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Welcome to Zuckerworld: Facebook’s really big plans for virtual reality

Welcome to Zuckerworld: Facebook’s really big plans for virtual reality | Brave New Digital World | Scoop.it
Facebook’s really big plans for virtual reality
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The Untold Story of Magic Leap, the World’s Most Secretive Startup

The Untold Story of Magic Leap, the World’s Most Secretive Startup | Brave New Digital World | Scoop.it
Virtual reality is posed to become a fundamental technology, and outfits like Magic Leap have an opportunity to become some of the largest companies ever.
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Rhetoric Soup: Calling Our Bluff: VR & Our "New Media" Theories

Rhetoric Soup: Calling Our Bluff: VR & Our "New Media" Theories | Brave New Digital World | Scoop.it
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VR is a brand new game. We better learn some new rules.
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The Future Has Arrived: How 360° VR Stock Footage Is Changing Everything - VideoBlocks

The Future Has Arrived: How 360° VR Stock Footage Is Changing Everything - VideoBlocks | Brave New Digital World | Scoop.it
We recently partnered to bring virtual reality and 360° stock footage to the VideoBlocks library. Now that it’s available, we spoke to a few of our expert partners to find out how VR is a game-changer for visual storytelling.
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VR is a truly new medium - let the remediation of old media literacies commence!
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A UX Designer Explains Which Presidential Candidate Has The Best (And Worst) Website

A UX Designer Explains Which Presidential Candidate Has The Best (And Worst) Website | Brave New Digital World | Scoop.it

Analyzing the UX of the presidential candidates' websites (Spoiler: Donald Trump's is the worst.)

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Candidate websites: Interfaces, engagement and interactivity?
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What Disney's Classic Animation Principles Could Teach Web Designers

What Disney's Classic Animation Principles Could Teach Web Designers | Brave New Digital World | Scoop.it
Disney's 12 principles of animation are as relevant for today's interface designers as they were for yesterday's dancing-broom illustrators.
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Old stuff for New Media.

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YouTube Film School: Lighting 101 - VideoBlocks

YouTube Film School: Lighting 101 - VideoBlocks | Brave New Digital World | Scoop.it

"Nothing can replace the mentorship model of a film school, but YouTube and Vimeo are amazing resources to turn to when you don’t have that option. To help you out, we’ve collected another group of amazing video tutorials that will help you learn a diversity of lighting techniques you can use to enhance your own content and make it even more professional."

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Useful Tutorials for Lighting for Video (& Photography)

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This Photographer Removes Our Phones From His Photos To Show Us How Addicted We Are

This Photographer Removes Our Phones From His Photos To Show Us How Addicted We Are | Brave New Digital World | Scoop.it
You're so accustomed to everyone holding a phone, you might not even notice they're missing.
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4 Design Lessons From The Pixar Team | Co.Design | business + design

4 Design Lessons From The Pixar Team | Co.Design | business + design | Brave New Digital World | Scoop.it
A new exhibition at Cooper Hewitt explores the design tools and principles that go into making Pixar films so damn lovable.
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Fun looks like work - or work looks like fun?

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Views About Internet Turn Negative - The New York Times

Views About Internet Turn Negative - The New York Times | Brave New Digital World | Scoop.it
Increasing numbers of privacy-conscious Europeans are seeing the Internet as a threat to freedom and democracy.
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Say it ain't so, Joe.

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Lesson 1 - Explore Cultural Resourcess

Lesson 1 - Explore Cultural Resourcess | Brave New Digital World | Scoop.it
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We are Google.... You will be assimilated... but in a good way, of course.

 

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The Difficulties in Licensing Jimi Hendrix Music—AudioBlocks.com

The Difficulties in Licensing Jimi Hendrix Music—AudioBlocks.com | Brave New Digital World | Scoop.it
The Difficulties in Licensing Jimi Hendrix Music—Close your eyes and try to think of the 1960s without thinking of Jimi Hendrix. It’s virtually impossible.
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“When I die, I want people to play my music, go wild and freak out and do anything they want to do.” –Jimi Hendrix

(Copyright, it seems, sometimes has nothing to do with the author/composer/producer.)

