Posts tagged reading

bookriot:

This subway library has posters of books and scannable barcodes—zap ‘em with your phone to get a 10-page preview while you ride!

A cool project proposed by a group of Miami Ad School students. Commuters who scan a book’s title not only can read the first ten pages of that book, but can learn, via near-field communication (NFC) technology, which nearby library has the book. Read more about the idea on Design Taxi here.

Gotta say, this is a leading contender for bookshelf of the week

World’s Biggest Writing:

"One person [Nick Newcomen] has created the world’s biggest writing  by using a car and  a  GPS tracking device as a ‘pen.’  The writing — "Read Ayn Rand" —   consists of 12,328 miles traveled and stretches from the Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean and covers 30 American states.”
"He   turned on the  device when he wanted to write and  turned off the  device between letters. He then input the recorded GPS data into Google  Earth resulting in the image you see above."

(via Wired)

World’s Biggest Writing:

"One person [Nick Newcomen] has created the world’s biggest writing by using a car and a GPS tracking device as a ‘pen.’ The writing — "Read Ayn Rand" — consists of 12,328 miles traveled and stretches from the Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean and covers 30 American states.”

"He turned on the device when he wanted to write and turned off the device between letters. He then input the recorded GPS data into Google Earth resulting in the image you see above."

(via Wired)

There was one interesting observation made by a philanthropist who gives books to disadvantaged kids. It’s not the physical presence of the books that produces the biggest impact, she suggested. It’s the change in the way the students see themselves as they build a home library. They see themselves as readers, as members of a different group.

Social media 101: Corporations cultivating communities

I had the good fortune of getting my hands on an advance copy of Joel Postman’s (@jpostman) book SocialCorp: Social Media Goes Corporate. As someone who has worked most recently at a small company, I find Joel’s examples and case studies of larger companies’ SM strategies and initiatives helpful as models. If you’re in need of educating colleagues — or yourself — about the benefits of jumping on the SM bandwagon, you’ll benefit from reading SocialCorp. Employees of public and private companies of all sizes, in addition to staff and board members of non-profit organizations, will glean much useful information from the book.