Archive for February, 2012

A Digital Dark Age for Independent Documentaries?

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

All independent documentary fans interested in the long-term availability of the medium should be concerned by a recent report from the Science and Technology Council of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The report—called the Digital Dilemma 2 (DD2)—extensively investigates the preservation practices of independent filmmakers and documentarians. The results indicate that many […]

In the NY Daily News

Friday, February 24th, 2012

I am very excited to be in the NY Daily News (print and online) about the German Traces NYC project.

GeoStoryteller is available as open source software

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

GeoStoryteller–the content management system used to create German Traces NYC–is now available for download as open source software at SourceForge. Enjoy!

Won Best Poster Award

Saturday, February 18th, 2012

My poster (co-authored with Debbie Rabina) won the Best Poster award at the iConference 2012 in Toronto: Does the Use of Place Affect Learner Engagement? The Case of GeoStoryteller on the Streets of New York

Presenting at the iConference

Monday, February 6th, 2012

I’m presenting a poster this week with my colleague Debbie Rabina at the iConference 2012 in Toronto. Here is a brief snippet from the introdution: The aim of this research project is to uncover if place-based learning can increase learner engagement and understanding of historical topics. To study this, learners will use GeoStoryteller to learn […]