Thursday, October 09, 2008

Today I returned to Twinity Berlin via Life Bytes opposite the Odeon on sidwell Street, Exeter. I have managed to rent an apartment at Auguste-Hauschner-Straße 4 but am not sure how to find it from the street level. I got to the Brandenburg Gate, turned left but then fell off an edge. So far as I can tell the address is near the Sony Centre and a film museum.Maybe this has yet to be built in Twinity.

Meanwhile I have been posting to Guardian Talk about quality etc. Will I find work as a quality manager online?

Technische Universität BERLIN is on the Times list on universities

Not sure how to find the site on Twinity

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

The Twinity Berlin is so complicated I have bought an actual map. So Waterstones need not fear about the consequences of online worlds.

I still cannot get it to work at home. But at Life Bytes all is well. They must look after the equipment more carefully. My PC is full of clutter and there is almost no spare disc space. Still, I am finding real photos to cut and paste so exploring Berlin can continue.

The idea at Lancaster campus is to start from a techno base such as InfoLab 21, take the ideas through critique, and try to reach city society. Something similar could happen in most cities or campuses and as my friend Jo says, it could all be edited together subject to budget. So far in Berlin a chatshow walking journey could start at the railway station Alexanderplatz, (see previous post for teleport to Alexander Square). Then to the Sony Centre for inspiration and Humoldt for critique or whatever would be said. Back to catch a train unless an apartment can be afforded.

The avatar this time is Stephen Ingram, previously found in Second Life near the Apple Store in Exeter. He is the most experimental shopping orientated avatar on the staff of Rougemont Global Broadcasting. Others may travel to Twinity Berlin later.

Uncropped versions of these photos are on Flick- Sony Centre Humboldt

Originals from Wikimedia Sony Humboldt

Meanwhile exchange of text could be the way to develop content. I am still collecting backgrounds and photos of chairs for conversations. The TV prog can be created later.

My avatar near the Twinity reception. Could meet you there sometime but need notice so i can get to Life Bytes first.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Another download for the Sony reader before leaving InfoLab 21

see previous post for the script outline

Demos report on a "Video Republic"

The ideas are interesting though limited to Europe. I have put a comment on the blog about OhmyNews in Korea. Broadband came early and citizen journalism is not only about a youth involvement. Don't think so anyway. They invited me to their conference a couple of years ago and I now have a bus pass. Look for video through the menu. I have not studied "Video Republic" yet but there seem to be related themes.

Monday, October 06, 2008

Another attempt at a script outline along the campus of Lancaster University. There may eventually be an edited sequence as a broadcast but so far the online versions just have their own audience. The bits on youTube have had some views but whether they were watched in sequence I don't know.

Recent developments include the Sony Reader and more online worlds such as Twinity. More on this as we reach Alexanderplatz. The Sony Reader is getting closer to the form of a book. So an actual card could exist with several journal articles and downloads of various kinds, to be viewed and commented on along the route.

Start with InfoLab21. Recently from the website, an agenda for a meeting about Spectrum.

photo, Avatar at InfoLab 21

Also worth downloading, a pdf about "The Next Phase of Broadband UK: Action now for long term competitiveness"

And it is possible to create a PDF of the Cluetrain Manifesto or find other material about what the Web may be about.

Another phase in the George Fox Building.
Critique part one
On the Sony Reader, Against Learning by Chris Grey


LancasterManagement ( user name on YouTube )

Permission to video is unlikely, they have their own plan for Youtube presentation. But I think there is a possible benefit in more commenting and linking.

Recent Deming related download explains the pragmatism as philosophy. However most academics who study learning still have little interest in quality.

A PDF has been created from the website now at the Deming Electronic Network


Alexander Square / Alexanderplatz

Video may be easier in Second Life or Twinity. Alexanderplatz seems the obvious place to go. Topics to include the effect on a library and bookshop of Web technology. Sony Reader stocked in all UK Waterstones so they may talk to camera or link to someone authorised to comment.

Relevant downloads

The book Everything is Miscellanmeous is not easy to find as an e-book. However there is a blog that could be sent to Feedbooks and also an mp3 of an interview. The Sony Reader has a headphone socket. (Feedbooks can work from any newspaper or blog feed. You may need to register for this option to appear.)


The IAS has a current theme on "competitveness".

UK Education and Everyday Life:
Campaigns for ‘employability’ after the globalised turn1

Dr Phoebe Moore, University of Salford

Topics for discussion to include what a university is about as well as the Web and what to do with it.


Adult / continuing education

Recent publication on Creative Economy could relate to what people learn informally. Most innovation in personal computers / browser extensions happens at home. I have added comment to Guardian Talk. this blog format and future video or text exchange may be just as constructive.

Two PDF files one two

End destination the Spicy Hut and/or cut to city centre. Assumes permission to video at some point. Possibly we left for virtual Berlin at an earlier stage.

Sunday, October 05, 2008

This blog may be lacking in balance, so here is something else