Weekly Web Harvest for 2018-08-12
- We took a tour of the abandoned college campuses of Second Life
Colleges were among those that bought the hype of the Linden Lab-developed virtual world. Many universities set up their own private islands to engage students; some even held classes within Second Life.
Most of these virtual universities are gone –– it costs almost $300 per month to host your own island –– but it turns out a handful remain as ghost towns. I decided to travel through several of the campuses, to see what’s happening in Second Life college-world in 2015
First, I didn’t see a a single other user during my tour. They are all truly abandoned.
The Racial Bias Built Into Photography – The New York TimesIt took complaints from corporate furniture and chocolate manufacturers in the 1960s and 1970s for Kodak to start to fix color photography’s bias. ant-media/Ant-Media-Server: Ant Media Server supports RTMP, RTSP, WebRTC and Adaptive Bitrate. It can also record videos in MP4, HLS and FLVAnt Media Server supports RTMP, RTSP, WebRTC and Adaptive Bitrate. It can also record videos in MP4, HLS and FLV https://antmedia.io uoe-dlam/ed-lti: Provides a Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) integration for creating WordPress blogs with appropriate user roles based on roles set within the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)Provides a Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) integration for creating WordPress blogs with appropriate user roles based on roles set within the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) h/t Tony Hirst Silicon Valley Came to Kansas Schools. That Started a Rebellion. – The New York TimesMr. Smalley had put up bigger and bigger yard signs in front of his house, even though he knew Mr. Zuckerberg was unlikely to drive by and see them. They were red, with a slash across the word “Summit.” //whole thing reads like a bad joke Selfie Deaths Are an Epidemic | Outside OnlineTermed “killfies” by some social media researchers, these accidental deaths have involved social media personalities and, of course, adventurers. Canadian rapper Jon James McMurray perished last […]
Joaquin Baldwin on Twitter: “I lined up the Getty Images source file to the White House print. It’s a warp deformer, look at the helicopter behind it. https://t.co/kJB2T8U5yh” What a world. What a world. Why I’m Leaving New York to Live in a Large Pile of Garbage That’s On Fire – McSweeney’s Internet Tendency We have a saying down at the garbage fire, “AAAAAAHHHH! NO!! It burns!!!!” Watchdog: Attkisson wasn’t hacked, had ‘delete’ key stuck | TheHill An inspector general report concluded that Sharyl Attkisson’s merely had her “delete” key stuck when text disappeared from her computer, and said there’s no evidence that government officials erased stories. 2017 week 3 in review – D’Arcy Norman dot net I was surprised, again, that none of the students had edited a web page outside of Facebook. A handful had heard of wordpress, but nobody had every used it. So many things I have taken for granted, absorbed by the modern social web. This is going to take a long time to repair. We’ve lost a lot as a society when our brightest minds have no personal knowledge of publishing and sharing knowledge beyond Facebook posts.
Comic contracts and other ways to make the law understandable Considering how swamped we all are with agreements and terms, from the workplace to just downloading apps, we need to change the way the information regulating our legal relationships is presented, as well as the level of other detail it contains. Pointlessly complex contracts have to stop. This is why some lawyers are rethinking contract design, using mind maps, illustrations and even contracts in comic strip form, which is the focus of my research. What comic comes up when you load XKCD today? : AskReddit the various permutations of the umwelt comic broken down The 29 Stages Of A Twitterstorm In 2018 I cannot tell what is parody and what is reality anymore. INTE 5340 – Weekly Reflections of an Analog Woman in a Digital World: Case Study #1 – anth101.com – Anthropology for Everyone anth101.com models for me what a living, breathing course can look like. When I look back to when I taught Drugs and Behavior and Intro Psych, I see the classes I taught as boring and lifeless. We as a class didn’t create our own stories together, and we lost the opportunities to make connections. I really like how well-integrated all the various media for each lesson and challenge are on the website. And the more I […]