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A gallery of disruptive technologies: The $33 Trillion Technology Payoff. McKinsey

A gallery of disruptive technologies: The $33 Trillion Technology Payoff. McKinsey | African media futures | Scoop.it
A new report from the McKinsey Global Institute, the research arm of the consulting firm, estimates that there could be $33 trillion-a-year payoff from 12 technologies by 2025.
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The next disruptive technologies are led by mobile internet, which is a key element of mobile media. In Africa the penetration, affordability and access to mobile internet will play a big role in the extent to which mobile media will be adopted.

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The need for media literacy in the digital age

The need for media literacy in the digital age | African media futures | Scoop.it
Policymakers should beware of producing generations of students drowning in digital devices without enough good ideas about what to do with them.

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25 Things Teachers Should Know About Gamification

25 Things Teachers Should Know About Gamification | African media futures | Scoop.it
There are dozens of things teachers and students should know about gamification. Here's a handy simplified list to quickly learn from!

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What kinds of local stories drive engagement? The results of an NPR Facebook experiment

What kinds of local stories drive engagement? The results of an NPR Facebook experiment | African media futures | Scoop.it
Not every story has the same capacity to connect with an audience on social media. Enter the land of Topical Buzzers, Curiosity Stimulators, and Feel-Good Smilers.

What types of content will locals be more likely to engage with on Facebook?That brings us to our study, which aims to answer those questions and pinpoint the kinds of content that locals are compelled to share, like and comment on.


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Timelines.tv - Video Timelines for History Students

Timelines.tv - Video Timelines for History Students | African media futures | Scoop.it

Timelines.tv is a nice little resource for history teachers to bookmark and share with their students. On Timelines.tv you can find six timelines of important eras in U.S. and European history. Each timeline includes short (3-10 minute) videos about people and events in the era. The timelines also include pictures and short text descriptions. The six timelines currently available are A History of Britain, The American West, Medicine Through Time, American Voices, The Edwardians, and Nazi Germany. More timelines appear to planned for publication in the future.

 


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Using media innovatively to teach history - when will such creative media be used to teach physics, mathematics and ... future thinking?

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Gust MEES's curator insight, February 9, 2013 6:48 AM

Check it out...

 

Gianfranco D'Aversa's curator insight, February 10, 2013 10:39 AM

Timelines.tv is a nice little resource for history teachers to bookmark and share with their students. On Timelines.tv you can find six timelines of important eras in U.S. and European history. Each timeline includes short (3-10 minute) videos about people and events in the era. The timelines also include pictures and short text descriptions. The six timelines currently available are A History of Britain, The American West, Medicine Through Time, American Voices, The Edwardians, and Nazi Germany. More timelines appear to planned for publication in the future.

Tina Little-Coltrane's comment, February 15, 2013 1:55 PM
Nice! Thanks for sharing!
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Apple iPad Isn't Perfect: Microsoft Visionary Bill Gates Finds Flaw

Apple iPad Isn't Perfect: Microsoft Visionary Bill Gates Finds Flaw | African media futures | Scoop.it
Microsoft chairperson Bill Gates took a shot at the Apple's product, saying, iPad users are "frustrated".
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If we want people to be creative and contribute towards media, they need tool for "input", not just "output". This type of gadget might help to bridge the gap created by tablets mainly used for media consumption.

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The TRUE Size Of Africa - An Erroneous Map Misled Us For 500 Years!

The TRUE Size Of Africa - An Erroneous Map Misled Us For 500 Years! | African media futures | Scoop.it

The map shows how Africa (30,3 million km⊃2;) is larger than the combination of China (9,6 million km⊃2;), the US (9,4 million km⊃2;), Western Europe (4,9 million km⊃2;), India (3,2 million km⊃2;) and Argentina (2,8 million km⊃2;), three Scandinavian countries and the British Isles (map gives no surface for these last two areas). Map Source

The Peters Projection World Map


The Peters Projection World Map is one of the most stimulating, and controversial, images of the world. When this map was first introduced by historian and cartographer Dr. Arno Peters at a Press Conference in Germany in 1974 it generated a firestorm of debate. The first English-version of the map was published in 1983, and it continues to have passionate fans as well as staunch detractors.

The earth is round. The challenge of any world map is to represent a round earth on a flat surface. There are literally thousands of map projections. Each has certain strengths and corresponding weaknesses. Choosing among them is an exercise in values clarification: you have to decide what's important to you. That is generally determined by the way you intend to use the map. The Peters Projection is an area accurate map. - See more at: http://www.whydontyoutrythis.com/2013/04/the-true-size-of-africa-erroneous-map.html#sthash.faoavt3e.61TU0ZBQ.dpuf


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The medium of mapping greatly influenced perspectives. How do our present mediums of audio, video and text influence the perspectives of our present media users?

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2nd Screen Society

2nd Screen Society | African media futures | Scoop.it

Fabrizio Capobianco’s family is very passionate about sports, soccer in particular. His father doesn’t miss a match, and his brother signs on to Skype so they can watch matches together virtually. On one such occasion, Capobianco noticed that they were yelling at the screen at the same time, and from there, the idea for TOK.tv was born.

TOK.tv has built a second screen app that is used to talk live with friends while watching TV with a device in your lap.

“We’re bringing a voice to the second screen. We allow you to talk to your friends while you watch live TV,” Capobianco, CEO of TOK.tv, explains. “If you’re watching baseball and there is a homerun, currently you can go on Facebook or Twitter, and write ‘home run!!’ or do it over a text message. We believe when there’s a home run, you want to scream that out.”

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Big Data Predicts Big Screen's Oscar Winners

Big Data Predicts Big Screen's Oscar Winners | African media futures | Scoop.it
Data sciences company Farsite is using big data to predict the 85th Academy Awards.

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LG Curved OLED TV Coming Later This Year - HDTV News

LG Curved OLED TV Coming Later This Year - HDTV News | African media futures | Scoop.it

LG have just confirmed that we will indeed be seeing their impressive curved OLED TV in stores, and sooner than we would have expected!


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Facebook and Rovi partner on Social TV | IP&TV News

The world's biggest social media network has chosen US firm Rovi to provide an expansive set of information on movies, TV shows and celebrities that will enable developers to create apps that improve the social TV experience for viewers.

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Smartphones vs feature phones – The handset war that will shape the coming transition to all-data services

Safaricom’s recently announced that it would stop selling feature phones in its retail outlets in Kenya to encourage smartphone take-up. This was based on the fact that there is now a significant convergence in terms of price and features between bottom-end smartphones and top-end featurephones. Russell Southwood looks at what this might mean for the transition to and the price leap that still needs to be made.

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Entrepreneur launches first Africa-designed smartphone

Entrepreneur launches first Africa-designed smartphone | African media futures | Scoop.it
Brazzaville (AFP) Dec 29, 2012 - A Congolese inventor has unveiled what he says is the first African-designed smartphone.
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Transmedia Project Pitch Sheet

Robert Pratten:  'Simple one-sheet to help transmedia storytellers present their projects. The aim is to get some consistency of presentation so that those listening can "get it"'


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Dr. Pamela Rutledge's comment, May 27, 2013 4:26 AM
LucaVanin - It can have the same connotation of untruth in the west; just depends on context (and who's paying!) In Entertainment, of course, no one worries about superficial truth. Even (especially?) in Reality TV. What matters is the universal truth that stories can deliver. That is the real litmus test of truth.
Dolly Bhasin 's curator insight, June 1, 2013 1:06 AM

Excellent article, a must ready for digital story tellers of the 21st century!

Gav Morris's curator insight, June 18, 2013 3:10 AM

Interesting tool that could be adapted, I guess... 

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Google Glass apps: everything you can do right now

Google Glass apps: everything you can do right now | African media futures | Scoop.it

Google Glass isn’t ready for prime time. Even Google knows this, which is why it hasn't shipped to the masses yet. Instead, Google floated a few units to “Explorers,” glorified guinea pigs who can enjoy the joys and trials of this cuttingest edge of cutting edge technologies. But nascent or not, Glass exists, and it works. Or at least it "works." Developers are still getting their feet wet, high-profile apps like Twitter and Facebook feel more like experiments than finished products, and bugs aren’t the exception, they’re the rule. But, you know, the thing turns on, and hears you say "Okay, Glass," and eagerly awaits your next command. Beyond the home screen, it’s up to Glass Explorers to wade through the good apps, the bad apps, and the broken apps, and we're right there with them. We went exploring, and this is what Glass can do; right here, right now.


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More than two billion mobile TV and video viewers by 2017 | Rapid TV News

More than two billion mobile TV and video viewers by 2017 | Rapid TV News | African media futures | Scoop.it
Increasing uptake of connected devices with faster processors and better displays will be the engine for two billion mobile and tablet users watching TV and video on their devices by 2017 according to a new report from Juniper Research.

