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Rashomon Project
"Recent protests, political unrest, and news events have been well documented with digital video and photos posted online on sites like YouTube. As smartphones grow in popularity, this trend will accelerate. Yet it remains difficult to obtain a comprehensive view of contested events from the many individual photos and video accounts. The result is that viewers often draw contradictory conclusions by seeing only parts of the available material. The Rashomon Project is developing an online toolkit that will facilitate rapidly assembly and public review of "Multi-Perspective Chronologies" where many videos are time-aligned and displayed simultaneously. Initial experiments with vanilla iPhone and Android video show that temporal metadata embedded in the digital files can be used to do a very close alignment. Once they are closely aligned, audio signals from video can be processed to further refine the alignment. Such a toolkit will benefit the public, citizen journalists, and ideally courts or commissions charged with investigating disputed incidents. Our goal is to allow the public (potentially hundreds of thousands of viewers) to gain a much better understanding of contested events from user-generated photos and video than is currently possible."

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srg  rashomon  audio  journalism  perception  perspective  documentary  video  film  onlinetoolkit  multi-perspectivechronologies  citizenjournalism  time  chronology  iphone  android  storytelling  usergenerated  krisfallon  darkmatterproject 
may 2013 by robertogreco
The MyBlockNYC Education Program
" is an interactive, online map that brings locations to life through a unique platform that organizes user-generated, crowd-sourced video. This evolving and archival map is constructed from a human, rather than satellite, perspective.

The MyBlockNYC Education Program offers students the resources, skill-sets, and guidance to create short documentary films about their daily lives.

Our program provides under-resourced NYC public schools with a cost-free interdisciplinary video curriculum: simple and adaptable teaching materials, access to an interactive website, and free video equipment."
nyc  video  education  local  usergenerated  usergeneratedcontent  myblocknyc  from delicious
january 2013 by robertogreco
Futurist Stewart Brand Wants to Revive Extinct Species | Wired Enterprise |
"Most of the stuff that my fellow hippies tried turned out not to have legs. Communes didn’t. Dope didn’t!"

"Brand: I take my cue from technology historian George Dyson, who argues that, from the perspective of the real world, the digital universe is accelerating rapidly but, from the view of the digital universe, the biological world is slllllooooowwwwwiiing doooowwwwn. Since we humans are amphibians and live in both universes, we are being torn by acceleration on one side and deceleration on the other. That sounds rough, but it’s actually pretty exciting."

"Brand: I want them to know that de-extinction is coming. And I also want the eventual semi-amateur de-extinctors, as they start doing this out in the barn, to understand that there’s a framework of norms about ethics and transparency.

Kelly: What we all need is a manual on how to worry intelligently."
amateurresearch  acceleratingchange  psychadelics  drugs  communes  communitymanagement  trolls  netiquette  identity  pseudonyms  anonymity  stupidityofmobs  wisdomofcrowds  mooreslaw  well  digitalera  usergenerated  user-generated  biohacking  counterculture  geneticengineering  biotechnology  biotech  evolution  change  technology  transparency  ethics  science  georgedyson  2012  interviews  de-extinction  extinction  kevinkelly  stewartbrand  from delicious
october 2012 by robertogreco
URBZ | user generated cities
"…facilitates production & exchange of info, knowledge, ideas & practices towards better cities for all.

We organize participatory workshops, designs adaptable structures & develop web tools for urban communities & practitioners.

User-generated Cities!

URBZ believes residents are experts in their neighborhoods. Their everyday experience of places where they live & work constitute essential knowledge for planning & urban development.

For policy-makers, urban planners, architects & real-estate developers, accessing this knowledge is best possible way to enhance quality & impact of their work. Understanding a locality from point of view of those who inhabit it improves the chances of success of a project at several levels:

identifies local stakes & playersopens multiple communication channelsgenerates new ideas & solutions

provides deep assessment of ground-level situationimproves social impact & environmental sustainabilitylifts up image of project & increases support"
design  technology  culture  architecture  cities  urbz  urban  urbanism  urbanplanning  india  mumbai  goa  nyc  santiago  geneva  switzerland  usergenerated  local  sustainability  from delicious
september 2011 by robertogreco
What are elephant paths?
"Elephant path is a name for a path that is formed in space by people making their own paths and shortcuts; it is an unofficial route. Elephant path is an anarchist way of moving in a city, a town or a village. It is an overlaying system of going from a place to a place in a space regardless of the city/town plan. Still, it is connected to the streets and the architectural forms.

