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Technology for the Digital Citizen

Highway Africa 2008

Rhodes University

8 September 2008


The Dawn of History (1980’s)

Highway Africa 2008

Rhodes University

8 September 2008


The Dawn of History (1980’s)

TV + Newspaper ?

PC* + Newspaper ?

(N. Negroponte, A. Smith, E. Dennis)

* includes Apple devices, with apologies to the Mac community


The Dawn of History (1980’s)

Issues:

Keyboard?

Screen size?

Interactive vs passive?


The Dawn of History (1980’s)

What did we overlook?


The Roaring ’90’s

PC + Radio

(CBC, VOA, Greece)

PC + TV (sort of)

Web TV


The Roaring ’90’s

What is missing?

(Hint: 1920’s)


The Roaring ’90’s

“Do you have a card?”

(A. Patrick)


The 2000’s

PC + TV* + CD-Tape players

Broadcast -> Downloads

Radio -> ITunes

TV -> YouTube

* now includes video and audio devices


The 2000’s

PC + TV + Game console

(Remember Atari?)


The 2000’s

PC + TV + Games

+ Social Networks

(J. Cole, http://digitalcenter.org)


The 2000’s

What did we overlook?

(Hint: 1983)


The 2000’s

PC + TV + Telephone


1980’s -> 2000’s

Issues:

Keyboard?

Screen size?

Interactive vs passive?


1980’s -> 2000’s

One Cell Phone Per Child?

(no, not disrespecting Nick Negroponte)


The Future of Digital Tools

PC + TV + Telephone

+ Reality

Geo-aware devices and media


The Future of Digital Tools

PC + TV + Telephone

+ Reality + Virtual worlds

+ Virtual humans

(Virtual Washington DC, Virtual Singapore)


The Future of Digital Tools

Ultra high-speed connectivity -> Telepresence

(Cisco, HP, Telstra)


Converged Business Model (old)

Los Angeles Times and KTLA-TV

Different parts of Los Angeles

Little or no synergy

(Tribune Company)


Converged Business Model (now)

Sun-Sentinel and WSFL-TV

TV station moved into newspaper building

TV GM is also newspaper publisher

(Tribune Company)


Converged Business Model (new)

Movie + TV

+ Game + Web site

+ Ring tones + Virtual world

(Disney)


Research Model (old)

Aim for Excellence

in each discipline

(Nobel Prize)


Converged Research Model (now)

Engineering + Social Science

(US National Science Foundation, Nokia)


Converged Research Model (new)

Engineering + Social Science

+ Creative

(USC ICT)


Converged Research Model (new)

Engineering + Social Science

+ Creative

(USC ICT = US Army + Hollywood)


Converged Research Model (next)

Cinema + Design + Engineering + Fine Arts + Music + Social Science

(USC IMSC = + Engineering + Architecture

+ Comm Studies + Education

+ Fine Arts + Music)


Integrated Media Systems Center

  • A partnership among:

  • National Science Foundation

  • University of Southern California

    • USC Viterbi School of Engineering

    • USC Annenberg Center for Communication

    • Industry Partners:

    • Computer Hardware and Software

    • Entertainment Broadcasting

    • Petroleum Industry

    • Telecommunications

    • Publishing

    • Aircraft and Aerospace

  • Other Government Agencies:

    • DARPA, NASA, JPL, ONR, U.S. Army, NGA (NIMA), DHS

NSF

Downtown LA

IMSCHeadquarters


School of Engineering

EE, CS, BME, ISE, ISI

School of Education

Cinema-Television

Annenberg School

for Communication

School of Fine Arts

School of Music

IMSC Partnerships

University of Southern California


Technology for the Digital Citizen

What does this mean for Digital Citizens?


Technology for the Digital Citizen

What’s in your hand?


Technology for the Digital Citizen

What’s in your hand?

USC/Huffington Post at 2008 US conventions

www.huffingtonpost.com/p/democratic-convention-cit.html


Technology for the Digital Citizen

What’s in your hand?

Video for everyone from everyone

Revival of oral tradition


Technology for the Digital Citizen

What’s in your hand?

Video for everyone from everyone

Revival of oral tradition

Infrastructure issues


Technology for the Digital Citizen

What’s in your hand?

Next: Rendered reality, live and recorded

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/12482125/


Technology for the Digital Citizen

Adam Clayton Powell III

Vice Provost for Globalization

University of Southern California

acpowell@usc.edu


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