Twenty years ago, mobile learning was unheard of. Ten years ago it was rare and often seen as a method of last resort. Now it seems like you can’t talk about education without hearing about it.
With wider adoption rates of mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets, people are embracing mobile learning more than ever before. Once frowned-upon, online college degrees are now available from some of the most prestigious schools, and many schools offer at least one degree with predominately online classes.
John Dietz is the co-founder of the Fox Studios based production company VisPop. As a visual effects supervisor on films like 28 Weeks Later, Where the Wild Things Are, Terminator: Salvation and most recently The Hunger Games, John is known for leading large teams with passion and commitment, and delivering results that blow audiences away.
For the past year he and his colleagues at VisPop have been drawing on this blockbuster experience to develop a slate of high concept, visual effects heavy independent films. John is determined to create original, quality content that will resonate with lovers of high spectacle films around the world. He is exploring amazing new ways of creating these types of films outside of the big studios and with the budget of indy film makers.
John is obsessed with great stories and believes that often the best stories are told by the most passionate people. This is why he is so interested in independent film-makers… He knows that it is often these people who have the best stories to tell.
At ‘Interesting’ John will explore the questions that need to be asked to get a high spectacle film off the ground.
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What is resistance? Surely more than anything, it is a form of feedback in its own right, more often than not, provided by people who more than likely know more about the day-to-day ops of the organisation or business than you do. Resistance, can actually be a fundamental element of bringing about change.
To dismiss resistance would be of course dismissing feedback, a vital element of any relationship. Once we embrace resistance, we can find a better solution which leads to effective change. Liz Wiseman talks about multipliers and diminishers. Multipliers being innovative and creative thinkers who solve problems and create teams who replicate that high level thinking. Diminishers do the opposite, whilst they are smart, they keep people at a distance and more often than not, are not aware of it, segmenting teams, pushing back. Multipliers are everywhere and they are critical to any organisation. I urge you to read Liz’s book and search for the multipliers in your business. Continue Reading →
Save the date! New York Law School’s Institute for Information Law & Policy and Berkeley Law’s Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic are pleased to present Innovate / Activate 2.0. The event will take place April 20-21, 2012 at Sutardja Dai Hall on the campus of beautiful UC Berkeley. The conference will run from 2-6 p.m. on Friday, April 20, and from 10-4 p.m. on Saturday, April 21.
About the event: Intellectual property regimes seek to benefit society through a variety of incentives, from improving access to encouraging innovation to preserving public knowledge. However, evidence has been building to suggest that there are substantial flaws in the design and implementation of various IP regimes, leading to failures in policy and harms to the public. As a result, active communities have formed to address these shortcomings and the important issues they raise, such as the tension between free speech and efforts to expand copyright’s scope and enforcement tools; the importance of fair use and follow-on creativity; the role of alternative licensing systems such as Creative Commons or the GNU Public License; the appropriateness of patent protection for software and business methods; and the conflict between overpatenting of pharmaceuticals and broad access to medicines and diagnostic technologies. But there’s much more that can be done. Continue Reading →
Be warned… this is a techy one.
15 years ago autofocus for SLR’s got good. Really good actually. I started to be able to focus faster, more accurately and more often than with a manual focus camera. A small part of me was sad that the older ‘analog’ technology was being superseded but the simple unavoidable fact was that autofocus worked. I could take photographs of birds flying toward me and the camera could find a sharp focus and keep up with the movement. Continue Reading →