Next Wednesday (March 3rd) heralds the first EDO lecture of the year titled: What’s on your iPad? Rather than continue the talk about technology and the intricacies of how your amazing new futureproof app works, it seems it's more about content (The King) and how it works with the print dinosaur weeping in the background behind it. Are Newspapers the littlest hobo moving on from their print past towards a bright shiny new digital future, where everyones' laps, ears and hands are warmed by their plethora of devices? or do they see some kind of rose-tinted synergy between the two? Or will they enthuse us with phrases such as a 'paradigm shift in interactivity' as we heard someone utter with a straight face the other day.
Here at Things to look at, we feel all these lofty words should be set into a Star Wars introesque paragraph of glowing blue text which slowly disappears into the grand star-studded chasm of the swirly black universe of possibilities, but this is probably because we know nothing about our intergalactic future and feel we couldn't possibly read more than 120 characters on a computer screen before we forgot how to read and our eyeballs fell out. So we thought we might as well go along and see what the future looks like before we rush out and buy the iPad that we know we will probably rush out and buy no matter what anyone says or produces for it.
We will report back in some highly interactive manner forthwith. But if you feel the need to join us then a few tickets are still available and representatives from The Times, Wired and Cosmopolitan could all be made to sweat under your penetrative questions. You can now book online.
In the meantime we thought you might like this great little site on console graphics.