[Humanist] 24.255 events: cyberscience; sustainable development; mss tracing

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Wed Aug 11 22:56:03 CEST 2010


                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 24, No. 255.
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  [1]   From:    Luis Gutierrez <luisgutierrez at peoplepc.com>               (31)
        Subject: Sustainable Development Simulation (SDSIM)

  [2]   From:    "Ashton, Anna" <anna.ashton at kcl.ac.uk>                    (38)
        Subject: London Citizen Cyberscience Summit, 2-3 September 2010

  [3]   From:    Gabriel Bodard <gabriel.bodard at KCL.AC.UK>                 (26)
        Subject: [DIGITALCLASSICIST] Seminar: Musisque Deoque: manuscripts
                tracing on the net


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        Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2010 02:45:46 -0400
        From: Luis Gutierrez <luisgutierrez at peoplepc.com>
        Subject: Sustainable Development Simulation (SDSIM)

In anticipation of the UN MDG summit (20-22 September 2010), I have put
together a "Sustainable Development Simulation" (SDSIM), using the
"system dynamics" method, to analyze trade-offs between social/human
development priorities and economic development priorities.

The simulation nodes are human population, human consumption, energy
consumption, cumulative pollution, biosphere integrity, climate
integrity, ecological capital, financial capital, social capital, and
human capital. I have just posted the simulation model and user
interface, as follows:

Sustainable Development Simulation (SDSIM) Version 1
General Description
http://www.pelicanweb.org/solisustv06n08page1supp3.html
User Interface
http://www.pelicanweb.org/solisustv06n08page1supp4.html
or
http://forio.com/simulate/manager/luisgutierrez/sdsim-v1-1950-2200/run.html

Any comments would be appreciated, especially regarding the still
tentative definitions of social and human capital.  I would be grateful
if you forward this notice to anyone who might be interested. If anyone
has the STELLA software, I would be happy to send you the .STM file,
which includes the user interface, the complete flow diagram, and the
annotated list of equations.

I need some critical reviews to determine if my work is on the right
path toward something that could be useful to analyze trade-offs between
social/human development priorities and economic development priorities.

Cordially,
Luis

Luis T. Gutierrez, Ph.D.
The Pelican Web (http://pelicanweb.org)
Editor, PelicanWeb's Journal of Sustainable Development
A monthly, CC license, free subscription, open access e-journal



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        Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2010 11:46:33 +0100
        From: "Ashton, Anna" <anna.ashton at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: London Citizen Cyberscience Summit, 2-3 September 2010

London Citizen Cyberscience Summit 
 
2-3 September 2010, King's College London
 
The world's first summit on citizen cyberscience will be held at King's College London on 2-3 September.
 
Citizen cyberscience is a growing trend where ordinary people use their computers and the world wide web to contribute in meaningful ways to an increasingly wide range of scientific challenges.
 
Citizen cyberscience activity takes place all over the world and by its very nature participants very rarely - if ever - meet. This event will showcase a cross-section of these projects and will provide a platform for scientists and citizens to share their thoughts on the impact of citizen cyberscience face-to-face.
 
The summit will be hosted by King's College London, and is organised jointly by the Citizen Cyberscience Centre, based at CERN in Geneva; the Centre for e-Research at King's; Queen Mary, University of London; Imperial College London; University College London and GridRepublic. It is supported by the Shuttleworth Foundation, the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC), e-ScienceTalk and Microsoft Research.
 
Confirmed speakers include David Anderson, director of the SETI at home project, Space Sciences Laboratory, University of Berkeley; George Dyson, historian and philosopher of science and author of 'Darwin Among the Machines'; and Myles Allen, head of ClimatePrediction.net at Oxford University.
 
There are currently more than 100 active citizen cyberscience projects - many address topical themes, such as modelling climate change (ClimatePrediction.net) or simulating the spread of malaria (MalariaControl.net). King's staff will demonstrate how citizen cyberscience can be applied to the cultural heritage sector through the East London Theatre Archive project (elta-project.org).
 
The event will be of interest to both amateur and professional scientists, to people who care about the impact of science on society, and of society on science, and to those working in the digital humanities and cultural heritage. 
 
The Citizen Cyberscience Summit will take place on 2-3 September 2010 in the Anatomy Theatre & Museum at King's College London's Strand Campus. To see the full programme and to book tickets, see www.citizencyberscience.net/summit. The event will also be webcast.
 
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Anna Ashton
Communications & Administrative Officer
 
Centre for e-Research
King's College London
26-29 Drury Lane
London, WC2B 5RL
 
Tel: 020 7848 2689
Fax: 020 7848 1989
 
http://www.kcl.ac.uk/iss/cerch
Follow us on Twitter @CeRch_KCL
 
 



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        Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2010 14:04:46 +0100
        From: Gabriel Bodard <gabriel.bodard at KCL.AC.UK>
        Subject: Seminar: Musisque Deoque: manuscripts tracing on the net

Digital Classicist & Institute of Classical Studies Seminar 2010

Friday August 13th at 16:30
STB9 (Stewart House), Senate House, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU

Linda Spinazzè (Venice)
Musisque Deoque. Developing new features: manuscripts tracing on the net

ALL WELCOME

This paper will describe our research towards a solution for linking the 
intertextual research database on Latin poetry Musisque Deoque with some 
web resources relating to manuscripts held to witness variants of the text.

The seminar will be followed by wine and refreshments.

For more information please contact Gabriel.Bodard at kcl.ac.uk, 
Stuart.Dunn at kcl.ac.uk, Juan.Garces at bl.uk, S.Mahony at ucl.ac.uk or 
M.Terras at ucl.ac.uk, or see the seminar website at 
http://www.digitalclassicist.org/wip/wip2010.html

-- 
Dr Gabriel BODARD
(Epigrapher, Digital Classicist, Pirate)

Centre for Computing in the Humanities
King's College London
26-29 Drury Lane
London WC2B 5RL
Email: gabriel.bodard at kcl.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 7848 1388
Fax: +44 (0)20 7848 2980

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