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Lines

I love the idea of annotation. To be able to add layers of history and interpretations and notes and all sorts of other layers onto a text (or image, or video, or whatever). It’s a great way show sources to ideas, or links to other thoughts. The challenge, always, is giving access to these annotations […]

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Wikileaks

This week I’ve been absorbed by everything Wikileaks — not just the information that’s being revealed, but the behind the scenes technology, how the content is made available, and its impact on journalism. Much of the Wikileaks data is said to come from SIPRNet and I was curious what sort of interface it had. Understandably, […]

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Engagement via Gaming

The power of gaming to engage is something I keep running into lately. Specifically: the idea that gaming is an effective way to get people to understand issues, or to motivate them towards specific behaviors. The examples here may be lacking in their visual and interaction design sophistication, but they show the value of, and […]