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SXSW – what happened?

March 17, 2011 Leave a comment

Another conference, the conference perhaps – South by Southwest in Austin. The interactive section of the week or two conference, expo, party just ended. Check out some of the award winners to see whats being respected by the top of our domain:

Green and Non-profit projects that are striving to make the world a better place. Activism category presented by Convio.

BOVAP
I Voted
Pencils of Promise
The Tiziano Project
Vital Voices

Art

From traditional photography to non-traditional performances, this category focuses on web-based collections of life, society and culture.

Born Presents: 417 • 903
The Johnny Cash Project
Mural Explorer
The Photography of Rama Tiru
This Land

Community

Social networks and wikis that have quickly developed an extraordinarily active multi-user community and an exceptional following of users who assist with content development.

Acts of Sharing
Foodspotting
iFixit
SnapGoods
Your Garden Show

Experimental

These are cutting-edge and trend-setting destinations that are pushing the envelope and challenging our perceptions of the web.

Isle of Tune
Look to the Moon
Memolane
Robyn / Killing Me
X

These are finalist of a few of the categories. See all of them at http://sxsw.com/interactive/awards/finalists

Happy browsing!

 

 

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Categories: Class Activities

Web 2.0 Expo

March 17, 2011 Leave a comment

On Monday, March 28-31 the Web 2.0 Expo will be happening in San Francisco. NetVibes is covering the event live – through a new component called the live dashboard. If you log into your Netvibes account, go to the dashboards menu, and select W2e. It has a lot of twitter feeds surrounding the conference – click on some of the urls mentioned and get updated on whatever hot topic. But also, look at the menus – reviews, mentions, speakers, exhibitors, videos, live, klosk, agenda, and info.

How about 10 extra points for your class grade for the one that finds the hottest, most interesting topic coming out of the conference? All you overachievers have wanted to get extra credit, so here is a small opportunity!

Check out the presenters – even if you’ve never heard of them! I liked Brian Aker who tweeted

“Coder, Writer, Climber, in search of chainsaw for exploratory surgery on web infrastructure.”
Seattle, WA
Sounds like an interesting guy with some serious tools!
Select the Speakers link and then “all speakers” which takes you to a blog listing all the speakers and their topics. Find something interesting and share it with the rest of us.
It goes on and on. Enjoy!
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The Social Network

September 20, 2010 Leave a comment

I’m sure you Facebook users will not want to miss the story of Matt Zuckerberg, coming to a movie screen near you October 1, 2010. The movie stars Jesse Eisenberg as Matt, and you will find all sorts of trailers and intro’s to the movie at: http://www.thesocialnetwork-movie.com/site/.

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Late addition to Blogroll!

August 21, 2010 Leave a comment

Please note that Colby has been added to our blogroll!

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IMUG – A Campus User Group for WDIM students

July 13, 2010 2 comments

There is an excellent opportunity to get to know other students in the Web Design & Interactive Media User Group – called “IMUG”. The group meets today (Tuesdays) at 12:30 in Room 320. Everyone is invited, and this is where you find more senior students (upper level, mid levels, etc) who can become great friends to guide you through the program! At least show up today and see what you think!

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Researching Web 2.0

July 13, 2010 1 comment

The first assignment for Fundamentals of IMD is to research the term Web 2.0. A classic reference to the term was an early 2005 paper by Tim O’Reilly, the publisher of O’Reilly books. This paper is a great starting point for learning about Web 2.0, but not the only one. Research the term in Google and/or other search engines and report what you have learned in your blog. You can place links to the three articles at the beginning or end of your posts, or place it in the context of the post.

O’Reilly

http://oreilly.com/web2/archive/what-is-web-20.html

Web 2.0

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WordPress User Group

January 16, 2010 Leave a comment

The Dallas area WordPress User group, the largest in the nation, meets on the AID campus. This is an excellent opportunity to meet and network with people who are involved with blogging as well as other popular social networking activities.

The January 2010 meeting will be Saturday January 30 from 4:00 – 6:00 pm in Room 216-217.

The February 2010 meeting will be Saturday, February 20, from 4:00 – 6:00 pm in Room 216-217.

Check the Meetup site at http://www.meetup.com/dfwwordpress/ to RSVP for the event and join if you are interested.

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