[Humanist] 24.313 events: THATCamp in Cologne; Ethics & the Internet

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Sat Sep 4 10:25:29 CEST 2010


                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 24, No. 313.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Cornelius Puschmann <cornelius.puschmann at uni-             (33)
                duesseldorf.de>
        Subject: THATCamp Cologne, September 17/18, University of Cologne,
                Germany

  [2]   From:    Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>          (44)
        Subject: Ethics and the Internet at the Royal Academy of Engineering


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        Date: Fri, 3 Sep 2010 16:10:15 +0200
        From: Cornelius Puschmann <cornelius.puschmann at uni-duesseldorf.de>
        Subject: THATCamp Cologne, September 17/18, University of Cologne, Germany


Dear colleagues,

THATCamp Cologne is a European digital humanities unconference and hackday
that will take place at the University of Cologne, Germany, on 17-18
September 2010 (Friday and Saturday). We invite scholars, developers,
librarians, and everyone interested in the intersections of technology and
the humanities to attend and participate.

Program?
THATCamp Cologne is an unconference, meaning that the program will be
developed from the bottom up via the website and finalized during the
initial brainstorming session on Friday.
A program outline is available here: http://thatcampcologne.org/program

Registration?
Participation is free and snacks/wireless Internet will be provided.
Register here to secure your spot:
http://thatcampcologne.org/wp-login.php?action=register

Objectives?
Learn new methods, exchange ideas, develop visions and code things on the
spot (hackday).

Themes?
- DH tools, platforms, services, and APIs
- cultural heritage data
- text encoding and analysis
- data hosting/curation/archiving
- linked data
- visualization
- mobile device integration
- geographic information systems (GIS)
- semantic web, ontologies
- teaching and learning DH methods

THATCamp Cologne is supported by:
Cologne Center for eHumanities (CCeH), Cologne, Germany & Institute for
Documentology and Scholarly Editing (IDE)

- Cornelius Puschmann (University of Düsseldorf) and Patrick Sahle (CCeH)



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        Date: Sat, 04 Sep 2010 18:17:15 +1000
        From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
        Subject: Ethics and the Internet at the Royal Academy of Engineering

> Subject: 	Ethics and the Internet at the Royal Academy of Engineering
> Date: 	Fri, 3 Sep 2010 15:11:16 +0100
> From: 	Yorick Wilks <ywilks at ihmc.us>

*Royal Academy of Engineering one-day seminar for engineers on Ethics
and the Internet: December 3^rd 2010.*

This one-day seminar will stimulate and deepen awareness and
understanding of engineering-related ethical issues with an invited
audience of engineers at the Royal Academy. It will involve:

· High profile presenters with engineering and professional media experience

· Prepared visual material from a professional film maker

· Philosophers with experience of making ethical issues comprehensible
and engaging.

*Overall goals of the workshop:*

* *

· Animate an engineering audience to participate in active discussion of 
engineering-related ethical issues over and above “professional codes of 
conduct”;

· Bind this discussion to their professional development and ensure some
of the participants actively present their own views on these issues
through mechanisms described below;

· Develop novel media methods to secure this active participation, not
simply making use of standard presentations of issues;

· Relate the issues above to public policy issues implied in the
development of the Internet;

/ /

*The question underlying the seminar is *"What, if anything, is
ethically specific to the Internet?"

The workshop arises from a number of related and familiar intuitions:

· Ethics is now a growth industry in the professions—why?

· Codes of conduct have hollowed out “old ethics” and natural responsibility

· People feel alienated by this split

· We must therefore reintegrate

The workshop is being organized by a team associated with the Oxford
Internet Institute headed by Professor Yorick Wilks. The workshop will
be a full day and include lunch. Requests to attend should go to
yorick.wilks at oii.ox.ac.uk <mailto:yorick.wilks at oii.ox.ac.uk> with “RAEng
Seminar” in the subject line. We also hope to meet in London and plan
the use of novel media and the seminar’s subsequent evaluation with a
group of about six engineers prepared to come to a lunch with the team
in London ahead of the meeting (probably at the Reform Club on October
1st) —if you are prepared to volunteer for this please also say so and
add “Volunteer” to the email subject line above. It would help in
selecting a representative sample of attendees if you would state your
sex, age decade and whether you are a student, retired or working.





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