tv Shift - Living in the Digital Age Deutsche Welle November 21, 2017 4:45pm-5:00pm CET
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but first art in new dimensions exploring digital worlds is not just for gamers anymore virtual reality offers endless possibilities to visual artists exhibition designers and choreographers who are exploring with new technology. all the world the virtual world is a stage these you know make went with virtual reality headset so the audience is transported to an alternative vironment where they can interact and meet with dancers avatars. the spectators become part of the performance it's a trend that is incredible i need a moment to process it. to the virtual is real i could spend the whole day in there . whenever i'm going to really like a little child seeing incredible things for the first time it's unbelievable the gulf between stage and audience is a polished choreography likes to play with space and sky. only five people at
a time can take part in the performance of. the creative team and the technicians worked on the animation for months. art in technology have been a nice for technofile artists for a long time. the technological aspect was often more interesting than the artistic . but at the moment the combination is taking off. your reality is opening up new dimensions in other areas as well. city of architecture and heritage a museum in paris participants in a pilot project can explore the great pyramid of egypt outside and in on a guided tour they enter the various passages and rooms such as the kings chamber. another kind of technological miracle. of the ancient world accessible.
step forward in the field of virtual reality. you're in a group you can take these tours with your family you can enter areas you wouldn't have had access to in the actual pyramid. they are also opens new dimensions for the graphic arts three d. painting virtual reality apps like google's transform spaces into canvas it's the developers have given creative users even more possibilities. the things that. kind of remove patients from that thallium they can make things as big as they want for example. and then. so. so many creative possibilities for artists and
a new world of wonder for the eye of the beholder. the challenge for the don's project is to make the choreography fixed and interactive at the same time with specialist from the art and him foundation in geneva know how to do it every step and every gesture has to be precisely worked out before that digitized you know the what interests us when working with artists is the unknown we want to explore completely new terrain. the virtual reality dons project is currently on tour in europe using beyond technology the audience can share the stage. shift says let's there. now for the shift ranking this time the world's most popular instant messaging apps. in fifth place sky
a statistics platform ranked the most popular messaging services and the first one to hit the web is still high on the list. this video of a nine cleaning up after hurricane irma hit florida went viral she used skype to thank everyone for watching skype's got three hundred million users worldwide. in fourth q.q. this chinese app is really sweet and it keeps eight hundred sixty one million users connected around the globe every month everybody dance now. in third week chat this app lets users both communicate and pay for things. nine hundred thirty eight million people use the app to book holidays or just to order takeout at home blown up in. the runner up facebook messenger a whopping one point two billion people use this messaging service each month and now they can spice things up by adding all kinds of fun filters.
and at the top of the list whatsapp the world number one messaging service was acquired by facebook in two thousand and fourteen developers are working on a new feature that lets users delete messages they regret having sent one point three billion users are breathing a sigh of relief. that was this week's ranking and now information technologies promise job prospects for women in south africa an initiative teaches girls computer programming so that later they can build on that knowledge to qualify for professions in technology and the sciences. cape town's waterfront is a good place to try out new business ideas the creators of the she leads africa internet platform focus on supporting women. good professional qualifications and technical skills are important talky patients success took a media has been invited to teach women some basic programming skills.
science technology engineering and math and see me important because i am in africa and i think it's a phenomenon around the will women often are told you know you would be better at something else and that's why we we focus on technology and on top international took the meo works for girl hype a nonprofit organization her mother barrett tang mia founded in two thousand and five. she teaches programming to girls and tries to get them interested in technical careers that involves making regular trips to the townships. girl hype offers afternoon classes in six schools the organization is financed by donations and cooperations with i.t. companies it supports an average of some five hundred girls a year. who always have to convince they could do with their lives and it's purely because there isn't enough and it's not something they can see and says very quick so there's. why we exist because we want to produce notes of women in bed even to
be inside and she's very technical and it was we have most of who can develop and they see the end result. then i think it can be easy for us to convince them. the language of the internet is part of their ten mia's lesson plan it's one of the basic skills the girls who lead for internet based occupations. sixteen year old click on a cause these are already recognizes its value when you use a thin line just ride your lines of code in your results it's time going like you need to like a website i just took a mia got her start just the same way she was among her mother's very first students. i could my first have had when i was eleven. and it was in a from our from there i was hooked this is what i want to do this is what i want to be in and i've been doing that. pioneering
women have a common goal by two thousand and twenty they hope to have gotten one hundred thousand girls started on their way so women will also be able to take part in shaping south africa's future. chips cheers for girl power. right now the shift app shot puts three apps to the test. these meditation apps promise inner peace relaxation and mindfulness. meditation. meditation time. and headspace will start with the meditation the full version is available for four year olds forty nine cents a plus with its five to forty minute sessions this app makes a very nice impression. find a way to come to a place where you can see that it's. a minus it doesn't have many options. now it's
time for meditation time but only for unconventional thinkers. this is for individual meditation. the user can set the total length and the intervals of plus the settings include gong and ambient sounds a drawback there are no instructions. lines in the wrong i mean you will. finally let's check out headspace the basic version is free but lifelong access for three hundred euros is a bit costly. but the packages range from basics to health to sports each package includes several sessions conducted by a relaxing voice. my name is andy and i were the next ten days i'm going to show you really simple way of getting to my head space. ship says if you take your meditation seriously you need headspace. it's suitable for beginners as well as the more in life. want to find out more about the digital