We're back, with a brand new edition of Hacking TV. SXSW -- the tech, music, and movie festival in Austin Texas known for launching APP's like Twitter and Meerkat. This year pivots from code to digital content, with VR and AR the talk of the show.
I went to TED for the first time in 2005, and this year will be my twelfth consecutive TED. So, as my friend keep asking me the same five questions - I thought I'd take a moment to answer them for you.
VR could actually change human consciousness. Last year I was able to watch Chris Milk give this brilliant TED Talk in Vancouver. He showed the gathering a number of extraordinary early VR experiences including "The Wilderness Downtown," a music video for the band Arcade Fire.
Making a Murderer is a revelation to filmmakers and audiences. Because now, given the powerful success of the series, a new generation of long-form non-fiction projects will see the light of day. Bravo to Ted Sarandos and Lisa Nishimura. A new genre is born.
It's easy to think of web video as beginning and ending with YouTube, but if you expand your field of vision, you'll find that there are a remarkable group of startups inviting new services and technology for sites and small businesses around video.