Press Clippings: Miscellanea- Stories, Examples, Food for Thought

The initial listing of examples, ideas, and miscellaneous technology news represents the newest items from the Horizon Project Navigator Library (explore more readings on Stories, Examples, or Food for Thought)

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How The New York Times, Others Are Experimenting With Augmented Reality
http://www.poynter.org/how-tos/digital-strategies/e-media-tidbits/99162/how-the-...
This post discusses how The New York Times and other publishers are exploring the use and application of augmented reality. The author also suggests how AR can be used in conjunction with other technologies such as the semantic web and smart objects. - alan alan Feb 7, 2011 - KeeneH KeeneH Feb 7, 2011- leslie.conery leslie.conery Feb 16, 2011
- mscofino mscofino Feb 18, 2011- cristiana.mattos cristiana.mattos Feb 20, 2011
(Added to Navigator Jan 10, 2011)

Mapping America — Census Bureau 2005-9 American Community Survey
http://projects.nytimes.com/census/2010/explorer
Mapping platforms have expanded in many ways over the past several years. A rapid increase in the amount of geospatial data and the relative easy at which this information can be visualized in a mapping interface has led to increased projects showing off this data. This project from the NYTimes visualizes census data in a very smooth, easy to use and understand interface. It provides a good example of how to present this type of data in addition to be a useful tool for looking at census numbers specifically. - KeeneH KeeneH Feb 7, 2011- leslie.conery leslie.conery Feb 16, 2011
(Added to Navigator Dec 21, 2010)
- virginie.aimard virginie.aimard Feb 21, 2011

ARTags
http://www.artags.org/
This is a new smartphone application for the Android platform. It is an unique application using augmented reality applied user generated content. The app allows the user to draw on the screen while pointing the camera at an object or location. One can then draw on the screen and then "tag" this object to the location. It can then be shared with others through AR platforms such as Layar and Wikitude.- cristiana.mattos cristiana.mattos Feb 20, 2011
(Added to Navigator Dec 20, 2010)

In 500 Billion Words, a New Window on Culture
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/17/books/17words.html
Google has released a Google Labs project to the public which has put the lexicon of all of the books it has scanned so far in its Books project. This unprecedented database will give researchers and the public a chance to work with this data, inputting words to compare and see how they trend over the past three hundred years. This type of work showcases the power of digitizing large amounts of information and putting it into a format that many people can use and experiment. The direct link to the Google Books Ngram Viewer is: http://ngrams.googlelabs.com/ - KeeneH KeeneH Feb 7, 2011 - judy.oconnell judy.oconnell Feb 12, 2011- mscofino mscofino Feb 18, 2011- Gavin Gavin Feb 19, 2011 - bwatwood bwatwood Feb 20, 2011- cristiana.mattos cristiana.mattos Feb 20, 2011
(Added to Navigator Dec 17, 2010)
- virginie.aimard virginie.aimard Feb 21, 2011- keith.krueger keith.krueger Feb 22, 2011

7 Areas Beyond Gaming Where Kinect Could Play A Role
http://radar.oreilly.com/2010/12/dancing-with-kinects-future-in.html
This post looks at how the gesture-based Kinect System from Microsoft can have broad use beyond its intended use as a gaming platform. Uses include applications in art, health and education. - alan alan Feb 7, 2011 - judy.oconnell judy.oconnell Feb 12, 2011- Gavin Gavin Feb 19, 2011 - bwatwood bwatwood Feb 20, 2011- cristiana.mattos cristiana.mattos Feb 20, 2011
(Added to Navigator Dec 10, 2010)

Google LatLong: Google Earth: A Window to Greater Learning
http://google-latlong.blogspot.com/2010/11/google-earth-window-to-greater-learni...
This post describes how Richard Allaway is using Google Earth to enrich his teaching. He has created a unique classroom experience at the International School in Geneva. His website is geographyalltheway.com and offers a wide range of resources for students to explore geographically-related themes. - judy.oconnell judy.oconnell Feb 12, 2011- cristiana.mattos cristiana.mattos Feb 20, 2011
(Added to Navigator Dec 9, 2010)

Becoming a Master in Knowledge and Networks
http://dmlcentral.net/blog/cathy-davidson/becoming-master-knowledge-and-networks
This post discusses a new multi-disciplinary Master's program proposed at Duke University in Knowledge and Networks. The new program would help prepare students for a career blending communication, interaction, commerce, and other features of a digital age. This offers an example of new types of degree programs reflecting changes in the digital nature of our world and the new opportunities it presents.- mscofino mscofino Feb 18, 2011- Gavin Gavin Feb 19, 2011- cristiana.mattos cristiana.mattos Feb 20, 2011
(Added to Navigator Dec 7, 2010)

Time to Rethink Word Processors — Seriously
http://www.mondaynote.com/2010/10/31/time-to-rethink-word-processors-%e2%80%94-s...
This post takes a close look at the humble word processor and asks some questions that should be considered going forward with this type of software. Is it the end of the line for this type of software? What can be done to move it ahead?
(Added to Navigator Dec 3, 2010)

A Very Simple Way To Use Twitter To Produce A News Story
http://paulbalcerak.com/2010/10/12/a-very-simple-way-to-use-twitter-to-produce-a...
A journalist offers his straightforward way to use Twitter to find sources for putting together a news story. This offers an example of how simple applications to new services like micro-blogging can have large and important impacts in our daily flow of information.
(Added to Navigator Oct 27, 2010)

