Press Clippings: Essays and Interviews on the Future

The initial listing of predictions about the future represents the newest items from the Horizon Project Navigator Library (explore more Reflections on the Future)

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2011: Second Wave of Children’s Mobile Apps Is Coming
http://www.wired.com/geekdad/2011/01/2011-the-second-wave-of-childrens-mobile-ap...
This article from Wired's GeekDad discusses five areas that are important to the next wave of education apps. These include: "1. The app can only exist on the mobile device." "2. The app maximizes the opportunities presented by the technical capacity of the mobile device." "3. It allows children to create." "4. It connects children to each other and to the outside world." - alan alan Feb 7, 2011 - KeeneH KeeneH Feb 7, 2011 - judy.oconnell judy.oconnell Feb 15, 2011 - roger.blamire roger.blamire Feb 16, 2011- leslie.conery leslie.conery Feb 16, 2011- mscofino mscofino Feb 18, 2011 - bwatwood bwatwood- keith.krueger keith.krueger Feb 22, 2011
(Added to Navigator Feb 3, 2011)

The Battle Against Info-Overload: Is Relevance or Popularity the Best Filter?
http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/the_battle_against_info-overload_is_relevan...
This in-depth article from ReadWriteWeb interviews several leading data filter experts to get their take on how information is sorted and ranked using terms like "relevance" and "popularity." The post offers some good insight into what issues affect rankings and filtering and talks about how different types of users rank and filter items in unique ways. The sidebar offers a quick look at the history of filtering and what it might look like in the future.
(Added to Navigator Feb 3, 2011)
- virginie.aimard virginie.aimard Feb 21, 2011

In Florida, Virtual Classrooms With No Teachers
http://nyti.ms/fwE439
This article is about an interesting approach one school has taken to teach a class. The classroom has no teacher, but instead computers with a tech support person. The students attend their class and do assignments all through the computer. Troubling or innovative? - KeeneH KeeneH Feb 7, 2011 - judy.oconnell judy.oconnell Feb 15, 2011- mscofino mscofino Feb 18, 2011
(Added to Navigator Feb 3, 2011)

The Line Between Book and Internet Will Disappear
http://radar.oreilly.com/2010/09/beyond-ebooks-publisher-as-api.html
This post at O'Reilly Radar makes the prediction that within the next five years books and the internet will be interwoven together. Both using the strength of the other to create a new hybrid form of information. The writer, technologist Hugh McGuire, argues that publishers need to think about an API for book publishing much in the same we there currently exists APIs for content such as maps, online stores and encyclopedias (namely Wikipedia). - KeeneH KeeneH Feb 7, 2011 - judy.oconnell judy.oconnell Feb 15, 2011- leslie.conery leslie.conery Feb 16, 2011- mscofino mscofino Feb 18, 2011 - bwatwood bwatwood
(Added to Navigator Dec 20, 2010)

Flipboard's Mike McCue: Web Format has 'Contaminated' Online Journalism
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/technology/2010/12/flipboards-mike-mccue-online-...
In this interview with the LA Times, Flipboard Chief Executive Mike Mike McCue, discusses what he thinks is wrong with web publishing and journalism and how he believes there is a better way to deliver and view content on our digital devices. He talks about the promise of HTML5 and the new ways to deliver seamless and readable content that is aggregated from many sources and in large volume allowing the reader to get immersed in the content and not be overwhelmed like can be done in traditional web browser interfaces. - rob.ackerman rob.ackerman Feb 15, 2011

(Added to Navigator Dec 20, 2010)

The Future of Publishing is Writable
http://radar.oreilly.com/2010/12/the-future-of-publishing-is-wr-1.html
O'Reilly Radar gives an overview of how new publishing paradigms and technologies are changing how we think about publishing in the digital realm. Three areas are emerging as having an impact. Smaller pieces are being written and are taking precedence over larger articles. 2) It is becoming much easier to publish, allowing more people to have access to expressing their ideas or sharing their thoughts 3) Information being published is increasingly personal in nature. - KeeneH KeeneH Feb 7, 2011 - rob.ackerman rob.ackerman Feb 15, 2011- leslie.conery leslie.conery Feb 16, 2011

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Nicholas Felton Video Interview - Information Aesthetics
http://infosthetics.com/archives/2010/12/nicholas_felton_video_interview.html
Felton is renown for his tracking of his everyday life, a project he has done on and off since 2005. He offers some insights into what he has learned from this and also gives some information related to his design work. Such a project is an example of how people can now track their every move and collect data associated with this. These experiments are not widespread but may become so in the future.
(Added to Navigator Dec 15, 2010)

The Digital Disruption
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/26/opinion/26iht-edschmidt.html
This article poses some interesting questions about what happens to governments who do not rapidly adopt new technologies but individuals and groups do. This can lead to unforeseen and unprecedented unanticipated consequences. As the deluge of new technology and devices become available the challenge for all will be how to adopt and best use these for productive ends within society.- leslie.conery leslie.conery Feb 16, 2011- mscofino mscofino Feb 18, 2011
(Added to Navigator Oct 27, 2010)

Digital Media and Learning: New Video Series
http://henryjenkins.org/2010/10/digital_media_and_learning_new.html
This post from Henry Jenkins discusses his participation in a new documentary project produced by the Pearson Foundation. The project will be called Digital Media, New Learners of the 21st Century. Jenkins is featured in the video, due to air on PBS in 2011. Some interviews that will appear in the documentary can be found at the New Learning Institute's site on Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/nli - judy.oconnell judy.oconnell Feb 15, 2011- mscofino mscofino Feb 18, 2011- keith.krueger keith.krueger Feb 22, 2011
(Added to Navigator Oct 25, 2010)

