Amy Southerland wrote a piece in The Atlantic on the use of games in higher education. In the short article she mentions Tom Chatfield’s TED talk “7 Ways Games Reward the Brain” (Tom also wrote a great book, Fun, Inc., that I highly recommend). As in Tom Chatfield’s talk, she emphasizes the emerging trend of […]
If you’re a New York Giants fan, or just want to see a cool application of augmented reality, then check out this link. Through the magic of AR you can take a picture with a Giant’s Superbowl ring adorning one of your digits. Enjoy!
My fascination with Microsoft Kinect continues. There was an interesting story in this morning’s Gizmodo about a project that layers HD video over Kinect’s depth maps. The project, called RGBDToolkit, is available now. The set-up isn’t simple (it requires 2 Kinects and a DSLR), but the results are uber cool. Check it out. (via This Is […]
Mark Scerbo gave an overview of the field of Human Factors, the study of error, and a demo of Old Dominion’s Virtual Surgical Tutor.
I had an interesting day at the 12th Annual International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare in San Diego. The day started with the Simulation Education Network Meeting. Had quick chats with Lisa Sinz, Amanda Cooper, Mannie Pardo, Jeff Cooper, and Dave Gaba. SEN is up to 30 endorsed sites–and has already provided simulations for close […]
Legendary Silicon Valley investor, Vinod Khosla, wrote a 3-part series on technology for TechCrunch. In part 1 he writes about Artificial Intelligence. In part 2 he talks about how computers, mobile apps, and AI could augment (or even replace) healthcare workers. In part 3 he talks about how technology will change education (although his focus […]
I was one of the first people in line to buy an iPhone 4s–primarily to get my hands on SIRI. I just finished reading a story on Wired.com about the birthplace of SIRI–SRI International (formerly known as the Stanford Research Institute). I learned that SIRI shares it’s birthplace with other incredible technology such as Nuance’s […]
Those of you that know me personally know my long-standing admiration of Steve Jobs. I never was able to meet the man, but he, and the products he created, have had a huge impact on my life. I’m currently reading the Job’s biography written by Walter Isaacson–an excellent read. Cult of Mac posted a link […]
Gamasutra has an interesting interview with Chris Hewitt and his new game Mindbloom. Work-Life balance is something we all struggle with–Mindbloom is a serious game focused on improving our overall well-being. [A decade in AAA taught former Monolith EP Chris Hewitt about how challenging quality of life can be — lessons he’s applying to […]
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