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

The initial listing of examples, ideas, and miscellaneous technology or news was culled from a variety of sources we monitor on a regluar basis.

We'd love to see your clippings here as well! Please use the edit this page button to add more, or add comments on how or why you think they may or may not be important. As is the convention throughout the Horizon Project Wiki, we ask you to identify items you think are of high interest to us, as I have done here by typing 4 tilde (~) characters-- - alan alan Aug 26, 2010 (note - to keep the wiki clean, plus put spaces on either side of your marks). This will help us to sift through the articles and determine which ones resonate most strongly with the board as a whole.

Recommended Reading

  • 14 Ways K–12 Librarians Can Teach Social Media by Joyce Valenza
    Major shifts in our information and communication landscapes present new opportunities for librarians to teach and lead in areas that were always considered part of their role, helping learners of all ages effectively use, manage, evaluate, organize and communicate information, and to love reading in its glorious new variety,
  • 7scenes
    "We are a mobile storytelling platform. We help you link your media to places, so you can create city experiences for anyone with a mobile phone."- Larry Larry Aug 20, 2010 - ninmah ninmah Aug 24, 2010 - paul.mckey paul.mckey Aug 27, 2010
  • Affordable Ubiquitous Telepresence
    An overview of the low cost, high quality Vidyo video conferencing system.
  • AppTek Launches Hybrid Machine Translation Software
    AppTek released the industry's first complete hybrid machine translation (HMT) system, a full integration of statistical and rule-based translation methodologies.- Larry Larry Aug 20, 2010
  • AR Example - Van Gogh Museum Van Gogh Museum is exploring the use of Augmented Reality. You can print out an AR marker from their site and then use y your webcam to see the 3D model when the AR code is read by the camera. This particular part of the site is in Dutch, but is an example of one active museum that is using this technology. - alan alan Aug 20, 2010 - paul.mckey paul.mckey Aug 27, 2010
  • CC in Education - Creative Commons
    "The Internet and technology have transformed how people learn. Educational resources are no longer static and scarce, but digital and freely accessible. Teachers and learners everywhere can access world-class materials and participate in their creation and evolution. The potential impact of digitally enabled education is huge, but is also hindered by current legal and technical restrictions." - j.zagami j.zagami Aug 23, 2010
  • Do we really need tech?
    When T&L blogger Ben Grey asked the question “Why are we using technology?” we were flooded with reader responses.- Larry Larry Aug 20, 2010
  • FACADE - Future-proofing Architectural Computer-Aided Design
    The FACADE project conducted research on the methods and best practices to capture, describe, manage, preserve, and make available digital CAD models that are created by architects during building projects.
  • FourSquare Mashup Lets You Find Popular Places
    "With a domain like, you’d think this would be another link shortener. Instead, it uses the Foursquare API to give you a great way to visualize popular places on FourSquare."
  • Lulu opens self-publishing option for iBookstore
    "Lulu has added the iBookstore to a collection of self-publishing options. As a service, the company can now automatically list titles at the iBookstore, give them ISBN numbers, and deliver automatic sales reports and payments." - alan alan Aug 20, 2010 - KeeneH KeeneH Aug 20, 2010 - ninmah ninmah Aug 24, 2010
  • MakerBot Industries - Robots That Make Things
    Open Source, low cost 3D printers.
  • Mimio Interactive System Overview
    Smart Classroom system that has a number of features including the ability to be highly mobile.
  • My Civil War Augmented Reality Proposal | The History Teacher's Attic
    The objective of the project is to effectively fund the development and implementation of augmented reality services related to the American Civil War in Pennsylvania. - alan alan Aug 20, 2010- KeeneH KeeneH Aug 20, 2010
  • National Park Service Delivering 3D Underwater Imagery to Students
