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I wholeheartedly believe in this message, but unfortunately, don’t always follow it. Whenever I approach a difficult project or must complete a less-than enjoyable task, I often procrastinate. What should I write about for my final EDC lifestream blog post?

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Figure Skating Prosthetic

Figure Skating Prosthetic

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Link to article HERE.
Fascinating!
Miller (2011) depicts ‘cyborgs’ as the the “interface between humans and technology” and of how “technological apparatuses have been used to fix and alter the human body.” The images above of prosthetics for figure skating can be described as ‘restorative’ and perhaps ‘enhancing’ (Miller 2011). I was surprised to find these prosthetic legs/boots/blades for figure skating – in all my years of skating, I have never come across anything like this! Although I have not worked with figure skaters who have physical disabilities (like loss of limbs), I have worked with a number of skaters with mental conditions such as autism. 
I wonder if having a figure skating limb like this would enhance a person’s skating ability or detract from it? As a coach, I am always telling my students that their skates (boots and blades which are forms of technology) are a part of their body – that they have to feel as if their skates are extensions of their legs and feet. How would this work if they were using these prosthetic skates? More research is needed here!

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Pinned to #mscedc on Pinterest

Pinned to #mscedc on Pinterest

“…Gutter was interviewed again, this time before 50 cameras arranged in a rig to capture a three-dimensional recording of him telling his story in a new way, by answering questions that people are most likely to ask.” Source: https://sfi.usc.edu/research/initiatives/new-dimensions


Just Pinned to #mscedc: Researchers are now working on the creation of life-size 3D holograms that can answer viewer questions through Siri-like voice-recognition technology. http://ift.tt/2k3LCFM
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Just Pinned to #mscedc: The University of Southern California’s Shoah Foundation is teaming up with the university’s Institute for Creative Technologies to develop interactive holograms of Holocaust survivors. The technology is expected to be up and running within the next year, and will be installed in select museums around the world. http://ift.tt/2kad5br