Aurasma in the Classroom: Mediated Selves // Who ARe You?

As part of my Teacher Education course on Social Media in Education, I chose to look into Alternate Reality (AR) applications to education. I focus on one specific app, Aurasma and the new opportunities it creates for teachers. I truly believe AR is an integral part of the way the next generation will learn.

Dear Canada, this Valentine’s, here’s why I love you…

Tuesday, 9 February 2010, 22:58 | Category : Environment, Musings, Uncategorized
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Without a doubt, Canada is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Okay, so I’m a little biased. But with such range and vast, stretches of wilderness, can you blame me? Anyway, I caught this ad last week, and I made a point to seek it out and watch it again (which really […]

NFB’s WaterLife Interactive

I am so impressed with the folk at the National Film Board (of Canada). They just keep pumping out top-notch content. First their amazing free iPhone / iPod Touch app (that allows you to screen entire films), and now WaterLife. Their latest initiative is an interactive site centred on the idea that our Great Lakes […]

A Parisian Love Story, according to Google

Wednesday, 2 December 2009, 19:44 | Category : Musings, Uncategorized, web
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Poetic. And sweet. Who could have predicted 10 years ago that we’d be telling stories via searches… For more in this brilliant series, head here.

IF. Live Curious

Monday, 30 November 2009, 19:13 | Category : Uncategorized
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This is Nat Geo’s latest promo and I must say, it’s a very good one. I had to pause and think about the sequence of Ifs, but all in all, definitely moving. My kudos to the creative masterminds.

Human ingenuity knows no bounds…

Thursday, 26 November 2009, 22:13 | Category : Musings, Technology, Uncategorized
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This Chinese farmer is a robotics enthusiast in his spare time…He uses spare parts and leftovers…

Thoughts on Thoughts: The Mind Under Extreme Duress

Wednesday, 25 November 2009, 19:18 | Category : Health, Psychology, Uncategorized
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So two stories I came across recently made me think about the brain’s ability to cope under extreme stress. The first is the story of the recently-freed Iranian-Canadian Journalist, Maziar Bahari, who was held captive for 118 days following election protests in Iran. He was arrested and held under suspicion of being a spy. During […]

Between You and I on Mediated Experiences

Friday, 20 November 2009, 19:54 | Category : Uncategorized
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Earlier this September the Canadian Film Centre held a great little media lab / Nuit Blanche sneak-peak dubbed Between You and I. Between You and I we create connections, pathways, rabbit holes, traces and leads. We tell each other stories that lead us together, tear us apart, recreate and retell our histories. It is how […]

Planet in Focus 2009: Toward a 20/20 Vision

Wednesday, 18 November 2009, 19:38 | Category : Movie Reviews, Musings, Uncategorized
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The end of October brought me to the tenth annual Planet in Focus environmental film and video festival held here in Toronto. I can’t say enough good things about this yet-untapped gem. While undoubtedly bigger this year, it still hasn’t reached the proportions of some of the other better-known, and longer-running local film fests. That’s […]

Beautifully Shot

Monday, 18 May 2009, 14:43 | Category : Uncategorized
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With SprintCam V3 HD: I-Movix SprintCam v3 NAB 2009 showreel from David Coiffier on Vimeo. The cam allows the user to capture from 500 to 1,000 frames per second and to replay them without delay. This new technology has applications in live sports and other live TV productions, but also in the production of commercials, […]