Journalism 360 No. 27

By on January 10, 2020

Welcome to 2020! We’re excited about the new year and all the potential it holds. This month’s issue has a ton of projects and tech to inspire you to take risks and try new things. For more conversations on emerging tech, journalism and their intersections, join the Journalism 360 group.

Noteworthy

On the horizon. The Washington Post included AI technology and even-smarter smart gadgets in its roundup of some of the most interesting things at CES 2020, the consumer tech industry’s biggest annual showcase.

Bringing the soapbox to you. Verizon Media and Gannett teamed up to create an AR version of Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang that appears in viewers’ own surroundings, discussing policy issues and accompanied by graphs and quotes.

Replay. Lance Weiler, Director of Columbia University’s Digital Storytelling Lab, pulled together a list of more than 50 immersive pieces that mix storytelling, performance, play, design and code that came out in 2019—containing everything from a VR Twin Peaks experience to an SMS-driven escape room. 

AI weirdness. Author Janelle Shane talked to Gizmodo about how AI can sometimes behave oddly, as well as its practical applications and when communities should make decisions about its use.  

Hidden city. Learn about affordable housing through the Museum of the Hidden City, a “museum without walls.” Its exhibits — which are distributed throughout San Francisco—can be experienced with an augmented reality app. 

Project Dastaan. More than 70 years after Partition divided India and Pakistan, causing millions to flee intercommunal violence, some of those who were displaced are revisiting their childhood homes via VR

Look for the next issue of this newsletter on Feb. 7. We always welcome your comments, links and other inputs — send tips to karolle@journalists.org.

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