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Librarian at Indiana Wesleyan University's Cleveland Education Center.

Friday, April 23, 2010


Voice interactivity is a major focus at Google Labs.


Defining Transliteracy

Defining Transliteracy" is Bobbi Newman's description of an initiative to study communication techniques in an age of print and electronic resources. She shares a working definition developed by Sue Thomas and others:
Transliteracy is the ability to read, write and interact across a range of platforms, tools and media from signing and orality through handwriting, print, TV, radio and film, to digital social networks.

Just from reading this definition, it appears that this new discipline is a broadening of existing communication studies to include new media. I hope that this new discipline does not suck academic resources from efforts to ensure beginning college students know how to write basic academic and commerical correspondence.

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Future Smellphone

Bob Brown penned "Feds Seek to Sniff Out Toxic Chemicals with Cellphones", which indicates that cell phones in the near future will have the ability to detect smells such as toxic chemicals. I suspect that this technology may have potential for monitoring illnesses and assisting with receipes.



Saturday, April 03, 2010


Sharp has developed a 3D screen technology for cellphones that does not require special glasses, according to an April 2nd ComputerWorld article by Martyn Williams titled Sharp develops 3D LCD screen for mobile gadgets. This might have potential for more densely packing data into visual displays, and definitely has potential for new entertainment software.


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