MIDEA Posts Tagged ‘reference’

iPad apps, Part 3: Pleasures of the Kin-Aesthetic, Sculptural and Journalistic

iPad apps, Part 3: Pleasures of the Kin-Aesthetic, Sculptural and Journalistic

Isn’t it amazing how what takes 15 minutes to present in a MacWorld talk takes three–or even four–blog posts to write?  Now what’s that about? On the one hand, the speed of speech vs. the slowness of text, and on the other, the speed with which one can navigate an app in a demo versus […]

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iPad apps, Part 2: Pleasures and Pains of the Kin-Aesthetic

iPad apps, Part 2: Pleasures and Pains of the Kin-Aesthetic

In my last post, I suggested that the promise of the iPad was that: by engaging us physically with a magic pane of glass that refreshes and surprises us through a succession of media, we’d become enchanted with the topics at hand (literally, at our fingertips) where curiosity leads, knowledge may follow While games are interactive, […]

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iPad apps, Part 1: Pleasures and Pains of the Kin-Aesthetic

iPad apps, Part 1: Pleasures and Pains of the Kin-Aesthetic

I just spoke at MacWorld on a panel called “The World’s Biggest Art Museum,” and it gave me the opportunity to review the latest crop of art viewing and museum-based iPad apps. There are certainly a lot out there. Many are shovelware: notably, the plethora of inexpensive apps published by a company that goes by […]

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