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Cultura de massa no Século XXI (Mass Culture in the XXI Century)
Um olhar sobre os fenômenos culturais do século XXI
(A look at the cultural phenomena of the XXI Century)
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What the Internet Looks Like

What the Internet Looks Like | Cultura de massa no Século XXI (Mass Culture in the XXI Century) | Scoop.it
You are looking at, more or less, a portrait of the internet over an average 24 hours in 2012—higher usage in yellows and reds; lower in greens and blues—created by an anonymous researcher for the "Internet Census 2012" project.

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Zakary Pereira's comment, April 30, 2013 2:02 PM
Whoa. This is awesome. Never before had I seen internet usage across the globe before. I wasn’t too surprised by the map its showing. Obviously the United States and Europe would have the highest internet traffic of the world although I was quite surprised to see such massive internet activity in Central America, near Panama and Costa Rica. This data was collected illegally and it was interesting how they did it. It was a bot who hacked into Linux computers with no password (really…) or a default password (still really…) and then tracked their IPv4 address to see their activity. It was a non-threatening bot and they created a readme file on each computer that explained what it was doing however it was still an invasion of privacy and no matter how cool the map came out I cannot agree with their methods of obtaining this information. What interested me at first about this was activity in the Middle East. You can see a lot of activity in Turkey and around the Nile in Egypt, but other than that the rest of the region is fairly dim. It is unfortunate that is so because of how it could help people there, just look at the Arab Spring.
Kevin Cournoyer's comment, April 30, 2013 9:51 PM
I found this collection of data very interesting. It reveals a number of different things about the internet across the world and the intensity of its usage.
Most obviously, perhaps, you can see what areas of the world have the most internet usage, or at least access. The areas of highest use seem to certainly match up with what you would expect: high internet usage and access in first world countries in Europe and in the United States, lower internet usage and access in more impoverished areas such as Africa and the Middle East. The amount of internet usage can also be seen increasing and decreasing as the animation moves from right to left, indicating the twenty four hour cycle of a day and presumably decreased internet usage during the night and increased usage during the day. This animation provides fascinating and valuable information about the internet in a unique geographic context. Economic geography is apparent in the concentration of internet usage, while physical geography is evident in the correlation between what parts of the world are accessing the internet at higher rates and when, in contrast to other parts of the world.
Thomas D's comment, May 2, 2013 8:32 AM
I find that this article of Internet usage is very interesting and somewhat helpful in understanding the development of countries. You can see from this that over a 24 hour period of time that the entire United States is lit up with a color. When over this 24 hour period there are places on the map that never once do you see a light or you only can see it for a small period of time. I think this goes to show how greatly our society depends on the Internet nowadays. That we basically use the internet or a computer for just about everything at all times of the day. That in some countries they are so underdeveloped that they barely have access to computers. According to this picture Africa is barely lit up and it’s mostly lit up in South Africa which is one of the growing countries in the world. I think this information although gathered illegally is very interesting to look at and see who uses the internet the most.
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Top 10 Tech This Week

Top 10 Tech This Week | Cultura de massa no Século XXI (Mass Culture in the XXI Century) | Scoop.it
It was another exciting week in technology and gadgetry. Check out our gallery and read the full stories right here on Top 10 Tech.
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Innovation in Education - A Visual Representation of a Twitter Discussion

Innovation in Education - A Visual Representation of a Twitter Discussion | Cultura de massa no Século XXI (Mass Culture in the XXI Century) | Scoop.it
Click closer to scan this sketch and you just might learn something new. If anything, you’ll get a peek into the value of what a “graphic facilitator” can provide to a discussion....

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Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia: Endesa Pavilion

Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia: Endesa Pavilion | Cultura de massa no Século XXI (Mass Culture in the XXI Century) | Scoop.it

The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia designed the Endesa Pavilion, as part of the Smart City Expo in Barcelona, Spain.

The structure brings the distributed intelligence concept to the realm of architecture through a multiscalar aproach. The project aims to define an adaptative constructive system able to respond each solicitation at the lowest scale. By doing this, each single module could answer to his own structural, energetical and enviromental needings. The skin will act as a network of inteligent nodes, a “solar brick” that protects from the solar radiation, collects and storage the energy the data at the local scale.

