… I’m probably the easiest person to follow in Tumblrland, considering I only post content like once every few cycles.
just Dyna-scribblin’ out some random alien bust thing for no reason. With all the learning technology stuff that’s been flooding my brain/life lately, cracking open Zbrush was a gigantic breath of fresh air, even if I’m still mediocre at it. XD
Wow…this is just flipping awesome. As a current Learning Technologies Master of Science student, and human being in general, this is definitely some exciting piece of tech. The ability to charter paths wherever we go, or use maps that others have shared to navigate our world with higher levels of depth and precision than any map or remote satellite service can provide is an advantageous undertaking. But such a concept seems almost dwarfed by what an avid imagination could do with the tool.
Already, the team behind this has outlined several “imagine if..” scenarios that range from the device’s educational use, to the casual, to handicapped markets. “We are physical beings that live in a 3D world. Yet, our mobile devices assume that physical world ends at the boundaries of the screen.
The goal of Project Tango is to give mobile devices a human-scale understanding of space and motion.”
From a learning perspective, a device like this could revolutionize all kinds of learning/classroom models. An educator could create an augmented reality game based on their actual classroom. The instructor could fill the room with hidden virtual items, such as vocab words, study tips, extra credit assignments, virtual characters to interact with etc. A beautiful thing to note about this is that any one of those students could be blind, hearing-impaired etc. but still have full access to all those nifty features mentioned previously, without having it negatively impact their learning experience.
From what I gather, if anyone has this device, they could wander around anywhere they wanted, without any fear of getting lost in an unfamiliar location, having to deal with unreliable gps/internet signals, confusing directions etc. That’s just sick.
And then from a gaming standpoint…!!! You could easily turn your immediate physical world into a virtual playground.
Since it’s still in experimentation and development, I wonder if anyone’s gonna come up with some sort of virtual assistant program. Like a butler-esque virtual character that you could call up and give information to, to be called upon later. Like, I could ask the virtual butler to recite back a note or recording I told them about randomly, months ago, regarding a specific landmark - or possibly a restaurant I thought was good, and noted what I ordered, the price, and how it tasted. Perhaps that’s something I wanted to share with a friend - so I could send them the info I recorded, plus a virtual walk-through of how to get there, or maybe even what the inside of the place looks like. (I guess you don’t really need the butler aspect for that idea to be effective, but I think it’d be cool. Might make the experience more entertaining though, for sure…which, as you know, would increase engagement and interaction. ;]) If I could come up with all those examples on-the-spot, I can only imagine what industry veterans will be doing with the tech. Ohmagawd the future is getting so crazy cool. XD
Here ya go - some OC Pokemon walls I made millenniums ago. But to go along with this post, I wanted to see if there was anyone with a Ditto in their friend safari for X/Y that’d be willing to trade friend codes with me (or anyone in general). Either way, here’s my thingy for anyone tryin’ to friend-up still (also, my friend safari is Bug type. ^_^): 4785-5167-5466
Absolutely stunning portraiture, deconstruction of form and grotesque macabre imagery. Using digital media in a way that is evocative of real paint, but with a touch of the new age of art.
For more examples of other talented artists and to see examples of my own work, check out my blog!
EDIT: He done got tumblr! http://cloxboy.tumblr.com/ follow him here peeps.