    "Camera and monitor company JVC is playing a role in bringing 3D footage to classrooms. The company's Professional Products division is working with the Denver-based National Park Service Submerged Resources Center (SRC) to create underwater 3D recordings through a partnership with the Advanced Imaging and Visualization Laboratory (AIVL) at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Woods Hole, MA." - KeeneH KeeneH Aug 20, 2010
  • PLoS ONE: EpiCollect: Linking Smartphones to Web Applications for Epidemiology, Ecology and Community Data Collection
    Epidemiologists and ecologists often collect data in the field and, on returning to their laboratory, enter their data into a database for further analysis. The recent introduction of mobile phones that utilise the open source Android operating system, and which include (among other features) both GPS and Google Maps, provide new opportunities for developing mobile phone applications, which in conjunction with web applications, allow two-way communication between field workers and their project databases. - KeeneH KeeneH Aug 20, 2010 - philip.poronnik philip.poronnik Aug 25, 2010~ - stephen.atherton stephen.atherton Aug 30, 2010
  • Pranav Mistry - SixthSense Project and others
    Parnav Mistry's SixthSense and other gesture based computing projects - KeeneH KeeneH Aug 20, 2010- Larry Larry Aug 20, 2010
  • Project Bamboo
    An example of focused, collective intelligence to brainstorm and problem solve.- Larry Larry Aug 20, 2010 Something that is totally lacking in funding structures and forums here ! - philip.poronnik philip.poronnik Aug 25, 2010 "This project is all about digital humanities. A related background paper from Duke U" - stephen.atherton stephen.atherton Aug 30, 2010
  • 'Smart Cloth' Could Power Mobile Devices
    "Nanogenerators that convert mechanical stress into electrical energy could someday be woven into fabric, researchers say."
  • The Best Tools for Visualization
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  • The First Augmented Reality Flashmob in the world. – Augmented Reality Browser: Layar
    Imagine the Dam Square in Amsterdam filled with statues and odd characters and only you can see them trough the camera of Android- and iPhone.- Larry Larry Aug 20, 2010
  • The Modigliani Test: The Semantic Web's Tipping Point
    The tipping point for the long-awaited Semantic Web may be when you can query a set of data about someone not too famous, and get a long list of structured results in return. I've decided to term this 'The Modigliani Test.'
  • The New Games People Play: How Game Mechanics Have Changed In The Age Of Social
    The crux behind game mechanics is the feeling that you’ve accomplished something; “Whether you’re clicking on a plot of land or a musical note, that is an accomplishment” says Social Gaming Network’s Shervin Pishevar. Social gaming gives you the opportunity to share these goals with your social graph so that many people see them, as well as the chance to work on these accomplishments collaboratively. - ninmah ninmah Aug 24, 2010
  • The Pixel Farm » Getting Started with AR
    AR specialist Craig Kapp's blog about AR giving demos and examples of how it can be implemented. - alan alan Aug 20, 2010
  • Top 35 Flickr Groups for Infographics and Data Visualization
    One of the best places to find tons of new infographics, maps, charts and other forms of data visualization goodies is, without question, Flickr Groups.
  • Transliteracies Project Social Computing Objects
    A “digital scholarly network,” MediaCommons focuses on bringing academic work into wide circulation for discussion and on refiguring the processes of academic publishing. Projects of MediaCommons include In Media Res and the MediaCommons Press.
  • | A visual exploration on mapping complex networks
    Many examples of data visualizations projects and technologies. - KeeneH KeeneH Aug 20, 2010- Larry Larry Aug 20, 2010 - j.zagami j.zagami Aug 23, 2010 - ninmah ninmah Aug 24, 2010 this is incredibly important in the sciences where observation and representation are fundamental capabilities - philip.poronnik philip.poronnik Aug 25, 2010
  • Understanding the New Web Era: Web 3.0, Linked Data, Semantic Web
    I've been following a fascinating 3-part series of posts this week by Greg Boutin, founder of Growthroute Ventures. The series aimed to tie together 3 big trends, all based around structured data: 1) the still nascent "Web 3.0" concept, 2) the relatively new kid on the structured Web block, Linked Data, and 3) the long-running saga that is the Semantic Web.

 - KeeneH KeeneH Aug 20, 2010 - ninmah ninmah Aug 24, 2010