Archive for July, 2009

Education in augmented reality

Friday, July 31st, 2009I found this film whilst reading the post 11 industries that will be redefined with augmented realityAnd here's an article on education and ARSlightly different from AR but connected to the education theme is a post Henry Jenkins made in ...

A people will only be free when they control their own communications

Thursday, July 30th, 2009The Guardian writesIn the first of our Activate videos, Gerry Jackson, founder and director of SW Radio Africa, delivers a powerful and humbling presentation on the difficulties of providing independent information to a country stripped of its most fundamental freedoms. ...

The digital elixir of commerce

Thursday, July 30th, 2009The consultancy kzero.co.uk reports that membership of virtual worlds grew by 39% in the second quarter of 2009 to an estimated 579 million. Not all these members are active but I can't think of anything, anywhere, that has grown so ...

True knowledge in the semantic network

Thursday, July 30th, 2009Rennee Blodgett writes about her recent visit to Cambridge and interviews the CEO of True KnowledgeTrue Knowledge improves the experience of finding known facts on the Web. Think: semantic search. Their first service–the True Knowledge Answer Engine–is a major step ...

The intimacy of Blyk

Thursday, July 30th, 2009Over the course of the past week Blyk has evolved from its standalone MVNO status, to integrating with mobile operators, eventually across the world. Bringing with it the knowledge and insight of how to effectively use the mobile platform for ...

Kindle & 1984

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009Jamias Cascio brings his own dimension to the Amazon Kindle story - he writesNow, as I've mentioned a few times, I have a Kindle. I'm reasonably happy with it, and I bought it with open eyes about the implications of ...

Digital Britain loses the plot

Monday, July 27th, 2009Recently a conference took place to discuss Lord Carters report on Digital BritainA while ago I asked David Bollier who had worked with the Aspen Institute for 15 years to help draft a response to the Digital Britain report - ...

television channels are history

Monday, July 27th, 2009says Time Berners LeeThe man credited with creating the web says that television channels will be history and that the internet should be able to offer a random access library of anything that has ever been broadcast. Twenty years after ...

The data flow wars on kindle

Monday, July 27th, 2009I started writing about the dataflow wars on 1st May 2008 and updated that idea several times subsequently thereafter.John Naughton brings to our attention Amazon's terms of service for its Kindle, comparing such terms as just the same as George ...

Only connect

Monday, July 27th, 2009Was the dictum of E.M. Forster - and this is something that technologies of cooperation enable us to do in powerful ways, that create in the process; deeper context and greater meaning in those rapid-fire communications. Outside of the essays, long ...

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