The University in Cyberspace
http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman/2010/09/23/radioberkman164/
What should be the mission of universities in cyberspace? What can universities contribute to the future of the internet? How can our educational institutions promote ideals of free exchange of information yet cope with the complex intellectual property challenges presented by the net?
(Added to Navigator Oct 4, 2010)

The Future of Storytelling: A Participatory Endeavor
http://www.nieman.harvard.edu/reportsitem.aspx?id=102427
At the Center for Future Storytelling, researchers are looking at ways users can have more control over the TV shows they watch and the stories they follow. Such research can help understand how people follow and ultimate craft stories for their own telling. - KeeneH KeeneH Feb 7, 2011- leslie.conery leslie.conery Feb 16, 2011 - bwatwood bwatwood
(Added to Navigator Sep 28, 2010)

A Discussion with William Gibson
http://www.dangerousminds.net/comments/a_discussion_with_william_gibson/
Dangerous Minds' Richard Metzger interviews futurist author William Gibson about his new book "Zero History." Gibson discusses how he uses Twitter as well as his thoughts on the future and the impact of technology. - KeeneH KeeneH Feb 7, 2011
(Added to Navigator Sep 20, 2010)

Games, New Media and Learning in Argentina: An Interview with Inés Dussel
http://henryjenkins.org/2010/08/games_new_media_and_learning_i.html
Henry Jenkins, USC's Provost's Professor Communication, Journalism and Cinematic Arts, interviews educator Inés Dussel about the impact of new media in Latin America.
(Added to Navigator Sep 17, 2010)

The Face of Facebook
http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2010/09/20/100920fa_fact_vargas
This in-depth New Yorker article explores the life and thinking of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.
(Added to Navigator Sep 17, 2010)

The Youngest Speaker at TED Advocates “Kid’s Eye View”
http://mashable.com/2010/02/15/youngest-ted-speaker/
Adora Svitak, the youngest speaker at the TED Talks, discussing "Kid's Rights" and technology with Mashable. Conducted at the TED conference. - alan alan Feb 7, 2011 - judy.oconnell judy.oconnell Feb 15, 2011- leslie.conery leslie.conery Feb 16, 2011 - bwatwood bwatwood
(Added to Navigator Sep 13, 2010)

TED: Future of Mobile With Henry Tirri, Head of Nokia Research
http://mashable.com/2010/02/12/future-mobile-henry-tirri-interview/
Mashable's interview with Henry Tirri, head of Nokia's Research Center, about the future of mobile technology and the impact it will have. Conducted at the annual TED conference.- leslie.conery leslie.conery Feb 16, 2011
(Added to Navigator Sep 13, 2010)

Best Use of Augmented Reality, Ever
http://www.realityprime.com/featured/best-use-of-augmented-reality-ever
This TED Talk features Blaise Aguera y Arcas describing his work with augmented reality and Microsoft's Bing Maps.
(Added to Navigator Sep 13, 2010)

Embracing the Digital Book
http://craigmod.com/journal/ebooks/
This essay describes the state of e-reader technology and gives a fresh perspective on electronic books. - judy.oconnell judy.oconnell Feb 15, 2011- leslie.conery leslie.conery Feb 16, 2011
(Added to Navigator Sep 13, 2010)

Education Week: Experts Talk About Mobile-Learning Challenges
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2010/03/18/26qanda.h29.html?tkn=QSZFGdCLx95BkK...
To provide exclusive insight into the role of mobile computing in education, Technology Counts 2010 Senior Writer Michelle R. Davis conducted audio interviews with leading experts.
(Added to Navigator Sep 13, 2010)

Confessions of an Aca/Fan: Archives: Learning in a Participatory Culture: A Conversation About New Media and Education (Part One)
http://henryjenkins.org/2010/02/_children_and_young_people.html
Henry Jenkins discusses the importance of digital literacy and new media in the lives of students and young people.
(Added to Navigator Sep 13, 2010)- keith.krueger keith.krueger Feb 22, 2011

Is New Media Incompatible with Schooling?: An Interview with Rich Halverson (Part One)
http://henryjenkins.org/2010/03/an_interview_with_rich_halvers.html
New Media scholar, Henry Jenkins interviews Rich Halverson about the role of new media in education and the schooling of young people.
(Added to Navigator Sep 13, 2010)

Books in the Age of the iPad
http://craigmod.com/journal/ipad_and_books/
This essay envisions the evolution of books in light of the changes being brought about by devices like the iPad. - judy.oconnell judy.oconnell Feb 15, 2011- leslie.conery leslie.conery Feb 16, 2011
(Added to Navigator Sep 13, 2010)

Be Online or Be Irrelevant
http://academhack.outsidethetext.com/home/2010/be-online-or-be-irrelevant/
David Parry's blog post about the importance of academics to be involved online. He is an Assistant Professor in the Emerging Media and Communications program at the University of Texas at Dallas. - KeeneH KeeneH Feb 7, 2011 - judy.oconnell judy.oconnell Feb 15, 2011- leslie.conery leslie.conery Feb 16, 2011- mscofino mscofino Feb 18, 2011 - bwatwood bwatwood
(Added to Navigator Sep 13, 2010)

World's total CPU Power: One Human Brain
http://arstechnica.com/science/news/2011/02/adding-up-the-worlds-storage-and-computation-capacities.ars
How much information can the world transmit, process, and store? Estimating this sort of thing can be a nightmare, but the task can provide valuable information on trends that are changing our computing and broadcast infrastructure. Lest we get too enamored with our technological prowess, however ... our total storage capacity is the same as an adult human's DNA. And there are several billion humans on the planet.- judy.oconnell judy.oconnell Feb 12, 2011
- virginie.aimard virginie.aimard Feb 21, 2011

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