Category: Synthesis: Cross-Sector Shifts

Exploring the Future . . . and Helping Your Find Your Future

Connor Illsley on Innovating Music

Creating Fearlessly in Virtual Reality

Please enjoy the “Innovating Music” podcast that our Executive Director produced in association with her role at the UCLA Center for Music Innovation at the Herb Alpert School of Music. This Episode: How do you create new and innovative systems for producing content in a new space? For Connor Illsley of Combo Bravo in Toronto,…
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Music 2020

Reflecting on My SXSW 2016 Journeys

I spoke at SXSW Music again this year on my current favorite topic: Music 20/20 and how we can proactively affect the future. SXSW, however, is not just about speaking. It is about diving deeply into diverse ideas with diverse people. It is one of my annual addictions. This is my 7th year going to…
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Pixelating Reality from SXSW Interactive 2014

We enjoyed sharing insights at SXSW Interactive 2014 on this question — How is smartphone use pixelating reality, blowing it up and turning it into shiftable bits of data so we are making different decisions with its Time and Place? We are in a massive change in social and personal behavior, catalyzed by the increasing…
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Cyborg Attachments and Goodies from CES 2014

We enjoyed our adventures at CES 2014.  Dr. Johnson came hold with a nasty convention cold, and now that she is almost human again, we thought we would share the human-adjacent technologies about robots, eye tracking, 3D printing, telepresence, quad copters, cars, and other things that go bump in the night from future and present…
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To MOOC or Not To MOOC?

To MOOC or not to MOOC?  That has been the question in the minds of many educational institutions’ leadership since early to mid-2012.  Should we produce our classes on video and share them with a variety of partners to learn from these experiences?

Facebook: At a Plateau or Changing Audiences?

Digital Hollywood has been a semi-annual ritual for us for more than five years.  Our president, Dr. Gigi Johnson, moderated a panel to a packed room on “The Facebook Factor,” with the following introductory slides on the size and scale of Facebook in the United States: