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Secrecy on the Set: Hollywood Embraces Digital Security

Adi Ruppin, chief technology officer of WatchDox, which helps secure files; he says he has seen a surge of demand from studios. For years, Lulu Zezza has played one of the toughest roles in Hollywood. Ms. Zezza, who has managed physical production on movies like “The Reader” and “Nine,” also oversees the digital security of Read MoreRead More

Andy Yen: Think your email’s private? Think again

Sending an email message is like sending a postcard, says scientist Andy Yen in this thought-provoking talk: Anyone can read it. Yet encryption, the technology that protects the privacy of email communication, does exist. It’s just that until now it has been difficult to install and a hassle to use. Showing a demo of an Read MoreRead More

This Will Revolutionize Education

Many technologies have promised to revolutionize education, but so far none has. With that in mind, what could revolutionize education? Via Veritasium who wrote his Ph.D. dissertation on physics education. I think it is instructive that each new technology has appeared to be so transformative. You can imagine, for example, that motion pictures must have seemed like a Read MoreRead More

7 Things to Consider Before Launching Your Web Series

Brian Rodda presents seven principles to consider before offering up your first video to the Internet Gods. 1. Who is your audience? Simple? Yes. Redundant? Perhaps. Tantamount to the success of your series? Absolutely. In developing any good series, a creative vision must give itself structure to set itself free. Creating a strong intention for whom Read MoreRead More

How Facebook Is Changing the Way Its Users Consume Journalism

A study says 30 percent of adults in America get news from the social network – how does this affect the way Journalism is consumed? Many of the people who read this article will do so because Greg Marra, 26, a Facebook engineer, calculated that it was the kind of thing they might enjoy. Mr. Read MoreRead More

How To Create Responsible Social Criticism – Idea Channel

The recent matter of Sam Pepper’s “social experiment” videos has inspired a lot of discussion and debate. Here at Idea Channel, we thought we’d take this opportunity to talk in this video not specifically about Sam Pepper, but about media in general, and it’s ability to comment on serious social issues. If Sam Pepper’s video Read MoreRead More

11 Tips for Self-Education in the Internet Age

If we are not actively curious, knowledge-seeking inquirers—we cannot hope to attain significant insight or understanding in any area of study. Here are 11 ideas for an efficient and holistic approach to self-education. 1. Tackle what is beyond you. ‘In a poignant essay, writer and computer programmer Paul Graham wrote of a way to protect Read MoreRead More

Follow Me: The Life of YouTube Celebrity Brittani Louise Taylor

Since 2007, funny gal Brittani Louise Taylor has created hundreds of videos on YouTube, ranging from vlogs to spoofs to her weekly Shout Out Sunday show. We get to know BLT at home as she preps for all aspects of her demanding production schedule while finding time to balance her off-camera social life and relationships.Read More

Why You Clicked on That Tweet: The Psychology of Twitter Engagement

Lanya Olmsted outlines 4 pscyhological theories behind why people clicked on that tweet. Via Raindance What does the academic field that has brought us Freudian theories have to do with the social network that popularized hashtags and play-by-play updates of Sunday brunches? More than you would think. We want to know what will motivate our followers Read MoreRead More

A Useful 75 page Document on How to Market Your Webseries

Making a web series can be serious business. Julie Giles created this document for the Independent Production Fund of Canada to get you started on how to promote and market your web series. While it wasn’t so long ago that a scripted web series was considered a promotional offshoot of a television series, or a Read MoreRead More

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