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The decay of videotape

2 years agoEducation / Learning : Infocult

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...

A tasty cannibal feast

2 years agoEducation / Learning : Infocult

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’ve got your content right here

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 [...]

The voice of the doll

3 years agoEducation / Learning : Infocult

Here's a short clip of Thomas Edison's phonograph doll speaking. The images are nice: (thanks to Jesse Walker)

Mourning the dead in World of Warcraft

3 years agoEducation / Learning : Infocult

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 Romney Zombie a la Whedon

3 years agoEducation / Learning : Infocult

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)

Aickman's ghostly tales

3 years agoEducation / Learning : Infocult

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:

Humanity in limbo

3 years agoEducation / Learning : Infocult

"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)

Building Drupal Style Tiles using Foundation and SCSS

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

Stop-motion brilliance

3 years agoEducation / Learning : Infocult

"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)

It’s not enough to think about how close we came

Better to burn out? shared CC by MrGluSniffer Neil Young has always held a special place in my life. He was the first rock musician to really connect with me, I was eleven years old. Perhaps strangely, it was with … Continue reading...

Improvements to the giant stomping robot

3 years agoEducation / Learning : Infocult

The Legged Squad Support System (LS3), a/k/a Big Dog, just got better at creeping us out walking around. it demonstrated new gaits and improved perception of the world around it. But perhaps most importantly, this Big Dog is 10 time...

Disrupt this, greedhead – #OpenEd12 is gonna stomp in Van Rock City

It wasn’t that long ago that I thought “disruption” was a word with some utility. But almost instantly “disrupt” has become a badge representing all manner of noxious attitudes and dangerously simplistic thinking. Disruption is easy… Raging toddlers do it. … Continue reading ?

The Cheetah Robot runs faster than humans

3 years agoEducation / Learning : Infocult

A new robot claims a running speed record. The appropriately named Cheetah Robot hit 28.3 miles per hour. As Pop Sci mordantly notes, Usain Bolt's peak speed during the 100-meter dash was 27.78 MPH. Now even our best humans falter.....

TTT#310 Badges-Part 2 Kathryn Godwin, Barry Joseph, Amy Lewark, Samuel Abramovich, Doug Belshaw, Leora Wollner, Myrna Rubel 8.15

We talk about badges again on this episode of +Teachers Teaching Teachers. This is our second show of what promises to be more than a few this fall. On the first TTT about badges and learning, we jumped into an ongoing conversation with educators who are developing a practical, pedagogical discourse between the heckling [...]

What would you put in an innovation lab?

I’m coming near the end of my first week at TRU. As expected, it’s been overwhelming on a number of levels – lots of new names and faces to remember (not one of my strengths), an environment to learn and … Continue reading ?

Olympics go Gothic

3 years agoEducation / Learning : Infocult

The 2012 Olympics took a delightfully Gothic turn, as one team performed to the soundtrack of Suspiria (1977). The idea of synchronized swimming accompanied by giallo audio is very sweet. Reminds Infocult of the execution-by-swimming scene in Alphaville (1965)....but...

TTT#309 Badges:Peril/Possibility P. Rawsthorne, A. Zellner, V. Gennarelli, E. Eidman-Aadahl, S. Grant, S. Lee, D. Cormier 8.8.12

Our goal in this–and the next–episode of TTT is to join those who are developing a practical, pedagogical discourse between the heckling and the hype around badges. Our conversations are open and wide-ranging, but a few of the questions that must be answered soon as the fall semester starts up around the US are: [...]

TTT#301 Student Video Festival with Joel Malley and George Mayo – 06.06.12

Welcome to our first video festival. On this episode of TTT, we screen two-and-a-half student documentaries by middle school students in George Mayo's classes and two by high school students in Joel Malley's classes. Monika Hardy and Paul Allison were joined by Troy Hicks, Rebecca Warner, and Eric Taddei. George Mayo says: Check out our [...]

TTT#300 with Elyse Eidman-Aadahl, Jeff Lebow, Chad Sansing, Andrea Zellner, Fred Haas, Paul Oh, Robin Sowder, Teb Locke 05.30.12

THANK YOU for all of the support and good wishes upon TTT#300. Here's Paul Oh's description of our work: Teachers Teaching Teachers Achieves 300th Broadcast Milestone Kevin Hodgson's thoughtful...Show More Summary

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