It’s that time of the year again. Time to take stock of the year that was, and take a look at the year that we’re currently heading into. And what a time to be alive, at least if you have any interest in the world of media… for good and for bad. There have been marvellous things happening over the past year, and quite a few gruesome ones. And there are a lot to look forward to, a lot to take into consideration, and quite a lot to try to avoid. To give you a glimpse of what you can expect, allow me to quote some of my contributors:
“…the utopian ideal that everyone will be connected and that will make us better has turned into the burden of knowing other people’s horrid thoughts, all the time.” – Mike Monello
“…this generation can generate riotously exuberant, subversive, politicized networked communities who ‘stand no shits’ & ‘give no fucks.’” – Siobhan O’Flynn
“The whole world has turned into trash TV.” – Jeff Gomez
“I think we really, for real now, need to think about the audience as part of the content creation process. “ – Louisa Heinrich
“I am struck by the beginning of a trend against technology in general. It seems that the need for real life events and experiences is coming back big time.” – Michel Reilhac
“No longer is there an omniscient storyteller shaping the story for maximum dramatic and emotional effect. Instead, the viewer/user/viewser controls the flow of the story, and with VR, even where s/he looks.” – Nick DeMartino
It is a pretty good read. Hope you all enjoy it, and please let me know your thoughts on these matters – the comments are open.
Read it all or download on Slideshare – link below – or download it from iTunes here. Happy reading!