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Society & Education: June 2012


Transitioned Media: Traditional TV to Digital

Dennis Anderson, Gali Einav. June 13, 2012

Do you watch your favorite television program or film on your laptop or mobile device? Do you run home to your evening network 6:30? Do you wait for the commercial break to go to the bathroom? Do you have more than 100 friends on Facebook? Did you send or read ...
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My Frist 10 Years in Computer Graphics

Sicilia Ferreira Judice. June 20, 2012

I believe everything in our lives has a beginning and every beginning brings new experiences. My beginnings in the field of computer graphics began in 10 years ago in 2002, when I started to figure out the mysteries behind computers as a computer science major. Afterwards I created on my ...
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Is Facebook a Fad? Will Our Grandchildren Tweet?

June 20, 2012
Source: New York Times

The New York Times "Room for Debate" forum is taking on social media. There are the usual suspects—authors and academics—but more importantly The Times has curated tweets from Twitter users who were asked to weigh in on the topic using the hashtag #socialRFD. From The Times... Social media have changed the way people ...
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Motivating Learners through Stories and Play

Annika Wolff , Paul Mulholland. June 27, 2012

From a very early age, children learn through playful interaction with the world around them. As soon as they begin to speak, they are told stories and taught how to construct narratives of their own. Soon, playtime becomes more structured in the form of games with formal rules, turn-taking, and ...
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Your Virtual Self: Who owns it and what’s it worth?

Nick DeMartino. June 27, 2012
Source: The Wrap

Each one of us generates vast amounts of data—email, phone calls, social networking, photos, text messages, videos, browsing, purchasing, and more.  Our data create a new form of identity, what you might call a “Virtual Self”—a concept that will determine the future of the Web. This virtual identity, and all ...
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