星期日, 4月 30, 2006

You tube from Google, Seehaha from Shenzhen

Seehaha, a podcast hosting service named in Knowledge@Wharton article and provides live videocasting service for Chinese Blogger Conference 2005, launched in last summer. It was formerly known as Showhaha, is one of the first Chinese podcasting services.

Seehaha allows users to upload unlimited video podcasts and convert them into flash format, as Youtube. The podcasts then can be embedded into blogs or other websites by adding a piece of scripts. And a 3GP format is also available to be download(currently, unable to download due to website error) and transfer to mobile phone. Of course, RSS, tag, contacts and user voting, all these web2.0 features are available.

For convenient video publishing, Seehaha allows users to use webcam to record and upload videos directly in Seehaha or in their blogs by using API of Seehaha. In addition to it, users can even broadcast live show on their blogs or websites by adding scripts into blogs...........

Today is pinhole photography day

Laundry Oak Tree at Santa Teresa Park

T-shirts Art Museum Rushing stream

Sunday is Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day. What is Pinhole Photography?

"Pinhole photography is similar to 'common photography' in most respects but differs in that the camera used has no lens. Instead, it has a very small aperture which projects an image upon the sensitized material (film or paper). More...."

The WPPD site has extensive resources and event listings where you can find a workshop near you.

Photos from darylfurr, erin_designr, Michiyo196 and Zeb Andrews.

Check out Flickr's pinhole clusters for more lensless goodness.

Originally from FlickrBlog, ReBlogged by sonia zjawinski on Apr 27, 2006 at 08:32 AM

How should we blog together


星期六, 4月 29, 2006

I am free, finally yeah

Blogger Support
to me
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patience, and we apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.

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星期四, 4月 27, 2006

We are locked

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There are a few things that we, as a blogger should noted:
1. What kind of behavious that make them suspect that this blog is made by a spam robot.
2. How to unlock the site, what they need the blogger to do?
3. How this behavious affect the internet and why they exsist?

We can discuss about this when we meet again.

星期一, 4月 24, 2006

29/4's Visit

Topic:Talk on the Central Police Heritage project
Guest speaker: Mr Alex Hui, Curator (education), the university Museum and Art gallery, HKU
Venue: 香港大學美術博物館, 般咸道大學東閘入口旁的馮平山樓
Time: 2-4pm
Website: http://www.hku.hk/hkumag/mc/main.html (附交通指南及地圖)

please be punctual. Thanks a lot.

Police Heritage Project

Dear all,
Here's the detail about 29/4's Visit:

Topic:Talk on the Central Police Heritage project
Guest speaker: Mr Alex Hui, Curator (education), the university Museum and Art gallery, HKU
Venue: 香港大學美術博物館, 般咸道大學東閘入口旁的馮平山樓
Time: 2-4pm
Website: http://www.hku.hk/hkumag/mc/main.html (附交通指南及地圖)please be punctual. Thanks a lot.


星期六, 4月 22, 2006

Search Engine- web search

I want to remind you that when we are saying "search" we mean web search and not limited search on a particular sponsored server or link such as this which already stated that they will search 1 billion web pages, that means not all web pages.

There are at least two things you want to know about search :
1. If you know the mechanism in search engines, you can easily use the right keywords to reach your target audience. Submission tips

2. In order to find the right info / resources/ person. Many web search have unique features or special source, get the tips in doing your search

Is there any things we learn from search? Here is some further readings:

1. The Google Story
2. The Search: How Google and Its Rivals Rewrote the Rules of Business and Transformed Our Culture
by John Battelle

Here is another web search that is not included in the serachenginewatch.com, the features of this search (listed on the right hand side) includes specific search for map, weather, but unfortunately it is only for US. There is a download program that help to search your computer. Do you need it ? Who will need them ? Anyone knows?

Mission's statement----specific

This lesson we are stepping into our blog (also it is your homework to write down the followings) :
1. Create your mission statement- be specific, practical
2. What resources you seek to achieve it interactively?
3. Who is your target audience? How to market your blog? What word to choose for the header, title?
4. What style you want? What color, which photo, header?

Both item 2 & 3 requires a lot of research (which means search and evaluation).

Today at class Justin shared with us:
Mission :Blog as a platform, rebuilding the linkage between my students in HK & Australia.
Resources seek:
-post photos
-ref: google family tree
-ichat/ MSN

Mission meeting new friends (PC online gamers)
Research : PC game website research
Possible interactivity:
-exchange square
-relevant bookmark
-grading/ criticism
hw: create an interesting title

Mission :"Food & Routes for Motorcyclist"- map out the good food places for bikers
style: icon-->marlboro man-->sign of freedom, orange red
new ideas:
New Map culture (geo social)--> http://greatmap.blogspot.com, Google map, Platial.com
side thought : explore the new mapping culture intellectually and philosophically- Ref : Situationis, Locative media

ar yin:
A) Kwun Tong under recontruction
-preserve old attractions
-->memory of the district
-->significant record (e.g. photo) of the changes (that support your view/ judgement)
What can be the links?

B)"Tea art"

C's father- Ah Tat
Mission : To tell the technical know how of Ceramic (technical support)
So target audeince, how to plan your research.

List of video on First Person Cinema

Today at VAC, the guest speaker - Jimmy Choi, May Fung
Film/ video listing:
1. Maya Deren = Mesh of the afternoon
2. Stan Brackhage= interscourse
3. Joan Jonas= Left side right side
4. May Fung= Thoughts 3
5. Sandie Benning=If every girl has a diary

What are important point of these film
1. 16mm/The feminist/ woman narrative/ camera and dance/ mirror and dream/ gaze and identity/silent
2. Super 8/Personal narrative/ private / film as painting / texture and light/ silent therfore focus on picture
3.Umatic? video/ Reality and televised vision/ body and cyber body/ totem and identity/ simulateous sound
4. pixelvision toy camera /diary / self voice over narrative

Any more comment?

A blog is born

It is CC & May birthday. Happppy Birthday. wow
We are at mix using the public computer and soon will go to VAC.

cc has overcame two of her weaknesses recently ....
great great

what are the two?
ng cHAIaH