"Sense Mother is at the head of a family of small connected sensors that blend into your daily life to make it serene, healthy and pleasurable."
A day in the life of Sensemother from Sen.se on Vimeo.
This paper talks about using computer games to measure students for adaptive instruction purpose.
The idea is actually very straightforward. Through interaction with video games, students are asked to make a series of choices related to sciences. The researcher then used the captured data to train the Neural Network. Once enough data have been collected, the students' behavior patterns are essentially captured. It is at this stage that instructors can test diffe...
This afternoon I went to a short seminar at NYPL on the News Challenge Grant offered by the Knight Foundation (you may recall the D&R where Laura and Meredith encouraged you all to submit ideas for grant proposals -- this is who we are submitting to!). Attendees ranged from librarians, entrepreneurs, nonprofits, and coders, and NYPL's CEO & President Dr. Marx was even in attendance.
METRO (Metropolitan New York Library Council) announced that Code4LibNYC is hosting an event for anyone interested in libraries, coding, and systems/web services! The event is on Wed, Sep. 10, 2014 from 2:00pm - 4:00pm and Eric Glass, a GIS/Metadata Librarian from Columbia, will be discussing topics like geospatial data repositories, ebooks platforms created in Python and Django, social media integration in web development, and more!
It's a great op...
My second session at the AWS Summit highlighted the impressive database capabilities of AWS. There are four different database solutions: DynamoDB, RDS, Elasticache, and Redshift. The biggest pitch was for DynamoDB - a NoSQL solution. They even gave out $25 cards to try it out -which apparently should be good for a decent sized proof of concept. The other database solutions were described as well.
Another big theme was that costs keep on going down. This (partially) explains why I didn't write down the cost structures of the various DB solutions.
See below for all the details:
I'm here at the AWS Summit conference at the Jacob Javitz center and am taking notes from a couple of sessions. My first session was on "Understanding AWS Security" by Bill Murray, who's two notches down below Bezos.
If I had to summarize Murray's argument i...
While searching for a proper visualization to illustrate an example in research finding, I came across a new application, Lyra, by UW Interactive Data Lab. Speaker Arvind Satyanarayan's introduction of Lyra reveals an observation that there are two extremes in the data visualization world. The easy-to-use data visualization tools, such as Excel and Tableau, don't function well for customization, while powerful flexible data visualization tools, e.g. D3, requires some programming knowledge. In this video, Arvind illustrat...
I came across this Kickstarter campaign for Otto, the very first GIF camera.
Just imagine the possibilities for Otto, here in the EdLab!
Smartphones are changing the way we experiencing every day life, so it should come as no surprise that they have started to invade the playing fields of America's favorite past times. California's state-of-the-art sports venue, which is currently under construction, will deliver one of the most interactive and tailored fan experiences around, taking what is inherently a non-digital outing and transforming it into something almost completely tech-based. Imagine entering the stadium and receiving step-by-step directions to your seat, pop-ups for food based on your location, discounts on memorabi...
Students in the Mechanical Engineering program at Brooklyn Technical High School, my alma mater, were recently featured for their use of MakerBot 3D printers in the classroom. It is also interesting to hear the instructor distinguish between verbal and tactile learners. Here is the link to the video clip and story.