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Future of the Book The Future of the Book is a design exploration of digital reading that seeks to identify new opportunities for readers, publishers, and authors to discover, consume, and connect in different formats. As more people consume pages in pixels, IDEO designers wondered why we continue to discover and consume the written word through the old analog, page-turning model. We asked: what happens when the reading experience catches up with new technologies? The team looked at how digital and analog books currently are being read, shared and collected, as well as at trends, business models and consumer behavior within related fields. We identified three distinct opportunities—new narratives, social reading with richer context, and providing tools for critical thinking—and developed a design concept around each one.
Acapela Box : create your text to speech messages 1. Your Acceptance of Terms Welcome to the Acapela-Box Website. 12 Iconic Directors Share Their Thoughts on Filmmaking & Style As filmmakers, we do quite a bit of research and study. We read a vast number of tutorials, and articles texts; we watch classic films and go to countless first showings. We do so much to fill our brains with all of the information we think will prepare us for making films and seeing our craft from a new perspective. However, sometimes all we need is a simple quote. Games and news bricks: storytelling ideas from Hackastory Credit: Screenshot from Hackastory.com. Turning online stories into games and personalising the experience were two of the themes explored at the Hackastory hackathon in Amsterdam last week. The hackathon brought together six teams of journalists, developers, designers and filmmakers, who explored ideas and tools for storytelling in the digital age. “Online storytelling does not have a tradition yet,” wrote the organisers on the website, comparing it to filmmaking, which has had 100 years to develop a structure and a process. Journalist and documentary filmmaker Albertine Piels, one of the organisers of the hackathon, said the hackathon was intended as an opportunity not only to experiment with tools but also to connect with others in the industry.
The NFB and The Guardian launch Seven Digital Deadly Sins An interactive reflection of our digital selves June 9, 2014 – Toronto – National Film Board of Canada An interactive documentary created by the National Film Board of Canada's (NFB) award-winning Digital Studio in Vancouver, The Guardian and Jam3, Seven Digital Deadly Sins invites us to take a momentary break from our endless stream of tweets, shares, views and comments, to examine who we are as moral creatures in the 21st century. Pride, lust, greed, gluttony, envy, wrath and sloth: human behaviour has been seen in the context of the seven deadly sins for many hundreds of years. Today's digital world brings with it a whole new set of moral dilemmas. Many users still struggle with these new challenges: Is it OK to download that movie for free?