If you are interested in the fusion of web 3.0/3D reality, check out this video showing additional capabilities of the Sixth Sense software being developed by Pranav Mistry, a graduate student at MIT. In the video linked here Mistry explains how his new wearable device, SixthSense, enhances the real world with digital information.
Wolfram Alpha is an interesting web 3.0 search engine. It can convert currency, provide statistics, recall historical information and provide quick answers to quirky questions on the fly. It also generates an easily downloadable PDF that contains the information retrieved for a particular search. This is a great tool for research or for illustrating complex concepts in the classroom.
OK, I know this sounds like cheerleading, but you just have to play with it to see how much fun it can be. Type in a term in the search box below or visit the examples page to see how robust this tool can be for the classroom.
thinkingshop.com is a web site devoted to critically examining the Internet from a philosophical perspective. This is a site for philosophers who are interested in the philosophy of technology, especially as it relates to the development of virtual space.
On a practical level thinkingshop hosts my class support sites, post-doctoral research and related blogs. Space is also provided to consider the foremost topics that originally spurred my interest in philosophy: non-violence and media studies.
So, enjoy, explore and mail your feedback to the address below.