October POV

People have been bootlegging music, movies and video games for years; it was once a somewhat difficult process, but with software such as Alcohol 120% and Daemon Tools, it’s easy enough a tween can utilize it. “Do-it-yourselfers”(D.I.Y.’ers) that create prop and costume replicas are already using a 3D modeling program to build efficient plans for their projects. Give them an at home 3D printer and they’re set. … Read More

AUGUST POV

Armed with an iPad® and a pair of vintage Nike® high-tops neatly tucked into slim-fit jeans, they stand in line and compare t-shirts. One of them will have a vintage Madonna tour shirt, the other a Saved by the Bell-themed … Read More

JULY POV

Earlier this month, America celebrated the Fourth of July. Or as it’s known in my neighborhood: “Fireworks-are-too-fun-to-be-illegal day.” … Read More

JUNE POV

E3 is sort of an electronic entertainment mecca. Brands spend their entire year (if not years) preparing to wow the public with glimpses of new games and previews of a new console system. … Read More

MAY POV

I recently watched a great vintage clip of Roger Fidler, director of the Knight-Ridder Information Design Lab, showing off a tablet device that he thought would change the media and publishing world forever. … Read More

November POV

Think of it like Public Access Cable for Generation Y. This “dirtnet” could be the first step toward a more organic Internet—a more analog version of the Darknet, the part of the web that is not searchable. It’s free from security of any kind and is the ultimate underground filesharing network. Instead of trying to fight the organizations and the law, we would just cut them out all together. … Read More

What Are You Willing to Share?

Share [(shâr)] n.
1. To divide and parcel out in shares; apportion.
2. To participate in, use, enjoy, or experience jointly or in turns.
3. To relate (a secret or experience, for example) to another or others.
4. To accord a share in (something) to another or others: shared her chocolate bar with a friend.
v. shared, shar·ing, shares, share a·ble, shar a·ble adj., shar er n.
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Complete Control

How far would you go for complete control? I’m not talking about simple decision-making or a choose your own adventure kind of lifestyle, I mean complete control. Total world filtering. Choosing the amount of noise on the street that you hear, filtering the light that hits your eyes, never smelling anything awful again, these are things that people want. Not world changing ideals or technology that stops an oil spill, but gadgets and tools that allow them to completely “perfect” the world around them or at least their experience of the world around them. … Read More

Emerging to Mainstreaming: The Ebb and Flow of Trends

Good surfers know how to ride a wave, but really good ones know how to read a Wave. He or she can gaze toward the horizon and choose the right swell because they recognize the signs that tell them it’s going to be a big one. … Read More

Living the Food Revolution

Eat this, but don’t eat that. Eat at this time of day, but not a minute before or after. Every day, new products, research, and the media bombard us about diets that are promising to make us live forever or kill us slowly and painfully. Not exactly appetizing! … Read More