April 18, 2012
Concert Tech, Music Technology
concert technology, hologram, music
The dead rapper that keeps on giving, now shows us what’s around the corner in concert technology. Tupac, personally my favorite rapper, right up there with Warren G, Dr. Dre, and Snoop Dogg, has now been immortalized in hologram technology.
I really like the boundaries of artistic technology that are being pushed into the mainstream, but lets remember that this is not new. Hatsune Miku has existed has existed for years. Hatsune is musical icon (in the likes of Gorillaz), who — while being fictional — has performed live.
June 7, 2011
I don’t know why, but I’m always fascinated by visual, movie like, trailers for a book. This is the latest one that I have found. Thanks Whitney Matheson (Pop Candy), for pointing me to this book, I have added it to my To-Read list.
Side note: The ebook price ($9.99) is cheaper then an average movie ticket
TITLE: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
BY: Ransom Riggs
May 24, 2011
librarians, Librarianship, Uncategorized
This is a very odd way to graph what my profession does and how people in this profession think. Yet it’s telling and accurate. Sure we don’t all fall into this exact picture but we do all tend to answer questions, make referrals, and wear glasses, etc.
Have fun looking at it tell us all what you think? Do you think it’s me?
May 6, 2011
WTG Ms. Maddow! Better reporting then most. When she is referencing data this site and the TV show actually “cite” where they have gotten the research. Yesterday she even referenced to OECD directly. I might not always agree with the interpretation, but HIGHLY respect full disclosure of information sources. I’m a new regular viewer now (as of this week)!
Now if only all media would learn to do this. Cite your sources journalists.
May 3, 2011
e-readers, NookColor, Products
technology, what i love
I’ve had my Nookcolor for a few months now, and the luster of the new technology has warn off. I don’t religiously carry it with me (24×7). And I’m certainly not evangelizing people about the awesomeness of it. But with all that said I still LOVE it. I find that I am doing more reading then I have for years. I still carry it most of the time at work, and it’s served me for more then I thought it would. I am able to take notes, using Google Docs Mobile. I am able to read, highlight, and write on my epub and pdf files.
Last week I upgraded the operating system. So, Now I REALLY LOVE it! Now it’s fully an information consuming device, and a light information creation device. And that’s all I want from a tablet. I want to consume information, send out tweets and FB updates, and take quick notes. For me this a great device and getting better.
Lastly, all I have to say is Pandora. While reading I like to have music in the background and I can listen to my Pandora stations or my own music.
For me this a great device, that has simplified what I already do. All technology should do as such.
March 23, 2011
Book Awards, Reading, YRCA
It’s time to start voting for the 2011 YRCA’s
And the Nominees are:
Full WorldCat.org list
Have you read any of the books nominated? I haven’t, though I think I’ll start with Graveyard.
February 16, 2011
Deep QA Tech, Digital Library Branch
Desk Set, IBM, Jeopardy, Watson
Have you been watching Jeopardy? IMB’s Watson “superman” computer has been doing a spectacular job! I am completely flabbergasted at the possibilities that Watson brings to the information science world, they are infinite.
If you haven’t watched the NOVA special about Watson, I highly recommend watching. It’s called “Smartest Machine on Earth”
What really strikes me is deep question answering technology (deep QA tech). This technology could help MED IT, particularly in diagnostics, and join the hospitals as an employee. Deep QA tech could be integrated with EMRs, medical journals, texts, and symptom matching to build a super diagnostics computer that learns from it’s errors.
Now I must make the librarian reference here. As I watch Watson play on Jeopardy I am reminded of EMARAC, the computing machine from Desk Set. How creepy, odd, and brilliant would it be if Watson really becomes a reference librarian? That is what intrigues me the most.