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web postcard

Museum of Canada has a web public program where a postcard of museum collection object can be sent with message. very simple.
I had been vagulely working on a revamped free after admission soundhouse program with a similar outcome, though not web delivered. Rather visitors make postcard (actually a small quicktime movie) in soundhouse and emails this to home or friend.
Mary in EVS has been selecting potential images for use and has begun enquiring about rights for use.
Would this be easy or hard to re-produce here, given an approved set of images??

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Everything SMS

Here’s a blog dedicated to SMS –

Includes instructions on HTTP-to-SMS as well as a range of info on SMS-related social stuff.

AV Related Digitisation General Interactive Media – social bookmarking

In my race to catch up and get into this brave new world of blogging, rss feeds, etc, I’ve come across which seems to make sense as we look for more opportunities to make the museum experiences open and accessible…

» is a social bookmarks manager. It allows you to easily add web pages you like to your personal collection of links, to categorize those sites with keywords, and to share your collection not only among your own browsers and machines, but also with others.
» Once you’ve registered for the service, you add a simple bookmarklet to your browser. When you find a web page you’d like to add to your list, you simply select the bookmarklet, and you’ll be asked for information about the page. You can add descriptive terms to group similar links together and add notes for yourself or for others.
» You can access your list of links from any web browser. Your links are shown to you with those you’ve added most recently at the top. In addition to viewing by date, you can also view all links with a specific keywords (you define your own keywords as you add the links), or search your links for keywords.
» What makes a social system is its ability to let you see the links that others have collected, as well as showing you who else has bookmarked a specific site. You can also view the links collected by others, and subscribe to the links of people whose lists you find interesting.

This 5 minute screencast takes you through the process of using

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new take on video interactivity


The Khronos Projector is an interactive-art installation allowing people to explore pre-recorded movie content in an entirely new way. A classic video-tape allows a simple control of the reproducing process (stop, backward, forward, and elementary control on the reproduction speed). Modern digital players add little more than the possibility to perform random temporal jumps between image frames. The goal of the Khronos Projector is to go beyond these forms of exclusive temporal control, by giving the user an entirely new dimension to play with: by touching the projection screen, the user is able to send parts of the image forward or backwards in time. By actually touching a deformable projection screen, shaking it or curling it, separate “islands of time” as well as “temporal waves” are created within the visible frame. This is done by interactively reshaping a two-dimensional spatio-temporal surface that “cuts” the spatio-temporal volume of data generated by a movie.

watch here

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Analysis of Adobe/Macromedia Merger

“Adobe’s purchase of Macromedia makes perfect sense, to allow it to achieve the scale needed to compete against operating system vendors; for that reason, it probably won’t raise anti-trust flags. The two companies have almost as small an overlap as when Aldus and Adobe merged, which resulted in Adobe unloading FreeHand to Macromedia. If the FTC cares at all, it may force Adobe to spin off GoLive, FreeHand, and Fireworks in favor of market leaders Dreamweaver, Illustrator, and Photoshop.”

From Toms Hardware Guide –

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The latest creation from Sodaplay is Moovl. It is a very nifty basic animator tool – great for kids. YOu can attach a physics model to what you draw . . . .


The early versions were built with Processing. (see below)

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Recent email links I sent around

Here’s a collection of stuff I’ve sent around recently.

Media History/Googlezon

Interesting future projection of media/

Processing – open source programming language for artists

This is very cool – check the exhibition section for a quick overview. There are full tutorials here. Maybe James Hancock and Tom Ellard could put together a course in it for the Vector Lab.

Music Map

Relations between different artists and bands. Similar to visual thesaurus.

RFID used to sell artworks

Rushkoff on Open Source & Democracy

“The emergence of the interactive mediaspace may offer a new model for cooperation. Although it may have disappointed many in the technology industry, the rise of interactive media, the birth of a new medium, the battle to control it and the downfall of the first victorious camp,taught us a lot about the relationship of ideas to the media through which they are disseminated.Those who witnessed or, better, have participated in the development of the interactive mediaspace have a very new understanding of the way that cultural narratives are developed, monopolised and challenged. And this knowledge extends, by allegory and experience, to areas far beyond digital culture,to the broader challenges of our time.” (Rushkoff)