Technology

Pandemic Pushes Museums Deeper Into Digital Age

When museums were forced to shut their physical doors this spring, they simultaneously enhanced their online offerings, creating new ways for the public to experience their collections and spaces virtually. In fact, say insiders and consultants, museums increasingly are behaving almost like media-production companies, seeking to tell the stories behind their collections and exhibits in ways that entertain, as well as educate.

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Will artificial intelligence become the next ‘Shakespeare’?

Not exactly. What will happen is that possibly anyone who knows the resources, structures, models, and patterns that appear in the best narrative works will be able to write a masterpiece. You just have to learn what the protocols of literary fiction are and how they are handled. Then it will be your turn to practice applying them to your own works. But AI is ahead on this race, so far.

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How Twitch Is Shaking Up The Music Industry

Twitch, which is owned by Amazon, has traditionally served as a gaming-focused platform, where button mashers stream themselves playing titles like Fortnite andLeague of Legends for the growing esports community. But gaming and music have always shared fans: According to Nielsen’s 2020 Games 360 report, 75% of music fans are also gamers who play on consoles, and 56% of music fans watch some form of online video-gaming content such as that found on Twitch.

Source: How Twitch Is Shaking Up The Music Industry

Booka Shade Embraces Blockchain with Royalty Platform Bitfury Surround

Hoping to usher in an era of improved artist metadata and royalty collection practices, Booka Shade has joined innovative tech company Bitfury Surround as an early beta tester. These two Berlin actors – one a celebrated electronic music duo and the other an open-source blockchain platform – have found common ground in their commitment to revolutionizing a dizzying-ly complex ecosystem.

Source: Booka Shade Embraces Blockchain with Royalty Platform Bitfury Surround

Playing Music Together Online Is Not As Simple As It Seems

Across ubiquitous video conferencing tools like Zoom, FaceTime and Skype, it takes time for audio data to travel from person to person. That small delay, called latency, is mostly tolerable in conversation — save for a few overlapping stutters — but when it comes to playing music online with any kind of rhythmic integrity, latency quickly becomes a total dealbreaker.

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Gaming the Systems

Sony’s $250 million  investment in Epic Games helps strengthen its ties to a major player in one core business sector, but also gives it a front row seat to the development of a technology likely to be critical to the future of all of Sony’s core entertainment businesses (whether or not it ends up spinning off those businesses).

Source: Gaming the Systems

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