What am I?

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

A vision in a different dimension

News from Prof Wesch (Anthropology Program at Kansas State University):

The 'Digital Ethnography' blog announces the release of a Video Collage (created using HTML5):

http://mediatedcultures.net/ksudigg/?p=303

A great exploration!

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Our online life ...

Just watched this on youtube, nicely demonstrating that our online life with the likes of Facebook and Twitter is slightly odd:


However, guess how I found it? A friend posted it on ... Facebook!

Monday, 13 June 2011

Making movies - day 1

Explored 'Making movies with Xtranormal', see for example:

So you want to learn Tango?

so you want to be a clinical psychologist

So you want to be a social worker

First impression: possibly unsuitable for more serious movie making, because the characters come in sets, and there's a limited selection, of course. Also, there's costs involved - each character costs 'points' with  have to be bought with dollars.

Friday, 10 June 2011

Back to Business

I'm back at work now, albeit my current office presence is 'virtual', because I'm working from home. Quite appropriate, really, when considering that one of my future projects is called 'Virtual Family Project', or VFP.

Exploring the concept of 'triggers' will be a focal point in this project, rather than creating hoards of virtual people living in virtual towns. That can be done elsewhere. Triggers are supposed to make things happen in your mind, and it's an uncertain process. Hence I'm expecting that it won't be easy to be successful when using triggers, because: who likes uncertainty? But once you've gone through uncertain grounds and come out of it with the feeling you've successfully faced a challenge it should be good, and therefore a valuable experience.

Producing triggers I consider as part of my job, but I've also got to find colleagues who are willing to share their ideas with me, because I'm not the content specialist with regard to a new curriculum for nursing programmes. So team work will be another big challenge along the lines of the project.