… Pi Day. Einstein’s birthday. Stephen Hawking’s death. 3.14 does seem mystical! One of Hawking’s quotes that seems appropriate today: “The whole history of science has been the gradual realization that events do not happen in an arbitrary manner, but that they reflect a certain underlying order, which may or may not be divinely inspired.”… Read more It May Be Coincidence But
Last week, alongside engaging with the week’s tasks, we were invited to begin experimenting with visual ways of representing our understanding of being human in a digital world. Several hundred images were uploaded to Flickr. You can see the entries in Flickriver – and even click interesting ones to vote for the best. I thought… Read more EDCMOOC Flickr Competition
One of my favorite non-holidays. The date 3.14 reminds us of that irrational number Pi, or π, though I have to admit that my favorite irrational number is i, the square root of negative one. With all the changes occurring in both the digital world and education in general, if might be nice if we… Read more Happy Pi Day Once Again
has always been one of my favorite mathematical concepts (thought the square root of negative one is still my favorite!) So as the date 3.14 swings round once again, I like what this musician did to musically interpret pi: . UPDATE: Interesting real time lesson in Copyright / Copyleft. YouTube has yanked the video I… Read more Happy Pi Day!
This is a cool little application that creates a mosaic of the avatars of those who follow you on Twitter. Here is what mine looks like:
One has to love some of the innovations coming out of Australia. Thanks to CogDog, I tried out the “Lazy Bloggers Post Generator“. Using the drop down boxes, I quickly crafted the following post: OMG! I just got slapped with a wet salmon – really – I have not updated this since people stopped clapping… Read more Slapping with a Wet Salmon
I was checking out a cool visualization application that Jeff Nugent alerted me to in Twitter this morning – Twitter StreamGraph. I entered “elearning” and got the following graph: Since Twitter Streamgraph grabs the last 200 tweets that used the word “elearning”, it makes me wonder what happened on August 6th that jumped its usage… Read more What Happened August 6th?
Stephen Downes had a fun post in the ongoing CD Cover Meme, wherein one takes three random websites – a title, a quote, and a picture – and combines them to make an album cover (and his is great). Here’s mine (really!!!): . . (Quoting from Stephen but Instructions from David Davies): 1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random The… Read more A Rainy Day’s Entertainment