Thursday, May 10, 2007

Foraging in

This is the best from a morning spent foraging in my network links on

ComScore Finds that “Second Life” Has a Rapidly Growing and Global Base of Active Residents
London, UK, 4 May 2007 – comScore, a leader in measuring the digital world, today released a comprehensive worldwide analysis of the active users of Second Life, the 3-D virtual world that is entirely built and owned by its “residents.” The study r

The Infography
This reference tool enables a student, librarian, or teacher to identify superlative sources of information about a subject of inquiry, viewed through the lens of expert opinion. The subject specialists who select the citations published in The Infography

Project CONE - Collaborative Observatories for Natural Environments
This project is a collaborative effort by computer scientists and engineers from Texas A&M and UC Berkeley consulting with natural scientists and documentary filmmakers.

In the Middle Ages, we were told what we knew by the Church; after the printing press and the Reformation, by state censors and the licensers of publishers; with the rise of liberalism in the 19th and 20th centuries, by publishers themselves, and later by

The Empire Strikes Back: Police tactics against antiglobalisation activists (PDF 2000)
The new wave of high profile protests that began in Seattle has been met by a rapidly-evolving police response that combines repression of basic democratic rights with manipulative, propagandistic media relations.

Virtual Human Interaction Lab - Stanford University
The mission of the Virtual Human Interaction Lab is to understand the dynamics and implications of interactions among people in immersive virtual reality simulations (VR), and other forms of human digital representations in media, communication systems.

Second Life magazine
This site is for discussion and entertainment purposes only. No one who writes for this site legitimately claims the status of “reporter” though we may occasionally use the word to describe ourselves. We are writers. We do this because we like to write.

Second Life censorship
Censorship passed away at home yesterday, killed by The Blog. Censorship will be remembered as a trusted friend of despots, tyrannical leaders, and large profit hungry corporations hiding unethical practices and inferior products. Satire?

David Puttnam: Children's experiences of technology outside the classroom way ahead | E-learning | Guardian
At a recent digital education conference in San Francisco, one of the more memorable remarks quoted came from a child: "Whenever I go into class, I have to power down." That roughly translates as: "What I do with digital technology outside school - at hom

Blog offering Mp3 downloads of obscure and unusual music

Headshift :: Peripheral vision and ambient knowledge
Pattern entrainment is a danger when we start to apply the same patterns to every situation, but individuals are able to use identity (paradigm) shifts to apply different patterns to a given situation. For organisations, this can be more difficult.

Liveplasma music, movies, search engine and discovery engine
Liveplasma maps and displays music and movie search results with linkages and groupings, making a good use of's API. After the search term is submitted, it's immediately surrounded by other artists; the closer they are, the more similar they are.
SIRR was founded in Lisbon, Portugal, in 2001, by Paulo Raposo to promote innovative and challenging sound art. The label releases works by artists who question and problematize sound in a unique way outside the idiomatic boundaries of the genre.

Brave new world or virtual pedophile paradise? - Technology -
WHEN is child pornography not child pornography? Can an "avatar" commit a crime? What is real, and what is not?

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