Archive for April, 2008

Seminar Notes 4.25.08

Posted in Seminars on April 25, 2008 by placemakermedia

Attendance: Tory, Brian, Mollie, Michelle, Eric, Maria, Jeremy, and Professor Forester

There will be no Placemaker seminar next week (Slope Day). We will have our final seminar/meeting of the semester on Monday, May 12 at noon to watch the Placemaker group’s EcoVillage video and eat pizza. 🙂

Web 2.0 Summit Video (google Web 2.0 Summit)

New Media, Documentary, and the City: A Guide (

  • New site, made by Brian, with examples, tutorials, and references of each of the topics that he created on the spreadsheet of connectivity between media (spreadsheet uploaded on this blog previously)
  • Everyone can comment, not just people who are registered bloggers

Do more/different for next year: Evaluation of this seminar

  • Project earlier in the semester
  • clearer description of Placemaker v. Seminar v. Project
  • More project-based, interactive
  • More guests
  • More integration of tutorials
  • Different time? Afternoons on Friday are difficult…

Seminar 4.18.08

Posted in Seminars on April 18, 2008 by placemakermedia

Attendance: Tory, Ashley, Pete, Eric, Maria, Michelle, Mollie, Jeremy, Professor Forester

Web 2.0 (YouTube)

  • Interactive, social networking systems, tagging (folksonomy), advertisers’ paradise, opensource projects, collaboration on the web
  • Web 2.0: Googlemaps, flickr,, digg, and technorati ( convenient way to bookmark on one webpage, group it all by different tags/topics; you put your favorite websites in one place

  • Login, register and add a toolbar: could we use this to organize our websites for this class?

  • If you think something is “cool”, you can DIGG It…based on popularity, sites that are “dug” more are shared on the site

  • Search engine for blogs

Eric’s Tutorial on GooglePages

  • New page:
  • to create your own
  • very easy to edit; similar to WordPress (this blog)
  • “Add your place on the net with us”: check this out to make sure the site goes on the google site
  • Difference between Blog (WordPress) and Website (Google): WordPress adds posts one by one after each other, website allows you to make multiple pages; webpage allows you to control every aspect of the pages, WordPress has a format that needs to be there

Seminar: 4.4.08

Posted in Seminars on April 4, 2008 by placemakermedia

Eric’s Intro to Final Cut Pro (available in Tjaden Hall computer lab)

Attendance: Eric, Tory, Mollie, Jeremy