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Nice seeing old friends in person – And to meet people I’ve only seen online, til now

June 11, 2017

➡️ Follow @HeavenBeatbox on Twitter! ⬅️ So one day in the future we’ll look back on these backward-image Snaps⬇️ and know it’s OG Snapchat?? LOL!  Fix it, already! C’mon, man!

⬇️ My Snapchat “video” from the event. No HBB beatboxing in it, sadly! My bad . . . I got there a little too late ⬇️

Snaps from tonight:
Taken via: the Huawei Google Nexus 6P smartphone.
Carrier: Verizon Wireless 4G LTE. Yes, you CAN use the Nexus 6P on Verizon Wireless. It’s perfectly fine🙄 You’re not doing anything wrong. Don’t let Verizon tell you you can’t use the Nexus 6P on their 4G LTE. #eyeroll🙄



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Some pics from the 2016 Dubsmash ‘Scope Awards


 

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RFK Human Rights Ripple of Hope Awards☆ Congrats Tim Cook, CEO of Apple

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Summary of the evening:

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Find out who was honored, and why! The Honorees of the Ripple of Hope Gala:

RFKhumanrights.org/news/

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Thank you for your past and continuing efforts to improve human rights
More on: @HuffPostLive, #RippleOfHope, @NYPost, Instagram

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A few pics from Summit.Live when it was called the Periscope Community Summit

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The pics above are from the first (New York City) Periscope Community Summit (Sept. 22-24, 2015) now known as Summit.Live
Oh hey ~ Click this link: ctt.ec/o61pH It’ll tweet this page. Be logged into Twitter first, though.

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Lightspeed’s independent retail flash survey results and some other fashion-related news

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Runway images courtesy of Amp3 PR, PR firm for Nolcha Fashion Week

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LightSpeedPOSIn a flash survey of independent retail decision makers, Lightspeed found:

Social Media Drives Trend Discovery

73% of respondents use social media to discover the latest trends in fashion, more than any other channel

Nearly a third of retailers attend fashion shows to see what’s going to be hot next season

Celebrity style is the least influential mode of discovery for retailers – less than 25% are looking to celebrity style to discover the latest fashions

Retailer Validation is Key

While social media plays a huge role in trend discovery, peer validation is king when it comes to purchase consideration for retailers. Retailers say that “where else the brand is carried” is the most important factor when considering a new line; a designer’s social media following came in at the bottom of the ranks.

Retailers Want to Get Touchy Feely

70% of retailers are scouring showrooms and trade shows to discover new designers
One retailer said “We’ve had the most success selling the clothes that we’ve been able to touch and try on. Make your presence known!”

There’s Hope for New Designers

Retailers are always on the hunt for fresh designers. Almost 30% of independent retailers said they dedicate 10-15% of their inventory for new designers; 50% are willing to allocate 5-10%

In other techy fashion news…

Drapers celebrated their app launch by also launching a Digital Access subscription offering, which comprises full site access, daily emails and the new app. (see image at the top of this post)

An edited selection of Drapers content gives fashion industry professionals the opportunity to catch up with the latest news that could affect their businesses, as well as read trade show reviews from around the world.

Available to download on Apple and Android devices via the iTunes App or Google Play stores, it’s exclusive to new or existing Drapersonline subscribers. Once subscribers have downloaded the app, they can simply tap the icon and log in using the same username and password that you use for Drapersonline.com. The app should work on the iPhone 5 and above, though optimized for devices running iOS7 or later. The Android version should work on devices running Android 4.0.3 and above. It won’t work on Kindle or Microsoft mobile devices.

How it can help:

• Be fully informed before that crucial meeting
• Get answers to questions while you commute to make the most of every minute
• Global tradeshow coverage as it happens

 

 

Posted: Feb. 18, 2015

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Life experiment: Can YOU take a break from tech 1 day out of the week EVERY WEEK, consistently?!

Tiffany Shlain Technology Shabbat
Shlain Future Starts Here series

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Tiffany Shlain lectures worldwide on filmmaking, the internet’s influence on society, and what the future may bring in our ever-changing world. Invitations have come from Harvard, NASA, Twitter, The Economist Big Ideas conferences, Fortune 500 companies, The Ideas Festival, MIT, and TED events including TEDWomen, among others.

A sought-after keynote speaker known for inspiring presentations, Tiffany received a standing ovation from 11,000 people after she delivered the keynote address for UC Berkeley’s commencement ceremony in May 2010. She has had four films premiere at Sundance, including her acclaimed feature documentary, Connected: An Autoblogography about Love, Death & Technology, which The New York Times hailed as “Incredibly engaging… Examining Everything From the Big Bang to Twitter.” The US State Department selected Connected one of the films to represent America at embassies around the world for their 2012 American Film Showcase. Connected had an 11-city theatrical run, its TV broadcast premiere on PBS KQED, and is available on iTunes, Amazon, Netflix and all digital platforms.

