“Content is culture. You don’t ‘solve’ culture: you just facilitate the flow of its consumption.”
Showpiece productions like the recent NSA Files from The Guardian and last year’s Snowfall from the New York Times offer hope for the future of news. They are part of a micro-burst of experimentation that hints at what the next generation of digital news products could look and feel like every day.
The experience at the extraordinary Hunt Library is so encompassing, so collaborative that it’s apt to make gatekeepers everywhere a little uncomfortable. So complete is the remaking that traditionalists and visionists alike wonder if The Hunt should even be called a library.
The dismantling of the news industry’s landmark architecture occurs throughout the U.S. There is more to this than nostalgia for grand buildings and the indignity of decline. It’s personal.
Once again, We Media is designing new space. There’s the physical space of weSpace, the co-working hub we’re launching for entrepreneurs and digital creatives. There’s the social space where we connect innovators through technology, collaboration and creativity. And there’s the space between the ears where we consider our place in a shape-shifting world.
We’re rolling out a number of new projects in the next few days, including details and registration for the 2011 PitchIt Challenge and for the 2011 We Media conference. We’ve also just re-designed the We Media web site. You’re looking at it. Consider this a realtime preview – and pardon the dust and broken bits while we get things sorted out.
I am excited to announce the launch of a new project that we are calling WeThink. What is it? WeThink is a conversation about innovation and the future — an effort to explore new ideas and promote solutions to the challenges that our society is facing. What’s the big deal? If you follow our work […]
Before we’re swept away (oops, but that seems to have happened already) by the unveiling of Apple’s tablet we ought to pay homage to technologies before the iPad and visionaries before Steve Jobs. The original messiah machine: the Mac Plus. Introduced in 1986, this little beauty brought a revolution in publication design. It came standard […]