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Will TikTok Get Its Green Card?

Controlled by a Chinese media conglomerate and the social media of choice for U.S. 16-24-year-olds, TikTok is being scrutinized and dissected by everyone.   More

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Could QR Codes Help Solve Social Injustice?

QR codes have been around for a while, but haven’t found their killer application. An unlikely group of activists are getting excited about a new use for them.   More

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What Hamilton Tells Us About Silicon Valley

The parallels to today’s Silicon Valley should not be lost. Hamilton’s crew were eking out a framework for democracy. Theirs was a very serious sort of start-up.   More

Arts & Culture Media & Marketing Resilience

Yes There is Still Good News, and It’s Amplified Online

A new type of high-tech busking is emerging, and a big canvas that is both isolated and worldwide is taking root. Raskin explains and puts your FOMO at ease with her calendar-based compendium of live, virtual events.   More

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Why E-Sports Will Be Bigger Than Live Sports

The number of people watching e-sports content globally is set to balloon to over 450 million this year. Here's why that matters.   More

Arts & Culture

Get Ready for the Decline of Live Sports

Our bandwidth for media is saturated. The sports media industry’s players must find new areas of growth.   More

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Can Disney Become Netflix? Or Will Netflix Become Disney?

While Disney has created a strong brand for content, will it be able to effectively compete against Netflix?   More

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Disney May Not Remain Content’s King. Here’s Why.

Disney must adapt to the evolution in content creation by moving from a centralized studio model to a highly fragmented one.   More

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Why Hollywood’s Star-centric Revenue Model Doesn’t Work

Much of Hollywood has no real business model. That fact is masked by a near-religious belief in the star system. Disney is a rare exception. But movies can make money in other ways, including by relying more on tech.   More

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Goodbye, Hollywood

Hollywood is now irrelevant. The assets of the old studios barely matter anymore. The media companies that succeed will be those that can capitalize on lower cost formats while maximizing reach.    More

Arts & Culture Innovation

Virtual Production Could Upend the Movie Industry

Over the last decade, the big story in Hollywood has been how streaming platforms have disrupted distribution. But in the next decade, the big story in Hollywood may well be how companies in gaming, visual effects (VFX), and tech industries, using virtual production (VP) tools powered by AI and cloud computing will disrupt content creation. […]   More

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Techonomy Does Burning Man 2018

In which our business manager makes his way to Burning Man and comes back, shall we say, enlightened.   More

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Techonomy@SXSW: Advocating for Quality Journalism

In a time when the integrity of the press is more important than ever, major organizations are taking steps to combat fake news and improve news literacy. This discussion from SXSW explores how brands and marketers can build more informed communities.   More

Artificial Intelligence Arts & Culture

Techonomy@SXSW: When AI Takes Over the Arts

Get a taste of SXSW with this discussion on the relationship between technology and the arts. It gets at the heart of what it means to be human -- and if that is, in fact, uniquely human. Will technology augment the creative process or replace it?   More

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R. Luke DuBois: An Artist Who Just Happens to Use Computation

R. Luke DuBois is a man of many talents: musician, visual artist, and data scientist. In a recent interview with Techonomy's David Kirkpatrick, he spoke about his inspirations and gave a behind-the-scenes look at his unique dual video portrait of Google cofounders Larry Page and Sergey Brin. (From the latest issue of Techonomy Magazine)   More

Arts & Culture

At Eyebeam, Tech Meets Poetry and Aesthetics

A hadron collider for art and technology, Eyebeam is a Brooklyn incubator that launches companies and art projects, benefitting both. Its aesthetic centers on the rapid-moving world of technology. This institution doesn't care if you call yourself an artist or an engineer, so long as you're making things that matter.   More

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Man, Machines and… Fashion?

If you are eager (as we always are) to do something Techonomic this weekend and are in New York, check out the amazing show Manus x Machina: Fashion in the Age of Technology at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It closes on Labor Day, so don’t delay.   More

Arts & Culture Society

The Bleak Emotional and Social Premise of Pokemon Go

The original Pokémon television show stressed friendship and loyalty. So why does Pokémon Go feel more like digital dogfighting? Pumping Pokémon full of "stardust," caging them in pokeballs and only bringing them out again for combat: Pokémon GO offers a far bleaker narrative than previous iterations of the franchise. What does it mean when our technology starts to cast aside the standards of decency and morality we hold dear?   More

Arts & Culture Global Tech

Building a Universe in a Video Game

A tiny video game studio in England has reinvented the cosmos. The game No Man's Sky, set to be released this summer, uses procedural generation to create an entire explorable universe. Complete with 18 quintillion planets and all the geography and biodiversity to go with them, No Man's Sky pushes the limits of what a video game can be and what virtual simulation can achieve.   More

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Reflections from Ross: Go Pokémon!

In under a week, Pokémon Go has taken over phones - and lives - everywhere. As the world scrambles to catch Doduos and Bulbasaurs, our program director gives the game a try on the streets of New York City. It may be buggy, and it's certainly distracting, but could Pokémon Go be ushering in a new era of mass consumption for augmented reality? And just why, exactly, has the nostalgia-driven remake of a Gameboy classic taken over the mobile world?   More