Category Archives: Social Media

Meet Vincent Morisset – Director for Arcade Fire and Sigur Rós

Meet Vincent Morisset-Director for Arcade Fire and Sigur Rós
Vincent Morisset discusses his interactive music videos and films for bands like Arcade Fire and Sigur Rós and talks about what it means to be a filmmaker in the digital age.

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Watch Vincent’s latest film for Arcade Fire, “Just A Reflektor

Check Out “The Reflektors” from Arcade Fire

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The Eyeborg Documentary

Eyeborg camera named one of the 50 best inventions of the year by Time.

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Rob Spence looks you straight in the eye when he talks. So it’s a little unnerving to imagine that soon one of his hazel-green eyes will have a tiny wireless video camera in it that records your every move.
The eye he’s considering replacing is not a working one — it’s a prosthetic eye he’s worn for several years. Spence, a 36-year-old Canadian filmmaker, is not content with having one blind eye. He wants a wireless video camera inside his prosthetic, giving him the ability to make movies wherever he is, all the time, just by looking around.

“If you lose your eye and have a hole in your head, then why not stick a camera in there?” he asks.

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Spence, who calls himself the “eyeborg guy,” will not be restoring his vision. The camera won’t connect to his brain. What it will do is allow him to be a bionic man where technology fuses with the human body to become inseparable. In effect, he will become a “little brother,” someone who’s watching and recording every move of those in his field of vision.
If successful, Spence will become one of a growing number of lifecasters. From early webcam pioneer Jennifer Kaye Ringley, who created JenniCam, to Microsoft researcher Gordon Bell, to commercial lifecasting ventures Ustream.tv and Justin.tv, many people use video and internet technology to record and broadcast every moment of their waking lives. But Spence is taking lifecasting a step further, with a bionic eye camera that is actually embedded in his body.

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Via Wired

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What most schools don’t teach

Learn about a new “superpower” that isn’t being taught in in 90% of US schools. 

Starring Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, will.i.am, Chris Bosh, Jack Dorsey, Tony Hsieh, Drew Houston, Gabe Newell, Ruchi Sanghvi, Elena Silenok, Vanessa Hurst, and Hadi Partovi. Directed by Lesley Chilcott, executive producers Hadi and Ali Partovi.

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via CodeOrg

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Rome “3 Dreams of Black” Interactive film

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“3 Dreams of Black” is an interactive film by Chris Milk and some friends at Google that showcases the creative potential of WebGL. WebGL is a context of the HTML5 canvas element that enables hardware-accelerated 3D graphics in the web browser without a plug-in. In other words, it enables your browser to show some really beautiful visuals. On this page, you’ll find a WebGL model viewer featuring several of the “3 Dreams of Black” creatures. You’ll also find 8 demos created by our development team, a link to the code base, and some links to resources on the web that will be useful for getting started in WebGL programming.

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Voyage au bout du charbon – Web Documentary

An educational webdocumentary that lets viewers investigate the world of Chinese coal miners who risk their lives in state-owned and private coal plants. 300 photographs and many hours of video and sound were used to create a striking immersive environment.


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There are some places in this world you may wish they never existed. Some places just like the dark lands of Shanxi, China.

Not only is this place known for its alarmous pollution problems and corruption scandals but it is today’s most dangerous coal mining region in the whole world, killing more people every year than anywhere else totaled. A scandalous situation half a million miners are facing there, often resigned to the fact they have no choice but to risk their life if they want to make a decent living.

This story begins in Datong which is located just a couple hours away West from Beijing. You travel from there all around the region and visit its major coal mines, from the “best” state-owned complex to the worst private ones.

In and around the coal mines, you will get the story first hand from the mingong, the rural migrants traveling their country looking for work. At your own pace and will, you meet them at their home, at the Church, on the road, or at work. You hear about how they live their life in this valley of death and pollution, sometimes even literally bumping into them as they leave their home for their night shift, in the frozen winter of Northern China.

Ultimately, you might discover China forbidden mines in which happens most of the accidents and interview its survirvors.

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Via Doclab

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Golden Tweets, bye bye 2012!! Welcome 2013!!

The top two Tweets that generated the most Retweets for the year, plus honorable mentions for a few other Tweets that caught attention around the world.

Golden Tweets, bye bye 2012

In 2012, everyone on Twitter brought us closer to moments and places that used to be far away or inaccessible: A Tweet from the bottom of the ocean. Tweets from Mars. An extraordinary view from space of Superstorm Sandy. A quiet backstage moment with a presidential candidate. All of these and millions of other such moments were ours to experience directly wherever we were, in the midst of work or play or travel.

The company has launched a special site to celebrate the year in tweets, where vsitors can explore some of Twitter’s newest celebrities and biggest topics of conversations. And, of course, there are also the Golden Tweets of 2012, the most popular tweets of the year.

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via www.huffingtonpost.com

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How To Use Video Marketing to Attract More Clients

It is estimated that 123 million people watched 7 billion or more videos on the Internet last year alone.

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Video marketing can be a very powerful tool in the hands of business owners, professionals, and entrepreneurs alike. It seems that it is easier to watch and listen to a video than it is to sit and read through text.

Think about it, how many times are you spurred to take action and purchase a product because you saw a commercial on TV? The odds are that you have received more exposure to the products or services you have taken advantage of by watching an ad than by any kind of print media.

Video marketing helps you to get closer to the people you are targeting as potential customers or clients and it helps to build relationships better too. When you place a video featuring yourself or another member of your company on your website, you will be able to portray not only the identity of your business, but also the personality of it as well. Video let you speak directly to your potential customers or clients and allows them to get the feeling that they know and can trust you.

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via Lighthouse Internet Marketing

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Where are we heading to!?

The audience takes control
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Now that stereoscopic 3d is firmly embedded into the mainstream, it will soon be yesterday’s news – so, what’s next?
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via televisual

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What Social Media trends are hatching for 2013

The Can’t-Miss Social Media Trends For 2013
What Social Media trends are hatching for 2013
Will Facebook continue its reign atop the social hierarchy? Will businesses get better returns on their social media investment? Will your CEO finally learn to tweet? Here’s a look at the biggest social media trends set to unfold in the year ahead.
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