#Tundra50 Tote Bag Auction

I just love the Tundra Books illustrators! What a clever marketing idea.

Talking with Tundra

Tundra Books is turning 50! To celebrate we asked some of our illustrators to decorate the back of our limited edition #Tundra50 tote bags. Now you can own a one-of-kind work of art from your favourite picture book artist!

All proceeds from the auction will be donated to IBBY, a non-profit organization representing a network of people committed to bringing books and children together all over the world. For more information about IBBY please visit www.ibby.org.

This auction will run from Friday, June 23 to Friday, July 28th 2017. Minimum bid is $10 and all bids must be made in $5 increments.

Visit www.Tundra50.com to view the entire collection and to make your bids!

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GigaOm: Racing, from a drone’s point of a view: a day with UAV advocate Raphael Pirker

Journalist Brewster profiles Raphael Pirker (of Huerta v. Pirker, Docket no. cp-217). http://www.ntsb.gov/legal/alj/Pages/pirker.aspx

Gigaom

There is a zen moment when you are flying a drone in the first-person perspective when the ground drops away and the camera stabilizes. There is a horizon in every direction, and the only question left is, “Which way do you want to fly?”

“It’s the ability to be in the pilot’s seat without the danger of actually being in the pilot’s seat,” said Raphael “Trappy” Pirker, the entrepreneur and enthusiast behind the Team BlackSheep drone shop and community. “You can travel places, you can see stuff from a different perspective. It’s kind of a mix of outdoor adventure and technology.”

Pirker, who develops and sells drones from Hong Kong, travels the world shooting familiar sites from new perspectives. You may have come across his closeup view of a fireworks display or flight around the Statue of Liberty. Team BlackSheep’s videos are daring — close passes over the highest point…

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Ithaca Journalism Students Experiment with Google Glass

I tried it in Philly at the American Library Association Conference. Fun to try.

Mobile and Social Media Journalism

Students in the mobile and social media journalism course at Ithaca College are experimenting with Google Glass. Teams of students developed ideas for Google Glass apps and explored ways in which Glass could be used to produce content. Pick your favorite idea below!

Launched last year, Glass is basically a small, wearable computer. Right now, the only way to purchase Glass is through an invite from Google. About a dozen faculty and staff members at IC were invited to be beta testers, known as Glass Explorers.

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