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"The slides for my presentation at the 10th Annual MLTI Student Conference are now online: Oh What A Tangled Web We Weave: Interactive Storytelling Using Twine
The Twine tutorial game described in the slides can be played here, and downloaded here."
"Inspiration is for amateurs — the rest of us just show up and get to work. And the belief that things will grow out of the activity itself and that you will — through work — bump into other possibilities and kick open other doors that you would never have dreamt of if you were just sitting around looking for a great ‘art ida.’ And the belief that process, in a sense, is liberating and that you don’t have to reinvent the wheel every day. Today, you know what you’ll do, you could be doing what you were doing yesterday, and tomorrow you are gonna do what you didid today, and at least for a certain period of time you can just work. If you hang in there, you will get somewhere.and from a page at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
"Some people wonder whether what I do is inspired by a computer and whether or not that kind of imaging is a part of what makes this work contemporary. I absolutely hate technology, and I'm computer illiterate, and I never use any labor-saving devices although I'm not convinced that a computer is a labor-saving device."
"I’m the first person who has ever taught a science class from inside the LHC tunnel. Seeing just a small portion of the whole loop, I was overwhelmed by the size of it all. The fact that I was able to share this experience with students, even answering their questions in real-time, is simply mind-blowing."Watch the video to see what Google Glass can do, and to see inside CERN, and to read about a very interesting Physics teacher.
"While the simulation, captured as a series of animations, is roughly accurate, it actually shows the consequence of more "dramatic" changes in sea level than what is currently expected by climate change models." (link)And dramatic it is! Here is the simulation for Zurich. Here is the Legend (meters above sea level) to help you understand what you see in the simulation.
"When I showed the animations to others, I was asked quite a few times whether this simulation is accurate? Short answer is “yes” in a rough way, especially for the large scale changes like the ones I am showing in the animations. The simulation is based on an elevation data set called “SRTM30 Plus” by the Scripps Institution Of Oceanography, which is an extended version of the original NASA Shuttle Radar Topography Mission(often abbreviated SRTM, land elevation only) enhanced with bathymetry (underwater evaluation). But there are also many limitations e.g. the cost region of the Netherlands is obviously wrong (it is on a rise of “+0″ already coloured blue). Altogether it is just a very basic and rough simulation based on the raw elevation, anything else in not put into consideration." (link)
|Screen shot of http://21cif.blogspot.ch/2013/03/21cif-operator-search-challenge.html|
|From Wikimedia. 2001 in Copenhagen|
|Screen shot of http://blogs.loc.gov/digitalpreservation/2013/03/snow-byte-and-the-seven-formats-a-digital-preservation-fairy-tale/|
|ISOCS Middle School arrives at Google in Zurich|
"The Möbius strip, also called the twisted cylinder (Henle 1994, p. 110), is a one-sided nonorientable surface obtained by cutting a closed band into a single strip, giving one of the two ends thus produced a half twist, and then reattaching the two ends (right figure; Gray 1997, pp. 322-323). The strip bearing his name was invented by Möbius in 1858, although it was independently discovered by Listing, who published it, while Möbius did not (Derbyshire 2004, p. 381). Like the cylinder, it is not a true surface, but rather a surface with boundary (Henle 1994, p. 110).
"The Möbius strip has Euler characteristic (Dodson and Parker 1997, p. 125).
According to Madachy (1979), the B. F. Goodrich Company patented a conveyor belt in the form of a Möbius strip which lasts twice as long as conventional belts. M. C. Escher was fond of portraying Möbius strips, and they appear in his woodcuts "Möbius Strip I" and "Möbius Strip II (Red Ants)" (Bool et al. 1982, p. 324; Forty 2003, Plate 70)."
|Screen shot of Mercator Puzzle!|
|Screen shot of Mercator Puzzle!|
"Start with four basic elements, then mix and match them to create more and more awesome things.There are 390 elements to create. How many can you make? As with most anything on the web, the game has its own website (where you can play and find official cheats), and there are other websites, reviews, hacks, solutions, blogs and wikis to help you along if you get stuck.
Simple, yet addictive game! At the beginning you have only four basic elements in your library, but you can mix them and create a lot more. Combine them simply by dragging and dropping on each other."