Author Archive | Tom Bennett

Lower Boom and Matt Schulte Cope with Post Truth: Storytelling and Disruption

Lower Boom is a launchpad and laboratory for storytellers. Matt Shulte, founder and CEO wants to facilitate storytelling in our new media environment, taking account the large changes in technology, financial and output models. During the podcast we discuss how things have changed. What would a forward thinking film or media studio look like given […]

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Podcast Ep.25 – The Difficult Second Album

Tom and Bryan Rhoads discuss content – the importance of narrative, and what’s next. Too often organizations worry about only the next post, article or email blast, when in fact the entire story line is critical. It’s all got to go somewhere. Bryan breaks down story archetypes in light of modern content requirements. Ever wonder […]

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Podcast Ep. 24 Matt Morasky and Facilitation

We take it one step farther with Matt Morasky – digging deeper into the act of facilitation, and maintaining the right tone and energy during a session. There are some very valuable reasons to act as a third party, removed from the actual situation. For those who’ve ever had to lead a work event, this […]

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Podcast Ep. 23 Matt Morasky Brings Design-Thinking-Thinking

Matt Morasky exemplifies everything that is right about design thinking. From XPLANE, Matt brings clarity to strategy, with a mix of nuance, creativity, listening and facilitating skills. We break down “Design Thinking” into the methodology for approaching problems in a different or new way. Looking at the user needs first, we drive better outcomes. We review […]

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Ep. 22 Trend Report – The End of the Keyboard

With the rise of interactive, voice-enabled home devices a whole host of new trends appear. If it is indeed the end of the keyboard-driven world as we know it, what’s next? With Amazon Alexa, Google and Siri entering our lives, what are the content, data and search implications when we move past pages, and text […]

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Podcast Ep. 20 – Bubbles Hurt Edition

Coming out of our most recent election cycle, Tom and guest Bryan Rhoads take on the media hangover – what happened during that whole party anyway? We dig into some concepts of mistrust, accountability and the fact that we’re all pleasure-seeking media filters. We have to deal with it.       Bryan also compares […]

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Hey, thanks Canada!

Our more chill sibling to the North has a message for us… “It’s okay, America… don’t freak out…” It’s weirdly nice to hear, as it is one of the few positive items to air recently. We live in a nice neighborhood. Check out the video “As their closest friends and neighbours, we thought it was […]

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Innovation Begets Innovation

The problem I have with the new Apple phones isn’t the loss of the headphone jack… it’s the lack of control when the tiny (and now completely losable) earbuds start falling into toilets etc. This is a perfect response to the poor design. Go Internet!   Read the article here – Thanks to Gizmodo.com   […]

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Podcast Ep. 14 – Abstraction

What’s going on with technology that we’re getting farther away from the results of our work? Metastential has a chat with Christoph Saxe, Sr. Software Deevloper and Front End Development practice lead at Connective DX, where we discuss the pros and cons of this growing abstraction. We talk about the SDK for Experience, and even […]

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