Why I’m going to SXSW interactive 2017 this year

Why I’m going to SXSW 2017   For the first time ever, I’ve decided to make the trip to Austin for SXSW Interactive 2017.  Here’s why I decided this was the year I would finally attend.     An emphasis on social impact I’m not sure if it’s due to Brexit, President Trump, or the… Continue reading Why I’m going to SXSW interactive 2017 this year

Infographics – The Story of Big Data

This week we spent time jumping into the ever expanding world of interactive infographics. As humans we are wired for visual processing. Research has shown that graphics, images and illustrations help us retain information better, assign meaning faster and understand complex relationships with greater efficiency and comprehension.   This is powerfully represented in the beautifully designed… Continue reading Infographics – The Story of Big Data

The story of climate change – using interactive media to explore the impacts of a warming planet

This week world leaders, environmental groups, policy makers and private sector representatives are convening in Marrakesh, Morocco for COP 22 a United Nations sponsored conference on climate change.  The main agenda for the conference will be targeted at concrete measures to meet goals set in the Paris Agreement, which commits countries to keeping global temperature… Continue reading The story of climate change – using interactive media to explore the impacts of a warming planet

The Virtual Reality Experiment on Empathy

This month we have been looking at new research and reporting examining the potential of virtual reality (VR) to foster empathy and create behavioral changes for its users. Currently there are several universities with digital labs working on this topic.  Some of most prominent research has been coming from Stanford’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab and MIT’s Open Documentary… Continue reading The Virtual Reality Experiment on Empathy

Using drones, texts and blogs to combat deforestation in Borneo

This week our friends at Greenpeace tweeted a link to a powerful interactive media site, which documents how a community on the Island of Borneo is using homemade drones, text messages and blogging to combat deforestation. The site was created by Radio Television Suisse and a non-profit journalism program. We decided to take a look… Continue reading Using drones, texts and blogs to combat deforestation in Borneo