Thursday, October 19, 2006

The Great Kodo - With Vocals!

I've just become a fan of Oxhorn! Wonderful video that moons about the glorious Kodo beast.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

I want a gaming librarian… « McMaster University Library

I want a gaming librarian… « McMaster University Library

I wonder how close I am to my "gaming librarian" degree? What will it take? Many more hours in WoW? (Gee... like I really need an excuse! "I'm working on a new degree, kids. Leave me alone.")

This is really an interesting tangent in the field... OT as some might think. But more and more there are thinkers who feel the game-like interface will improve learning on several different levels. (No pun intended.)

Thom Gillespie is teaching a gaming theory class: Interactive Storytelling and Game Design. "This course is about human-media interaction: interactive storytelling, computer game design and more. While many of the tools used in this class are technical this is not a technical course. The essence of this course is the most human of all, storytelling... Interactive digital storytelling is just the most recent upgrade so to speak."

Wednesday, October 04, 2006


Jenny Levine talked about Suprglu at SCSL's Tech Express Institute, and I haven't had time to give it a try until now. It grabs all the feeds you tell it to, and compiles them by date. All your blog posts, bookmarks, Flickr photos... and more. It also creates a tag cloud for you.

The FAQWE reminds us that "all those bits and pieces of you are readily available for world consumption". Look at all the "social networking" playgrounds out there... 43 Things, 43 Places, Digg, Last.FM (I can't seem to get to that site) are just a smattering of offerings.