[Humanist] 22.642 events: culture & technology; digital imprint; emerging tech

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Mon Mar 23 07:23:42 CET 2009

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 22, No. 642.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    renata lemos <renata.lemoz at eletrocooperativa.org>         (85)
        Subject: event - emergingtechnologies

  [2]   From:    Dot Porter <dot.porter at GMAIL.COM>                         (85)
        Subject: Culture and Technology Lecture: Monday @ Maynooth

  [3]   From:    Susan Schreibman <susan.schreibman at GMAIL.COM>             (27)
        Subject: Idea of a Digital Scholarly Imprint Event

        Date: Sun, 22 Mar 2009 11:16:47 -0300
        From: renata lemos <renata.lemoz at eletrocooperativa.org>
        Subject: event - emergingtechnologies

Date: Sat, Mar 21 2009 5:29 am
From: Nigel Cameron

Colleagues -

There are a few places available at this invitational event on in downtown
DC on 3/26 (11.45-2.30). Details below. If you would like to attend, please
respond asap to conferences at c-pet.org. .


Nigel Cameron

a consultation on technology, policy, and society
Washington, DC March 26 2009: 11.45 (lunch) - 3.00

Center for Policy on Emerging Technologies (C-PET)
co-sponsored by TechAmerica and Tech Policy Central

Opening keynote:
Michael R. Nelson:
The Cloud, the Crowd, and the Internet of Things: Policy Implications of the
Next Phase of Computing

Respondent: Christopher T. Hill

Mike DiBenedetto:
Hometown Baghdad and Beyond: a Case Study in Global Conversation

Michael R. Nelson is Visiting Professor of Communication, Culture and
Technology at Georgetown University.

Prior to joining the Georgetown faculty, Nelson was Director of Internet
Technology and Strategy at IBM, where he managed a team helping define and
implement IBM's Next Generation Internet strategy. Until recently, he served
as the Internet Society's Vice President for Public Policy. Nelson is
Chairman-Elect of the Technology Section of the American Association for the
Advancement of Science, a Trustee of the Institute for International
Communications, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Center for
Policy on Emerging Technologies.

Prior to joining IBM in July, 1998, he was Director for Technology Policy at
the Federal Communications Commission, where he helped craft policies to
foster electronic commerce, spur development and deployment of new
technologies, and improve the reliability and security of the nation's
telecommunications networks.  Before joining the FCC in January, 1997,
Nelson was Special Assistant for Information Technology at the White House
Office of Science and Technology Policy where he worked with Vice President
Gore and the President's Science Advisor on issues relating to the Global
Information Infrastructure, including telecommunications policy, information
technology, encryption, electronic commerce, and information policy. From
1988 to 1993, he served as a professional staff member for the Senate's
Subcommittee on Science, Technology, and Space, chaired by then-Senator
Gore. He was the lead Senate staffer for the High-Performance Computing Act.

Nelson has a B.S. in geology from Caltech, and a Ph.D. in geophysics from

Christopher T. Hill has been Professor of Public Policy and Technology at
the School of Public Policy at George Mason University since 1994.

After formal education and experience in engineering, he spent more than
three decades in practice, research, teaching, and consulting in science and
technology policy, focusing on the history, design, evaluation, and politics
of federal policies to stimulate commercial technological innovation. From
1997 to 2005, he was Vice Provost for Research at Mason. He was a Public
Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in
2005-2006. Earlier, he worked with RAND, the National Academies, the
Congressional Research Service, MIT, the Office of Technology Assessment,
Washington University in St. Louis, and the Uniroyal Corporation. As a
principal in Technology Policy International, he has consulted extensively
with Japanese government agencies regarding industrial competitiveness and
reform of R&D funding and higher education systems.
Hill has a B.S. from the Illinois Institute of Technology and an M.S. and
Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin, all in chemical engineering.

Michael DiBenedetto is the Manager of Product Development for Qwidget, a
company he co-founded to enhance the experience of web

In 2007, Michael managed the online distribution and
marketing of the online documentary series Hometown Baghdad.  The
videos attracted millions of viewers, received dozens of press
features around the world, won three Webby Awards and were licensed to the
Sundance Channel and National Geographic International for
television distribution.  Michael received his bachelor’s degree from
Brown University.

Nigel M. de S. Cameron
Research Professor, Illinois Institute of Technology

Center for Policy on Emerging Technologies
10 G Street NE, Suite 710
Washington, DC 20002
office: 202.248.5027
cell: 847.452.8144
nigel.cameron at c-pet.org

The Center for Policy on Emerging Technologies (C-PET) is a nonpartisan
think tank registered in the District of Columbia and operating under
section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.


