In light of both Dr. Baker's (awesome!!!) EdLab seminar yesterday and our work thinking about the Gottesman Libraries 4th floor renovation, I thought I would share this interesting talk and project hosted by Columbia Global Thought. Focused on a study that used eye-tracking technology to collect visitor experience at the French national museum on the Second World War. The project aims to map the intersection of memory and experience of historic places. I thought this was especially relevant given our desire to experiment with both new technologies on the 4th floor while acknowledging our historic, archival setting.
Today the EdLab will host Dr. Vivienne Ming (for the 2nd time!)! Dr. Ming was featured as a part of the NewLearningTimes.com Profiles stream (read her Profile here) and will participate in our GroundBREAKERS series of video interviews and podcasts during her visit today! (Thanks team video!) Dr. Ming and her wife will be keynote speakers at SXSWedu this year!
This quote from her site (linked above) really stands-out for me regarding her work and focus on human potential:
"It's a philosophy that Vivienne Ming refined as a doctoral student at Carnegie Mellon University. Now the theoretical neuroscientist — involved in research, entrepreneurial technology and philanthropy — has been named one of Inc. Magazine's 10 Women to Watch in Tech in 2013. 'All of my endeavors are motivated by a desire to maximize human potential,' said Ming. 'It's a big dream, better suited to science fiction than the lab or the board room. But CMU inspired me to try anyhow.'" - CMU, "Revolutionary Potential"
As we continue to think about NLT promotion, it is interesting to consider the devices and operating systems our users are using to access NLT content. What do you think of this timeline? Does Android really still own the mobile market? In every sector?
In light of our upcoming 4th floor renovations, take a moment to explore this Wired coverage of proposed & realized office design plans from the architecture firm that Amazon, Samsung, Tencent, Google have tasked with reinventing their spaces. What are your thoughts? (Notice the TC Routefinder like app featured in the first video!!!)
As the EdLab steps through the looking GLASS and begins Google Glass explorations I thought I would share this infographic re: how the technology works. Please add additional thoughts and resources re: the "glass works" below!
(Flex Sensor via Wikimedia Commons)
Would you wear your tech on your sleeve?
Wearable tech has been around since the early 90's as bluetooth-enabled devices started to invade ears around the world. Now, we are entering a new "wearable" era, one in which devices are both functional and beautiful. For anyone who has followed my blog posts over the past almost 3 years knows that I have been a strong proponent of (obsessed with) sensor-based technologies (I mention FitBit & Withings in this post from Aug. '11). However, would I necessarily wear Glass on my morning commute? Possibly not (if only b/c I worry it might be stolen on my hour-plus, multi subway line commute to Morningside).
Thanks to the hard work of Hui Soo & Daniel (plus a bit of prodding from me), we have a new EdLab listing on the TC homepage! Looks great! Excited to track whether or not referrals from this site increase with the new design? Also, it is the first time NLT & SSK have been included. Exciting times!
Professor Shih-Fu Chang from the Departments of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Columbia University will share the work of his Digital Video and Multimedia Lab. Add your thoughts to the vialogue embedded below!
A big thank you to the EdLab team for assisting in the gathering and finalizing of the EdLab listing for entrepreneurship.columbia.edu! Most of all, a big thank-you to Chris McGarry and his team for adding us and for remaining open to last-minute edits! I am thrilled that we are a part of this impressive roster of entrepreneurship-focsed resources for Columbia Business school (& beyond!) and look-forward to additional ways for us to collaborate and share resources in the future! Please be sure to share this site across your networks!
Jeremy Waite, the social evangelist for Adobe tweeted the image below via @ChrisBrogan. I think it is apropos to a collaborative work space, the future of the classroom AND to the design of seating on the future 4th floor.