Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Colorado hairstreak butterfly: Expanding Languages in Wikidata Technically by Adding a Label, Make this a Game? DragonBox Algebra as Game Model viz. World University and School ALL 7938 planned Languages, Add with Brainwave Headsets, Brainfingers as an example

GerardM asks an important question on the Wikidata email list in the thread "[Wikidata] missing labels" about adding languages's labels for languages which don't yet have such a label to a country where the language is known, and thus expanding Wikidata in terms of its structure, as well as turning this into a game:

Is it possible to ask people to add a label when we know a person is from a given country and when it does not have a label in the language of the land?
Is it possible to make a game out of it?


Gerard and Wikidatans, 

DragonBox Algebra's approach (See, for example: DragonBox Algebra 5 Math App | Top Best Apps For Kids - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAGKilitNfw) to dragging "cards" or "tiles" to explain algebraic concepts in a computer game for 5-12 year olds + might be one basis for such a game. It's when we can do this without words or gestures that new fun will emerge. I tried Brainfingers, a brain wave headset, in Greece in 2004 (Andrew Junker is the inventor), and with 3 sensors on the forehead, and without language or gestures, I and any end user could pick letters from a keyboard on a computer screen to spell words (e.g. "HELLO WORLD" - and when I used this I remember picking letters to spell a word of my choice, and this video says - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9OZQ7X590I - "The technology can use facial muscles and brain waves to control a computer keyboard and a mouse" - see, too: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vh6UbFdysiY - but I can't find a current Youtube that shows someone actually picking letters), and the end user also needed to be able to relax fully to use the device (e.g. Andrew Junker tried it with physicist Stephen Hawking at Cambridge, who has ALS, and who uses other technologies to communicate, but Hawking was too agitated with his disease to be able to successfully use Brainfingers).  It would be great to wiki-add "a label when we know a person is from a given country and when it does not have a label in the language of the land," in a brain wave headset manner (e.g. Brainfingers - and there are many such devices) - and as a kind of game eventually.


December 5, 2015

I found this brainwave head set Stanford University talk from 2008 -

Lecture 15: Demonstration of Brain Computer Interface Using the Emotive Epoc



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