July 17, 2013 |
The term "opting in" suggests a matter of choice. But as the thoughtful and spirited documentary "Terms and Conditions May Apply" makes chillingly clear, choices are few for netizens. It's nearly impossible to function online without signing away privacy rights and basic protections. Sounding an alarm about those ubiquitous "I Agree" check boxes and the legalese that nobody has time to read, the film examines the many ways that typical Digital Age contracts are anything but free for the user.
November 8, 2005 |
John Lennon's solo recordings will become available for digital downloading for the first time in early December. His music's entry into the Digital Age started Monday with "Working Class Hero," a new compilation of 38 solo hits and album tracks. "New technology is something he always embraced, and this is something he would have loved," Lennon's widow, Yoko Ono, said in a statement released Monday.
January 31, 2014 |
If a sculptor is going to make paintings, then ceramics seem to be the way to go. That, at least, is the loopy lesson from Liz Larner's eccentrically engaging exhibition of recent work at Regen Projects. The show also includes more traditional freestanding sculptures, including a large, highly polished “X” of cast stainless steel that seems poised to leap into the air like a giant, agitated water bug. Nearby, a billowy black form looks like the tail of a leaping whale paired with its mirror reflection in water.
February 4, 2013 |
Drive-in theaters threatened with extinction by the digital revolution are getting a helping hand. The National Assn. of Theatre Owners and the company Cinedigm, which supplies digital equipment and content to the exhibition industry, said they will help drive-in theaters secure financing to pay for the cost of converting from film to digital projectors. Most drive-in theaters, which are independently owned and seasonally operated, have not yet converted to digital, raising the prospect that many will be left behind when studios stop releasing movies on actual film sometime this year.
February 21, 2008 |
The Directors Guild of America said its members overwhelmingly endorsed a new three-year contract. The agreement, negotiated last month, replaces one that expires June 30 and secures gains for directors in the digital age, including doubling residuals for films and TV shows sold online and establishing payments for shows streamed free on the Web. The contract paved the way for a similar pact between studios and writers that ended a nearly 100-day...
July 10, 2010 |
Katie Jacobs Stanton, a former Google Inc. veteran who took White House and State Department jobs in the Obama administration, is returning to California to join Twitter Inc. Stanton, who made the announcement Friday on Twitter, will head the company's international strategy. Stanton worked on new-media strategies for President Obama's 2008 campaign, served as White House director of citizen participation and in December began helping the State Department use social media in international diplomacy and aid. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has focused on Internet freedom as an important plank of U.S. foreign policy.
June 10, 2011 |
Suddenly, they're popping up everywhere — those square, futuristic-looking matrixes that appear to be a cross between abstract art and Rorschach tests. You'll find them in the corner of newspaper and magazine ads, in department store aisles, on product displays, price tags and For Sale signs in front of homes. Giant-sized versions have shown up on billboards. Called quick response codes, or simply QRs, they're the barcodes for the digital age — but ones that convey far more information, and which can be scanned by consumers with smartphones and tablet computers to open a Web page, play a video or even place a call.
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February 21, 2014 |
While the word "dig" in music terms refers more to when DJs would search through bins of old records for music to sample, in today's digital age that could just as well refer to CDs. While music can easily be downloaded without leaving the couch, a trip to the music store, searching for music and holding physical vinyl records or CDs still has a certain je ne sais quois that doesn't fade. Cyrena Hillyard was browsing through Amoeba Records on Sunset and took this photo with an iPhone 4S. Each week, we're featuring photos of Southern California submitted by readers.
June 24, 2008 |
Washington Post Executive Editor Leonard Downie Jr. announced his retirement after 17 years in that role, making way for a new editor to lead the newspaper's transition into the digital age. Downie, 66, worked up the ranks as an investigative reporter and editor, London correspondent and national editor. He said that after his Sept. 8 departure he would stay on as a vice president at large at Washington Post Co., the same title held by his predecessor, Ben Bradlee. The Washington Post won many accolades during Downie's tenure, including 25 Pulitzer Prizes.
June 18, 2013
Re "Big Brother? Meh," Opinion, June 13 Decades ago, when climate scientists raised concerns about global warming, they were dismissed by the public as Nervous Nellies. Never mind that the public's opinions were based on a grossly superficial analysis; the ostriches won out and today we are already seeing the effects of climate change predicted many years ago. Now the same charge of "you're worried about nothing" is being thrown at experts and others who have been watching the growth of police powers, the fundamental changes made possible by "big data" and the ever-increasing use of terrorism as an excuse for gross government abuses.