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PPT/ cool decks June 12, 2018

An Attempt 
To Define Some Key 
Visual Storytelling Trends That are Shaping The Future 
Of Communication

An attempt 
to define Some Key 
Visual Storytelling Trends That are Shaping The Future 
of Communication from Michael Paredrakos My presentation at Let’s talk Visual Storytelling – Content Marketing Meetup over at Orange Grove Athens. A big thanks to Dimitris Axiotis and Maria Papasimakopoulou for inviting me to present my curious thoughts. You guys rule…

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PPT/ cool decks April 12, 2018

How language shapes the way we think

There are about 7,000 languages spoken around the world — and they all have different sounds, vocabularies and structures. But do they shape the way we think? Cognitive scientist Lera Boroditsky shares examples of language — from an Aboriginal community in Australia that uses cardinal directions instead of left and right to the multiple words for blue in Russian — that suggest the answer is a resounding yes. “The beauty of linguistic diversity is that it reveals to us just…

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PPT/ cool decks April 8, 2018

This is the psychology of your future self.

“Human beings are works in progress that mistakenly think they’re finished.” Dan Gilbert shares recent research on a phenomenon he calls the “end of history illusion,” where we somehow imagine that the person we are right now is the person we’ll be for the rest of time. Hint: that’s not the case.…

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PPT/ cool decks March 27, 2018

We’re building a dystopia just to make people click on ads

We’re building an artificial intelligence-powered dystopia, one click at a time, says techno-sociologist Zeynep Tufekci. In an eye-opening talk, she details how the same algorithms companies like Facebook, Google and Amazon use to get you to click on ads are also used to organize your access to political and social information. And the machines aren’t even the real threat. What we need to understand is how the powerful might use AI to control us — and what we can do…

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