I am looking for vacations in which somebody else is in control and I am actively taking part in it. For example, taking a trip to an archeological dig and taking part in the dig itself. Or learning how to be a crew member on a yacht. Burning Man is also an example in that I am taking part of the event. A cowboy cattle-drive. Yachting would be cool. I am also intrigued by NASA though I am not sure if they have anything like this. Creating art. Cooking vacations. Stuff like this.
Please let the ideas rip. No holding back :)
posted by goalyeehah
on Mar 4, 2014 -
I am preparing a 30 minute presentation proposal for the Teaching & Learning Conference at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting next year. One of the evaluation criteria is “evidence of a dynamic and interactive session”. I just want to describe a new teaching methodology in an online learning environment, so how do I make the session “dynamic and interactive”? What are the expected types of activities? Any help would be much appreciated! Bonus points if you attended the TLC@AOM last year! Thanks in advance!
posted by Bobka
on Dec 23, 2013 -
Please recommend some interactive fiction with published source code (Inform 7) that is good for showing a beginner IF author best practice. [more inside]
posted by man down under
on Dec 19, 2013 -
I've created simple Google spreadsheet which calculates some data entered by users. Now I need to share it with my co-workers. The problem is that when I set a share on it any data entered by one user is instantly visible to all others. I want independent copies of my spreadsheet so anybody could enter different data and get different results. In short I need to turn my Google spreadsheet into a interactive webpage something doing something like this
. Is it possible?
posted by przepla
on Dec 17, 2013 -
I'm a fresh college graduated from a European academy for Graphic Design and want to move to NYC to gather more experience in the field, and live there for a while. Question about job search and accommodation. Considering doing a masters degree too. [more inside]
posted by ahtlast93
on Nov 7, 2013 -
How would I go about programming a map which would fill-in an area with color when a question was answered correctly? [more inside]
posted by Diablevert
on Oct 19, 2013 -
Does anyone remember the name of an independent "interactive fiction" game that appeared on MeFi a while back? The gist of it was that there was a "writer" and a "player", and the writer created scenes visually (in an old school 8-bit, top-down view), and the player would respond with his/her action textually, and the writer would then update the graphics on the screen to reflect the actions of the user. The completed stories could then be uploaded to a common site for all to share.
It was very cool, but I can't remember its name for the life of me.
posted by sutt
on Nov 15, 2012 -
I'm looking for a website I found years ago that combined prose and pictures to create a series of puzzles, but I do not remember what it was called. The notable thing about it was that it had 12 puzzles, and they are dispensed to you weekly, with a story and master puzzle arcing across all twelve, leaving you with a 3 month interactive experience. Does this ring any bells? [more inside]
posted by shovel_mage
on Apr 11, 2012 -
What are the best interactive marketing resources available to learn from in a hurry? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jan 16, 2012 -
Treasure and scavenger hunts! LARPs! ARGs! Murder mysteries! Interactive experiences galore! Where do I start learning about producing & designing them? [more inside]
posted by divabat
on Nov 3, 2011 -
I am looking for a quiz program that will interactively help me practice my times tables, rehearsing the answers I get wrong a lot and waiting until I make progress before adding new questions to learn. [more inside]
posted by brenton
on May 13, 2011 -
I just started working at an digital production agency in Brooklyn, NYC and I want to know what's the best way of sourcing a kickass local freelance Interactive Producer for a big project we're working on?
Other than Jobs postings on Behance and FWA?
posted by rudhraigh
on May 5, 2011 -
With the invention of eReaders and iPads I thought I would come across more fictional books online that are more interactive. The latest example of this that I read was Corey Doctorow's free PDF of Little Brother, which I loved becuase it hyperlinked to maps, destinations and really brought the neighborhoods and events to life. It also was great for reading at work, since I was viewing a PDF. I also saw this type of merging of fiction and references with our own Mefite Dobbs, who back in the day had a amazing email communication called Victory Shag, which were these weekly emails he would send that were about "his" fictional love life that often times had musical tracks and maps and neighborhood references embedded in the interactions. There must be more options out there. I don't own a eReader or an iPad, but just thought that that I would come across more talented writers that use more interactive oppurtunities. I might be out of the loop though, so suggestions would be much appreciated.
posted by brinkzilla
on Feb 15, 2011 -
What is the best desktop interactive video conferencing software that can accommodate a group of 20 participants all capable of interacting during the session? [more inside]
posted by tessalations999
on Aug 11, 2010 -
If you work at a small ad agency (print / interactive), what software do you use to manage the place? [more inside]
posted by jenkinsEar
on Jul 23, 2010 -
What is the best way (language) to create an online interactive flowchart? How would a small company find candidates to do the work, and how much should it cost? [more inside]
posted by Herkimer
on Apr 20, 2010 -
I'm trying to find this interactive map that I saw a few years ago that mapped relationships between members of the mafia, similar in style to theyrule.net, but my googling fails me. Does anybody else remember such a website?
posted by unlicensedarchitect
on Jan 26, 2010 -
What do I use to drive a multi head (12 displays) interactive display wall? I want to use one machine to run 12 discrete slide shows. Each show is only 2 slides. Mac/PC? Software? [more inside]
posted by MrBobaFett
on Dec 22, 2009 -
Authors have agents.
