“sharing, celebrating and enhancing the world’s visual language”
The Noun Project collects, organizes and adds to the highly recognizable symbols that form the world’s visual language, so we may share them in a fun and meaningful way.
Fotobabble is an online application that allows to add an ‘oral subtitle’ to any image. It is a simple website to use and all you have to do in order to create your own fotobabble is to sign up. If want to take just a look at the ‘talking photos’ then registration is not required. The output can be easily shared by facebook, twitter or email. What is more, the applications provide a code to embed the photobabble to your site or blog.
Fotobabble can be used in various ways educationally. Use it in the English language classroom in the following ways:
1. Speaking. I would ask my students to create their own Fotobabble in a specific subject (e.g. favorite activity, country etc). In this manner, my students will practice and develop their speaking skills and will inspire their co-students.
2. Listening. I would play the Fotobabbles in class or I would ask the students to listen at home their co-students’ work. Then I would ask them to tell me which was their favorite and why (so here is language generation again!).
3. Writing. There are also some follow-up activities that can be done. The students after illustrating their Fotobabbles the teacher may assign to write a paragraph or an essay, according to the students’ level, on the theme of their photograph.
Created by David Bowen, Tele-Present Water installation draws information from the intensity and movement of the water in a remote location. The wave intensity and frequency is scaled and transferred to the mechanical grid structure resulting in a simulation of the physical effects caused by the movement of water from this distant location. Elegance and ephemerality of data beautifully staged by David Bowen.