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One of the “interesting examples of projection mapping” — from

From DSC:
I’ve pulled some of the images from this video into one still piece. Amazing use of light and projection; creates different moods, makes Christ and his disciples around the table appear to be 3D at different points…




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Art Olson: Augmented Reality for Chemists -September 2011

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Ixonos Showcases an Interactive Multichannel TV Experience at Intel Developer Forum 2011 — from


“More and more television viewers have begun using a computer or a smartphone while watching TV”, says Sami Paihonen from Ixonos’ User Experience Design Centre.  “Consumers across age brackets are going online to look up additional information on editorial and commercial content and wanting to share their thoughts and ideas with friends.”  To address this, Ixonos has designed a solution that offers a seamless transition between broadcasted content and other online content. For TV viewers, this means a consistent and engaging user experience regardless of which device they use.

“We discovered that TV viewers are constantly looking to enrich their viewing experience by multitasking, and we believe the constant flow of information can be harnessed better for the benefit of TV viewers as well as companies promoting their content.  We designed the TV Compass user experience framework to address this need for sharing information”, Sami says.

Cooperation among competing bodies appears possible as TV mulls future direction at IBC2011 —  from

IBC Showcases Television’s Future —

To cloud the future of television is — from



The Singularity: Five technologies that will change the world (and one that won’t) — from by David Gerrold; originally saw this in Steve Knode’s July 2011 Newsletter

Excerpt I want to comment on:

Now, let’s try a thought experiment. If we apply Moore’s law and assume that the rate of scientific advancement doubles at the same rate as the computer power that we apply to research, then we can project that we will likely accomplish a whole 20th century’s worth of scientific advancement in 5 years—by 2015. As the rate continues to double, we’ll accomplish a century’s work in 2.5 years, then 1.25 years, 7.5 months, 3 months and 3 weeks, then a smidge less than two months, one month, two weeks, one week, then 3.5 days, 1.75 days, and if you ignore Zeno’s paradox, by the end of 2020 we will be accomplishing a century’s worth of research every day, and two weeks later, every second. And after that…?

From DSC:

This is why it is critical that all of us are tapping into streams of content. We can’t be dealing with damned up “water” — but we need to access ever-flowing-streams of content. We need to learn how to learn — and like learning! We’ll also need to know how to manage learning agents in order to sort through the information overload coming at us.

What's the best way to deal with ever-changing streams of content? When information has shrinking half-lives?


Also mentioned in the above article:

  • Graphene
  • Robots
  • Bio-Fabbing
  • Universal Smart Tech

Also from Steve Knode:


Intel predicts Smart TV is the device of the future — from’s blog
Chipmaker Intel believes that the Smart TV is the electronic device of the future, in the living room anyway.


The Smart TV is already upon us, in its various forms from various manufacturers. It has arrived with 3D capabilities, web browsing and social networking and applications. Currently Samsung and LG seem to be two of the big players pushing the Smart TV to consumers.

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Jaume Plensa []

Jaume Plensa — from


Découverte de Jaume Plensa, un sculpteur contemporain catalan. Internationalement reconnu, ses créations ne laissent pas indifférent et sont présentes dans divers endroits dans le monde. Plus de ses sculptures en photographies dans la suite de l’article.






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Nice! Adidas France – 3D Mapping Projection — from by siobhan


Adidas France 3D Mapping Projection -- incredible creativity and innovation!


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Incredible creativity and innovation in this event/piece. Are we fostering this type of creativity in our schools/classes/curriculums?




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Christie Serves Up Content With Modular Multi-Touch Interactivity Kit and High Performance Software and Media Server

INFOCOMM/ORLANDO, Fla. – (June 15, 2011) –  Christie, a global visual technology company, today unveiled the newest members of its Christie® MicroTiles™ solutions family, the Christie® i-Kit touch interactivity kit, powered by Baanto™ ShadowSense™, and the Christie® JumpStart software and media server, both on technology preview at the Christie InfoComm booth #2127 through to June 17.


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Example shown above from Weill Cornell Medical College


Multimedia Transformation -- Special Report from Education Week


In science and math classes across the country, digital tools are being used to conduct experiments, analyze data, and run 3-D simulations to explain complex concepts. Language arts teachers are now pushing the definition of literacy to include the ability to express ideas through media. This report, “Multimedia Transformation,” examines the many ways multimedia tools are transforming teaching and learning as schools work to raise achievement and prepare students for careers that require increasingly sophisticated uses of technology.

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