        Date: Sun, 22 Mar 2009 11:11:08 +0000
        From: Dot Porter <dot.porter at GMAIL.COM>
        Subject: Culture and Technology Lecture: Monday @ Maynooth

Culture and Technology Webcast for 23 March 2009

Lecture will be held at Room 1.39b, Computer Science Building, North
Campus, NUI, Maynooth. Instructions for accessing the live webcast
follow the lecture description.

Dr. John Keating (Associate Director of An Foras Feasa, NUI, Maynooth)
and Dr. Jennifer Kelly (Post-Doctoral Fellow with Department of
History, NUI, Maynooth) will co-present this talk.


Constructing Social Networks in Modern Ireland using ACQL


The objective of the Associational Culture in Ireland project is to
explore the culture of Irish associational life from 1750 to 1940, not
only from the point of view of who, what, where and when, but also the
‘hidden’ culture of social networking which operated behind many
different clubs and societies throughout the period. Using
specifically designed computer programming, the database will be fully
searchable so as to provide answers to a multiplicity of question
types, e.g.: How central was Kiely’s public house on the Quay’s in
Waterford to eighteenth-century club life in that city? Or, what were
the associations between the Mecklenburgh Musical Society and the
debtors of the marshalseas in 1760s Dublin? Overall, the scope of the
project will enable historians to identify and trace changing patterns
of sociability in Ireland in regional, national and trans-national

In order to extract information from the relational database SQL
queries are normally required.  However, the complexity of the
information is mirrored in the complexity of the database, and
eventually, in the complexity of the queries.  The speakers will
present a domain specific language that has been developed in order to
aid historians in querying this database.  ACQL (Associational Culture
Query Language) has been developed and deployed in this project, with
great success.

The guide to downloading, installing and participating is as follows:

To Get the Software:
1. Go to www.marratech.com.
2. Select ‘downloads’
3. Select ‘do it now’
4. Select the appropriate version for your computer.
5. Once the download is complete, double click on the ‘marratech’ file
and follow the instructions to install the application. If you are
using a Microsoft computer it may just prompt you to continue with the
installation once it finishes downloading.  By default it should
install in your ‘programs’ folder if you are using a Microsoft
computer, Mac users should find it automatically creates its own
directory.  Do not worry about specifying details of your connection –
use the default and you can change it from inside the application,
once it is installed.

To Participate:
1. Select Start> Programs > Marratech 6.1
2. In the address bar across the top of the program enter
3. Log in as follows:  username is "Cultech", password is"Seminar2008".
4. Under "Private Rooms" click on the "Culture and Technology" link.
You should now see yourself in one of the small images (you may have
to scroll down if there are a few participants).
5. Participate!
- You can enter public comments by typing in the text box at the
bottom right of your screen and pressing the 'return/enter' key
- You can talk by clicking on and holding the microphone icon - it is
an exclusive microphone; only one person can speak at a time.
- You can select which image you want to enlarge (will be displayed
top right) by clicking on the desired one from the smaller images just
below it.
- You can view the whiteboard by clicking on the tab, located in the
bottom left of your screen.

We hope to see you there.

Kind Regards,

Aja Teehan

An Foras Feasa
The Institute forResearch in Irish Historical and Cultural Traditions
NUI, Maynooth
Co. Kildare

Dot Porter (MA, MSLS)          Metadata Manager
Digital Humanities Observatory (RIA), Regus House, 28-32 Upper
Pembroke Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
-- A Project of the Royal Irish Academy --
Phone: +353 1 234 2444        Fax: +353 1 234 2400
http://dho.ie          Email: dot.porter at gmail.com

        Date: Sun, 22 Mar 2009 17:31:48 +0000
        From: Susan Schreibman <susan.schreibman at GMAIL.COM>
        Subject: Idea of a Digital Scholarly Imprint Event

We are delighted to announce that this DHO event on the 31st March is 
now full. If you would like to be placed on a wait list, please fill up 
the registration survey and we will let you know if places become 

It is our intention to stream this event into Second Life. An 
announcement about this will be forthcoming.

with all best wishes


Susan Schreibman, PhD
Digital Humanities Observatory
28-32 Pembroke Street Upper
Dublin 2
-- A project of the Royal Irish Academy --

Phone:	+353 1 234 2440
Mobile: +353 86 049 1966
Fax: 	+353 1 234 2588
Email:` s.schreibman at ria.ie


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