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Everyware. Bring it on.

February 1, 2008


I love it when people as influential as Tim O’Reilly blog about stuff which really floats my boat. I’m an enormous fan of the concept of Everyware – the ubiquitous web – augmented reality – the spime – the whole notion of accessing the web from the “real” world, not just from a desktop PC. […]

Kid nicked for virtual theft. So what’s new?

November 17, 2007


The news that a Dutch teenager had been arrested on suspicion of stealing £2,800 of virtual furniture in Habbo Hotel raised a load of eyebrows, both across the blogosphere and in the mainstream media last week. It’s typical of the tabloid press to revel in this kind of thing but even (!) the Guardian on […]

Photosynth – the emphasis is wrong

August 6, 2007


Microsoft have released another demo for Photosynth, this time of space shuttle Endeavour on the launchpad. To date I’ve *almost* loved this technology – the means by which the software automatically patches together bits of images is ridiculously cool. The end result is very slick, but feels slightly as if the presentation is more important […]

Multiverse…Ning for 3d worlds

August 5, 2007


Last week Kurt Stuchell did a potentially interesting thing by setting up a Ning site for Museums. He called it the Museum and Educational Social Network (MESN) and so far it seems to be gathering some traction as a place to interact about all things Museumy. With Facebook on everybody’s lips and screens at the […]

Web Adept

June 24, 2007


‘Web Adept‘, the UK Museums on the Web conference has been and gone, and I reckon it’s been another interesting year – I really enjoyed helping pull together Mashed Museum and the conference day itself was good too, no to mention the usual opportunities to get together with people you haven’t seen for a while […]

Second Life: dangerously sexy (in a slightly 80’s way)

May 12, 2007


I spent the day on Thursday at Eduserv’s Symposium, this year focusing on the question: “Virtual worlds, real learning?”. It was superbly organised (“blended“, apparently!) and a very interesting day all round. The focus, as you would expect was mostly on Second Life but several of the speakers at least gave lip service to the […]