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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Connections versus Flow

Each of these arrows can be like the telephone game, something important and subtle lost. Which of these is a better model    

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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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Taking Apart and Putting Back Together in a Repeatable Process

Taking an idea apart can be very informative. Especially when various parts need to be updated and optimized, continually changing like software releases.

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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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Open Standards Development Process

Based on conversation with Louis Hecht at the Open Geospatial Consortium, to develop a system for delivering open floor plan drawings of buildings to fire departments in their truck would require all of the steps above.

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Trace Back In Time – to tie together

What would it be like to trace the history of standards and technology adoption through time?

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Constants

Based on the QUDT Ontologies, we have just released an Ontology of the NIST constants

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Opposites

Matrix Loops Black and White, Available at the BigRugStore On the scale of everything that people have ever done and will ever do, multiple view points are always there. Tomorrow, Barack Obama will give a speech he wrote himself.  This is the opposite of the last president. Maybe the ability to play opposites against each […]

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What Does Open Mean?

Stack from the Open Knowledge Foundation (176)

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Making Diagrams

Today, there are so many ways to process ideas and information in computers and networks. However, most web exchanges are still based on words in the English language. However, when the information has to do with changing events, relationships, and critical paths ~ drawings and diagrams are able to convey what has already been done […]

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Trace Continuous Threads

Yang’ge Dance Patterns and The Pastoral Dance Pattern by Mr. Isaac The diagrams above show dance patterns. Its easy to imagine how these shapes and places to put your feet could be drawn on a floor for dancers to follow. Experienced dancers could probably just look at the diagram and recreate the movements. By contrast, […]

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Open Source Lifecycle

Deciding how to develop or acquire open source systems is different than standing in the store looking at software boxes. Open source will continue to develop against a constantly evolving and improving background. If there was a defined open source lifecycle for the construction of open source data and processing techniques, maybe the open source […]

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Community Center

  Can the digital world be built like the physical world? Which construction document practices in the physical world have legitimate, helpful application to the construction of virtual worlds? What are the subject matters of these new construction documents? How are they approved and maintained over the life cycle of virtual constructions? What is the […]

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Purple Numbers

Above is an example of (an out of date) webpage with purple numbers envisioned by Doug Engelbart and Bootstrap.org An overlay is put on to a webpage generating random numbers to go right to the place where the text or image is located. The text below was written by Doug Engelbart, 23-Oct-2000. Introduction 1 Large-scale […]

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Collective Mapping

Matthew Belanger has created Time Indefinite, a repository and collective timeline of individual significant moments in time. What if everyone everywhere could dial in to this repository to create one shared recorded memory? Even with different views on what constitutes a significant moment in time? ARTISTS STATEMENT MATTHEW BELANGER: “We all experience the occasional moment […]

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Better Living Through Networks

Today there is algorithmic encoding of real life art. But what if machines take over? Is there any possibility of better living through networks in this condition?   QUOTES   Its dangerous to assume that concepts are only accessible to the prepared. The Art Gallery of Knoxville   www.robot-models.com   …new martyrs willing to sacrifice […]

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Intersecting Backgrounds

  Top: All of Figure 5 5A,5B, 5C:  Some of Figure 5 Figure 5: A closer inspection between three unrelated Context Driven Topologies reveals the recent histories of each user working on a task to organize their ideas and information. The only overlap between these three could be they are sitting in a coffee shop […]

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Taking Place

Its become almost impossible to identify the original context of an image. For example: Was retrieved for a virtual conference on whale watching, but the original is from www.physics.helsinki.fi/whale/. Was discovered on a blog, it is also shown on googlisti.com/tag/news/ and many other locations but it was started out as the graduation project of Jeroen […]

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To and From Specific Places

Context Driven Topologies (CDT): broadcasting ideas and information to and from specific places based on context.Places, in this sense, means geographic region and cultural background, knowledge domain and education level, and all of their corresponding online resources.Paper: DigitizingtheNonDigital.ITAL2006

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