Down the Rabbit Hole: Social Technology Tools in Educational Alternate Reality Games

“If children can build, play and understand games that work, it’s possible that someday they will understand and design systems that work. And the world is full of complicated systems.”  — Sara Corbett, Journalist, New York Times As part of our Social Media in Education course for our Master of Teaching programme at the Ontario Institute […]

OK Go’s Rube Goldberg Contraption

Monday, 8 March 2010, 20:49 | Category : Musings, web
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From the boys who brought you the viral Treadmill Video, comes their latest. This launched last week, and it’s already gotten 6+ million views.  Aptly titled “This Too Shall Pass” this video is a single, near-four minute shot of pure Goldbergian marvel. Imagine being the one working the camera…talk about pressure. As for who’s behind the […]

2009 in Review

Saturday, 2 January 2010, 13:08 | Category : Musings, web
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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.

And now, for some kitesurfing close-ups…

Tuesday, 1 December 2009, 19:30 | Category : Musings, Sport, Technology, web
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Shot on the camera I’ve yet to play with, a sport I’ve yet to try: Making of BAGUS MOVIE – Indonesia from Ne3ko on Vimeo. One of the neat things I came across while traversing the web this aft…This was shot on the increasingly popular Red One. The shots are stunning. Kitesurfing goes on my […]

Using user-generated sites for creative contests

I LOVE the idea of using use-gen sites to run creative contests. Define the limits, and people come up with the most fascinating ways to interpret them. This is an example of the latest Cannes initiative (they’ve run some very successful contests in the past). The idea is that at midnight on May 15 all […]

Crisis of Credit Visualized

Sunday, 15 March 2009, 11:48 | Category : Musings, Technology, Uncategorized, web
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This simple, elegant use of an informative online vid is what gets me excited about the web: The Crisis of Credit Visualized from Jonathan Jarvis on Vimeo. Another one of Jarvis’ projects: OverPowered – Losing Control is an exercise in controlling power…strike too hard, and you bring the system down… OverPowered – Losing Control from […]

Microsoft’s take on 2019…

Monday, 9 March 2009, 20:57 | Category : Technology, Uncategorized, web
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Video: Future Vision Montage Makes you forget about the economy…almost. relaunched

Sunday, 15 February 2009, 15:38 | Category : DiscoChan, Uncategorized, web
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Out with the old, in with the new: The site launched a little over a week ago, and while there’s still some tweaks to be made, I can’t stop raving about how much I love it…MUCH easier to navigate (and populate), and easy on the eyes… It also allows us to start afresh, in […]

David Bergman’s Gigapan Shot of the Inauguration

Wednesday, 28 January 2009, 18:09 | Category : Musings, Technology, Uncategorized, web
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Our site designer, Matt Carson, first brought this to my attention last week…Like the hordes of people who subsequently brought Bergman’s site down, I was in awe…One might wonder about the security implications of these types of shots. Embedded video from <a href=”” mce_href=””>CNN Video</a> You can view the image, and the specks on […]