How can innovation disrupt unemployment and create meaningful work for everyone? How can we create a strong middle class innovation economy? Consider this opportunity: less than half of all people in the OECD countries are in the work force. Only a third of them are engaged in their work. Less than a quarter of the US human capacity is creating value in the economy. Imagine if innovative entrepreneurs can use modern technology to tailor jobs for everyone like they today can tailor products and
In “Posthuman,” we ask some of the most important names in science to help us peer through and envision what the world of tomorrow looks like. From the ability to see through walls and heal ourselves with robotic immune systems, to the use of 3D printers to generate replacement organs, “Posthuman” encapsulates a buffer zone between […]
More than a billion intelligent, connected devices already comprise today’s “Internet of Things (IoT).” The expected proliferation of hundreds of billions more places us at the threshold of a transformation sweeping across the electronics industry and many others.
As the number of connected devices grows from billions to hundreds of billions, and as governments and corporations race to take control of devices and data, we need to save the IoT.
This “rescue” will require business and technology leaders to fundamentally rethink technology strategy by building solutions for radically lower cost, privacy and autonomy. Business models that guide these solutions must embrace highly efficient digital economies and create collaborative value, all while creating improved products and user experiences. How can executives prepare for digital success as the IoT keeps changing?
International Forum of Media Arts City 2014 “Aesthetics of Mediation: Creativity in an Age of Social Media” In November 2013, Sapporo became a member of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network as a "City of Media Arts". A media arts city senses the breath of the city and arbitrates the challenges of the future. The aesthetic, sensing the city, is a vital organ in relation to our recognition and communication. Current visual media, particularly social media culture, has become an important founda
In conjunction with RemixFilmFestival, special film screening of "Copyright Criminals"will take you the history of hip hop sampling and creator's relationship with intellectual property. As the Internet popularized the act of remixing, how can creativity flourish in the face of DMCA takedowns and cyber policing? Followed by open discussion, workshop participants will talk about the polymorphic nature of creativity often seen in derivative works and meme on the Internet as well as its sustainabi
The following is a feature article from the new intern issue of the Los Angeles Review of Books: The Magazine. The issue, which our interns produced as part of this past summer’s LARB Publishing Course, comes off press at the end of the month and will be mailed to subscribing LARB members...
The Media Architecture Biennale features a wide variety of lectures by invited speakers, workshops, discussions, panel debates, exhibition & awards, academic paper sessions, social events, and more. The programme below is an overview. A final and more detailed programme will appear later. You can download the programme as a PDF from this link: MAB14 Program …
Asked to predict the future of the internet and how technology/the Web will change over the next decade, hundreds of experts agree that trends now underway will make the internet more important even as it becomes less visible in daily life.
To mark the 25th anniversary of the creation of the World Wide Web by Tim Berners-Lee, this year the Pew Research Center is conducting a series of studies examining the past, present, and future of the Internet. Dad jokes are expected to be a constant. R
Common sense seems to contradict our assumptions that citizens can be educated into breaking down their notion of autonomy, privacy and security into autonomies, privacies and securities, governments can be educated to dismantle themselves into semi-organized networks with flat and efficient properties, and industry to rethink their business models. Common sense, however, also shows us throughout history that changes in data information models (print, radio, tv, web) have been disruptive to the extent of revolutions breaking down both the good and efficient in the old systems. Will people keep paying taxes to a system that does not deliver the services they want and expect? Isn’t it likely that they will organize in smart cities that are more like gated communities, the fastest rising form of building already now in the USA? If as we believe solidarity in generic infrastructure is the key issue, then the question of desirability needs to be reframed in terms of urgency. How much time do we have left before our current forms of organization break under the weight of growing self- organization capabilities? And how do we salvage the strengths of that system: inclusiveness, generic infrastructure, short term vs long term planning? While there are certainly plenty issues of acceptance, we believe that our proposal opens up a framework for debating this.
SMAL will announce the program of Public Talks: International Conference on Power & Creativity in an Age of Crisis September 29th 2014 | PORTO Sapporo | Japan Date: September 29th (Mon.), 2014, 14:00-19:00. Venue: Porto Hall, Northern Regions Academic Information Center 1F, Hokusho University Minami 1-jo Nishi 22-chome, Chuo-ku, Sapporo https://goo.gl/maps/HQVtU Organizers: Sapporo Media Arts Lab.(SMAL)＋Berliner Gazette Project of Hokusho University on Developing Creative Activit