When the iPad Meets Velcro

May 28, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The iPad in theoretical context 🙂

Cultural Analytics: High-performance Computing and the Humanities

May 21, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Lev Manovich, UC San Diego, delivers a paradigm on the quantitative end in the humanities, Cultural Analytics. The project is Visualizing Patterns in Databases of Cultural Images and Video. The focus is on automatic analysis of visual and media culture: video games, mass media, visual art and cinema.

The intent is analyzing cultural documents through information visualization, currently limited to the study of formal qualities of historical works of Art.

Sinek: How leaders inspire action

May 17, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

“People don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it.” For example, Apple starts with why it does what it does, progresses through how it’s different, and then talks about what it offers.

TEDxNYED: Jeff Jarvis Talk on Reciprocal Learning

May 10, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Jeff Jarvis, author of “What Would Google Do?”, blogs about media and news.
Here Jeff presents his perspective on redefining our interactive learning approaches.
(16 min)

Neofonie’s WeTab slate with a Well Designed Functional User Interface

May 7, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Presentation of the “WeTab 3G” Android slate by Neofonie’s CEO, based in Berlin, Germany. This is a well designed interface, with a 16:9 Format, 1.66GHz Intel Atom N450 processor, 1.3 MP webcam (for instant messaging and Video Conferences), two USB sockets, a flash card reader, integrated WWAN modem, and GMA3150 graphics. With the two USB sockets, the WeTab will allow external devices such as USB keyboards, USB drives and more. It has multi-tasking support, Bluetooth 2.1, Wi-Fi, optional GPS, an ambient light & motion sensor, and an internal fan.

The We-Magazine Ecosystem for publishers could be a great way for publishers and authors to build relationships directly with the customer, rather than through third party distributors. Authors with no e-book or online experience could use the tools offered and be able to distribute their content online.

Magic Piano for iPad by Smule

May 5, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Here’s the Magic Piano app for the iPad, designed by Ge Wang of Smule. This is just a quick tour of some of its capabilities.