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The Weekend Pokémon Go Took Over America

The Weekend Pokémon Go Took Over America | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Less than a week after launching in the US, the augmented reality game Pokémon Go is a bonafide cultural phenomenon. Why?
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Might be a while before this gets to China. 

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3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech
Covering the use of 3D design, printing and virtual worlds in education, but also lots of other geeky-cool school stuff, 3D or not.
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ThisPersonDoesNotExist Is A Terrifying Glimpse Of What Neural Networks Are Capable Of - Digg

ThisPersonDoesNotExist Is A Terrifying Glimpse Of What Neural Networks Are Capable Of - Digg | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
AI-generated fake images and videos can occasionally be funny, but usually they're a scary look into an all-too-near future where we can't distinguish the real from the fake. ThisPersonDoesNotExist falls firmly in the "scary" box.

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Modern Love: Are We Ready for Intimacy With Robots?

Modern Love: Are We Ready for Intimacy With Robots? | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Hiroshi Ishi­guro builds robots. Beautiful, realistic, uncannily convincing human replicas. His quest? Untangle the ineffable nature of human connection.
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Define "intimacy." ;)

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AR Will Spark the Next Big Tech Platform—Call It Mirrorworld

AR Will Spark the Next Big Tech Platform—Call It Mirrorworld | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
We are building a 1-to-1 map of almost unimaginable scope. When it's complete, our physical reality will merge with the digital universe.
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Truly geeky-cool stuff! 

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Windows VR Will Soon Run Regular Desktop Apps like Photoshop in VR

Windows VR Will Soon Run Regular Desktop Apps like Photoshop in VR | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The first chunk of February came with good news for those with Windows VR headsets. On February 1st, Microsoft released a preview version of Windows which comes with a slew of new features including the ability to run regular desktop apps in VR; it’s been possible to run apps from the Windows Store with Windows VR …
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Now is this geeky-cool stuff or what?? ;)

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Living & learning in an age of screentime - discussion and resources

Living & learning in an age of screentime - discussion and resources | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Living & learning in an age of screentime

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VWBPE reVision April 4-6, 2019

VWBPE reVision April 4-6, 2019 | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education Conference! 

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Coming soon! 

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VR is the Face of Future Entertainment at a San Jose Cinemark Theater

VR is the Face of Future Entertainment at a San Jose Cinemark Theater | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Cinemark, a major US movie theater chain, this week welcomes the SPACES VR attraction to its Century 20 Oakridge theater in San Jose, CA. The attraction, which currently offers a Terminator Salvation VR experience for up to four players, is the now the face of the theater’s effort to expand its entertainment offerings beyond films. …
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This is geeky-cool stuff!! 

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How Does Photography Affect You? We Tried to Find Out

How Does Photography Affect You? We Tried to Find Out | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
We've all got cameras in our pockets—but how do those countless photos we take every year change our brains and emotions?
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Seesaw vs. Google Classroom: What's the Best Management App for Your Classroom?

Seesaw vs. Google Classroom: What's the Best Management App for Your Classroom? | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Both tools help teachers with organization, parent communication, and managing student work.
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I say Google Classroom...to no one's surprise, I'm sure. ;)

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ISTE | 7 sites that vet digital learning tools

ISTE | 7 sites that vet digital learning tools | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Searching for digital age learning tools can be time consuming. Streamline the process by using one or more of these sites to read teacher reviews of sites, apps and other tools for classroom use.
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This should come in handy. 

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How AI Will Turn Us All Into Filmmakers

How AI Will Turn Us All Into Filmmakers | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
As artificial intelligence sneaks its way into all corners of life—driving, finance, chatbots—everyday video will become ripe for an upgrade.
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The World’s Fastest Supercomputer Breaks an AI Record

The World’s Fastest Supercomputer Breaks an AI Record | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory are training Summit, the world's fastest supercomputer, to model climate change using machine learning techniques.
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eGrimesDirect's curator insight, February 3, 1:18 PM
Limitless Intelligence
Matthew Rodriguez's curator insight, February 5, 12:39 AM
Simulation theory is widely depending on the idea of computer power and information processing getting so  powerful that it able to imitate and simulate every sense and synapse that informs the brain to where consciousness is fooled on whether it is real or not.  This article gives good evidence how computers agree improving exponentially every year to the point where it entertains truly the idea of reality imitation is possible.
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So Uber Wants Self-Driving Bikes and Scooters. Why? And How?