It also reveals something about the people’s social everyday life. When walking and mapping these paths, you can meet people, document their aims of using the paths: how often they use them, what is the history of the path. For example a person can use the same path always when going to visit his/her grandmother. What kind of memories and motivations this person might have considering the path?

The paths mapped in Elephant Paths -project are not paved and (hopefully) not mapped in any other maps. The name, elephant paths, origins to Karosta, Latvia, where the paths were called by this name."
elephantpaths  desirelines  anarchism  use  user  usergenerated  user-centered  deschooling  unschooling  landcape  mobility  movement  urbanplanning  social  walking  maps  mapping  motivation  from delicious
june 2011 by robertogreco
Pedagogical Promiscuity and "Assessment for Learning" - Artichoke
"What kind of “assessment for learning” is appropriate in the age of Google and Wikipedia? Facebook and You Tube? Smart phones and text messaging? Twitter and blogging? (after Manovich on Soft Cinema).…

It seems that exposure to the multiliteracies most advantage those who are already advantaged.

There is a lot more thinking needed here – but it seems plausible that thinking critically about what kind of “assessment for learning” is appropriate in the age of [insert your preferred descriptor] is useful thinking. It may protect us (and our students) from futurist induced pedagogical promiscuity next year – by preventing the indiscriminate adoption of too many different pedagogical approaches."
assessment  learning  education  openeducation  openphd  artichoke  affluence  wealth  disparity  schools  literacy  literacies  technology  knowledge  curriculum  future  policy  digital  digitallearning  blogs  blogging  commenting  peerreview  peer-assessment  newmedia  charlesleadbeater  twitter  usergenerated  content  artichokeblog  pamhook  from delicious
december 2010 by robertogreco
Neal Stephenson and Greg Bear launch first digital 'social book' - News - Digital Arts
"Best-selling authors Neal Stephenson and Greg Bear have launched The Mongoliad, the first digital novel on a so-called social book platform that will allow them to add new elements such as music, video and reader-generated content to the book."

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via:preoccupations  nealstephenson  gregbear  books  multimedia  ebooks  social  socialbooks  digital  novels  digitalnovels  music  video  readers  reader-generatedcontent  usergenerated  usergeneratedcontent  from delicious
september 2010 by robertogreco
Video Games And Participatory Culture : NPR
"Many video games let you create (your own levels in a first-person shooter, your own creatures in an adventure, for example) and upload these creations so you can share them with other players. It's called participatory culture, where consumers are not couch potatoes but rather active participants and creators themselves. But some argue we're merely being tricked into thinking we're being creative."

