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Can Tech Help Creatives Earn a Decent Living

The creative industry – art, music, the theatre – was hit hard by the pandemic. Can new tech help them finally get recognized for what they're worth?   More

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NFTs: Valuable New Art Form or Financial Ploy?

On April 2, Techonomy hosted a lively, informative discussion about the fast-rising world of nonfungible tokens (NFT). An edited version of the debate is here.   More

Arts & Culture Media & Marketing The Pandemic

Audio: 2021’s Comeback Kid

We’ve had a lot of time to listen this past year, and a lot of incentive to move away from our screens. The year 2021 will be good on the ears.   More

Arts & Culture Cryptocurrency

The Next Land Grab Is Digital (An NFT Tutorial)

Where do you go when the things you want in real life are already spoken for? The latest For Sale sign is for all things digital.   More

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Pandemic Fashion and Beauty: Does Reality Still Matter?

As we stare at our screens for a larger portion of each day, the lines between real and digital are getting fuzzier. Phase 2 of screen life will blur real and digital even more.   More

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These Times Demand a Complete Mind

Do we have a complete mind and the mindset to manage through these turbulent times and reimagine the future? The key may be in the STEAM education movement and the importance of the arts.   More

Arts & Culture The Pandemic

The Beauty Industry Bows to the Pandemic Beast

Tech is reshaping the beauty industry in its own image, turning it more reliant on screens, AI, AR, and personalization. Here are some changes, from the mundane to the sublime, we can expect to linger in the half-trillion-dollar business of cosmetics and personal care products.   More

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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

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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