Press Clippings: Technology in Popular Culture

The initial listing of news on how technology is used by consumers or in popular media culled from a variety of sources we monitor on a regular basis.

We'd love to see your clippings here as well! Please use the edit this page button to add more, or add comments on how or why you think they may or may not be important. As is the convention throughout the Horizon Project Wiki, we ask you to identify items you think are of high interest to us, as I have done here by typing 4 tilde (~) characters-- - Larry Larry Feb 7, 2012. This will help us to sift through the articles and determine which ones resonate most strongly with the board as a whole.

Recommended Reading

  • 10 Smart Clothes You'll Be Wearing Soon the emerging Internet of Things, everyday objects are becoming networked. Clothing is no exception. It's still early days for Web-enabled clothes - the best example so far is the Nike+ running shoe, which contains sensors that connect to the user's iPod. But expect to see everything from your shirt to your underwear networked in the not too distant future.- deirdre.butler deirdre.butler Mar 2, 2012
  • Dante's 'Inferno' turned into video game

    Dante's Inferno uses the 700-year-old poem taking some liberties to make it more exciting and the hero more active. While this departs from the standard literary text, I still believe that it has value for the student. My son's 8th grade Language Arts teacher uses media actively to bring works of literature and literary themes alive.- cristiana.mattos cristiana.mattos Feb 22, 2012Even students in Brazil are learning about medieval times and mythology by playing the games, even though they are in English. That has not been an obstacle for them once they get engaged. They use Go
    ogle translator or some other translator to help.
  • The Data Driven Life

    This New York Time article gives an overview of how data on a very personal level can lead us to change or monitor our behavior like never before. The technologies do this will soon become more ubiquitous than ever. - Larry Larry Apr 25, 2011 - jan.morrison jan.morrison Feb 14, 2012--Too much data--yes. But since schools "want" data, can we find effective ways that allows students to acquire data to motivate their own learning?- michael.lambert michael.lambert Feb 16, 2012 - garry.putland garry.putland Feb 17, 2012- cristiana.mattos cristiana.mattos Feb 22, 2012
  • The Future: Microsoft Demos A Kinect-Driven Armchair
    "Lazy Boy" takes on a whole new meaning which a new reclining arm chair that's driven by gestures.- limad limad Feb 29, 2012
  • The New Games People Play: How Game Mechanics Have Changed In The Age Of Social
    The crux behind game mechanics is the feeling that you’ve accomplished something; “Whether you’re clicking on a plot of land or a musical note, that is an accomplishment” says Social Gaming Network’s Shervin Pishevar. Social gaming gives you the opportunity to share these goals with your social graph so that many people see them, as well as the chance to work on these accomplishments collaboratively. - Larry Larry Apr 25, 2011 --Social gaming also offers more opportunities for real world issue simulations. In reality, when a crisis emerges, for example, it is very rare that a person will have to act alone to solve the problem. Social gaming encourages the development of important community skills in this sense.- Sam Sam Apr 25, 2011 jan.morrison- jan.morrison jan.morrison Feb 14, 2012 - garry.putland garry.putland Feb 17, 2012 If we value real world problem solving and reflect this in our assessment rubri
    cs, then games will become part of the life of students!!- cristiana.mattos cristiana.mattos Feb 22, 2012- limad limad Feb 29, 2012 - deirdre.butler deirdre.butler Mar 3, 2012