Geek Out: Google Maps lets you be Pokemon Master by Sonya Paclob


I guess I'm not going to be hired by Google. I was not able to collect all the Pokemon. However, I know my 10-year-old self would be freaking out right now. I'm glad simple games can give the best pleasures in life. 

Check out what others at the York Daily Record facebook said about the April Fools game:


Do you ever want to be a Pokemon Master? You can start catching Pokemon on your tablet or smart phone.

Google has created a fun activity for fans and all ages to catch Pokemon for April Fools according to The Verge.

It took me awhile to understand the maniacs of the game. It is simple and effortless. You don't even have to fight them. 

After you hit start adventure on the app, you are directed toCERN (Centre europeen pour la recherche nucleaire) in Geneva. You can catch up to 150 Pokemon. 

According to the youtube video by Google, you have until April 2nd to catch them all. Well, I a few hundreds of Pokemon to catch. 

The April Fools game by Google and probably Nintendo did this to bring life back into die hard fans. I myself found it entertaining and educational. What better way to explore a real place with a a purpose.

The best prank ever.

My friend and I had a conversation about the new discovery:

Mobile Journalism - The Frist Center for the Visual Arts Center by Sonya Paclob

Imagination Inspired Through Interactive Exhibition from Sonya Paclob on Vimeo.

A red dragon meets a young fellow with a nice slacks at the lake and invites him to a lake party. The imagination sparked at the stop motion station by Darian Dilorenzo, 4.

The Martin ArtQuest is the proud permeant and interactive exhibition at the Frist Center. With at least 21 hand-on activities, the center invites of all ages with imagination and curiosity for art.



















What is new in journalism? Mobile Journalism. I went to Nashville, TN, for a week for training by Chips Quinn Scholar Program at the Freedom Forum Institute. The multimedia training prepares scholars on their upcoming internship in hopes for minorities to diverse the newsroom. 

One of the assignments issued by Val Hoepneer, Director of Education at the Freedom Forum Institute, was the mobile assignment. Our task was to use the iphone touch to video, photograph, interview, and edit with the small device. 

 The video above was edited with the Slice app. Here is a quick tutorial of what Slice app can do

Another app I used was Pano. The app was able to capture a panorama of my location. Here are examples of the Frist Center outside and inside. 

Pano does a great job in stitchingthe photographs together, but as you can see in the S in Expression can slightly be off. The slice and the Pano apps are more tools for journalist to use on the go. Quick and fast, but it will never replace original storytelling. 

Coffee Shop Stop by Sonya Paclob

Picked up PDN issue for November 2011. Enjoying articles on Compact Camera for photojournalists and the transitions from staff photographer to freelance photographer. I'm giving this cozy seat at a coffee shop love because I'm going to stay longer then usual to read the magazine. I should be doing my homework, but for all students... I will do it at night. Thank God for the invention of light bulbs!

I'm going to comment this two article's tomorrow :D Show you what is on my mind. WHAT WHAT! Maybe... If I finish my homework...