Tools&Methods « Visualizing the Invisible Using Large Screens for Brainstoming Posted by Michael Koch in Academic, Tools&Methods on September 21, 2010 Lets start with an interesting project in the ModLab at University Bochum. As stated in the earlier post, the researchers in Bochum are working on using large interactive screens in modeling workshops. Google Wave As we announced in August 2010, we are not continuing active development of Google Wave as a stand-alone product. Google Wave will be shut down in April 2012. This page details the implication of the turn down process for Google Wave.
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