A Brief Visual History of On-Screen Text Messages in Movies and TV

‘In college, one of my professors made an casual observation that struck an eerie chord, and has stayed close to mind since. “In a way, we’ve all become cyborgs,” she said, matter-of-factly. “How often is your phone not within a couple inches of your hand?” Of course, our technological dependence isn’t news anymore. And with the onslaught of wearable tech and Google Glass finally being made available to purchase (for a cool $1,500), we’re becoming more cyborg-ish than ever…’


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PBS And Pemberley Digital’s ‘Frankenstein, MD’ Comes Alive

‘PBS Digital Studios, in partnership with Pemberley Digital, just released its first-ever series based on a story that’s nearly 200 years old. Frankenstein, MD, a modern, online video adaptation of Mary Shelley’s classic novel came alive on August 19, 2014.

Created by the same team who gave us The Lizzie Bennet Diaries and Emma Approved (which includes Hank Green of Vlogbrothers fame and Bernie Su), the transmedia web series introduces viewers to Victoria Frankenstein, a highly-driven woman dedicated to proving herself in the male-dominated fields of math and science. And much like in Frankenstein MD’s spiritual predecessors, fans will be able to follow Victoria’s experiments in the lab not just through video, but on her blog, Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, and Instagram….’

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‘Frankenstein, MD,’ Bringing Gothic Horror to the Internet

‘Frankenstein, MD is perhaps the most torn I have ever been over a review. On one hand, it features corny sitcom writing, over-the-top acting and the same physical comedy often seen in children’s programs. On the other, it’s a show deeply rooted in the famous Mary Shelley novel with details and modernized nuances that the literature nerd in me has way too much fun noticing. Hmm, to hate or not to hate? That is the question.

The show —the latest transmedia series from Pemberley Digital and PBS Digital Studios— is kind of like the love child of Bill Nye the Science Guy and The Lizzie Bennet Diaries. Like the Lizzie Bennett Dairies, which is an Emmy award-winning web series based on Jane Austen’s Pride and PrejudiceFrankenstein MD is based on Ms. Shelley’s Frankenstein. The show includes the novel’s famous characters and motif’s with a few major differences….’

Read more at http://observer.com/2014/08/frankenstein-md-bringing-gothic-horror-to-the-internet/#ixzz3BakbPnd1 
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Super Cool Tech. Hands-On With Bublcam’s Spherical Video Camera | TechCrunch

The Bublcam is a video camera that can capture a sphere of content with its four high-def sensors. We first covered it when its creators put up a Kickstarter campaign looking to raise $100,000 to bring the gadget to market. After raising more than three times that, the team behind it has spent nine months tweaking the camera to prepare it for launch this fall.

We had Bublcam CEO Sean Ramsay stop by the office to show off the current version of the device, which is available for preorder for $579. In our demo, we used the Bublcam to stream a live video, take a selfie, and record footage from around the office. Operating the camera with one button is easy once you know how long you need to press it for each function, and the color-changing LEDs let you know what the camera is doing at all times….

Source: techcrunch.com

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