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Before & After: 4 Slide Makeover Tips

Before & After: 4 Slide Makeover Tips | Brave New Digital World | Scoop.it
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Please, for the love of mercy, don't make ugly presentations.

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Please, for the love of mercy, don't make ugly presentations.

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Rhetoric Soup: Open-Sharing VR First Step: Google Cardboard Pics

Rhetoric Soup: Open-Sharing VR First Step: Google Cardboard Pics | Brave New Digital World | Scoop.it
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A first step in sharing our VR work with each other in this emerging field...
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Note & Point | A gallery devoted to making your Keynote & Powerpoint presentations look that much better

Note & Point | A gallery devoted to making your Keynote & Powerpoint presentations look that much better | Brave New Digital World | Scoop.it
"Making designers love you is what will bring you closer to your dream job. In this talk I'm giving my 2 cents about it :)" Thanks, Thanos!
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Like SlideShare- great ideas for PPT/Keynote decks and presentations.
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How Machines Are Getting Better at Making Conversation 

The thinking is that instead of searching the Web to get information, we will increasingly rely on bots to do it for us, whether it’s through conversational digital assistants like Apple’s Siri or Microsoft’s Cortana, or through more specialized software.
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Yet another way to welcome our robot overlords...
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Oculus Rift and the Future

Oculus Rift and the Future | Brave New Digital World | Scoop.it
c/net looks at Oculus Rift - and what is means for media composition of tomorrow.
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Limestone College Communications Department: Thinking about the media of tomorrow - | @scoopit http://sco.lt/...
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Best Reverse #Image Search Engines, Apps And Uses in 2015

Best Reverse #Image Search Engines, Apps And Uses in 2015 | Brave New Digital World | Scoop.it
Here are some of the best reverse image search engines for desktop, mobile apps, browser plugins and how searching from an image can be helpful in 2015.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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Sometimes you need to know "where's that pic from?"

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10 Key Design Trends For 2016 (And How To Make The Most Of Them)

10 Key Design Trends For 2016 (And How To Make The Most Of Them) | Brave New Digital World | Scoop.it
The global design firm Fjord part of Accenture Interactive delves into the major ideas shaping markets next year.
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These Beautiful "Mental Maps" Of Cities Help Your Brain Regain What It Has Lost To GPS

These Beautiful "Mental Maps" Of Cities Help Your Brain Regain What It Has Lost To GPS | Brave New Digital World | Scoop.it
We're getting to a point where we can't navigate even our own neighborhoods without the help of smartphones. Here's an antidote.
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Google (Maps) is Making Us (Spatially) Stupid?

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Victory for Users: Librarian of Congress Renews and Expands Protections for Fair Uses

Victory for Users: Librarian of Congress Renews and Expands Protections for Fair Uses | Brave New Digital World | Scoop.it
The new rules for exemptions to copyright's DRM-circumvention laws were issued today, and the Librarian of Congress has granted much of what EFF asked for over the course of months of extensive briefs and hearings.
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PDF of the gov doc is here: https://www.eff.org/files/2015/10/27/2015-27212.pdf
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Gamestorming | A toolkit for innovators, rule-breakers and changemakers

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A collection games to use as tools for thinking, planning, learning, leading and more.

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The 18 Essential Steps of a Course Design

The 18 Essential Steps of a Course Design | Brave New Digital World | Scoop.it
If you need to design an online course or training material for your employees or a customer, read the 18 essential steps for a top-notch course.

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Everything Science Knows About Reading On Screens

Everything Science Knows About Reading On Screens | Brave New Digital World | Scoop.it
We've adapted our reading habits to fit our screens, but at a cost.
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This is your brain... on digital media.

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11 Time-Saving Tools You Won't Believe Your Office Survived Without

11 Time-Saving Tools You Won't Believe Your Office Survived Without | Brave New Digital World | Scoop.it
Best Operational Tools for Entrepreneurs - The Muse: The best operational tools, courtesy of a three...

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