Such a nifty visualisation of history. But what a shame it isn’t printable.
Entries from May 30th, 2006
May 30th, 2006 Comments Off on Timeline of trends and events
May 30th, 2006 Comments Off on Web-based file compression and decompression tool
New web 2.0-ish site called Krunch. As of now, Krun.ch enables you to » Upload and compress files » Pick and compress files from the web » Upload and un-compress a compressed archive » Un-compress a compressed file from the web What is particularly neat is the ability to supply a URL of a compressed […]
May 29th, 2006 Comments Off on HTML visualisation application
This lovely little HMTL visualisation applet is doing the rounds at the moment. It is built in Processing and the source code is already being hacked by others to build variants. Everyday, we look at dozens of websites. The structure of these websites is defined in HTML, the lingua franca for publishing information on the […]
May 23rd, 2006 Comments Off on Ross Mayfield on Enterprise 2.0 & decentralising knowledge control
Interesting post by Ross Mayfield which begs the question of where museums fit in the spectrum of controlled/centralised-to-open/decentralised in terms of IT and knowledge control. And in terms of cross-enterprise, cross-departmental teams, museums are ideal environments (much more so than traditional companies), at least on the surface of things, to encourage a decentralised and more […]
May 23rd, 2006 Comments Off on Gamer Theory / MacKenzie Wark
MacKenzie Wark’s new ‘interactive’ book called Gam3r 7h30ry (yes, l33t speak), is now online at Future Of The Book. Written as a range of short chapters it invites participation, comment and play.
May 20th, 2006 Comments Off on Infinite zooming photo browsing
Incredible new photo browser that is reminscent of those rather overdone ‘face made up of faces’ pictures you get around the student poster joints. (I’m sure there IS a more technical/art name for them actually). Either way, this project is pretty amazing.
May 14th, 2006 1 Comment
At last the outcomes of the Attorney general’s Copyright Review have been released. Kim Weatherall at Lawfont summarises, comments and contextualises the major changes. There are some very significant moves on the museum front and her commentary is essential reading.
May 12th, 2006 Comments Off on Powerhouse Museum’s Hedda Morrison photographic collection website online
Today we launched a new project, the Hedda Morrison photographic collection. In 1992 the Powerhouse Museum was donated a large collection of photographs taken by Hedda Hammer Morrison (1908-1991). These photographs, numbering some 350, were printed by Hedda Morrison and featured in exhibitions held in Canberra and Sydney in 1967, 1970 and 1990. The collection […]
May 10th, 2006 Comments Off on Using games to teach technical writing
From Terra Nova. Amanda Linder, a graduate teaching assistant at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, now uses Anarchy Online to teach Technical Writing. While past teachers had students read a sci-fi novel as the context for all the writing assignments (reports, instructions, memos, and the like), Amanda has students play – and write from […]