Audio Deep Fakes, AI ChatBots and New Web Development Tools

With AI and deep fake audio technology, we can envision a future where digital avatars truly replicate our unique thoughts and speech. I’m Kris Krüg, and I’m diving into these technologies, learning and discovering as I go. Join me on this intriguing exploration. Read More …

Upcoming Keynote: AI as a Creative Partner

Hey there, friends! It’s Kris Krüg, and I’m thrilled to announce that I’ll be delivering the keynote presentation at the Canadian Society for Marketing Professional Services (CSMPS) Annual General Meeting on June 21, 2023. I’ll be discussing ‘Empowering Marketing Strategies Through AI’. In a recent conversation with Kevin W Kelley, I delved into how AI Read More …

Social Media Documentarian

In my ongoing struggle define what it is I do in a neat little package I’ve increasingly found myself using the words ‘Social Media Documentarian‘. Based on the spirit of the idea that ‘if you don’t stick it on the internet it didn’t really happen’, essentially this made-up term refers to the fact that there Read More …

The Future of Fashion Photography

I’m working on some thoughts for a fashion photography section for Matt Bamberg‘s upcoming book “Defining the Future of Photography“. These notes are really rough but are start for the chapter on “The Future of Fashion Photography”. a) Models male & female alike will move towards an increasingly more distinct eurasian look as China’s middle Read More …

What do you do when someone lets you evaluate a product, & wants you to write about, & the product sucks, & the person is your friend?

Having a blast here at SXSW with the awesome kids from Social Media Club. We’re staying at a palatial mansion on Lake Austin lovingly known as the Social Media Clubhouse. Lots of friends have been by and we’ve been having a blast both layin low out here by the lake and takin the Social Media Read More …

Social Media Tools & Strategies for Event Planners & Organizers

I’m giving a talk tonight in Calgary to a group of event planners. They want to know how they can use new tools and strategies to plan and manage their events. I’m gonna start with a lil philosophical talk about citizen journalism & media making as well as particpatory group culture and principles and move Read More …

Intelligent Online Media Monitoring Tools & Strategies Panel for SXSW Interactive

UPDATED: The SXSW Panel Picker has been released! You can cast your vote for this panel here! Voting ends September 4th. So it is a very exciting time of year when the official Panel Picker form is released for panel pitches for the Interactive section of the SXSW festival in Austin, TX every March. The Read More …

Talking About Bryght on the Lab with Leo

Here’s a recent segment of the The Lab with Leo show of me talking about Bryght. We cover Drupal, open source software, and our recently launched work on the Grateful Dead’s online community website. I’ve done 3 other segmants that haven’t aired yet and am scheduled to be in the studio to film 2 more Read More …

Catching Up On Blogging @ StaticPhotography

With BC Fashion Week bearing down on me, I’ve spent some time this week catching up on blogging over at my fashion photography blog at Static Photography. I’ve been shooting tons and involved in lots of interesting projects but haven’t had the time to post about them properly until now. Late last week I put Read More …

Burnkit Website Reboot

My buddies over at Burnkit, the hottest web design and creative services firm in Vancouver, launched their new website today… and it’s smokin’. They are a part of a bunch of boutique design agencies that are participating in a web redesign contest called May 1st ReBoot. The site features video embedded in Flash and lots Read More …

Blogging for Independent Artists and Creatives

Last week at Blogs N Dogs in Banff I gave several presentations including one about using blogging and web technologies specifically for indendent artists and creatives. Christina Carr was cool enough to take copius notes and post them to her blog. Thx Christina. Blogging for the Creative Crew. Blogs’n’dogs at The Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada – an Read More …

The Future of Publishing Conference

The Future of Publishing Conference Stop advertising, start doing! The move from branding to blogging may be daunting for traditional advertisers, but it creates a myriad of exciting opportunities for forward-thinking business leaders, publishers, and people with a story to tell. For decades, traditional mass media has been the best mechanism for connecting companies with Read More …

Usable Content Manifesto

Here’s some awesome tips on web writing and site content from DKR. What Usable Content Is * Usable content is clear and easy to understand. * Usable content can bridge gaps—things like language barriers, disability and cultural differences. * Usable content is meaningful. * Usable content makes the reader feel smart. * Usable content is Read More …