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TLC Friday Sandbox

Friday, December 11th, 4 pm, Kade Second Floor

Come play with images and make a statement without saying a word.  Bring images that you’d like to jazz up or we’ll find some images and play with some new possibilities.  Could be great holiday gifts!


Personalizing the Web: A Sandbox Summary

Last Friday, some of the staff gathered at the TLC for a Friday sandbox session on personalizing the web. This was a rich conversation about using tools such as nevibes or igoogle to organize your information streams. There is just too much information out there on the web – using tools to organize it and put it in one place will save us time. For more information about how sites like these work or for a simple explanation of RSS Feeds, check out this video.

To help start the process, Kristen Byers put together a public netvibes page filled with the RSS feeds/widgets related to MIIS. If you sign up for a free netvibes account, you can simply click the share button on the MIIS widgets and directly add them to your netvibes page – no mess, no stress. Creating your own page will allow you to keep up to date on the happenings at MIIS as well as your favorite non-MIIS sites. One place for all your web needs. You can even add goldfish or cartoons! The other nice thing is that you can log into this site from any computer.

A snapshot of Lynn's Netvibes page

A snapshot of Lynn's Netvibes page

Stay tuned for more Friday Sandbox sessions to keep playing and experimenting with technology & innovation. The DMC is also offering a number of interactive workshops for learning digital media and communication tools. As always, feel free to stop by Kade anytime for development conversations and exploration of possibilities.


TLC Friday Sandbox Returns

Please join the folks at the TLC for a Friday Sandbox session on the new blogging community.  The Friday Sandbox started last year as a time/space where staff could get together and play with new technologies.  All skill levels are welcome and the goal is to experiment, have fun, and learn a thing or two.  The TLC hopes to have Sandbox sessions most Fridays and are looking for suggestions for new topics/themes.

In general, the TLC is always looking to help with idea development and innovation of all kinds.  Feel free to stop by Kade – they love visitors and sometimes  even have treats!

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