Posts Tagged ‘Media’

MaKey MaKey

June 8, 2012

Ever wanted to play a tune on a bunch of bananas, or use Play Doh as a gaming control pad? Well, it seems that now you can!

http://www.makeymakey.com/

 

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Pinterest

March 12, 2012

Pinterest is a social bookmarking site that has, according to press reports, been attracting a great deal of interest and usage is growing.

http://pinterest.com/

In comparison to other similar sites, such as Delicious, the focus here is on bookmarking images. It’s worth having a look at Phil Bradley’s article which, apart from being a good guide to what Pinterest does, has a link to his Pinterest page that includes some nice library propaganda posters.

Beware though. Pinterest has also stirred debate about the possibility that pinning an image to your virtual pinboad may infringe someone else’s copyright. There’s an article about the copyright situation here.

The Huffington Post UK Edition

July 13, 2011

The Huffington Post’s UK edition makes it much anticipated launch this week. For those who have not encountered the Huffington Post before it is an Amercian blog that offers coverage of politics, media, business, entertainment, living, style, the green movement, world news, and comedy, and has news, blogs, and original content. In America the blog has over 9,000 contributors from politicians and celebrities to academics and policy experts—who contribute in real time on a wide range of topics.

It will be interesting to see how the UK takes to a very American way of presenting the news but first impressions suggest some interesting analysis and insightful articles that can take you beyond the headlines, what’s more it’s free!

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/

 

Showtime 2011

June 10, 2011

It’s that time again at the University when the School of Art, Design and Media and the School of Creative Technologies have their annual show. Work is desplayed from various courses such as Photography, 3D Design, Animation, Fine Art, Illustration and Graphic Design to name but a few:

http://www.port.ac.uk/aboutus/newsandevents/events/title,132561,en.html

The Caravan Gallery

April 14, 2011

Later this month the mobile art exhibition, the Caravan Gallery, will be putting on a display at the University. Here’s the link to what looks to be a very interesting exhibition:

http://www.port.ac.uk/departments/faculties/cci/space/news/title,131007,en.html

Right to link

April 30, 2010

TOTD attended an event on eCopyright for libraries and archives this week and heard a very interesting presentation from Struan Bartlett, Managing Director and Chairman on NewsNow and the Right2Link Campaign. The focus was on the right to link to newspaper content, but there was a more general message about protecting the right to follow and share links to any publicly available web site. You can learn more about the Right2Link campaign here:

http://www.right2link.org

And They’re Off!

April 8, 2010

You are all probably aware by now that it is election time! From now until May there will be nothing on the news except for who’s where, saying what on what issue and about who and, more importantly, who will win? Well, in the meantime, you can make preditions using the famous BBC Swingometer:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/election_2010/8574653.stm

And don’t be too disheartened. The next few weeks will fly by then it will all be over.

Then it’ll be World Cup time…

Daily Courant

March 11, 2010

On this day in 1702, the first British newspaper, the Daily Courant, was published. The content of its two columns was largely foreign news with no comment on them thus allowing readers to make up their own minds:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daily_Courant

A bit different to the monster papers we have today with their suppliments, TV guides and letters pages!