Learn about a new “superpower” that isn’t being taught in in 90% of US schools.
The rise of face-to-face communication
Toward the end of his talk, Chris speaks to the power of face-to-face communication and presentation. As he says, information often can be taken in faster by reading it. But there is a necessary depth and richness that is often missing. Part of the effectiveness of a presentation is the visual impact and the show and tell aspect of it, but there is more to it than that. “There’s a lot more being transferred than just words. It is in that nonverbal portion that there’s some serious magic. Somewhere hidden in the physical gestures, the vocal cadence, the facial expressions, the eye contact, the passion, and the kind of awkward British body language, the sense of how the audience are reacting…. There are hundreds of subconscious clues that go to how well you will understand and whether you are inspired.”
Sight – Hearing – Smell – Touch – Taste
In 5 years, computers will hear what matters. Hearing systems of the future will be trained by ‘listening’ to sounds and will use this input to start detecting patterns and building models to decompose sounds. Machines will be used to predict when a tree might fall or to translate “baby talk” so parents understand if a baby’s fussing indicates hunger, tiredness or pain.
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Bad Trip is the creative project of Alan Kwan. He decided in November 2011 to film every moment of his life with a camera mounted on his glasses then embedded in a program he designed and structured. For an immersive experience between memory and dreams, the video is to be discovered in the future.
The era of video its here to stay!
2013 it will be the next step.
Rewind YouTube Style 2012 is the latest iteration of YouTube’s #Rewind video. It’s a condensed look at what videos the world watched most on the world’s most-watched online video sharing platform over the past 12 months.
The 2011 version of #Rewind was straightforward. But this year the producers that be at YouTube forewent a simple series of clips for their year-end vid in favor of a 4:15 music video that packs in a wide variety of freshly-shot action. That action is set to the beat and lyrics of a Gangnam Style / Call Me Maybe mashup and stars some of the most famous online video personalities on the planet, who coarsely reenact the top 10 videos with the highest view counts of 2012.
“Western culture’s traditional system of knowledge is a stunning achievement,” says author and Harvard Internet scholar David Weinberger at the outset of this thought-provoking video. “It made us the dominant species on the planet.” But it was constructed as a series of stopping points: you asked a question, and you got an answer—on the page of a book or newspaper, say, or from an expert or a teacher. read more…
Great Video from The Guardian, exploring and showing the power of new media in their brand new adervtisement