goodness in sharing…

In need of better cooking TV experience, personal metrics and AR fun

08.01.2009 · Posted in Gets me thinking

Kottke.org commented on The decline of cooking and the rise of watching people cook and what I wondered was what maybe needs to change is the watching/cooking experience of a TV cooking show, i.e. combine the two. We have plenty of TVs/computers in the kitchen these days… maybe it’s time to rethink the interaction between program, site and kitchen experience.

This site is slick, but could they add some tag clouds, topic trends, etc. of what the Congress was saying? I really digging sites that helps us share data and create new ways to look at data. And I think people in general are as well. But one thing I haven’t sorted out is why do people like it? Do we like becoming conscious of our numbers or more a ‘gold star – Look at how well I did’ effect (an interesting conceptual consumption theory). Because we’re seeing more and more aggregated data sites like Mint.com getting us hooked on personal metrics.

Speaking of watching numbers and thinking you’re cool… guess who is #1 on dodgeball in the twin cities this weekend so far?
Being awesome at Dodgeball

I love watching/learning about Augmented Reality projects for two reasons. 1) It’s really interesting to have a technology force the discussion/idea to what is a ‘platform’ and how “digital” is moving off the computer screen 2) It’s a technology idea that is growing up right in front of our eyes. The improvements and cleverness are rapidly evolving. Here is one of the cooler ones I’ve seen in lately, spotted on Games Alfresco.