This talk was given at the South African Geography Teachers Conference (SAGTA) in Pretoria on 21 June 2019. The talk was well received and I found useful resources related to GIS. I hope to pilot a version of the game, or at least the data gathering and interpretation in a school project which would help update the geography curriculum too.
The presentation is in html and can be found here (link to follow) or downloaded in pdf here (link to follow).
Continue reading “SAGTA presentation: The metaverse, gaming and the metabolism of cities; Building connection across boundaries”
This link should go to the online talk in reveal.js. But I’m still learning how to put the thing online.
Continue reading “Braindump: Metaverse, gaming and metabolism of cities talk”
The Fortnite, Water and the Metaverse post was barely cold when a friend sent me this article about Magic Leap, under the leadership of Rony Abovitz, and their Magicverse.
From the Magic Leap blog: “The Magicverse is an Emergent System of Systems bridging the physical with the digital, in a large scale, persistent manner within a community of people. “
“Essentially, Magic Leap envisions a future in which any location — ranging from a room to a whole country — has not only a physical presence, but also a digital one that takes the form of various layers. One layer might focus on health and wellness, for example, and another on entertainment, and still another on mobility.”
Continue reading “Magicverse and urban resilience”
Or maybe, ‘the Metaverse and all that shit.’ Anyways, this post is about my plans for 2019:
Continue reading “Water and the Metaverse”
- Augmented reality game, think Fortnite (actually more ‘Metaverse’) meets water research (Actually, waste management). Or, visualising big data for everyday people.
- Faecal fungi
- Dream Zandvlei
I’m renting my house out on airbnb, to give me more flexibility in travel (listing here, if you’re keen) and need to think about upgrading some things. One of those is a washing machine, do I get one? Continue reading “When doing the right thing is economically difficult – washing machine”
This is part of a journey to learn to visualise what a water conscious city looks like, to help everyday people to thrive in water scarce environments. This is the goal of the AquaSavvy campaign and underscores my academic work at the Future Water Institute.
So far I’m learning how to work with RHINO and GRASSHOPPER. Baby steps. 🙂
Continue reading “A foray into Geodesign”
YAAASSS!!! What? No, it just worked! Nooooooo
Using the Raw HTML plugin, and the raw/raw tags, I put in my html code for my sankey flow diagram. In preview, it worked! But once I published it, it didn’t. The good news is that I know the code works. The bad news is it looks like either wordpress or this plugin is buggy – and its page warns about this. So I went to have a cuppa tea (in lieu of a frustrated cry), and now I’m going to try other raw html plugins.
Continue reading “Raw html in worldpress for d3.”
After getting stuck on getting a squishy collision, I decided to go back to basics by following step by step this blog. Continue reading “the hello world of d3”
Earlier I succeeded, finally, in making a donut. Before I trust my own data, I’m adamant to make something pretty – the first tut’s example (thanks Mike Bostock!), to be precise. This has to do with figuring out the deal with commas. Continue reading “Today a donut, tomorrow the world! Another adventure in D3”