Saturday, December 31, 2011

Technology's defining the hope agenda this year: Marian Salzman On What Were The Top Trends in 2011?

In this year end interview with Andrew Keen on TechCrunch, the queen of trendology, Marian Salzman, [ CEO of Euro RSCG Worldwide PR, North America, and Euro RSCG Life PR. ] highlights the leading trends in 2011. Her answers are both stimulating and controversial. From men being the new women to technology defining the new hope agenda to the emergence of a public mycasting system, Marian’s observations about 2011 are bound to provoke discussion. So is she right? Will 2011 really be remembered as the year that the tablet revolution became the “ultimate transportation device” that finally enabled us to live in the cloud? One thing is for certain, 2012 is going to be a world changer.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

The Year in Film | A trailer that's more awesome than any of the movies, yup.

This video finally answers the question: What would the entire year in film look like as one massive, epic trailer? Mashup artist “hatinhand” stitched together pretty much every major film released in 2011 into this epic video, “The 2011 Portfolio” which is as much a retrospective as it is a glimpse into how similar films have become.
Hatinhand has put together a massive collection of supercuts and portfolios including a Pixar tribute, director portfolios (Chris Nolan, Darren Aronofsky) and thematic collections (power, end of the world).
The 2011 Portfolio combines an improbably large selection of films (DriveZookeeperThe Adjustment Bureau,HugoThe Rise of the Planet of the ApesThe Adventures of TintinTyrannosaurThe Smurfs and more).
The video is both a high-octane trip and a heartfelt emotional journey, depending on when you tune into the video. The clips are pulled from all manner of films, so if you’re spoiler-adverse, watch with caution or wait until you see the film proper. Those that are unafraid, have a look and let us know what you think of the video. Can you spot and name every film it shows?