Not only did the veronicamarsnews set crazy kickstarter records, they’re changing the game with digital distribution.

Did you attend one of the screenings this week?

What did you think of the movie!?

npr:

Hi everybody, my name is Monika Evstatieva and I am the director of All Things Considered. That simply means I get to conduct the live broadcast from the control room and also pick all the music you hear on the program during All Things Considered.
I select roughly 30 music pieces every day that we call collectively bumper music. Every day I try to match the mood of the stories, making the music a seamless part of the program. It is a tricky business, because I don’t want to make you overly sad, even when our reports are a bit gloomy. Most of the time, I try to make you smile, play a little joke or make you groove.
"The Director’s Cut" is a playlist of songs I am particularly fond of…and I want you to have a chance to hear them for more than 10 seconds at a time. So…Enjoy.
You can listen to “The Director’s Cut” via Spotify and Rdio. 

npr:

Hi everybody, my name is Monika Evstatieva and I am the director of All Things Considered. That simply means I get to conduct the live broadcast from the control room and also pick all the music you hear on the program during All Things Considered.

I select roughly 30 music pieces every day that we call collectively bumper music. Every day I try to match the mood of the stories, making the music a seamless part of the program. It is a tricky business, because I don’t want to make you overly sad, even when our reports are a bit gloomy. Most of the time, I try to make you smile, play a little joke or make you groove.

"The Director’s Cut" is a playlist of songs I am particularly fond of…and I want you to have a chance to hear them for more than 10 seconds at a time. So…Enjoy.

You can listen to “The Director’s Cut” via Spotify and Rdio

popculturebrain:

Watch: President Obama on ‘Between Two Ferns’ | FunnyorDie

Loving this. Since posting the video on the funnyordie website Healthcare.gov has seen a measurable spike:

The appearance, which received more than three million views within the first few hours after it went live Tuesday morning, is part of a campaign to convince more young Americans to sign up as participants in the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance exchanges before the March 31 deadline to purchase coverage.

Obama’s unconventional foray into satire to sell the program had its origins in a White House meeting last July with leading Hollywood supporters (first reported in THR) during which entertainment industry figures, including Funny or Die’s Mike Farah, urged the president to use pop cultural venues to sell his complex health care program.

Although some media outlets initially mocked Funny or Die’s involvement in promoting ObamaCare, the buzz generated from the Between Two Ferns video on Tuesday illustrates the power of the comedy site. 

unionmetrics:

Instagram Captures Higher Interaction Rates than Facebook: Nearly nine in 10 brands use the photo- and video-sharing service | eMarketer

"While Instagram’s community of 150 million monthly active users was a fraction of the size of Facebook’s, and even smaller than Twitter’s, the digital marketing organization found that interaction rates for posts made by the 249 prestige brands studied were some 15 times higher than those on Facebook.”

Emphasis added. 

Clearly Darcy should have put that on Instagram, if she wanted to get more interaction for Thor’s personal brand. 

unionmetrics:

Instagram Captures Higher Interaction Rates than Facebook: Nearly nine in 10 brands use the photo- and video-sharing service | eMarketer

"While Instagram’s community of 150 million monthly active users was a fraction of the size of Facebook’s, and even smaller than Twitter’s, the digital marketing organization found that interaction rates for posts made by the 249 prestige brands studied were some 15 times higher than those on Facebook.”

Emphasis added. 

Clearly Darcy should have put that on Instagram, if she wanted to get more interaction for Thor’s personal brand. 

DHCS XVII was a smashing success thanks to all of our esteemed speakers. 

We can’t wait for the next one this May in Marina del Ray, CA! 

 

Glitchspace

Indie first-person platformer which requires basic modular programming skills to help navigate through the levels - video embedded below:

Glitchspace is a first person programming game that’s centred around a visual programming mechanic.

Set in a cyberspace world, you are trying to find a place known as Glitchspace - a by-product of cyberspace and its various glitches. A world that would allow for infinite possibilities, and access across all systems in cyberspace through exploitation.

Through problem solving, it’s up to you how you approach the in-game challenges; find glitches in the cyberspace world, and exploit them in various different ways, allowing for a emergent play experience.

Glitchspace is available on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X, and was developed with the Oculus Rift in mind. (Although the Rift is not necessary to play).

The game is currently available in Alpha release - you can find out more from it’s developers here

It also has a Steam Greenlight page here

(via:prostheticknowledge

Are you ready for the finale? 

nevver:

True Detective

Digital is winning, even inside the studios.

Anne Thompson, author of The $11 Billion Year

The motion picture CEOs aren’t stupid… While they may be hanging on tight to the old ways so that they can grab as much short-term cash as possible via top-down models that manipulate consumers by telling them what to buy, they know the ground under their feet is unstable. In order to survive they will have to learn to listen to their customers, find out what they want and how to best serve them. The old strategies in the movie business are disintegrating, as the ownership model gives way to one that is all about access. Adapt or die.

How “Breaking Bad” and “House of Cards” killed the Oscars - Salon.com

(via ibmsocialbiz)

Apple is known for eschewing popular social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter.

So it’s extremely interesting to see the company launch a Tumblr page this weekend…

PERFECT TIMING! We are lucky enough to chat with Scott Rosenberg, VP of Business Development at Roku later today.

Make sure you head over to room 205 at 2:30pm to hear all about it! 

TOMORROW. 
We’re excited to see you there. Make sure you stop by and introduce yourself! 

TOMORROW. 

We’re excited to see you there. Make sure you stop by and introduce yourself! 

More Oscars wrap up! 
unionmetrics:

The Oscars on Tumblr: Leo, the dresses, history, and of course, gifs
In case you are one of the few and the brave who actually manages to completely unplug some weekends, we thought we’d let you know that the 86th Annual Academy Awards aired last night. (The above gif is from one of the top posts about the Oscars on Tumblr.) 
Absolutely the most popular Oscars-related post was an infographic cataloguing the dresses worn by every Best Actress winner in Oscar history— plus the designer, where available. 

In fact it was so popular, a second version of it made the top ten posts too. After all, Tumblr and fashion are fast friends.  
The remaining popular Oscar posts show what else is close to Tumblr’s heart: Leonardo DiCaprio’s continued quest to win an Oscar, the best picture nominees in both regular and Lego versions, Oscar BINGO, and history. 

The Oscars thank you for your hospitality, Tumblr, and they’ll be back again next year. 

More Oscars wrap up! 

unionmetrics:

The Oscars on Tumblr: Leo, the dresses, history, and of course, gifs

In case you are one of the few and the brave who actually manages to completely unplug some weekends, we thought we’d let you know that the 86th Annual Academy Awards aired last night. (The above gif is from one of the top posts about the Oscars on Tumblr.) 

Absolutely the most popular Oscars-related post was an infographic cataloguing the dresses worn by every Best Actress winner in Oscar history— plus the designer, where available. 

In fact it was so popular, a second version of it made the top ten posts too. After all, Tumblr and fashion are fast friends.  

The remaining popular Oscar posts show what else is close to Tumblr’s heart: Leonardo DiCaprio’s continued quest to win an Oscar, the best picture nominees in both regular and Lego versions, Oscar BINGO, and history

The Oscars thank you for your hospitality, Tumblr, and they’ll be back again next year. 

mashable:

More than half of Kickstarter’s $1 billion in pledges was donated in the past 12 months.

p.s. Look’s like Wednesday is the most generous day of the week.

One photo to rule them all. 
Click through to see how Ellen broke the internet during last night’s Oscars. 

One photo to rule them all. 

Click through to see how Ellen broke the internet during last night’s Oscars.