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Submitted by Hui Soo Chae on Tue, 2016-05-24 04:09

Check out this story about Sesame Ventures in the New Yorker.

Some of the more interesting excerpts:

...Sesame Ventures anticipates helping the Workshop to approach digital technology in the same experimental spirit with which it once approached TV, and to prepare it for future technological shifts.

Submitted by Hui Soo Chae on Mon, 2016-05-09 18:50

Check out this story about DeepDrumpf, the Donald Trump bot. Bradley Hayes, the MIT researcher who created it, used a recurrent neural network to build the Trump simulator.

The project sounds similar to Tay, Microsoft's AI chat bot.

I look forward to the creation of the TCR poetry bot (to be build this summer by one of the Learning Theater interns).

Submitted by Hui Soo Chae on Mon, 2016-05-09 00:21

Check out this story on Finnish libraries.

Apparently, they are in the business of creating experiences. Patrons can borrow "bikes, chairs, outdoor social games, and traditional instruments".

Submitted by Hui Soo Chae on Wed, 2016-05-04 11:15

Gary and I are attending a talk by Professor Kurt VanLehn.

Here is an abstract of the presentation:

Submitted by Hui Soo Chae on Thu, 2015-11-26 03:13

Check out this interview with Sari Feldman, president of the American Library Association.

Some highlights:

The place, the actual library space, is undergoing a transformation because there's so much more collaborative activity and making.

...the projects, the platform of what's happening, and libraries are not only gaining digital content from outside vendors, but they're creating digital content.

Submitted by Hui Soo Chae on Tue, 2015-07-28 11:08

Members of the TC Community are attending a talk by Matt Taylor titled, "Design Assumptions for the 21st Century."

I will post highlights/questions on this post.

Submitted by Hui Soo Chae on Wed, 2015-07-15 06:28

Today at a NLT Visualized meeting I learned about a Library where you can check out people instead of books. While trying to learn more I came across these libraries with no books.

Happy reading.

Submitted by Hui Soo Chae on Tue, 2015-06-23 23:07

I have argued for a while that I think the target audience for mSchool should be teachers. It makes sense given our institutional context and our deep knowledge of the education space. This story from the Atlantic further highlights the fit between educators and online education.

Submitted by Hui Soo Chae on Wed, 2015-06-10 23:48

Check out this story in Fast Company titled, "How to Store Your Data for a Million Years.

Some highlights:

- How can we use DNA as a storage mechanism?

- In 2012 biologists encoded a book on DNA

- ""You could take all the information of the world and store it in a few grams of DNA."

- Another challenge is making sure future civilizations can decode the data.

Submitted by Hui Soo Chae on Tue, 2015-06-02 22:48

If you want to see the future of smartphone apps, forget Silicon Valley and head to Seoul. According to this story in the NYTimes, Seoul is 3-4 years ahead of San Francisco in terms of internet infrastructure.