Here's a brand-new offering from a website called Serious Eats. They are using Brightcove to distribute, and they even have a University of Pheonix ad that came up when I first watched this episode... I'm curious what kind of arrangement they may have made with Brightcove to do this.
It seems Zotero is gathering some steam as a web tool for managing citations. The cool thing about it is that the development project was headed up at George Mason University by Dan Cohen. He is the Director of Research Projects at the Center for History and New Media there. We have to look this group up.
They have chosen to make this tool widely available. I haven't used it yet, but I did sit through this straight-forward tutorial, and it looks useful. Currently I most commonly use bookmarks to ma...
We often talk about tools that have knowledge "built into them." I thought this was a cool example:
Cory Doctorow writes:
The Spark Talking Bug Identifier is a magnifying glass with a bug-identifying expert system built into the handle. Find a bug and answer a series of directed yes/no questions and the glass will tell you what bug you're looking at (as far as it can tell, anyway).
Is it a cricket or a katydid? Help your buddin...
I suspect this is a marketing scheme, and will not last forever, but you never know... The New York Public Library will print you a book for free. Sure, it needs to be on the list, but that list is just going to keep growing (and how many books can you read anyway?). This stunt is a good example of the kind of changes we'll be talking about at the seminar tomorrow.
From Boing Boing:
From The New York Public Library has just installed an E...
We've published this week's After > Ed line-up. We'd still love your feedback as we continue to experiment with content and formats. Please note that we've shrunk the size of the videos to create a good viewing experience, but we may not have reduced it enough (it's unclear why it isn't already very smooth... it may be a Brightcove issue). Let us know how it looks to you on and off campus. Thanks!
The channel is now on our website! Currently there is just a teaser episode, but, as those of you in the lab know, there is a lot of production going on. Our next line-up will go live next Friday.
Right now the channel is not in the optimal place. My thought is that over the next month, we will build a new homepage around the video player, and eventually switch the site to feature the new page. It's time for a change!
Check out this video for a preview of a new twist on an old industry.
I'm not sure if viral marketing will blow up any time soon, but I do think the Rube Goldberg machine is a thing of beauty (even if they did edit the video here and there). Also, it offers a concise view of suburban materialism, with all the bells and whistles... a State of the Nation, if you will.
In this recent Authors@Google talk, Cory Doctorow offers an overview on how new technologies and media are transforming the global economy — and changing the way we live.
He gives a great (if somewhat frantic) talk that explores many aspects of this issue, with several digressions into subjects like ebooks, DRM, Creative Commons, and patents.
(Also, notice the production value that is similar to, and sometimes worse, than our seminar podcasts. No need for window dressing when the content is great...)
Eric Faden, a student at Stanford, has created this short film to try Walt Disney's patience. It is a beautiful film (of a certain sort) that reuses content you may recognize to tell an entirely different kind of story.
Want to get a good sense of how far you can really go with "fair use" to infringe on copyright? This story is for you. Props to Mr. Faden for a job well done.
**Don't skip the FBI warning.
Check out this linguistic map generated with a simple web survey. I don't think this is what the TSI development team has in mind for the new Smarter Survey tool, but I thought it was not without merit.