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Arquitetura de informação, usabilidade, user experience design, interatividade e diversão.
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Backstage.bbc.co.uk blog: BBC Backstage the ebook retrospective Pink Noise and the Rhythms of our Brains | explora As should be expected by now, there was yet another article in the NY Times recently that started me thinking (Watch out... this can be dangerous!). The article ('Bringing New Understanding to the Director's Cut', 3/1/10) discussed how the editing of a movie, i.e., the number of shots in each scene, how long they appear onscreen, the pacing, and the order in which they are bundled together greatly affects our perception of the movie. And that includes convincing ourselves we just saw a ‘terrific’ film, even if we didn’t find the film to be all that good. According to studies by James E. The technical name for this phenomenon is the One Over Frequency pattern, or 1/f, and it’s commonly referred to in the film industry as ‘pink noise’. What’s interesting is that both the level and frequency of 1/f levels has dramatically increased over the years.

3 things that BBC Online has given to online journalism It’s now 3 weeks since the BBC announced 360 online staff were to lose their jobs as part of a 25% cut to the online budget. It’s a sad but unsurprising part of a number of cuts which John Naughton summarises as: “It’s not television”, a sign that “The past has won” in the internal battle between those who saw consumers as passive vessels for TV content, and those who credited them with some creativity. Dee Harvey likewise poses the question: “In the same way that openness is written into the design of the Internet, could it be that closedness is written into the very concept of the BBC?” If it is, I don’t think it can remain that way for ever. 1. The BBC’s way of writing for the web has always been a template for good web writing, not least because of the BBC’s experience with having to meet similar challenges with Ceefax – the two shared a content management system and journalists writing for the website would see the first few pars of their content cross-published on Ceefax too. 2. 3.

INSTRUMENTOS MUSICAIS E SUAS FAIXAS DE FREQUÊNCIAS SONORAS | 33 Rotações Para algumas pessoas, ouvir música é sempre um experiência; para outras, uma simples música de fundo. O que realmente importa é a música estar presente na vida das pessoas. Com a explosão da música digital, a compressão do registro sonoro tornou-se uma constante no universo musical, o que, por um lado, colocou o som em diversos equipamentos portáteis como iPods e tocadores de MP3, e nos permitiu também ver e ouvir música em qualquer lugar que possua acesso remoto pelo YouTube ou qualquer outro provedor de serviço de mídia. Não que antigamente não pudéssemos levar a música conosco, não da forma tão portátil como hoje, mas o walkman fez um belo papel com as fitas cassetes. E é essa música sem compressão que faz o disco de vinil tão atualizado nos dias de hoje. Mas o quando o assunto é áudio, sempre há polêmica; e ouvir música em um som "dos grandes", bem acomodado, realmente é mais contagiante. Confira o universo das frequências -

Campfire Journalism » The Building Blocks of a Multimedia Story You have pages of notes, hundreds of photos, and hours of audio and video. Now what? Turning raw material into a cohesive and compelling story is the main challenge for a multimedia journalist. Here is some simple, yet effective, advice on how to structure a story from three storytellers and educators: “Anecdote and Moment of Reflection” Ira Glass, the producer of the radio and television documentary show This American Life, says that every great audio or video story has two elements: an anecdote and a moment of reflection. An anecdote is the sequence of actions that builds the momentum and raises questions to be answered. A moment of reflection is the point when someone clearly says, “here is the point of the story.” Often a reporter will have one of the two elements, Glass says, but both are needed; Your job to be ruthless and to understand that either you don’t have a sequence of actions that works or you don’t have a moment of reflection. “Find the Arc of the Story” McAdams writes:

