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We have all learned how to work in new ways during the pandemic. By now, each individual has had time to consider what they miss about the old way of working, and what they have embraced about these socially distant times. The reactions are as varied as the types of people who share the workplace.
When we hear the word interactive, it’s easy to immediately think about technology, or the way we interface with it. But interactivity begins with humans, and is in fact an extension of the gestures, spontaneity and engagement we use to gather an understanding of the world around us.
Historically, buildings have been pretty set in stone. Architectural flexibility was the exception not the norm. Today, however, we live in a remarkable moment—a time when our spaces can shift with the flick of a hand across a keyboard. We can write an algorithm that turns a doorstep into a portal and build a canvas that paints (and even serenades) itself.
When we hear the word interactive, it’s easy to immediately think about technology or the way we interface with it. But interactivity begins with humans and is in fact an extension of the gestures, spontaneity, and engagement we use to gather an understanding of the world around us. In this episode of TIDE Generator, podcast host Kirsten Nelson talks with Toshi Hoo, Director of the Emerging Media Lab at the Institute for the Future and Sundar Raman, Director of Technology with the Museum of the Future about creating the ideal balance of technological novelty and more analog forms of interactivity. Can we create more meaningful engagement by not letting technology get in the way of the narrative?
A lot has been said about what’s missing now that we rarely meet in person. But what might be underplayed is the simple idea of creating a real moment of actual focus in a scenario that takes us out of our daily routine.
While networking remains relegated to mostly remote and virtual means these days, our on-screen personas matter even more. And as professional colleagues get a glimpse of each other’s personal lives in video meetings, it might be the perfect time to think about working on your branding.
While networking remains relegated to mostly remote and virtual means these days, our on-screen personas matter even more. And as professional colleagues get a glimpse of each other’s personal lives in video meetings, it might be the perfect time to think about working on your branding. As many seek new work opportunities, how can the thoughtful design of your online and social media representation help to create new connections and build your business? What are the ways that your personal style can become a brand that makes you memorable? Can the principles of experience design apply to ourselves? Now that we consume everything through a screen, it’s time we looked at experience design from a new angle — our online persona. TIDE Generator Host Kirsten Nelson talks with guests Rainy Fu, Art Director and Founder of Design Never Sleeps, Chris Neto, Market Development Manager with Starin, a Midwich Company and Hanane Abdalla, Audience Engagement Manager with AVIXA about branding design and the many ways to make ourselves memorable online — in a good way.
TIDE Generator Host Kirsten Nelson discusses how music and sound are reframing this moment in hospitality with guests Pablo Henderson, Vice President of Marketing for Equinox Hotels and Anida Gurlit, Creative Director of Music Design for Mood Media.
Without the usual commute or many plans for travel, we can get stuck in our own limited playlist of music and atmosphere. On some level, more than just a change of scenery, we’re craving new sounds. Accepting the new risks associated with heading out into the world and staying in a hotel, what do we want to hear? How are hotels embracing this opportunity to assert themselves once again as cultural intersections that provide comfort, escape, and a new perspective on the world around us? TIDE Generator Host Kirsten Nelson discusses how music and sound are reframing this moment in hospitality with guests Pablo Henderson, Vice President of Marketing for Equinox Hotels, and Anida Gurlit, Creative Director of Music Design for Mood Media.
Creating a sense of comfort is core to hospitality and much of that comfort comes with a sense that health and safety are top considerations throughout all hotel operations. In addition to the more clinical needs, guests can be put more at ease through careful cultivation of the atmospheric elements of a space, including music, lighting, decor, and aroma.
In the meetings and conferences sector of hospitality, virtual meetings are reaching a new phase of development, with platforms designed to help in the transition back to in-person events.
Many arts projects are on hold at the moment and important conversations are bringing a long-needed realignment on diversity and the changes necessary on every level to create a more inclusive and equitable society.
When music starts playing wherever a crowd is gathered, suddenly the experience becomes unified. People are moved together, as a group, and in individual ways as songs provoke different memories and emotions for each individual.
Subscribe to the new TIDE Generator Podcast on: Anchor - https://bit.ly/2yAWbwt Spotify - https://spoti.fi/2SIq3hs *** How can community organizations create new opportunities for careers in the AV and media arts worlds? And how can public art foster more connections through multimedia? Joining us for this episode of TIDE Generator to talk about a bringing a long-needed realignment on diversity and inclusion to media arts are Chris Hope, Executive Director and Co-Founder of The Loop Lab and Elisa Hamilton, Socially Engaged Multimedia Artist, who are currently collaborating for the launch of the Jukebox public art project with the Cambridge Foundry.
One of the reasons we will return to public spaces is the search for a fuller sense of engagement. Remote life has us confined to separate and disembodied existences, communicating with each other primarily through the limited rectangles of video screens, in public spaces even the currents of air in outdoor spaces might provide new narrative information.
As museums begin to reopen at limited capacity with safety protocols in place, most of the usual ways of connecting are eliminated, and we’re getting a chance to see what can move people on a sensory level, even with these limitations in place. TIDE Generator Host Kirsten Nelson talks with two renowned museum exhibit experience designers and technologists, Sasha Harris-Cronin, Principal, BBI Engineering and Maria Mortati, Principal Consultant, Maria Mortati Experience Design to find out more about the new ways we can use interactive technology in these spaces.
For years flexible learning spaces have undergone rapid evolutions to accommodate new styles of learning. AV technology is at the center of these changes both as the impetus to create more interactive classroom experiences and as a reflection of the tools and knowledge sources central to learning.
The events and experiential marketing industries have arrived at a new phase in this dramatic and painful pause on in-person gatherings. We are learning a lot, and as we settle in for the long-haul with remote life and a gradual return to in-person events, we have an opportunity to completely reimagine the way we connect.
We all miss seeing people right now, and in the AV, events and experiential marketing industries, that feeling is particularly acute when it comes to business. But event producers and technologists are using this challenging time to innovate. And with that powerful opportunity comes an important question —what was it we liked best about events? And how can we use the new technologies that we’re just beginning to change events to create more memorable connections when people do gather in person again? TIDE Generator Host Kirsten Nelson talks with Adekambi Laleye, Key Accounts with klik and Safeteams and David Title, Partner with Bravo Media, to talk about new and evolving uses of technology for virtual and in-person events.