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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Well folks dr media here , been tweeting and face booking not blogging but moved to post this .

Nionebother than Vint Cerf from google alerting you to the fact that privacy is "an anomaly".
If the governebt told you this you'd be thinking in 1984 or Matrix terms , but it's only Google , well anyone vote for google to make privacy laws?
Google is informing you that if you use google and who doesn't , forget about your privacy UNLESS you take measures to do something about it , this is real
Reality whether you like it or not, unless we become motivated to insist on protecting our rights through legislation .
Quite serious this issue 

Google's chief internet evangelist says 'privacy may actually be an anomaly'

vint cerf (photo credit flickr, Charles Haynes)

Google's chief internet evangelist, Vint Cerf, suggests that privacy is a fairly new development that may not be sustainable. "Privacy may actually be an anomaly," Cerf said at an FTC event yesterday while taking questions. Elaborating, he explained that privacy wasn't even guaranteed a few decades ago: he used to live in a small town without home phones where the postmaster saw who everyone was getting mail from. "In a town of 3,000 people there is no privacy. Everybody knows what everybody is doing."

"It will be increasingly difficult for us to achieve privacy."

Rather than privacy being an inherent part of society that's been stripped away by new technology, Cerf says that technology actually created it in the first place. "It’s the industrial revolution and the growth of urban concentrations that led to a sense of anonymity," Cerf said. Cerf warned that he was simplifying his views — "I don't want you to go away thinking I am that shallow about it" — but overall, he believes "it will be increasingly difficult for us to achieve privacy."

Though Cerf's comments may echo concerns over NSA surveillance, he appears to be interested primarily in privacy as it relates to social networks like Facebook. "Our social behavior is also quite damaging with regard to privacy," Cerf says. He gives an example how a person could be exposed doing something that they wanted to keep secret by being tagged in the background of a stranger's photo — a photo they never expected to be caught in. "The technology that we use today has far outraced our social intuition, our headlights. ... [There's a] need to develop social conventions that are more respectful of people’s privacy."

"We are gonna live through situations where some people get embarrassed, some people end up going to jail, some other people have other problems as a consequence of some of these experiences," 

Saturday, November 16, 2013

The ways to turn your misery into a livelihood, a therapist offers tongue firmy in cheek useful hints on how to perfect your whining, good stuff., especially fir storytellers 


Friday, August 16, 2013

Google: don't expect privacy when sending to Gmail | Technology | The Guardian

Well isn't this surprising, you mean you get a free service and they can't farm your mail to help make their engines smarter, and of course they would never sell this data to the feds, or any government, or political pasty  for that matter would they, nah!
We are all working for Google for free. Facebook as well, wake up folks.

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Sunday, August 04, 2013

Slated .com and indie financing

As indie film financing shifts to new studio models, amazon, app, apple, YouTube , netflicks, etc, now we have crowdfunding and a new curated model , slated .com.
Not the 1st and certainly not to be the last .
Will this new model provide more financing opportunities for quality films, while the studios sit on their hands and indie film makers chase money where ever they can.
Why invest in film when software and web plays offer a better upside.
Good question .
Of course where will quality indie films come from if they can't be financed ?
Will there be more Fruitvale stations or Beasts of the southern wild, yes, but one a year?
Risky business as we all know, now more so, interesting as need fir product grows capital to finance it deminishes, nuts huh? 


Monday, July 15, 2013

Disruptions: Hollywood, or Silicon Valley: Where's the Money? - NYTimes.com

Hi all, been a while I keep posting on LinkedIn and Facebook as well as tweeting but I thoght I'd try this, although tumblr is next.
This article outlines what I've been preaching for years which is the need for transmedia projects as the future of media making.Indie movies of high quality and schlock movies will always have a place to go but the budgets will be lower because VOD which where everything will go , won't pay as much.
See Fruitvale Station as an example  of an indie film which got made and will do some business.
The money, the money is in silliwood which is not what is discussed here. This is not an either or but a both and situation. People want scripted entertainment, silicon valley creates platform, ni=ot stories, its stories that sell, that requires writers not MBA's.
Stay tuned for the new creativity revolution.Silliwood 1.0.

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Solving Equation of a Hit Film Script, With Data - NYTimes.com

Hi Gang, haven't been blogging , tweeting, etc., but felt I needed to comment on this piece.
Bruzzese is the 2nd coming of Joe Farrell and NRG. You see the reason he's popular is because he can fill a theater and create data sheets which sound scientific but really aren't.
His assessment of the film based on extrapolation from arbitrary questions which have no foundation in anything give a level of comfort to studio execs.
There are real ways to evaluate movies which is based on psycho-graphics and sampling technologies.
Mr Bruzzese has taken the advantage the of the shift in the industry. The studios are smart to consult with researchers,, they need better data.I can do that.

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Thursday, April 18, 2013

That gut feeling

This article offers an interesting view of the empirical foundations of the felt sense we have when we feel moved by a presentation or person or idea .
Gendlin researched this idea many years ago and it has been foundational in my work .
Now we have a scientific basis which offers further support for this model.The gut feeling is what lets you know you're emotionally engaged.


- Drsandyr

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Facebook loves you

The new Facebook mood reporter allows people to lie to themselves and others more directly now .
Not only can they be deceptive about their appearance , career, car, age, etc. Now they can lie about their mood , it's getting more like real life everyday


- Drsandyr

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Wisdom 2.0 - Living with awareness, wisdom, and compassion - Live Stream

Sherry Turkle unfolds a reflection on how communications technologies interfere with real communications  and in fact protect people from actual meeting in an authentic sense.

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Super search engine tracks terrorists — and you — via social networks - Technology on NBCNews.com

During the Bush years this was the Total Awareness Network, TAN, and was supposedly unfunded.
Guess it was privatized, but isn't Raytheon a defense contractor. RIOT what a good name?
These techies have a sense of humor.All it does is scoop up info and sort out the terrorists , kind of like fishing for Tuna and catching Dolphins, that works well too.
Sounds harmless Rapid Information Overlay Technology (RIOT),just a new technogame right!

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

CBS amazon deal

Amazon makes another move towards becoming a tv studio .
Netflicks, aol,YouTube , google, Apple TV, , more jobs for talent and writers at lower rates, of course.
Content King?, Scripted content, that is.


Monday, February 04, 2013

Film is a disease -Capra

Capra sums it up, could say this about all media

"Film is a disease. When it infects your bloodstream, it takes over as the number one hormone; it bosses the enzymes; directs the pineal gland; plays Iago to your psyche. As with heroin, the antidote to film is more film." - F. Capra

- Drsandyr