The initial listing of examples, ideas, and miscellaneous technology or museum news was culled from a variety of sources, including the New York Times, PC World, Technology Review, InfoWorld, Wired, etc.
Please use the edit link below to add more items to the list (see format notes), or to add comments on how or why you think these technologies or developments may be or may not be important. As is the convention throughout the Horizon.Museum wiki, we ask you to identify items you think are of high interest to us, as I have here [LJ], as a means of helping start the sifting process.
Recommended Reading / Tagged Items
- Picture Australia on Flickr
Australian National Image Library Picture Australia has been running a Flickr group for a few years now [LB][AL]
- Library of Congress Photos on Flickr
The Library of Congress has released more than 3,000 popular historical photos on the photo-sharing site Flickr, inviting visitors to tag, describe, or comment on the images. See Flickr: The Commons where the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney is an active participant. [LJ][AL]
- Australian Innovation
"a key source for up-to-date information on Australian Innovation and Entrepreneurship" and organizers of the Australian Innovation Festival [LJ] [AL]
- What Your Phone Knows About You
MIT's Sandy Pentland finds surprising implications in patterns of cell-phone use. [LJ]
- YouTube - A thing in my pocket in 2020
Student produced video for Horizon Project http://horizonproject.wikispaces.com/entertainment
Above Reminds me [Atho] of an '87 video on the promise of AI in research. Like above with a proper script and Elgar (or was that Vivaldi?)
- Unreal Meetings
Second Life's virtual conference rooms might be more useful if they didn't resemble their real-world counterparts. The article makes a very important point about virtual spaces -- we will discover the most valuable uses when we are able to drop the need to mimic the physicality of the real world [LJ]
- The impact of some of the vision expressed as The Social View of Learning
as per John Seely Brown and Richard Adler's paper Minds On Fire. [PM]
- Directing Digg
Kevin Rose, founder of Digg.com, talks about why it's good that the site is out of control.[AL]
- Nature's Photonic Crystal Scientists find an elusive diamond structure in a Brazilian beetle.
- Second Earth
The World Wide Web will soon be absorbed into the World Wide Sim: an environment combining elements of Second Life and Google Earth. [LJ][AL]
- Whatever happened to artificial intelligence?
The grand promise of intelligent machines underestimated the complexity of reproducing human cognition
- Sony Shows Off Paper-Thin, Bendable Video Display
In the race for ever-thinner displays for TVs, cell phones and other gadgets, Sony may have developed one to beat them all — a razor-thin display that bends like paper while showing full-color video.
- Artificial Intelligence Is Lost in the Woods
A conscious mind will never be built out of software, argues a Yale University professor.
- Building a Better Search Engine
A new natural-language system is based on 30 years of research at PARC.
- Game Worlds Show Their Human Side
World of Warcraft and Second Life are proving a boon to social scientists who are using them as virtual laboratories.
- Good Vibrations
Tiny devices that harness the energy from ambient vibrations could one day be used to power a variety of wireless sensors.
Formatting for wiki entry
For adding new web resources to this page, use this format below. The asterisk makes it a bulleted list item, and the three quotes make text bold. Note that each entry must be in a single paragraph with title, url, and description separated by <br /> tags and only a single carriage return at the end.
* '''Article Title''' <br />http://www.someplace.com/article/cool-tech.html <br />this is a sentence or two of summary