[Humanist] 26.338 events: Turing; museums; virtual worlds; copyright; textual scholarship

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Mon Oct 1 07:36:23 CEST 2012

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 338.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Andrew Prescott <andrew.prescott at kcl.ac.uk>               (55)
        Subject: The future of copyright in the digital age and what it means
                for you: Emily Goodhand and Professor Charles Oppenheim

  [2]   From:    Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>         (114)
        Subject: A belated September update - first installment

  [3]   From:    Barbara Bordalejo <b.bordalejo at BHAM.AC.UK>                (28)
        Subject: STS Call for Papers

  [4]   From:    Tzafnat Shpak <tzafnat.shpak at jvwresearch.org>             (39)
        Subject: Asian Perspectives: A New Issue of the Journal of Virtual
                Worlds Research

  [5]   From:    info at museumsandtheweb.com                                 (26)
        Subject: MW2013 Proposals Submissions Are Due TODAY - SEPT. 30TH

        Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2012 10:48:27 +0100
        From: Andrew Prescott <andrew.prescott at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: The future of copyright in the digital age and what it means for you: Emily Goodhand and Professor Charles Oppenheim
        In-Reply-To: <4E984227352F49AB8FB330991D885DDA at IALOffice>

-------- Original Message --------
> Subject: [UKeiG] The future of copyright in the digital age and what it 
means for you: Emily Goodhand and Professor Charles Oppenheim
> Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2012 10:46:55 +0100
> From: Chris Armstrong <lisqual at CIX.CO.UK>

We are reposting this message as there are places still available on the
** It is not too late to book! **

The future of copyright in the digital age and what it means for you

Venue: Queen's University Belfast, College Park, Belfast BT7 1LP
Date: Wednesday, 7 November, 2012 - 09:30 - 16:30

Course Outline:

This important one-day seminar will bring attendees up to date on recent
developments in UK copyright law, explaining the implications for all
who use information resources in their day to day work, and what they
need to tell colleagues.  The seminar will give delegates the confidence
to deal with the practical issues which they might encounter, and to
answer questions from colleagues on topics as wide ranging as orphan
works, licences (including Creative Commons licences) and the
significance of proposed legislative changes (including Hargreaves
Review, Digital Economy Act and EU legislation) and recent key legal
cases.  The seminar will be highly interactive, with a quiz, discussions
on scenarios, and two Q&A sessions.  Attendees are asked to submit
questions they would like answering in advance.

Who should attend:

This course is aimed at all those who undertake library and information
work that involves the use of copyright materials and who are keen to
learn about recent developments in copyright law and practice.
Knowledge of copyright principles and law is assumed.

Course Presenters:  

Emily Goodhand and Professor Charles Oppenheim

Emily is the Copyright & Compliance Officer at the University of
Reading. She has a strong online presence as @copyrightgirl on Twitter
and represents the lis-copyseek community as Vice-Chairman of the
Libraries and Archives Copyright Alliance (LACA). Charles was until he
retired in 2009 Professor of Information Science at Loughborough
University.  He is now a copyright consultant, a frequent contributor to
lis-copyseek discussions and is both a member of LACA and of the team
that advises the JISC on IPR matters.

Costs (including lunch and refreshments):

UKeiG members £160 + VAT at the current rate; others £200 + VAT at the
current rate

To register your interest in this meeting, reserve a place, or request
further details, please email meetings at ukeig.org.uk. Further details are
also available via the UKeiG website at www.ukeig.org.uk

UKeiG has the CILIP Seal of Recognition, which recognises high standards
in the content and relevance of training courses. See
for details

UKeiG is a Special Interest Group of CILIP: the Chartered Institute of
Library and Information Professionals.
7 Ridgmount Street, London, WC1E 7AE. Registered Charity No. 313014.

Visit our web site: http://www.ukeig.org.uk

        Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2012 13:54:39 +0100
        From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
        Subject: A belated September update - first installment
        In-Reply-To: <4E984227352F49AB8FB330991D885DDA at IALOffice>

-------- Original Message --------
> Subject: [ATY/TCAC] A belated September update - first installment
> Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2012 10:19:35 +0100 (BST)
> From: S Barry Cooper <pmt6sbc at maths.leeds.ac.uk>

It's been another hectic month for the Alan Turing Year, and still many
great things to come. Here's a first attempt to catch up after a summer of
engrossing events:

1) Out in the all-important wider world - and Alan is still far from being
a household name beyond the computing and mathematics cognoscenti - the
best publicity for Turing and his work has come from the launch of the
Turing Centenary Monopoly set, based on the 60-year-old hand-drawn version
by schoolboy William Newman.

