I gave a talk with this title on Saturday. My old friend Kurt Kratchman had invited me down to Savannah to the International Digital Media and Arts Association's annual conference. IDMAA's members are amazing; they teach digital media at universities around the world and they're really the folks in the trenches training the next generation of creators. I had done it back in 2008 and what I loved was that it was such a real environment -the absolute opposite of the Techcrunch / Google Zeitgeist circuit. These people are Teachers.
And a funny thing happened. I've always wondered how I ended up doing what I do - I basically grew up as the kid of two profs (my dad is a computer scientist and mom an archaeologist). Lot's of past, present and future. But the amazing thing was that speaking to teachers cut made me realize that while I might think a lot about the future, our teachers and students are the ones who will really make it happen.
So here's what I'm going to do. On November 11th, the IPG Media Lab launches. I've spent the past year working to create a picture of what the Future of Media will look like. So, between now and 11/11/11 I'll be posting 1 piece a day. 23 pieces total.
Each will explore 1 slide from the presentation I gave IDMAA. I have no idea where it will go but I've been thinking so much about the Past, Present and Future and can't wait to explore.