Wired iPad App points to future of the magazine

Last week at TED, Wired and Adobe unveiled an iPad app that they've both been working on. Looks interesting doesn't it? But wait a minute - isn't Flash banned from the iPad for being a crashtastic battery hog? So how does the iPad App work? Apparently it's build using Air. Ah well that's all right then becuase Air's a much more stable, lightweight platform than Flash... O.K. despite the sarcasm, the Wired App looks interesting, and definitely suggests a more interesting future for multimedia storytelling. I just hope that it doesn't perform like almost every other horrible Air app I'v...

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Bruce Sterling on atemporality, culture and art

Sci-fi author and futurist manque Bruce Sterling, discusses art, literature, past and future at Transmediale. The first half is the most interesting, in particular the section on the impact of network culture on our grand narratives, and the parallels between digital and physical cultures.

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The problem with web campaigns

I spent a little time a couple of days ago catching up on the latest winners of the IAB creative showcase. The December winner was Monopoly City Streets from Tribal DBB. Which looks brilliant - it's some kind of multi-player version of the game played on Google Maps, and I would tell you more, but the only problem is that Monopoly City Streets has ended! In Understanding Media, McLuhan observes that when a new medium comes along people try to apply to it the rules that govern pre-existing media (I paraphrase). And while we've learned much about the nature of new digital media in the last ...

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