Ultra cool. “A legitimate attempt to push storytelling boundaries by quietly superimposing a supplemental, moving layer atop a pre-existing printed narrative.” “”The set-up [a book, a lamp, and a laptop] seems perfectly harmless at first sight. But as soon as you open the book under the lamp … the pages take on new animated and [...]
When low tech is high tech: Use a Glass as a Smartphone Speaker “I rarely use my iPhone to blast music but when me and a group of my buddies were all listening to a new song, one of them (who also has an iPhone) grabbed my phone and a cup… it was amazing …The [...]
Google’s secret, patented book scanning process revealed? Yeah, maybe. Still, it’s interesting to read about; lots of illustrations. And I was struck by the thought that working as a book scan operator — page-flipper, actually — must be the high-tech equivalent of working in a sweat shop. Read the whole article to get the Pavlovian [...]
For the latest on digital production software: click here What your Conservator doesn’t know about the underlying structure of the Mona Lisa (If you are in a shared office, it is recommended to turn up your speakers.) Damn. Some people have all the fun.
I love this stuff. Big news from Xerox: “With the development of a new silver ink, Xerox scientists have paved the way for commercialization and low-cost manufacturing of printable electronics. Printable electronics offers manufacturers a very low-cost way to add “intelligence” or computing power to a wide range of surfaces such as plastic or fabric… [...]
There’s a new and free downloadable report from idealware: Comparing Open Source Content Management Systems: WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, and Plone. Fan-f*****g-tastic. A timely document particularly if you see that one of the Horizon Report for Museums’ key technologies is Collection Systems (CMS, DAM, CIS). You can download the report described as: WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, and [...]
Wearable tech under development at MIT Media Lab, enabling “the interface between people and the Net – a sixth sense.” And it’s pretty amazing. Watch the video (8 min.) .
Despite being just plain creepy, this story made me think about the idea’s application (more innocent? or not?) in museums. If we were to watch visitors looking at our mulitmedia screens, what would we learn? And how would we use it? “Watch an advertisement on a video screen in a mall, health club or grocery [...]
This was going to be the blog post on twitter. Twitter is a “micro-blogging” service in which people note their day-to-day trivia in posts of 140 characters (or least). A few weeks ago, there was a nice discussion about the service on the MCN-L list, and it sounded like just about everyone but us was [...]
Forget browsing the web from your computer and clicking those links. Forget HTTP. OK, that’s a bit melodramatic, but to combat the web’s high entry barrier for the developing world, which would be literacy and a computer, IBM in India is developing what they are calling the Spoken Web for the nearly 300 million Indians [...]