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Your Story of Life in High-Rises. NY Times & NFB team up on new participatory doc series.

Your Story of Life in High-Rises. NY Times & NFB team up on new participatory doc series. | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it

This summer, the New York Times opinion department will present a special interactive project about high-rise buildings within its Op-Docs series. It will be centered on four short documentaries directed by the filmmaker Katerina Cizek and produced by the National Film Board of Canada in collaboration with The Times. The project explores the history and future of high-rise buildings and their relationship to issues of equity, segregation and social responsibility in cities around the world. While the first three documentaries will draw on The Times's extensive photography archive, the fourth film in the project will consist solely of images submitted by the public.

 

We’re inviting you to contribute a photograph that illustrates your experience of living in or around high-rise buildings. By “high-rise” we mean any kind of vertical housing, including mass housing complexes, with many floors. Your photo could be a shot – a scanned still, an Instagram or other digital image – of your current or past living space, interior or exterior, or a picture that somehow represents what it is like to live up high. You may submit a candid photo of your ancestors, family or friends in the space, from any time period, and from any part of the globe. Please also tell us the story behind the image. We will choose from what we receive to depict the culture of high-rise buildings through your perspective, and in your words...

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SXSW Day 1: Top Tweets, Trends and Photos

SXSW Day 1: Top Tweets, Trends and Photos | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
Each March, some of the most connected people on the planet converge on Austin for SXSW. Their common language is Twitter, and here are their top tweets.
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Digital Pedagogy and MOOCification | HASTAC

Digital Pedagogy and MOOCification | HASTAC | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it

by Sean Michael Morris and Jesse Stommel

NITLE Seminar

February 26, 2013


Link to Google Doc of these notes: http://bit.ly/moocification
Link to slides: http://www.slideshare.net/jessestommel/moocification
Link to Storify of backchannel: http://storify.com/Jessifer/digital-pedagogy-and-moocification
Hashtags: #moocmooc #NITLE

Jesse Stommel is the Director of English and Digital Humanities at Marylhurst University. He is also Co-founder and Director of Hybrid Pedagogy. He earned a Ph.D. in English literature from University of Colorado Boulder and recently finished a fellowship in digital pedagogy at Georgia Tech. He specializes in digital pedagogy, open education, and digital humanities. (@Jessifer)

Sean Michael Morris is a part-time faculty member for Marylhurst University and Manager of Educational Outreach for Hybrid Pedagogy. His work focuses on contemplative pedagogy in digital environments, specializing in the blending of analog and digital pedagogies with an eye toward creative disruption and invention. (@slamteacher)

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Who Will Be The ‘Twitter’ Of SXSW 2013? [INFOGRAPHIC] - AllTwitter

Who Will Be The ‘Twitter’ Of SXSW 2013? [INFOGRAPHIC] - AllTwitter | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
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The top 20 data visualisation tools | Feature | .net magazine

The top 20 data visualisation tools | Feature | .net magazine | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
From simple charts to complex maps and infographics, Brian Suda's round-up of the best – and mostly free – tools has everything you need to bring your data to life
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Brad Tollefson's curator insight, March 12, 2013 7:46 PM

Is data a part of your next visualization or experience..

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JWT: 100 Things to Watch in 2013 [forecasting from Dec. 2012]

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The Measure Of Success: Making Art in the “Like” Economy

One of the unique things about the internet is that it’s a quantifiable space. Every action that takes place online is basically an exchange of data, codified in ones and zeroes. Everything you do ...

 

Tumblr has a particularly interesting ecosystem to consider when exploring these questions. There are several metrics an artist or curator on the platform might be influenced by: number of followers (the size of your overall audience), number of notes (a combination of likes and reblogs, whereby users indicate appreciation or re-post your work to their own feed), and inclusion on Tumblr’s Radar or curated tags (an acknowledgement from Tumblr’s editors that gives work higher visibility and a boost in popularity).

