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Immersive journalism: What if you could experience a news event in 3D by using an Oculus Rift?by Mathew Ingram AUG. 21, 2014 – 3:16 PM PDT 4 CommentsA Aphoto: Oculus RiftSUMMARY:Journalist and documentary film-maker Nonny de la Pena is using the three-dimensional virtual world technology behind the Oculus Rift headset to create immersive journalistic experiences based on major news events

via Immersive journalism: What if you could experience a news event in 3D by using an Oculus Rift? — Tech News and Analysis.


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“Embodied cognitive science appeals to the idea that cognition deeply depends on aspects of the agent’s body other than the brain. Without the involvement of the body in both sensing and acting, thoughts would be empty, and mental affairs would not exhibit the characteristics and properties they do. Work on embedded cognition, by contrast, draws on the view that cognition deeply depends on the natural and social environment. By focusing on the strategies organisms use to off-load cognitive processing onto the environment, this work places particular emphasis on the ways in which cognitive activity is distributed across the agent and her physical, social, and cultural environment (Suchman 1987, Hutchins 1995). The thesis of extended cognition is the claim that cognitive systems themselves extend beyond the boundary of the individual organism. On this view, features of an agent’s physical, social, and cultural environment can do more than distribute cognitive processing: they may well partially constitute that agent’s cognitive system. (Clark and Chalmers 1998, R. Wilson 2004; A. Clark 2008, Menary 2010).”

Wilson, Robert A. and Foglia, Lucia, “Embodied Cognition”, The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Fall 2011 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.), URL = <;.

via Embodied Cognition (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy).

What distinguishes Rheingold’s work here is the attention to, well, attention. He’s talking about metacognition, or making ourselves more aware of what we’re doing online. We often divide our attention online, but at any given moment make “micro decisions” about what we’re going to do — write emails for work, watch a YouTube video, get lost in Twitter. Rheingold says we have to connect our attention to our intention and be more aware of how what we’re actively doing relates (or often doesn’t) to what we need.

via Howard Rheingold on how the five web literacies are becoming essential survival skills » Nieman Journalism Lab.

////Our focus needs to be on developing new literacies, new competences, to effectively use technology. The techniques of mind training in Buddhist meditation are quite helpful in reducing the tendency to get lost in media (monkey-mind on steroids). Owning our attention, practice honing our attention, is essential now more than ever. -lw

HumTech2014 will provide a forum for scientists, engineers, technologists, field workers and policymakers to discuss current research and exchange technical ideas that have a global humanitarian impact.

via Humanitarian Technology: Science, Systems and Global Impact 2014 | 13 – 15 May 2014 | Boston MA.

This is a fabulous tool to clarify the complexity of the world; you don’t have to go all over the Internet to understand something; this gets it all together,” said Philippe Destatte, Director of The Destree Institute (Namur, Wallonia) and a sponsor of the Brussels launch of the Global Futures Intelligence System held at Royal Academy of Belgium along with the Club of Rome European Union Chapter and Deloitte.

via Digital global intelligence on the future of the world in the palm of your hand | KurzweilAI.

THE STONE November 10, 2013, 3:00 pm 454 Comments

Learning How to Die in the Anthropocene


via Learning How to Die in the Anthropocene –

//lw: Can something life-worthy arise from the ashes of our greed?

World Science Festival

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Great resource for videos on ideas, presented by experts in a very accessible format.


Posted: November 10, 2013 in InfoNet, web

Medium. Somewhere between Twitter and the New Yorker

HTML5 narration finds its way

Txema Alegre | 01/07/2013

“Scrolling”, or vertical navigation, has become fashionable again in the field of large-scale interactive reports and documentaries. This tendency, formed by ever-increasing examples, is becoming more sophisticated in combination with other resources and as a result it is taking its first steps towards a true digital narrative, driven by the experimentation going on with HTML5.

via July 2013 Archives – The Fourth BitThe Fourth Bit.