Future of Storytelling | Google Expeditions

Google Expeditions By Weronika Jurkiewicz on January 29, 2016 History class: For most of us, it conjures images of heavy textbooks with never-ending columns of text, dry, monotonous lectures, and uninspiring maps and diagrams. Classes like these may soon become a thing of the past, though, with the introduction of Google Expeditions. Using the Google Expeditions app and a simple Google Cardboard viewer, teachers and students can take virtual trips to more than one hundred places, including landmarks like Chichen Itza, the Great Wall of China, […]

“Cafés Parisiens” – New Documentary production

“Parisian Cafés”: Windows to the Soul of the City by Azadeh Nafissi Synopsis French culture and especially French intellectual culture has always been linked to cafés. From the political groups meetings during the French Revolution to the high culture of the 19th century or from the cultural revival in the 20s and 30s to the French Resistance in WWII, cafés have always been the hub of French society as a place to meet, drink, discuss and relax. […]

BBC World Service launches African digital pilot

BBC World Service has launched a prototype media player aimed at reaching young Africans through social and digital media. Optimised for smartphones, BBC Minute CatchUP was designed by Cape Town-based social enterprise hub, RLabs, as part of a hackathon held earlier this year by the BBC World Service and BBC Connected Studio. BBC Minute is a one-minute bulletin that gets updated every 30 minutes, while the BBC Minute CatchUP player lets users click to hear the clips. The player […]

Digital UK urges Europe to ‘protect future of free TV’

Digital UK and members of the Wider Spectrum Group have urged EU policy makers to protect the airwaves used by Freeview and other European terrestrial services ahead of the WRC next month. Digital UK Chief Executive Jonathan Thompson and other senior representatives of the broadcasting sector called on the EU to protect the future of free-to-air TV at a meeting in Brussels yesterday. “Broadcasting remains a vital technology but is already using less and less spectrum to […]

When Crowdsourcing Becomes Art

Virtual Choir 2.0: “”Sleep 2052 videos featuring 1999 singers from 58 countries Featuring Eric’s composition ‘Sleep’, Virtual Choir 2 was released in April 2011 and was met with a staggering response, incorporating 2052 videos from 58 countries and from all walks of life, including 9 year old to senior citizens. The official launch took place at Paley Center for Media in New York. The event was webcast worldwide on WQXR and posted on YouTube that evening. Working […]