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Links for Sunday, February 28, 2010

  • Flowplayer: jQuery Tools – “This library contains six of the most useful JavaScript tools available for today’s website. The beauty of this library is that all of these tools can be used together, extended, configured and styled. In the end, you can have hundreds of different widgets and new personal ways of using the library.
  • Google: Google Apps Script – “Google Web Scripts gives users a new level of control over Google products. Now you can access and control Google Spreadsheets and other products via JavaScript scripts you can write yourself and share with others. Unlike browser-based JavaScript, the scripts you write run directly on Google servers in order to provide direct access to the products they control.
  • Second Life Blog: Prototyping Real World Museum Exhibits in Second Life at The Tech – “As you can probably imagine, museums are challenged to develop very complex installations that not only have to be informative but interactive as well. This especially applies to science and technology museums that rely less on unique artifacts and more on interactivity. So the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation funded this idea in 2007 (that’s Gordon Moore as in Moore’s Law). Basically they asked, what if you could use Second Life to prototype exhibits with simultaneous input from experts and casual visitors as well?
  • The Tech Virtual: Rapid Prototyping an Entire Museum Gallery – “The completed room is nearly indistinguishable in photographs from the real room without close inspection.