April 29, 2001

Today I spent three or

Today I spent three or four hours dorking around with minimalist instructional delivery.

This is bare-bones, no-budget instruction. Low-res photos of wooden dummies talking.

I'm so tired of hearing how we're waiting for broadband in order to make learning effective. Heh! I'm not convinced.

Here's Take Three.

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April 27, 2001

Masters of Photography

Masters of Photography

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Yesterday, Amsterdam Art on University

Yesterday, Amsterdam Art on University Ave. had 16" high wooden figure models at 75% off -- $10 apiece, and I couldn't resist. Royalty free images of people doing whatever I want them to? No longer a problem.

I'll need to experiment with lighting, backgrounds, etc., but this could be a gas. A play, right here on my own personal stage. I could even intersperse myself -- no model release required -- interacting with my wooden buddies.

Here's their debut.

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April 24, 2001

About Visualization at PNNL The

About Visualization at PNNL

The Atlas of Cyberspaces is really special. Oodles of images of the net(s).


Internet Geography Project

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This morning I took some

This morning I took some quick photos of a half dozen stuffed animals and cartoon characters. I'm going to experiment with using them to act out stories. They are my repertory cast, on the cheap.

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April 18, 2001

Plastic categories Nice animation example:

Plastic categories

Nice animation example: How Routers Work. Less text would make it communicate even better.

PhotographyTips.com

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April 13, 2001

April 06, 2001

Organization Network Analysis Internet Industry

Organization Network Analysis

Internet Industry Strategic Alliances, Joint Ventures, and Other Partnerships. It's alive!

Alpha Studio's Graphic Facilitation & a wonderful graphic of the Tufte seminar. I must add this to my page on Design.

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"Mappa Mundi Magazine maps the

"Mappa Mundi Magazine maps the journey from data to understanding, revealing invisible worlds of information on the way."

Navigate with The Brain

Memory palaces

    Spatial positioning of thoughts as an aid to memory turns out to mirror our natural thought processes of cognition. Placing objects in places to find them again is the very essence of how we navigate the real world. Memory palaces are maps of thoughts and are used to navigate the world of ideas just as cartographic maps are used to navigate the world of things. With our modern computer networks, the imaginary and the real world merge into a new place, the Internet.

A Shared Reality

    The Internet is a network of many metaphors. The core infrastructure supports many protocols, and each protocol adopts a metaphor. Electronic mail uses analogies taken from a postal service. Streaming media started with a radio metaphor before evolving into a unique medium. The World Wide Web is also a metaphor–pages in an infinite book.

    What is missing today is a metaphor that helps us tackle the problem of meta-information: information about information. As we look at a page on the Web, the logical next step is to find other pages that are conceptually near. Near, of course, varies on your point of view. Meta-information is what helps the Internet become smarter about organizing itself. As we develop the tools to describe Internet resources, to manage meta-information, maps will happen. Until then, we are stuck in a world of many facts: all content, no context.

    Consensual hallucinations require considerable preparation. Maps are a shared version of reality. Once the infrastructure to share reality is in place, maps will flourish. Until then, maps of the Internet will be cartographic fiction, the creative musings of poets rather than shared constructions of reality.

I plan to spend a LOT of time navigating this site. Wow.

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