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He stood so still while the world moved on around him. Just a little animated gif made from two shots I took walking past this gentleman staring so intently at his phone. He didn’t move a bit but because I was walking the shot shifted some allowing me to animate it and give you this 3D feel. I know I’ve seen this before but my memory of the name for it is hazy. It did lead me to stereoscopy, stereo photography and animated stereograms so sometimes a bad memory leads to good things. And it turns out at least one person would call this a stereoscopic animated gif. I also figured this was a #ds106 assignment and was not disappointed. Since this was the first #ds106 assignment I’ve done in a long while, I threw in a tutorial as a form of tithing. I do all of this of my own free will and in spite of Jim Groom’s personality rather than because of it.
Like six degrees of separation or six degrees of Kevin Bacon, the goal of this game is to link six separate works through their literary allusions. The key element here would be to get students playing early on and reading/watching/viewing/listening to lots of things with this lens turned on. This may even be a decent reason to use Prezi as an authoring tool to get at mixed media embedding and connecting with text and the benefit of zoom levels. Two possible options follow . . . Option one is to link the works through common literary allusions. For example, the myth of Icarus could be used to tie a variety of disparateI’d force this idea pretty hard and ask for multiple media types, time periods, styles etc. works together. This becomes a more interesting English assignment as you compare the ways in which the allusion is used by the various authors/artists. With Icarus as the central theme, I might connect the following. The Letting Go – One of the stories from The MothAwesome podcast that any teacher will useful although content at times isn’t k12 appropriate so you’ll want to preview things. about an oncologist dealing with death in America submitted under the theme Too Close to the Sun. Here I should get points for audio, modern, and either philosophy […]
http://policeforum.org/library/technology/SocialMediaandTacticalConsiderationsforLawEnforcement.pdf Social media strategy guide for law enforcement- Do not allow an over-sensitivity to risk assessment to derail the process of developing social media . There will always be individuals in any organization who focus on the potential pitfalls of a new technology or process. Police leaders should focus on the potential rewards of using social media and then work to mitigate risks. http://t.co/0cLLzO3AN4 http://t.co/0cLLzO3AN4 #hcpsitrt — Tom Woodward (@twoodwar) October 25, 2013 tags: IFTTT Twitter law police socialmedia guide weekly itrt The true story about the woman who sued McDonald’s over hot coffee – Boing Boing “The story of a woman who spilled coffee on her lap and ended up being awarded $2.9 million in a lawsuit against McDonald’s is often cited as THE example of frivolous lawsuits and out-of-control juries. The real story, though, is different from the version you’ve probably heard. For one thing, the woman suffered burns to 16% of her body, some of which were 3rd degree. For another, at the time, McDonald’s served their coffee at a temperature 30 degrees hotter than the stuff that comes out of home coffeemakers. Also the $2.9 million was only the jury-recommended award, based on just two days worth of McDonald’s coffee sales. This New York Times video is an interesting look at the nuance that gets lost […]