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A camera, a telephone, a television, a VCR or even DVD player. Less than a decade ago, all these devices were separate in physicality and in function. Nowadays we instinctively look to one device to fulfil all functions, to communicate, to capture, and to entertain. This new dynamic not only changes the time frame in which we communicate and consume, it is also revolutionising the space in which we do it.
As an individual who is all too often heard to say "That looks like a nice pub" even when perhaps, it isn't, the last few years' steady closure of hostelries across the UK has caused both concern and sadness for myself, as it has for many men.
As part of a recent research project on Chinese luxury consumption, I was able to gain a lot of contextual understanding of the state of the Chinese music market. Although not all of what I learnt was directly relevant for the project itself, I learnt a lot about the recent history and current state of Chinese music publishing.
We are approaching a point where all online media is social - where every article, every video and every song facilitates commenting and sharing. People are sharing opinions, knowledge and data on an unprecedented scale.
On June 12th 2012 details of the Opening Ceremony were announced. Film director Danny Boyle unveiled a model of the opening set. This generated a burst in Social Media conversation around the Olympics. This video contrasts the immediate reactions on Twitter with the more considered opinions of Londoners a week or so after the news was announced.
We went to Stratford to speak to local people about the changes they are experiencing as well as their hopes and expectations of what will be left for them after the sporting festivities are over.