In the 1970s and 1980s, a generous spirit suffused the Internet, whose users were few and far between. But today, the net is ubiquitous, connecting billions of people, machines and essential pieces of infrastructure — leaving us vulnerable to cyber-attack or meltdown. Internet pioneer Danny Hillis argues that the Internet wasn’t designed for this kind of scale, and sounds a clarion call for us to develop a Plan B: a parallel system to fall back on if — or when — the Internet crashes.
Interesting thoughts by Michael Goldstein! A big thanks @juliancole for bringing this to my attention
Performance art is mixed with music (and oodles of weirdness) with this genre-bending Japanese behemoth of a collective. More about this awesome band on theavantgardediaries.com or at their fb page here
Comedian and author Baratunde Thurston walks us through his own journey from lone standup comic to Director of Digital at The Onion. He shares his insights for pushing projects to completion and the lessons he learned while working with skeptical teammates. The key, he says, is to not confuse using tools with creativity.
The 2020 consumer is coming fast. Companies need to get ready for a new form of marketing. This presentation by Steven Van Belleghem describes the capabilities and the organization needed to be successful in 2020.
By turn hilarious and haunting, poet Shane Koyczan puts his finger on the pulse of what it’s like to be young and … different. “To This Day,” his spoken-word poem about bullying, captivated millions as a viral video (created, crowd-source style, by 80 animators). Here, he gives a glorious, live reprise with backstory and violin accompaniment by Hannah Epperson.
Companies are not created equal when it comes to social media maturity. In its latest research, Altimeter Group’s Charlene Li and Brian Solis uncovered a distinct gap between organizations that execute social media strategies and those that are truly a “social business.
Dell Social Media share what changes they believe are in store for social media in the new year.
Failure IS an option, when you’ve got the wrong tools. After years of observation in the field, brand specialist David Bier isolated the exact formula to create a Sh*tty brand!
Yet another informative presentation by Helge Tennø! This one poses the questions:What is marketing in 2013? How do you ignite your ambassadors and the makers of things?
Amy Cuddy’s research on body language reveals that we can change other people’s perceptions — and even our own body chemistry — simply by changing body positions