Things I’d like to see #436

New from the MySociety genii:, capsule the curiously-capitalised PlaceOpedia. Think Google Maps ? Wikipedia. Brilliant. Except that, as I write, all the links read

4 Comments

  1. I’ve always fancied standing on a glacier. Something about the fact that it is moving imperceptibly slowly, yet carving the landscape and scouring the ground beneath. That, and it is less dangerous than being near a nuclear explosion.

  2. Ewen McLaughlin

    9 November, 2007 at 2:31 pm

    Sorry to hijack the thread but I just wanted to contact Jonathan having seen sciencedemo.org.
    Jonathan, have you seen http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/School_science ?
    I think the content would merge nicely with sciencedemo.org…
    Good luck with everything!
    Ewen

  3. Ooh, interesting, thanks Ewen.
    There are a couple of other WIki-type demonstration/experiment databases in the offing too, and I’m hoping we can roll them all together. The biggest problem is having the time to sort everything out, which is why ScienceDemo.org is rather moribund at the moment.
    Efforts to secure funding to support this sort of project haven’t been successful so far, on the grounds that the target audience is ‘too niche.’ But at least SciCast is learning from past mistakes: all SciCast films are Creative Commons-licensed, rather deliberately so they can be republished in subsequent demonstration catalogues.

  4. Sorry Jonathan, it’s taken me this long to find your reply. I was looking on ScienceDemo but it seems to have fossilised and/or been overrun by Chinese spam. Not a deserved fate…
    drop me an e-mail on e.mclaughlin@swancoll.ac.uk if there’s anything you’re up to where you need a hand. I’m no IT expert but I’d be happy to help curate and collect good resources.

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