Future Trends Resources

Times they are a changing….

Keeping up to date on the latest in emerging trends in the global digital landscape is essential for arts and media professionals.

Kate co-created and curates articles and submissions for Createasphere’s TransMedia Coalition and serves as their Managing Editor.  You’ll find excellent articles there on transmedia storytelling and new innovations in narrative storytelling.

Kate also has been posting a page of great content at FUTURE OF TRANSMEDIA on Facebook.

As a Senior Fellow with SNCR:  Society for New Communications Research and as Chair of the Global Arts and Media Node for The Millennium Project, Kate McCallum and her colleagues track trends in the arts, media and entertainment, and report on them to The Millennium Project constituency.

This collection of  blogs provides ongoing updates of the latest in storytelling, emerging trends in the arts and new entertainment technologies.  If you have updates or insights on additional emerging trends you wish to share please feel free to contact us with information and or links at kate@bridgeartsmedia.com.

Diginfo.tv GREAT resource for cutting edge new tech

Posted on Jun 12, 2012 in Future Trends Blog, Uncategorized

NTT Docomo are currently developing a 3D Live Communication System and have presented it as a possible next step beyond regular video calls. During the conversation, words take the form of images in the virtual space shared by the users, enhancing the feeling that even though the users may be physically far away from each other, they are in a shared space. This virtual space is composed in the Docomo network cloud and streamed directly to each users device. “One feature of this system is speech recognition technology. This extracts...

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Experience virtual worlds with the Docomo 3D Live Communication System

Posted on Jun 12, 2012 in Future Trends Blog

NTT Docomo are currently developing a 3D Live Communication System and have presented it as a possible next step beyond regular video calls. During the conversation, words take the form of images in the virtual space shared by the users, enhancing the feeling that even though the users may be physically far away from each other, they are in a shared space. This virtual space is composed in the Docomo network cloud and streamed directly to each users device. “One feature of this system is speech recognition technology. This extracts...

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NEW FRONTIER: Sundance Opens Up Conversation Between Hollywood & Tech

Posted on Jun 12, 2012 in Future Trends Blog, Uncategorized

New Frontier: Sundance Opens Up Conversation Between Hollywood and Tech “It’s about story.” That’s pretty much the refrain you’ll get from everyone who works at Sundance, and it never gets old. In fact, it’s really rather refreshing each time you hear it considering that for most of Hollywood, it’s about money. But it’s no surprise that for Sundance, even when it’s about technology, it’s really about story. I recently sat down with Michelle Satter, founding director of the Feature...

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Immersive Education – The New Frontier!

Posted on Jun 6, 2012 in Future Trends Blog, Uncategorized

Immersive Education, a Media Grid initiative, is an award-winning learning platform that combines interactive 3D graphics, commercial game and simulation technology, virtual reality, voice chat, Web cameras (webcams) and rich digital media with collaborative online course environments and classrooms. Immersive Education gives participants a sense of “being there” even when attending a class or training session in person isn’t possible, practical, or desirable, which in turn provides educators and students with the ability to...

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Record-Setting Arena Projection Experience!

Posted on Jun 1, 2012 in Future Trends Blog, Uncategorized

From ADOBE BEYOND Tuesday, May 22, 2012 Filed under: GentryMedia Sister Sites •ProVideo Coalition • David Atkins Enterprises and Digital Pulse use Adobe software for record-setting arena projection Todd_Kopriva | 05/22 Australian production studio delivers animation for the 12th Arab Games, on record-size projection space, using Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects.   In December 2011, the 12th quadrennial Arab Games took place in Doha, Qatar at Khalifa International Stadium. As part of the planning process for the Doha games, the...

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How Technology is Effecting Storytelling

Posted on May 31, 2012 in Future Trends Blog, Uncategorized

How technology is influencing storytelling and filmmaking Michelle Gallina | 01/27 Watch the discussion unfold from award-winning panelists   Academy-award winning VFX Supervisor Rob Legato (Hugo, Titanic), and filmmakers/directors Vincent Laforet (Revelry, Mobius), and Jacob Rosenberg (Act of Valor, Waiting for Lightning) discuss the changing world of filmmaking. Moderated by Sharlto Copley (District 9), panelists dive into a discussion on the digital advances in filmmaking technology and innovative techniques to create engaging,...

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Createasphere Presents: The Immersive Dome Experience

Posted on May 30, 2012 in Future Trends Blog

Createasphere Presents: The Immersive Dome Experience

Createasphere presents: Experience Immersion Technology with Ed Lantz Ed Lantz, Founder of Vortex Immersion Media and a major voice in immersive and full dome production, will share his visionary perspective. This Keynote presentation in the Vortex Dome included a showcase of immersive projects as well as conversation with content creators and experience makers that combines live action, VFX, 3D, and...

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You Tube’s Exponential Growth!

Posted on May 25, 2012 in Future Trends Blog, Uncategorized

Now Serving The Latest In Exponential Growth: YouTube! by David J. Hill May 25th, 2012 YouTube is growing exponentially thanks in part to mobile access. It goes without saying that YouTube has become the quintessential online video source for amateurs and professionals alike, but on the service’s seven-year anniversary, Google made quite a startling announcement: 72 hours of video are uploaded every single minute. That’s three entire days worth of cat videos, webcam rants, conference proceedings, news interviews, and company marketing fodder...

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Hack the Cover

Posted on May 25, 2012 in Future Trends Blog

Hack the Cover COVERS, COVERS — EVERYWHERE — Craig Mod, May 2012 Muerto! The covers are dead! Dead! Dead like the record jacket! Dead like the laser disc sleeve! Dead like the 8-track cartridge sticker! Dead like the squishy Disney VHS container! Dead like the cassette case inserts! Dead like those damned CD jewel cases and their booklets! Dead like DVD and Blue-ray box art! Put ’em all in a box, burn ’em, and sprinkle their ashes over your razed local bookstore. Call it a day. Hang up your exact-o knifes and weld shut your...

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Transmedia in 21st Century Education

Posted on May 20, 2012 in Future Trends Blog

Transmedia in 21st Century From a Blog by Dr. Marilyn Hill The Community of Education Leaders recently discussed “Transmedia in Education” on GETideas.org. The major thread of the conversation was that today’s students are vastly different from their predecessors and that education must change to meet their needs. Simon Pulman expressed, “Educators and administrators who do not move quickly to incorporate digital learning and cross-platform thinking into the curriculum will do a disservice to students.” Lucas Johnson affirmed that people do...

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