[Apr. 28] A Sneak Preview of Wolfram|Alpha: Computational Knowle apr282009 Video Watch via YouTube: Screencast from the Wolfram|Alpha team: Special audio David Weinberger interviews Stephen Wolfram for Radio Berkman: Full: Edited: Webcast and remote participation This event will be webcast live on Tuesday, April 28, at 3:00pm ET (or just a few minutes later): Note: RSVP is not necessary to join the webcast. In-person attendance Tuesday, April 28, 3:00 pm Austin East Classroom, Austin Hall, Harvard Law School We have reached capacity for this event. In brief There's been great anticipation around Stephen Wolfram's ambitious project to create a comprehensive "computational knowledge engine." Stephen Wolfram is the creator of Mathematica, the author of A New Kind of Science, and now the creator of Wolfram|Alpha.
Troys: One Twitter Script to Rule Them All - ReadWriteWeb Over the past year, all the major tech blogs have done round-up articles of great Greasemonkey scripts to use with Twitter (including us). What this says about Twitter's native functionality we aren't sure, but we know we've had upwards of 10 separate scripts installed and active at different times. All that is going to end, at least for the next little while, as we have just found the GM script that does everything (and we mean everything). It's the innocently named, Troy's Twitter Script (created by Troy Thompson) that we first noticed written up over on TechRaga. After installing the script and visiting Twitter, we found so many useful tweaks to almost every Twitter view that it was almost overwhelming. Here's what it does broken down into three main functionalities: Enhancement: Links in tweets are automatically expanded and replaced with the target page title if available. New Hotness: A new search field added to Twitter sidebar.
elearnspace Digitization is deceptive in that the deep impact isn’t readily observable. Remember when MOOCs were going to transform higher education? Or when personalized learning was going to do away with instructors? Going back about a century ago, audio, then video, was also going to disrupt education. All of these trends have been window dressing – a facade more reflective of the interests of those who advocate for them rather than a substantive departure from established norms. Yet, change is happening, often under the radar of enthusiasts because it’s harder to sell a technology product or draw clicks to a website when being nuanced and contextual. In 2004, I tried to respond to the network/digitization alpha trend by describing the new actions and experiences that were available to learners: Connectivism: A Learning Theory for the Digital Age. Enter the artifact… One aspect of connectivism that has great potential for development is the role of the artifact in learning.
Mikogo: Free Online Meetings Brain-Twitter project offers hope to paralyzed patients - CNN.co By Richard Allen Greene CNN (CNN) -- Adam Wilson posted two messages on Twitter on April 15. The first one, "GO BADGERS," might have been sent by any University of Wisconsin-Madison student cheering for the school team. The brain-computer interface allows people to compose a tweet by focusing on the desired letter. His second post, 20 minutes later, was a little more unusual: "SPELLING WITH MY BRAIN." Wilson, a doctoral student in biomedical engineering, was confirming an announcement he had made two weeks earlier -- his lab had developed a way to post messages on Twitter using electrical impulses generated by thought. That's right, no keyboards, just a red cap fitted with electrodes that monitor brain activity, hooked up to a computer flashing letters on a screen. The development could be a lifeline for people with "locked-in syndrome" -- whose brains function normally but who cannot speak or move because of injury or disease. Watch a demonstration of the technology » Vital Signs Watch Dr.
