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.

100 Ideas That Changed Film

Posted on May 20, 2012 in Future Trends Blog, Uncategorized

100 Ideas That Changed Film by Maria Popova How the seventh art went from magic lanterns to state-of-the-art computer-generated imagery in 100 years. When a small handful of enthusiasts gathered at the first cinema show at the Grand Cafe in Paris on December 27, 1895, to celebrate early experimental film, they didn’t know that over the next century, their fringe fascination would carve its place in history as the “seventh art.” But how, exactly, did that happen? In 100 Ideas that Changed Film, Oxford Times film reviewer David Parkinson and...

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Why We’re Wired for Science & How Originality Differs in Science vs. Art

Posted on May 20, 2012 in Future Trends Blog, Uncategorized

Neil deGrasse Tyson on Why We’re Wired for Science & How Originality Differs in Science vs. Art by Maria Popova “Every child is a scientist.” Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson may well be the Richard Feynman of our day, a “Great Explainer” in his own right, having previously reflected on everything from the urgency of space exploration to the most humbling fact about the universe. In this short video, Tyson contributes a beautiful addition to this omnibus of notable definitions of science and explores subjects as diverse as the nature of...

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10 Producers Who Will Change Hollywood in 2012

Posted on May 20, 2012 in Future Trends Blog, Uncategorized

From THE WRAP Even Brian Grazer started with a little movie called “Splash,” starring a then-unknown Tom Hanks. True, that was a Disney movie, but the days when new producers can align with major studios are long gone. Now, to get a project off the ground, it takes workaday jacks-of-all-trades who spend their days scrambling to find projects and the money to finance them. And even when they taste success, they’re still juggling. “When ‘Margin Call’ won an Independent Spirit Award — and I have it on my mantle at...

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Yahoo’s Movieland Games Content for Film Fans

Posted on May 17, 2012 in Future Trends Blog

Yahoo’s Movieland games content for film fans Chris Marlowe / May 15, 2012 From Digital Media Wired Film fans can further indulge their passion with Movieland, a marketing and branded content initiative from Yahoo Movies and all four major studios. Designed as though it were a board game, Movieland encourages consumers to log in with Facebook, then explore and interact with customized content sourced from Universal Pictures, Warner Bros. Pictures, Lionsgate and Paramount Pictures. The studio partners have designated their top 35 summer movie...

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TV Storytellers Push Plots, Characters Beyond Small Screen Into Social Media

Posted on May 17, 2012 in Future Trends Blog, Uncategorized

TV Storytellers Push Plots, Characters Beyond Small Screen Into Social Media Connecting Talent and Brands With Fans Makes Good Content Better By: Jeanine Poggi Published: May 09, 2012 TV programmers are using social platforms to break through the traditional confines of storytelling that limit plots to just the small screen. Patrick Butler ‘Mob Wives’ star Drita D’Avanzo speaks with Kristin Frank, SVP-digital at MTV and VHI, and TV personality Jim Shearer during a panel on leveraging social media to connect talent, fans and...

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Why producing for multiple platforms is good for storytelling & for business….

Posted on May 15, 2012 in Future Trends Blog, Uncategorized

FROM MIPBLOG May 11, 2012 Nuno Bernardo: Why producing for multiple platforms is good for storytelling… & for business Transmedia IP Beat Girl (photo) is the latest of many to tell its story across several platforms. Here’s why! By Nuno Bernardo In 2002, when I was taking a small handmade promo of Sofia’s Diary to broadcasters, mobile operators and portals, I had no idea about the potential of a cross-media property and the way audiences were changing their habits of watching entertainment, especially television. I just knew that I...

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Arts Initiative: Arts Education is Education Reform

Posted on May 12, 2012 in Future Trends Blog

Turnaround Arts Initiative: Arts Education is Education Reform Posted on 03 May 2012 Posted on: May 1, 2012 The President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities (PCAH) is embarking on the most exciting new arts education initiative yet. Turnaround Arts, created in cooperation with the US Department of Education and the White House Domestic Policy Council, is a public-private partnership designed to transform some of our country’s lowest performing elementary and middle schools using intensive arts curriculums.  Turnaround Arts will work in...

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RIDES – A New Transmedia Platform

Posted on May 2, 2012 in Future Trends Blog

An overview of RIDES interactive transmedia platform that adds a whole new level to viewing high quality content on your computer or your mobile device or both.  And it’s the engine that runs DIRTY WORK and our other shows.  

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Evidence Builds That Meditation Strengthens the Brain, Researchers Say

Posted on Apr 25, 2012 in Future Trends Blog

Evidence Builds That Meditation Strengthens the Brain, Researchers Say

Evidence builds that meditation strengthens the brain, researchers say March 14, 2012 in Neuroscience Earlier evidence out of UCLA suggested that meditating for years thickens the brain (in a good way) and strengthens the connections between brain cells. Now a further report by UCLA researchers suggests yet another benefit. Transcendental Meditation – Try a method that is effective and natural. Learn the benefits today. – www.TM.org How to do Meditation? – Discover 3 ways how to experience deeper meditation in minutes…...

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Music Peace

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

Music Peace

This is a fulldome show called MUSIC PEACE that was created by Immersive Experience Producer Brian Quandt and Visual Artist Miles Regis.  The piece premiered in the Vortex Dome at THE STATE OF THE ARTS 2011 PRODUCING CHANGE event we hosted at LA Center Studios:...

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