With regard to public relations promoting the Technology Enhanced Textbook we compiled a small booklet which gives an overview
of the main results of the BMBF project. The "tet.folio" mobile user interface is presented as well as the cloud-based
"IMPAL server" which makes available single media elements. You get an insight into the different application fields like
school, college, science, exhibitions and museums, educational television and Vocational Education. Download the brochure here:
Mobile Learning with TET.
TET in the permanent exhibition at the Science Center Spectrum 09.09.2013
Since August 9 2013, two interactive exhibits of the TET project can be
seen in the permanent exhibition at the Science Center Spectrum Berlin: a
virtual planetarium projector that can be controlled and explored by
visitors as well as an experiment on the refraction of light. Via QR
codes, both stations can be "taken along" by the visitors as interactive
media components and inserted into their individual knowledge portfolios
on their smartphones or tablets.
For more information see the press release of the Freie Universität Berlin. More information in german language
The TET-Project at the Leipzig Book Fair 12.03.2013
From march 14th until march 17th 2013 you can experience the Technology Enhanced Textbook's demonstrators live at the Leipzig
Book Fair. We are presenting the tet.folio in hall 2 at stand C-300 right next to the joint stand of the organisation for
We are demonstrating the basic functions of the tet.folio like creating new books and pages, integrating external sensors and
embedding Interactive Screen Experiments (ISE).
Moreover we show demonstrators that were developed together with our cooperation partners Bayrischer Rundfunk, Spectrum, and
the Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin.
Additionally, you will have the possibility to register as user for the tet.folio's upcoming beta-test phase.
You can gather a first virtual impression of the Technology Enhanced Textbook on the project's homepage: http://www.tetfolio.de/home/index_engl.shtml
Fig.: View on tetfolio.de
Konrad Zuse Internet Archive: 360° Object panorama of the Z1 30.08.2012
Konrad Zuse's Z1 computer of the year 1937 was destroyed in world war II.
A replica of the mechanic computer is exhibited in Berlin's Deutsches Technik Museum. The Konrad Zuse Internet Archiv
has taken on the task to make the inheritence of Konrad Zuse accessible to the public.
On the web page you can browse through Konrad Zuse's drawings and learn about the inner workings of the Z1 with the help of
3D animations. Together with computer scientists of the AG Rojas, the TET-team has produced a 360° object panorama of the Z1.
Over 750 high-definition pictures give insights into the fascinating architecture of the Z1 and one can appreciate the kind
of detailed work done by Konrad Zuse. This project was also featured on heise.de.
Fig.: Homepage Konrad Zuse Internet Archive
Galileo Fake Check (ProSieben): water drops in the tet-laboratory 27.8.2012
The science journal Galileo which is a program of the German televison channel Pro7 asked us for support regarding one of
their "Fake Check" features.
In the youtube video "Cool Sound and Water Experiment!" water drops appear to remain stagnant in the air or even to "fall"
upwards. In the tet laboratory we could examine this phenomenon more closely and uncover the underlying processes. Finally
we made video recordings together with the Pro7 production team for television.
On August 27th the show was broadcasted on national television. Here you can find further information on Pro7's show:
Fake Check: Wassertropfen
Fig.: Recordings of the Galileo feature "water drops" in the TET-laboratory
Deutsches Technikmuseum: Virtualization of the Z1 11.4.2012
In cooperation with the Deutsches Technikmuseum (museum of technology) and AG Rojas of our university's computer science
department we are currently working on a high-definition interactive virtualization of the world's first computer, Konrad
The project is part of our development of demonstrators for partly automating the production of high-definition magnifiable
panoramas. The Z1 is a freely programmable mechanic computer. The original Z1 was destroyed during World War II. In 1989
Konrad Zuse built an exact replica for the Deutsches Technikmuseum (museum of technology). To allow future users of the
Technology Enhanced Textbook as well as users of our media platform IMPAL to view a continuous 360° panorama of the Z1
(controllable by touch), we are currently testing camera work and lighting conditions in the museum.
Fig.: Adjusment of the camera in front of the Zuse Z1 in the Deutsches Technikmuseum
Deutschlandradio: Podcast related to the textbook of the future 23.1.2012
Last week, Deutschlandradio Kultur visited our laboratory for the feature called "Breitband". Together we discussed Apple's
announcement to shake up the schoolbook market with their new software "iBooks Author" and the corresponding marketing
platform "iBooks". The authors saw these plans critically: On their website they state that "these companies use their market
power to influence the internet in a way they consider proper".
By reporting on the TET-projects' propositions, the radio program highlights the importance of the development of independent
learning-oriented solutions in the field of school textbooks that are not restricted by one particular company. We did our
best to point out our constructivist approach. See and decide for yourself whether we succeeded:
Podcast of the feature .
Rotating 360°-view of a bumblebee 6.12.2011
Together with the Naturkundemuseum Berlin we are currently validating cost efficient techniques to produce high-definition
(HD, stereo-3D) fotorealistic displays for the museums zoological collection. These can be interactively rotated to make them
visible from all angles.
The primary use for such products might be scientific research. For us, an important aspect regarding these productions is
the option for multi-use by making them available on our universal media platform (IMPAL) and for other web applications.
Single products should prospectively be provided under a Creative Commens License for the Technology Enhanced Textbook. One
specific example in the current validation process is the 360° view of a bumbelbee.
The Zeiss-Großplanetarium in Berlin Prenzlauer Berg is currently in the process of being fundamentally reorientated. As part
of the reorientation, the large projector of the planetarium will terminate its service. At present we are discussing with
representatives of the planetarium and other institutes of the Stiftung Deutsches Technikmuseum Berlin the possibility of
making a virtual interactive experiment. Either in a museum or in the Technology Enhanced Textbook one can learn the basic
functions of the projector.
We produced digital photographs in the planetarium to validate our production methods as well as to test the application of
our digital production assistant.
Fig.: Projector and sky with stars in the Zeiss-planetarium in Prenzlauer Berg Berlin
We have made great progress over the last months in setting up our TET-laboratory.
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