Covering the news of a complex, volatile world should make you humble. It makes Bill Keller smug. What he is really saying is that something is news when The New York Times says its news.
Roger Black is a designer who likes to read. Now with partner Filipe Fortes, a computer scientist and user-experience expert, he’s created a platform for narrative in the digital diaspora.
From a city founded in the 2nd Century BC comes a glimpse into how the city of the future might work — with equal shares of brilliance and problems. The astonishing City of Arts and Sciences (many photos here) transports Valencia, Spain, into the future with architecture designed to inform and entertain. Technology and the […]
Rachel Sterne becomes New York City’s first chief digital officer. The Ground Report founder, who’ll give up her citizen journalism site as well her consulting practice, has been a friend and frequent contributor to We Media. She’ll work with the city’s Economic Development Corporation to improve New York’s image as a home for technological innovation […]
What is revealing about this revolution is the way in which citizens discovered it, how they informed one another, and how they mobilized around it. They used their mobile phones, now ubiquitous in North Africa, to communicate via text messaging and Twitter. For many Tunisians, their phones are their Internet. Theirs is a story about the democratization of media, a social revolution that wields the power to change lives as well as governments
Why should we behave politely, act respectfully or show good manners? Because it it matters. What the politicians and pundits in Washington could learn from an earnest community website.
Current TV’s Bar Karma is a stunningly original development in storytelling enabled by the collaboration of a creative generation of storymakers and visionary mediamakers. A community of viewers can use Internet applications at Current’s Creation Studios to create and develop stories, characters and plots for the new TV series. Brilliant producers such as video game […]
By far the most significant communications innovations of recent years, the mobile Internet and mobile applications have eclipsed the Internet, television, newspapers and radio as the world’s most popular way to access news, data and information. More than half the global population now pays to access information through services and applications on cellphones. Social impact […]
You want to call a friend, check email or search for a restaurant. Pull out your touch-screen gadget and let your fingers do the work. Problem: it’s freezing and the gloves are on. Your forefinger and thumb slide across the surface of the touchscreen like a frozen puck. Go fingerless? A fashion statement for the […]
The battle over intelligence is popular culture’s longest running show. Are computers smarter than people? Is the brain a second-rate technology? Can machines think? Will they become sentient and take over? Can they beat a human on Jeopardy!? The correct answer is: What is “Watson”? Next month, an IBM computing system will compete on Jeopardy! […]