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Digital Cities: Urban community development through information design

I was privileged to present a paper – “Digital Cities: Urban community development through information design” – at the annual conference of the National Communication Association in Orlando, Florida. The paper is an extension of my work on space, technology, and user-experience. The theoretical argument sits at the intersection of information design, city planning, and…

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Intersections in Nonverbal and Health Communication at #NCA12

At the 2012 National Communication Association annual convention, researchers from around the country shared their work in a panel titled “Intersections in Nonverbal and Health Communication.” I was drawn to the panel because most of the papers incorporated some kind of communication technology either in the research design or the methodology. Here’s a quick recap of the…

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Digital Entrepreneurship with #AwesomeNick

In a talk on the campus of Queens University of Charlotte, Nick Such inspired students and community leaders to consider the role of digital entrepreneurship in society. Such is the co-founder of Awesome, Inc., a Hashtag for tonight’s @AeroSuch discussion: #AwesomeNick ? The Knight School Mon, Oct 08 2012 13:42:10 ReplyRetweetFavorite RT @TheKnightSchool: RT @theknightschool:…

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Mapping Innovation: a discussion with digital entrepreneur Nick Such

When was the last time you got lost? Self-proclaimed “indoor map nerd” Nick Such wants to come to the rescue. “People getting lost in buildings is a problem we can solve,” says Such, CEO of BuildingLayer and founder of Awesome Inc. As CEO of BuildingLayer, much of his current work focuses on indoor mapping of built spaces.…

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Digital Pedagogy: An Experiment with Pinterest

On the topic of teaching with technology, I wrote this in 2007 (published in 2009): As “digital natives” (Prensky, 2001) enter the classroom, instructors must engage these students and expand their burgeoning and often technologically nuanced skills. The incorporation of technologies into classroom instruction challenges students and instructors alike; but, this challenge is both a necessary…