Things Lurking on the Fringes – Discussing AI, Post-Digital Comics, and the Media Industry with Ilan Manouach

Things Lurking on the Fringes – Discussing AI, Post-Digital Comics, and the Media Industry with Ilan Manouach

A neat side effect of this little blog is that it continues to serve as a starter of conversations with interesting people  – like Ilan Manouach, who originally got in touch to discuss synthetic media. After a fruitful first exchange, we decided a proper interview would be in order. In case you haven’t heard of Ilan yet: He’s a very prolific Greek-Belgian digital artist, musician, writer, researcher, and scholar with a strong interest in AI, avant-garde publishing, post-modern disruption, and – possibly first and foremost – comics in all shapes and sizes. Ilan’s current jobs include that of a visiting scholar at Harvard’s metaLAB and a consultant for Onassis Publications. In short, he‘s a great colloquist when you‘re into innovation and next level ideas.

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XR and The Metaverse: Potential, Impact, Hype, and Hubris

XR and The Metaverse: Potential, Impact, Hype, and Hubris

Terms like “XR” and “metaverse” are all the rage (again) and have made almost every tech trends list this year. Media producers expect a steady increase in immersive content consumption, business gurus even see a whole new computing platform on the horizon. Time for a quick recap of the medium, its relevance, and its potential – especially with regard to news media organizations.

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Russo-Ukrainian War: Free DW Resources to Help You Stay Clear of Disinformation and Circumvent Censorship

Russo-Ukrainian War: Free DW Resources to Help You Stay Clear of Disinformation and Circumvent Censorship

They say the first casualty of war is the truth – and that is still a very accurate statement. If you head over to the big social media channels to find out more about the Russian invasion of Ukraine, you will find that they are rife with false information, propaganda, and lies. At the same time, legitimate information is suppressed, first and foremost in Russia. Obviously, there is relatively little DW Innovation (and DW) can do to stop disinformation or censorship (let alone this terrible war right here in Europe). Nevertheless, we can offer this small list of free DW resources that may at least help you stay clear of questionable content and/or help others access much needed information – for what it’s worth.

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