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.
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.
The Atlas of Cyberspaces is really special. Oodles of images of the net(s).
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.
Nice animation example: How Routers Work. Less text would make it communicate even better.
Make your own Modrian (I did.)
Nose Pilot, an artistic tour de force
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Navigate with The Brain
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.