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Friday, November 26, 2010

Seeing Narative

This approach which Schamus is teaching which he calls seeing narrative is a wonderful representIon of a way of working with Personal Mythology and Social Mythology as it relates to telling meaningful stories which touch the soul.
Take his class, if you can.
Dr Media


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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

In Cybertherapy, Avatars Assist With Healing - NYTimes.com

Hi folks,
Now this starts to get interesting. I've been involved with this aspect of VR for many years, including some of the 1st translocation experiments and social media work, done by Kit Galloway and Sherrie Rabinowitz, in the early 80's, (their work was featured last year at the SFMOMA, Art of Participation retrospective). There has always been interest in and experimentation with the use of VR for health and healing, as well as wargames.
Telehealth has been with us for many years. As to the use in therapy well, the current uses are with types of phobias and let us hope they are successful and help ease people symptoms. The larger issue, are what are the long term results , and implications. Afterall CBT has been using imaginative stimuli to help cure phobias for many years, quite effectively. Can these methods get this type of result, time will tell. Meanwhile the use of VR to explore a persons personal mythology and fixations, could be quite useful.

In Cybertherapy, Avatars Assist With Healing - NYTimes.com

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Digitally distracted or evolutionary adaptation

Hello again, just love these articles which conclude how evil a technology must be because it is having an impact on the next generation,especially with limited data. This type of thinking has plagued us since the invention of writing.
Movies, were evil, TV was a vast wasteland,now digital distraction will be the new illness, don't forget video games.
I think it's time to get real studies done about the impact of these new behaviors rather than speculate with well written anecdotes based in flimsy data.
Could be the young star of this piece grows up to be the next Spielberg or Scorsese, and his distraction is his passion.


Google,CIA invest in futureweb

Hi kids , meant to post this earlier, sooo has Facebook signed up, hmmm, I wonder.
So perhaps big brother does no evil at least apparently Google thinks so.


Wednesday, November 03, 2010

SF Bay Area New Media Film Festival

Hi Folks, Dr. Media here, wanted to call your attention the SF Bay Area New Media Film Festival, where better to have one of these than here where the disruptive technology that enables New Media, as well as some of the most innovative content is being created. Anyone who is a media maker, (film maker, gamer, producer, director, investor,), here's a chance to get an idea of whats shaking in this fast changing world of media. Thses days all media are New Media! Looks like a great line up, be there or be square!

SF Bay Area New Media Film Festival
November 5 & 6, 2010
VizCinema, 1746 Post St. SF, CA 94115 (Japantown)

Limited Seating. To buy Passes: http://bit.ly/sfnmff
Use code: special20 for a 20% discount!

A dynamic program of panel discussions, Q&A meet-n-greets, workshops, demos, and screenings (Web Series, Shot on RED, Animation, Documentary, Feature, SRC-Socially Responsible Content). Full Schedule: http://bit.ly/sfnmff

ATTEND if you’re: looking to connect with thought leaders and content creators from across film, TV, games, web, mobile, technology, venture capital investment and integrated marketing all with one focus...honoring stories worth telling!

Panelists and Judges from:

Producers Guild of America-, Northwest (PGA-NW), Pixar, Industrial Light & Magic, Writers Guild of America (WGA), Summit Entertainment, United Talent Agency, San Francisco Film Society, Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and more.

Limited Seating. To buy Passes: http://bit.ly/sfnmff
Location: VizCinema at 1746

St., SF, CA 94115 Dates:
Friday, Nov 5 & Saturday, Nov 6
9AM - 7PM & 7PM - Midnight

Monday, November 01, 2010

Americans Love Social Nets; Europeans Text Happy: Survey — Datamation.com

Hi all, the growth of mobile is well known, whats interesting from a social psychological . and marketing , standpoint, is how different cultures will utilize mobile. Even the US is different from Europe, imagine what might happen when the 3rd world gets on board. Just think millions of Chinese and Indians, with smart phones changing the face of the usage patterns by adapting the technology to their cultures. Wait and see what they create!

Americans Love Social Nets; Europeans Text Happy: Survey — Datamation.com

For companies and developers looking to strike it rich with the next killer wireless app or social networking twist, comScore's latest international mobile usage survey provides an interesting snapshot of the burgeoning mobile culture and the new business opportunities it promises.

According to the survey, Japanese smartphone users are the most connected and access the most applications on a daily basis. Europeans tend to send and receive the most text messages on their mobile devices and Americans are the most inclined to be on Facebook or sending out a tweet on Twitter.

Acknowledging these differences now in what's still the very early and nascent days of the mobile media explosion is crucial for enterprise companies developing new marketing and advertising campaigns for mobile users. It's also essential for determining what applications, devices and security tools they need to keep their workforce as efficient and secure as possible.

"Mobile media usage continues to accelerate across the globe, driven by advancing technologies and the growing number of content options available to consumers," Mark Donovan, comScore's senior vice president of mobile, said in the report. “As we look across markets, dramatic differences in mobile media consumption, brand adoption and user behavior become evident.