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Visualizing Information September 13, 2007

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Visualizing Information: Understanding Without Numbers or Words (or, Who is Edward Tufte Anyway? & Other Visualization Matters)


Tufte - Envisioning Information

September 20, TH, 3:30-5:0pm
Teaching, Learning & Technology Roundtable (TLTR)

Faculty Senate Chambers (2nd flr DH Hill Library Erdahl-Cloyd wing)


Join in a discussion with some of our talented NC State researchers on how data can be translated into and interpreted as visual image.

Tufte - Napolean’s March

Our leadoff panel consists of Hal Meeks, ITD Multimedia Consultant (and concurrently graduate student in Design) on the art of Edward Tufte; Chris Healey, Assoc Professor of Computer Science on scientific visualization; Theresa-Marie Rhyne, Director of the Center for Visualization & Analytics on analytics and scientific visualization; and, Tony Brock on motion typography in graphic design.

This subject gets us to the important subjects of multiple learning styles as well as the way that new media technologies are supporting a convergence of media forms in our visual landscape. Please share this notice with students, faculty & Staff working in a range of disciplines, from computer science to social science. And as always, the people in attendance bring highly informed and nuanced insights through their questions and comments. So join us–it’s going to be invigorating!

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If you can’t beat them… June 18, 2007

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Flip VideoIf you can’t beat the hacking community, join them… so Flip Video is proceeding with their marketing program driven primarily with a contest featured on Facebook.

Enter for your own chance for a free Flip Video Camera here.

Flip Video is essentially the “same” CVS camera that has been hacked back and forth by the hacking community since it was released… I guess Pure Digital decided to go ahead and build out this USB connected device instead of, try as they might, keeping it locked down. They’ve managed to keep the original network of DVD vendors with the pharmacy chains, so that doesn’t dilute the original intent or eat away at that particular aspect of the business model and/or value chain… although most people with newer machines will just burn a copy on their local machines. This option would allow you to stop by any pharmacy location and grab a quick backup DVD copy to send out to friends and family.

In addition include a fancy USB connector and bundled a bunch of software… no hacking required. To top it off they give you direct access to dump content directly to (insert favorite brand of online video website). It seems like a pretty decent way to grab video without having to worry about a costly, high-end camera getting lost, dropped or stolen… now someone just needs to hack it to handle a larger memory capacity beyond the 512mb or 1 GB!

 Here’s a pretty decent review of the whole package, includes a sample AVI file for previewing…

Asheville Design Science Lab June 20, 2006

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http://www.designsciencelab.org/

The Design Science Lab is a joint project of the Buckminster Fuller Institute, and BigPictureSmallWorld. The Asheville Design Science Lab is the first regional offering of this type of program.

The Lab will teach participants how to apply Buckminster Fuller’s design science methodology for developing strategies to address local and global problems.

A key learning experience of this program for those who choose to focus on regional issues will be a systems – based perspective of the relationship between the issues facing the Southern Appalachian region and the global problems affecting us all. Solutions developed to address the challenges facing the region will be viewed as models for global application.

To register or become a sponsor click here:
http://www.designsciencelab.org.

There will be a heavy emphasis on the use of digital media and visualization tools for effectively communicating information-based strategies, so new media designers will play a crucial role in its success.

You can hear a podcast interview about the event at http://archive.wpvm.org/Moving_Mountains_061806.mp3

iTunes Animation Podcasts June 10, 2006

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We have available a podcast feed through Apple iTunes. Animations, lectures, PDF Tutorials and other documents should be available for download in the near future. To subscribe to the NCSU iTunes Animation Podcast click here.

You must have Apple iTunes installed on your system in order for the link to work. Note that the subscribe link fails for Windows users who do not have iTunes installed, this link is only intended for subscription with iTunes. A seperate FeedBurner XML Feed is available for use here.

Podcasting: Are You Digitally Literate? April 19, 2006

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NCSU/LTS Multimedia Users Group
Hosted by Hal Meeks

On April 20th, Hal Meeks will host a discussion on the use of Podcasting and iTunes at educational institutions and its impact on teaching and learning. We will also look at the future of podcasting at NCSU and see a demonstration of the hardware, software and process for creating your own Podcast. We will also try to provide a live stream of the discussion for those of you who may not be available to attend:

Live Feed – April 20th @ 3:30pm

NC State University MMUG session will feature Podcasting and iTunesU. March 8, 2006

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On April 13th, Hal Meeks will host a discussion on the use of Podcasting and iTunes at educational institutions. We will also look at the future of podcasting at NC State University and see a demonstration of the hardware, software and process for creating your own Podcast.

MMUG Website Here…

"Podcasting is the distribution of audio or video files, such as radio programs or music videos, over the internet using either RSS or Atom syndication for listening on mobile devices and personal computers. A podcast is a web feed of audio or video files placed on the Internet for anyone to download or subscribe to, and also the content of that feed. Podcasters' websites also may offer direct download of their files, but the subscription feed of automatically delivered new content is what distinguishes a podcast from a simple download or real-time streaming…"