In November 2017 at the COP23 climate change conference in Bonn, Germany, the World Bank – in partnership with the Fijian Government – launched its biggest foray yet into the world of 360-degree Virtual Reality (VR).
Our Home, Our People is a storytelling project that takes viewers to the heart of climate change in Fiji.
Within six weeks of going live, film has been viewed by more than 3,500 people at the COP23 event, more than 200,000 people on YouTube, 170,000 people via VeerVR, and has garnered significant global interest.
Here, the team behind the film provides an insight into how the project came about, some of the challenges of making the film in VR, and what the project meant to those involved.
It’s just one month into 2017, and for many, that means they have just launched their New Year’s resolutions. The gym is still crowded, your refrigerator is still full of healthy food, but that initial motivation may not be as high as it was on, say, January 2. So, it’s time to find new sources of motivation and even inspiration for keeping that New Year’s resolution. One place to find that inspiration is the Film4Climate competition. If you’re trying to find a reason to persevere through whatever new challenges you are finding, look no further than the winners of this competition. All these films put things in a unique perspective.
New developments and curiosities from a changing global media landscape: People, Spaces, Deliberation brings trends and events to your attention that illustrate that tomorrow's media environment will look very different from today's and will have little resemblance to yesterday's.
Worldwide, it’s fairly clear that the internet and mobile phones are disrupting media systems. In particular, print newspapers are in decline, as many struggle to compete with online and niche news sources. In contrast, however, magazines have benefited from digital technology, capitalizing on niche interests and digital platforms.
Indeed, there has been an ongoing transformation within the magazine industry that is driven by digitalization: while the printed magazine was previously the hub around which all of its other business revolved, magazines are now multi-media brands of which the physical magazine is just one— although critical— asset.
The chart below, based on findings by Folio and compiled by Statista, shows how the magazine industry has diversified its sources of engagement and revenue from 2004 to 2014.
Twenty-five years have passed since the General Assembly of the United Nations ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child. To honor this anniversary, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) launched a campaign to highlight the creative work of innovators who have already begun shaping the future in support of children and to call for more fresh ideas to address ongoing problems affecting disadvantaged children.
We had an interesting experiment last month with our very first Development Slam – modeled on the idea of a Poetry Slam – that was held with Aspen Institute’s New Voices Fellows and the World Bank Group’s storytellers.
The Slam allowed people to share their experiences in an interactive way with their peers and allowed the audience to participate as well via an open mic.
54% of Moroccan youth reported increased access to socioeconomic services, according to a 2009 study. Here's what some of those new connections look like: