Episode 46 – Theremin Dreams

28 October, 20094 comments

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How and why do a critical mass of people adopt new technologies such as virtual worlds or the Theremin? That’s just one of the issues we discuss on a freewheeling podcast featuring another two “irregulars,” Steve Ramsey and Bryan Alexander. The news roundup includes an analysis of the Nook and the Droid, among other oddly-named devices, and an exploration of what real-time search could do for researchers.

Running time: 54:10
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4 comments to “Episode 46 – Theremin Dreams”

  1. Liberal Education Tomorrow: » New Digital Campus podcast features NITLE research director : 29th October, 2009

    […] The latest Digital Campus podcast has appeared, and features Bryan Alexander, NITLE’s research director and author of this very blog post. How and why do a critical mass of people adopt new technologies such as virtual worlds or the Theremin? That’s just one of the issues we discuss on a freewheeling podcast featuring another two “irregulars,” Steve Ramsey and Bryan Alexander. The news roundup includes an analysis of the Nook and the Droid, among other oddly-named devices, and an exploration of what real-time search could do for researchers. Share and Enjoy: […]

  2. Stephen Ramsay » Digital Campus : 29th October, 2009

    […] and fellow irregular Bryan Alexander (Research Directory for NITLE) in an episode entitled “Theremin Dreams.” Comments […]

  3. Ruel J. Eskelsen : 23rd December, 2009

    Just caught up on my Digital Campus episodes. Been reading ebooks on Palm platform and PC for about 9 years now and like the LCD screen technology that one can read in the dark as opposed to the new e-ink technology.

    I also don’t know why single-use devices such as Kindle or Nook will ever match what one can do with a light-weight laptop or handheld computer. This was a core problem with the Rocket Ebook, which was the first commercial reader I’m aware of.

    Also recently saw a tech review of the Nook in New York Times, Business section, B1, December 10, 2009 that detailed the early release problems, the worst of which is 3-seconds to turn each page.

    I think the future of electronic document reading will be better served by lightweight laptops or tablet devices on which one can run regular Adobe Reader or other proprietary readers with more freedom.

  4. Dan Cohen’s Digital Humanities Blog » Blog Archive » Digital Campus Podcasts #46-51 : 2nd February, 2010

    […] Episode 46 – Theremin Dreams: How people adopt new technologies; Nook; Droid. […]

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