Building Your Teacher-to-Teacher Community! | SimpleTechIntegrat Nothing found for Archief Ecp-av-workshops-mengvoer-voor-videof Paulus Veltman sluiten Auteur: Paulus Veltman Naam : Paulus Veltman E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: Biografie: Meer van deze auteur (127) Geschreven op: 20 April, 2009 - 17:42 Rubriek: ECP AV Workshops Donderdag en vrijdag naar The Next Web 2009 geweest? Kennis delen De AV Workshops zijn een initiatief van mediabedrijf ECP (European Communication Projects). Variatie In het Amsterdamse Wetenschappelijk Centrum Watergraafsmeer werd het publiek getrakteerd op ruim een dozijn presentaties. Techniek Ook de meer technische presentaties stonden in het teken van de snelle veranderingen die op dit moment plaatsvinden. Ik was zelf erg onder de indruk van het relaxte verhaal dat cameraman Robert Berger (foto hierboven) vertelde over zijn ervaringen met de RED ONE 4k camera. Wist je trouwens dat jitter een – hoorbaar – probleem met de klokfrequentie van de sampler is? Nieuwe media Ook de liefhebbers van nieuwe media kwamen aan hun trekken. Gerelateerde berichten op Zoomz:
McSweeney's Internet Tendency: Internet-Age Writing Syllabu ENG 371WR: Writing for Nonreaders in the Postprint Era M-W-F: 11:00 a.m.—12:15 p.m. Instructor: Robert Lanham Course Description As print takes its place alongside smoke signals, cuneiform, and hollering, there has emerged a new literary age, one in which writers no longer need to feel encumbered by the paper cuts, reading, and excessive use of words traditionally associated with the writing trade. Instant messaging. Prerequisites Students must have completed at least two of the following. ENG: 232WR—Advanced Tweeting: The Elements of DrollLIT: 223—Early-21st-Century Literature: 140 Characters or LessENG: 102—Staring Blankly at Handheld Devices While Others Are TalkingENG: 30—Advanced Blog and Book SkimmingENG: 231WR—Facebook Wall Alliteration and AssonanceLIT: 202—The Literary Merits of LolcatsLIT: 209—Internet-Age Surrealistic Narcissism and Self-Absorption Required Reading Materials The Writing Is on the Wall: Why Print/Reading Will Go the Way of the Pictograph Week 1: Reading is stoopid
Interface experiments for a new live report on hypernarrative.co Over the last few years I’ve worked on different live reports for different kind of festivals. I like what you can make with (almost) realtime information based on the API’s of other services. For the Urban Explorers festival in May this year I started working on a new interface. The amount of aggregated information can be overwhelming for people, so I’m looking at how can you keep it understandable for new visitors. Blip API The idea is to start working with the Blip API. I haven’t exactly figured out what it should look like, but just started to make some interfaces to see what works and what doesn’t. Last week the Next Web conference was organized in the Netherlands. The Next Hack from Wilbert Baan on Vimeo. The Next Web live video + tweets experiment – Yunoo presentation from Wilbert Baan on Vimeo. I looked at a full screen interface that could work in a pop-up or fill your entire screen. Interface Experiment 1 from Wilbert Baan on Vimeo.
HootSuite-ultimate-Twitter-profile-management-toolbox In early April, Adam Wilson posted a status update on the social networking Web site Twitter -- just by thinking about it. Just 23 characters long, his message, "using EEG to send tweet," demonstrates a natural, manageable way in which "locked-in" patients can couple brain-computer interface technologies with modern communication tools. A University of Wisconsin-Madison biomedical engineering doctoral student, Wilson is among a growing group of researchers worldwide who aim to perfect a communication system for users whose bodies do not work, but whose brains function normally. Among those are people who have amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), brain-stem stroke or high spinal cord injury. Some brain-computer interface systems employ an electrode-studded cap wired to a computer. The electrodes detect electrical signals in the brain -- essentially, thoughts -- and translate them into physical actions, such as a cursor motion on a computer screen. Schalk agrees.
Create Your YtDub! Plot Your Twitter Followers On A Map - MMMeeja Blog Yahoo Pipes are a pretty cool way to create mashups fast and this post will teach you how to plot your Twitter followers or friends on a map and embed it into your blog in less than five minutes! Yes, five minutes, set your stopwatch running... now! There are two pipes to choose from, one for your Twitter followers and one for your Twitter friends. The first one requires your Twitter password (and sends it over an unencrypted connection) so it might be best to try the one for your friends first. Click the link and enter your Twitter username. Can you see a map? Great! And here are the finished results: Feed viewers, to see the map, you’ll need to click through to the article. Pretty damn cool! Stop the clock!
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