Throughout the modern world, hundreds of thousands of hours of video content are currently generated for learners-videoconferences, lectures, webcasting and more. Wouldn’t it be great to be able to search for video clips like we search web pages, looking for individual words rather than relying on tags or descriptions?
These videos have been out for a while, but I just came across them recently. Be sure to view the last “Unpacked” version. I really like the midpoint of version 2 which shows new medical visualization technology for collaboratively reviewing patient MRI.
If you weren’t able to make the Federal Consortium of Virtual Worlds conference this year, check out the presentations here. Randy Hindrichs presents his vision of the virtual environment future, Michelle Fox presents DOE’s NTER platform, and Jesse Schell talks about the future of Virtual Characters.
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 [...]
Duke School of Medicine “neurobiologists have successfully demonstrated two-way interaction between a primate brain and a machine interface.” The monkey’s can sense “texture” of objects via a brain interface. Source Discovery News Duke primates also demonstrated brain control of a robotic arm in earlier research.
This is old news, but I was reminded to submit a blog entry after watching FoldIt’s co-creator, Seth Cooper, present at TEDMED. Unfortunately there is a significant delay before TEDMED videos are posted. They introduced the Foldit “winner” who provided the final component to solve the AIDS research challenge. Her team are all non-scientists, she [...]
Mirroring Jane McGonical’s GDC presentation last year, Judd suggests that just adding Badges and Virtual Points alone won’t motivate users since they aren’t considered “rewards” by all users. http://www.technologyreview.com/web/38342/?nlid=nlweb&nld=2011-08-24 And then a counterpoint article of examples where virtual points ARE being successfully used by UK Department of Work and Pensions and several other examples. http://www.technologyreview.com/business/38191/?nlid=nlbus&nld=2011
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