Archive for November, 2005

Choosing cameras

Posted in CCS-blog, Beta Space on November 15th, 2005

The BetaSpace group is looking at cameras for gathering observation and interview data for field studies. A number of options are under consideration and a decision will be made soon. If any of you are likely to want to collect data or make films or use video in any form, you should send your requirements to me and I will feed it into the discussion next Tuesday.

If you are interested in the video analysis software INTERACT, we have a demo version.
See Shigeki for a try out.

More presentation templates

Posted in CCS-blog on November 15th, 2005

Courtesy of Alastair we have more choices on the presentation options for our blogs. I am still changing mine- I like the fact it can be different everyday. As for photo gallery software; I have tried Yahoo’s Flickr so far but would like something with a less branded look. Ben Shneiderman has one he offers for use but so far I have not found the link…

Blog presentations

Posted in CCS-blog on November 14th, 2005

I have tried all the current blog presentation styles so far and am wearily back with Kubrick.Would love to be able to have more choices especially ones without embellishments. I have tried changing bits and pieces but it is not reliable particularly for the faint hearted!

Blog code

Posted in CCS-blog on November 8th, 2005

Thanks to Jen I now have a piece of code that allows me to add double columns in blog text for side by side pics and text. See my travel journal. But there must be an easier way to do wrap around text and pics- maybe ecto is the answer.

Recent Publications

Posted in Publications, Writing on November 2nd, 2005

After nearly two year’s work the a special issue of the International Journal of Human-Computer Studies finally appeared online in June 2005. It includes a paper that brings together the final outcomes of the COSTART project.

Edmonds, E.A., Candy, L, Fell, M. Pauletto, S. and Weakley, A. (2005). The Studio as Laboratory: Combining Creative Practice and Digital Technology Research, International Journal of Human-Computer Studies Special Issue on Creativity and Computational Support, Vol. 63, issue 4, August pp 452-481.

Edmonds, E.A., Candy, L, (2005). Macaroni Synthesis: A Creative Multimedia Collaboration, September, YLEM Journal: Artists using Science and Technology.

INTERACT

Posted in Beta Space on November 1st, 2005

An on-line demonstration of Video Editing software INTERACT was given by Pascal Mangold originator of the software. Lizzie, Shigeki, Ernest and Brigid were interested in seeing how applicable it was to the Beta Space research studies. I was already familiar with its use in the CRC project at University of Sydney.