Kenya launches Africa's first Open Data Initiative - TNW Africa Kenya recently launched Sub-Saharan Africa’s first Open Data Initiative, and is one of a series of firsts for the East African country this year, which has included the launch of Africa’s first mobile apps lab back in June. The Kenya Open Data Initiative (KODI) was launched at a high profile event in Nairobi yesterday, with Kenya’s President Mwai Kibaki present as well as politicians, government officials and IT professionals. It was launched in partnership with organizations such as The World Bank, Ushahidi and the iHub.
3-D It Yourself, Thanks to New Library Site (Courtesy NYPL Labs)Samuel Dixon crossing Niagara. Four years ago, a San Francisco artist and writer named Joshua Heineman began making animated versions of digitized vintage stereographs from the New York Public Library’s collection and posting them on his blog. The project quickly went viral, attracting as many as 70,000 visitors a day to its mesmerizing 3-D animations of old-school cyclists zipping around on penny-farthings and heavy-skirted matrons reclining over a picnic.
Artistes – Electropixel 11minute69 – “B0DYSC4PES” The 1 minute 69 collective artists play on illusion, and work the concept of representation through performance, audiovisual facilities, architectural projections and video scenography. Opening the way for new artistic practices, digital technology applied to sensory devices are an integral part of their dynamics of research, where space, the body, the sound and image are inextricably linked. Why the Music Industry Must Change Its Strategy to Reach Digital Natives Mark Mulligan is vice president and research director at Forrester Research, serving consumer product strategy professionals. He is a leading expert on music and digital media. The music industry's fortunes (or lack thereof) are familiar to most. The CD is suffering one of the longest death rattles in consumer product history, and it is becoming painfully clear that digital downloads are no knight in shining armor about to whisk up the fallen music business and ride off into the revenue growth sunset.
Virtual Trails and Apps - Edinburgh City of Literature Home > The Literary City > Visit > Literary Attractions > Virtual Trails and Apps Sometimes the only way to experience a literary city is to download a good guide and go for a walk. From exquisite sculptures to dangerous literary stomping grounds, there’s treasure for the independent Edinburgh adventurer. Kony2012: The Problem With Invisible Childrens Viral Video Crusade Against Joseph Kony Most Americans began this week not knowing who Joseph Kony was. That’s not surprising: most Americans begin every week not knowing a lot of things, especially about a part of the world as obscured from their vision as Uganda, the country where Kony and his Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) commenced a brutal insurgency in the 1980s that lingers to this day. A viral video that took social media by storm over the past two days has seemingly changed all that. Produced by Invisible Children, a San Diego-based NGO, “Kony2012″ is a half-hour plea for Americans and global netizens to pay attention to Kony’s crimes — which include abducting over 60,000 children over two decades of conflict, brutalizing them and transforming many into child soldiers — and to pressure the Obama Administration to find and capture him. (VIDEO: The Lord’s Resistance Army Hunts Children in Sudan)
Submit Your Video Projects We are always glad to view new projects from fellow VJs/Video Artists and will certainly take time to watch every submissions, please be patient as it may take some time until videos are posted on the site due to the large amount of projects we receive. Quality of content on our site is important to keep viewers interested, often the reason for refusals will be due to the following: low definition, poor editing, copyright infringement, bad sound and image quality. If you are unsure of the quality of your video please, feel free to ask questions by mailing us HERE. We do offer video editing services if you already have existing footage and cannot edit it, we’ll make it nice and clean for you. Please fill in the form with your Artist Name, your Email, the Video Title, the Video Editor, the Audio Tracks You Used, a short Description. See Supported Video Sites.
Michael Burk Floating about is a game, which uses a pocket projector as an interface to create an environment that allows players to experience a connection between reality and a virtual world. Today most augmented reality games for smart phones are bound to the small screens of their devices. Thereby only an image of reality is augmented with virtual content, not reality itself. To solve this problem, a handheld projector was used to display virtual elements. This way ordinary city walls are being transformed into multidimensional screens that allow for a deeper level of immersion. Regarding our concept we looked into cultural and social implications that come with the spreading of technology, which provides constant internet access and is accessible with ubiquitous technologies like augmented reality.
Welcome to Fairtrade Fair Trade is a term that is often used and sometimes abused. Certifications, compliance and interpretations of what is fair vary greatly from country to country, industry to industry and company to company. We feel it is important to take a second and give you our perspective on fair trade. At Earth Divas fair trade is fundamental to everything we do. wish you were here 18 artists – 72 artworks – 20 sq. meters It’s happening in the heart of St. Gilles, just off the magnificent Maison Communale. It’s the opening of Galerie-Up.