Or should I write “watched a Vook”? With a low level of interactivity but cool new ways of creativity, Vook is the brand new proposal mixing text and video to offer what, to be honest, is just an illustrated short story. Surely, we will see lot of novelties in the publishing field in the coming months. Some of them will be successful, some not.
As a trial, I have bought my first vook novel: The Embassy. From my point of view, strengths are more than weak points: easy to stop and start reading or watching, good video quality, nice displaying and so on; but the great inconvenient comes when you think about the target: who is going to pay for such a story?
Although today we have a lot of products related to the augmentative and alternative communication, it was in the last ’80s when a variety of switches and others peripherals emerging to help elderly or disable people with special communication needs to interact with computers.
Even if it is only a “technogadget”, several days ago, when the Mind Flex (Mattel) was presented in the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, I remembered the long way from first interaction devices to brain waves recognition.
Of course this game has nothing to do with the advances in both invasive and non invasive brain-computer interfaces, which belong to a succeeded research field, the neuroprosthetics, but it is telling us something about the general public acceptance of that kind of technologies.
See video from YouTube:
...I was able to fill in the V UOC UNESCO seminar:
All those are useful bits for my own digital building, token from the Ismael’s Blog. Thanks again for your incredible lifeblogging of the conference.
The UOC UNESCO Chair in E-Learning Fifth International Seminar. Fighting the digital divide through education, took place in Barcelona, on November 2008.
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