Here is the 2011 Emerging Technologies Hype Cycle:
"Pioneering Internet Archivists Brewster Kahle and Rick Prelinger on Preservation in the Digital Age" on Democracy NowSubmitted by Julia Martin on Wed, 08/24/2011 - 3:02pm.
They talk about the Google Books Project and the complications of privatizing formerly publicly available libraries.
I'm listening to this now (I embedded the video of the ep, but it's also available in sound only). I hope you guys join me.
This is from Customer Experience Labs whom I follow on Twitter. A pretty cool example of what eye tracking software can show you about the usability of your website. The video of the actual results are towards the end but the rest of the video is informative about the process.
Well guys, I'm breaking from my normal "gossip column" to provide a little enthusiasm and encouragement. I was sent this link by a friend. These are some of the last words of Jack Layton and politics aside, I think they are simple, motivating and positive (and who doesn't need a little of that on a Monday!)
I was listening to Radiolab, and there's a WHOLE SHOW about human computer interaction (aptly named "Talking to machines"). They talk about chat bots, "the most human, human" and this might be worth a break from turntable to enjoy.
Here's the episode.
"The Center, housed at the Media Lab, will focus on the design and study of new mobile technologies and applications, enabling people to learn anywhere anytime with anyone. Research projects will explore location-aware learning applications, mobile sensing and data collection, augmented reality gaming, and other educational uses of mobile technologies."
Looks like they're starting on an App Inventor for the Android platform. Looks interesting and certainly some people to look out for research wise!
I'm putting 'em in Vialogues!
SO this isn't so much about innovation in education so much as something REALLY cool happening with robots. They've made circuits that stick to your skin. They work kind of like temporary tattoos and I can't imagine how useful these things might become.
Knowing my interest in archives and esoteric photos, a friend of mine recently notified me of this blog.
I found another article with a series of photos giving a more robust impression of what's happening there, here are highlights
so there's the more traditional violence and rioting happening (though the graffiti on the wall behind the first car is not specific to education). as well as softer protests like pillow fighting and a super hero dress up (below, and what a great idea).