Anthropomedia

We all create for one another. And our creations assume a life of their own.

Higher education

February 18th, 2014
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I believe a strength of our democracy has been the widespread study of liberal arts at colleges, even by non-liberal arts majors. Whatever the cause, the drastic decline of those who understand basic political science, literature, and the arts hurts our ability to function as a working republic. I would argue this also hurts our […]

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End of the Novel(ist)

March 22nd, 2010
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I thought it was Leslie Fiedler who first wrote that the “novel is dead,” though my decision engine brings me to this attribution to Naipaul.  Of course whomever made that statement knew full well that novels will keep getting written; the argument regards the art-form rather than the creative artifact.  Ah, for the days of life […]

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3D

December 14th, 2009
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When will we start seeing Wired headlines along the lines of “3D — the Next Multitouch” or some other such goofball thing.  Certainly, compute power is at the threshold of delivering compelling 3D applications, so this movement should be about more than just buzz. So how will new graphics capabilties that allow rich, interactive three […]

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Advanced Research Center — ARC

March 28th, 2008
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There’s a site out there dubbed the “Advanced Research Center.” It looks like a quasi-government agency site. Interestingly, a video player features prominently on the homepage. But the video gets interrupted and suddenly we’re hearing a chilling voice-over about “billions of lives being at stake.” Then we start to see video footage culled from surveillance […]

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Crowdsourcing

July 12th, 2007
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I have to admit, I’d never heard the term “crowdsourcing” until reading some articles in Wired dealing with a collaboration with Assignment Zero, describing a collaborative experiment in open-source journalism. This sort of collective approach to journalism underpins a project like Witness, which enlists everyone with the ability to record digital video (aka the “crowd […]

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Dig

May 8th, 2007
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I suppose it’s natural that bands are looking to user contests to find videos for their new releases. Especially after the treadmill thing exploded. It’s Music 2.0, baby. I think the video for the Incubus song “Dig” is pretty noteworthy. Check it out: YouTube – Incubus_”Dig” (by kaamuz). I actually find the animation a bit […]

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Optical Chips

March 29th, 2007
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IBM has announced a new chip that’d take a HD full length movie download from 30 minutes to 1 second. This gee-whiz news should make the folks at Verizon happy, what with their FiOS service. It’s also very similar to other efforts (Intel has something like this brewing). What this really comes down to is […]

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Wanna make money?

March 28th, 2007
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Here’s an excellent post regarding various video sharing sites and their models for compensating producers. It’s worth taking a look at. Even if you’re not looking to make money off video now, you might want to check it out for the links. One notable absence: Joost.

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