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Art history evolves into new platforms to suit contemporary norms
Implications - Tech is letting brands bring art history into the modern world, allowing them to frame these pieces in a way that better resonates with the consumption habits of modern consumers. With the digital world now being consumers' primary means of work, play and entertainment, the transformation of traditional study of art history into contemporary lifestyles drastically enhances engagement with the subject. [More]
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126,474 Total Clicks
Apr 16 - Apr 18
New and Warm
TechArt & Design
The gaming industry makes attempts to become more gender inclusive
Implications - The video game industry has faced a lot of criticism for both its depiction of women, and for its lack of inclusivity for, and at times hostility towards, women and girls. It is slowly making attempts to change these perceptions by bringing women into the fold – most notably by creating female-only spaces in which they can thrive. This shift comes as women and their allies seek out all-encompassing strides towards gender equality. [More]
SCORE 5.4
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55,862 Total Clicks
Jun 16 - Apr 18
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TechArt & Design
Tradtional forms of gambling are being revamped for younger demographics
Implications - It has been shown that Millennials do not have the same propensity for traditional gambling spaces as their predecessors did, so brands within the industry are responding by updating the process with everything from apps to new technologies like blockchain. With Millennials having grown up in a world in which gratification is instant as opposed to something that requires patience, this new form of gambling is able to cater to their shortened attention spans and discerning tastes. [More]
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35,148 Total Clicks
Jan 17 - Apr 18
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TechArt & Design
Blockchain technology inspires gaming and entertainment industries
Implications - Encrypted transactions via Blockchain can now be observed in interactive, play-based experiences – whether those are concert viewings or board games. The incorporation of such technologies into traditional forms of entertainment enhances their accessibility for consumers who are less aware of the uses or systems behind Blockchain. [More]
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14,789 Total Clicks
Dec 17 - Apr 18
This Month and Untested
TechArt & Design
The 6 Patterns of Opportunity & Top 18 Megatrends
Attachable monitoring devices take on excessive alcohol consumption
Implications - Borderline invasive alcohol-monitoring implantations are becoming more common as institutions and brands seek to empower consumers in reducing their intake of such beverages. The use of attachable monitoring chips ensures accountability on the part of consumers seeking to enhance their health or overcome alcoholism, while giving companies in-depth quantifiable information on consumer lifestyle habits as they relate to alcohol intake. [More]
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41,747 Total Clicks
Aug 16 - Apr 18
This Month and Warm
TechLifestyleHealthDrinking
Emerging blockchain platforms offer increased transparency for consumers
Implications - Platforms that allow consumers to trace their goods through to the path of purchase shine a light on one of the most anticipated uses of blockchain technology. From concert tickets to poultry supply chains, these platforms help to increase transparency at various stages of the transaction in question. By using blockchain to allow consumers to see more of how products reach their hands, brands are able to establish a more authentic connection with their consumers, thus adding brand equity. [More]
SCORE 6.9
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73,423 Total Clicks
Oct 17 - Apr 18
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Mixed reality is adopted into traditionally passive entertainment formats
Implications - Cinematic and artistic viewings are becoming increasingly engaging with the inclusion of mixed reality into these normally passive experiences. By incorporating elements of MR into these forms of entertainment, brands are able to better interact with consumers who are increasingly opting for at-home viewing options. [More]
SCORE 7.2
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19,759 Total Clicks
Jun 17 - Apr 18
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TechArt & Design
Trend Hunter Services
Comedians become content creators through virtual, online apps
Implications - Swapping out live shows and in-person gigs for online alternatives, those in the entertainment industry are embracing streaming channels and VR technology to reach a wider audience. Featuring entire comedy segments and shows via live streams, apps and even through virtual reality, comedians are creating their own digital content to not only reach more viewers but also connect with their fans in more approachable, transparent way. [More]
SCORE 5.2
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25,695 Total Clicks
May 16 - Apr 18
This Month and Mild
Pop CultureTech
Team-based video games invite collaboration on a singular piece
Implications - The popularity of online gaming has increased as technology has improved. The appeal of online gaming is largely due to the teamwork aspect it creates. This is taken a step further with online team-based gaming that has players collaborate on the construction of a specific piece. This enhances the sense of community and speaks to the larger societal acceptance of friendships forged through digital means. [More]
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22,895 Total Clicks
Jun 17 - Apr 18
This Month and Warm
TechGames
Blockchain technology is applied to voting for increased transparency
Implications - While blockchain technology is still in its infancy, its application in voting means that we can almost guarantee security while allowing for increased participation for remote legally registered voters. With electoral fraud being highly scrutinized as of late, blockchain technology has the potential to provide a foundation where institutions can work to restore faith in electoral systems, and could contribute to more accessible voting processes. [More]
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10,895 Total Clicks
Jul 16 - Apr 18
This Month and Untested