During one year it will perform as a meeting point for knowledge interchange as well as a benchmark for smart grid technologies...


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MIT Students Create The Future With An iPad And A Glove

MIT Students Create The Future With An iPad And A Glove | Cultura de massa no Século XXI (Mass Culture in the XXI Century) | Scoop.it

The video the group has released shows some pretty fancy stuff, drawing objects in 3D real time, and then manipulating them in collaboration with others. There’s even some slick Minority Report-style interface there, with researches moving red and blue rectangles around in the virtual space they’ve created on the iPad.


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jonathan.r.swift's comment, May 25, 2012 4:19 AM
If you look here: http://leapmotion.com/ then this suddenly seems embarassingly out of date!
Sakis Koukouvis's comment, May 25, 2012 4:37 AM
Yes jonathan.r.swift I Know.
It is in Science News since 23 of May: http://www.scoop.it/t/science-news/p/1829881828/video-leap-motion-creates-finger-happy-gesture-control
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Why It's Time To Focus On Skills (Not Just Cool Tools)

Why It's Time To Focus On Skills (Not Just Cool Tools) | Cultura de massa no Século XXI (Mass Culture in the XXI Century) | Scoop.it
There is a laser-like focus on cool tools and apps these days. Eric Patnoudes encourages you to take a step back and take time to focus on skills.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, January 31, 2013 5:08 PM

How do we prepare out students to be 21st century learners? Should we focus on cool tools, or should we focus on skills? This post urges us to focus on skills. Tools come and go, but skills stay. 

If you question this concept look at the ISTE NETS for students, which include (and are quoted from the article):

* Improving higher-order thinking skills, such as problem solving, critical thinking, and creativity

* Preparing students for their future in a competitive global job marke

* Designing student-centered, project-based, and online learning environments

* Guiding systemic change in our schools to create digital places of learning

* Inspiring digital age professional models for working, collaborating, and decision making.

None of these mention a specific tool. As you plan a new lesson rather than focusing on a tool, focus on the skill you want to teach. As you read the Common Core standards the ability to transfer knowledge is evident. If we teach students skills the students will know how to find the best tool!

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Altius Architecture Inc. | Clearview Residence

Altius Architecture Inc. | Clearview Residence | Cultura de massa no Século XXI (Mass Culture in the XXI Century) | Scoop.it
Designed for a local artist to enjoy, this residence is located just south of Collingwood, in the heart of the Clearview area.

A broad selection of sustainable technologies, including a geothermal lake loop and green house set this project apart from others in the area. The building itself draws inspiration from a number of intimate relationships and views, both through the adjacent woodland, as well as across the nearby pond.

The buildings program is extensive and with the clients desire to maintain the majority of this over one level the design team were particularly aware of the need to integrate the building into its surroundings in a subtle way. Consequently this quickly became a main focus, and thus gave the scheme real direction,  with each space located appropriately within the overall layout so to take advantage of the site and its beauty as well as to make sure that the building was as user friendly and functional as possible...


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Seven Themes for the Coming Decade

Seven Themes for the Coming Decade | Cultura de massa no Século XXI (Mass Culture in the XXI Century) | Scoop.it

Understanding long-term trends is an important tool in identifying opportunities and risks. STEEP analysis looks at the world through five different perspectives – Social, Technological, Economic, Ecological, and Political.

The following are the major themes that are presently shaping the future...


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3-D Printing Goes Hollywood With Stop-Motion Animated Feature ParaNorman

3-D Printing Goes Hollywood With Stop-Motion Animated Feature ParaNorman | Cultura de massa no Século XXI (Mass Culture in the XXI Century) | Scoop.it

Caitlin Roper: "With tens of thousands of printed parts, millions of hours of work, and billions of pixels invested, the project represents unparalleled innovation in handmade storytelling—and a new future for a 100-year-old art form" ...


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Mariana Soffer's comment, July 24, 2012 6:07 AM
hahaha
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Top 7 mistakes when implementing educational technology.

Top 7 mistakes when implementing educational technology. | Cultura de massa no Século XXI (Mass Culture in the XXI Century) | Scoop.it
Beware!!! Implementing educational technology is not as easy as it looks. One cannot duct-tape an iPod to each kid's wrist and call it digital learning. There is a wealth of great research outlinin...

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