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“Meet Meta” [or, MOOC-ing a character, Part 1]

Meet Meta.

A septuagenarian culture blender. She was once described as a flâneuse.
Those who did understood little, or knew nothing, of her uncommon ability.

Her entry is viewable as an interactive PDF through the image below.

Meet Meta

Meta is a character I created in 2 days as a Task (assignment) under’s The Future of Storytelling course in which I am enrolled.

Now on its 3rd week, The Future of Storytelling is conducted by faculty members of Fachhochschule Potsdam (the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam) or FHP, together with resource persons from the film, television and transmedia industries.

The lectures are done via videos and the Course divided per Chapter. Each video averages from 5-10 minutes. I thought I wouldn’t be able to handle “going back to school” but since I spend pretty much my time online replying to emails, researching, and the occasional Tweets and blog updates, I thought as well spending some of it doing something more interactive with others, something more focused and with a definite goal.

I was intimidated at first but the past 3 weeks have been with some nice surprises, a lot of interesting reads and, overall, amazingly fun learning.

The “Future of Storytelling” is one of 10 awarded (from 250 submitted) proposals received by when it conducted a MOOC contest between March 11 to April 30 2013. It currently has the most number of enrollees at around 50,000.

Berlin-based launched in October 15, 2013 with estimated 115,000 enrollees from around the globe. This number makes Europe’s youngest and biggest MOOC provider. It is Europe’s answer to the U.S.-based Coursera. conducts its courses in English and German.

This year’s MOOC programs and the higher learning institutions handling them are as follows (DATE/CATEGORY)
List is only the English courses:

■ “The Future Of Storytelling” (Ongoing)
Prof. Winfried Gerling, Prof. Constanze Langer, Christina Maria Schollerer, and Julian van Dieken

■ “Dark Matter in Galaxies: The Last Mystery (Ongoing)
15 OCT. 2013 /PHYSICS
SISSA di Trieste

■ Contemporary Architecture (Ongoing)
15 OCT. 2013
Prof. Dr. Ivan Shumkov /

■ “Political Philosophy: An Introduction” (Ongoing)
Universitá degli Studi di Firenze

■ “Design 101” (Ongoing)
 28 Oct. 2013 / ART STUDIES
(Accademia di Belle Arti, Catania)

■ “Public Privacy: Cyber Security and Human Rights”
Universiteit Utrecht


■ “Monte Carlo Methods in Finance”
20 JAN. 2014 /  ECONOMICS
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

■ “Modelling and Simulation using MATLAB®”
RheinMain University of Applied Sciences

■ “DNA – From Structure to Therapy”
05 APR. 2014 / BIOLOGY
Jacobs University

■ “The Fascination of Crystals and Symmetry”
15 APR. 2014 / CHEMISTRY
Universität Hamburg

■ “The DO School Start-Up Lab”
The DO School

■ “The European Union in Global Governance”
KU Leuven / European University Institute / Universität Passau

■ “Vehicle Dynamics I: Accelerating and Braking” / ENGINEERING / 15 APR. 2014
“Vehicle Dynamics II: Cornering” / ENGINEERING / SPRING 2014
“Vehicle Dynamics III: Vertical oscillations” / ENGINEERING / FALL 2014
Helmut-Schmidt-Universität der Bundeswehr Hamburg

Go ahead. Check them out.


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08-09-10, anyone?

Not for anything special, phenomenal or otherwise, but just a note and an homage to today, August 9, 2010, otherwise known as:

and to the awesome but hefty (download size is a mere 130mb+), power-hungry DropClock screensaver created by SCR, a “creative label of” interactive designers tha ltd. I came upon in April 2008.

DropClock is free to try—or US$15 for the license—now also available for Windows (power Windows users, rejoice!) and Mac’s Snow Leopard.

Had fun doing today’s calendar version of DropClock that I am cross-posting this to my other blogs.

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i got a nomination notice in my mail, thank you

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