Tuesday, February 14, 2012

"World's smallest microphone barely visible...” Lecture capture cannot be prevented! Can it be guided, used well?

Even in 1932 - that's a spy belt camera!
"With a little imagination, there is no end to the opportunities for invisible microphones, including 'smart' buildings, defense systems, and a bevy of spy gadgets like pens and watches."  
- excerpt from article:  "World's smallest microphone barely visible to naked eye" By Chris Jablonski | January 5, 2012, 10:32am PST, ZDNet

When you are teaching or giving a presentation or almost anywhere doing almost anything, keep in mind that old TV refrain "Smile, you're on candid camera" because you might be.  So the question is not really about policy permitting/encouraging/requiring "lecture capture" of classroom activities.  The question is "In what ways can we take advantage of the new ease with which anything can be recorded and published?"

IMAGE selected by Steve Gilbert 20120214
Photo of  "Kriminalist mit Geheimkamera [criminal(?) with secret/spy camera]"  January 1932;  Source "Deutsches Bundesarchiv (German Federal Archive), Bild 102-12925," 
Bundesarchiv, Bild 102-12925 / CC-BY-SA [CC-BY-SA-3.0-de (www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/de/deed.en)], via Wikimedia Commons
"This image was provided to Wikimedia Commons by the German Federal Archive (Deutsches Bundesarchiv) as part of a cooperation project. The German Federal Archive guarantees an authentic representation only using the originals (negative and/or positive), resp. the digitalization of the originals as provided by the Digital Image Archive."

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