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February 2011

Drawing with HTML5 canvas: New ways of visualisations

HTML5 now uses the element <canvas> which allows the instant creation of SVG-like graphics. The contents of the <canvas> element may be manipulated by javascript at any time. This implies a whole set of new opportunities. General explanations, tutorials and definitions for <canvas> http://www.tutorialspoint.com/html5/html5_canvas.htm http://diveintohtml5.org/canvas.html https://developer.mozilla.org/en/Canvas_tutorial http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/multipage/the-canvas-element.html http://www.html5canvastutorials.com http://www.canvasdemos.com A …

One event per decade changing the world

Isn’t it astonishing that, in recent history, we are whitnessing one major event or process in each decade that changes the world and the way we percieve our culture: 1960s: the sudent movement in the 1960s changed our culture dramatically, not quiet ad hoc, but compared to 2011 we could …

De-construction: Blogsoftware and useful components

This blog is run by wordpress (multisite installation), there’s also buddypress running. Some posts are simply filled by Hungryfeed, populating the post with an RSS feed’s content (Inline RSS feed plugin for WordPress). Very useful for dynamically putting together RSS feeds: pipes.yahoo.com Yahoo.Pipes provides a useful interface and makes it …

Keine Bildung ohne Medien! AG Medienbildung und soziale Ungleichheit

Zusammen mit Stefan Welling leite ich die Arbeitsgruppe ‘Medienbildung und soziale Ungleichheit’ im Rahmen des Medienkongresses ‘Keine Bildung ohne Medien’ am 24. und 25. März 2011 in Berlin. Unser Statement dazu: Welling, Stefan; Rummler, Klaus: Digitale Medien und soziale Ungleichheit bei Kindern und Jugendlichen. Auszug: “Selbstverständlich kann der verstärkte (pädagogisch …

Things you can do with HTML5

projective-video This is cool. Transform and project a video onto a real 3d grid. This looks as you can easily reproduce this on your own site. Sample: http://wiki.techfandu.org/eduvid/ Directory with sources (plus look at the source code of above’s website): http://wiki.techfandu.org/eduvid/projective-video/index_files/ Presentations as audio + video + slides This project …