Our capacity to be influenced by these criteria is almost unavoidable. We’re far more likely to give a second glance to a work that’s been given the stamp of approval by thousands of unknown peers or a site editor (the cream is supposed to rise to the top, after all), and few of us can resist the Pavlovian call of the ticker’s ascent.

 

Some artists respond by optimizing their art to fit within Tumblr’s cultural and aesthetic parameters, designing it in such a way as to attract the greatest number of notes. Others choose to exploit and subvert the system in their explorations of the “like” economy and its limitations.

Mr. Div, “retro_sphere” (Image via mrdiv.tumblr.com)

 

 

 

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The Surreal Side of Endless Information

The Surreal Side of Endless Information | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
Will Google and Amazon turn us into anxious information machines?

 

When the former Wired editor Chris Anderson wrote of “the long tail” — the idea that, thanks to the Internet, companies can look beyond blockbusters and make money on obscure products — he never warned us it would be so long and so ugly. Somehow, well-crafted niche products have surrendered to algorithmic schlock.

 

But while algorithms, 3D printers and Web stores have solved the supply problem, demand-side uncertainties remain. If there are, indeed, psychopaths who want a “Keep Calm and Rape a Lot” T-shirt, how do they find it? Or, rather, how does it find them? Whoever matches existing weirdos with nonexisting weird trinkets could be the next Google.

 

Or could that dubious honor go to Google itself? Organizing the world’s information was just prelude to a far more important goal: becoming a universal shopping gateway. Last week’s news that it will introduce Shopping Express, a same-day delivery service to contend with Amazon, confirms the obvious: shopping is essential to Google’s future. By analyzing our information streams, it can predict what purchases make us happy, and remind us to keep shopping. It already underpins the Google’s most intriguing smartphone app, Field Trip...."

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Brad Tollefson's curator insight, March 12, 2013 7:49 PM

"Will Google and Amazon turn us into anxious information machines? Um... no, yes, well.... searching........got it...

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How To Convert Prezi To YouTube Videos | PowerPoint Presentation

How To Convert Prezi To YouTube Videos | PowerPoint Presentation | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it

Anyone who has used the Prezi platform would know that creating a Prezi and uploading it to Prezi.com is easy enough, however when it comes to converting it to a YouTube video, there seems to be no native method of doing so. While you can convert PowerPoint to video formats using a native PowerPoint feature, the same cannot be said for the Prezi application. However, you can convert Prezi to YouTube by using a workaround.

 

 


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Julio Vizcarra's curator insight, August 18, 2013 2:54 AM

Lo probaremos...

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Nice Pres. on Pinterest for Brands from People’s Insights | People's Lab

Nice Pres. on Pinterest for Brands from People’s Insights | People's Lab | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it

 

"With users finding new ways to use Pinterest, the challenge before brands was how to use its burgeoning success to their advantage.
Pinterest scores in terms of visual enticement, which plays a huge role in conversions for an oft-neglected segment – women in the 25- to 44-year age bracket who love cause marketing.
Pinterest is effective in creating awareness, driving conversations online and boosting consumer engagement through novel methods. Social media strategist Constance Aguilarfeels Pinterest holds immense potential for brands:

Pinterest holds immense potential for brands to interact with their audiences and to visually entice current and potential customers. Using the power of image, companies can create buzz around products, display more in-depth aspects of their businesses, and ultimately create more personal and visually pleasing social experiences for their audiences...."

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Nice. User Experience & Usability Infographic

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Facebook acquires Storylane, a story-telling platform

Facebook acquires Storylane, a story-telling platform | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
Facebook is continuing its talent acquisition spree and has acquired Storylane, a Palo Alto company.
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Jeni Mawter's curator insight, March 10, 2013 11:20 PM

Facebook embraces storytelling.

