Archive for June, 2006

Technological Revolutions and Financial Capital

Friday, June 30th, 2006I have been tucking into a book entitled Technological Revolutions and Financial CapitalThe author Carlota Perez observes that there are 3 key features which interact and influence each other1). The fact that technological change occurs by clusters of radical ...

Creativity and education

Thursday, June 29th, 2006We educate our children from the waist up, then we focus on their heads, and then we only educate one side of their brain.The whole purpose of education is to produce university professors. Who live only in their heads. ...

socialistic anarchists – new business models and the death of traditional advertising

Thursday, June 29th, 2006Media owners must find ways to attract and retain talent and create stand-alone digital divisions in order to compete in the era of internet blogs, open access and online communities, Sir Martin Sorrell, the chief executive of WPP, has ...

Pictures in our heads

Wednesday, June 28th, 2006For America, the last decade of the twentieth century not only saw a proliferation of the use of new communication technologies but also witnessed the rise of multiculturalism as ethnic communities and new immigrants resisted the earlier normative goal of ...

Local Media Left Behind

Wednesday, June 28th, 2006The Nation has a post focusing on local and community media being over-run by media consolidation chasing ad dollars and the middle classEtan Michaeli believesMedia consolidation has exacerbated the information gap across race and class lines. For some, it ...

The young disengage with politics

Tuesday, June 27th, 2006A study co-produced by the study co-produced by the Hansard Society on e-democracy and OfCom investigates why young people are not engaging with the political processHowever it is important to be realistic about the obstacles facing young ...

Peer produced media in China

Monday, June 26th, 2006WangYou Media a leading user generated content, cross-media, web 2.0 technology enabled entertainment company in China, is incorporating new offline distribution channels for its offerings of entertainment-oriented user generated content (UGC). Most recently, the company has kick started a program ...

Maximising public value in the “now” media world

Friday, June 23rd, 2006Andy Duncan CEO of Channel 4 has given a lecture sponsored by the New Statesman entitled Maximising public value in the "now" media world.Its quite lengthy, but worthy of 15 minutes of your time. I have picked out a ...

Old media fumbling with new technology

Tuesday, June 20th, 2006Old media fumbling with new technology Reports the Sydney Morning Herald.No great shakes in terms of insights for Tomi and me, however - what is interesting is that the thinking is starting to be joined up. Its not just an ...

The social life of news

Monday, June 19th, 2006Jeff Jarvis writes in the Guardian today It takes guts to hand your crown jewels to the futureThe news story may never be the same. A week ago, Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger made quite a stir when he ...

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