Each year, a remarkable group of Internet entrepreneurs gather to share observations, wisdom, and bit of early warning radar on the state of the Internet. The attendees are carefully curated, and totally off the record.
When you walk the floor at Comic Con, one thing becomes immediately clear; fans certainly like engaging in far more than passive viewing. Comic Con may be the white-hot center of the fan world and consumers are engaged.
The New York Hall of Science in Queens was the home of Maker Faire - a massive festival of technologists, hobbyists, and makers of all shapes and sizes. It's all part of the "maker movement" of hackers and inventors.
Taking stock in the video and television world. On today's episode: The video rights deals keep coming, Verizon gets ready to put big money behind its go90 service, Amazon's twitch TV gets ready to take on YouTube.
Last week Apple released iOS9, and with it the tools to allow consumers to block ads. Apple presented it as a way to improve web page delivery and give consumers' choice. But industry insiders are clear about the fact that it's Apple firing a powerful volley at Google.
So, is this always-on-camera world a sign of the new narcissism, or a new connected world in which we're all sharing and connecting, the first step toward making diversity and social justice visible to all?
Anaheim California is the home of Disneyland. It's a place where parents of mostly small children wander the streets wearing Micky ears and looking for a bit of americana fun. But for 3 days - worlds collide.
You can't entirely blame ABC News for desperately trying to find a way to remain relevant. After all, they're hard-wired into a 6:30 p.m. time slot in a world where our connected devices deliver real-time updates.
This abundance of connectivity has created a conundrum. It's what author and psychologist Barry Schwartz calls the paradox of choice. Simply put -- when we have too many options, too much input -- we find ourselves overwhelmed with abundance.
It's hard to imagine that Apple's stunning profit report from last week is anything but good news, but i'm going to go out on a limb and say that what we've just witnessed is the beginning of the end of Apple.
The Internet extends that ability to a degree without precedent in human history. There is no telling how profound a change -- hopefully for the better -- this will brings to our species and the world we live in."
Yes, Kim Kardashian broke the web. But she did something good as well. She woke up a small but emerging community of information consumers who don't want her oiled posterior to be the web we leave for our children.
Over the past seven years, I've been allowed to observe and document the process of conceiving, curating, building, and now opening to the public the National 9/11 Memorial Museum. My images and recordings span seven remarkable years.