Saturday, February 24, 2007

Fun songs: John Eddie and his band, live 2007

My husband discovered John Eddie and his band a few years back- we are great fans. Here are some videoclips I took from a recent performance:

Definitely- John Eddie




"I'm Gonna Drink You Pretty" -a fun song by John Eddie and his band, live from the cruise.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Expo '67: The Future Past



When I was a young girl, I went with my family to see Expo '67. I was sure the future was going to happen soon! I was very impressed by the picture phone and other futuristic exhibits in the Telephone Pavilion.

The Library of Canada has an interactive website about Expo '67". It is worth checking out!

Here are more videoclips from Expo '67:



(interesting computer music in the background!)



This one is supposed to be about Expo '67, but it is just a reflection of the culture of 1967, I think:


UPDATE:



For more information about this video, please visit http://www.youtube.com/v/Mf4R5-LQPHI&hl=en&fs=1

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Ubicomp video: Place Map

This video clip is an overview of the PlaceMap research from the University of Washington. The researchers are figuring out ways that WiFi can be used for ubiquitous/mobile computing, as GPS systems do not work indoors. The key questions that the researchers have regarding their work are as follows:
  • How do we ramp up the database of existing WiFi spots to increase coverage for ubiquitous computing devices and applications?
  • How can we draw in external collaborators from the community?
  • How do we get people to actually use the system and learn what it is good for?


Readius by Polymer Vision

Readius, by Polymer Vision, is a rollable display device. Here is the video: