Archives for : 2011-07

JUL
29
2011

  Week 3 of the MozNewsLab had the tech evangelists step aside and the grizzled veteran news producers come to the fore. Shazna Nessa, Mohamed Nanabhay, and Oliver Reichenstein all gave us a look inside their respective histories in hauling journalism into the digital era, whether it liked it or not. While all of them [...]

JUL
26
2011

GhostCoder is an audio steganography tool intent on using file sharing as a massive backup system, squirreling away important public domain data in music files.  I eagerly await somebody stuffing DeCSS into Purple Rain. Mozilla is working on an Open Badge system to encourage self-directed online education.  I’ll have much more on this in a [...]

JUL
25
2011

  This week’s MoJo featured more great material from Chris Heilmann, John Resig, and Jesse James Garrett that mostly focused on building a user experience.  Of course, when thinking about open projects “user” takes on an expanded meaning and, as Resig stressed, every user is a potential future collaborator.  In a previous post I talked [...]

JUL
18
2011

Some recent links of interest: NewScientist reports on a study about what messages get retweeted.  Apparently it’s bad to use negative words, but good to use negative emoticons.  I’m sure there’s a comment on empathy in there somewhere. Poynter has some suggestions on increasing the stickiness of transient news hits. The .xxx domain rollout is [...]

JUL
17
2011

Other than appearing in one of the lectures, this image has nothing to do with the post below. It is included because it is completely awesome. Read why in this article.   This week saw the launch of #MozNewsLab, the next stage of this year’s MoJo innovation challenges.  I’m taking part in this because I [...]

JUL
07
2011

I normally don’t care that iPads don’t vibrate.  However, for a study at the VEMI Lab we’ve been looking at testing different types of vibration as a haptic interface for low vision users of mobile devices.  Unfortunately, most mobile devices that have vibration built in are phones, and phones have small screens–not ideal for some [...]

JUL
03
2011

Though I’ve been intending to do it for a while now, my upcoming participation in the Knight-Mozilla journalism partnership has prompted me to actually pull the trigger and relaunch my blog!   Stay tuned for more posts about various projects I’m working on, including my work with virtual and augmented reality, media art preservation, two [...]


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