Update on VirtuSphere

VirtuSphereA while back I posted an entry about the VirtuSphere, an immersive virtual reality environment that has been getting a lot of attention. An article posted on the University of Washington’s The Daily website gives a nice summary of the VirtuSphere development, where it has been seen and what the developers are planning for the future.

Audio from the mainstream

Two new mainstream media audio programs leaped onto the scene today. OnPoint, an NPR program, hosted a program titled The Geospatial Web that covered the ubiquitousness of geospatial technologies, much of it mentioned on this weeks podcast and some that is planned for this weekends podcast when we look at Peter Morville’s Ambient Findability. BBC4’s Shop Talk also discuss Digital Mapping and Tracking which includes another group of geospatial technology experts.

Both of these programs can be listened to online on their respective websites and OnPoint can be downloaded as an mp3 from the iTunes podcast directory.
Via AllPointsBlog

soundTransit

soundTransit is an online collaborative project that collects sound recordings from different places around the world. Users are then able to “book” audio trips to various destinations and pick itineraries that allow them to listen to sound samples from different “stopovers”. soundTransit is one of a number of projects that focus on the idea that sound is an important way of defining place. So check it out, book a trip and listen to sounds from around the world, or even add a recording of your own.

Podcast feed issue fixed

I am not sure anyone even noticed, but after I upgraded to WordPress2.0 last night the podcast feed was fine until it decided the cached copy had been around too long and looked for a new copy and found a bad page.  Everything is back up and running as far as I can tell.  Overall, the upgrade to WP2 was great, remembering that I customized the feed for no real reason, not so great 🙂