The Future Of Cinema & Film.
Gerd Leonhard talk at the Imaging The Future Symposium 2010
11 posts from July 2010
July 24, 2010
The Future Of Cinema & Film.
July 20, 2010
Clay's presentation at GoogleTalks is well worth watching.
"The author of the breakout hit 'Here Comes Everybody' reveals how new technology is changing us from consumers to collaborators, unleashing a torrent of creative production that will transform our world. For decades, technology encouraged people to squander their time and intellect as passive consumers. Today, tech has finally caught up with human potential. In his latest book 'Cognitive Surplus' Clay Shirky forecasts the thrilling changes we will all enjoy as new digital technology puts our untapped resources of talent and goodwill to use at last. Since we Americans were suburbanized and educated by the postwar boom, we've had a surfeit of intellect, energy, and time-what Shirky calls a cognitive surplus. But this abundance had little impact on the common good because television consumed the lion's share of it-and we consume TV passively, in isolation from one another. Now, for the first time, people are embracing new media that allow us to pool our efforts at vanishingly low cost. The results of this aggregated effort range from mind expanding-reference tools like Wikipedia-to lifesaving-such as Ushahidi.com, which has allowed Kenyans to sidestep government censorship and report on acts of violence in real time..."
July 08, 2010
I had the great pleasure to be invited to speak at the Neuchatel International Film Festival (Switzerland), yesterday (July 7, 2010) during their Symposium on 'Imaging the Future'. I covered a lot of ground in my talk, ranging from how film / media consumers have changed, to mobility and the (r)evolution of new user interfaces, to the impact of social media, to crowd-funding to the art of getting and converting attention, to the link economy in the content industries, to next-generation business models in the creative sectors. Below is the slideshow, the self-recorded video (we'll have a better take from the NIFF hopefully soon) and the audio version of my talk. Enjoy... and share;). You can download a lot more videos via my GerdTube channel on Blip.tv (incl. video podcast feed for iTunes). You can download the high-resolution PDF via Slideshare or just use this quick-low-res version: PDF: Future of Film Gerd Leonhard NIFF low res
July 06, 2010
Here is today's presentation on The Future of Radio (note: these slides are in German language... mostly:)
Related stuff in English is here. Download 6MB PDF Zukunft von Radio Gerd Leonhard LokalRundfunkTage
Didier Marlier, a good friend and Founder of The Enablers Network in Switzerland, fellow professor at Fundacao Dom Cabral in Brazil and team member at TFA / The Futures Agency, has compiled a very important report on the work he has been doing with a top-level, CEO-education series at FDC, called COMn. The report skillfully and succinctly outlines the principles of what we have come to call "The Open Network Economy" and is a must-read for anyone that is interested in The Future of Business. So... download and spread the word: 600K PDF: Didier Marlier on the Open Network Economy FDC CEOs
In addition, here are 2 slideshows and a video I recently published on the same topic. Enjoy.
July 05, 2010
The Future of Business in the Open Economy (video of my presentation at the Fundacao Dom Cabral, Brazil)
This is a rather lengthy (but worth it, I hope:) 90 minute+ video of my June 23, 2010 presentation on "New Insights: The Future of Business - trends, future scenarios and key insights" at the Fundacao Dom Cabral (FDC) in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. The PDF with the slides can be downloaded via this link (30MB PDF); as usual all material is creative-commons-licensed (attribution required / non-commercial). Topics include: broadband culture and mobility, social media, the link economy, the culture of participation, open economy paradigms, cloud computing futures, the network vs the networked, selling 2.0, privacy and much more. You can download the FDC's STC program description here.
Here is the official event description: "The pace of change is constantly accelerating, everywhere and across most industries, whether it's in technology, communications, marketing, media, manufacturing, services or consumer goods. Disruption is becoming the norm rather than the exception. B2B relationships are deeply effected, as well, with new and often challenging standards of openness, transparency, collaboration and inter-connectivity quickly emerging. The future is likely to require hyper-collaboration rather than (just) competition, non-linear thinking, crowd-sourced innovation, and circular business model innovation"
Enjoy and spread the word!
July 02, 2010
Before I get on the train back to Switzerland, as promised, here is the PDF of today's presentation at USI 2010 (this is the low-resolution / fast download version - better edition coming soon): Download 5MB PDF of TeleMedia Futures and Open Technologies USI Paris LOW RES Gerd Leonhard
Image by gleonhard via Flickr
Jabob from Sounds Like Branding (more on what they do, here) recorded this quick iPhone video with me, in Paris, yesterday - it's a nice and I gues somewhat succinct summary of my thoughts on the Future of Branding and Communications - check it out! Bottom lines: good brands are those that are loved and followed. Return on Involvement becomes Return on Investment. In order to sell something you have to give something to get something.
Well - and that's all I have to say about that.
July 01, 2010
My presentations on Social Media & Mobile Futures (MedienForum NRW) - here is the combined PDF of both (English version)
Enjoy! Use Slideshare or just Download the LowRes version: Medienforum Gerd