When The Knick script came to him last May, Soderbergh hadn’t been planning on doing a TV show exactly. He was finishing up what would be his last feature film, Behind the Candelabra. He planned to devote his time to painting but then ended up directing a theatrical production, The Library, doing unusual experiments on his site Extension 765 like re-editing infamous films, unspooling a novella on Twitter, working on a multi-year project to bring his liquor brand, Singani, to America (about which more in an upcoming edition of Co.Create) and generally exploring what the next era of storytelling might look like. He’s been vocal about the shortcomings of the studio movie system and has said in a past interview that, frankly, he wasn’t having fun anymore. TV was a return to fun. … [Read more...] about Bloody Hell: Steven Soderbergh Dissects His Modern, 1900s Medical Drama, “The Knick”
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In the meantime, the next big push for Hims and Hers will be a brick-and-mortar pharmacy in Columbus, Ohio, later this year. The facility will launch as a 400,000-square-foot fulfillment center, but at some point will become a testing ground for the brand’s physical presence. Historically, Him & Hers has worked with third-party pharmacies to fulfill prescriptions. … [Read more...] about Hims & Hers is bringing its health products to all 50 states
“As we move further into this place where we’re using more machine learning and AI-enabled solutions, we’re going to get better at checking for certain things, like whether someone is actually a member of the crew team in high school,” says Rucker, referring to the recent university admissions scandal. “This information is typically publicly available on a website, which we could crawl for that,” he adds. “Of course, if we want to get into the area of data privacy, that’s a totally different topic.” … [Read more...] about Schools are using software to help pick who gets in. What could go wrong?
"We're seeing headline risk introduced to the market and any time there's new uncertainties, we see more volatility and flight to quality and investors fleeing risk assets," said Charlie Ripley, senior market strategist for Allianz Investment Management in Minneapolis. … [Read more...] about Wall Street falls as China virus reaches the US
While faster wireless networks will let us watch higher-quality videos on our smartphones and make our digital assistants faster and more accurate, Guirnalda says the benefits of 5G are more profound. Ultimately, he says, they’ll have a substantive impact on our lives. He notes how 5G is helping to drive augmented-reality devices that help firefighters to effectively see better through smoke using helmet-mounted cameras and sensors that stream over 5G to a centralized command center. “We think 5G is going to fundamentally change the world,” Guirnalda says. “It starts to change everything about application development and hardware development in ways that we haven’t seen before. And our job is to find the best ways to create impact for businesses, for consumers, and for society.” … [Read more...] about This 5G application could make a profound impact on people’s lives