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June 8, 2018

Dan Harris on “Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics: A How-To Guide” at SXSW 2018 [Video]

In Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics: A How-To Guide at SXSW 2018, ABC News anchor Dan Harris gives a thoughtful presentation on the various benefits of a personal meditation practice. Utilizing video clips from his career and travels promoting meditation, Harris shares conversations with many ‘fidgety skeptics’ about their reservations with meditation and addresses their concerns to the SXSW audience.

“Gratitude, patience, happiness, compassion…these are not factory settings that you can’t tinker with, these are skills that you can work on.”

During the Featured Session, Harris focuses on the misconceptions surrounding meditation that discourage people from trying to start a personal practice. These include time commitment, effect on personality, the amount of experience it requires to reap benefits, and more. Harris also addresses the many misconceptions about supposed benefits of meditation that make the practice seem unrealistic – namely that it can fix all of your mental troubles and that you will be able to clear your mind of all thought. By grounding the practice in a more realistic conversation, Harris is able to appeal to skeptical people that may have been alienated by conversations about mediation in the past.

“The goal of meditation is not to clear your mind, that’s impossible unless you are enlightened or you have died. The goal of meditation is to focus your mind for a few nanoseconds at a time…and when you get distracted, which you will over and over and over again, you just start again.”

Watch the video above for the full 2018 SXSW Featured Session, Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics: A How-To Guide, where ABC News anchor Dan Harris discusses the benefits of meditation and how even the busiest, and most skeptical, person can find the time and space in their life for these practices. Learn from a diverse group of visionaries at SXSW — browse more 2018 Keynotes, Featured Sessions, Red Carpets, and Q&As on our YouTube Channel.

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and SXSW News for the latest SXSW coverage, recaps, announcements, and stay tuned for information on SXSW 2018.

Dan Harris – Photo by Amy E. Price

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June 8, 2018

Veteran DP Nancy Schreiber on How to Get the Most Out of Canon's New C700FF


Nancy Schreiber, ASC, chats with No Film School about her experience with the C700FF (in both spherical and anamorphic) on ‘A Dishful of Dollars.’


In a career that has spanned features, television, music videos, and commercials, Nancy Schreiber, ASC has a tremendous array of experience that hasn’t prevented her from continuing to keep up with the latest waves in technology. We had a chance to talk to Schrieber recently about her experiences doing a test film of the new Canon C700FF while working with acclaimed music video director Nigel Dick. Belowediteditied highlights from our conversation.





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June 8, 2018

A New 'Halloween,' a Revised 'Suspiria', & More Trailers You May Have Missed


Staying on top of the trailer circuit is a full-time job in and of itself. We’re here to help.


Trailer Watch returns this week and highlights some of the best (and most exciting titles) you may have missed! It was an unexpectedly busy week for trailer premieres, and while not all films are created equal, we’ve selected six that are very much worth your time, including a few remakes, a few sequels, and one featuring a bi-state hotel.




Bad Times at the El Royale (dir. Drew Goddard)




Bringing together a group of questionable strangers (who are not as they seem) has been the source of great drama since the days of Agatha Christie, and Bad Times at the El Royale definitely has its fair share of shady characters and evil intentions. If the neon-soaked trailer gives off the impression that this simple mystery premise has twists and turns that destined to redirect the plot every five minutes, that’s probably accurate.

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June 8, 2018

The Daily Chord Weekly Recap – Friday, June 8

Are you mad at algorithms? Would you like your music news compiled by a human being? You’re in luck! The Daily Chord is updated by hand each weekday morning with six links to noteworthy stories about the many worlds of music. Our email update is a super-handy reminder, subscribe today.


Monday, June 4


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Friday, June 8

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June 8, 2018

Colorful 3D Illustration: Love Letters to Another Girl

Colorful 3D Illustration: Love Letters to Another Girl

Let’s take a look at this cool 3D illustration series entitled: Love Letters to Another Girl, designed by Liron Ashkenazi Eldar and Gal Eldar. Both located in New York, it’s such a cool series with vibrant colour palette accomplished with Adobe Photoshop and Maxon Cinema 4D. Also I just gotta love the reason why this series was commissioned for, it must have been such a special woman.

