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NYFW: Cynthia Rowley's Spring/Summer 2016 Presentation

Tanya Caruso | Posted 09.29.2015 | Style
Tanya Caruso

Throughout the years Cynthia Rowley has been influenced by surf culture. This muse once again played an important role during her New York Fashion Week screening of her Spring/Summer 2016 collection.

Risk v. Reward: Finding the Right Balance for Digital Innovation

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 06.05.2015 | Technology
Jimmy Nguyen

Companies of all shapes and sizes - from startups to corporate giants, from new disruptors to old guard institutions, from local shops to global conglomerates - want to win new business by using digital innovations.

Nurturing Conscious Digital Natives

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.28.2015 | Education
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

What exactly is a "digital native" and more importantly, what should we non-"digital native" educators do to help students manage their online identities? That's a question Youth Radio--an Oakland-based, youth-driven media production company--set out to answer, by developing curriculum resources that prepare teachers to nurture conscious youth in the digital world.

Extra! Extra! Famous Travel Writers Spill Trade Secrets (And Dish Some Dirt)

Peter Mandel | Posted 10.27.2014 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Here are capsule reviews of three fast-selling paperbacks by famous travel and guidebook writers: good, quick reads that pull the curtain back on a few of the travel industry's dirty little secrets and outright lies.

Sharing Economy Leaders Will Be the New "Demons," as Airbnb and Uber Leapfrog Over Traditional Hotels and Taxis

Bill Shireman | Posted 10.15.2014 | Business
Bill Shireman

The sharing economy sector - where people with average holdings use their homes, cars, skills, and tools to make a living and pay their bills - passed a major milestone in 2014: it generated its first billionaires - the founders of room-sharing site Airbnb.

Brave New Marketing World: From Chaos to Order

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 09.24.2014 | Business
Tom Doctoroff

The digital revolution has intensified the clash between the top-down and bottom-up brand-building models: the former is fueled by clarity of message, which is articulated by the manufacturer; the latter is unpredictable, on the street, of and for the people.

Newsroom Mantra? "We Should Be in the Relationship Business"

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 08.16.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

We should be in the relationship business, said media guru Jeff Jarvis, suggesting our longstanding mantra that content is king needs revisiting. Cre...

Why Teachers Matter

George Lucas | Posted 07.06.2014 | Education
George Lucas

Digital technology can do so many amazing things for the learning process, but it can't be human.

Will Your Job Disappear?

Erik Brynjolfsson | Posted 02.04.2015 | World
Erik Brynjolfsson

The improved technologies of the Second Machine Age will create enormous bounty, but shared prosperity depends on more than technology. It also depends on our willingness to reinvent our skills, organizations and policies to keep pace with accelerating technical change.

Putting Computers in Their Place: Computer Chess and The Nerd Origins of Today's Technopoly

Jason Apuzzo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Jason Apuzzo

You probably haven't heard of Computer Chess. After all, it has no stars in it. What Computer Chess has going for it, though, is that it tells the unvarnished, gawky truth about the early days of this public menace we've come to know as the 'computer.'

Broadway Needs a Swift Kick in the App

James Sims | Posted 11.09.2013 | Arts
James Sims

It's time for arts-related mobile apps to get micro, right down to the seat you're sitting in, and extend the storytelling experience through second screens.

The Social Networks of Dreaming

Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D. | Posted 11.03.2013 | Technology
Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D.

Despite their occasionally strange and otherworldly content, people's dreams offer a surprisingly accurate source of information about their most important emotional concerns in waking life, including their relationships with other people.

Empowering the Disconnected

Rev. Larry Hollon | Posted 10.23.2013 | Technology
Rev. Larry Hollon

Zuckerberg's and Google's plans have the potential for more people to access more information upon which they can act in their own behalf to get better prices for their commodities, better health care and useful educational content. This information has been inaccessible to them until now.

Back to the Future: Remastering the Timeless Art of Brand Engagement

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 08.16.2013 | Business
Tom Doctoroff

A beautiful brand idea is invisible, but possesses the gravitation force to unify messages across an exploding array of media, geography and cultures. The brand idea is more than a theoretical abstraction. It remains the lynchpin of consumer loyalty.

Financial Fog: Today's Teens Are Unprepared to Make Future Financial Decisions

Tom Davidson | Posted 07.07.2013 | College
Tom Davidson

Students are ready and willing to learn. We, as parents and educators, and even policy makers and financial institutions, need to step up to help them succeed.

Digital Game Changers Hail the Web's Transformative Potential

Paul Zwillenberg | Posted 03.27.2013 | Business
Paul Zwillenberg

Technology has the potential to generate growth and reshape the nature of work, collaboration, and economic activity. But it takes people with the vision to challenge the status quo, envision the future, and go for it.

The Future of Film and Social Change

Layla Revis | Posted 10.24.2012 | Entertainment
Layla Revis

This evolving mediascape may continue to be under-the-radar and consistently in search of funds, but it could also very well mark the future of film -- at home or in the theater.

Too Much Hype in the Mobile Health App World?

Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA | Posted 09.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

It doesn't seem as if there is too much hype -- just little guidance. The push to move the mHealth app world forward may be in the power of consumers to clamor for health and wellness apps that are safe, reliable and trustworthy.

Dear LinkedIn (and Facebook and Google): It's My Life. Isn't It My Data?

Michael Hinshaw | Posted 08.14.2012 | Business
Michael Hinshaw

The era of Big Data is upon us. Unfortunately, it's marked by Big Screw Ups -- like LinkedIn's.

Instagram vs. Kodak: Smart Customers Sidestep Stupid Companies

Michael Hinshaw | Posted 06.24.2012 | Business
Michael Hinshaw

The bigger question is why a larger, established company like Kodak didn't invent Instagram, or an app like it. They have the resources, the talent and the opportunity. What is it that stalled -- possibly fatally -- this once-smart company?

Making the Earth Our BFF

Patricia Draznin | Posted 06.18.2012 | Comedy
Patricia Draznin

With Earth Day hurtling toward us faster than you can skin a free-range carrot, we consider our nation's progress in cleaning up the ecosystem that we've been trashing for decades. Here at the Oh Zone, we did what any skilled researcher would do to find the answer. We asked Siri.

The Reality Of Kids And Screen Time

| Posted 12.25.2011 | Parents

By Caroline Knorr (Click here to read original article.) Did you read to your kids today? Did you park them in front of the television? Did you han...

Time, Well-Being and the Political Moment

Paul Stoller | Posted 10.12.2011 | Technology
Paul Stoller

In America, the land of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, there seems to be a limited pool of well-being. We are wired-in, but existentially alone; we are electronically connected in social networks, but isolated from social groups.

Digitalman: Faster Than a Speeding Byte

Peter Block | Posted 05.30.2011 | Technology
Peter Block

No technical obstacle stands in Zuckerberg's way. He never needs a help line, never is referred to a system administrator, never is asked for an "SSID" or a password that he has not memorized.

Has the Business Card Finally Had Its Day?

Andy Miah | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Andy Miah

How should we regard the business card in a digital age? For a few years now, I have been photographing business cards. but today, I decided that they should go into the public domain.