XConnect: How social media aids independent film-making

Viral marketing, social media and crowd-sourced funding. All these terms are important in the area of independent film-making. Currently, our city (Toronto) is knee deep in glitter and glitz as the Toronto International

Published on: September 12th, 2012 Karim Kanji

Rdigitalife: Sherry Turkle on community

Sherry Turkle, author of "Alone Together, Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other" invites Ramona Pringle into her home, to talk about community, technology, and the difference between a

Published on: September 7th, 2012 Karim Kanji

Rdigitalife: Gaming, gamers and community

Leigh Alexander, video games journalist extraordinaire, talks about community in the world of gaming... It's a massive community, she says, and as more and more of the population identifies as "gamers", it's only

Published on: September 5th, 2012 Karim Kanji

XConnect: GameDay InterActive brings fantasy to second screen experience

Today marks our fourth and final GameConnect (#GCTO) episode. In this video, Karim Kanji chats with Nicholas Murphy who is the Founder and CEO of GameDay InterActive. Nicholas is also the founder and creator of several

Published on: August 30th, 2012 Karim Kanji

Rdigitalife: Hey Neighbor! Social networking with those closest to you (literally)

Living in Manhattan, Barbara Pantuso couldn't believe how it was that she lived four inches away from the apartment next door, and yet she didn't know her neighbour. Searching for community, she started

Published on: August 24th, 2012 Karim Kanji

XConnect: InGamer’s Social Gaming Platform [video]

Nic Sulsky is the Co-Founder of InGamer. This past week Nic and XConnect host Karim Kanji got together to talk about InGamer's social gaming platform. The InGamer 3-screen social gaming platform turns a

Published on: August 23rd, 2012 Karim Kanji

WebPal: Apple’s cloud problems

Apple services are often deemed to be at the top of the IT game, but their solid reputation has been shaken in the past week. The company has recently been focusing on providing

Published on: August 20th, 2012 Karim Kanji

Rdigitalife: Clay Shirky on participatory culture

Internet guru Clay Shirky, author of "Here Comes Everybody" and "Cognitive Surplus" explains that once upon a time, culture were so inherently participatory that you didn't need a special phrase to describe it.

Published on: August 17th, 2012 Karim Kanji

Spongelab Interactive brings gaming to classrooms

Alex Hayter is the Marketing Manager for Toronto-based startup SpongeLab Interactive: the Global Science Community. Spongelab is a group of scientists, teachers, animators, artists, and programmers passionate about science education. They believe that

Published on: August 16th, 2012 Karim Kanji

Rdigitalife: Robots and the artistic evolution of human life

How are robots changing the technological, social, and artistic evolution of human life? Assistant professor, actor, and robot acting coach Matthew Gray weighs in.  Matthew Gray is not your average acting teacher. Inspired by

Published on: August 10th, 2012 Karim Kanji

Rdigitalife: The Singularity Is Near

Just how near is the Singularity? According to Ray Kurzweil robot intelligence will surpass human intelligence by the year 2045. Futurist, inventor, and author of "The Singluarity is Near" Ray Kurzweil shares his

Published on: August 2nd, 2012 Karim Kanji

The 3 Features Of A Successful Crowdfunded Project

As many of you know, almost every week we interview someone from the tech or startup space. Last week I had the fortune of interviewing Brian Meece who is the CEO and co-founder

Published on: August 1st, 2012 Karim Kanji

‘Why Klout is broken’ with Jugnoo’s Danny Brown

Danny Brown is one of the most respected marketing and social media professionals in North America. Currently, Danny is the VP of Partner Strategy with Jugnoo.com. In this episode, Karim Kanji and Danny

Published on: July 27th, 2012 Karim Kanji

Rdigitalife: Is ‘robot evolution’ humanity’s next phase?

Text messages, emails, check-ins and status updates... we’re living in the era of constant connection, and when the battery dies it can feel as if life comes to a halt. Technology has permeated

Published on: July 25th, 2012 Karim Kanji