Once again, it's independent Bletchley Park and US company Google who are
the key players. Here is some of the nice publicity:

The Bletchley Park page with ordering info is at:

Today's Guardian Northerner Blog (Playing Monopoly with Alan Turing), with
some coded real science:

>From the Express:

Manchester Evening News: http://bit.ly/NiIHWG

Less direct Turing publicity comes from hugely successful ITV production
"The Bletchley Circle" - see:

More on this to follow.

2) If you missed the ICO Alan Turing Lecture by MI5 historian Christopher
Andrew at MOSI on Sept. 11 in Manchester, you can hear it online at:

3) Still time to make the Oct.4 National Press Club Turing Centenary
Event at the U.S. National Press Club, Washington - will include a "sneak
preview and panel discussion of 'Codebreaker', the acclaimed new 53-minute
film about Alan Turing's heroic life, tragic death and lasting legacy."
Details: http://bit.ly/QtwwGS

4) Another nice US initiative is "Go Ask A.L.I.C.E." an exhibition at
Harvard University on the history of "Turing Tests, Parlor Games, &
Chatterbots" - lots of imagination and interest here:

5) Report of a major Centenary event in the Punjab, India:
"Keynote speakers of the conference were experts in the field of
Computing, from the prestigious Universities of America, Industry and many
reputed Indian Universities.  More than 1000 researchers had registered
and participated in the Conference.  The output of this conference is now
further leading towards joint collaborative research projects with Kansas
State University, Iowa State University, IBM Research Labs and Pentagram
Research Centre."

6) And here is a report on the Monash University, Australia celebration of
Turing’s 100th anniversary on Sept.17:

100 participants - "computer scientists and enthusiasts" - for what sounds
a great 100th birthday event for Turing.

7) Thanks to the Pet Shop Boys for a Turing Centenary project
with the BBC Philharmonic on a piece of music about Alan Turing, to be
included in their forthcoming new album. Report from Out Magazine:

A Guardian report:

has a nice quote from PSB regarding Turing's prosecution for homosexuality
and the ongoing petition for a pardon:

"A terrible story," says Tennant. "Of course the reason they won't pardon
Alan Turing is because they'd have to pardon all those homosexual men.
Well why don't they? Why don't they pardon them all, actually?"

8) Fascinating piece from October issue of architecture magazine Blueprint
by Owen Pritchard writing about the process of design for 'Codebreaker' at
the Science Museum:

9) And super article from Discover magazine on Turing's morphogenesis -
"One way to skin a cat - same genes behind blotches of tabbies and king

10) Some quick mentions of events in the next few days - and bags more to
catch up on in our next installment:

September 25-27, 2012: Workshop on Limits of Theorem Proving, in Rome.
Workshop is devoted to Propositional Proof Complexity and its relations to
neighboring disciplines such as Computational Complexity, Logic, Reverse
Mathematics and Proof Theory. By highlighting the theme of efficient
provability, the workshop contributes to the large-scale events of the
Alan Turing Year 2012. Keynote speakers include: Sam Buss, Steve Cook, Jan
Krajicek and Pavel Pudlak. Contact: Nicola Galesi

September 26-28, 2012: IFIP Theoretical Computer Science 2012 (TCS 2012),
held at the Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI), Amsterdam. Part of the
Alan Turing Jaar 2012 in the Netherlands. Contact: Karin Blankers

September 27, 2012: The Rutherford Appleton Laboratory Lecture, at the
STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Harwell, Oxford, 15:00 in R22 Lecture
Theatre. With Prof. S.Barry Cooper speaking on From Newton to Turing:
Physics and the Computational Constraint. Contact: Bob Bingham
See: http://www.mathcomp.leeds.ac.uk/turing2012/Images/Cooper.RAL.pdf

September 28 - October 28, 2012: Breaking the Code in Baltimore - a
production by the Performance Workshop Theatre, directed by Marlyn G.
Robinson. More details from Baltimore Broadway World.
More: http://www.performanceworkshoptheatre.org/Welcome_3.html

September 29-30, 2012: 5th Eastern Great Lakes Theory of Computation
Workshop at Davis Hall, University at Buffalo North Campus. This year, the
workshop will celebrate the legacy of Alan Turing as part of the Alan
Turing Year. Speakers: Randall Dipert (Buffalo), Juris Hartmanis
(Cornell), Dick Lipton (Georgia), Amir Nayyeri (Carnegie Mellon), Laura
Sanità (Waterloo), Vinod Vaikuntanathan (Toronto). Contact: Atri Rudra
Details: http://www.cse.buffalo.edu/events/theory-V/

For October events, see:

