Tag: digital communications

Darren Kavinoky, founder of 1.800.NoCuffs, turned into a hologram movie by Nicole Hanratty

Spectre Projector Puts Hologram Movies in the Palm of Your Hand

A few weeks ago, I began working on a hologram movies case study for my Syracuse University Emerging Media Platforms class.  I asked the question, “Will hologram video be the next step in journalism?”  I set out as one journalist with limited tools, (a Spectre projector, an iPhone, a black screen, a green screen, professional lights,…
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December 18, 2016 0
careers in communication

Future Careers in Communication as Tech Emerges

How are careers in communication developing as technology emerges? I remember about 17 years ago when I began learning how to edit video and create photo montages. It was not an inexpensive venture to take on as an independent contractor, the software was expensive at the time as was the hardware and the backup drives.…
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December 11, 2016 0

Aerial footage and drone capture data transform storytelling

Today more than ever with the ease of obtaining aerial footage and drone capture data this media can transform storytelling. Near where I live in Agoura Hills and the Santa Monica Mountains, there is currently a controversial story making headlines and drawing heated town debates about a mountain lion dubbed P-45 that is on a…
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December 2, 2016 0
Spectre Hologram Technology on top of a smart phone viewing a hologram video

Will hologram video be the next step in journalism?

  Will hologram video be the next step in journalism? In the next few weeks, I will be challenging my communication skills by testing out the ease of creating hologram content for viewing on smartphones. Using technology from Spectre that brings hologram videos to your smartphone with an inexpensive acrylic device, I will test just…
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November 27, 2016 0

Sensor Journalism Empowers Public to Tell Important Stories

Sensor journalism is empowering the public in new ways to tell data-driven stories that are important to their community or brand. Data-driven journalism is not new, but the online availability at reasonable costs of sensors to measure everything from air pressure to speed and motion now puts data journalism in the palm of the public’s…
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November 18, 2016 0

3 Ways Technology and Journalism Transform Stories

by Nicole Hanratty   How are technology and journalism transforming story-telling today?   There is no time to rest on your laurels in the field of Communications today.  If you are not thinking about virtual reality, drones, the Internet of Things, 3D video, and other new ways to transform information into new formats then you risk…
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October 9, 2016 0
Nicole Hanratty content curator

The Future of Communications

March 25, 2016–Los Angeles, California–What is the future of communications? My great grandparents lived through the birth of the telephone and only a few generations later, I witnessed the birth of the cell phone, computer and internet. Technology is advancing at rapid pace speed. Common acceptance of robots, drones, self driven cars, holograph technology, Oculus…
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March 25, 2016 0
Restaurant in London, Dishoom uses a creative sign holder to catch the eye of customers walking by at the London Olympics.

5 Ways to Make Ads a Conversation

Advertising is like a fine choreographed dance. Both the consumer and the advertiser have equally important roles and if either partner takes a step in the wrong direction the goal of the project is squashed.   Consumers see the burden of proof on the advertiser, (the company or the brand), to court or entertain them.…
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March 18, 2016 0

Online Overload Equals Flummoxed Student

This week has been a whirlwind of online overload learning in digital communications and mass media. From exploring how digital journalists can write create and publish stories at lightening speed, hearing from Bernard Marr how Big Data will one day just be accepted as the norm, to discussing the proper usage of mass produced content…
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March 11, 2016 0

Big Data or Big Daddy: Same Premise Different Day

Remember that Adam Sandler movie “Big Daddy” (1999) about the guy who adopts a small boy to impress a girl then later realizes how much responsibility he has just undertaken? The girl is pretty, the kid is cute, the idea is fun, and the good hearted intentions of adopting an orphan are impressive. But Adam…
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March 4, 2016 0
Darren Kavinoky with popular Periscope personality Alexa Carlin

The Digital Haves and Have Nots

The Digital Age conundrum: “How Will We Connect The Next Billion People?” [https://www.techinasia.com/zuckerberg-musk-brin-who-will-we-connect-the-next-billion-people-to-internet] by Nadine Freischlad on TechInAsia.com references the UN’s estimate that more than half the world is currently offline. In Indonesia from where Freischlad writes the article, she reports, “To counter this, the government introduced a national broadband plan which aims for improved connectivity for all…
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February 19, 2016 0
"Digital Media Still Relies On Me" by Nicole Hanratty (author headshot)

Media Overload: Nowhere to Run, No Place to Hide

This week in my Digital Communications class I had to fess up to the amount of digital media I consumed on any one given day. Bless my digitized eyeballs, the basic finding was every waking moment. On a Saturday. A day off. Which as it turns out, was really a day on.   But I…
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February 12, 2016 0

3 Cool Apps That Will Rock Your World

  Whether it’s Yelp, BeMe, Peach, or my three favorites: FireChat, Evernote, and Postmates, cool apps can change your world. In the digital age of communication, social media apps are constantly revolutionizing the way we interact. Usually free to download, most new apps are not reinventing the wheel. But the good ones make the ride…
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February 5, 2016 0
Flavor Flav, Coolio, Wade Martin, Katy Cappella, Nicole Hanratty

5 Reasons There’s No Nirvana On The Internet

My digital communications class had a 90s theme this week and–no real surprise here–I showed up with my NIRVANA “With The Lights Out” four disc edition which I refuse to actually open up and play.   I keep the coveted collection hermetically sealed by the plastic wrap that it came in as if to preserve…
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January 29, 2016 0