Other highlights:

  • Honored by Newsweek as one of the “Women Shaping the 21st Century”
  • Founder of The Webby Awards
  • Co-founder of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences
  • Singled out by The New York Times, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and the Sundance Institute for her work using documentaries and internet distribution to engage audiences
  • Her films have won over 48 awards and distinctions including a 2012 Disruptive Innovation Award from The Tribeca Film Festival, and are known for their irreverent and profound unraveling of complex subjects like identity, technology, and science.

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Q: Hi Tiffany. It’s awesome getting to interview you on your latest body of work you let us preview. Of the films in this series, which one do you feel might resonate the strongest with the widest range of people, regardless of demographic? Technology Shabbat is the one I feel would do that.

Tiffany Shlain connected future starts hereA: Yes, I think what resonates is owning the fact that we can make these decisions, and reclaiming that. A lot of people say “Well, I already unplug on vacation.” The thing is, vacations happen once or twice a year, and there is a difference between doing it every week versus once a year. The most recent technology Shabbat was just so great to hang out with my family, doing art projects and things. Plus I felt so relieved, it was fun. I’ve been doing technology Shabbats every week for the last 3 and a half years, so now I run toward it, and they get sweeter and better. I have schedules for them, almost – I know if there are really fun things I want to focus on, I plan for those on Saturday.

In my talks, I like to mention how Einstein talked about motion and how time is relative, and the speeding up of time. I meant to include that in the film too, to let people know it’s possible to take one day and make it feel like it’s 4 days long, and then to feel so relaxed afterward. When my father died… that was profound. When someone close to you dies, you just think about time, all the time, how precious that is, and you can die at any moment. I didn’t need any neuroscience to tell me it wasn’t good to be that wired,

and to be increasingly distracted. And I was listening to myself. I think when someone dies, you really go deep into what life’s about, what you want in life, and how you want to be. I wanted to – and needed to – stop the distractions, the onslaught of data coming at me, just one day a week, because I also love the connectedness, I really do, but I knew it wasn’t good all the time.

Q: If someone asks you to demystify the long lines and the camping gear in front of Apple Stores before a major launch, what do you tell them? I have to thank you because Episode 5 (Participatory Revolution) resonated with me. After I watched, now I think I know why I chose tech “mania” as a domain name. As you stated: We’re creative beings and we want to be part of the mix! It’s also wonderful to hear that the responses to A Declaration of Interdependence exceeded your expectations. I didn’t see that film, but tying it to the 4th of July was pretty brilliant.

A: Oh! You should see it. A Declaration of Interdependence is part of another film series we’re working on called Let it Ripple: Mobile Films for Global Change. Basically we do these collaborative films; we’ve made 3 and we’re just about to premiere our fourth one this December. They’re really fun. You can go to LetItRipple.org and see a lot. They’re a completely different way of making films that I’ve ever made. As for those overnight fans in front of stores, I don’t know – I think it’s cultural

I saw something on that slow-motion feature on the new iPhone the other day and I’m like, “I want it!” And then there’s also the excitement factor of new, novel, fresh… I think you can probably say that about anything new. We like new and shiny things, and yes, they’re also creative tools that allow us to try new things. So I think there’s a ‘cult factor’ (laughter) – I mean, I was into Apple products ever since I was a kid and I’ve always been excited when something new comes out. I don’t always get it right away like the ones who camp out, but I think they’re passionately obsessed – they want to have the newest thing the second it comes out.

Q: What were some of your standout memories of doing A Declaration of Interdependence?

A: I mean, just the response, to be sitting in our film studios everyday, it was like I was directing from there! People being at their own locations shooting, and the power in building too, there was something very raw about that that came through in the footage.

Q: Was it easy to decide the order of appearance for the films?

A: We thought Technology Shabbat really showed the way I feel about technology, which is this love-hate relationship. With that film as the opener, we felt it would best set the stage for this series, in that I love technology, but I also worry about what it’s doing to us, and we need to be more mindful. And then the other films go in unexpected directions.

Q: As we move closer to the midpoint of this decade, have you experienced or heard of anything your instinct tells you might become the truly next big thing?

A: Yes, my 10-year-old daughter is coding in a visual coding environment named Tynker. I think that’s going to open up a huge number of people coding. And it’s visual! That’s exciting to me.




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