Today I was on the Leo Laporte show, a nationally syndicated radio program about all things tech and geek ;) I've always loved listening to Leo and it was great fun to speak with him.
Here's the snippet from the radio:
A lot of people are taking advantage of this combination of new and old tech in a lot of creative ways. It's definitely a fun pairing of retro and future :) Whether you're a reader, watcher, writer, or filmmaker, the "democratization" of creative technology only makes the world a better place.
It occurs to me that I do seem to talk a lot about living in the future. It's not just because I like science fiction stories. It is because the future has turned out to be pretty cool, and I like being in the world that would have seemed like science fiction to somebody living 20 years ago. I used to work on the fringes of the tech industry, and for years the biggest buzzword was "convergence." The idea was that soon all kinds of different technologies would merge together to make something completely new and unexpected. One example the experts often liked to use was that your refrigerator would connect to the internet and would automatically buy milk when you ran out. Ha, my fridge is still embarrassingly dumb, but my phone is smart. And Kindles, Nooks, iPads, smartphones and YouTube are blurring the lines between readers and writers and audiences and film makers. I think the long awaited convergence has converged, and we are already to the point where anybody can really do anything if they put enough thought, time and hard work into it.
So, Mythikal People, have you tried this out? Or do you have any other "out of the box" techniques you've tried? It doesn't need to be photo or movie related - it could be how you write a different way or interact differently or even the way you encounter stories (however they may be presented) in a new way.
What do you think?