New Media

Postings on topics in New Media:

So you want to be a game designer?
Presentation Links http://prezi.com/gawhzy-ymohs/view/ http://jaredjared.com/LunchOut/ http://thcnet.net/error/index.php  

Visual Acuity, DPI, and Resolution – Revisited!
So a couple of months ago I wrote an article called Visual Acuity, DPI, and Resolution about ideal viewing distances and TV sizes. Yesterday I went to teach in a new classroom and realized that the students were having problems viewing the display and I figured it was time to revisit the conversation with a […]

Virtual Reality Resources
Prezi: http://prezi.com/hoy3tvyo_wgj/enhancing-new-media-virtually-vr-objects-panoramas-and-3d-photography/   VR Panoramas Hardware GigaPan http://gigapan.com/ Magic Level http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/758211-REG/Novoflex_MBAL_MagicBalance_Leveling_Ball.html Manfrotto Pan Head http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/889880-REG/Manfrotto_mh057a4_long_Deluxe_Panoramic_Head_Geared.html NovoFlex http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/662500-REG/Novoflex_VR_PRO_II_Panorama_VE_System_Pro_II.html Software PTGui http://www.ptgui.com Pano2VR http://gardengnomesoftware.com/pano2vr.php Examples: http://gigapan.com/gigapans/72802 http://www.gopano.com/video/MTA4NTc http://www.360cities.net/gigapixel/strahov-library.html http://fromcastletocastle.com/pano/m1.html http://fromcastletocastle.com/pano/galata.html VR Objects Hardware Ortery http://www.ortery.com/ Pamco http://www.pamco-imaging.com/ Software Object2VR http://gardengnomesoftware.com/object2vr.php Examples: http://jaredjared.com/vr/book1/book1.html http://jaredjared.com/vr/book2/book2.html http://jaredjared.com/vr/mourner/mourner.html http://jaredjared.com/vr/pot/pot.html 3D Photography Hardware Berezin 3D http://www.berezin.com/3d/ Software StereoPhoto Maker http://stereo.jpn.org/eng/stphmkr/ StereoMovie Maker […]

Using Technology to Increase Productivity
I was asked to speak at the Philanthropy Forward ’12 for the Ohio Grantmakers Forum on practical office technologies. I remarked that “The lines have blurred so much – there isn’t work technology or home technology or educational technology – it’s all just technology and to be effective you need to integrate it across your […]

Image Differences That You Can’t See
I’m often asked what is the practical difference between scanning film at 8 bit verses 16 bit or saving a TIFF verses a JPG with quality set to 12 in Photoshop. For all practical purposes there isn’t any difference and when comparing them in Photoshop using a difference filter the naked eye sees nothing out […]

Visual Acuity, DPI, and Resolution
Recently at work I was asked to investigate various display technologies (like visualization walls and large format printing) and I thought I would take a slightly different approach to the problem. Warning: There is a lot of math in this article but you can skip the equations along the way and still follow along. Whenever […]

Chromostereoscopy for Use in Visualization
Chromostereoscopy for Use in Visualization Abstract: Traditional stereoscopic visualization requires either special projection technologies with polarized glasses or special display technologies with LCD shutter glasses to display depth. Other processes such as Red/Blue anaglyph process work both in print and on a computer screen but produce incomprehensible images when the glasses are not worn. Chromostereoscopy […]

The Culture of Video
A few years ago I gave a presentation at the NMC entitled: Your Video Projects Suck, But That’s OK ’cause So Do Your Papers: Moderating Student Expectations When Teaching New Media In the presentation I outlined key aspects of film production for students who are working solo on their first project in an academic setting. […]

What to do with all those photos?
I recently was on Applause with Dee Perry (link coming soon) talking about what to do with all those photos you took over the holidays. This is a quick recap with some helpful links. Edit Your Photos! First, you have too many photos – it’s great that you took so many but now its time […]

Big Files and Portable Hard Drives
Big files can be very unwieldy. If you are working with digital video tapes you get some pretty big files (DV tapes are 200MB per min or about 12GB per hour). On a PC they are DV encoded AVI files and on a MAC they are DV encoded QuickTime files. They are pretty much identical […]