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Born of weekly meetings in Second Life and other virtual environments where we explored the creations of residents and sought to better understand how they might facilitate our work. Sadly, we are no longer meeting, but curation continues.
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The Most Important New Technology Since the Smart Phone Arrives December 2012 - Technology Review

The Most Important New Technology Since the Smart Phone Arrives December 2012 - Technology Review | Tools.Jam - Keys to Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
Even if you've seen the Leap Motion before, this is a demo you've got to watch.
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Changing Asthma Behavior One Smartphone At A Time | Patient Information

Changing Asthma Behavior One Smartphone At A Time | Patient Information | Tools.Jam - Keys to Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
New technology has profoundly altered the way we communicate with one another and entertain ourselves.
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Next Xbox console to be six times more powerful, headed for fall 2013 release?

Next Xbox console to be six times more powerful, headed for fall 2013 release? | Tools.Jam - Keys to Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
Xbox 720, Xbox Loop -- whatever Microsoft ends up calling it, that hot rod of a console looks to be on deck for a...
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Starting your education in big data | Thoughts on Cloud Blog

Starting your education in big data | Thoughts on Cloud Blog | Tools.Jam - Keys to Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it

"Many people today, say you can find most answers to your questions on the Internet, and this is probably true. However, you will get a myriad of information in no particular order and with new and old (obsolete) information. Through Big Data University, and with the suggested learning path, described in the mentioned article, we hope you can get up-to-date information in a structured manner." Via IBM tech evangelist, Raul Chong

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Modkit Micro: The Easiest Way to Program Microcontrollers

Modkit Micro is the easiest way to program a growing list of open hardware platforms from Arduino to Wiring.
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Ann Blair on The History of Information

Ann Blair on The History of Information | Tools.Jam - Keys to Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
The history professor and author of Too Much to Know tells us what researchers have been discovering about how earlier human societies collected, organised and used information...

 

Amazing read and historical perspective about transmission. Knowledge and information are actually very different concept :

 

"This book doesn’t actually focus on the term information but it talks about the institutions that made knowledge possible. Its first volume runs “From Gutenberg to Diderot" – in other words, mid-15th to mid-18th century. A second volume stretches “From the Encyclopédie to Wikipedia”, from the mid-18th century to the 21st century.

Peter Burke is a great cultural historian who has worked on many different aspects of the transmission of knowledge – including, for example, how historians worked, or how ideas about good behaviour at court were transmitted. In this synthetic pair of books he explores the question: What were the institutions that were collecting, classifying, sorting and disseminating information?"

 

In our world now where information is everywhere, how you make sure that knowledge is still accessible ?

Curation is now not only a great means to express yourself but also an obvious path to become a gatekeeper and a qualitative filter.

 

This article gives an awesome perspective on an universal and eternal inspiring mission : transmission.

 


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Harvest Boon - Homes - Dwell

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In the eastern Netherlands, resourceful recyclers 2012Architects have built a house almost entirely out of locally sourced scrap, from old billboards to broken umbrellas.
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It's not easy being green: Data center edition

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Building sustainable data centers is hard... -- especially if you're trying to do it in office space in Houston. This and a few less obvious lessons were the takeaways from a panel on sustainable data centers at the Open compute Summit on Wednesday.

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A New Home for Google's SketchUp at Trimble

A New Home for Google's SketchUp at Trimble | Tools.Jam - Keys to Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it

Trimble is transforming the way work is done through the application of innovative positioning. SketchUp will Enhance its Office-to-Field Platform

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Webcaster Demo, with Audio

Brief demo of the Open Wonderland webcaster module, currently in development at the University of Essex. (Thanks to Robin Heyden)

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Google Officially Launches Google Drive

Google Officially Launches Google Drive | Tools.Jam - Keys to Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
Google Drive is now official. The search giant's cloud storage service will offer users 5GB for free.
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Launch Cacoo for Google+ Hangouts

Launch Cacoo for Google+ Hangouts | Tools.Jam - Keys to Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
Using Cacoo for Google+ Hangouts, members can share diagrams during a live video chat. No matter how far the other members are, you’ll feel as if everyone is in the same room with one whiteboard.
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The power of analytics: enhancing the Wimbledon experience

The power of analytics: enhancing the Wimbledon experience | Tools.Jam - Keys to Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
IBM uses real-time analytics tools to give players and spectators added insight during grand slam tournaments – and the same technology is being used to gain an advantage in the business world, too...
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Why Wolfram SystemModeler Beats Other Modeling Systems

Why Wolfram SystemModeler Beats Other Modeling Systems | Tools.Jam - Keys to Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
Wolfram SystemModeler is the most complete physical modeling & simulation tool. Requires no add-ons. Fully supports the standard model language. Connects with Mathematica.
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Bilingual Effects in the Brain - NIH News in Health, June 2012

Scientists found that certain brain functions are enhanced in teens who are fluent in more than one language. The study gives clues to how our brains help shape our senses.
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Choose Your Reading and Pronunciation Adventure

Kickstarter Project: Learn English reading and speech on the web and mobiles, choosing your adventure by reading out loud from the screen.

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Layar Creator sees an interactive future for print media via augmented reality ... - Engadget

Layar Creator sees an interactive future for print media via augmented reality ... - Engadget | Tools.Jam - Keys to Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it

The Next Web (blog)-Layar Creator sees an interactive future for print media via augmented reality. Instead, it's opted to fully welcome it into this brave new digital world by letting publishers embed videos and interactive buttons onto...

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Learning in a Virtual World: Population Dynamics

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The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research (GFMER) offer courses to healthcare providers around the globe.  The 2012.05.03 event was held in Second Life and broadcast via Livestream.

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Top Ten Green Projects of 2012 - Ideas - Dwell

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On April 19th, AIA’s Committee on the Environment (COTE) announced the COTE Top Ten Green Project Awards: their selection of the most sustainable buildings across the country.
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Organic Growth Puts America’s Universities to the Test | Organic Food Tips

Organic Growth Puts America’s Universities to the Test | Organic Food Tips | Tools.Jam - Keys to Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it

Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) Assesses How Universities Will Meet Economic Demand with Future Organic Farmers

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Fluidinfo » Blog Archive » Next-generation tagging

Fluidinfo » Blog Archive » Next-generation tagging | Tools.Jam - Keys to Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it

The model of information in Fluidinfo takes tagging to a new level. Over the last three months we’ve been hard at work building a user interface (UI) to make this possible. The two main additional properties of tagging with Fluidinfo are:

-You can tag anything at all, not just URLs.
- Tags can optionally be given values.

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Self-Publisher Lulu Announces Google Drive Integration

Self-Publisher Lulu Announces Google Drive Integration | Tools.Jam - Keys to Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
Lulu.com announced integration between the Lulu One-Click Publishing app and the newly released Google Drive Tuesday...
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Explore the Solar System like your backyard

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Unemployed game developer, Christopher Albeluhn has a viral hit on his hands.

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