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3x3x3

The Faculty of Health at the University Canberra is holding a series of 3x3x3 talks this year. The format is: 3 presenters 3 slides per presentation 3 minutes per presentation The presentation share research interests. One of the three presenters at the first of these sessions used Prezi as the medium to present his ideas. I am presenting at the next meeting on 1 June and the Prezi presentation prompted me to look at a variety of presentation formats to prepare for the meeting. I had a look at Wridea: I thought I might use Creative Commons' Flickr images to illustrate these ideas. (Pdf copy of slides.) Performance (Rounding...

Zine Time at ACCSS 2010

I had an opportunity after the Asian Conference of Computer Science in Sports (ACCSS) held at the Japan Institute of Sports Sciences to explore the functionality offered by OpenZine. I had posted previously about Zines and had found out about OpenZine since then. "OpenZine is a publishing platform with web browser based tools that provides an easy way for anyone to make their own magazine, for free." I thought it might be an interesting way to share some of the social aspects of the Conference. I used some of the photographs taken by Rafet Irmak and myself to illustrate the Zine....

Zines

There I was driving into Canberra and by happenchance listened to an eight-minute piece The Zine Bus on Radio National's Book Show. I discovered that as "part of the recent Emerging Writers Festival held in Melbourne, a bright double-decker London bus trundled around Melbourne filled with eager Zinesters displaying their words and drawings". Radio National's Book Show notes that: The Zine scene has its origins in the 1980s punk movement as well as in fan magazines. Zines are photocopied publications ranging in size, shape and style but what they all have in common is that they are handmade. They can have...