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TVNZ On Demand Launches

Well, it's a momentous day in the history of television. TVNZ launched its ONDEMAND service where you can view classic television, download favourite shows and catch up with all those shows you missed in your busy week. After TUI, the 14 year old schoolboy on www.throng.co.nz TV Watching community accessed his favourite Shortland Street episode on the beta test, maybe it fasttracked the launch date. So here we have the beginnings of interactive television - innovative narratives to follow...
watch this space...www.tvnz.co.nz

The Clean

Well,
as an old punk rock chic from the eighties i had to see The Clean. Flying Nun afficionados were spotted about the crowd at San Francisco bathhouse in Wellington. It was refreshing to go out to see live music and see a few of the old crew, not just the young'uns who had rediscovered the retro cool punk scene of 25 years ago. Gulp!
Seriously cool gig and the crowd were all in love with them....fans rule...
www.flyingnun.co.nz
www.sanfranciscobathhouse.co.nz

Tech Angels

The tech angels are a group of young women devoted to digital media and technology learning. They mentor younger students and also teach the teachers digital media skills, from basic word, excel and powerpoint to web design, dreamweaver, flash and video making. They are also part of KAREN with an inspirational board at Wellington Girls College and they are also part of the local LOOP project linking schools together with the KAREN project. www.techangels.co.nz

KAREN - Kiwi Advanced Research & Education Network

Hi
So, ships have girls names, the Mothership is a feminine name of sorts, now we have KAREN, giving birth to an amazing resource connecting NZ to the world through the Kiwi Advanced Research & Education Network. (thats enough femme metaphors for now!)

An upcoming event should be a great way to see it working in action. You can participate at one of the access grids already set up to encourage collaboration across the research and education networks and hear PRofessor Marcus du Sautoy, voted one of the top 40 minds of the U.K. as he espouses on the glory and beauty not to mention value of prime numbers...recently interviewed by Kim Hil if i'm not mistaken...

so check it out at www.karen.org.nz
or his personal very cool website at http://www.maths.ox.ac.uk/~dusautoy/flash/flashindex.htm

happy counting, viewing and experiencing...

Webstock! and more cool stuff of the week

I went to the mini-webstock last night at the Paramount. It was like seeing the new wave of web developers come out of the closet and meet and greet. It was definitely a sea of twenty and thirty somethings with a few wise few on the sides...this was overemphasised by Jo Halls admission that the internet had not changed her life, since she had been using it since she began doing her homework and research for projects on the internet since she was 7. The bell for time up tinkled loudly as the audience laughed and groaned at the same time....yes, the digital natives have arrived and they are here to transform the web in ways we have no idea of just yet...
Jo was the senior Tech Angel project i have been documenting over the last two years. www.techangels.co.nz at Wellington Girls College.
The project is part of the new LOOP project being launched on Thursday night at Te Papa...
Rod Drury profiled XERO and the full presentations will be available via Richard Naylors amazing 'i am ever…