Digital Culture

New Digital Archive Puts Online 4,000 Historic Images of Rome: The Eternal City from the 16th to 20th Centuries

The poet Tibullus first described Rome as "The Eternal City" in the first century BC, and that evocative nickname has stuck over the thousands of …

Culture

Jackie Chan Goes Undercover on the Internet and Responds to People's Real Comments

To celebrate <i>The Foreigner</i> releasing in theaters, GQ helped Jackie Chan go undercover on the internet as “ActuallyJackieChan” and respond to people’s …

Jackie Chan

This One Fact About Finland Will Alter Your Perception of the Internet

Finland’s internet policy<p>Since 2010, Finland has been the only country in the world where internet access is considered a legal right, not a …

Culture

Why The Future Of GIFs Is Anything But Certain

Friends tell me I have GIF problem. I do not disagree. Whatsapp, Tindr, Slack, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, iMessage, Instagram…almost every platform now allows GIFs which was why I attended GIFFest with some very <i>high</i> expectations. The inaugural GIFfest was held in Singapore, Asia and featured over …

Entrepreneurship

Photographer Represents Two Greek Deities In Love From An African Perspective

You have below the work of the photographer Eddy Dagher, in collaboration with Make-Up Artist Raph Métamorphose, with the greek gods depicted by …

Photography

Watch: The Punjabi-Mexicans of California represent the unlikely union of two communities

Restrictive immigration laws and cultural similarities brought them together<p>In a twist of immigration law fate, men who’d emigrated from the Punjab …

Culture

How Blockchain Could Change the Way You Vote and Pay Taxes

In an age when we can communicate, work, study, move money and even watch movies or read a book from the comfort of our own beds, iPhone in hand, …

Bitcoin

How Cryptocurrencies Became the World's Most Expensive Joke

Back in 2013, Australian coder Jackson Palmer spent his spare time experimenting with the latest obsession for computer geeks — cryptocurrency — and …

Culture

Top tips: Culture’s critical role in digital workplace transformation

Javier Diez-Aguirre, Vice President, Corporate Marketing at Ricoh Europe discusses why organisations need to invest in culture in order to build the …

The Workplace

I Made A Surreal Selfportrait Photo Series While Roadtripping To The Usa

Zzyzx vividly resonates my approach of photography and the art of image making: playful and fantastic. I added ‘special effects’ to make my dreamed …

Photography

I Imagine A World With Giant Animals In My Digital Manipulations

Giant animals and tiny humans are the premises for my recent series of photo-manipulations and my Instagram account is a series of windows into my …

Culture

Black Hip-Hop Ballerinas Stole The Spotlight At The Moncler Spring 2018 Show

The Moncler Gamme Rouge Spring/ Summer 2018 collection debuted on the runway yesterday in Paris, but the main attraction were the Hiplet ballerinas …

Women of Color

Why America Needs to Treat All Workers Like Full-Time Employees

OZY’s educational wing, OZY EDU, is touring the nation’s colleges to bring important conversations into the classroom. First up: <i>The Future of Work</i>. …

Culture

Third Rail With OZY: Exclusive Digital Extra

It looks like you're using Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.<br>We are sorry but This Video does not work with Internet Explorer 8.<p>Personalized for you<p><i></i>Now …

Culture

Which Two Songs Are the First to Be Encoded Into the Fabric of Life?

Advances in synthetic DNA are offering a way to preserve music forever, like a fly in amber.<p>Permanence is a fallacy. Time crumbles, earthquakes …

Culture

Triple-Decker Weekly, 139

Entrepreneurs are finding profits turning human waste into fertiliser, fuel and even food. The new economy of excrement<p>Chang <i>et al.</i> investigated the …

Culture

Forgotten Notebooks Chronicled the Lives of Congolese Trees for 20 Years

The data could help biologists understand how climate change is affecting forests.<p>For close to 60 years, a set of notebooks sat unused in the …

Culture

Museums doing digital and museums doing good — can we forge a connection?

<b>This article outlines initial thinking around an emerging area of museum digital and social practice. Its intention is to create debate and raise</b> …

Innovation

How Social Media Went From a Distraction to Businesses' Biggest Opportunity

Back in the early aughts, when social media was a domain relegated to angsty teens, the adult workforce would have laughed at the idea of an employer …

Culture

11 Tech Startups Making a Positive Impact Around the World

These inspirational tech startups are building digital solutions to global issues, working hard to make a positive impact around the world.

Culture

The Best Digital Design at London Design Festival 2017

A data visualisation and sonification installation exploring the distinctions between human and machine interpretations of air pollution.<p><i>For more</i> …

Culture

How To Preserve An App For 100 Years

The V&A Museum acquires WeChat for its permanent collection–and has a clever preservation technique that ensures we’re saving today’s culture for tomorrow’s anthropologists.<p>WeChat–China’s largest social media platform–is officially part of design history. Friday, the V&A Museum, in London, …

WeChat

Visa pour l'image: Report from 'the frontline of global warming' wins digital award

Photojournalist Vlad Sokhin won on Thursday the award for the Best Digital News Story for his long-term project documenting climate change in Russia’s Far East at the Visa pour l’image photojournalism festival in the south of France.<p>Global warming has become a real threat for the inhabitants of the …

European News

The rise and rise of AI: where does it leave humans?

The boundaries between humans and machines are increasingly becoming blurry. Marketers are already contemplating how artificially intelligence (AI) …

Machine Learning

The Best 2017 Memes To Be For Halloween

Memes are the language of the internet. Anything, from a one-of-a-kind smirk to a single clapback, can be caught by a discerning eye and disseminated …

Halloween

How a large established company built a digital culture

How one large Malaysian business put customer focus, agile work methods, and design thinking at the core of its digital transformation.<p><b>Going digital</b> …

Design Thinking

SBS wins top honours at multicultural media awards

<b>Best TV story</b><p>SBS news reporter Omar Dabbagh was awarded the Best TV/Audio Visual report for his coverage of a Syrian-born pianist's battle to fulfill …

Multiculturalism

“Petscop,” the Creepy YouTube Series That Confounded Gamers on Reddit

There are the everyday fears of the Internet age—identity theft, online radicals, your mom following you on Instagram—and then there are more ineffable ones. Who knows what horrors lurk in the corners of the Internet that you don’t visit in your daily browsing? That question provides the …

Culture

“Hamlet on the Holodeck,” Twenty Years Later

When the media scholar Janet H. Murray was asked to write a new preface to “Hamlet on the Holodeck,” her influential book, from 1997, about digital narrative, she was tempted to make it three words long: “I was right!” Depending on how generous you want to be, you could say that she predicted the …

Culture

OZY Poll: How Americans Are Preparing for the Day Robots Threaten Their Jobs

Americans are arming themselves with new skills as they brace for a heretofore unseen technological disruption that could threaten their jobs, but …

Culture