Sunday, March 28, 2010

Fort Vancouver Mobile content moving to a new forum

Because the Fort Vancouver Mobile project is starting to gain steam, I have created separate blogs just for that.

The first one is a behind-the-scenes look at the project, primarily for the production team and other mobile technology researchers.

It can be found here:, or the simpler URL:

Sub rosa, by the way, was an ancient sign of secrecy, in which a rose was hung above the doorway (translation = "under the rose"), pledging participants of a meeting to keep the contents confidential. I, of course, am taking the polar opposite approach, opening up the process to everyone who is interested, but I like the symbolism of the label anyway.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Long-term funding for the Fort Vancouver Mobile project

I'm trying to put together an organizational chart that keeps track of funding options available for the Fort Vancouver Mobile project. I'm starting here with a Gantt chart, using Open Project, but I just don't think this helps much, even if it was filled out in more depth. While the overlapping periods of involvement are interesting, I really would like to have a tool that charts deadlines, application periods, resources needed (such as letters of commitment, matching funds, resumes from participants, etc.) and the other aspects of this work, including when single sourcing could come into play (and when I already have completed an application for this group in previous years). I also would like to see in visual form the overlapping periods of grant preparation, to try to avoid those as much as possible, or at least to be prepared for the extra work.

Any suggestions on alternatives to the Gantt for this, preferably with open source software, or at least through a common program that I already have, such as Access or Excel?

Friday, March 5, 2010

Google SketchUp

Another example of Google's free technology creating interesting digital information:

Athens, Greece, in 3D

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Fort Vancouver Mobile: Starting a discussion on narrative threads

Here is a memo I shared with the Fort Vancouver Mobile team recently to get them to start thinking about specific stories we could tell with this new technology.

Do you think this document sufficiently inspires thought about the potential stories?

What more would you want to know before engaging in a discussion about this matter?