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  • Sideswipes: What Will The Future Feel Like?
    How will we conceive of what technology is in the future? Gadgets have been our de facto network, stimulating connections to one another. Now we're seeing infrastructure connect the publ ...
  • Sideswipes: Collaborative Media
    The landscape of media is predominantly about the visual -- pictures, video, gifs. What's underneath that landscape we rarely ask. But of course it's code. Yet we rarely think abo ...
  • Sideswipes: Content Is Our Greatest Asset
    This week over in literature, a group of writers withdrew from the PEN American Center's annual gala in protest over giving an award to French satire magazine "Charlie Hebdo." O ...
  • Sideswipes: The Cut-Down Generation - Or Why We're Going Multisensory
    Things are in moments now. Meaning (both discovering it and making it) has to happen quickly in a cut-down society. Yet the paradox is at the rate of a cut-dow ...
  • Sideswipes: How To Find Role Models For A Human Pace Of Life
    In San Francisco, where you would believe everything is zooming toward the digital, humanless, software-based solution, long-term thinking is sideswiping speed. It's a slow movement, and the question at t ...
  • Sideswipes: Multiplication - Why The Next Big Thing Is Multiplying What We Have
    What are the stems of meaning for data in advertising? We take for granted that data is valuable for acquisition, retention, and surprise and discovery. What if we established n ...
  • Sideswipes: What I Did Instead Of Going To SXSW
    While everyone was sending #wishuwerehere grams from SXSW, I went to London, to a conference called Convergence. It's part tech, part sound, part new media. Instead of the conference bei ...
  • Sideswipes: Daring Fans To Invest In Close Readings
    As content becomes a go-to media strategy I'm wondering whether we can consider close readings as a media strategy as well. Can close readings be used to reveal a longer-te ...
  • Sideswipes: Sharing Is The New Delete
    That a private project created by an individual artist can cause Google to flip on the destroy switch reveals how the corporation feels about the public experimenting with ways shari ...
  • Sideswipes: We're Doing Pretty Good On Digital Sex - Now We Just Need Intimacy
    The "Wired" issue you've been waiting for debuted this month... if you've been waiting for a heads-up about how we're doing on sex in the digital age. The issue isn ...
  • Sideswipes: We're At A Weird Moment In Narcissism
    Creating the perfect moment for a photo isn't as easy as it used to be, thanks to the recent ban on selfie sticks in museums. It was a weird we ...
  • Sideswipes: Data, The Way You Know It, Is Dead
    Data as we've known it is about constructing consumers out of numbers. At the 4As Data Summit last week, Jonathan Nelson of Omnicom Digital talked about turning the numbers, audience ...
  • Sideswipes: How To Get Yourself To Care More About Privacy
    We had Data Privacy Day last week, but did anyone care? Privacy is the big white elephant at the media party right now. He's kind of like that friend th ...
  • Sideswipes: Nike+ Trust?
    Don't worry if you draw a blank when I say "Giovanni Buttarelli." He's the data protection "watchdog" for the EU. Unless you follow privacy conversations, you won't know GB. B ...
  • Sideswipes: 10 Things You Never Knew Celebrities Do With Media Buys
    This is the year when everyone is going to double down on data, and most of them are going to have less of an idea than ever what to ...
  • Sideswipes: Embodied Media
    Meet Sensorium, a research center for cross-disciplinary innovation in everything from wearables to the immersive environments they will give us access to. We're at a point where we've got stella ...
  • Sideswipes: What Will Matter This Year
    As 2015 begins, there are two cultural zeniths that will be peaking: privacy and turning off. This is a very small look at why these peaks matter. The meaning h ...
  • Sideswipes: Four Cultural Experiences To End 2014
    Rather than a media list, here is a culture list to end 2014. This is a small collection of literary, political, ecological, personal and even mythical experiences to end t ...
  • Sideswipes: People Who Vibrate Video
    For a brand, getting around people who vibrate -- people who spur conversations outside their field -- can mean tapping into an archetypal current that is both current as ...
  • Sideswipes: Nobody Needs You To Ask If You're Authentic
    This week the takeaway is what it means to participate in change. In a breath: It means being a route to cultural evolution. ...
  • Sideswipes: How Can I Not Have My Current Experience?
    Most brands come to you to answer the same question people seek in spiritual practice: "How can I not have my current experience?" it's exhausting to keep asking how ...
  • Sideswipes: Is Your Media Francofied?
    In every language media can speak, James Franco is trying to tell you a secret: Lots of content is the key. If your media can become Francofied you just m ...
  • Sideswipes: Flat Media
    Some are calling Contributor a new way to pay for the Web. I'm calling it a flat media model because it pushes content creation into the mold of a n ...
  • Sideswipes: The Mythology Of Media
    The current mythology of the algorithm is that it is making the world smarter, more efficient, and better informed. It's an interesting moment to ask whether the media you r ...
  • Sideswipes: The Echo Within: Amazon Or Our Inner Voice?
    I think a lot about how to be inner connected before interconnected. The debut of Echo by Amazon is a wonderful example of an emerging conundrum around these ideas: ...
  • Sideswipes: Building Audience Through Admiration
    Monday marked the final time that the friends of Oscar de la Renta would gather under one roof. He was laid to rest as a fashion luminary in a priva ...
  • Sideswipes: Your Veins As The Next Media Channel
    Body harvest is a common trope in science fiction. One day we're walking around minding our own business, the next day our body is lying in some dark, futuristic la ...
  • Sideswipes: Media Becomes The Newest Target Of A Dictator
    Manuel Noriega, a real former dictator, is suing prominent video game company Activision over its fake portrayal of him in the real video game "Call of Duty: Black Ops II ...
  • Sideswipes: In Case You Were Wondering - There Is Absolutely A Backlash On Surveillance
    What do you get when you cross a few media artists with a researcher, a journalism teacher, and some foundation funding? The answer is Floodwatch, an unbelievably gorgeous data v ...
  • Sideswipes: What Happens In Vegas Stays In Utopia
    The Las Vegas experiment-cum-startup-utopia known as the Downtown Project got more than its share of press last week. It went kaput, depending on whom you ask. According to Re/Code, t ...