[Humanist] 28.509 events: Blanke, Digital Asset Ecosystems

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 28, No. 509.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:43:44 +0000
        From: "Bradley, John" <john.bradley at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: Book Launch Event: Tobias Blanke, Digital Asset Ecosystems - Rethinking Crowds and Clouds


You are invited to a Book Launch:

Digital Asset Ecosystems – Rethinking Crowds and Clouds
Tobias Blanke, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London

25th November, KCL, London,
6-8pm

Anatomy Museum
King's Building
K6.29
King's College
Strand, London
WC2R 2LS
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You are invited to a book launch for Tobias Blanke's "Digital Asset Ecosystems – Rethinking Crowds and Clouds"

As a part of the event, DDH will host a seminar-discussion about the book, led by:

·         Professor Sheila Anderson, Professor of e-Research, Department of Digital Humanities, King’s College London: Sheila has published on data and information management and preservation, digital research repositories and the application of e-Science technologies for arts and humanities research.

·         Professor Ben O’Loughlin, Professor of International Relations, Royal Holloway, University of London: Ben is co-director of the New Political Communication Unit and Co-Editor of the Sage journal Media, War & Conflict. Ben's expertise is in the field of international political communication. Through a number of projects, books and articles he has explored how politics and security are changing in the new media ecology.

·         Dr Claudia Aradau, Reader in International Politics, Department of War Studies, King’s College London: Claudia’s research has explored security practices globally and has critically interrogated their political effects. She is the editor of Security Dialogue and has published widely on critical security studies, risk and has recently worked on crowds and the datafication of security.

Refreshments will be provided.
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About the book and author:

Digital asset management is undergoing a fundamental transformation. Near universal availability of high-quality web-based assets makes it important to pay attention to the new world of digital ecosystems and what it means for managing, using and publishing digital assets. This new book by KCL Senior Lecturer Tobias Blanke, entitled "The Ecosystem of Digital Assets" reflects on these developments and what the emerging ‘web of things’ could mean for digital assets. It looks to the future of digital asset management, focussing on the next generation web, and includes up-to date developments in the field, crowd sourcing, and cloud services.
Tobias Blanke, the author, has a background in philosophy and computer science, and is currently is director of the MA in Digital Asset and Media Management for DDH.  He leads several DH projects including ones involving open-source optical character recognition, open linked data, and scholarly primitives to document mining and information extraction for research.  He is one of the directors of the Digital Research Infrastructure for Arts and Humanities (DARIAH), a European initiative to create an integrated research infrastructure for arts, humanities and culture heritage data, and leads research work for EHRC, an pan-European consortium to build a European Holocaust Research Infrastructure.

John Bradley
Senior Lecturer
Department of the Digital Humanities
Faculty of Arts and Humanities
King's College London
+44 (0)20 7848 2680





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