Media, the Musical – 28 April 2010

Remember Steven Wolfram — here’s his take on music, computational music!

http://tones.wolfram.com/about/faqs/generate.html

According to a recent Pew study 97 percent of young people play games!

http://www.pewinternet.org/Reports/2003/Let-the-games-begin-Gaming-technology-and-college-students.aspx and

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Media Mavens, the re-test, 27 April 2010

BEFORE YOU GO SEARCHING OUT THE SECRETS FOR TOMORROW’S TEST, BE AWARE THAT TOMORROW, WEDNESDAY, BY THE END OF CLASS, YOU ARE TO TURN IN (WHICH YOU WERE SUPPOSED TO DO LAST WEEK!) A PARAGRAPH DEFINING AS NEARLY AS YOU CAN, THE “GOAL” OF YOUR COLLABORATION. THIS “DEFINING PARAGRAPH” WILL CONTAIN, WHY YOU CHOSE YOUR GROUP’S TOPIC, WHY IT IS IMPORTANT, AND WHAT YOU HOPE TO SHOW THROUGH YOUR RESEARCH.

(TEST INFO AT BOTTOM OF THIS DAY’S ENTRY)

A lot of you are fans of the site Wolfram Alpha¬† recently purchased by Google. Here’s it’s creator:

http://bit.ly/dwpQcp

Recommended reading: Steven Berlin Johnson on the future of journalism and why some electronic solutions work and others don’t.

http://www.stevenberlinjohnson.com/2010/04/the-glass-box-and-the-commonplace-book.html

Recommended reading, great stuff from Henry Jenkins:

http://bit.ly/5h9PfL

“Don’t Believe The Hype Machine”: Our Man Christopher R. Weingarten, Tearing Down Internet Rock Criticism

http://blogs.villagevoice.com/music/archives/2010/04/dont_believe_th.php

Wikipedia

http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia/Logo

From MySpace to Hip Hop, A MacArthur Forum, Part 1, 4-23-08

Who says life doesn’t offer second chances? Here’s a list of important media developments

you should know and be able to match up with the personages we named in the previous test:

Wired

First Computer

Sponge Bob Square Pants

AOL

Smart M1obs (a book)

Newspaper

Televsion

Smart Mobs

WWW

Twitter

Internet

Microsoft

MySpace

Facebook

Apple

Google

Android

Grateful

Electronic Frontier Foundation

Ibiblio

iPad

iPhone

Radio

YouTube

Whole Earth Catalog

Television

First computer

Test for Intelligent computer

Newspaper

Big Names, the Test, 23 April 2010

Paul Jones

John Perry Barlow

Vinton Cerf

HASTAC

Howard Rheingold

Danah Boyd

Charles Babbage

Steve Wozniak

Stewart Brand

Tim Berners-Lee

Chris Anderson

Alan Turing

Bill Gates

Kevin Kelly

Cathy Davidson

Guglielmo Marconi

Vladimir Zworykin

The Future is …. 21 April 2010

The buck stops here:

For the guys looking into the future… Here are some futurists to consider: The “cloud” —

Why the Web

http://howardrheingold.posterous.com/

Here’s the woman Rheingold is talking about – Dana Boyd

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/digitalrevolution/2009/11/rushes-sequences-dana-boyd-int.shtml

Democracy of Knowledge and the Public Sphere

http://howardrheingold.posterous.com/

Future people want to know about… The Institute for the Future

http://www.iftf.org/

Oh, Digital Native! 20 April 2010

If you want to make pictures, you’ve got to work:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/virtualrevolution/makeyourown.shtml

Wouldn’t it have been nice to collaborate with this guy on your viral kitty viddy?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p006j8n2

Our Destiny is Now Digital

http://www.bbc.co.uk/virtualrevolution/3dexplorer_start.shtml

What’s happening in Middle School?

http://dmlcompetition.net/pligg/story.php?title=484

“Digital Future” collaboration people may want to check out Pranav Mistry on TED video — You know about sixth sense computing, but this may give you some ideas.

http://www.pranavmistry.com/projects/sixthsense/

If you stopped talking, you’d learn… 16 April 2010

Your collaborations are part of something larger —

http://www.vectorsjournal.org/

What could you make them? Question and answer exercises? Dissertations? Polls?

Another reason to consider Twitter:

http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/twitters_entire_archive_headed_to_the_library_of_c.php

The Next Perfect Thing, 13 April 2010

A little validation from the gods regarding you weblabs.

http://ibiblio.org/pjones/ils697/wordpress/?p=36

If you’re making Luke rich, here’s where the money is:

http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/2010/how-much-do-music-artists-earn-online/

Thought you would be interested in what the Tar Heels saw when they studied YouTube

http://ibiblio.org/pjones/ils697/wordpress/?p=29#comments

Can you follow the stats?

http://mashable.com/2010/04/13/mobile-web-stats/

Interesting iPad demo –

http://www.nytimes.com/pages/technology/index.html

And this is pretty cool —

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2010/04/12/business/IPAD.html?ref=technology

I learn more from Twitter than any form of social media or news outlet.

What I learned from Twitter today —

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/12/technology/12twitter.html?ref=technology

To the smartphone people — Attack of the Google!

http://news.cnet.com/8301-30685_3-20000423-264.html