[Humanist] 25.802 events: holography; methods; community

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Sat Mar 10 09:24:05 CET 2012


                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 25, No. 802.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
                       www.digitalhumanities.org/humanist
                Submit to: humanist at lists.digitalhumanities.org

  [1]   From:    Melissa Terras <m.terras at ucl.ac.uk>                       (30)
        Subject: Community-powered digital transformations - workshop with
                Jim Richardson, John Naughton

  [2]   From:    Klaus Staubermann <K.Staubermann at NMS.AC.UK>               (40)
        Subject: Understanding Technology lecture

  [3]   From:    Ray Siemens <siemens at uvic.ca>                              (4)
        Subject: cfp: MLA 2013 Special Session: Adapting Social Science
                Methods to Humanities Research


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        Date: Fri, 09 Mar 2012 12:38:55 +0100
        From: Melissa Terras <m.terras at ucl.ac.uk>
        Subject: Community-powered digital transformations - workshop with Jim Richardson, John Naughton
        In-Reply-To: <8CFA149C469A95428981B65112BFE6883269833F at isls-ex-2.intranet.wmin.ac.uk>


You are warmly invited to this (free) event:

COMMUNITY-POWERED DIGITAL TRANSFORMATIONS
Production and Creativity workshop
29 March 2012
University of Westminster, London
http://bit.ly/digital29march

Digital transformations mean that cultural and media organisations now find themselves in a new environment in which communities of participants interact to create, curate, organise and support cultural experiences.

This is the first in a series of AHRC-funded events where practitioners and researchers will come together to consider innovative practices, and develop new ideas together.

This workshop will consider:

* How can the creativity of interested communities be unlocked for maximum benefit?

* To what extent can the creativity of enthusiasts be channelled and organised to achieve specific goals?

* What is the role of the professional producer as they find themselves in a community of enthusiast producers, fans, and other practitioners?

Speakers include:

* John Naughton, technology writer for The Observer, author of From Gutenberg to Zuckerberg: What You Really Need to Know About the Internet, former Professor of the Public Understanding of Technology at the Open University.

* Jim Richardson, founder and director of MuseumNext, Europe's major conference on social media and museums.

* Frances Taylor, British Library, responsible for connecting the British Library with the creative industries.

* Neil Cummings, artist, and Professor at Chelsea College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London.

* Daniel Nathan, chairman, totallyradio.com.

* David Gauntlett, author of Making is Connecting, Professor of Media and Communications at University of Westminster.

The day will involve presentations, discussions, and smaller-group conversations.

The event, including refreshments and lunch, is free, but you must register online. (Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council - Digital Transformations Programme).

INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION AT: http://bit.ly/digital29march

Arrive from 10.30am for tea or coffee. Starts at 11.00am, ends at 4.30pm.

Venue: The Boardroom, University of Westminster, 309 Regent Street, London.

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David Gauntlett - http://www.theory.org.uk/david
Professor of Media and Communications, and
Co-Director of the Communications and Media Research Institute,
University of Westminster
d.gauntlett at westminster.ac.uk<mailto:d.gauntlett at westminster.ac.uk>


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        Date: Fri, 9 Mar 2012 15:01:11 -0000
        From: Klaus Staubermann <K.Staubermann at NMS.AC.UK>
        Subject: Understanding Technology lecture
        In-Reply-To: <8CFA149C469A95428981B65112BFE6883269833F at isls-ex-2.intranet.wmin.ac.uk>


National Museums Scotland and Institute for the Study of Science,
Technology and Innovation, the University of Edinburgh

UNDERSTANDING TECHNOLOGY

Public lecture
Thursday 29 March 2012, 3:00 pm
Dr Sean Johnston (University of Glasgow):

 
THE SECRECY AND COUNTERCULTURE OF HOLOGRAPHY

What links the Cold War, Pop Art, American car manufacturers and
communes?  Holography, the technology of three-dimensional imaging,
bridged these events and entities.  This talk will explore the
environments in which holography developed, and the new experts who
evolved with it.  It will argue that the subject grew into dissimilar
forms to suit the distinct goals of its various communities.  Holograms
embodied scientific preconceptions, engineering judgements, aesthetic
values, market assumptions and, for a time, political dimensions.  The
talk will suggest that this co-development by separate technical groups
can reveal cultural assumptions about progress, and why our
technological stories can too easily misrepresent a hidden history.

This lecture is held in memory of Dr Stewart Russell (1955-2011)

Learning Centre Seminar Room, National Museum of Scotland
Admission free
Please register with Maureen Kerr on 0131 247 4274 or m.kerr at nms.ac.uk

If you happen to be in the vicinity you might want to visit our two
latest exhibitions:
http://www.nms.ac.uk/our_museums/war_museum/reconstructing_lives.aspx
http://www.nms.ac.uk/our_museums/national_museum/exhibitions/see_scotlan
d_by_train.aspx

Best, Klaus


Dr Klaus Staubermann
Principal Curator of Technology
National Museums Scotland
Chambers Street
Edinburgh EH1 1JF
Tel (0)131-247-4357
Fax (0)131-247-4312
e-mail k.staubermann at nms.ac.uk <blocked::mailto:k.staubermann at nms.ac.uk>
http://www.nms.ac.uk  http://www.nms.ac.uk/  




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        Date: Fri, 9 Mar 2012 16:32:52 +0000
        From: Ray Siemens <siemens at uvic.ca>
        Subject: cfp: MLA 2013 Special Session: Adapting Social Science Methods to Humanities Research
        In-Reply-To: <8CFA149C469A95428981B65112BFE6883269833F at isls-ex-2.intranet.wmin.ac.uk>


CFP, MLA 2013 Special Session: Adapting Social Science Methods to Humanities Research

This session examines emerging overlap between the humanities and sociological, ethnographic, and related methods (generally and at level of specific techniques;e.g., use analytics, interviewing).

500-750 word abstracts by 15 March 2012 to Monica Bulger (monica.bulger at oii.ox.ac.uk) and Ray Siemens (siemens at uvic.ca)






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