- Hi Lynda, are you going to keep blogging in 2012? I know I don't comment much but I would feel lost without your wonderful blog posts!
- What a fascinating idea! I also suspect the answer will be yes :)
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The demographic conception of identity seems to be more of a 'What am I'? question whereas the knowledge and experience conception seems to be more revealing of a 'Who am I'? identity. These days demographic data seems to be less revealing of a person's identity as our identity (or the extent to which one can participate in society) is less restricted by age, gender, religion, and other demographic markers.
(side note - I can't help recalling the Zoolander scene where Derek looks into a spoon to see his reflection and asks 'Who am I?' ... 'I don't know!' whenever I think about identity!)
- I wonder how this could be applied to Augmented Reality technology in museums?
The privacy issue is a valid concern for users. While perhaps once upon a time people who made noise about privacy concerns were disregarded as paranoid or fringe, these days times have changed so dramatically that ensuring your data isn't misused is almost a full-time occupation!
The privacy hole in Foursquare has another dimension though (and one that might sound like a broken record from advocates like myself), that is the open source vs. proprietry discussion. When you use proprietry software, you are agreeing to place complete trust in the company and the programmers that their software does what they say it will do. Because the source code is not open, but secret and protected by proprietry laws and patents you have no way of testing their claims that it is secure or functions as advertised.
In contrast, open-source software is exactly that - the source code is open so any bugs can be detected by anyone looking at the source code. Supporting proprietry software is a backwards move: it's expensive, inflexible, and ultimately unsustainable.
Also a bit of info on white hat :) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_hat
- That would be a very interesting survey to undertake in Australia - I think it is very important to get some data on how Australian children view the information on Museum websites and how much they trust it. If kids don't have a high level of trust in the information contained in museum websites then we would need to have a serious rethink about what information we have online that is aimed at kids and how we can gain greater trust.
Hi Lynda, Thanks for such a fantastic summary of the current research.
I'm looking into AR apps for museums atm.
I found this Pew report very interesting! http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2010/The-Rise-of-Apps-Culture.aspx
- That's so helpful Lynda, I am working on digital learning in the classroom so this feedback is invaluable!