Artists & Designers You Should Know

2/13/2013 

IMA, Thanks so much for the invite to contribute content to this blog. I hereby propose this post to be an ongoing work in progress. Your active participation will make this resource a friendly place to check reality while also finding energy and inspiration.

I would like to share the works of  3 individuals who are influencing me big time:

2. Zach Gage  – http://stfj.net/ 
3. Cory Arcangle – http://www.coryarcangel.com/
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A Day Made of Glass 2

Watch and share “A Day Made of Glass 2,” Corning’s expanded vision for the future of glass technologies. This video continues the story of how highly engineered glass, with companion technologies, will help shape our world.

NYTimes to “stop printing sometime in the future…”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/09/09/arthur-sulzberger-we-will_n_710251.html

The publisher of the New York Times acknowledged Wednesday that the newspaper will go out of print — eventually.

“We will stop printing the New York Times sometime in the future, date TBD,” Arthur Sulzberger told an audience at a London media summit Wednesday.

Sulzberger’s statement came in response to a prediction that the newspaper would go out-of-print by 2015.

“This sounds obvious, but it’s a big deal,” Business Insider founder Henry Blodget wrote. “The economics of the online news business will not support the infrastructure or newsroom that the printed paper supports. Unless the New York Times Company can come up with a miracle new digital revenue stream, therefore, it will eventually have to be restructured and downsized (or sold to a deep-pocketed Sydney Harmon-type [sic] who runs it at a loss out of love).”

Early next year, the newspaper will introduce a metered-model paywall to its website, which Sulzberger said “has the benefit of allowing our millions of readers who come to us through search engine to still find our content.”

HMHFuse – Interactive textbooks….

The Pilot program…

Beginning on September 8, 2010, four school districts in California embarked on a partnership with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt designed to revolutionize the way students access their core curriculum. Approximately 400 students in San Francisco, Long Beach, Riverside, and Fresno school districts will access their entire Algebra 1 course on a touchscreen, handheld device. HMH Fuse: Algebra 1 features the award-winning core content of the Holt McDougal Algebra 1 configured for mobile devices.

A control group of students in the districts is using the traditional Holt McDougal Algebra 1 textbook. The pilot will compare the two groups in the areas of student achievement and attitudes about learning.

We’ll keep up with their progress here and use the results in the launch of HMH Fuse: Algebra 1 in January 2011. Check back to see how they are doing!

Checkout the website and be sure to view the video…

The DaTorre Laser Pen….

This came up 8 years ago in class. Jackie DaTorre and Diana LoBosco were duking it out over whether or not this was a good idea… now it is real. Amazing…maybe it is the water in Humanities Hall…

New software turns paper into an inexpensive digital tablet

Livescribe’s digital ‘smart’ pens soon will be able to stream written text to a computer in real time

From staff reports

Featured on eSchool News, Higher Ed, Mobile and Handheld Technologies, Technologies, Top NewsAug 26th, 2010

Livescribe's Echo smartpen aims to help students take complete and accurate notes.Livescribe’s Echo smart pen aims to help students take complete and accurate notes.

Over the last year, Livescribe has promoted its digital “smart” pen as an educational tool not just for capturing and recording class notes, but also sharing these notes online in a technique known as “pencasting.” Now, the latest version of the company’s smart pen, called the Echo, adds more digital storage capability, and new software coming this fall will enable the pen to stream all notes taken live, in real time, to a computer—turning special dotted paper into an inexpensive digital tablet.

In a recent demonstration for an eSchool News reporter, company founder and CEO Jim Marggraff showed how the technology could be useful for instruction. As a user jots down notes on the special paper, these notes are recorded in the pen’s memory and also streamed live to a computer, where they can be displayed for an entire class to see in real time. (For now, the pen must be connected to the computer via a USB cable.)

“Livescribe’s mission is to enhance the capture, access, and sharing of written and spoken information to improve communication, collaboration, productivity, and learning,” Marggraff said in a statement.

A number of companies have created digital “smart” pens in recent years: tools that can digitize handwriting and even convert writing into word-processing text. Developers say students who use the pens to capture and upload their notes to computers for review could perform better in school. The pens also are a more convenient option for students who typically carry their laptops to class to take notes.

3D TVs without the glasses – And More…fromTPiazza

Not to sound like a “know-it-all” but after Philips had that Viral Video of their 3D TV at some obscure tech convention (2+years ago) I was kind of surprised that glasses in the living room was still the plan of companies like Samsung.

However, I’m not surprised after seeing this commercial:

It’s obvious from the, omission of glasses, that they just wanted to be the first to offer 3D in the living room…

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Nokia wants to use 3D in their mobile devices (Unclear of whether they meant real 3D or 3D like an iPod/iPad until they mentioned the possibility of Hologramssss?!)

Mobile Youtube? Finally…

HTML 5 might not disappear, so soon… This iPad version may keep it alive for some time.

Galaxy Tab (Running Android OS) = Competition for iPad = Good IMO

New iPod??? Better not be a let down like the iPad’s Anti-Climactic Revealing — (Don’t Hate Me, “Uncle Pat”) <— Do they really call you that???

Update on inkling – amazing breakthrough in ebooks…

Inkling brings textbooks to Apple’s iPad, wins funding from Sequoia

By Frank Michael Russell

frussell@mercurynews.com

Posted: 08/20/2010 09:43:09 AM PDT

Updated: 08/20/2010 09:02:39 PM PDT
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San Francisco startup Inkling’s app puts biology and other college… ( Courtesy of Inkling )

Inkling, a San Francisco startup that provides college textbooks for the iPad, on Friday released its app for Apple’s mobile device and said it received funding in a round led by Menlo Park venture capital firm Sequoia Capital.

The amount of the investment wasn’t disclosed, but a company statement said Kapor Capital, Sherpalo Ventures and Felicis Ventures also participated.

“Inkling has produced a groundbreaking platform for interactive content publishing in a market that’s primed for innovation,” Sequoia partner Bryan Schreier said in the news release. Schreier and former Netscape Chief Financial Officer Peter Currie joined Inkling’s board of directors.

Inkling, founded in 2009, is putting titles from publishers Cengage Learning, John Wiley & Sons, McGraw-Hill and Wolters Kluwer on the iPad. Unlike printed textbooks, Inkling’s app will include features such as multimedia and allow classmates to share notes.

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Gaming is changing

GameTheory online……

The irony of discussing and debating issues of relevance to gaming these days is that there is no one single “video game industry” to speak of; you’re actually talking about dozens of individual and equally diverse businesses. Likewise, endlessly opining about when retail software revenues will cease slumping is all but irrelevant, as outside of specific tentpole AAA releases, the field’s mot promising growth areas (social, mobile, free-to-play, etc.) are all digital. But don’t take it from us: Just ask today’s most accomplished business leaders and game designers, who feel it’s high time that we finally woke up and realized that both the field, and fundamental playing habits, have permanently changed.

It’s a topic we explore in-depth here in the debut episode of Game Theory, which takes a deeper, more informed look at the topics and trends which shape today’s interactive entertainment sector. Offered alongside our eponymous new online magazine, which you currently have the pleasure of reading, the pair provide industry leaders with a more enlightened public forum through which to address today’s top concerns, including the magnitude of the changes currently rocking the interactive entertainment market. Their biggest immediate worry: Surviving the complete and utter transformation of a business that once was dominated by packaged goods to a new paradigm ruled by downloadable, online, social, community-driven and service-based offerings.

To put things in perspective, we turn to Electronic Arts founder Trip Hawkins, who sums matters up succinctly: “I’ve never seen a period like this – there’s so much disruption. The industry is really being turned inside out.” Maybe so, but as you’ll see in the above video, it’s also one poised to elevate new captains of industry, and potentially leave even the field’s most iconic firms capsized in its wake. Consider it a simple reminder – rather than focus on random fancies such as motion controls and 3D special effects, perhaps we’d all do well to remember that behind the scenes in 2010, there’s a much larger game at stake.

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