Emergent Futures Tumblelog

This is the Tumblelog of Paul Higgins and Sandy Teagle - Futurists from Melbourne and Brisbane in Australia. Go to Emergent Futures to see more or follow on Twitter at FuturistPaul . If you right click on the pictures, titles or links in these posts you will be able to go to the original story on the web. If you click on comments for each post you can either read what others have said or add your own comment via Disqus. If you click on the date of a post it will take you to a single post view where you can copy the web link if you want to send it to someone else. If you click on the tags it will take you to other stories from Emergent Futures with the same tag.

smarterplanet:

TED-Ed’s New Video Tool Allows Anyone To Create Video Lessons Online

TED-Ed’s new free platform allows anyone to “flip” any video on YouTube by adding custom content to play alongside it, making it possible to turn any piece of video content into a teachable moment.

Read more->

Posted at 5:30pm and tagged with: education, video, tech, technology, innovation,.

smarterplanet:

TED-Ed’s New Video Tool Allows Anyone To Create Video Lessons Online 
TED-Ed’s new free platform allows anyone to “flip” any video on YouTube by adding custom content to play alongside it, making it possible to turn any piece of video content into a teachable moment.

Read more->

thisistheverge:

A billion more movies will be streamed this year in US than watched on DVDs and Blu-rays, according to researchers

People have been predicting the death of physical media for years, and now, according to research from the IHS Screen Digest, we may have finally reached the point when streaming video services have become ubiquitous enough to take over American households. The researcher forecasts that 3.4 billion movies will be legally consumed over streaming services this year, more than double the 1.4 billion that were viewed last year over the internet.

Posted at 7:34pm and tagged with: tech, technology, trends, disruption, attention, video,.

thisistheverge:

A billion more movies will be streamed this year in US than watched on DVDs and Blu-rays, according to researchers
People have been predicting the death of physical media for years, and now, according to research from the IHS Screen Digest, we may have finally reached the point when streaming video services have become ubiquitous enough to take over American households. The researcher forecasts that 3.4 billion movies will be legally consumed over streaming services this year, more than double the 1.4 billion that were viewed last year over the internet.

Campfire Film Foundation

I met up with Richard and Tracy from the Campfire Film Foundation this morning because I am going to be doing the opening keynote for their film festival on May 12th.

They are a  social enterprise supplying short films to teachers and schools to get kids more engaged over issues of spiritual, philosophical and cultural nature. You can see more about them at http://campfire.org.au/about . The film makers get a cut of the revenue and teachers get to use the films to engage their students in meaningful discussions in a way that grabs their attention.

One film from their showcase they showed me is :  http://campfire.org.au/film/in-the-fall.

If you are interested in getting more engagement in your school or for your children they are well worth looking at. If you like what you see then talk to your school about using them. They are limiting their initial efforts to Victoria and then Australia but have wider ambitions. 

If you are on Tumblr you can follow their blog at http://campfireff.tumblr.com/

Paul Higgins

Posted at 2:53pm and tagged with: education, video, attention,.

Campfire Film Foundation

I met up with Richard and Tracy from the Campfire Film Foundation this morning because I am going to be doing the opening keynote for their film festival on May 12th.
They are a  social enterprise supplying short films to teachers and schools to get kids more engaged over issues of spiritual, philosophical and cultural nature. You can see more about them at http://campfire.org.au/about . The film makers get a cut of the revenue and teachers get to use the films to engage their students in meaningful discussions in a way that grabs their attention.
One film from their showcase they showed me is :  http://campfire.org.au/film/in-the-fall.
If you are interested in getting more engagement in your school or for your children they are well worth looking at. If you like what you see then talk to your school about using them. They are limiting their initial efforts to Victoria and then Australia but have wider ambitions. 

If you are on Tumblr you can follow their blog at http://campfireff.tumblr.com/

Paul Higgins

curiositycounts:

One Hour Per Second visualizes what happens in the world simultaneously with the pace of YouTube. Possibly inspired by Just a Second.

