The Disorientation Effect of a Booming Town: Austin Under Construction

To experience rapid urbanization can be disorienting. Cities and towns that grow too fast have to confront the challenges of collapsing and re-designing their transportation system while keeping moving. Pedestrians, drivers, cyclists, and any other person circulating through the streets of a booming town has to learn how to confront such rapid spatial transformation and […]

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The Expressiveness of Human-Computer Rotoscoping Technique

Although the rotoscoping technique was invented by the Fleischer brothers back in 1910s when animating Koko the clown for their Out of the Inkwell animated series, the deployment of this animation method in the digital film Waking Life (2001) revealed some of the potential that the human-computer symbiosis could have on the technique.  Rotoscoping, understood […]

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Parenting in the Digital Age: Discourses, Practices, and Imaginaries about Media Technologies

Last week I had the opportunity of presenting at the DML2015 conference (Equity by Design) a paper on Latino/Hispanic families that emerged from a chapter of my dissertation and draw on data from the Digital Edge project. This presentation was part of a diverse panel that some of my colleagues from the Connected Learning Research […]

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Snail detours

It rains. It pours. Creeks are running by the bridges. River runs. It has not stopped raining since two weeks ago. Trees, grasses, and all kind of wild plants are growing as I have never seen before in Austin, Texas. Waking up with the pitter-patter sound of raindrops and the gray darkness of cloudy skies […]

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