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This blog keeps track of various creative projects I'm working on and news about those projects. During the day I work as the public geek at Takoma Park Maryland Library, helping people use the Internet on the 28 Linux stations at the library and adjoining community center. Most of these blog postings are education oriented, as I work as an outside-of-school educator. I'd like to thank Google for the 20 percent time I've given to myself for creative projects.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

some thoughts about warren buffet's donation

this is a fun proof-of-concept rosetimes video project i've been working on. yes, it's possible to combine four video streams into a single quicktime. these four streams could be four different people (or four groups of people) participating in a panel discussion, brainstorming session, etc.

you'll need a G4 macintosh (or similarly fast linux or windows computer) to view the above quicktime. you might need to download quicktime 7, which is available for free.

would you like to create similar videos yourself? i explain how you can do so using quicktime pro ($30 from apple) in several screencasts accessible from the "making rosetimes" link at the top right of the rosetimes web site.

Monday, September 11, 2006

Video of Nonprofit Technology Resources, in Philadelphia

Stan Pokras and the others at Nonprofit Technology Resources (NTR) are doing good work to expand access to technology and technology understanding. This 15-minute video shot by Justin Swain shows NTR in action on one recent Saturday afternoon.

Talking with Marco Figueiredo

Marco Figueiredo, the director of the Center for Community Informatics, at Loyola College, in Columbia, Maryland, is doing some very interesting things bringing computers and the Internet to small villages in Brazil. Here's a 54-minute video where he talks about his work.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

a video tribute to a favorite teacher

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Grand Strumstick - Joy to the World

Last week I bought at Grand Strumstick at the House of Musical Traditions in Takoma Park, Maryland. Wow this thing is fun to play.

Monday, September 04, 2006

Joy to the World (2005)

I'm a big fan of the Internet Archive, but I need to start supporting YouTube as well.

So here's a music video I shot at a friend's house.