United States in 2016 Apr13

United States in 201...

How are citizen journalists challenging traditional media? Why are grandparents becoming a more important part of the family? And why are students under more pressure than ever? This Cultural Snapshot uses local statistics and case studies to explore the behavioural norms shared by...

Peer-produced Content Mar02

Peer-produced Conten...

Why Gen Z prefer peer-produced content Did YouTube kill the Hollywood star? According to a recent study by Variety, the five most influential figures among Americans aged 13-18 are all YouTube vloggers. [1] Drawn to the friendly and relatable nature of vloggers and internet stars, Gen Z has...

Gen Z and Media Feb27

Gen Z and Media

How will Gen Z change the future of media? If you want to peek into the future of media, take a look a twelve-year-old’s iPad. Gen Z – those born in 1995 or later – spend an average of 35 hours a week consuming media, an increasing amount of time of which is spent in front of a tablet...

Geek Parenting Oct23

Geek Parenting

How geek parents are reinventing family time In 2013, Gen Y helped grow sales of licensed merchandise to $51 billion in the US and Canada. Determined to raise their children in their own geeky image, Gen Y parents are introducing them to their pop-culture interests at a young age. How are...

Indie Games Apr12

Indie Games

At the 2012 Independent Games Festival at the Game Developers Conference, buzz among upcoming indie games reaches a fever pitch. Famously captured in the indie documentary hit Indie Game the Movie, gamers and indie developers flood into the conference center excited to play and demo the...