Posted on November 30, 2009 by teachernz
At TED|India the genius that is Pranav Mistry
revisits his sixth sense device, shares other human interface devices
he’s worked on in the past and shows us a possible future of ubiquitous
information and gesture based digital interaction. He also
reveals that the software behind sixth sense technology is to be
released as open source.
If you’ve seen sixth sense before
– there’s more here, as well as an unusual use for a regular sheet of
paper. If you can’t wait, the real fun starts at about 8:00
Where does this guy get his ideas?
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Posted on November 10, 2009 by teachernz
I discovered Gravatar
over a year ago and have used it to represent me visually on blog
comments and to give my online identity some consistency in other
online spaces. A few weeks ago I changed my Twitter
avatar and, after recently leaving a blog comment with an avatar that
didn’t match, I decided it was time for a Gravatar update. If
you’re not using Gravatar why not give it a try?
Looking over the history of my evolving Gravatar avatars-
I remembered that between
@rakt had asked…
and the simple answer is… I don’t use an avatar creator. I make them from photographs in a variety of ways.
I usually start with a full face colour portrait. Then I’ll change the colour/contrast/fill settings using Picasa. After that I open the photo in an older version of Paint Shop Pro, Paint.net or GIMPshop,
copy half of my face and play with the effects until I create something
I like. Sometimes I’ll flip the tablet screen and use ArtRage
to draw or trace over a photo. When I’m semi-satisfied I copy and
mirror my half face, tidy things up and finish off in Picasa or
whatever suits me. Mostly it’s just playing and experimenting
until I’m happy with what I see.
Here’s a few samples to demonstrate a little of what I do.
Of course it doesn’t always work…
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Posted on November 4, 2009 by teachernz
In this video from Edutopia, James Paul Gee talks collaboration, problem solving, knowledge creation and much more. Eleven minutes well spent.
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