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YouTube as a Performance Support Tool

I always thought of YouTube primarily as a place where quirky (often involving dogs or kids) and occasionally informative videos could be viewed (and, of course, posted) but I never gave it serious consideration as a tool for supporting performance. That is, until a few days ago. I am doing pre-work for a workshop about […]

A New Wave in Collaboration

  I recently invested an hour and a half of my time watching a video of the announcement of Google Wave to developers at the Google IO Conference, and I have to say it was one of the best uses of my time in recent memory. When it debuts later this year, Google Wave will truly […]

Visualize Music

Stephen Malinowski has created a music animation machine that adds a visual element to complement what we hear. This video shows an example from Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor for organ. What impact does this have on the performance of listeners/viewers? I’m still pondering. What do you think?

Maybe You Tweet, But Will You Yammer?

Related to my earlier post about using Twitter as a workgroup collaboration tool, enterprise solutions are also emerging, tailored to the needs of a corporate environment. Yammer is one example. With much of the look and feel as well as the functionality of Twitter, it offers a simple way for companies (or any workgroup for […]

WolframAlpha: A New Breed of Search

I spent some time today playing with WolframAlpha, a relatively new option for searching the vast knowledge base that is the Internet. Rather than offer up links to various sites that may contain relevant information like Google or other mainstream search engines, WolframAlpha makes intelligent inferences about what you want to know and offers additional […]

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