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Downtime speed read
In the Netherlands “Vertragingsapp” (or the ‘Delay’ app) offers you short stories on your mobile device based on the time of your delay on public transportation. After you have entered the expected time delay, you can browse stories from well-known authors and read it within that time.
Why it matters
Whilst the app promotes authors, it also caters to consumers by tailoring media to their everyday needs. Is this a new trend whereby TV show lengths may be reduced to 15 minutes or where movies will need to include intermissions for today’s time-poor audiences? Are there other services or products that would be better suited to consumers if they took into account time restraints?
We Want Cinema is a website that allows you to organise your own movie event in an actual movie theatre near you. Choose a movie from the database of over 1000 films, pick a location, choose a date and start inviting your friends. People can also join your event through the website. As soon as all tickets have been sold the event will actually happen.
Pop-Up Magazine describes itself as “the world's first live magazine, created for a stage, a screen, and a live audience. Each issue exists only for one night.” The content is like the best issue of The New Yorker - an eclectic collection of pieces showcasing interesting writers, documentary filmmakers, photographers, and radio producers, together, on stage, sharing short moments of unseen, unheard work.