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David Anthony Colarusso - Sadly not Havoc Dinosaur
Intermittent musings on the law, science, education, technology, design, and life. Also, I build things: furniture, software, reasoned arguments... To learn more about that, click a persona below for my eponymous website.

Archive for June, 2007

Unblock Bebo

by David Colarusso - June 11th, 2007

So one of my big themes is how we as educators should be using, not censoring, social media. That being said, you can imagine my pleasure when I got an email about THIS. That’s right, the US Embassy in cooperation with the Imperial Museum and Bebo are working to “digitally link generations” through an online video contest. The embassy is asking UK students to play documentary film maker and put to bits the memories of the rebuilding of Great Britain post WWII. The winner has a chance to win:

a trip for two to the United States
a new laptop computer
a new digital video camera
cool video editing software

And in case you’re wondering, I named this post in reply to Digital Katie’s posting Bebo Blues.

Now with dotSUB

by David Colarusso - June 10th, 2007

A few months ago a pretty cool site was brought to my attention–dotSUB. It’s a video sharing site that allows registered users to transcribe and translate shared videos. That’s right. It means your videos can be made accessible to both the hearing impaired and those who don’t speak your language. The process is pretty simple, and I’m currently uploading and transcribing the Tabletop Explainer. You’ll start to see “dotSUB” buttons below embedded videos.

So if you speak two or more languages, head over for some translating fun. Here’s an example of a subtitled video. As of this posting, it’s only available in English. Want to change that? Register. View this link; then choose a language under “Translate This Film.”

And the winner is…

by David Colarusso - June 7th, 2007

Sorry it’s taken me this long to post the winner of this year’s Phylm Prize. It was a nail biter. In fact, no two judges voted for the same number one. So we had to have a run off. To see the winner of my $100, watch the video below. Then scroll down and catch the top ten entries in their entirety.

Here are the top ten highest ranked entries, according to YouTube ratings as of May 31, 2007. They are ordered by date of posting.

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