Interesting TED talk, that many of you might find interesting because it references WoW more than a few times ;)
We will finish the following today:
1) Those who haven't demonstrated their game will do so. No excuses.
2) Write the make-up test for the 100th time for those who haven't yet reached mastery of the material.
3) Prepare our culminating proposals and blogs for home. Signatures are due back by Friday.
4) Make sure we can access our Dreamspark accounts, and secure our software licenses.
Looks like the National Robotic Games are cancelled. What a bummer, given that we are starting our Robotics unit in a week :(
OmniTouch is a wearable depth-sensing and projection system that enables
interactive multitouch applications on everyday surfaces. Beyond the
shoulder-worn system, there is no instrumentation of the user or environment.
Foremost, the system allows the wearer to use their hands, arms and legs as
graphical, interactive surfaces. Users can also transiently appropriate surfaces
from the environment to expand the interactive area (e.g., books, walls,
tables). On such surfaces – without any calibration – OmniTouch provides
capabilities similar to that of a mouse or touchscreen: X and Y location in 2D
interfaces and whether fingers are “clicked” or hovering, enabling a wide
variety of interactions. Thus, it is now conceivable that anything one can do on
today’s mobile devices, they could do in the palm of their hand.
Yes, I am at the school today, but in a meeting this morning. Today's lesson will encourage you to take the time to reflect on the future of networking, both from a hardware/software perspective and one that transcends into politics and human behaviour.
Please download and review the BLOG RUBRIC. These are the expectations that I have or your blog entries. A few days ago we talked about how to blog effectively, and you should have that handout "handy" if you are stuck on what to say, or how to proceed.
Those students who are in TEJ3MI are required to write blog entries to 2 out of 3 of the following videos. Students in TEJ3EI are required to write a blog entry for only 1 of the 3 videos. Make sure in your blog you recap what was said in the video before you provide your thoughts. It is also not a bad idea to link your blog to the video, either on my website or on TED.com
How do we design the next phase of the Internet with accountability and freedom
at its core, rather than control?
Despite multibillion-dollar investments in cybersecurity, one of its root
problems has been largely ignored: who are the people who write malicious code?
What if every light bulb in the world could also transmit data? In the video below,
Harald Haas demonstrates, for the first time, a device that could do exactly
that. By flickering the light from a single LED, a change too quick for the
human eye to detect, he can transmit far more data than a cellular tower -- and
do it in a way that's more efficient, secure and widespread.
This will be the on-line binder for TEJ3/4MI