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Speaking at mPub: future of Publishing
I’d like to express my gratitude to John Maxwell for extending an invitation to speak at SFU’s Masters of Publishing program about Interaction Design and its relevance to publishing. It was great to meet the mPUB cohort and we had a great time discussing the user experience of a digital/print hybrid user experience. Here is...
Creating Social Books
Written by Haig Armen and Lucinda Atwood ABSTRACT In this paper, we describe a new approach to digital textbooks: The textbook as a participatory and social experience. By meshing reader-generated commentary with the original text the textbook becomes a dynamic documentation of the course material and the discussion around it. The author or teacher maintains...
A Bird in the Hand: Index Cards and the Handcraft of Creative Thinking
A Paper by John W. Maxwell Publishing @ SFU Simon Fraser University Haig Armen Faculty of Design & Dynamic Media Emily Carr University of Art and Design John Maxwell and I presented this paper at Congress 2013 in Victoria in June 2013. In fact, we wrote a lot of index cards and stuck them on...
Cracks, Crevices and Canyons
Various interpretations of the term ‘digital divide’ and the causes and consequences of such divides In the following article I would like to make a case for how to best interpret the term “Digital Divide”. The term has been used widely since the late 1990’s and has grown to include a variety of meanings. While...
Daily Data Visualization
After attending the EYEO conference this year and hanging out with Fire Friends I was inspired to challenge myself to creating a daily data visualization during the month of July. As it happens, I’m in the south of France & London for most of the month and I’d like the visualizations to center around our...
This past week Minneapolis’ Walker Art Center has been filled with artists, coders, and interactive intelligentsia from around the world for the Eyeo Festival. What is Eyeo? a media art, interaction and information conference? Is it creative coding? Is it a data visualization conference? Is it design? Storytelling? “Yeah,” said festival co-founder Dave Schroeder, addressing...
Minecraft on Raspberry Pi
After a few attempts I was able to install a Minecraft server on one of my Raspberry Pi. I don’t want to sugarcoat it but it wasn’t too difficult thanks to this shell script from kraftyhosting.eu. Thanks KM_James! The initial minecraft tests were decent and I was able to have others log in from remote...
A Plan for my Raspberry Pi
I’ve made a list of services and selected the one that seemed to be the most suitable for the Raspberry Pi. Here’s what I hope to install: Raspberry Pi Linux distribution : I need an optimized distribution that is minimalist to install after the maximum of services. I found the distribution Moebius . Once installed...
RaspberryPi for Beginners
I’m guessing that many of you found Raspberry Pis under the tree this morning and are eager to start hacking around with it. The Make Blog has compiled a list of a few of their favourite quick tips that may come in handy as you explore the platform. Some of these might be old hat...