Fresh & New(er)

discussion of issues around digital media and museums by Seb Chan

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Entries from January 30th, 2006

Copyright Review Submissions

January 30th, 2006 Comments Off

THere’s some very interesting reading to be had here . . . . all the different interest and lobby groups are hard at work pushing for or against the proposed changes to Copyright law here in Australia.

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Hurricane Archive Museum Site

January 17th, 2006 Comments Off

Center for History and New Media has just launched this. Nice use of Google Maps. The Center for History and New Media, the University of New Orleans in partnership with the National Museum of American History, and Louisiana State Museum recently launched a new digital history project, the Hurricane Digital Memory Bank (http://hurricanearchive.org). I think […]

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HCI – Usability and the web summary articles

January 6th, 2006 Comments Off

Useful archive of HCI and usability related ‘quick notes‘ from Human Factors Intl.

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Font primer for the screen

January 6th, 2006 Comments Off

Here’s a great introductory article for everyone who is thinking about typography on the screen and how it differs from print. The popular usage of many type styles is primarily due to the fact that many computer users are content to use only the typefaces that come with a particular operating system. The majority of […]

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Technorati network mapper

January 4th, 2006 Comments Off

Check out this great visual mapper of connections between blogs or ideas in Technorati.

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Search by sketch

January 4th, 2006 Comments Off

RETRIEVR This is an amazing concept that allows you to search images on the Flickr database by sketching a pattern. It’s not very accurate yet but it is still pretty amazing. It seems to recognise colours and basic shapes.

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