Friday, May 6, 2022

ELIZA 2022

 This is the original ELIZA.

Eliza, a chatbot therapist

ELIZA: a very basic Rogerian psychotherapist chatbot

Talk to Eliza by typing your questions and answers in the input box.


Thursday, April 7, 2022

English for Volunteer Tour Guides

English for Volunteer Tour Guides (Zoom)


This workshop aims to develop Thai university students' ability to function as volunteer tour guides. Topics cover basic functions and perspectives of foreign tourists. Kret Island is the case study.

When: April 25th, 2022

Time: 9-12 AM

Workshop Facilitator: Ryan Sarfan

This workshop is part of the course titled English for Tourism (EL 373).


        Apr 25, 2022 09:00 AM


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Meeting ID: 860 9335 3335

Passcode: 326424

HUSO Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences

 HUSO Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences


คณะมนุษยศาสตร์และสังคมศาสตร์ มหาวิทยาลัยราชภัฏพระนคร
เลขที่ 9 ถนนแจ้งวัฒนะ แขวงอนุสาวรีย์ เขตบางเขน กรุงเทพมหานครฯ 10220
โทรศัพท์/ โทรสาร  02-5448470  
ISSN- 2586-9450 (Print) 2697-4290 (Online)

Saturday, April 2, 2022

The Creative English Writing Association of Thailand (CEWAT)

The Creative English Writing Association of Thailand (CEWAT)

Writing a haiku poem is doing something small in a meaningful way. It is also a fun way to learn how to write better English.

 Where? Kret Island, Pak Kret District, Montagu Province, Thailand

When? TBA – 3 April 2022 (Sunday)

8.30 AM – 4.30 PM

By The Creative English Writing Association of Thailand (CEWAT)
ชมรม CEWAT

Monday, March 7, 2022

The Economy of the Metaverse: Icons and Modalities

The Economy of a Metaverse: Icons and Modalities

Janpha Thadphoothon

Date: 8 March 2022

The following are my quick notes (via Google  Keep), based on # Lex Fridman Podcast # 267 at

The interview of Mark Zuckerberg by Lex Fridman.

First and foremost, let me define whatb a metaverse is. A metaverse is a set of apps on the Internet. It is like playing many computer games at the same time. The core of a metaverse is the concept of presence. 

In order to engage in Metaverse activities, you need several gadgets - like playing games. You need a headset such as Quest. You need a smartphone or a PC, or a notebook computer. You also need to have string Internet connection. These are not free.

To really immerse in the Metaverse experience, you need to have avatars, perhaps several of them.

The Metaverse Economy, yes. I like the idea of Mark Zuckerberg, amd many pthers, that is to treat it not as a fixed tool, but an app.

A shirt that has several modalities e.g. high to low levels of modalities through style-transformation app is more attractive than an NFT shirt. I must say I like it very much Mark's critical comment on an NFT as only one usecase. fixed and lack s of flexibility in use (useless?) 

On that basis, it can be inferred that non-fingible tokens mayput you in the  disadvantages position when you interact in the metaverse. NFTs are not created solely for the Metaverse.

Schemata, Skimming, and Scanning