With iPads, once we begin thinking beyond the confines of a page, anything is possible. Consider the video below created several years ago by two of my students. First they wrote plot summaries. Then they wrote character sketches. From there, they crafted paragraphs about theme, tying the visual and auditory elements of their videos back to the books. Finally, they created storyboards and bibliographies before producing and publishing their final product.
When a woman showed off her Google Glass the other night at a San Francisco bar called Molotov's, the result was explosive - and reflected a growing debate over whether the cutting-edge device that mounts a computer and camera on a wearer's face goes too far and breaks the social compact.
Mark Pegrum's insight:
Incidents like this show up growing concerns about privacy and surveillance with the rise of wearable computing, especially augmented reality glasses. There's a big debate looming around these issues.
There's a mountain of money at stake as video and TV consumption shifts to smartphones and tablets.
Everyone's trying to figure out how to extract dollars from all that viewing time that's happening on smaller mobile screens: pay and broadcast TV industries, music labels, Hollywood studios, big tech companies, ad technology providers, and major advertisers.