I går annonserte YouTube at de lanserer abonnementstjenesten YouTube Red i neste uke for amerikanske brukere. Dagsrevyen ba meg si ti sekunder om dette. Les videre
Can we use humanist theories to design new texts? And can we use these design projects as humanist research, to add to the theories we have used? I discuss a few attempts to do so in this article published in the Journal of Media Innovations (open access).
Fagerjord, Anders. «Humanist evaluation methods in locative media design«. The Journal of Media Innovations 2.1 (2015). 107-22.
Today, I am presenting a paper on my Church Music in Rome project at the International Symposium on Media Innovations. You can download the paper I submitted to the conference.
This paper will be updated with new results, and future versions will be linked from this page.
Det arrangeres tydeligvis i disse dager en prøveeksamen i videregående skole der unge journalister skal skrive om mobile medier. Under er noen svar jeg har gitt på e-post. Les videre
This is the extended abstract for a seminar on «Genre innovation» at the University of Oslo, 6 December 2013.
We have developed a web site for mobile devices, presenting church music to tourists in Rome (Fagerjord, 2011). Using the phones’ GPS, it gives directions to six churches where tourists can listen to music written for that church centuries ago together with spoken commentaries. Blending genres from radio and tourist guides we have created a genre prototype. We also hoped to learn more about what a good location-based texts is. Is this design research, or just design? Les videre
Flashlight is number 16 on the list of top 25 free apps of all time. It allows you to use the iPhone as a flashlight in two ways: Either by turning on the LED light used by the camera for flash, or by filling the screen with a solid color, so you can use the screen itself as a light source. Les videre
The Facebook app is, of course, the mobile version of the world’s largest social network site, and one of the more complex apps in this study. Both Facebook and its iOS app has changed many times. Here, I am analyzing version 5.0. Les videre
There has been published little research on mobile apps yet, except for Pelle Snickars’ exellent anthology Moving Data.
One initial problem facing any researcher is the difficulty of getting an overview of the offerings. With over 500, 000 apps for iPhone and iPad and a similar number for Android, a qualitative view becomes impossible. Les videre
«The Web is Dead» heter forsidehistorien i septembernummeret av Wired Magazine. I den heseblesende stilen som preger amerikanske internettskribenter erklærer redaktør Chris Anderson at den åpne verdensveven er død, nå er det små, spesialiserte programmer (apps) som gjelder, «fordi de ganske enkelt virker».
Anderson tar feil. Utgangspunktet hans er feil, og konklusjonen er feil. Han:
- mistolker statistikk over Web-bruk,
- undervurderer hvor bra HTML 5 er for mobil,
- glemmer at ikke alle er ute etter penger, og
- tenker ikke over at tjenester kan spres i mange kanaler. Les videre