Category Archives: Objects

Lunar eclipse in Vancouver

Photo taken and Flickrfied by my clever colleague Novak Rogic. More photos tagged with “eclipse”.

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[Textologies] – Two useful resources

Via Scott Leslie at EdTechPost, comes a nifty service from RedLightGreen: RedLightGreen is a service from the Research Libraries Group (get it?) that allows users to search over 130 million library catalogue entries. The user can then automatically create citations … Continue reading

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Best use of Flickr tags I’ve seen (so far, today)

dscn6382-94 Originally uploaded by Bertrand. And it looks like a yummy lemon pie recipe at that. Click through to see what I mean. This opens up some groovy possibilities. Via randomWalks.

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Adventures in Interface [Recycled from Textologies]

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Oh man, this proposal to save the world sounds ALL too familiar…

An excerpt from Bruce Sterling’s speech at SIGGRAPH 2004: “When Blobjects Rule the Earth”… We are filling the atmosphere, and the seas, and the surface of the planet, and our own bodies, with our industrial emissions and our dead junk. … Continue reading

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Oh man, this proposal to save the world sounds ALL too familiar…

An excerpt from Bruce Sterling’s speech at SIGGRAPH 2004: “When Blobjects Rule the Earth”… We are filling the atmosphere, and the seas, and the surface of the planet, and our own bodies, with our industrial emissions and our dead junk. … Continue reading

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Ghost town – a surreal journey into the dead zone

Photo reportage at high speed through the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster area. Alternately provocative, trenchant, amusing and depressing. A simple use of html and digital images that hits more powerfully than scores of more complex and tangled web presentations. … Continue reading

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Earthbrowser — this crazy world keeps goin’ round and round

I was pointed to Earthbrowser by an RSS feed of the newest Apple downloads (the app also has a Windows version). The description: An innovative earth simulation that combines an easy to navigate 3 dimensional globe with real-time weather conditions … Continue reading

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Finding and reusing digital learning resources…

I just finished a faculty workshop on finding and reusing digital learning resources, as part of a seminar series held by UBC’s Centre for Teaching and Academic Growth. For this workshop I tried to dispense with learning object talk, and … Continue reading

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Why you shouldn’t use learning objects, and why you should

I try to submit a monthly piece for a newsletter here at UBC. It’s a useful exercise for me to write through my work with a broader audience in mind, and I’m grateful for the forum — but man, it … Continue reading

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