Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
This may be the future.
Lily is powerful, and well-documented visual programming system in a firefox plugin.
Among other things, it includes a web server, processing-compatible SVG graphics.
And lots lots more.
Lily Tutorial 1 from Bill Orcutt on Vimeo.
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Saturday, February 09, 2008
|The Dekstrus DNE Desktop is an advanced desktop and information management solution that not only helps you manage your knowledge, but also manage what you're going to do with it. Its multi-desktop interface marries drawing tools with document access.|
Sunday, February 03, 2008
Epiphany has little to do with either creativity or innovation. Instead, innovation is a slow process of accretion, building small insight upon interesting fact upon tried-and-true process. Just as an oyster wraps layer upon layer of nacre atop an offending piece of sand, ultimately yielding a pearl, innovation percolates within hard work over time.
“The most useful way to think of epiphany is as an occasional bonus of working on tough problems,” explains Scott Berkun in his 2007 book, “The Myths of Innovation.” “Most innovations come without epiphanies, and when powerful moments do happen, little knowledge is granted for how to find the next one. To focus on the magic moments is to miss the point. The goal isn’t the magic moment: it’s the end result of a useful innovation.”
and so an idea began for a...
Wii Media Lab
Use infrared camera and infrared LED to intuitively control the cursor of a variety of applications while being free from the keyboard and mouse. These are input device systems for the Zemeckis Media Lab.
Plants and Flowers
GUESS is an exploratory data analysis and visualization tool developed by Eytan Adar that is particularly well-suited for our work on networks. We have adapted our own version, Duke GUESS, for use in our courses. For example, In the Steven Johnson's popular book, Everything Bad Is Good for You: How Today's Popular Culture Is Actually Making Us Smarter, he argues that current television shows have far more complex plots involving more complex social networks than stories in the past. The adjoining figure shows the Duke GUESS tool visualizing the social network around the show 24's main character Jack Bauer. Students can use GUESS to interactively and programmatically ask questions about networks."
Vpython is a set of extensions to the python programming language designed to allow easy visualization and computational modeling for an introductory physics or engineering course. Since the goal is to have students develop their own models and simulations the IDLE environment is ideal. However, creating a stand alone executable would allow vpython based simulations to be deployed for students to use outside the programming environment."