Online Education and Digital Storytelling

Mercedes Bell, a researcher for onlineuniversities.com, shared an article The Art of Digital Storytelling. The article makes several good points and provides numerous examples graphed below. When digital storytelling is used for education, a new challenge today is keeping the reader engaged, without clicking away, wandering through so many loosely related topics, its easy to […]

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Physics of Data Flow

Welcome new subscribers! Last week the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) Northern Virginia Chapter (CSI NOVA) welcomed scientists from the NIST Fire Research Lab to give a talk about fire simulations and the new test facility. NIST’s Fire Dynamics Simulator (FDS) A couple simulations were of just the fires themselves rather than walls, furniture, elevator shafts […]

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Emergent versus Imposed Boundaries

Not only watch how the semantic web is emerging, but to direct it’s flow in productive ways, geared for people in different areas that may vary widely in their density and resources, rather than as one empire. Because that only causes trouble in the long run.

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Time Based Analysis of US Healthcare Reforms

Below is a time based analysis of the US Healthcare Reforms created by Frank Snyder, a physicist who worked in thinking machines and computer vision and now spends his time traveling the world and thinking about anthropology and religion. Image below see the link for the Google Doc. Whole Building Design Guide, Clinical Relationships. A […]

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This is a Test

[237] This [57] is [357] a test. Above are 3 definitions and 3 purple number locations for words in the phrase “This is a test.” Today, there is a wide selection of dictionaries to define what words mean, most public sources are correct enough to serve most users goals. However, as soon as the work […]

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Single Point of Failure

Duane Nickull Senior Standards Strategist for Adobe Systems set forth a set of goals on Ontolog Forum Subject: Re: [ontolog-forum] Start thinking about the 2008 Ontology Summit + Free public API’s where organizations with folksonomies (tag clouds often represent these), can link terms in their folksonomies to disambiguate words like “Washington” which may have several […]

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Information R/evolution

The Information R/evolution video explores the changes in the way we find, store, create, critique, and share information. This video was created as a conversation starter, and works especially well when brainstorming about the skills needed to harness, evaluate, and create information more effectively.

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Tag Experiment

A selection of illustrations by Rockwell Kent, in Moby Dick, by Herman Melville, published by Random House, in 1930 are used herein as an experiment about tags. Written following the CSI format for architectural specifications by breaking into PARTS 1, 2, 3. ________________ PART 1 – GENERAL The National Gallery of Art presented a film […]

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Systems in Parts

The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC) is a non-profit, international, voluntary consensus standards organization that is leading the development of standards for geospatial and location based services. Example of GIS Technology and Development Applications at Earth Resources Technology TiAuthor by Auto-trol The contrast of Venus, Earth, and Mars. USSR Venera 13 Camera II, ESA/DLR/FU Berlin […]

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Remote Sensing and Geospatial Art

“There?s nothing more profound to me, than the kind of awareness that can be gained or disseminated in a global perspective when such an initiative has taken place ? to educate or enlighten the masses through the use of a tool like Google Earth.

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OntoDimensions

Template for discourse about ontologies, rather than a conceptual model of them (10PC). Created by PeterBrown, DeniseBedford, JimDisbrow, JackTeller and SusanTurnbull (10RW) at the Population Session Breakout Group at OntologSummit2007. [Figure 1: Ontology Dimensions Map] (10OD) PeterBrown: ….taking on board comments from our working group and others regarding Gestalt….including checking/modifying it against the prose of […]

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OWL

This is what the web language OWL looks like. For clarity all letters are removed, only numbers and symbols remain. This is what it looks like flattened, mashed up together vertically

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Ontolog Drawings and Science Maps

Some fascinating drawings and examples have been presented at OntologySummit2007 The question is, during the initial time when the extent and value of ontologies is first being so passionately discussed and formulated, how to create a simple drawing so everyone discussing ontologies knows they are talking about the same thing? At this point, it should […]

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Refresh Rate

What is the refresh rate for the human brain versus display devices? Art Formerly Known as New Media/Machine Performance Survey Visual Music Exhibit at the Hirshhorn Which display devices and computer memories meet the performance requirements to achieve an accurate, compelling refresh rate? Crucial Image Gallery Cole Projectors Christie Portrait Displays Projectors _______________ Practical Dream […]

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You Are Here 2

The Internet is a place where ideas and information that are only partially understood can come together and be explored. But, what is the best fundamental way to show You Are Here? The Internet Mapping Project by Bill Cheswick and Lumeta makes an edgeless universe of connected areas to at least see an extent. But […]

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London Calling

If a Spectrum of information could be laid out and given to a group of film makers with the task of filling in every blank and representing every possible option to capture the place of London, how would they show ~ the Clash, “Mind the Gap” underground announcements and refrigerator magnets, William Wallace in all […]

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some of my favourite sites

From Kevin Kearns: Zompist is a cool intellectual exercise. I like: Institute for Figuring I am sure you have already seen instructables, but to make sure. Last weekend, I got to chat with the guys who started MAKE, they were neat. And, I like their magazine. I like to visit we-make-money-not-art to see new, cool […]

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Slaves to screens

You can’t be surrounded by information looking at a computer screen that is only in front of you. What will the ideal interface be in ten years? 100 years? How can we make use of projectors and public media rooms today?

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