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As we're starting to rethink Rhizr in our current sprint in the dev team, one thing that came up was how Rhizr can help us map connections between ideas. As users reuse and remix Rhizrs, the branching structure can represent a cool map of interconnections between ideas.In that spirit we wondered if anyone had thought of mapping the vast web of wikipedia entries. This being the internet, of course someone has spent time to build what he called the WikiGalaxy, and it is very cool.http://wiki.polyfra.me
6 days ago
Check out this post from from the DuckDuckGo blog about the Google filter bubble problem. Here is a summary of their "study" findings: What accounts for the variation in search results? What lessons should we keep in mind as we work on search and rec...
Last week Brian Sweeting and I attended the annual conference held by ITHAKA, the company that runs the digital archive JSTOR. Our group convened in the Roosevelt Hotel in Midtown, its lobby decked out with festive, platinum-colored decor and a plump Christmas tree, to discuss the future of higher education.The day began with YS Chi, Chairman of Elsevier, who spends 300 days a year traveling around the world on business....
12 days ago
I discovered some interesting people from an old photo in PK today.from The Chinese Student Club at Teachers College in 1916-------------------------------------------I'm a divider-----------------------------------
Continuing on the theme of new AR development, I watched the following video on new Google AR Core features at the 2018 Google I/O conference.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeZcQguH124A fascinating new feature Google rolled out is Augmented Images. Developers can now tell their AR apps to recognize certain images and bring them to life. When a user holds up her camera to a recognized image, the image will pop out and display 3D features.A fascinating application mentioned i...
Apple released shared AR experiences a while back along with their ARKit2. Here's a video they released to demo the feature https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZhQCVSvq5EIt's powerful. And it's supposed to work peer-to-peer meaning no need for a central server to organize the shared experiences.I think the feature can be a great way to demo and interact with some cool physics. Here's a website that lets you play around w...
Check out this article in Fast Company on the new Nike NYC store. In addition to being a large scale showplace for Nike shoes, with the largest collection under one roof, the facility is an experiment in the relationships between physical and digital enviro...
a month ago
Hui Soo’s recent post on A.I. in education reminds me of a book,
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a month ago
I am working on a conference paper on real-time locating systems (RTLS) in innovative learning spaces recently and find this concept of ubiquitous learning useful to vision innovative learning activities at the Smith Learning Theater.