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Download HGTV and Paste's 2013 SXSW Sampler :: Music :: News

Download HGTV and Paste's 2013 SXSW Sampler :: Music :: News | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
Free tracks from Amanda Palmer, The Lone Bellow, Josh Ritter and more! (Getting ready for SXSW?
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Ooo!! Star Trek Into Darkness - NEW (Teaser) Trailer #2

Exclusive, unlikely to be officially released online, teaser that is attached to Oz: The Great and Powerful. Final theatrical trailer out end of the month wi...
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Is This the $33 Way to Add 3D to Your iPhone?

Is This the $33 Way to Add 3D to Your iPhone? | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
At SXSW, Pied Piper, Inc. was showing what looked like a little black box that turned into a tiny, glasses-free 3D projection screen for an iPhone
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Fantastic Opportunity - Call for Provocations: Pro-vocare, A New Collection of Sonically-Inspiring Projects | HASTAC

Fantastic Opportunity - Call for Provocations: Pro-vocare, A New Collection of Sonically-Inspiring Projects | HASTAC | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it

Call for Provocations

Pro-vocare: Sound Ideas
a new collection of sonically-inspiring projects

Deadline for Proposals: April 1, 2013 
Over the next year, Soundbox will stage a series of provocations – from the Latin pro-vocare, “to call forth” -- that confront the current sound of knowledge. Collectively, these provocations will showcase some of the most innovative uses of sound in scholarly settings, both creative and critical. Documentation of these collected works will be published on the web as a multimodal open-access book. This resource aims to provoke more noisy t(h)inkering within the fields of sound studies, digital humanities, and the audio arts and sciences writ large.

Toward that end, the Soundbox project solicits proposals for “provocations.” These can take a variety of forms, including but not limited to:

events or experiments, staged at any location, both online and offongoing installations produced collaboratively with institutions such as museums or librariesa tool or plug-in, either real or speculativeexperimental new ways of using existing toolsa digital essay, produced by an individual or collaborativelya creation produced over virtual networkssoundscapes and other sonic productions

Provocations will be related through their commitment to engaging with sonic materials in a way that offers new insight into the intersection of sound and knowledge-making. Selections will not be based around a particular historical period, culture, methodology, or set of aesthetic objects, but rather will be connected through an ethos of play, experimentation, and social interaction. In other words, their aggregated value lies less in what they say together, and more in how they say it.

 
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Well well...Blueprint For Building The Perfect Tweet [INFOGRAPHIC] - AllTwitter

Well well...Blueprint For Building The Perfect Tweet [INFOGRAPHIC] - AllTwitter | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
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Fandrop: a social platform for trending media

Fandrop: a social platform for trending media | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
Fandrop helps users find, collect, and share - in one place - trending media around the world.
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Tumblr, Art, and Web 2.0 Ecologies: The Medium Is Still the Message

Tumblr, Art, and Web 2.0 Ecologies: The Medium Is Still the Message | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it

On the eve of web 2.0, there were a few sites emerging like Zing.com, an early place for photo sharing. The technology of self-surveillance wasn’t up to speed at that point to make them stick though. Facebook and smartphones would go on to complete the social shift to “sharing.” “Overexposed Dancing” was one of our early works that anticipated this change.


From 1997 to 2003, we worked together on a series of internet art performances, all of which were archived on Cary’s website, Restlessculture.net. Our performances took place on eBay, Evite, Ofoto, MySpace, and a host of other early social media sites that no longer exist. Taking off from Marcel Duchamp’s concept of the readymade, we called these performances “digital readymades.” In an article written for Leonardo, Cary defined what this meant:

 

I prefer to work within a protocol of what I call “digital ready-mades,” including GNU and commercial software, found code and web-based apps that allow for the quick use or plug-and-play creation of modular instruction-sets for the organization and reorganization of diverse media … Through my practice, I have developed a concern for the continuance of free and creatively infused information that interrupts hysterical modes of consumerism through networked theater. Evites to parties that neither begin nor end, Ebay auctions for wood and balloons, and [eventually] hundreds of movies posted to YouTube wherein I can’t ever stop dancing because of my excitement over low AP...

