Tuesday, May 08, 2007

#40 Extending the studio

The web is now a creative environment where anyone with basic ICT skills and an internet connection can publish their own ideas and collaborate with others. What does this new understanding of the Web, or Web 2.0, mean to education? In a continued exploration of this question Andrew Middleton discuses how Web 2.0 and studio practice might connect to 'extend the studio.' Andrew speaks with Drew Dallen, a part-time Fine Art student at Sheffield Hallam University. The following list of applications was the focus of the discussion:
Web 2.0 - Example applications
(also see http://web2.0dot.org/)
Visualisation and collaborative spaces
  • ConceptShare (http://www.conceptshare.com/) - supports the creation and management of interactive workspaces to present visual designs to others to gather feedback from team members, managers and customers
  • Thinkature (http://www.thinkature.com) - combines an instant messaging system with shared, visual workspace. Use it as a collaboration environment, a meeting room, a personal web-based whiteboard, or something entirely new
  • Gliffy (http://www.gliffy.com/) - 'draw and share diagrams on the Web'
  • mxgraph (http://www.mxgraph.com) - for drawing diagrams in a browser
  • Yugma (https://www.yugma.com) - free web conferencing
  • MyQuire (http://www.myquire.com/) - make organization, brainstorming, and task handling on the web easier
  • Scrapblog (http://scrapblog.com) - build a multimedia portfolio that you can share
Video Sharing
Storage and Filesharing
Images sharing and editing
3D Design
Office and organisational applications

Contact: email lta-podcast "AT" shu.ac.uk

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