Category: Digital Media

Culture in the Cloud: do digital technologies hold the key to preserving cultural heritage while empowering traditional owners?

An article for SyncTank.   Two elder Aboriginal women sit in the dust, hand painting on a canvas that stretches between them. At a nearby makeshift table, three young Aboriginal women tap away on smartphones. They are on Facebook. These women are all Martumili artists or filmmakers, and only one or two generations separate them. ...

BBC reveals for-profit business plan for Project Barcelona

Today the BBC gives more insights into a for-profit business model for ‘iPlayer 2.0’ Project Barcelona, and reveals changes to the standard terms of trade to include DTO-rights. Back in March I wrote about the out-going BBC Director General Mark Thompson’s pledge to make “a dramatic leap forward in digital capability” with the launch of ...

Why Google and Facebook might completely disappear in the next 5 years… (Forbes)

Following on from my recent post on mobile apps in a post-web future, Forbes have just released a fascinating piece on why there will not be a Web 3.0, and why social companies like Google and Facebook might not survive… Author Eric Jackson suggests that “social companies born since 2010 view the mobile smartphone as ...

Mobile apps in the post-web future

A major theme at yesterday’s Media140 DigitalBusiness conference was the future of multi-device mobile apps. Rod Farmer from Mobile Experience and Richard Giles from Adapptor shared some thoughts on designing for a multi-device experience and the shifting mobile marketplace… Rod Farmer, Director of Research and Strategy from UX consultancy Mobile Experience, discussed product and service design ...

Nielsen insights into consumer trends in mobile, social and digital in Australia

Today at Media140 DigitalBusiness conference Michael Walton, Executive Director Consumer & Business Intelligence at Nielsen Pacific, revealed some consumer research behind key trends in mobile, social and digital across Australia. Lots of stats but very revealing… Australia has the 5th highest internet use per capita in the world: 81% (14.7m households) have online access, with the average ...

The hybrid media challenge facing broadcasters, Gary Hayes ABC Multiplatform

Today I listened to Gary Hayes, Executive Producer for ABC Multiplatform, discussing the “hybrid media challenge” facing broadcasters brought about by the constantly shifting user landscape.   He identified four forces that are bringing about this monumental change: 1) social sharing; 2) connected on-demand TV; 3) mobile; and 4) transmedia or multiplatform, namely “agnostic content spread ...

XMedia 2012: Pitching @ The Lab

XMediaLab Perth 2012 aims to explore how new digital technology impacts and enables storytelling. After a hugely interesting conference day, “What’s Your Story?“, this weekend sees 16 teams pitch digital projects to a group of international mentors for advice, development and the potential of two $20,000 XML development awards.  The projects being pitched at the XMedia Lab ...

XMediaLab: What’s your story? Part 4: Jaunique Sealey, John de Margheriti, Jeroen Elfferich and Helen Papagiannis

XML Perth 2012 aims to explore how new digital technology impacts and enables storytelling.  My notes from the last sessions of the conference… The final part of the conference kicked-off with Jaunique Sealey, digital and social media strategist.  Sealey comments that social media allows artists to ‘own’ their audience, taking them with them through their portfolio ...

XMediaLab: What’s your story? Part 3: Louise O’Donnell, Sam Doust, Yang Lei and Derek Woodgate

XML Perth 2012 aims to explore how new digital technology impacts and enables storytelling. My notes from the third part of the conference… Louise O’Donnell is an innovation specialist and multi-platform content director, recently Project Director for YouTube Symphony Orchestra 2011, the largest streaming event that YouTube has ever seen.  O’Donnell states that the aim was ...

XMediaLab: What’s your story? Part 2: Rajesh Rao, Jason Manley, Shinta Dhanuwatdoyo and Samuel Seow

XML Perth 2012 aims to explore how new digital technology impacts and enables storytelling.  My thoughts from the second part of the conference… Rajesh Rao founded India’s first games company, Dhruva Interactive, in 1997 and is acknowledged as a pioneer of the games industry in India.  Rao described the scale of the market in India: ...