|Corporate creativity - David in the US, Chicago SunTimes prepping for training session|
On the cusp of Facebook's flotation....
|web-based documentaries at The Family|
|Viewmagazine.tv as it would look in public|
- Rare Bob Marley pics
- Brix2Bronx - Urban Brits from Brixton looking to go to the Bronx for a reality show
- The Future of Cinema from hosting a UK Film gathering
- Music from Ms Amanfour with Jay-z as audience member
- and Wars and Animation ( as seen below - from some the pages)
This interactive magazine foreshadows the future with its use of hip new story forms and highly video-centric web tools"
-2005 Batten Advisory judges.
Don't laugh but I once remember being paraded alongside other talent in ES Magazine because someone thought I was about to do something. I was young and impressionable, and it was just another article, you soon learn :)
Understanding innovation out there calls on reverse engineer . Why twitter? Why Facebook? Why this one. That's often easier than punting what may happen, but often the signs are there, but they tend to be complexically wrapped up in the political, cultural and social.
One of the UK's most foremost experts in media Professor Brian Winston charts these phenomenon into a story that goes like this: the technology needs a kick from other factors to surface; otherwise every tech-bit would be successful.
It may be poetic license but in the Facebook movie, Zuckerber's epiphany that men want to see other girls and people want to connect with others cxists in the leavened books of Shakespeare, and before him too.
The remarkable late Leonard Shlain and McLuhan are just two of a line of experts who see the artist at work, sometimes quite literally.
So somewhere in the suggested break up of the EU and the the fears, anxieties, and pattern shifts being generated is a new big idea waiting to happen. Its solution will be personal, but catch the zeitgeist of the masses. Individuals coalescing around an idea and by default doing your global marketing.
Some pundits want to predict the future, and they do so successfully once again on the collision of sociological-tech-political factors
|Apple quote from Apple site|
"No", he said, "There are a lot of people busy predicting the future. I'll leave them to it, the futurologists and certain sociologists. That's their job, to look at the future.
Historians take care of the past. I'll tackle the really tough one: the present. Let me see if I can predict the present"And where does that present come from? Your past, your ethnicity, gender, education, cultural values etc.
To talk of web based documentaries and video online then is not for me an illusion of our time, but harks back to a past, firstly to growing up in Ghana - where there were no definable precepts in media.
To working on the BBC's Reportage, which was an extraordinary programme for its time with figres such as Tyler Brûlé and Radio 4's Hardeep Singh Koli. Reportage in 1992 was forging a video narrative based around current affairs and MTV, and would influence a generation of BBC output - still does.
There have been other milestones
- Producing the first African co-production between Ghana and South Africa in 1997 using videojournalism.
- Launching the Press Associations videojournalism scheme in 2005
- And completing a four year programme in Cairo in future TV.
But to share practical work, launching new themes.
One of them is the concept called the Outernet - a method of production with themed systems within web, video and education and collapsing them all together.