Robin Good: The Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art in New York offers a unique free feature to its registered users, allowing them to capture and collect their favorite artworks from the online MET exhibitions and save them into dedicated collections which can be shared with anyone online.
How to use MyMet:
1. Click the gold "MyMet" tab located in the top right-hand corner of every page on the MET site and either sign in or register.
2. Browse the collections and add your favorite works of art by clicking the "Add to MyMet" button on each individual object page.
3. Click the gold "MyMet" tab located in the top right-hand corner to view recently saved items; select "View all your items & recommendations here" to return to your "MyMet" page.
4. Organize your selected items into different "sets", and add tags to any one of them,
Peter Usagi: " The Power of Myth was one of the most popular TV series in the history of public television. In a series of six hour-long episodes, American mythologist Joseph Campbell peeled back the layers of mystery that had once shrouded our species ancient storytelling traditions" ...
There’s a flurry of activity among teachers and administrators looking to connect through Twitter and other social media to advance their learning, especially as a new school year looms.
As schools gear up and prepare for a new school year with technology increasingly ubiquitous, now’s the time to consider how schools can create a positive impact with technology.
Professor Alec Couros captures the essential element for schools to keep in mind as they move forward with technology initiatives. In an interview with Howard Rheingold for Digital Media and Learning, he comments on the need to focus on “what will endure,” the importance of connections and relationships to help foster, build and sustain the life of the “networked” teacher.
Srinagar Aug 14 The winners of photography competition My City My Inheritance were given away prizes at Lal Ded Memorial Cultural Centre jointly by noted expert on heritage and Convenor INTACH Muhammad Saleem ...
"The summer is quickly winding down & a number of teachers will be returning to their classroom with new mobile devices (iPads). Throughout the summer I have been conducting workshops on iPad integration with EdTechTeacher and I thought it might be helpful to pull together a back to school list of apps structured around specific classroom goals. While many schools may already have an Apple VPP program already in place, I know a number of teachers will also be purchasing the apps themselves. Therefore, I will do my best to include both a pay & free app for each objective."
At the heart of Struggle(s), several notions of struggle can be detected: the fight for survival, works of denunciation, fights for a cause, the duty to remember, revolts against tyranny, questioning of values, defense or criticism of a system. Individual or collective, there is a universal dimension to these struggles and conflicts.
Ai Weiwei, Carlos Aires, Mounira Al Solh, Gilles Barbier, Pascal Bernier, Jean-Charles Blais, Guillaume Bijl, Louise Bourgeois, Matthew Brannon, Günter Brus, Chila Burman, Jorge Caterbetti, Nigel Cooke, Tony Cragg, Dexter Dalwood, Christoph Draeger, Lili Dujourie, Marlene Dumas, Elmgreen & Dragset, Jan Fabre, Eric Fischl, Simon Fujiwara, Kendell Geers, Jane Hammond, Peter Land, Lin Hairong, Jacob Kassay, Kcho, Nate Lowman, Helen Marten, Marino Marini, Ahmed Mater, Paul McCarthy, Mondongo, Josep Niebla, Stéfane Perraud, Nicolas Rule, Wilhelm Sasnal, Thomas Schütte, Andres Serrano, Helmut Stallaerts, Sadegh Tirafkan, Luc Tuymans, Jan Van Imschoot, Bill Viola, Kara Walker, Kelley Walker, Matthew Weir, Johannes Wohnseifer, Wols, Yin Xiuzhen et Aaron Young.
Robin Good: David McCandlees, the author of the book Information is Beautiful celebrates great data visualization and information design work through the Information is Beautiful Awards.
Together with a jury of experts like Brian Eno, Paola Antonelli, Maria Popova, Simon Rogers and Aziz Kami, he has curated a unique selection of 300 designs and a short list of finalists in the following categories:
» Data visualization– A singular visualisation of data or information.» Infographic – Using multiple data visualisations in service to a theme or story
» Interactive visualization – Any viz where you can dynamically filter or explore the data.
» Data journalism – A combination of text and visualizations in a journalistic format.
» Motion infographic – Moving and animated visualizations along a theme or story.
» Tool or website – Online tools & apps to aid datavizzing.
The selection itself is worth a tour of the site and of this initiative.
Esther Goh: "In a fragmented media environment, transmedia is all about leveraging the best features of each platform to enhance the experience. While brands have found many ways to capitalise on the opportunity, increasingly those in the area of social change are joining in. Lina Srivastava, a former lawyer turned activist and consultant on social issues, is leading the charge in this area"...
Most people love to learn something new. The desire to gain knowledge is something that seems to be hard-coded into each person. Many people also love to teach others what they know. After all, if no one taught, there would be nothing to learn.
Television progress continues. In the late 1990s, the ITU defined the parameter values for HDTV and the 720p families.
At its meeting in May 2012, ITU-R Working party 6C, the same group, made the leap forward to the parameter values for the next two generations of television formats.
These are the (current name) 4K and 8K UHDTV formats - Ultra High Definition Television.
The new formats take advantage of future displays' greater colour range, have the option of 'constant luminance' encoding, and allow up to 120 pictures/second. They are constructed as multiples of the 1920 x 1080 format in ITU-R Rec. 709.
"Transmedia Storytelling is relatively new and it’s importance is acquiring more and more (media) space every day for the reason that it brings lots of involvement and implications, most of them not yet clarified."