This illustration series was commissioned by a very sweet individual who wanted to create a visual love letter to a special woman. I’ve worked with him through his written letter to produce these images that accompanied a single addition printed zine.

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June 7, 2018

Linda Perry & Kerry Brown Music Keynote at SXSW 2018 [Video]

“We don’t want to own artists, we want to partner with them.” – Kerry Brown

Songwriter Hall of Fame inductee Linda Perry, chief songwriter of 4 Non Blondes, and multi-platinum producer Kerry Brown discuss the ethos behind the formation of their combination record label, publishing house, and management company We Are Hear during their Music Keynote at the 2018 SXSW Conference. Their conversation is preceded by a performance from Lion, one of their up-and-coming artists who also performed their label showcase – a fitting introduction for the duo, who leverage their resources to advocate for the artists they have partnered with.

The Keynote Conversation centers around their approach to developing artists by setting up an environment where the artists are able to explore their creative voice. They point out that major labels have to be focused on the bottom line to be successful which can create a factory-like working environment, and suggest that indie labels with smaller rosters are afforded the opportunity to give more attention to each of their artists. They shift the focus of the conversation to speak on the evolving landscape of brand partnerships midway through and invite Michelle Taite, Director of Global Brand & Marketing at Quickbooks, to elaborate on their collaboration with 13-year-old musician Willa Amai.

“Rock and roll right now is on a grid. It doesn’t belong on a grid. It belongs on a pulse.” – Linda Perry

Watch the video above for the full 2018 SXSW Conference Keynote with Linda Perry and Kerry Brown. Learn from a diverse group of thought leaders at SXSW – browse more 2018 Keynotes, Featured Sessions, Red Carpets, and Q&A’s on our YouTube Channel.

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and SXSW News for the latest SXSW coverage, recaps, announcements, and stay tuned for information on SXSW 2018.

2018 SXSW Conference Keynote, Linda Perry & Kerry Brown – Photo by Cody Brown

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June 6, 2018

Explore our planet through an immersive AR experience with the Earth app

Learn more about the planet we live on with AstroReality’s Earth — a physical 3D globe combined with an AR/AI application featuring technology that allows you to explore our past, present, and future on earth.

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June 6, 2018

WWDC 2018: Our Highlights on Apple's Developer Conference

WWDC 2018: Our Highlights on Apple’s Developer Conference

Here I am, just finished watching Apple’s keynote at WWDC 2018 Conference. It was fun to see what Apple has been working for the past year, some really cool updates coming to the iPhone and iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, and Apple TV. We have decided to share our highlights on Apple’s Developer Conference, so you simply won’t have to watch the keynote again hah! In all seriousness, I love the part where Apple spoke about privacy, about them working tirelessly to create a seamless experience. This is music to my ears and it will be interesting to give it a whirl. Now let’s break it down!

Announcing upgraded operating systems for iPhone and iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, and Apple TV. We’ve packed them with new features and experiences, so with a simple update this fall all your devices will feel more powerful, personal, and fun than ever.

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iOS New Features

This is where I have been putting more of my attention and at the same time noticing so many cool updates. To be honest, I have a feeling that Apple has been learning a lot from its competitor (Android) even though they mentioned that iOS has the fastest software OS adoption than Android. From introducing a new file for AR called the USDZ, I particularly loved the app called: Measure where you would use to phone to measure things in real-time through AR.

Apple introduced another new app called: Shortcuts where you will be able to direct a series of actions through this app, all triggered by setting your own keywords with Siri. It’s pretty impressive, imagine with just a few words, Siri can set up your home thermostat, your home commute and even play your favorite playlist. It’s super intuitive, might be interested to give it a try myself.

Just like Google, Apple has acknowledged the fact that we spend a lot of time on our phones and it’s becoming quite distracting throughout our daily life. They have improved the Do Not Disturb Mode for your bedtime and also you can set up your DND Mode by setting it up with a timer or whenever you are leaving your actual location. For the same occasion, Apple is finally releasing the Group Notifications, with a swipe you can now triage a whole bunch of notifications away.

