Issue #117 – The Future of Entertainment
Lately it feels like we live in a tragic comic book with supervillians battling for control and humanity on the precipice of disaster. But, there’s a promising bright light amidst the darkness: the world’s response to Black Panther, which opened last weekend to box-office shattering records, bringing together audiences of all stripes and types. With a predominantly black cast, director, and kickass female leads it gives us hope that studios will continue to invest in on-screen diversity. It’s going to be exciting to watch the trajectory of director Ryan Coogler’s career who’s already had an impressive debut with his first film, Fruitvale Station.
The What List
February 21, 2018
by Gina Pell + Amy Parker
100% Editorial picks. No pay for play. Ever.
The Note. Here’s an excerpt from director Ryan Coogler’s touching letter to his fans: “to see people of all backgrounds wearing clothing that celebrates their heritage … and sometimes dancing in the lobbies of theaters — often moved me and my wife to tears.”
The App. Speaking of blockbusters, the live-action HQ Trivia App created by the makers of Vine is taking the world by storm. Games go live twice a day and over a million adults and kids tune-in real time, glued to their screens in hopes of winning prize money.
The Block. Still unclear on what people mean when they talk about Blockchain technology? Here are 5 clever explanations from political scientist and blockchain researcher, Bettina Warburg. Watch as she explains it to a child, a teen, a college student, and expert. Blockchain is the future of entertainment and everything else so best to get clear now.
The Trend. Now more than ever we need human contact. And while the world becomes more automated and obsessed with the blockchain and AI, we predict you’ll start seeing a lot more community or startups devoted to IRL in the next decade like this one called The Neighborhood Project.
The Book. Need a jolt of inspiration to find your purpose or to add clarity to your path? Read Make Your Mark: The Creative’s Guide To Building A Business With Impact by Jocelyn K. Glei.