Blurring the Line Between Apps and Books
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/25/business/media/25link.html
This post discusses how one writer published his novel as app. The app contains not only the story but also additional information about the author, his thoughts and more details about the character and backstory. The idea is that the readers will develop not only a personal connection to the story but also the writer. - judy.oconnell judy.oconnell Feb 12, 2011- Allanah.King Allanah.King Feb 28, 2011
(Added to Navigator Oct 27, 2010)

Just Sit Back and Immerse Yourself
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/26/business/26road.html
New interfaces and technologies are allowing us to use more of our senses when interacting with our computers. This post discusses one such innovation that allows the user to feel slight vibrations that stimulate neural pathways in subtle ways that can actually invoke strong emotions or sensations such as crying or the feeling of wind. Such technology has lots of potential uses in games and movies. - judy.oconnell judy.oconnell Feb 12, 2011- mscofino mscofino Feb 18, 2011- cristiana.mattos cristiana.mattos Feb 20, 2011
(Added to Navigator Oct 27, 2010)

The OS Doesn’t Matter…
http://www.mondaynote.com/2010/10/03/the-os-doesn%E2%80%99t-matter/
Once upon a time, operating systems used to matter a lot; they defined what a computer could and couldn’t do. The “old” OS orchestrated the use of resources: memory, processors, I/O (input/output) to external devices (screen, keyboard, disks, network, printers…). It’s a complicated set of tasks that requires delicate juggling of conflicting constraints, and every OS handled them differently—or not at all. - judy.oconnell judy.oconnell Feb 12, 2011- Allanah.King Allanah.King Feb 28, 2011
(Added to Navigator Oct 4, 2010)

What Will The Internet Look Like In 10 Years?
http://www.isoc.org/tools/blogs/scenarios/
The Internet Society was involved in a planning exercise that looked at plausible events that could have an impact on the future health of the Internet. While this is not intended to be a definitive overview, it does provide an interesting and thought provoking look at what potential issues may impact the growth and stability of the Internet. - alan alan Feb 7, 2011 - KeeneH KeeneH Feb 7, 2011 - judy.oconnell judy.oconnell Feb 12, 2011- mscofino mscofino Feb 18, 2011 - bwatwood bwatwood Feb 20, 2011- cristiana.mattos cristiana.mattos Feb 20, 2011
(Added to Navigator Sep 30, 2010)


Lulu Opens Self-publishing Option for iBookstore
http://www.lulu.com/apple-ipad-publishing
The self-publishing software company/service Lulu has made it possible for users to publish directly to Apple's iBookstore, including the assigning of ISBN numbers and more.
(Added to Navigator Sep 13, 2010)

Google Translator with Human Touch
http://bhopu.com/2009/06/google-translator/
This blog post describes how Google's Translator uses humans along with machine language translation technology to help make more accurate translations.- mscofino mscofino Feb 18, 2011 - bwatwood bwatwood Feb 20, 2011- cristiana.mattos cristiana.mattos Feb 20, 2011
(Added to Navigator Sep 13, 2010)

Wikitude Brings Augmented "Worlds" to the iPhone
http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/wikitude_brings_augmented_worlds_to_the_iph...
Previously, Wikitude only served up geo-tagged Wikipedia articles, or content created on the Wikitude.me online service. With the addition of Worlds, users can now also browse locally for Twitter posts, Flickr photos and YouTube videos - the usual AR suspects. Also, local search points-of-interest (POI) are available through Google Local Search, CitySearch and Qype, but actual search functionality is not included.
(Added to Navigator Sep 13, 2010)

A Visual Exploration on Mapping Complex Networks
http://www.visualcomplexity.com/vc/
This site offers links to a number of excellent data visualizations. You can filter projects by a number of different groups.
(Added to Navigator Sep 13, 2010)

Social Computing Objects
http://transliteracies.english.ucsb.edu/category/research-project/research-clear...
This post gives an overview of a number of different social computing publishing options for those working in academia.
(Added to Navigator Sep 13, 2010)

Self-publishing Turning Book World on Its Ear
http://yhoo.it/93kCpO
Self-publishing is about to expand into more areas and become a more viable option for writers. - bwatwood bwatwood Feb 20, 2011
(Added to Navigator Sep 13, 2010)
- virginie.aimard virginie.aimard Feb 21, 2011

National Park Service Delivering 3D Underwater Imagery to Students
http://thejournal.com/articles/2010/04/20/national-park-service-delivering-3d-un...
The National Park Service has teamed up with JVC to deliver 3D underwater video footage to classrooms helping to move this technology forward in educational settings. - judy.oconnell judy.oconnell Feb 12, 2011- cristiana.mattos cristiana.mattos Feb 20, 2011
(Added to Navigator Sep 13, 2010)
- virginie.aimard virginie.aimard Feb 21, 2011

Flip traditional learning in schools
http://www.connectedprincipals.com/archives/803
The idea of using technology to deliver learning concepts for students to consume at home and then use class time for questions, exploration, analysis and production is an interesting idea that this blogger believes is getting some traction. One of the challenges in doing this is changing culture and practice, both with teachers and students. - garry.putland garry.putland Feb 15, 2011 - roger.blamire roger.blamire Feb 16, 2011- mscofino mscofino Feb 18, 2011 !!!!- cristiana.mattos cristiana.mattos Feb 20, 2011- keith.krueger keith.krueger Feb 22, 2011

Math That Moves: Schools Embrace the iPad

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/05/education/05tablets.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1&partner=rss&emc=rss
A growing number of schools across the nation are embracing the iPad as the latest tool to teach.......... - kari.stubbs kari.stubbs Feb 16, 2011

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