Living in a Hyper-linked World

Well, I write how I’m going to be more relaxed in my blogging, and then I run across this:

From the CINeSPACE Project Video

I often, as a kick, describe to my audiences a proposed device (Ideo.com) called GPS Toe Rings, which vibrate on appropriate toes, indicating the direction the walker should turn.  CINeSPACE kicks this up a notch.  The device, developed in Spain and partially funded by the EU, utilizes GPS, optical and inertial tracking, and semantic technologies to become your personal tour guide, presenting multimedia information about your place and its time.

You’ll be able to rent them at Tourist information centers and airports, starting in 2009 with virtual tours of Glasgow, San Sebastian, and Venice. ((Piquepaille, Roland. “Discovering Venice with a CINeSPACE Device.” [Weblog Roland Piquepaille’s Technology Trends] 6 Oct 2008. 16 Oct 2008 <http://www.primidi.com/2008/10/06.html>. ))

This YouTube hosted video says,

CINeSPACE is a tool to bring our cultural heritage to the foreground, a visualizer, if you will, of our collective past.  In the place being visited, it stimulates a relationship of past knowledge to conscious and unconscious mind through the use of multimedia archives.

The project has three main audiences in its sights.  First, and most obviously, casual tourists, who want to experience the depth of the city, without having to follow the fellow with the pink tophat.  Secondly, it wants to create “..a personalised, interactive and city-specific experience for film tourists, based around locations where well known films have been shot..”  Finally, its interactive nature will enable film professionals to scout out locations for upcoming movies, uploading stills and video from the site for staff to consider in the studio. ((“Home Page.” CINeSPACE. Sixth Framework Programme, The European Union, and Information Society Technologies. 16 Oct 2008 <http://www.cinespace.eu/>.))

I see school all over this.

In a sense, what is coming with these new multimedia and locative technologies is a world of school and a school of world.

The world doesn’t stop at the door of the classroom, and the learning doesn’t stop at its walls.

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Author: David Warlick

David Warlick has been an educator for the past 40+ years. He continues to do some writing, but is mostly seeking his next intersect between play, passion and purpose, dabbling in photography, drone videography and music production.