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Call: Academic MindTrek 2010 – Ambient and Ubiquituous Media, Digital Games, Open Source, Media Business and Management

Academic MindTrek 2010: Ambient and Ubiquituous Media, Digital Games, Open Source, Media Business and Management

Call for Long Papers, Short Papers, Posters, Demonstrations, Tutorials and Workshops

6th – 8th October, 2010
Tampere, Finland

Upcoming deadline: 23rd Apr: Deadline for long papers, workshops and tutorial proposals (6-8 pages)

http://www.mindtrek.org, http://www.mindtrek.org/2010/academic

In cooperation with ACM, ACM SIGMM and ACM SIGCHI publications will be published in the ACM digital library and a selected set of high-level contributions will published as book chapters or in journals.

We are pleased to invite you to the Academic MindTrek conference from 6th – 8th October 2010, which brings together a cross-disciplinary crowd of people to investigate current and emerging topics of media in the ubiquitous arena. Among the media to be discussed, will be business, social, technical and content-related topics.… read more. “Call: Academic MindTrek 2010 – Ambient and Ubiquituous Media, Digital Games, Open Source, Media Business and Management”

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Our own little private virtual worlds

[From St. Louis Today; a response is here]

Our own little private virtual worlds

By Patricia McLaughlin
UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATE
11/21/2009

[snip]

Once the Age of Reason arrived in the 18th century, and you couldn’t do anything without a plausible scientific explanation, turning people to stone, gold, salt or whatever went out of style.

So what a surprise to see it rebound in the 21st century and quickly reach epidemic levels. You know what I mean if you’ve ever been trapped in the cereal aisle behind a woman frozen in place, head tilted at an odd angle, eyes focused on some invisible faraway place, lips murmuring indistinctly, one hand still blindly half-reaching out toward the Cocoa Puffs. At least it’s not permanent. Give her five or 10 minutes, and she’ll come to, grab her box of cereal, move on down the aisle, and not even notice the traffic jam she started.… read more. “Our own little private virtual worlds”

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Call: Fifth International Workshop on Haptic and Audio Interaction Design (HAID)

The deadline for HAID 2010 is three weeks away!

Fifth International Workshop on Haptic and Audio Interaction Design (HAID)

September 16-17 2010 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Deadline for full paper submissions – 30th April 2010

This year HAID will feature Søren Bech from Bang and Olufsen, Vincent Hayward from UPMC, France and Davide Rocchesso from IUAV, Italy as keynote speakers.

Technologies to enable multimodal interaction are now sufficiently mature that research is turning away from pure hardware development and looking towards interaction and design issues to improve usability and the user experience.

Robust solutions exist to display audio and haptic feedback in many forms – for instance as speech and non speech sounds and through tactile and force feedback sensations. Furthermore, it has been demonstrated that the novel interactions supported by these modalities can confer benefits for all users. However, many questions remain concerning the appropriate use of haptics and audio in interaction design: how can we design effective haptic, audio and multimodal interfaces?… read more. “Call: Fifth International Workshop on Haptic and Audio Interaction Design (HAID)”

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Russian cows get HD LCD TVs showing Alpine meadows

[From CNET’s Crave blog; a 1:43 minute video is here]

  

March 27, 2010

Moo-Tube: Russian cows get LCD TVs

by Tim Hornyak

A farm in Russia has turned its cows into TV junkies by installing high-tech LCD televisions in a barn.

The farm in the Moscow region began its Farm 2.0 experiment earlier this month in an attempt to boost milk quality.

The lack of open spaces and visual stimuli during winter apparently gives cows the blues, affecting milk. The farmers decided to find out whether TV can make the animals any happier.… read more. “Russian cows get HD LCD TVs showing Alpine meadows”

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Call: Worldwide Forum on Education and Culture

Worldwide Forum on Education and Culture

Dedicated to Teaching and Learning  in Today’s Global Classroom

THE 2010 CONGRESS

Join teachers, scholars and professionals from around the world to discuss this year’s theme: Uniting Cultures Through Education: Case Studies and Classroom Curriculum.