So Uber Wants Self-Driving Bikes and Scooters. Why? And How? | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
They’d be difficult to engineer, and expensive to boot. But they’re part of the company’s master plan.
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Yes...WHY?? ;)

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Fortnite's Massive Virtual Concert is a Potent Glimpse of VR's Future

Fortnite's Massive Virtual Concert is a Potent Glimpse of VR's Future | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Epic Games’ Fortnite is steadily moving from ‘just’ a massively popular battle royale game to a cultural touchstone for hundreds of millions of players. On Saturday, February 2nd, the title was host to an in-game performance by world-class EDM DJ Marshmello; attended by some 10 million concurrent users, the virtual concert offers a potent glimpse …
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Gotta get around to playing that! Sure hear students talking enough about it. ;)

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This Robot Debates and Cracks Jokes, but It's Still a Toaster

This Robot Debates and Cracks Jokes, but It's Still a Toaster | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Domo arigato, debating roboto: An IBM project shows that a computer can carry on a sophisticated—if creepy—argument with a human.
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Google and Microsoft Warn That AI May Do Dumb Things

Google and Microsoft Warn That AI May Do Dumb Things | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Google and Microsoft have added warnings to their "risk factors" for investors about potential legal and ethical problems from their artificial intelligence projects.
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Well...we want computers to think like humans, right?? ;)

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Annie Olivia's curator insight, February 13, 7:39 AM
International Journal of Computer Graphics & Animation (IJCGA) ISSN: 2231 - 3281(Online); 2231 - 3591 (print) http://airccse.org/journal/ijcga/index.html ;


 Paper Title: REDUCING RENDER TIME IN RAY TRACING BY PIXEL AVERAGING 

 ABSTRACT

 Many computer graphics rendering algorithms and techniques use ray tracing for generating natural and photo-realistic images. Ray tracing is a method to convert 3D-modeles into 2D-high quality images by complex computation. The millions of rays must be simulated and traced to create realistic image. A method for reducing render time is acceleration structures. The kd-tree is the most commonly used in accelerating ray tracing algorithms. This paper has focused on reducing render time. We propose tow methods that are combined with ray tracing method for obtaining some pixel colour of image plane. Our methods are linear algorithm and are faster than ray tracing method. Our results show that our methods are at least 50% faster than spatial median approach for reasonably complex scenes with around 70k polygons and about 0.2% quality degradation. In this article, we show that these proposal methods can be combined with other ray tracing methods such as SAH to reduce render time . 

KEYWORDS

 Ray tracing, Ray shooting, kd-tree, structures acceleration
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Midwest instructors move classes online during polar vortex

Midwest instructors move classes online during polar vortex | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
When temperatures dropped last week, many classes continued using digital learning technology, which is proving useful for more than just bad weather.

Via EDTECH@UTRGV
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Just one reason why online learning matters. ;)

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EDTECH@UTRGV's curator insight, February 11, 10:20 PM

Allowing students to attend classes online during cold weather is fine, but not all students have Internet access at home. Also during extreme cold conditions, electrical and Internet services may go down.

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Where has all the EdTech gone?

Roy Halpin asks 'where has all the EdTech gone?' - reflecting on school teachers' use of technology in classrooms
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How to Help Someone Use a Computer by Phil Agre 

How to Help Someone Use a Computer by Phil Agre  | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Note: This list, written in 1996 by Phil Agre is the best advice I can give people who are helping novice users with computer issues. Phil Agre was a visionary technologist and this list was up on his website forever but has been up and down lately so I am reprinting it.

Computer people are generally fine human beings, but nonetheless they do a lot of inadvertent harm in the ways they “help” other people with their computer problems. Now that we’re trying to get everyone on the net, I thought it might be helpful to write down everything I’ve been taught about helping people use computers.


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What is Computational Thinking? Spark Fun

What is Computational Thinking? Spark Fun | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Computational thinking is the process of breaking down a complex problem into easy to understand parts. Essentially, computational thinking helps you break down a problem into bite-sized pieces that a computer could understand and ultimately help solve.


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Game-Based Learning Is Changing How We Teach. Here's Why. | EdSurge News

Game-Based Learning Is Changing How We Teach. Here's Why. | EdSurge News | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Dan White, the co-founder and CEO of Filament Games, an educational video game developer based in Madison, WI, knows from personal experience that kid

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ISTE | Deepen student learning with AR

ISTE | Deepen student learning with AR | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The handful of tools that bring AR into the classroom fall into two categories: those that offer a library of learning experiences and those that allow creation. I’ve found Metaverse to be the most robust — with the shortest learning curve — for creating augmented reality.
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Saab to Further Develop VR Rocket Launcher Simulator

Saab to Further Develop VR Rocket Launcher Simulator | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Saab, a global defense and security company (and former parent company of the car manufacturer of the same name), says that it will further develop a VR experience designed to demonstrate a shoulder-mounted rocket launcher offered by the company. Saab is the manufacturer of the Carl-Gustaf recoilless rifle (among a wide range of other defense products), …
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Now we're talkin'! ;)

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Finding Lena Forsen, the Patron Saint of JPEGs

Finding Lena Forsen, the Patron Saint of JPEGs | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
In 1972, a photo of a Swedish Playboy model was used to engineer the digital image format that would become the JPEG. The model herself was mostly a mystery—until now.
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Student Interactives

Student Interactives | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Common Sense Education provides educators and students with the resources they need to harness the power of technology for learning and life. Find a free K-12 Digital Citizenship curriculum, reviews of popular EdTech apps, and resources for protecting student privacy.

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