Earlier this week I released a new episode of the Evolving Media podcast. It's been a while, but the topics we discussed felt absolutely crucial to start talking about now. The blurb for the podcast episode is below, and you can find the episode itself here. Join in the conversation, let's strive to make this…Read more The Collective Journey – COVID-19 edition
Having reached the point of a full dozen of episodes of my podcast, the Evolving Media podcast, I’m becoming more and more convinced that the storytellers of the future need a very special skillset. Since I launched the podcast back in late November last year, I’ve talked to some brilliant and highly-skilled and creative people…Read more The many-faced nature of today’s media
As readers of this blog might’ve noticed, I’m somewhat focused on where we’re heading, especially with regards to the world of media. As almost everything is becoming media-ized, and as media itself is making its way into more and more facets of our daily lives, I believe we’re heading into partly promising but at the…Read more Snake oil and divine opportunities – how media is evolving
I’ve been extremely fortunate this past year. Due to different possibilities and offers being thrown my way I’ve had the luxury of taking part of a number of different events, which have given me insight into a great deal of exciting projects around the world. Ranging from VR to straight-up TV documentaries, from academia barging…Read more Out with the old, in with the … new?
As I’ve done for the past six years, I today published a compilation of this blog and it’s posts from the past year as a free-to-read PDF over on Slideshare and as a download here. There is also an epub-version available for download from Dropbox here. The publication also features interviews with Mike Monello, Jeff…Read more One Year in Now Media Vol VI
Recently I’ve been involved in evaluating and consulting on a number of projects touching on transmedia storytelling as well as virtual reality and generally striving to explore new territories and new ways of telling stories and reaching people. A discussion I had with one of the projects led to an analogy that feels truer the…Read more Dancing on the point of a needle – the art of stitching stories together
I read a recent post today, a post that told some uncomfortable truths about where media is heading, why, and what there is to be done about it (which is not much, at least not if the media industry is continuing down the road it is at the moment). Joshua Topolsky, of The Verge and…Read more How to make the good sh*t (and profit in the long run)
I’ve never been labeled a ”futurologist” before, but last week I was. I had been invited to talk on a panel at MIPTV under this banner. Three of us – me, Eric Scherer from France Television and Bill Baggelaar, SVP of Tech production and Post-production at Sony – were tasked with commenting on the trends…Read more On the future of media and audiences
I think we can all agree that these are challenging times for storytellers. Times brimming with opportunity for sure, but also pretty challenging. As we’ve discussed in previous posts over the past years, there are a lot of things to take into consideration and a lot of crossroads where choosing the right path – or…Read more The Age of the Storyteller
Lately virtual reality has been the buzzword to throw around whenever any kind of content discussion has taken place. There’s no denying it’s an interesting development in the content business, nor is there any denying there is a fair amount of funding and some pretty big movers and shakers involved in creating the tech and…Read more Where does virtual reality fit?