Free style speaking about technology …
Language is a human activity where people help each other to perform tasks.
If my car is out of gas and you say that there is a gasoline station around the corner, you have implicated, but not said, that the gasoline station is open.
If you say that someone I am looking for is in the south of Italy, you have not said, but implicated that you do not know more precisely.
The implicature (The Phenomenon H. P. Grice 1913â€“1988) comes from the fact that you have some idea of my needs in asking some question and your answer is expected to be as helpful as it can be, given your state of information.
There is a striking contrast between the efficiency with which purely computational processes are carried out, and the inefficiency of the social processes which are intended to be, and
sometimes actually are, to the benefit of all of us.
Do we have social procedures which work ideally to the formal theories for computer algorithms existing in computer science?
Can there be theories in the social software domain which tell us how to construct a social procedure which brings about a desired result in an efficient and reliable way?
Is this a good exploration field?
There’s some impressive new scientific research on your side when you tell your kids they can’t possibly do their homework with the TV blaring, instant messenger crawling or MP3 player pumping. Unfortunately, explaining it will require you to get them unplugged from their iPods.
These the words that you can read in an interesting news on the Washington Post Read the full article
Illustration By Randy Mays
The researchers used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) — a technique that tracks increases in blood-oxygen content as an indicator of activity in different parts of the brain — to evaluate participants’ brain activity and function during both conditions.
Maybe it is interesting to try other kinds of activities like classwork while student listen to music on their I-Pod or answer their Mobile Phone to track their score.
Today I want to start a new argument in my blog: “The Media Education” that is really interesting for my role of researcher on Educational Tecnhology.
I hope it’ll be useful for you.
I ‘d like to suggest you the eTourCamp that will be in Lugano on 3rd November.
The Barcamp about ICTs and Tourism
The importance of ICTs in the tourism field is growing more and more. A new discipline called eTourism is nowadays rising, studying the interaction between technologies and tourism. This sector is becoming strategic for lots of companies. For the new companies, there is a strong competitive advantage exploiting the potentiality of the web2.0 where users create their own comments or reviews of their tourism experience thanks to user generated contents.
The innovation seems to be bottom-up, so from the users who are pushing high and high the web2.0 concepts sharing pictures, videos and experiences.
Barcampers are the most innovative population in the field; eTourCamp would be a place where share opinions, understand new trends in the field of ICT for tourism.
Thanks to Lorenzo Cantoni who invited me to take part to the barcamp.