Tag: youtube

Elevator motion detector

I saw this movie recently and i found it very amusing. But what I don’t understand is that elevators mostly are in separate hallways and still we need to push a button before it comes to our floor. Just put some detection sensor so it anticipates any person’s presence in front of an elevator with actually ordering one to come down or up and pick me up.

Skip to the next sequence: a video feature.

video feature - skip to next sequence

I sometimes (not very often) watch online movies on the YouTube‘s and Vimeo‘s of this world and there is one feature i’d like to add to them. It’s a function that makes me watch it faster. When I watch compilation movies of heavily edited commercials, sometimes I don’t want to wait for the next sequence, I want to skip to the next sequence in it. Especially for (almost -not- a) fail compilation, the duration of some sequences is just too long so I loose interest and skip to another movie. This would be solved if I could just skip the current sequence and the video resumes when a new sequence (camera point-of-view or edit change) is being identified.

‘A children’s approach to astronomy’ Videocation.

Videocation

My son is really interested in the world as a whole with a particular interest in the moon and stars. Apparently, he gave a lecture this week to his fellow scholars about the sun (who didn’t know!) and he’s only (almost) 4yo. I would love to tell him more about astronomy but although I kinda of enjoy watching skies from time to time, i have no profound interest in it to educate myself to know more about it. I just tell him what I know but I don’t think it’s enough 🙂 

If there were (children’s) video education programs on youtube, intro’s to subjects so education/learning would be something of interest so people or children could hook in when they want, whenever they feel like it, i think children would easier discover what they are really passionate about. I realise it should come from video enthusiasts now but it could be so much more if the government would record lectures around topics and themes with several difficulty levels. I loved the concept of TED and DWDD University but bundled in thematical approaches this type education is something that brings it in reach of thousands that have no education but only need a screen and internet connection.

Perhaps this is something that Arnaud Raskin and his mobile school initiative could develop?