface that tracks eye movement may provide an alternate way to use a computer.
- The Big Picture, Made Easy
New software makes it easier to manipulate and share images. [LK]
- Casual Immersive Worlds
A Comparison Chart by TechCrunch
- Jam Online in Real Time
New music software could make online jams nearly as good as rehearsals in the same studio.
- CNet Asia community blogs
A window on the new tech landscape of Asia.
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