User:Eleanorg/1.2/Prototyping/Lecture notes 19 Jan

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Interesting projects

Projects brought in by people that they find cool/inspiring:

Device to plug into a wall socket in a public wifi zone. It routes traffic through itself, editing news sites that people visit. News stories are altered manually in real-time by a bank of 'agents', 1984 style. (Unusual; this would normally be done with some algorithm, no?). Very well executed; not usual half-backed hacker thing. One of the artists (Danja) was a student at PZI, and helped set up Moddr.
Browser plugin that places 'black flags' next to key words when you browse websites, giving you a link that gives context of that word in a 'stateless' context.
  • [1] - Understanding Shakespeare - Marie
Graphic Design BA project, experimenting with visual layout for Shakespear texts, tag cloud style etc. Similar ideas to thing in Dordrecht

Cool technologies


From Wikipedia: WebGL (Web-based Graphics Library) is a software library that extends the capability of the JavaScript programming language to allow it to generate interactive 3D graphics within any compatible web browser. WebGL code executes on a computer display card's Graphics Processing Unit (GPU), which must support shader rendering.

WebGL is a context of the canvas HTML element that provides a 3D computer graphics API without the use of plug-ins.[2] The specification was released as version 1.0 on March 3, 2011.[1] WebGL is managed by the non-profit Khronos Group.


Does server stuff with javascript, so that rather than using normal http requests at intervals to get the latest data from a server, a connection remains open so you can do real-time stuff - eg, chat clients.