Some quick hits for a cool and raining and busy Fall Friday:
- The most exciting thing this week is Steven Ellis' Pompeii project being featured on the Apple website for its creative use of iPads. I had a chance to work with many of these people at Isthmia and I can attest that their use of the iPad at Pompeii was more than just a gadget exercise. The technologies actually made excavation more efficient and appears to have made it easier to document their trenches more thoroughly.
- A new and really useful Teaching Thursday this week featuring 25 some starter tips for online course design and teaching.
- I'm beginning to like covers of "Smells Like Teen Spirit" better than the original. Check this out. (inspired by Chuck Jones who posted a link to this)
- Big announcements from Zotero. My Zotero use had declined since I started using Chrome more often. The recent announcement that Zotero was going to be cross platform and even create a free-standing version is great to hear. And this post from ProfHacker sets out some of the most exciting aspects of these developments.
- These videos of Peregrine Falcon and Goshawk with cameras on them are crazy. I wonder how the cameras effect the birds aerodynamics?
- The Atlantic put together a canon of major works on technology. There are some omissions but over all, it's pretty good.
- I need to finish up my paper for the Corinth in Contrast conference next week.
- I received a vote for tenure from my department this week. Thank for all the encouragement and support!
- What I'm listening to: Crocodiles, Sleep Forever and this free EP from the fantastic Fat Possum.