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html5 -mapping out the future of music videos ?

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Arcade Fire are mapping out the future of music videos ?   It’s described as a “musical experience made specifically for Google Chrome” that takes the Arcade Fire song We Used to Wait and pits it against scenes of your childhood home, rendered by Google maps. It’s got techy types in a tizz – not least because it’s a neat demonstration of some of the cooler tricks offered byhtml5, the next evolution in coding.

More at http://www.chromeexperiments.com


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August 31, 2010 at 23:30

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DataBlog – Guardian

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http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog We are drowning in information. The web has given us access to data we would never have found before, from specialist datasets to macroeconomic minutiae. But, look for the simplest fact or statistic and Google will present a million contradictory ones. Where’s the best place to start?

That’s how this blog came about. Everyday we work with datasets from around the world. We have had to check this data and make sure it’s the best we can get, from the most credible sources. But then it lives for the moment of the paper’s publication and afterward disappears into a hard drive, rarely to emerge again before updating a year later.

So, together with its companion site, the Data Store – a directory of all the stats we post – we are opening up that data for everyone. Whenever we come across something interesting or relevant or useful, we’ll post it up here and let you know what we’re planning to do with it.

Rather than uploading spreadsheets onto our server, for now we are using Google Docs. This means we can update the facts easily and quickly, which makes sure you get the latest stats, as we get them.

We want to know what you think, what great data visualisations you’ve seen (or produced) and what you want to know. This is a place to discuss data and what we can do with it.

It is not comprehensive – there will always be things we’ve missed – but we want you to help us with that, by posting your requests to see if anyone out there knows how to find it. Above all, this is selective. It is information that we find interesting and curious. In the future, we will add visualisation apps and tips and hits for mashing up the data. Let us know what you think – and what you want to know.

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August 31, 2010 at 12:33

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Dr Jack Shaheen: “More leadership needed on Park 51 conversation.” « P U L S E

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August 30, 2010 at 18:13

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BBC – Ethics: Guide to moral and ethical issues

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BBC – Ethics: Guide to moral and ethical issues.  Ethics tackles some of the fundamental questions of human life: How should people live? What should people do in particular situations?

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August 30, 2010 at 17:48

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DataArt on BBC Backstage – Visualisations

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DataArt on BBC Backstage – VisualisationsThis project is about BBC data and how it can be visualised in a creative and informative way. In blurring the boundary between art and information DataArt aims to reach both experts and non-experts alike to grow interest in a media area of increasing public importance. Before proceeding we recommend you read the Aboutsection, which gives an overview of who the project is for, its aims and more detail on what we’ll be offering.

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August 30, 2010 at 17:23

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Google TV

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Google TVa new experience made for television that combines the TV you know and love with the freedom and power of the Internet. Watch an overview video below, sign up for updates, and learn more about how to develop for Google TV.

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August 30, 2010 at 17:22

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Has reality TV killed off documentaries? | Media | The Guardian

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August 30, 2010 at 17:18

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