Take a look at The Guardian insiders list of who to watch out from SXSW 2016 that will turn industry heads!
Facebook has said publicly that it wants to make the experience of consuming content online more seamless. News articles on Facebook are currently linked to the publisher’s own website, and open in a web browser, typically taking about eight seconds to load. Facebook thinks that this is too much time, especially on a mobile device, and that when it comes to catching the roving eyeballs of readers, milliseconds matter.
They have been quietly holding talks with at least half a dozen media companies about hosting their content inside Facebook rather than making users tap a link to go to an external site. The initial partners are expected to be The New York Times, BuzzFeed and National Geographic.. AKA: More time to spend on facebook!
Neuroscientist Sheila Nirenberg has found a technique that promises to treat blindness! She has made the technology to transmit a visual code directly to the brain, bypassing damaged cells in the eye.
Drones are starting to be part of precision agriculture. They survey crops and help the farmers manage the water and chemicals they use! Chris Anderson, the former editor-in-chief of Wired magazine, just switched careers to drone manufacturing and is building drones in Mexico and the US.
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“I want programming to be as immediate and fluid as drawing.” — Casey Reas An interview with Casey Reas talking about her process, “Sometimes it starts with research or a specific text and other times with sketches and drawings. Sometimes I just start writing code and I see where that leads. I do my best thinking with my eyes. I figure things out through cycles of creating and looking.”
Artist Nicolas Maigret and software developer Brendan Howell have made it possible to watch online snippets of all movies and television shows being downloaded right now in real time. They describe it as “a cinematic collage generated by peer-to-peer network activity.“ The project The Pirate Cinema, was first shown as a physical installation at Montreal’s Sight + Sound Festival in 2013. Both Maigret and Howell are really hoping that the stream will stick around for a year or two at least.