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dpreview: Panasonic unveils HX-A100 wearable camcorder

dpreview: Panasonic unveils HX-A100 wearable camcorder | African media futures | Scoop.it

Posted by dpreview on January 7, 2013 • 

 

"Panasonic has announced the lifestyle-oriented HX-A100 'wearable' camcorder. The video camera includes an 'Earthhook' which allows for hands-free video recording. HD video can be captured at 1920 x 1080 at 60 fps. Wi-Fi connectivity allows for live streaming on Ustream and you can use a smartphone or tablet to start and stop recording. The HX-A100 is also waterproof up to 1.5m (5 feet). Pricing and availability are yet to be announced.

 

Jump to:

• Press Release

• Specifications"

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dpreview.com


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Media is becoming so much more a part of our lives. Apparently about 90% of all the data recorded on the lunar rocket flights in the 1970s has never been analysed. Will we generate so much data with our cameras that fill storage systems but is never used or analysed?

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Vasily Gatov's curator insight, January 8, 2013 1:32 PM

Just one more of the future devices - something that was a superb fancy equipment for cameraman even two years ago...

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Open access is the future for Africa’s science media

Open access is the future for Africa’s science media | African media futures | Scoop.it

The challenge is for journalists and publishers to find a sustainable business model. A successful outcome could have a profound and positive effect on consumers of news, and science news in particular.

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The more you share, the more you can grow yourself and others. Science is taking a lead in opening up!

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Framed: putting context in the player's hands [A new approach to interactive storytelling]

Framed: putting context in the player's hands [A new approach to interactive storytelling] | African media futures | Scoop.it

Tracey Lien:  "In most video games, players are entrusted with performing actions: run, jump, shoot, swing, slash, crouch and curb-stomp. The developer sets the scene, establishes the context and the player is released into the world with an arsenal of actions. In Loveshack Entertainment's Framed, things work the other way around."


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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, May 8, 2013 4:22 AM

A detailed look at the creative process behind a new approach to interactive storytelling in video games.

Hanson Zandi's curator insight, May 8, 2013 7:40 AM

With Graphic novels being vogue and interactive media sought after- this is a great game by Loveshack Entertainment. It puts the audience in control to craft the story.

Deanya Lattimore Schempp's curator insight, May 11, 2013 9:17 AM

Reminds me of Led Zeppelin's _In Through the Out Door_ interior album jackets.  I realized a few years ago that story arc is particular to the character's point of view, and should be talked about in that way, so this really adds a dimension to the analysis that could help students imagine stories from multiple perspectives.

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This Week's 10 Most Talked About Viral Videos - 21st April

This Week's 10 Most Talked About Viral Videos - 21st April | African media futures | Scoop.it

A roundup of the week's ten best videos from the world of marketing and advertising. This week's collection features pranks performed by an orchestra, the world's best jump roper and a daredevil stunt that only a maniac would try out.


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Are we on track? First Quarter, 2013: An update to the definitive research "The 2nd Screen: Transforming video consumption"

Are we on track? First Quarter, 2013: An update to the definitive research "The 2nd Screen: Transforming video consumption" | African media futures | Scoop.it

The first 3 months of 2013 has been explosive for 2nd Screen.  Apps have improved, new apps have continued to launch, clear evidence of growth in the revenue associated with the market can be seen, and the convergence of 2nd Screen companion experiences and 2nd Screen viewing experiences has continued.

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How Netflix is turning viewers into puppets

How Netflix is turning viewers into puppets | African media futures | Scoop.it
"House of Cards" gives viewers exactly what Big Data says we want. This won't end well (RT @ebertchicago: Big Brother may not be watching, but Netflix is—every move of millions—and Big Data profoundly affects program content.

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Micromax set to launch 3D phone under Rs 15,000 - The Times of India

Micromax set to launch 3D phone under Rs 15,000 - The Times of India | African media futures | Scoop.it
Indigenous mobile phone manufacturer Micromax is all set to launch its first 3D smartphone in next few days.

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FCC chief’s swan song: in-flight broadband -- FCW

FCC chief’s swan song: in-flight broadband -- FCW | African media futures | Scoop.it
Genachowski urging a reallocation of spectrum to allow for much faster connections at 30,000 feet

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Africa Wired | Africa Renewal Online

Africa Wired | Africa Renewal Online | African media futures | Scoop.it
Africa’s love affair with BlackBerry
Smartphone’s secret to success is affordability
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