Posted at 5:54am and tagged with: video, trends, attention,.

curiositycounts:

One Hour Per Second visualizes what happens in the world simultaneously with the pace of YouTube. Possibly inspired by Just a Second.

thenextweb:

Vodio is a brand new, free iPad app that aims to make your video-watching experience a little bit more personal. (via Vodio is Flipboard for Videos)

Posted at 5:54am and tagged with: Tech, Technology, Attention, Video,.

thenextweb:

Vodio is a brand new, free iPad app that aims to make your video-watching experience a little bit more personal. (via Vodio is Flipboard for Videos)


Full Story: Comscore

Posted at 10:48am and tagged with: video, technology,.

Blip.tv released the findings of the largest research initiative to date focusing on original web video.

The study, performed by Dynamic Logic, offers insights into how, when and where blip.tv audiences are consuming online video, and has strong implications for the future of televisiona and online video. The study’s results shed light on viewer attitudes towards online advertising, the extent of cord cutting, and the prime hours for original series viewing.

Key findings include:

- Viewers are cord cutting. Online video consumption is rising as TV viewership is shrinking: compared to six months ago, viewers are watching nearly 9% less cable television, and increasing online content viewing by 26%. Online programming consumption on Mobile and video game platforms is up 19% and 18%, respectively.
Original online series are being watched during prime-time hours. Findings show that 8-11 pm is the most common time period for people to watch. 6-8pm is second most common.
- Advertising is more acceptable for original online series than for television streamed online. The research showed that for blip.tv’s audiences, 43% reacted positively to pre-roll advertising on original online series, whereas only 30% reacted positively to pre-roll advertising on television content streamed online.
- The average viewer of online series is 33 years old, and college educated. And the viewers are evenly divided between men and women.

GigaOm Infographic: Netflix By The Numbers

When it comes to making money with online video, there is Netflix, and then there’s everyone else. The company has managed to grow its streaming video service from an added feature to its main business, and it’s utilized its footprint on more than 450 devices to amass more subscribers than even Comcast, the nation’s biggest cable TV provider. Check out our infographic below done with GigaOm; for a look at the money, technology and catalog behind the Netflix empire.

Via : Gleonhard

Posted at 12:00pm and tagged with: internet, attention, video, disruption, business,.

GigaOm Infographic: Netflix By The Numbers


When it comes to making money with online video, there is Netflix, and then there’s everyone else. The company has managed to grow its streaming video service from an added feature to its main business, and it’s utilized its footprint on more than 450 devices to amass more subscribers than even Comcast, the nation’s biggest cable TV provider. Check out our infographic below done with GigaOm; for a look at the money, technology and catalog behind the Netflix empire.
Via : Gleonhard

Paul Higgins: Great to see someone with such serious credentials willing to poke fun to get a point across

robertreich:

Comedy video for my son, Sam.

(Source: College Humor)

Posted at 9:25am and tagged with: video, politics, economics,.

vimeo:

Today we are very proud to announce the release of a new service, Vimeo PRO.

Vimeo PRO is a simple and extremely affordable video solution for businesses. We’ve been hearing from companies for years about how they would love to use Vimeo for commercial purposes (something our current platform prohibits) so we’ve built a service and added some tools that we think small businesses and organizations will find very useful.

What do you get with PRO?

Portfolios allow PRO members to create unique, stand alone, fully customizable websites, without any Vimeo branding, to promote and showcase their videos and service. Need a website? With Portfolios you can create one in minutes without having to type a line of code. We’re launching with several themes toget you started, and there will be many more to come. We even have custom domain support and built-in video SEO!

Video Review Pages give PRO members a way to share unbranded and unlisted video pages with clients or for internal use. We are also allowing anonymous commenting as well as added password protection privacy.

Brandable video player options gives PRO accounts the ability to add their own logo to the player! All embedded videos will show your logo, no matter where they are embedded or shared.

Third-party video player support if you don’t like ours ;) We think our player is pretty awesome, but we know you might need something we don’t offer. Now you have even more options!

All the best features of Plus are included as well, including Advanced Stats, Unlimited HD uploading, HD embedding (up to 1080p), priority uploading, and great mobile, tablet and TV support.

Read more and get all the details on the new Vimeo PRO blog!

Posted at 12:00pm and tagged with: tech, technology, video, business tips,.