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MIT Tech Review wrote an article to review Loeto, Servedio, Strogatz, & Tria (2017): Dynamics on expanding spaces: modeling the emergence of novelties. The researchers found a mathematical way to identify novelty/innovation from the language. This is great, isn't it? Perhaps we can use this method to measure the degree of novelty of the articles on TCR, NLT, and EdLab blog.
3 years ago
As artificial intelligence becomes a more important part of the sytems we rely on for conducting business, the need for standards to guarantee accountability will grow.  A recent article reviews both the approach to such accountability adopted by IBM and the...
If you have not heard of SCORM, watch the following video:SCORM stands for “Sharable Content Object Reference Model”. It is a set of technical standards for e-learning products to make sure learning resources are re-usable / interoperable across different learning modules. Sounds familiar? Yes, this concept is very similar to our Rhizr except that Rhizr is ba...
Look Familiar?The Learning Theater isn't the only place people are experimenting with technology to create augmented experiences. The 4DSOUND experiment and institute has made a custom environment for listening.A group of composers, tech...
3 years ago
For over a decade I have been arguing that our efforts to advance the programs of the library should be focused less on the middle range of services and more on the extremes.  Initially, I argued that we ought to be investing in high tech services and high touch services instead of more customary or ordinary mid-level services.  The point of the argument is that patrons can get mid-level knowledge ser...
4 years ago
After the Design Team's Way-finding Seminar last month, and in preparation for the opening of the Learning Theater, I have been exploring a few of the options mapped out by the EdLab crew. One that really struck me was adding Russell Hall to a pre-existing way finding app like Google Maps.  In their infinite wisdom Google has provided an indoor mapping option on their open platform ...
Pranav and I are in Las Vegas for the annual Amazon Re:Invent conference. We'll be putting up some technical reports from the conference, but we're having fun as well! The best example thus far was the Pub Crawl that the conference sponsored last night. I think the highlight of the event was visiting the Madam Tussaud's wax museum. Here are two pictures of us with the great Shaq.
My daughter and I are showing some of our artwork at the Mulberry Street branch of NYPL. Hope you can join us for the opening on July 18th. Here is more info.