5 episodes

Welcome to Scrap the Manual, a podcast by Labs.Monks (part of Media.Monks), where we prompt “aha” moments through discussions of tech, creativity, & experimentation to address cultural & business challenges. Every other month, we’ll share learnings beyond our Lab Reports through informative deep dives, creative tech experimentation, & everything in between. Whether you’re interested in what’s going on in tech, want a behind-the-scenes look at Labs.Monks, or want some WFH company, hit “subscribe” to get notified of the latest updates. Check out more at labs.monks.com

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Welcome to Scrap the Manual, a podcast by Labs.Monks (part of Media.Monks), where we prompt “aha” moments through discussions of tech, creativity, & experimentation to address cultural & business challenges. Every other month, we’ll share learnings beyond our Lab Reports through informative deep dives, creative tech experimentation, & everything in between. Whether you’re interested in what’s going on in tech, want a behind-the-scenes look at Labs.Monks, or want some WFH company, hit “subscribe” to get notified of the latest updates. Check out more at labs.monks.com

    (Ep #5) Labs Report: APAC Region

    (Ep #5) Labs Report: APAC Region

    APAC is not only one of the most populous and diverse regions in the world, it is also leading the way for unique technologies and innovation. In this episode, host Angelica Ortiz is joined with a fellow Media.Monks’ Creative Technologist, Leah Zhao from the Singapore office. Together, Angelica and Leah give a TLDR overview of our newest Labs Report, Tech Across APAC—providing insight into the regions’ emerging AI, AR, automation, and metaverse technologies–along with a sneak peak into the prototype leveraging an upcoming tech from the region. Find the Labs Report and a transcription of this episode at labs.monks.com. Hit that subscribe button to stay updated on our next episode, and if you want to suggest topics, segment ideas, or general feedback, feel free to email us at scrapthemanual@mediamonks.com

    • 33 min
    (Ep #4) How Do We Do This? Virtualization of Real World Objects Into Live Shows

    (Ep #4) How Do We Do This? Virtualization of Real World Objects Into Live Shows

    What if you could scan an object in your environment and bring it into a live show? In this “How Do We Do This?” episode of the Scrap the Manual podcast, we respond to the challenge, which was submitted by one of you in our audience! Tune in to learn more about the differences between 3D scanning and photogrammetry, content moderation woes, and what it could take to make this idea real.

    Find a transcription of this episode at labs.monks.com. Hit that subscribe button to stay updated on our next episode. If you want to submit an idea for the next “How Do We Do This?” episode, you can submit it here: https://forms.gle/o6X42XuPf6wtagvs7

    If you want to suggest topics, segment ideas, or general feedback, feel free to email us at scrapthemanual@mediamonks.com

    • 27 min
    (Ep #3) Challenge The Hosts: Automotive + Surveillance/Privacy

    (Ep #3) Challenge The Hosts: Automotive + Surveillance/Privacy

    You have likely considered data privacy for your phone, but have you ever considered the data you're giving when car sharing with others? In the newest “Challenge The Host” episode of the Scrap the Manual podcast, Angelica and Rushali discuss the difference between car ownership vs car sharing and the role surveillance and privacy play within Automotive. Tune in and get an inside look at the future of the automotive industry and how the adoption of trackable car technologies is changing the way we get from one place to another.

    Find a transcription of this episode at labs.monks.com. Hit that subscribe button to stay updated on our next episode, and if you want to suggest topics, segment ideas, or general feedback, feel free to email us at scrapthemanual@mediamonks.com

    • 21 min
    (Ep #2) Labs Report: The Metaverse

    (Ep #2) Labs Report: The Metaverse

    What even is the metaverse? Welcome to Scrap the Manual, a Labs.Monks podcast hosted by Angelica Ortiz and Rushali Paratey, where we prompt “aha” moments through discussions of technology, creativity, experimentation (and sometimes a dash of affable confusion) to explore how each comes together to address business and cultural challenges.

    In this episode, we expand on our metaverse-focused Labs Report with a quick overview on how we created a Roblox prototype that demonstrates the metaverse concept of interoperability. Here you’ll get an inside look into some of the quirks of the Roblox platform as well as its developer culture—and because Roblox is viewed as a pioneer in the metaverse landscape, our process may give you some insight into what to consider when building your own metaverse experiences.

    Find a transcription of this episode at labs.monks.com. Hit that subscribe button to stay updated on our next episode, and if you want to suggest topics, segment ideas, or general feedback, feel free to email us at scrapthemanual@mediamonks.com.

    • 26 min
    (Ep #1) Challenge The Hosts: Art + COVID-19

    (Ep #1) Challenge The Hosts: Art + COVID-19

    Has the COVID-19 pandemic been the catalyst for art to become more accessible? Welcome to Scrap the Manual, a Labs.Monks podcast hosted by Angelica Ortiz and Rushali Paratey, where we prompt “aha” moments through discussions of technology, creativity, experimentation (and sometimes a dash of affable confusion) to explore how each comes together to address business and cultural challenges.

    Our first ever episode takes the “Challenge the Hosts” format, in which our randomizer mashes up an industry with a challenge to spark conversation. The topic for today couldn’t be more relevant as we tackle yet another stage of lockdowns worldwide: COVID-19 (challenge) and art (industry). In this discussion, we explore how the pandemic influenced art throughout the last couple of years, and how it will move the industry forward, too. This was the perfect opportunity for us both to align our shared passion for creativity and technology as the world of fine arts—including museums, art galleries and experiential activations—quickly pivoted and adapted to emerging technology that until now has been waiting for its moment.

    Find a transcription of this episode at labs.monks.com. Hit that subscribe button to stay updated on our next episode, and if you want to suggest topics, segment ideas, or general feedback, feel free to email us at scrapthemanual@mediamonks.com.

    • 21 min

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