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March 10 2012

Jason Shiga's amazing choose-your-own-adventure comic Meanwhile is now out as an iOS app!
Will you help Jimmy make the right choices to save the world, from picking an ice cream flavor to combining a time machine, a mind-reading helmet and a doomsday device in the correct order? I'm sure you can imagine how these plot devices work brilliantly with the CYOA format, and the comic layout means that while you're following your chosen path, you always see alternate realities in your peripheral vision running parallel to, criss-crossing or merging with your timeline.
Highly recommended!
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April 13 2010

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Alice for the iPad – and that's just scratching the surface of what media of all kinds can do with this device. I love it.
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April 07 2010

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A 2.5 Year-Old Uses an iPad for the First Time
This nicely demonstrates two important differences to a laptop:

It's unbreakable: Did you fuck up? Are you lost or bored? Hit the only button on the device and you're back in a familiar screen instantly.
I'd feel uncomfortable seeing a kid as randomly click around on a desktop as this girl is hitting the touch screen – she might break something! Here there are fewer ways to accidentally delete stuff, no such thing as an unresponsive system with a busy cursor, etc.

It feels natural: Apart from the obvious touch screen and the lack of window management, the form factor plays a big role too: Turning the device this way and that, offering it to someone else ("Here, you try it!"), gathering around one to collaborate,... all that works much better than on what we're used to.

I'm convinced those two aspects will make this a much more enjoyable experience than the average computer for many, many people.
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February 03 2010


Fragments on education 2.0

1. Chapter 4, "Teaching with Technology" is (surprisingly, despite Douglas Rushkoff's involvement) the only watchworthy part of the PBS Frontline episode "Life on the Virtual Frontier". The money quote:
"The world that we're preparing [our students] for isn't going to require them to remember a bunch of information that someone tells them. The world's gonna require them to do stuff, to build things, to work on stuff."

2. Robin Sloan sees the iPad as the greatest canvas for a new kind of interactive media: "I think the young Hayao Miyazakis of this world ought to be learning Objective-C".

3. Inkling seems like infant steps towards exploring what that could look like applied to education.
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