Weekly Brightness 18/01/2016

Photo by Ernesto Perez - Faces of Maracaibo

Photo by Ernesto Perez - Faces of Maracaibo

Media, Journalism and Technology Predictions 2016

Nic Newman's annual look at predictions for media, journalism and technology on behalf of Reuters definitely well worth the read. It's a succinct yet comprehensive take on the key developments that will lead to a burst of innovation around media and journalism business models.

The 2 axes of attention

A piece by the always brilliant Faris Yakob on attention in our digital world.

How messy problems can inspire creativity 

"Challenges and problems can derail your creative process ... or they can make you more creative than ever. In the surprising story behind the best-selling solo piano album of all time, Tim Harford may just convince you of the advantages of having to work with a little mess."

Shop like a Jedi

Nice idea by Carrefour Romania that created an interactive billboard that let people shop like a Jedi would. A simple Microsoft Kinect stunt experience that meant a lot to the Star Wars fans.

The thin line between a con artist and good advertiser 

Can you spot a liar? I really enjoy Maria Konnikova's writing on psychology and the brain for The Atlantic. Here she talks about the tricks con artists use to to target vulnerable people and how advertisers and politicians use them all the time.