So far I’ve been doing mostly two things here at the VRU.
The first thing that I have done, and I am still doing it, was to get familiar with the equipment that the VRU have available. I’ve been messing around with different kind of equipment that might be helpful for my collaborative project or for any other project in the future. I got familiar with equipment like the HP PDA , the 770Internet table form Nokia, the Sony Ericson phone-PDA, the DSLR Canon 350D, the eBeam Whiteboard ( not so much), the Sanyo Digital Media Camera and the Lemur. All of the equipment might be useless by the end of the day but I wanted to know the capabilities of the different technologies that I am surrounded. This approach, of just messing around with the different tools, I believe, is a part of my creative outcome in the future.
1. By knowing the equipment I can be creative using the technology.
2. I will not waste my time reinventing the wheel in terms of technology.
3. I will know the limitations and capabilities of my equipment.
4. I can combine the different technologies.
5. I will know what to look for and where to find it.
The second thing that I am on is my collaborative project that I have to hand in at week 15 (5 Jan 2009). At this point I am still trying to come up with some creative and philosophical decision about my collaborative project. I am also trying to find ways to make the project collaborative with someone else.
I thought that using FreeMind might help me organize my ideas and the outcome that I am looking for. (http://freemind.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Download). Using FreeMind made things a bit clearer and a bit more complicated in a way. Clearer because I have to make decision which eventually will force the project to come to life. Complicate because I raise more questions to myself that I have to answer them.