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Entries from December 2008

We wish you a merry Chrisma-Hanu-Kwanzaa-Solstice and a Happy New Year

December 22nd, 2008 · 12 Comments · personal meanderings, Uncategorized, video

Can I get some peace on Earth with that? [ | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | […]

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TweetMobile: You tweet, they flap

December 22nd, 2008 · Comments Off · creativity, Interviews, mashups, physical computing, video

Here is one of the creators of TweetMobile, Jorge Just demonstrating his mashup between the microblogging service Twitter, and actual physical objects. Here’s how TweetMobile works: if you tweet certain words, that causes mechanical birds to flap around in real life. Check the video to see TweetMobile in action. [ | | | | | […]

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Hellooooooo??????

December 20th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

Rotobooth Pic Originally uploaded by jonny goldstein Anybody there? This pic was taken at the Interactive Telecommunication Program (ITP) 2008 Winter show. ITP is a graduate program at NYU where people make cool interactive stuff. In the Rotobooth intallation, participants dialed a simulated old school wall-mounted rotary phone which triggered a camera to take a […]

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The Young Inventors Project Lego robotics book

December 12th, 2008 · Comments Off · Uncategorized

My friends over at Vision Education and Media have just written a book, The Young Inventors Project, on the use of Lego Mindstorms NXT in creative projects for Middle School kids. I spent a great year working at Vision and I know first hand that they do spectacular work in using Lego Mindstorms to help […]

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Jonny’s German Adventure

December 5th, 2008 · 10 Comments · images, People Who Rock, personal meanderings, Uncategorized, video

(Jonny Goldstein doing his Evard Munch impersonation at the Reichstag) I just got back from a brief trip to Germany to visit a relative. Look, I’m Jewish, so it’s no shock that the German brand does not resonate totally positively for me. I had a kind of multi-pronged discomfort with brand Germany that I have […]

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