Cinzia, one of my fellow instructors for the Remixing El Presidio class, did a fun 3D model of the Presidio with Sketchup and Google Earth. You can check it out here.
I’ve always found instructing rewarding, but this is a particularly fun class with great students who are really motivated. It’s one of those rare instances where the students have started to take over the class and teach themselves and each other. I’m excited to see the end results!
I also had the chance to tour Lucasfilm yesterday. I wasn’t allowed to take any photos, which was tragic, but I did get a photo of my pass. I didn’t manage to retrieve the Holy Grail or the Ark of the Covenant, but I did see the tiny robots from batteries not included, and squealed with delight–something I promised myself I wouldn’t do. I guess the 9 year old in me took over.
In other news, I’m hosting a World Archaeological Congress social networking night during the conference in Dublin, Ireland on Tuesday night at The Duke. If you’re attending WAC this year, I hope to meet you!
One last note! I haven’t had time to check out the new iphone G3 release, but apparently I have to get one, and not only for the added GPS: