Author Archives: robinna

media, multimedia, technology & art — it’s ICE

For those in the NE Georgia area who might be interested in new technologies at work in the arts: ICE (Ideas for Creative Exploration) does quite a bit in the way of collaborative multimedia performances, as well as seminars/discussions relating to media, multimedia and art. The website is here: http://ice.uga.edu/ Upcoming events include a panel discussion on art, politics, & the election (Oct.29 @ the ...

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the cool thing I learned about at GLACOMO

Just a short note:WizIQ (think Horizon Wimba) is a free online teaching/learning/conferencing tool. How cool is that? Thanks, Andrew! Btw, Andrew covered lots of cool tools (all my faves!) in his presentation about free alternatives to paid resources (think: openoffice, googledocs, gimp, etc.)Check it out: GA COMO-Free! Alternatives to expesnive technology View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. (tags: ga como)

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Library Connect seeks Next Gen Librarians

Sounds interesting and I think this is okay to repost: The first 2009 Library Connect Newsletter issue (7:1, Jan. 2009), in P and E, will feature a Next Gen section. The issue will focus on the theme “Performance and Planning.” For the Next Gen section, I’m looking for three articles by upcoming information professionals. Are you interested? Just in case you are, here are the ...

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The politics of collaboration

Very interesting article on the political nature of collaboration tech/IT projects, such as web2.0 technologies: The three most common objections raised to any new collaboration technology (including Web 2.0 ) are security (access control, compliance and governance); cost (initial price and TCO); and productivity (which processes the technology supports and what is the expected cut in cycle times if everything goes well). In working with ...

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Wandering around in Second Life and musings on digital identity

Although I was late, I managed to attend the Carolina Conversations webinar in Second Life. Yep, I actually got my avatar to the presentation and I got her to sit down. I’ve been wanting to attend an academic event in SL for a while, but they always seemed to either cost money (real money!) OR were at 3AM my time. Sorry, I may be an ...

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Today! Academic Webinar in SecondLIfe

I just found out about this and I’m going to try to attend (if I can find my avatar….) Please join us for Carolina Conversations. Carolina conversations is a series of live interviews with members of the UNC-Chapel Hill community conducted in the virtual world, Second Life. Our guests discuss their work and interests and will also respond to questions from the Second Life audience ...

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quick quick update – tweaking code, getting moonshine up, writing a proposal

Whoa, am I busy. I’ve been way busy getting the latest issue of moonshine up — it looks great and I can’t wait for feedback. In the process of working on moonshine, I had to muck about the php and fix a few little things, including a wrong bit of code. I think my programming class is paying off — I spotted the error first ...

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Conversation (voice) lessons in second life

Just passing along! Interesting -- gives virtual office a whole new meaning! Subject: Looking for Colaborators? Need content development? Hi everyone, It's Fire Centaur here from English Village. I am sending this message in a search for Collaborators!Are you looking for a venue to bring your students? Interested in teaching English or another Language publicly? Or need an educator/programmer for educational content development? Well, then ...

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