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Tonight, Thursday, February 26 at 6:00pm, the Book History Colloquium presents: The Future of the (Digital) Book: A talk by Diana Taylor, Professor of Latin American Studies and Performance, New York University and Alexei Taylor, interactive designer The talk addresses two major quandaries regarding the future of the (digital) scholarly book. The first has to do with the concept of "book" when applied to books written for the screen and read on phones by generations that have grown up with the internet and touch screen devices. What role does a press have when "books" ar...
This morning I am excited to report back from the CROWDED (I just got a seat after sitting on the theater stairs) Personalizationpalooza conference held at Hearst Corp. headquarters on 57th. The morning started with a quick networking session and updates from NYC Media Lab re: their seed projects and Hearst. Beitao Li, search engineer at Tumblr regaled us with the blog platform's personalization M.O.. I could summarize this as A/B test the heck out of every user assumption and change + fail fast and reverse direction quickly when something isn't working well.
There is a lot of talk in online communities about how Google Chrome, which has already overrun Internet Explorer by a storm as the mmost used browser in the world (just like how its mail product Gmail has beaten Microsoft Hotmail to its knees), has become really bloated and slow. Chrome's speed and lightweightness were the main factors users shifted to it in the first place. The reason I never really became frie...
[caption id="attachment_22209" align="alignright" width="300"] Copyright graffiti - photo credit: Horia Varlan[/caption] Do you have anything that is copyrighted? Have you ever written a research paper, poem, piece of music, or short story? Taken a photograph or a sound or video recording? I...
In a recent blog post, I talked about how the development of young athletes depends mostly on support from their parents and coaches. Parents play a vital role. Parents are encouraged to allow their children to experiment in order to figure out which sport they are most interested in. Even though a recent report from the NCAA indicates that high school...
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This week's Weird Wednesday involves a scantily clad young boy gesturing confidently toward an unseeable something while peering smugly over his glasses. What message is this photo sending? Is there a reason why he's shirtless? What does it all mean? I would date this photo somewhere in the 1950s, given the crew-cut and sick glasses. This image courtesy of Pocket Knowledge. A surprise in every pocket!
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It is a quite evident that many children of low-income families do no breeze through their education. Many researchers point to socio economic status as one of the most important factors in student achievement. Students from low-income families are often hindered by their misfortune and those from high-income families often have a head start in their education. This piece highlights the efforts of two Harvard researchers to buck this tre...
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Today’s top stories on learning, carefully selected by the NLT Team 1. A good teacher is always looking over your shoulder. And is a robot. Full story from Fast Company 2. Design that makes the grade.Full story from BBC 3. The scientific benef...
7 years ago
Today’s top stories on learning, carefully selected by the NLT Team 1. Concerns over student privacy in schools are not going away. Full story from Yahoo News 2. Every kid needs [at least] a day at the museum to learn science. Full sto...
#TinyBookTuesday presents A New Pictorial Scripture Alphabet for the Assistance and Amusement of Very Young Learners by F. Clarke in 1848! This tiny book was published by Gates & Stedman, 116 Nassau Street, New York.