Image Manipulation, part 2

The #HeForShe campaign reminded me of all the ways that men and women are not treated the same way — for better and worse. One area we can do better is the image advertising projects about how we are supposed to be. I posted a blog on image manipulation before with some good example. Here’s . . . → Read More: Image Manipulation, part 2

Multimodal Learning

Educators are in constant search for more efficient and effective ways to advance student learning. Thus it is no surprise that educators have been interested in the often-quoted saying that:

We remember…

10% of what we read 20% of what we hear 30% of what we see 50% of what we see and . . . → Read More: Multimodal Learning

Expectations of POTUS in “theater of crisis response”

The President of the United States may be one of the most available people on the Earth. The POTUS’s entourage has many different type of communication gear – including people – to reach, inform and carry out orders. I’ve always viewed notes about POTUS vacations as a mere fact that the White House virtually moved . . . → Read More: Expectations of POTUS in “theater of crisis response”

Social media’s impact on natural disasters

Infographic: Social media's impact on natural disasters. http://t.co/AW5BZWEfPs #SMEM no longer an "if to do it" question but "how to do it"

— Keith Robertory (@krobertory) April 16, 2014

If El Niño Comes This Year, It Could Be a Monster

If El Niño Comes This Year, It Could Be a Monster http://t.co/EftOZCUfxE A good read on all the pros/cons of #ElNiño impacts. #SMEM

— Keith Robertory (@krobertory) April 16, 2014

The Myths created by the Mercator Projection

The Mercator Projection is the biggest myth about the Earth that we pass on (often unknowingly) to our children. OK, I don’t know if it is the biggest but it certainly builds the wrong perception of the globe.

The Mercator projection was originally designed in the mid 1500’s. A highly useful projection because it kept . . . → Read More: The Myths created by the Mercator Projection

Image Manipulation

Truth in advertising should extend to photo manipulation too. Here’s a few videos that highlight the point:

A great example of the power of Photoshop in the right hands.

http://youtu.be/Uq4HMIv6so8

Here’s an interesting (and honest) video from McDonald’s on their advertising: http://youtu.be/oSd0keSj2W8

Another one called “The Photoshop Effect”: http://youtu.be/YP31r70_QNM

And finally this . . . → Read More: Image Manipulation

Google Glass Kids

Google Glass. It is so easy, even a kid can figure it out. This video shows the first few minutes that they were wearing the device.

Becoming a Glass Explorer

Yesterday was the “big day”. I caught the train up to New York City to pick up my Google Glass. Yes, I’m now officially a Glass Explorer. It all started with one simple tweet:

#ifihadglass it would augment disaster workers with real-time info and capture what they see for shared knowledge… ala borg. . . . → Read More: Becoming a Glass Explorer

A little more on usability

About two years ago, I did a blog regarding usability. This video adds to that including my thoughts on BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) and the impact on disaster technology. Regardless of how the future rolls out, the advances in technology should not make things more complex for the users. In fact, the additional computing . . . → Read More: A little more on usability