Category Archives: Futures

Creativity at Davos World Economic Forum – Seeking Value in the Digital Content Ecosystem – Report

The internet has had a significant impact on the media, entertainment and information industry. Constantly evolving technologies and the accelerating pace of innovation will require more fluid modes of content creation and distribution. Norms and Values in Digital Media explores how digital content has introduced opportunities for creating, sharing and distributing content, while revealing tensions in copyright systems. The report highlights recent innovations in digital content ecosystem, illustrates how such innovations impact copyright systems, and explores the legal, technical and societal changes needed to foster the ongoing innovation of online content.

The Business of Creativity: Seeking Value in the Digital Content Ecosystem

The physics of creativity |

For better or worse, says Csikszentmihalyi, our future is now closely tied to human creativity. The inference is obvious — the outcome of it all will be determined in large measure, wholly and substantially, by our own dreams, and our struggles to make them real. He argues that creativity isn’t a prerogative of supreme beings alone. The Homo sapiens, as Csikszentmihalyi argues, is riding the crest of evolution, thanks to human craft and creative hunger, aside from the emergence of great machines, and harnessing of energies, which have transformed the face of our living planet. It’s a revelation. This is not all. The psychologist also admits, cheek by jowl, that he’s not too sure whether this transformation will help the human race or cause its downfall.


More fodder for leveraging WCIW April 15 – 21

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Top 10 business ideas & opportunities for 2015

We’ve selected 10 new business ideas that will provide entrepreneurs with plenty of inspiration in 2015. Spotted from countries all around the world, these businesses offer a taste of what’s to come in the year ahead.


Looking for inspiration, new ideas, a diversion away from the same old, same old?  Feel refreshed, review the new business ideas presented here.

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Can An Algorithm Actually Be Creative? (NEW BOOK)

Forget Facebook manipulating our timelines as a mass social experiment, or Google mining our personal emails for advertising keywords. When it comes to algorithms, nothing gets the blood boiling more than the subject of creativity….


And soon, it may be reduced to a simple algorithm.  Are we ready for this?

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Strangely enough… revving up to WCIW 2015

Strangely enough, this is the past someone in the future is longing to go back to.  Ashleigh Brilliant.

All the more reason to explore your creativity, exercise your autonomy, and introduce fresh ideas, decisions and actions during (and before and after) World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15 – 21, 2015.

Given the opportunity… what might you do to create a future from which you can travel back to today to see the joy bearing seeds you’ve planted?

SXSW overview as conversation starter for new thinking during WCIW

As well as a music and film festival, SXSW is also an Interactive Festival focused on emerging technology. The interactive  focus  has earned SXSW  a reputation as a breeding ground for new ideas and creative technologies.

Below is a roundup of top 10 themes from the 21st annual festival , based on on-the-ground reporting, comments from JWT and Digitaria colleagues in attendance and secondary research.

It’s posted here to stimulate a conversation you might like to have during World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15 – 21 to talk about new ideas…and innovation.

Five surprising things that will happen in the next five years

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IBM Research’s 5 in 5 list—five things that will happen in the next five years—is here. Some are quite surprising and awesome. The bad news: no flying cars and/or realistic sex robots yet.

Marci Segal, MS‘s insight:

Take a look – they are predicting individualized learning and no grades.

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