[Humanist] 24.364 events: Web/art/science camp

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Tue Sep 28 22:54:51 CEST 2010

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 24, No. 364.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Wed, 29 Sep 2010 06:48:48 +1000
        From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
        Subject: Web / Art / Science Camp: An Unconference for People Who Do Hypertext

> Subject: FWD: Web / Art / Science Camp: An Unconference for People Who Do Hypertext
> Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2010 16:42:28 +0100
> From: Faith Lawrence <f.lawrence at DHO.IE>

6th November 2010
London, UK

Join us on 6th November for a day of ideas, fun, and creativity with
Hypertext and the Web! We're meeting in advance of Hypertext '11  and
WebSci '11  to make cool things together, show off our work, get
feedback on our ideas, and find research collaborators.  You don't
have to be a researcher to come. We're not just computer scientists.
We encourage and publish work by poets, professionals, startup
warriors, and academics in the humanities and political/social
sciences. We're one of the only academic conferences to publish
research in non-linear formats.

Participating at Web Art Science Camp

Web / Art / Science Camp is an unconference, so there's no traditional
conference structure (papers and posters), instead its a much more
fluid event, with opportunistic sessions intermixed with a few fixed
activities. Topics will be determined by the mix of people on the day,
but anything to do with hypertext technology, art, or science is in
scope.  Although we have scheduled a few initial sessions, W/A/S Camp
is as good as you make it. If you have a demo to give, or a burning
issue to discuss, then come along and make sure it goes up on the
planning wall, as well as any ideas you have:
    * Demos
    * Research ideas
    * Topics suitable for group discussion
    * Ideas you want advice on
    * Inspiration

We will have only a few predetermined sessions. On the day, we will
put up a grid and some post-it notes. Everyone will then have a chance
to post their session idea to the schedule.


Our programme is the framework that we use to plan the day on the day:

09.00 - 09.30: Coffee and Hellos
09.30 - 09:45: Welcome and Introduction to an Unconference
09.45 - 10.30: Interactive Keynote by Paul De Bra
10.30 - 11.00: Coffee and joint planning
11.00 - 12.30: Open space with parallel sessions
12.30 - 14.00: Lunch
14.00 - 15.30: Open space with parallel sessions
15.30 - 16.00: Coffee and joint planning
16.00 - 17.30: Open space with parallel sessions
17.30 - 18.00: Closing

Important Dates

5th November: The night before W/A/S Camp 2010 we will meet up for
some food and informal chat.

6th November: This is the main event, bring yourselves, your ideas and
a receptive mind!


K. Faith Lawrence, PhD
Digital Humanities Specialist
Digital Humanities Observatory
28-32 Pembroke Street Upper
Dublin 2
-- A project of the Royal Irish Academy --

Email: f.lawrence at ria.ie / f.lawrence at dho.ie
Phone: +353 (0) 1 234 2443


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