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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...
As we work to develop approaches to environmental video for the Learning Theater is it useful to consider examples of such material used to reinforce and extend content presentations of various kinds.  With that in mind, take a look at how such environmental video is being use on the set of a new Netflix show - Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj. Notice both the custom video walls and the f...
2 months ago
As you have heard, Hui Soo and I are at the Transitions 18 Conference on next generation learning spaces.  The conference is being held at Canyon Valley High School in Phoenix.  To get things started Hui Soo sprung into action capturing photos. I took a more meta perspective in capturing the capturing process.
Check out a DSI Seminar on the COSMOS project that will bring high bandwidth, low latency wireless to our neighborhood. What new learning applications can you imagine with this new testbed? “Sense, Collect and Move Data” DSI Center Seminar
3 months ago
Are we now moving beyond home schooling to unschooling? A recent article in Reason suggests that parents who once turned to home schooling are now moving beyond that to a type of learning that avoids all of the trappings of formal schooling.  The possibilities for this unschooling approach seem to be growing. What would need to happen for this trend to accelerate?
With the continuing interest in podcasts and our upcoming project to reimagine archiving, a project to preserve podcasts at Metro seems particular timely. The project will raise and address some issues that are unique to the preservation of audio files.  
As we consider development of a new platform for the archives it is useful to consider some forward leaning examples.One such example is the National Archives of the UAE  In addition to managing the physical archives shown above and an archives exhibit center, the National Archives of the UAE also offer a
Take a look at the total environment created for a wedding celebration:There are a number of stagecraft techniques used in creating this environment that are intriguing but the ones that caught my attention and described in the accompanying article are: 
A piece in TechCrunch provides an overview of the transition to experiential commerce. It highlights not only the rise of experience in retail, but also the growth of the infrastructure for online commerce that is absorbing basic transactions formerly handled face-to-face. What do the growth of rich experiences as introductions to resources and o...
While the negative consequences of AI and related technologies have been discussed for advanced societies where such technologies are being introduced first, there has been less discussion of the impact in the context of developing countries. A brief article in phys.org highlights several of the most likely negative consequences, including unemployment, wealth co...