Category Archives: EDC11

AI – Avatar Identity – Digital Artifact

Ai & Be – Avatar Internet Chat Design rationale, background, video, extended artifact and live artifact visiting details: http://atate.org/ai/ai/

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Avatar to Avatar Chatbots

My two OpenSim avatars using “MyCyberTwin” chatting away together. Part of the creation of a digital artifact for the 2011/12 University of Edinburgh MSc in e-Learning course on Digital Cultures: http://atate.org/ai/ai/res/2011-10-09-chat-log-ai-and-be.txt At least they don’t bicker like some recent chatbot … Continue reading

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Fast, Far, Forever

I have always been fascinated by fast cars, advanced planes and spacecraft and there is a thread running through my interests which I have been able to explore while creating my “Life Wall” – http://atate.org/life-wall.html – as part of the … Continue reading

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Lifestream Week 3

The White Screen of (Slow) Death The week was characterised for me by being on travel and working with mobile devices and a slow 3G connection. It is a time to remember that not all our students and distance learners … Continue reading

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@ – THE symbol of Digital Culture

@ is perhaps the iconic symbol of digital culture and computer use. More so even than the ubiquitous “www.”. The @ symbol we all use in e-mail came about very early on in the development of computer networks and inter-personal … Continue reading

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Who is Me, My Avatar and His Clone

Experiments with avatar cloning facilities as a basis for non-player characters (NPCs) in the latest development versions of OpenSim… for a possible visual artifact as part of the MSc in e-Learning Digital Cultures Course.

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Through the Keyhole

I am travelling this week and in a location with no broadband or desktop computer. When travelling like this, I usually use a mobile device and 3G wireless access and limit myself to basic e-mail and a few low bandwidth … Continue reading

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Lifestream Week 2

I am finding the summary of logos postings, comments and image uploads that I engage in across a typical work week an interesting observational sport.  I did a bit of analysis of the keywords and phrases in my postings across … Continue reading

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Reflections on Week 2.4 – Life Wall Dominates Word Count in my Blogs

A Wordle word scatter diagram of my blogs for IDEL11 on Holyrood Park and for EDEDC11 on edc11.education show that the work I did to create a “Life Wall” at http://atate.org/ has been my top focus in the first couple … Continue reading

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Recollections of the first few years of the net

While reading Bell (2001) I was reminded of the time in the late 1960s and early 1970s when cyberculture was beginning.. and how quickly it grew after basic computer access and communication became possible.  We are social beings. Let me recall … Continue reading

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Other Worlds in Serious Games

Simulations of real or imagined worlds have been used for many years to assist in training. One of my favourite simulated games is the PlayStation Gran Turismo series… our long loved Toyota MR2 Mk.I, now no longer with us, is still … Continue reading

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Other Worlds in Film – Avatar and Pandora

The detailed realisation of Pandora, its geography, flora and fauna by James Cameron and his creative team for the film “Avatar” is a good example of the detailed imagination and background hard science that goes into the creation of an … Continue reading

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Lifestream Week 1

My Lifestream was set up on Monday 19th September 2011, and allowed to import activity in a number of feeds backdated to 1st September, so there were quite a few initial records. I blog and tweet as myself and as … Continue reading

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Life Wall Pro – and Refinements – and the Baby Pictures

The elements of the Life Wall have been encouraging me to dig out all sorts of stuff that was buried away, and recall events and dates (sometimes with the aid of my wife and others) which were already only dimly … Continue reading

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BAT Life Wall – Refining the Idea

I have found the development of the “Life Wall” a very interesting experience, and sort of went to town on developing something that potentially could be reused in different contexts and used by others. Here are some notes I am making … Continue reading

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BAT Life Wall

I have been inspired by the WallWisher and ideas for creative media in some of the course guides for the MSc in e-Learning… and have begun to think of ways to explore the use of tags and clippings to let … Continue reading

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Welcome to my MSc in e-Learning EDC11 Blog

I am pleased to announce the creation of my blog for the MSc in e-Learning at http://edc11.education.ed.ac.uk/austint/ (from October 2012 this has been copied over to my Informatics Blog at http://blog.inf.ed.ac.uk/atate). Feeds on my LifeStream are being aggregated from myself and … Continue reading

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