Técnica de Pomodoro: Melhorar a Produtividade Existem inúmeras formas de melhorar a sua produtividade enquanto freelancer. A lei de Pareto é um delas. Mas existe outra que descobri há bem pouco tempo e que me pareceu bastante interessante partilhá-la com os leitores. Tem como nome técnica de Pomodoro. Tal como todos os outros métodos, este também exige muita disciplina pessoal. Este método foi criada em 1992 por Francesco Cirillo. Trabalhe numa tarefa durante 25 minutos sem parar. Depois de cada tarefa, marque com um X num papel significando que essa tarefa foi concluída. A ténica de Pomodoro é bastante simples. A pressão pode ser sua aliada quando é bem utilizada. O tempo dos workaholics já passou. Um dos grandes problemas freelancers é terem demasiado trabalho e não saberem o que vão fazer com ele, tornando-os desorganizados e pouco produtivos. Ao apontar que mais tarde deve realizar alguma coisa, impede que você se esqueça daquilo que tem de fazer. A simplicidade deste método é enorme. Obriga-o a anotar demasiadas vezes Abraço

How journalism educators can integrate more multimedia into their teaching Every teacher knows that pit-of-the-stomach moment when you head into a new term and ask yourself the tough question: What can I be doing to make this course better? The nerves accompany the question because more work always seems to accompany the answer. Those of us who have taught journalism over the last decade have felt course prep work expand exponentially as online and social media tools change the world of reporting and audience engagement. Well, put away the Pepto-Bismol. Here are some projects I recently shared with my University of Wisconsin-Madison students to show them how multimedia storytelling can be used … To add something new to a storyThis slideshow from the Howard County Times, a weekly in Maryland, proves that you don’t need massive resources to produce compelling multimedia. When showing this project to my students, I took them through the text narrative to show how different it is from the multimedia piece. Tags: Journalism education and training, Multimedia

Conseguindo a eloqüência na oratória O uso de técnicas retóricas. As técnicas retóricas são essenciais ao orador. Elas colocam ordem nas frases. Fazem com que a fala do orador seja agradável aos ouvidos. No entanto, as técnicas retóricas, por melhor que sejam, não necessariamente são persuasivas. Isto é, não necessariamente, mesmo usando-as corretamente, o orador conseguirá atingir seu objetivo. Não obstante sejam importantíssimas, as técnicas retóricas alcançam, em termos de força de comunicação, não mais do que 20% do resultado final. Muitos oradores acreditam que, se bem aplicarem as técnicas retóricas, suas falas serão brilhantes e persuasivas. Eloqüência, o fator fundamental. A probabilidade de conseguir efetivos resultados aumenta consideravelmente se o fator fundamental se fizer presente na comunicação com o público. O orador - se quiser destacar-se - necessariamente precisa ser eloqüente. O bom comunicador se preocupa – acertadamente – em utilizar-se de técnicas retóricas para conseguir atingir seus objetivos.

Why Open Source Misses the Point of Free Software by Richard Stallman When we call software “free,” we mean that it respects the users' essential freedoms: the freedom to run it, to study and change it, and to redistribute copies with or without changes. This is a matter of freedom, not price, so think of “free speech,” not “free beer.” These freedoms are vitally important. They are essential, not just for the individual users' sake, but for society as a whole because they promote social solidarity—that is, sharing and cooperation. Tens of millions of people around the world now use free software; the public schools of some regions of India and Spain now teach all students to use the free GNU/Linux operating system. The free software movement has campaigned for computer users' freedom since 1983. Not all of the users and developers of free software agreed with the goals of the free software movement. The two terms describe almost the same category of software, but they stand for views based on fundamentally different values. Conclusion

StoryMonster: More gesture funs (Delsarte prt 2) Time for round two! You lucky kids. So the last blog post had the body split up the Delsarte way. Head, heart, & body (or, as a commenter before had mentioned, mental, moral, & vital.) Head, torso, limbs--each with three more splits of the same. And, in those sections, there are even more divisions! The eyes, for example, are split: head in pupil, iris is heart, and white is body. (There are also divisions for the nose, mouth, around the eyes, etc...it's a crash course so we can't get in to all of that. Hands (the head part of the body section) also have three parts: palm = body, back = heart, side = head. So, it makes sense why holding the back of your hand to your forehead = romantic faint (heart to head) vs. palm of hand to head (more logical--do you have a fever?) The power & movement behind the head/heart/body divisions also had those three parts. Delsarte took all these movements & pieces and created exercises and gestures that symbolized the characters' emotions & desires.

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