Most of these topics feature in modules of the creative multimedia programme in Tipperary Institute, especially creative elements that are part of a proposed animation degree. I've cited the authors of each item below the break. I recommend Justine McCarthy's Docklands item  and Adrian Weckler's spread on Twitter  if you're time-limited and want to enjoy intelligent writing today.
The exhibit space mashes up audio and sculptural compositions. I feel layers and complexities, along with socio-cultural artefacts. In my teaching world of exposing students to a range of audio, from random noise through processed sound to multi-channel music, work like Mirza's low-fi assemblages give me another sonic environment worth hearing.
Every time I walk Victoria Quay toward Heuston Station, I glance at Mother's Tankstation, a gallery that used to be a derelict garage and before that, part of an island with a heritage dating to 1428, when the Friars Preachers of the convent of St. Saviour's had a residential school nearby. The friars kept An important library of philosophy and theology.
See more at Mother’s Tankstation. 41-43 Watling Street, Ushers Island, Dublin 8. Ireland.
Sent mail2blog using Nokia E90 O2-Typepad service in The Curragh, Ireland. There are suspicious Arab faces at the other table but they have Irish passports.
THE iPHONE ISN'T REALLY a true convergent device, but it rules in the easy-using category. I'm uncomfortable about a lot of things my iPhone cannot do, so it sits for use in places where a full duty day isn't required.
Hat tip to Ewan MacLeod for the video pointer. It reinforces my appreciation of technology you can control.
You should listen to Mobile Industry Review or All About Symbian next.
THREE SIMPLE PEAKS from Statcounter document something I've suspected: if you want to reach people, you should offer a message in more than one medium because social sharing is driving web traffic. The graph above from the Irish-developed Statcounter site shows peak traffic on InsideView.ie as a function of three separate sources of traffic. The first spike came a day after a Sunday news report that I filed on Qik.com. While Twitter and a feature in the Sunday Times Culture magazine played key roles in driving traffic onto my Qik clip, the source of the referrers sits in my Qik clip. The second spike illustrated above occurred as people clicked from a Facebook paragraph over to the main source. I suspect many arrived because I cited an image in the excerpted paragraph but the cited image did not appear in the Facebook newsfeed. The third spike is the largest. It comes from a burst of traffic spawned by Google Buzz. The Buzz traffic pushed my blog's newsfeed into Google Reader subscriptions of hundreds of people. Over the past month, according to AddThis, sharing through Google Reader is up 35 percent. At least 15 new people (shown in gold at the bottom of the graph) arrived to read about Ireland's smart economy. At least 10 more arrived because they were using Google Alerts for the term "smart economy."
Recorded with my long-serving Nokia E90 and served with a flourish by Qik.
-- "Start small mastermind groups on Google Wave." Dunno. I think something simpler like colour-coded Etherpad spaces work better.
-- "Donate four hours a week to a charity, giving them more promotion and exposure for their causes, equipping them with more ways to find what they need." Brill. While some may say that charities just need money, the surveys show a decline in volunteerism all across the country.
Profiessional advisers were the most widely used, both during the start up stage and later in the company's development. They were also ranked among the most useful, slightly behind family members, other entrepreneurs and mentos.