We bought a new Xbox during the Christmas holidays, complete with Kinect. Apart from the bundled games, the first game my youngest son bought was NBA 2K13 as the house has sort of gone basketball mad over the last 18 months. Despite my interest in games, I have never really gotten into any serious games. [...]
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We're seen how the Big Dog robot can stomp around. Now it can also pick up and toss huge cinderblocks over its "shoulder." Presumably to destroy human rebels. Watch the video of humanity's overlords to come in action: One commentato...
Over the last couple weeks, This American Life has had a couple of amazing episodes looking at Harper High School in Chicago. This excerpt from the second episode - where a hungry kid gets some food - stuck with me. Ben Calhoun is the...Show More Summary
The new line from UFT leadership is that anyone who opposes junk science evaluation, which they helped write into the law, is a Tea Partier. To them, this is code for people who just say no to everything--they are simple-minded, contrarian galoots who speaks only to hear the sound of their own voices, or to create problems for no reason whatsoever. Show More Summary
There's an interesting UFT commercial airing right now. It criticizes Mayor Bloomberg, rightly so, for being an intransigent galoot. But it goes on to demand a fair evaluation system. Now, who, aside from Mayor Bloomberg, could oppose such a thing? Not I. Show More Summary
On this episode of TTT, two students, Erika Auger (9th Grader from Wiscasset, Maine) and Kelsey Shelhart (8th Grader from Wheatfield, Indiana) join Paul Allison (NYC) and Monika Hardy (Loveland, Colorado) to tell stories that answer a couple of questions posed by our friends at One Day on Earth: What do you have? What do [...]
Here's some Christmas horror, of the brief and disturbing sort: "The Spirit of Christmas." Not safe for children: (via Nicole Cushing)
Here's a musical celebration of Christmas, Infocult-style: Christmas with the Devil, by Spinal Tap. (thanks for the reminder, Peter Naegele)
Enjoy this special episode of TTT, recorded in Las Vagas. We live-streamed our session and this is a recording of that event. Here's the program description: This panel will discuss innovative models of professional development that include peer collaboration, self-directed learning, active involvement, and learning communities. We will give models for using social media for [...]
What can we learn from signal decay? This video project tracks a short 1980s music video clip through successive copies. From the 1st to 23rd iterations we watch the image and sound degrade: Think of the mysteries which emerge as...
One chocolatier is in tune with 2012's cannibal theme. They offer us tasty baby heads: "i could eat you up!" "You look good enough to eat!"... if you're a white chocolate fan (Infocult certainly is). Saramin reminds us of the...
I was engaging in a mobile strategy session with a small not-for-profit the other day, and naturally it became an overall technology strategy session, as you really can’t do mobile strategy without considering social media strategy, learning technology strategy, even enterprise technology strategy. Mobile is a platform for all of the above, and you One [...]
Here's a short clip of Thomas Edison's phonograph doll speaking. The images are nice: (thanks to Jesse Walker)
How do Warcraft players memorialize their dead friends? A new Game Studies paper a Here's one example: The Shrine of the Fallen Warrior can found on top of a small, difficult to climb mountain, a short distance west of the...
The zombie politics theme keeps lurching along, showing new undead life in the American president election. Today's instance comes from Joss Whedon, who makes the Romney-zombie equation. It's the Zomney: (thanks to Amanda)
MetaFilter has a fine post for Robert Aickman resources. I especially like the focus on anthologies Aickman edited. Plus this short video adaptation of one tale:
"The Origin of Creatures" is a short video about something strange happening in a post-apocalyptic city. Amidst the ruins body parts appear, move, and start to build. The Origin of Creatures from floriskaayk on Vimeo. (via Vice Motherboard)
This past weekend Pacific Northwest Drupal Summit in Seattle, WA was buzzing with talk of Foundation, an amazing responsive web framework built with HTML5 and SCSS. I lead a session on Building Drupal Style Tiles using Foundation and...Show More Summary
"The Maker" is a five-minute work of stop-motion excellence. It begins with Brothers Quay object uncanniness, shifts into one Frankenstein riff, then another, and then - Just watch it. Impressive tonal registry, from whimsy to romance to horror. (via MetaFilter)