Category: Technology

It’s Going to Suck to be a Visual Artist in the Next Five Years

November 1, 2022

Artificial Intelligence and Art It’s just like we predicted. Robots are taking over. First, it was self-check-out at Wal-Mart and now they’re sending Banksy to an early retirement. You might think that’s hyperbole, but then you probably didn’t just lose a competition to an algorithm. Colorado State Fair’s Annual Art Competition Jason M. Allen won Read more

Our Industry is Awesome, but Challenges lie Ahead

August 2, 2022

Some notes and observations from last week’s Quirk’s NYC Conference Last week’s Quirk’s Conference serves as a reminder that we’re in a vibrant and ever-evolving industry that combines new techniques and technology with time-tested techniques, some of which have been around as long as our profession has been in existence. I was also reminded how Read more

Influencer Marketing: The Connection Between Brand and Customer

July 25, 2022

Social media marketing is a beast, but can it be tamed? 82% of the United States population is on social media today. That includes most businesses, small and big. There are an unlimited number of ways to market on social media, combining different strategies with different platforms. Influencer Marketing has been taking off the past Read more

The Trouble With Twitter: Does It Really Work?

July 13, 2021

Since its inception, Twitter has become synonymous with self-expression, initially in 140 characters or less.  In 2017 Twitter opted to let people express themselves with as many as 280 characters.  Hashtags run supreme, making it easy to identify a particular topic by using a hashtag that is fitting for the topic. Although Twitter can get Read more

Wanting Less: The Simplicity Trend

November 20, 2019

When we think of innovation we often think of more buttons, more features, and greater complexity. But things don’t have to be bigger and flashier to be innovative; innovation can mean making things simpler, too. In fact, we’re sitting at a cultural moment that leans toward the simple. In everything from clothing to housing to Read more

The Flat Internet: Social Media’s Questionable Content

October 16, 2019

The number of people using social media around the globe is projected to hit 3 billion by the end of 2019 — and the average amount of time spent on social media is nearly two hours a day and increasing. People use social media for different reasons, from staying in touch with family and friends, Read more

Science Fiction or Science Fact: Who’s Ready for a Brain Chip?

October 3, 2019

“We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” So said the late great Walt Disney. But would he have been willing to have a microchip implanted in his brain? Would you? As it turns out, several companies are currently developing technology Read more

The Promise and Peril of Deepfakes

September 18, 2019

Technology is a wonderful thing, but it can also sometimes be terrifying. It opens so many doors, but those doors don’t always lead to good places. Consider for example the types of technology that compromise your privacy. Not just your browser history, but your face, your voice, your very identity. This is the perilous promise Read more