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Ideas for Travelogue #4

I have three ideas for our next travelogue. I’d love feedback on what people think would be interesting and doable.

Mobile Applications: Specifically, I’m interested in the process for developing mobile applications for existing websites. As everything seems to go mobile these days, I really think this is where the future is headed. There are several services out there that make this process more seamless than one might expect. For the “rich media” aspect of the post, I’d complete the process for developing my work website (www.overbrook.org) into a mobile website. I looked into one specific way that this can be done through a service called MoFuse.com (they have a WordPress plug in which would be helpful for integrating it into this site.) Mushon pointed out that this might be a fairly technical travelogue, but it’s something I thought I should at least look into.

Skype and Voice Over Internet Protocal (VoIP). I mentioned this as a potential topic for my last travelogue and I’m still interested in it.  I learned that telecom industry is pretty heavily regulated, whereas the Internet isn’t. This could a dilemma for the FCC and I can look into what it’s said on this issue. For the rich media part, I could do a podcast or videocast.

Electronic-Waste: I’m pretty interested in the growing problem of electronic waste.  Although one may not think of this as a digital media topic, I’d argue that there are serious environmental consequences to the rise in available technology and how our drive towards consumption can have negative effects. Several states have e-waste legislation laws, and others are looking into making them. I could also do a podcast or experiment with flash animation about some of the problems of this issue, make annotated maps of environmental impact of e-waste, slideshows, etc.

Any feedback on these ideas would be appreciated! Thanks in advance.

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7 Comments

  1. HoniehLayla 12:18, Mar 19th, 10

    E –
    I really like the concept of “Electronic Waste.” I would like to know more about this topic as well as what legislation is out there for it.

    I personally have electronic waste of my own and don’t quite know what to do with it. With the technology rising and changing so frequently, do the creators of these gadgets also incorporate the “death” of their products into effect upon their creation.

    If you need a partner on this let me know.

    I hopefully will post some ideas soon enough – When I can find them! :)

  2. nadine 19:30, Mar 19th, 10

    I would love to follow your mobile app travelogue! However, if you’ like to take the e-waste path, I have a very good friend that works in that field, he leads several projects in Latin America and in the Caribbean, I could give you his contacts and send you some research documents, let me know! http://www.empa.ch/plugin/template/empa/*/23532/—/l=2

  3. Juliette 23:07, Mar 19th, 10

    As far as networks can be an abstract and useful way of understanding very complex problems, I have the feeling that there could be a very interesting network to analyze behind the E-waste issue. And I would love to learn more about this upcoming issue.
    I have always found the visuals relating to E-waste particularly striking…
    Have a look!

  4. Juliette 23:08, Mar 19th, 10

    As far as networks can be an abstract and useful way of understanding very complex problems, I have the feeling that there could be a very interesting network to analyze behind the E-waste issue. And I would love to learn more about this upcoming issue.
    I have always found the visuals relating to E-waste particularly striking…
    Have a look!

  5. Juliette 23:10, Mar 19th, 10

    As far as networks can be an abstract and useful way of understanding very complex problems, I have the feeling that there could be a very interesting network to analyze behind the E-waste issue. And I would love to learn more about this upcoming issue.
    I have always found the visuals relating to E-waste particularly striking…
    Have a look!

  6. Juliette 23:13, Mar 19th, 10

    As far as networks can be an abstract and useful way of understanding very complex problems, I have the feeling that there could be a very interesting network to analyze behind the E-waste issue. And I would love to learn more about this upcoming issue.
    I have always found the visuals relating to E-waste particularly striking…
    Have a look!

    Have a look

  7. Juliette 23:13, Mar 19th, 10

    As far as networks can be an abstract and useful way of understanding very complex problems, I have the feeling that there could be a very interesting network to analyze behind the E-waste issue. And I would love to learn more about this upcoming issue.
    I have always found the visuals relating to E-waste particularly striking…

    Have a look!