Individual and session proposals are currently being reviewed for the IX Annual Worldwide Forum on Education and Culture in Rome, Italy, 1-3 December 2010.… read more. “Call: Worldwide Forum on Education and Culture”

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Manual Deskterity computer interface goes beyond just touch

[From MIT’s Technology Review Editors blog; a 4:17 minute video is here]

 

Monday, April 12, 2010

New Computer Interface Goes Beyond Just Touch

Manual Deskterity combines a touch with the trusty pen.

By Erica Naone

Touch screen interfaces may be trendy in gadget design, but that doesn’t mean they do everything elegantly. The finger is simply too blunt for many tasks. A new interface, called Manual Deskterity, attempts to combine the strengths of touch interaction with the precision of a pen.… read more. “Manual Deskterity computer interface goes beyond just touch”

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Call: Playability and player experience of casual games

CALL FOR PAPERS

Playability and player experience of casual games

K.U.Leuven, 15 September 2010

Workshop in conjunction with the Fun and Games Conference 2010

This workshop focuses on the development and use of all kinds of playability and player experience measures, like quantitative metrics and data harvesting, to evaluate digital games. Playtesting metrics are very much in demand and yet not much often used within the casual gaming industry, although already standard practice in the larger game development studios. Therefore all game genres are addressed, but casual games are considered the preferred focus. Introducing a system for player experience evaluation earlier in the game design cycle will influence the final design as well while still under development. The focus of this workshop consists therefore in defining which methods are best to apply in the casual game domain, and in analyzing their efficacy and applicability.… read more. “Call: Playability and player experience of casual games”

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New MIT system would let TV programs spill off the screen and into the living room

[From MIT Media Relations; a 1:42 minute video is here]

 

MIT Media Lab unveils ‘Surround Vision’

New system would let TV programs spill off the screen and into the living room

for immediate release: April 9, 2010
contact: Jen Hirsch – MIT News Office
email: jfhirsch@mit.edu
call: 617-253-1682
written by: Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Surround sound technology uses multiple speakers to extend the world of a TV show or movie beyond the edges of the screen: the audience can, in effect, hear what’s happening just off-camera. Researchers at MIT’s Media Lab have developed a system called Surround Vision that uses ordinary handheld devices to do something analogous, but with images. … read more. “New MIT system would let TV programs spill off the screen and into the living room”

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Call: Expanded Play Sessions

Expanded Play Sessions
http://www.expandedplay.com/about.html

Zaragoza, Spain. 13-15 April 2010

Expanded Play is a practice based lab for creative entrepreneurs, artists, designers, engineers and academics focusing on Play as Experience at the intersection of creativity, technology, research, social change and development. Based in London, UK, and Zaragoza, Spain, Expanded Play is actively supported by the Milla Digital project, an initiative of the Zaragoza City Council.… read more. “Call: Expanded Play Sessions”

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The future of mine safety training

[From WSAZ-TV in West Virginia; the story features a 3 minute video]

 

 Apr 7, 2010

The Future of Mine Safety Training

Days after one of the worst mining disasters in U.S. history, one group is hoping to change the way coal miners get their safety training.

Brad Myers

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ-TV) — Just days after 25 miners died in an apparent mine explosion in West Virginia, the push is already on to take safety training for miners to the next level.

“One of the tragedies of having a disaster of this sort is to see the human suffering,” West Virginia Senator Jay Rockefeller said. “But part of what is good that comes out of it is that you are driven to look for what more needs to be done to make sure we cut down on the possibility of this happening again.”

That’s why Wednesday, Senator Rockefeller met with MSHA officials, a former miner and others at Marshall University to see what could be the future of mine safety training.… read more. “The future of mine safety training”

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