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internet  creativity  cocreation  henryjenkins  sharing  markets  whatsoldisnew  whatsoldisnewagain  music  videogames  gaming  littlebigplanet  participatory  culture  participatoryculture  trends  history  media  massmedia  creation  design  profits  profitsharing  corporations  spore  ea  usergeneratedcontent  content  usergenerated  beaterator  marketing  compensation  revenue  art  newmedia  games  participation  ncm  participatoryart  ncmideas 
december 2009 by robertogreco
Dharavi: User-Generated City | airoots/eirut
"Why is it that Dharavi exercises so much fascination for architects, urbanists, researchers, students and journalists from all over the world? Is it because it is the “largest slum in Asia”? Is it because it is under imminent threat of being redeveloped? Is it because it is worth billions? Is it because the global media loves to recycle stereotypes of victimhood and third world poverty? These tired clichés and false alarms have filled the news for some time. But it is time to reload our browsers."
mumbai  india  cities  user-generated  usergenerated  dharavi  asia  slums  post-industrial  hybridspace  place  design  architecture  self-development  ingenuity  capitalism  knowledge  wikipedia  growth  typology  streets  authenticity  development 
january 2009 by robertogreco
Pulse Laser: Adaptive interfaces
"Steven Chapman has created a way to control his DSLR camera with a custom interface on his Nintendo DS....The power of adaptation. Imagine Canon had meant for this to happen. Imagine they had an App Store to allow people to share and to build businesses around this kind of activity. Users are in a better position than designers to discover better products and experiences and, increasingly, better positioned to create them too. (Of course the best situation is that designers are also users… which is surprisingly often not the case.) Adaptive design is not just an approach but an opportunity."
mattwebb  electronics  customization  ds  canon  photography  interface  usergenerated  adaptation  schulzeandwebb  berg  berglondon 
september 2008 by robertogreco
Gin, Television, and Social Surplus - Here Comes Everybody
"4 year olds, people who are soaking most deeply in current environment, who won't have to go through trauma...of trying to unlearn a childhood spent watching Gilligan's Island, just assume that media includes consuming, producing & sharing."
clayshirky  community  social  society  television  tv  humanity  abundance  crowdsourcing  sharing  culture  participatory  media  usergenerated  content  shift  change  gamechanging 
april 2008 by robertogreco - Editorial: User Generated Mobile Games Are The Next Big Thing
"next logical stage is the democratization of game design-where just as anyone can play games, anyone can now create games. User-generated games tap into the seemingly universal human desire for creative self-expression-as well as sharing those creations
mobile  phones  games  gaming  content  usergenerated  gamedesign  creativity 
april 2008 by robertogreco
Design is Dead |
"Just as we seem to have more faith in design than ever, just as design seems to be exploding, we are also faced with a culture for which design (as conventionally practiced) is simply not appropriate anymore."
design  thinking  problemsolving  materialism  philippestarck  unproduct  culture  ethics  sustainability  green  designandtheelasticmind  moma  clayshirky  kazysvarnelis  networks  designer  diy  hacking  making  opensource  usergeneratedcontent  usergenerated  make  hertzianspace 
march 2008 by robertogreco
THEBLOG WEEMADE: Sharing the artwork and creativity of kids. [user-generated showcase]
"we find the artwork and creativity of kids inspiring, thought provoking, entertaining, and unpretentious. We think that reminding ourselves how children see the world is a valuable and enlightening process."
children  glvo  design  drawing  humor  collaborative  usergenerated  art  illustration  parenting  creativity  blogs 
march 2008 by robertogreco
Is User-Generated Content Out? | Newsweek Technology |
"The individual user has been king on the Internet, but the pendulum seems to be swinging back toward edited information vetted by professionals."
amateur  usergenerated  crowdsourcing  media  news  publishing  internet  content  web  socialmedia  trends 
march 2008 by robertogreco
Jan Chipchase - Future Perfect: When Pointers Fade & Die I
"developer's assumption that sufficient numbers of people would be willing to use this service to access user-generated opinions about that space, whilst knowing little or nothing about the individual who generated the link. Risk versus reward."
yellowarrow  annotation  space  location  location-based  tagging  trust  risk  user  usergenerated  geotagging  janchipchase 
january 2008 by robertogreco
The User-Generated Content Myth - Publishing 2.0
"The reality is that “average people” don’t create a lot of content — at least not the commercially viable kind. Most people are too busy. Those that do “create content” — and who do it well — are those who are predisposed to being content
user  usergenerated  content  participatory  publishing  internet  web  online  convergence  social  crowdsourcing  creativity 
october 2007 by robertogreco
Laurent Haug’s blog » Blog Archive » TV's iPod moment is coming
"whoever doubts the quality of user generated content should be forced to go through the 200+ channels I get at home, and tell me in all honesty how many they think qualify for something else than “total crap”"
television  tv  user  content  usergenerated  consumergenerated  web  internet  longtail 
october 2007 by robertogreco
YouTube - Information R/evolution
"This video explores the changes in the way we find, store, create, critique, and share information. This video was created as a conversation starter, and works especially well when brainstorming with people about the near future and the skills needed in order to harness, evaluate, and create information effectively."
michaelwesch  ux  video  web2.0  information  nearfuture  sharing  internet  online  web  anthropology  taxonomy  tags  tagging  search  content  wikipedia  contribution  usergenerated  user  community 
october 2007 by robertogreco
Yahoo! MapMixer
"The world is a big place. There are thousands of maps out there that provide unique details about any given destination. MapMixer is a new site that combines those maps with Yahoo! Maps to give you a better view of the world."
maps  mapping  yahoo  usability  usergenerated  mashup  geography  geotagging  googlemaps  cartography  api  webapps  web2.0 
september 2007 by robertogreco
Travel Writing & Photography | Matador
"More than just a free travel blog, Matador is a passionate community where you can meet people in the places you're going, volunteer with organizations abroad, get info and advice from experts, become a paid travel writer, and get inspired everyday with
blogs  travel  wiki  socialnetworking  usergenerated  community  culture  international  guides  tourism 
august 2007 by robertogreco
Everywhere magazine » Coming soon!
"The travel magazine made by you! The Everywhere community can share photos and stories about places you and others create! The best stuff will be published in Everywhere Magazine!"
design  travel  photography  international  print  magazines  collaboration  community  usergenerated  location-based 
august 2007 by robertogreco

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