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Can't Buy Me Like: Why Companies Have To Romance The Same Consumers They Once Bought

Can't Buy Me Like: Why Companies Have To Romance The Same Consumers They Once Bought | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it

Connection is why we’re here. It gives purpose andmeaning to our lives.--Brené Brown, social scientist and authorConsider this simple experiment: Type “I love Apple” into your search bar. You will get 3.27 million hits...

 

... [Yet] Money, it turns out, really can’t buy you love. It can’t even buy you like.


The methodology here may not be especially rigorous, but the results dramatize three immutable facts of contemporary marketing:

Millions of people will, of their own volition, announce to the world their affection for a brand. Not for a person, not for an artwork, not for a dessert but for a good or service. Congratulations. People care about you.Your brand is inextricably entwined in such relationships. If you were to type in “I hate Exxon,” you’d get 2.16 million hits--not counting the “I hate ExxonMobil” Facebook page. People are decreasingly listening to your messages, but that hasn’t stopped them from thinking about you and talking about you. And each of those expressions of like, dislike, ardor or disgust has an exponent attached to it, reflecting the outward ripples of social interaction...."
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When More Trumps Better

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Evgeny Morozov reviews Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work and Think, by Viktor Mayer-Schönberger and Kenneth Cukier.

 

By EVGENY MOROZOV

Back in 2010, when he was still chief executive of Google, Eric Schmidt made an intriguing confession. "One day we had a conversation where we figured we could just try to predict the stock market," he told a conference in Abu Dhabi. "And then we decided it was illegal. So we stopped doing that." If you think Google is already ubiquitous, think again: Armed with the data it collects from Web searches, as well as from its online advertising business and even mobile devices, the company could enter many more industries.

While Google still balks at predicting the stock market, it already uses its search data to predict flu trends. Its online translation tool, though unlikely to satisfy most professional linguists, outperforms its competitors thanks to one key feature: It has been fed much more data. Having scanned millions of books, Google has also spawned an academic discipline with the clunky name of "culturomics": Tools like Google's Ngram Viewer let researchers understand the usage of words like "freedom" or "democracy" through the centuries....

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Create Great Video Stories with the New Google Story Builder

Create Great Video Stories with the New Google Story Builder | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
Collaboration has gone Google. Create a story and then share your video.

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Lino's curator insight, July 12, 2013 4:13 AM

Es una aplicación potente y muy fácil de usar que nos permite crear clips de vídeo reproduciendo una historia  con frases de texto que hayamos ideado entre dos o más personajes.

 

El video final se puede compartir directamente en Google+ o como un enlace para cualquier sitio que deseemos (por desgracia, no se muestra una vista previa o miniatura cuando se trata de compartir vídeo creado con StoryBuilder en Facebook).

 

Una gran herramienta.

 

De uso libre. (No tenemos que registrarte o iniciar sesión para acceder a ella).

 

Pruébalo: http://docsstorybuilder.appspot.com/

Richard Evans's curator insight, July 17, 2013 5:20 AM

Stories are a power communication strategy. 

N Kaspar's curator insight, August 11, 2013 6:08 AM

A tool to use for digital story telling.

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State of The Internet 2013. Wireless, Broadband, Gov Regulation Infographic

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The Way We Share: Transparency in Curatorial Practice

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We've heard the argument that everyone's a curator online by means of blogging and reblogging, but what about the professional curators who are responsible for producing major physical exhibitions ...
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Discover What’s Hot at SXSW With the Mashable Trendspotter

Discover What’s Hot at SXSW With the Mashable Trendspotter | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
The SXSW Trendspotter will give festival-goers and trend watchers up-to-the-minute insight into what’s buzzing at SXSW Interactive, Film and Music festivals.
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Jeni Mawter's curator insight, March 10, 2013 11:09 PM

The future of storytelling is now.

Marisa Freund's curator insight, November 4, 2013 4:56 PM

This article explains what SXSF is and how it may be one of the biggest interactive, film, and music festival in Texas. Almost 300,000 people will travel to Austin, Texas to either see a speaker, watch a movie, or see some of the best bands in the world.