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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

Virtual Reality Offers New Medium for Public Outreach

How can virtual reality offer a new medium for public outreach? Yesterday as I drove to work on my usual course that crisscrosses through an upper-class neighborhood, (thank you Waze) saving me time avoiding commercial streets. There was a man lying on the sidewalk in front of a beautiful home whom I had never seen…
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November 10, 2016 0

Scanning Takes On a New Dimension

The Autodesk 123D App is palm of your hand free scanning technology which will change the way you store memories, archive valuables, and tell stories. With the quick download and opening of a free app on your smart device, you can be ready to create your first capture project in minutes. This week I went…
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November 4, 2016 0

Technology is the Future of Communications Careers

Have you ever thought about the future of communications careers? Do you worry that Automated Intelligence (AI) will have your job one day? It might, but that shouldn’t frighten you. It should inspire you. I recently told Forbes in an interview, “There is a real opportunity for communications professionals to pave their own road with…
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October 27, 2016 0

Tell Your Story in Gaming Engine

  Have you ever thought about telling your story with a gaming engine or in virtual reality? Above is a screenshot from a virtual music festival I created in Unity to showcase how a brand or journalist can utilize the power of virtual recreation to represent their product. While this virtual reality demonstration is simplistic,…
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October 20, 2016 0
email usage

Email Usage Continues to Dominate Digital Communication

An aspect of digital media that has changed drastically as a result of emerging technology is email usage.  For those of us who think email didn’t start until AOL made it popular, the truth is that the first email message was sent in October of 1971.  It was sent by Ray Tomlinson who inserted the “@”…
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October 18, 2016 0
"Digital Media Still Relies On Me" by Nicole Hanratty (author headshot)

Digital Media Still Relies On Me

While digital media allows me to access TV shows, music, movies and more, making it almost effortless to enjoy art and culture, the technology itself is limited. It can describe and summarize the programming, store it, recall it, play it, label it, categorize or genre cast it, and even make suggestions to me based on…
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January 21, 2016 0