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Emerging Tech

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Welcome to the Emerging Technologies workshop. This web page is the "start page" for our wiki pages, which contain or link to most of the day's content.  

...the future is already here. It's just not very evenly distributed.

William Gibson

"Technology creates feasibility spaces for social practice."

- Yochai Benkler, The Wealth of Networks

Outline for the day:

  • 9:00-9:30 am - introductions

participants, program, and the shared technological world

themes: pedagogy; interface; net.gen; economy


  • 9:30-10:15 - new pathways for networked materials:

                    open content; aggregators; cloud computing; e-books

                    one company's 2019 imagination (YouTube)


  • 10:15-10:30 - break time


  • 10:30-12:00 -  The Semantic Web (ppt); the mobile device ecology (ppt); new interfaces 


  • Noon-1:15 pm  - lunch 



  • 3:00-3:15 - break


  • 3:15-4:15 -  The Net.generation (last ppt, promise)

          discussion; conclusion

          gaming scenario exercise

               (and the prompts)

"Participants in this workshop will be introduced to, engage with, and consider the pedagogical applications of a wide range of inter-related emerging technologies. These include a variety of social software or "Web 2.0" projects and services, such as podcasting, video blogging, social bookmarking, blogging, RSS, and collaborative writing platforms. Other topics are wireless and mobile technologies and computer gaming. The workshop will explore the landscape in which these emerging technologies rapidly evolve and interact, equipping participants to further explore and then integrate them in their teaching and/or academic support work as appropriate."

This NITLE research workshop was launched in fall 2006, and has since been hosted by Ursinus CollegeUnion CollegePomona CollegeRhodes CollegeWhitman College,the University of Puget Soundthe University of RichmondAllegheny CollegeKnox CollegeSouthwestern UniversityLake Forest CollegeBucknell UniversityLees-McRae CollegeRollins CollegeDavis and Elkins CollegeWheaton CollegeOccidental College, and Colby College (Colby ET participant notes). The most current workshop is the one generously hosted by Albion College, in January 2010.  Some of the content here was contributed by those participants, and we use it gratefully.

Link to Bryan's presentations on SlideShare:http://www.slideshare.net/BryanAlexander

A blog entry on this presentation

SOME CLASS STUFF -- 2006-2008

"Poetry [and social software] is never finished, only abandoned." -- Paul Valery

Information Science at the University of Missouri http://lisradio.missouri.edu/

Some YouTube projects of Oxy Media Studies' students postingshttp://www.youtube.com/user/ARTF243

http://mediatedcultures.net/worldsim.htm An example from Michael Wesch at Kanasas State of the pedagogical use of a world simulation game in anthropology

http://www.vanityfair.com/ontheweb/features/2007/02/autumn200702 links to a Vanity Fair journalist who went on an epic quest to find the photographer for a (now-)famous background image used in Windows XP.

http://flickr.com/search/?q=ripton&z=t Don't know how many Ripton's there are, but there are 286 results on flickr for the term (many (most?) of them posted by Bryan).

http://www.flickr.com/map?woe_id=2409678 The flickr mashup of Georgetown, TX.

http://freesound.iua.upf.edu/samplesViewSingle.php?id=35702 Thunder at freesound.

http://www.versificator.co.uk/hamlet/ GREAT text-based game that's, sortof, Shakespeare's Hamlet.

http://www.educationarcade.org/revolution This is a blog post about the American Revolution game Bryan mentioned.

http://www.trinity.edu/adelwich/worlds/ The syllabus for Delwiche's course at Trinity on video games.

http://www.yellowarrow.org/ That crazy augmented reality site we heard about.

http://emptybottle.org/bullshit/ Web 2.0, err, jargon generator.

http://www.lightsphere.com/dev/web20.html Web 2.0 name generator. (Which of the two previous sites is serious? You decide.)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Film_noir Similar to Bryan's example of the Counter-Revolution, take a look at the first sentence of the article, then click the "discussion" tab and take a look at how thoroughly the few individuals who edited it considered how that first sentence ought to be worded.

http://tiddlywiki.com/ The wiki Bryan Alexander personally recommends!

http://flickr.com/photos/nitle NITLE's Flickr photos 

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