Safety advocates say the concept of high-tech displays for goggles — and for other sports eyewear — is information overload run amok, particularly when people are using them at high speeds. Yet Oakley, based in Foothill Ranch, Calif., is one of a handful of sports eyewear companies betting that thrill seekers and athletes crave the equivalent of a cockpit dashboard while skiing, snowboarding, cycling and running. The companies are in the vanguard of the next wave of personal technology, called wearable computing, which promises to further shrink the barrier between users and the information they seek."
As virtual environments rapidly rise, perhaps physical environments will be appreciated (even cherished) as something unique and valuable. Wisdom may only be acquired through balance of the individual and society, the abstract and the concrete, and the countless other opposing tensions we encounter in life.
Visualizing Math in 3D is a good example of how a virtual environment may sometimes provide opportunities one cannot experience in a physical environment. For example, it is not impossible for students to physically touch a billion cubes. In a 3D world, we can walk inside them, build them. move them and visualize them in ways our limited space does not allow.
Confused about what augmented reality is? In short, it’s a way to use technology to redefine space, and it places a virtual layer over the world with geographic specificity ensuring a good fit. Check out the video below — in real life, the woman is holding what appears to be a simple box of LEGOs. But when seen through an AR viewer, the box comes to life, serving as a platform for a beautiful carousel. It’s not that you’re imagining things — AR uses computer animation to bring objects to life.
Content marketing? That takes a lot of time, doesn’t it?
Are you in a hurry to get somewhere? Yes. Content marketing takes time. And getting it right takes a lot of work, and by work, I mea...
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But doesn't high quality content actually require time (as in revision, refection, more revision)? Intellectual freedom and global participatory culture have revolutionized our information consumption. We are "prosumers" now- no longer "consumers" of information. I would like to read a blog post on perseverance and quality versus speed and quantity. But then, who has time to read it?
Interactive Entertainment is Australasia’s longest running games and digital entertainment conference, and embodies the spread of disciplines which contribute to the field. IE welcomes computer scientists, designers, artists, technicians and academics across the spectrum.
This year’s Interactive Entertainment conference will be hosted by RMIT University in Melbourne, from September 30 to October 1.
This year’s conference embraces some of the recent changes in games discourses both inside and outside the academy, and turns its attention to “Matters of Life and Death”. In a field concerned with entertainment, seriousness has hovered on the edges of discussion and helped us interpret technologies of leisure. If we reframe seriousness as ‘matters of life and death’, we can look again at the factors which impact computer games and other interactive entertainment. Questions emerge from this framing and from recent discussions such as: How do we map changes in the economic environment of games? How do designers deal with increasingly mobile, active, tactile play forms? How do scientists evaluate and build for diversifying platforms? How can we study the manufacturing, resourcing and logistics of games distribution – especially when those systems are largely digital?
Please visit the full Call for Papers page and the Submissions page for more details.
Excerpted from official website and its "About" page. Here are the key features:
- Content Distribution: Repost lets bloggers, publishers, and brands distribute their content to new audiences. - Content Discovery: Find news, features, videos, and more to repost on your site. And it's free.
Repost allows you to republish complete articles (including images, links, & multimedia) anywhere quickly, easily, and legally – just like video. With Repost, you can distribute your content to other publishers, bloggers, and websites. You can also discover a broad range of content to repost on your own site. Whether you’re distributing, discovering, or both, why do you need Repost? That’s easy: More readers, more reach, more revenue.
Repost: it’s syndication reimagined; it’s the wire service reinvented; it’s changing the way content goes viral."
Excerpted from review article on Mashable: "Repost.Us, a free service that launched earlier this week, provides publishers with a platform to share and embed full articles in the same way that YouTube lets users embed video clips. Websites can add a Repost button to their articles, which others can click on to re-publish all of the content in the article — along with videos, the original publisher's advertising and branding, and any updates to the article that occur afterwards. Repost also provides a directory of content that publishers can search through and publish on their own website.
In short, the goal for Repost, is to make it easy for big and small publishers to profit from sharing complete articles as it is for content producers to share and profit from videos using the embed code from websites like YouTube..."
Interesting that we are all journalists (bloggers) now, all librarians (content curators) now, all movie producers (youtube videographers) now and we can all be professors (what should I call this open source edu- MOOCers?) now. How we will all make a living is a mystery.
Digital literacy is the topic that made the ETMOOC learning space so irresistible to me… I think as educators we spout off about wanting our students to be digitally literate, but not many of...
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All forms of literacy are changing and so is the nomenclature. Some people like the word "transliteracy" and some don't. "Information Literacy" is still an umbrella term for many but I enjoy this debate. Don't you?