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Hoping to encourage more members of @The_School community to participate in #InsideOutNYC

#InsideOutNYC
On Friday afternoon, I participated in #InsideOutNYC with some other teachers from The School at Columbia University. More photos in my Flickr set here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/specialkrb/sets/72157633360741423

The Inside Out Project’s mobile photobooth is parked in Times Square daily from 12pm-8pm through May 10th. The truck has a large-scale printer inside, so you receive a 3′ x 5′ printout of your photo. Then, you can either take your giant face home with you or have it pasted on the plaza in front of the TKTS red steps. More info about #InsideOutNYC here: http://www.insideoutproject.net/en

The artist JR used his TED Prize winnings to launch the InsideOut project in 2011 to reinforce how art can change the world. Since then, I’ve helped two groups of 8th grade participate in InsideOut initiatives, and I’m hoping to bring this year’s group of 8th graders down to Times Square next week to participate! I’ve previously posted about my student projects here and here and here.

I recommend visiting the installation and participating if possible. I’m also thinking about how we can do something similar in-house…

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Write and run your Processing code anywhere you are with P5JSSketch for iPhone

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Thanks to Fred Bartels (@fredbartels) for sharing a link about P5JSSketch (@P5JSSketch) for iPhone on the NYCIST listserv this morning.

P5JSSketch is a tiny code editor for Processing.js. Write and run your code anywhere you are.

Features:
– Syntax highlighting
– Auto indentation
– Code assistance
– Additional keys
– Undo/Redo
– Import/export files via iTunes File Sharing
– Load multipull pde files
– Load JavaScript libraries (e.g. toxiclib.js)
– In app preview

About Processing.js >> http://processingjs.org/
See also Processing >> http://processing.org/

Erik Neumann (@openblackboard) mentioned that P5JSSketch is much better than pjs4ipad which offers “offline Processing.js web clip apps with built-in code editing.”

pjs4iPad lets you create Processing.js apps that can be run and edited directly in HTML5 browsers and will run offline. Currently tested with Mobile Safari (iPad, iPhone, Android 2.1, iPod touch, Chrome).

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Parat PARASYNC vs Bretfod PowerSync to dock/sync our iPod Touch collection

The School at Columbia University (http://theschool.columbia.edu) recently purchased two docking/syncing stations for our iPod Touch collection. One is the PARASYNC tray by Parat Solutions (http://www.paratsolutions.com/parasync.html) and the other is the Bretford ParaSync Case for iPod (http://apple.bretford.com/products/powersynccase).

The Parat PARASYNC is a $995 lightweight tray that docks and syncs 20 iPod Touches (each tray is designed for a specific model and the slots are customized accordingly). The new iPod Touch is .3″ inches thinner than the last generation of iPod Touches, so Parat is selling decals to affix to the back of your new iPod Touch so they’ll fit into the former iPod Touch slot without without breaking the pins inside. They have yet to design a tray for iPads, but we would totally be interested in it if/when they do.

The Bretford PowerSync Case for iPod is $1200 and allows us to sync, dock, and carry multiple generations of iPods. While this device was made to travel, it is heavy, clunky, and looks like a terrorist’s checked baggage. However, the beauty of this case is that it houses a variety of different iPods and devices rather than only one model.

So far, it’s a win-win.

UPDATE: Peter Jauss of Parat Solutions just wrote me about the $198 Parat PARASYNC Transport Roller that was made to store, protect, and transport a laptop, 20 iPod devices, and power supplies: www.paratsolutions.com/parasync-transport

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