Stop the Cyborgs! Notes on Adopting Augmented Reality

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 About a year ago, right after the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas, I bit the bullet and adopted a pair of the Vuzix ”Smart” glasses to personally test how they could potentially be factored into a positive educational context. After all, this emerging technology had received glowing reviews. However, I was not impressed. These smart glasses allow for the user to view a tiny screen (duo or monocle) and listen to audio. I am thinking that this will allow me to watch a movie or video on my next plane excursion, delve further into the world of Augmented Reality (AR), and […]

Link High-Tech Skills to Good Judgment ~ An Essay

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This is a REPOST from an editorial “Compass” piece in the Anchorage Daily News.  Why are people making such poor choices with technology? The latest ethical episode involving Congressman Weiner is a prime example of misusing technology. Another is Sarah Palin’s use of taxpayer computers to communicate personal email messages. In addition to these abuses, there have been numerous cases of cyberbullying, identity theft, Internet predators, invasions of privacy and violence related to social technology. Common Sense Media, www. commonsensemedia.org/teen-social-media, recently published a study on social networking and the extent and potential impact of this medium on your child’s life. […]

Aurora March 17th 2013

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 This was the most brilliant display of the Aurora Borealis or “Northern Lights” that I have ever witnessed in person. 3 hours of photographs.  Below is one of the 565 photos I was able to shoot.  The trailer to the time-enhanced video (1:28) can be viewed below. Northern Lights over Anchorage