Media & Entertainment (173)
E-books go ‘ooh la la’!
According to the Wall Street Journal, since the emergence of e-books, erotic novels have rocketed up to the top of best-seller lists. In the Unites States, 40% of books considered risqué were released in digital format only.
Why it matters
E-books have allowed people to exercise more discretion in public areas without the book covers broadcasting what they are looking at to strangers. While social media has encouraged people to share what they do with others, there are some personal habits that we want to remain private. Are there other businesses that could benefit by helping consumers be more discreet and avoid public embarrassment?
German University Students created ‘Songfever’, a device that makes digital music libraries tangible. A webcam-projector apparatus casts the covers of music albums on LP-sized wooden boards on a shelf. On their reverse the playlists of the albums can be browsed by turning a knob that is attached to the shelf.
Next Media in Taiwan specializes in animating news events with CGI, to show people what might have happened when the event wasn’t caught on film. The videos are created in a matter of hours to depict current events and get millions of views online.