Good Experience - Bit literacy: an overview ~how to cope with the abundance

"And as we shift to becoming not just consumers but *creators* of bits, the discipline of bit literacy will show us how to *create* bits differently: mindfully, meaningfully, and with an acceptance of their essential emptiness. "

so here is my - already getting hits from there, which is weird, but nice - great to be able to see what others who have linked to the same thing as you are also linking to

i am certainly going to follow the example of /cshirky and the other /bhyde - and start using - as linking (with a brief comment) is all i use this blog for anyway - looks brilliant - you can see who else has linked to what you have adn much much more... for ben's comments see: enthusiasm

ACM: Ubiquity - A Conversation with Andrew Hargadon
"The more we move into a digital world and the more easily our work becomes digitized and traceable, the more easily the origins on our influence become traceable. The Beatles borrowed from Elvis and everybody else. When they borrowed, it was OK because they were playing in clubs in Germany and nobody could track their music. When a hip-hop artist samples music off of CDs and puts together a song on his Apple, it becomes possible to say, 'Wait a minute, you stole that melody from here and you stole this part from there.' The creative process is the same, but now with technologically we can tease out the influences and say, 'This riff is owned by somebody else.' All of a sudden, on an erroneous assumption, the law is meddling in the creative process."

~here here

2004: The Turning Point ~Stephen Downes "...clicking on an evaluation as you read, adding a comment or annotation if you felt like it, capturing and collecting your own personal library as you went along? Not a blog, because a blog is about writing, but a way of communicating what you think is important."

I think this sums up nicely what i would like to see available - the only thing missing is the need for some agregatory tool - so others can see what you thought, liked, visited, and vice versa (when you want them to, that is ;)

There are also predictions about:
Personalization finally working
Learning objects ariving at last
New hype: simulations
Attacks on Open Content
IP Communications, finally

well worth a read

IHT: Shooting down pop-up ads on the Internet IHT has a pretty slick interface (but interestingly uses pop-up adds themselves :)

It seems there may be a move away from such intrusive styles of advertising towards more explicit traditional approaches
IHT: Test brings clones of TV ads to Internet

two pieces about audio - great

Auditory Information Design
from The Australian Digital Theses Program

Audio Interfaces for Online Environments by Clark MacLeod

[both via InfoD UbyD]

Gaps in the net from Le Monde diplomatique, highlights the issues discussed at the first World Summit on the Information Society - not very encouraging reading

zipdecode - ben fry interesting interface - and i like the way the zip code density shows (i asume) the population density at the same time

i wonder what else ben has been up to recently... see how mario is working as you play paint, that is
a couple of recent'ish pieces from (freely accessible) ACM pubs:

ACM Queue - Beyond Instant Messaging - IM isn't just for play anymore. Find out what's next.

ACM Crossroads - Virtual Communities and Team Formation

ACM Ubiquity - Putting it all together with Robert Kahn
"The co-founder of the Internet recalls the non-commercial early days and looks at today's issues of fair use, privacy and the need for security."

i wish i could do more - but adding this here to at least show my support FFII: Software Patents in Europe

A Novel Lifecycle of Collaborative Methods for the Design of Social Software

via usabilityviews

who linked to: NEW THEORETICAL APPROACHES FOR HCI [the uv link as displayed in bloglines is broken !] but this lead me up and sideways, which was well worth it. so brocken links can be a good thing :)

i was going mad with blogger removing this post - something to do with one of the url's - think it is going to work this time....

some simple and small GAMES and a tile based game tutorials (for Flash)

[pause & effect - the art of interactive narrative] including excerpts and testimonials from none other than Brenda Laurel and Nathan Shedroff (can't be bad then I'd guess...)

from the newly formatted (and now lets you add comments) and url'ed InfoDesign: Understanding by Design | Special on R.S. Wurman
"our entire system of education is bankrupt because what is taught to you is not what you are interested in, and it is not taught to you in a method that can accentuate the interest so you build up a whole fibrous web of learning for yourself. Not an interest you have that doesn't connect with everything else in the world. So why not go in through your interests? But that is not how our school systems are set up. You memorize things you are not interested in, throw them up on a test, and then you forget them."

~too true

Shame RSW didn't mention that Understanding is also about the notion of standing under - in that you you need to do that to fully appreciate (not that it might fall on your head)

MIT Media Laboratory: Momentum
with writing by:
Dan Ariely
Walter Bender
Steve Benton
Bruce Blumberg
V. Michael Bove, Jr.
Cynthia Breazeal
Ike Chuang
Chris Csikszentmihályi
Glorianna Davenport
Judith Donath
Neil Gershenfeld
Hiroshi Ishii
Joe Jacobson
Andy Lippman
Tod Machover
John Maeda
Scott Manalis
Marvin Minsky
William J. Mitchell
Seymour Papert
Joe Paradiso
Sandy Pentland
Rosalind Picard
Mitchel Resnick
Deb Roy
Chris Schmandt
Ted Selker
Barry Vercoe

: phew )