National Geographic Travel Launches First Interactive Digital Map, Showcasing Switzerland’s Grand Tour

WASHINGTON (March 31, 2015)—National Geographic Travel today announced the launch of its first-ever interactive digital map, which showcases 50 of the most transformative experiences in Switzerland. The map, photo galleries and On Assignment blog posts are part of a new custom editorial hub featuring the many destinations and attractions that make up Switzerland’s Grand Tour and Grand Train Tour. The hub can be accessed via The Grand Tour is a newly launched Read more [...]

Digital divergence: Microsoft poll shows striking differences in attitudes toward technology between Internet users in developing and developed countries

DAVOS, Switzerland — Jan. 19, 2015 — A survey of Internet users around the world conducted by Microsoft Corp. shows an overwhelming majority believes personal technology is making the world a better place to live and has vastly improved how they shop, work, learn and generally get things done. There are nonetheless notable differences in certain attitudes toward personal technology between developed and developing economies. Developing countries express widespread enthusiasm about the benefits Read more [...]

National Geographic Studios to Release Original Film ‘Living in the Age of Airplanes’ to Giant Screen, Digital, IMAX® and Museum Cinemas Worldwide

WASHINGTON (Dec. 11, 2014)—National Geographic Studios has acquired the global theatrical rights to the film “Living in the Age of Airplanes,” which takes audiences on an epic journey through 18 countries and across all seven continents as it presents a unique perspective on how the airplane has changed the world. It will be available to 15/70 flat and dome film screens and to all digital screens when it is released worldwide on April 10, 2015. Produced and directed by Brian J. Terwilliger Read more [...]

How to collect a cave: digital photography and African rock art

Elizabeth Galvin, curator, British Museum I am currently looking at 25,000 objects from the Museum’s collection on my desk. These fantastic works detail an important part of human history in Africa and range from beautiful bas-relief cattle to stunning painted representations of women dancing. Yet these items are not from the Museum’s storage facilities: they are saved on a hard drive, as part of the African rock art image project. The project team is cataloguing and uploading these 25,000 Read more [...]

National Geographic Names Keith Jenkins General Manager, National Geographic Digital

WASHINGTON (Sept. 16, 2014)—Keith Jenkins has been named general manager, National Geographic Digital, it was announced today by Declan Moore, National Geographic Society’s chief media officer, to whom Jenkins will report. Jenkins was previously National Geographic’s director of digital photography and executive editor for digital content. In his new role, Jenkins will help further develop and execute National Geographic’s digital strategy. He will oversee design, production, multimedia and Read more [...]

Verizon Digital Media Services and thePlatform Form Strategic Alliance to Provide End-to-End Online Video Solution

NEW YORK – Verizon Digital Media Services and thePlatform, the leading white-label video publishing company and an independent subsidiary of Comcast, today announced a new strategic alliance to accelerate major media and pay-TV operators’ plans for multiscreen video delivery. The companies have integrated the Verizon Digital Media Services suite of video services and thePlatform’s mpx video-management system to form a complete solution, which the companies will jointly sell. The alliance brings Read more [...]

MuseumNext: Revelations in New Tech, Digital Innovation, and Trends

Sage Gateshead, one of the venues for MuseumNext 2014. Photo: Marietta Zafirakos How do museums innovate, where are museums heading, and where does digital technology fit within these institutions? These questions have been in my mind throughout my studies and during my internship in the Adult and Academic Programs at MoMA. In MoMA’s Education department we strive to produce innovative, experimental programs for our diverse audience. It seemed perfectly fitting, therefore, to attend a conference Read more [...]