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Wesleyan’s Information Technology Services and the New Media Lab are pleased to announce the launch of the Wesleyan University Mobile Website.  Smartphone users now have the option to view the Wesleyan University Website in a way that has been optimized for mobile content.   Mobile device auto detection is built into the Wesleyan home page, so […]

YouTube announced on their blog that they acquired the company Green Parrot Pictures – a digital video company in Dublin whose technology helps make videos look better and improve playback speed.  The results are quite striking.  It’ll be interesting to see what impact this might have on the future of YouTube videos on the web.

A few highlights from the Consumer Electronics Show (January 6-11, 2011) and the Higher Ed Tech Summit (January 6, 2011): Campus Computing Project Began in 2009 and is the largest continuing study of the role of IT and eLearning in higher ed in America.  Many of the project’s surveys are available on the web.  Quite […]

Word Lens

Super cool new app from Quest Visual that instantly translates text just through the camera lens on your phone.  Looking forward to trying it out! http://questvisual.com/

Google Goggles – at last.

Google Goggles has been a dream of mine even before they first announced it was in beta in December 2009.  I have visions of some day walking up to a plant, snapping a picture of a leaf, and having its identity reveal itself like magic on a little black box.  Although it’s still in its […]

Google Docs presents Drawings

Awesome new feature in Google Docs – create a new Drawing!  Easy to use, easy to share.  So much potential. Read more at the Official Google Blog.

Wesleyan’s College of the Environment website was noted as one of “The 25 Best School Websites” by Edudemic.  The list was based on the following criteria: design, ease of use, copywriting, interactivity, use of technology, innovation, and content. The New Media Lab and the rest of Wesleyan is celebrating this honor!  Visit our previous post to […]

Inspired by Google’s Superbowl commercial “Parisian Love” there is now a “SearchStories” feature in YouTube that allows you to make your own version and upload it to YouTube.  Pretty fun! Create your own at: http://www.youtube.com/searchstories/ Here’s one I made about the New Media Lab.

Wow! Check out this HTML 5 Demo

http://www.apple.com/html5/ Video Typography Gallery Transitions Audio 360 VR Incredible

“Dual window linked maps”

Trinity Professor Jack Dougherty has been working on a project that links a 1934 Connecticut map with a 2008 Connecticut map.  His “dual window linked maps” allows you to enter any CT address and see these maps side-by-side.  Amazing to see how much some areas have changed and how much others have stayed the same. […]

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