Musical talent has A&R reps.
Startups have VC.
What is the category of representative, or who is the aggregator, for my business?
We do live interactive performance visualization. [more inside]
posted by lothar
on Sep 17, 2009 -
Asking for a friend: I need about 20 clear or frosted plastic balls that are 3" in diameter for a Nuit Blanche project. Where could I obtain such balls in Toronto? [more inside]
posted by sid
on Sep 14, 2009 -
How do I get this fillable form PDF to print the information in the interactive fields. If I click "highlight fields" the information is there, but when I print it's gone.
posted by kristymcj
on May 5, 2009 -
Does anyone know of an affordable solution to display SMS messages on an installation to the general public? Ideally a turn key lcd screen solution or similar. Appreciate any help!
posted by ashepp
on Apr 29, 2009 -
I'm looking for a video artist's website (that I first saw linked on metafilter) -- the artist in question did series (maybe 9?) of web videos of a heavyset guy (possibly the artist himself.) In each of the videos, the guy INTERACTED with the cursor: for example, if you moved the arrow on the trackpad across the video, the guy would suddenly SLAP the cursor out of the way. I've tried all the tags I can think of, but cannot locate the site. Help?
posted by BClady
on Mar 11, 2009 -
Is now a good time to get into the online advertising business for an "interactive" agency? What's the forecast for this industry? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Feb 1, 2009 -
Do you know of any awesome digital and interactive art/technology conferences coming up in 2009? [more inside]
posted by Lieber Frau
on Jan 20, 2009 -
I'd like to make a shortlist of fun first date locations to take girls out to on weekdays in Toronto, ON. Preferrably light-hearted, casual ones that are somehow interactive, like karaoke or the zoo as opposed to dinner or movies. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by Count
on Jan 11, 2009 -
Interactive Fiction question. I want to write a short (~2 hour) piece of interactive fiction, but I want it to be a stand-alone file or able to be integrated/hosted on a website when done. (Simply put, I don't want people to have to download anything more than a single file to play it, or, ideally, to do anything other than play it directly in a website.) What's the easiest way to do this? (I'm using Inform 7, but would be happy to use something else if needed.)
posted by Damn That Television
on Dec 14, 2008 -
Which interactive agency is responsible for designing adobe.com? And ultimately, what is the best way to find out who did what?
I haven't been able to come up with a good query for these kinds of searches, and I thought that there *has* to be some kind of database online which shows agency-client line-ups.
You'd think that these things would show up in AdAge's DataCenter but it does not - or perhaps I've missed it.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
posted by seeminglee
on Nov 17, 2008 -
I would like to find a link for a short video clip of a video game that meets certain criteria. It will go into a presentation to elementary school teachers, as a quick backdrop to a point about interactive games that will be used in school, and that will be fun while challenging kids to think and learn. (It won't itself BE that game; it just has to plausibly look the part.) It needs to have some connection to an outer space theme. [more inside]
posted by daisyace
on Jun 2, 2008 -
Can anybody recommend an interactive whiteboard package for an Australian primary school? [more inside]
posted by flabdablet
on Oct 18, 2007 -
Online marketing - tools for keeping track of the tools? [more inside]
posted by rmm
on Jun 27, 2007 -
Need some help designing and building LED light strips for an interactive table -- help me select 880nm IR LEDs, understand the circuitry, and figure out how to deal with power. [more inside]
posted by warhol
on Mar 3, 2007 -
Online interactive whiteboards. Are there any alternatives to GE's imagination3.com (can't move things around, you have to erase the whole thing and start over), groupboard (I'm looking for a free one, not a demo that expires) or sharing a desktop and using powerpoint? What about FF extensions? Open source?
posted by yoga
on Feb 8, 2007 -
Teacherfilter: Our school has shiny new interactive whiteboards
- fantastic, but we need to figure out what to do with them. I'm looking for (educational) games, applications and any bright ideas. Think of it as a big touch-screen PC and help us make learning more fun. [more inside]
posted by grahamwell
on Oct 2, 2006 -
Portable DVD player, or video player, or custom-built Frankendevice, with VERY high-quality audio output?? Video quality doesn't matter (could even be b/w), but screen should be 8"+ and unit should be as lightweight as possible. For live concerts where I need to see video, just for my own reference, that's exactly in sync with my pre-recorded audio (so I would make DVDs or video files with my audio + the visuals I need). Laptop = expensive/heavy/overkill.
posted by allterrainbrain
on Sep 27, 2006 -
There are a lot of buzzwords being bandied about regarding the 'viral' 'grassroots' ways that 'Internet 2.0' can be used to 'create a groundswell' through 'guerilla marketing'. What? What do these buzzwords actually mean? After getting vague advice like 'use MySpace' by people with marketing degrees who don't use the internet to market anything, I am interested in cutting through the crap by hearing from real people with actual experience in these matters. How can the Internet be used to promote a site with interactive stuff, games and short film... and little-to-no budget for marketing?
posted by Elle Vator
on Jul 7, 2006 -