Oct 22, 2010

Screen Future: The Future of Entertainment, Computing, and the Devices We Love - Book by Brian David Johnson, Intel Press (and more)

I subscribe to InteractiveTV Today, which focuses on news and information about interactive multi-platform television.  Brian David Johnson, an Intel Futurist, is the author of the Jet Set column in ITVT.  His most recent article provides a good overview of Intel's Developer Forum (IDF) in his article, Get Your Geek On.  

In my opinion, the best part of the article were Johnson's links to his new book, Screen Future: The Future of Entertainment, Computing, and the Devices We Love, and a video interview of key players in the world of the future of interactive television/media.

About Screen Future: "Screen Future is about the people, technology, and economics that are shaping the evolution of entertainment. Blending social and computer sciences, media history, and engaging conversations with industry experts, author Brian David Johnson provides an informed and illuminating vision for what happens when TV and entertainment are transformed by the power and intelligence of computers."

A New Vision of Television

In the video below, Brian David Johnson discusses the future of TV with LeVar Burton and Mark Wolfe, of Burton/Wolfe, and Asra Rasheed, CEO, RRKidz:

The following information about David Brian Johnson was taken from Intel's Screen Future website:

About the Author
Brian David Johnson
Brian David Johnson
Futurist and Director, Future Casting and Experience Research
Intel Corporation
The future is Brian David Johnson's business. As a futurist at Intel Corporation, his charter is to develop an actionable vision for computing in 2020. His work is called "future casting"—using ethnographic field studies, technology research, trend data, and even science fiction to provide Intel with a pragmatic vision of consumers and computing. Along with reinventing TV, Johnson has been pioneering development in artificial intelligence, robotics, and using science fiction as a design tool. He speaks and writes extensively about future technologies in articles and scientific papers as well as science fiction short stories and novels (Fake Plastic LoveNebulous Mechanisms: The Dr. Simon Egerton Stories and the forthcoming This Is Planet Earth). He has directed two feature films and is an illustrator and commissioned painter.

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