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Amazing. We’ve come so far, as citizens of this world, since I was an eighth grader in 1968, excited about electronic music -- being on a debate team, playing some of this music of the future as an example for the audience. Who would have guessed that I’d be so fascinated with technology, change, interface communication back then.
I liked the chrome experiment, putting in my own address... but, it was such a complex barrage of stimuli I couldn’t quite figure out where I might have lived. I want to watch it again and pause it now and again to see if I can see my old house. I’ve dreamed of returning to that 4414 Irwindale Avenue house-- but never thought I’d be able to see it by means of “google earth”!
I think my favorite was the Johnny Cash project. Very cool! I would watch it again to see the different versions. So cool, that so many people from all across the globe took part. What I like, is that Johnny Cash knew where he was going upon his death... no grave was gonna/ or has held him down. And, I really appreciate how so many were influenced by his work/ this song.
Mr. Powell, you may not be a “teacher” in your own thinking... but, you are one heck of a facilitator of learning! It blesses me that you’ve made such an impact on so many lives already in your young life. Thanks for sharing these videos with us today.
Can’t wait to see what these young minds bring to the world, as they’ve been, in part, shaped by things you’ve shared with them this year. Thank you for being you, for entering into my life over 15 years ago.
Albert Einstein’s quote, the one you shared today on the agenda... is terrific. “Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is to not stop questioning.” Right on! May we all keep asking questions... keep on learning, living and hoping. I am blessed to be a part of this day with your students. Keep on keepin’ on Mr. Powell!
Artfully visualizing an interface is what we have come to expect over time. Drifting from the 20th to the 21st century we have progressed our interfaces to new and incredible things. I remember when I was learning about how everyone was using DOS back in the 1980’s, having to program every command by hand and the use of different code. I remember when I was also learning how the transition to graphic interface was such an advancement at the time. Now we have computers to meet technological advancements to fit into today’s society; but we are still growing due to today’s data and new technology that just seems on a wide spread scale.
When I saw the different applications of the speaker (Aaron Koblin), I was truly perplexed that he was to track every flight over a 24-hour flight pattern in such a new and creative way. Also I was truly amazed by the ‘Johnny Cash Project’ which was an outstanding collaborative project for a music video.
But is collaboration a key to interface? That is one question that will leave me at odds end. What I thought on this situation is that when people know exactly what they are working on, they can better visualize the final result; while if people are collaborating with absolutely no knowledge of what they are producing except for “Read this line” than the results of the project tend to be… quite terrible as presented by the ‘Daisy Bell Project’.
In full circle, this was an amazing talk, and hopefully will bring more and more people to their senses to become more creative with such an open interface; in which we call the ‘Internet’.
What I thought about this TED talk was absolutly fantastic the creativity that is coming out of these website is awesome, But what really caught my attention about this talk was the fact that he said that interface is changing how we live today and its true computers are absolutly everwhere and we rely on them to do everything.
This was an awesome talk. It was like a reality check for me on where the internet is going, I didn't know there were things like this happening on the internet. One out of the two projects (that they showed) that he is working on currently were people from all around the world making a Johnny Cash video together with all their drawings was amazing! The other website they showed has you type in your address and it will make you your own music video with pictures of whatever address you type in and shows your neighborhood. Both of the websites he showed in the video were really amazing, I can’t wait to see more things like this.
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