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Introducing Memojis

The cool stuff hah! We have to see this type of Emojis before with Samsung but no one does it like Apple. With iOS12, you can now customize your own Emojis, now called: Memojis. It’s fun but again how long you wanna spend time on your phone

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Group FaceTime

That’s a cool feature coming to iOS12 where you will be able to use Group FaceTime up to 32 people simultaneously. That would be video conference a lot funnier, not sure about productive though! One thing though, the UI for this new feature has been giving a lot of think about their approach. It’s a nice touch to see the person’s window getting larger as they talk but I think we would have thought about something a little bit more visual.

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WatchOS New Features

Not a lot of people were too crazy about the latest updates on WatchOS, I personally liked the new app entitled: Walkie Talkie where you simply communicate to another Apple Watch user by simply pressing the Talk button. Great onboarding for adding a new contact/friend.

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MacOS New Features

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Dark Mode!

Some little thing are coming to MacOS but the most noticeable change would be the introduction of Dark Mode. You gotta admit that it makes everything look even more gorgeous. This might be my most exciting feature to come on the next MacOS.

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Most of the updates were mostly software NOT hardware. It’s mostly to be expected when you are attending the WWDC which are for developers. I loved those little updates, nothing too crazy but enough for us designers to start to think about different things related to our workflow. Hope you have enjoyed this coverage.

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June 5, 2018

Adobe’s next big software secret? An augmented reality tool called Project Aero

Itching to create an augmented reality object? Adobe will soon have software to help. Adobe recently teased Project Aero, an upcoming software that helps design AR objects, including support for Apple’s ARKit.

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June 4, 2018

Melinda Gates Interactive Keynote at SXSW 2018 [Video]

“Even though the American workforce has evolved dramatically over the course of my lifetime, the American workplace has not caught up to that.”

Empowering philanthropist and Co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Melinda Gates, looks at the transformed American workforce compared to the unchanged American workplace and discusses with a panel of leading industry women the way new technologies, new business models, and new social movements are redefining what it means to go to work during her Interactive Keynote at the 2018 SXSW Conference.

The core of Gates’ work is empowering women and girls to realize their full potential and grow to be powerful voices in the world. During the Keynote, Gates tells the story of her experience being a young woman in the tech industry feeling like she doesn’t fit in and facing the challenges of the aggressive, combative culture of the workplace that is being cultivated from the start. Her story is the same story of many women and people of color across all industries. The diverse modern workforce faces many barriers and biases that stem from the unchanged workplace lead by people who “still assume that talent looks exactly like one thing and comes from one place.”

“Young people, especially women and people of color enter the workforce. They’re so eager to have their talents on display, to use all this knowledge of everything they’ve learned, to have their ideas finally taken hold, but all of a sudden they bump up against these barrier and these biases and that starts to make them question whether in fact they belong.”

Later in the Keynote, Gates brings three women on stage who are changing the status quo of their workplaces and leading their industries towards a future that is inclusive and welcoming for all. Joanna Coles, Chief Content Officer at Hearst Magazines, Nina Shaw, founding Partner of TIME’S UP, and Stacy Brown-Philpot, CEO of TaskRabbit, join Melinda Gates in discussion about the conversations that need to take place, bringing women and people of color to join these conversations, and investing in young leaders’ ideas while also empowering them to be resilient and create change in the workplace.

“We all have to take it upon ourselves to change the cultures we are involved in.”

Watch the entire 2018 SXSW Conference Interactive Keynote with Melinda Gates followed by an audience Q&A and learn how you can transform your workplace to foster a culture of support and mentor the diverse leaders of tomorrow.

Get inspired by a multitude of diverse visionaries at SXSW – browse more 2018 Keynotes, Featured Sessions, Red Carpets, and Q&A’s on our YouTube Channel.

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and SXSW News for the latest SXSW coverage, recaps, upcoming 2019 announcements, and more.

2018 SXSW Keynote Melinda Gates– Photo by Dave Pedley/Getty Images

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