  ALAN TURING YEAR                           http://www.turingcentenary.eu
  ASSOCIATION COMPUTABILITY IN EUROPE      http://www.computability.org.uk
  Email:                                               pmt6sbc at leeds.ac.uk
  Facebook:       www.facebook.com/pages/The-Alan-Turing-Year/199853901070
  and    http://en-gb.facebook.com/people/Alan-Turing-Year/100000473465821
  Twitter:                               http://twitter.com/AlanTuringYear

        Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2012 18:25:26 +0100
        From: Barbara Bordalejo <b.bordalejo at BHAM.AC.UK>
        Subject: STS Call for Papers
        In-Reply-To: <4E984227352F49AB8FB330991D885DDA at IALOffice>

The Society for Textual Scholarship
Seventeenth Biennial International Interdisciplinary Conference

March 6-8, 2013
Loyola University Chicago

“The Objects of Textual Scholarship”

Program Chairs: Steven Jones, Peter Shillingsburg, Loyola University Chicago

Deadline for Proposals: November 1, 2012


KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: DIRK VAN HULLE, University of Antwerp;  PAULIUS SUBACIUS, Vilnius University; 
PAUL GEHL, The Newberry Library, Chicago; ISAAC GERWITZ, The Berg Collection, New York Public Library


The conference will be held at Loyola University’s Water Tower Campus, just north of the Loop, off the Magnificent Mile and near the Newberry Library, Museum of Contemporary Art, etc.

This year’s topic is “The Objects of Textual Scholarship,” and the program chairs invite submissions on any aspect of interdisciplinary textual scholarship, but with a possible focus on the role of primary objects, artifacts. and archival materials as the basis of and challenge to textual scholarship in all its forms, including the digital representation by textual criticism of primary materials and physical artifacts.

Submissions (papers, panels, seminars, workshops) may focus on any aspect of textual scholarship across the disciplines, including the discovery, enumeration, description, bibliographical analysis, editing, annotation, and mark-up of texts in disciplines such as literature, history, musicology, classical and biblical studies, philosophy, art history, legal history, history of science and technology, computer science, library and information science, archives, lexicography, epigraphy, paleography, codicology, cinema studies, new media studies, game studies, theater, performance studies, linguistics, and textual and literary theory.

Proposals should include a title, abstract (one to two pages) of the proposed paper, panel, seminar, or workshop, as well as the name, e-mail address, and institutional affiliation for all participants. Format should be clearly indicated. Seminar and workshop proposals in particular should take care to articulate the imagined audience and any expectations of prior knowledge or preparation.

***All abstracts should indicate what if any technological support will be required.***

Inquiries and proposals should be submitted electronically–as plain text–to:

Professor Steven Jones:   s3jones1-at- gmail -dot- com

See http://stevenejones.org for further contact information.

A small number of stipends will be available to offset the travel costs for graduate students traveling to Chicago from outside North America. Please note your interest in being considered for this award as part of your application.

All participants in the STS 2013 conference must be members of STS. For information about membership, please visit the society for Textual Scholarship website http://textualsociety.org/membership-information/. For conference updates and information, including a list of keynote speakers, see the STS website at http://textualsociety.org.

Steven Jones
Professor of English
Co-Director, CTSDH
Loyola University Chicago

        Date: Sat, 29 Sep 2012 06:00:10 +0100
        From: Tzafnat Shpak <tzafnat.shpak at jvwresearch.org>
        Subject: Asian Perspectives: A New Issue of the Journal of Virtual Worlds Research
        In-Reply-To: <CACW_s1ihzDZOy8Oz9WbbwqswW+R0zdq_5foAzYT9vf4XNyg-Yg at mail.gmail.com>

Dear members,

We are happy to announce the new publication of The Journal of Virtual Worlds Research:
Volume 5, Number 2: Asian Perspectives

The editorial team for this issue:

 *   Kenneth Y T Lim, National Institute of Education, Singapore
 *   Young Hoan Cho, National Institute of Education, Singapore
 *   Michael Vallance, Future University, Hakodate, Japan

East vs. West? More like East and West. There is a lot the West and the East can learn from each other. Virtual worlds are perhaps one of the best examples. China, Singapore, Korea and Japan all present different approaches to virtual life. Technical and social norms reshape each other. These unique Asian perspectives about virtual worlds were the seed for this issue.

In this issue you will find perspectives from East Asia and Southeast Asia; the contrasts and comparisons are at once diverse and revealing.

 *   Managing Editor Corner:  East vs. West? More like East and West<https://journals.tdl.org/jvwr/article/view/6915?utm_source=Journal+of+Virtual+Worlds+Research+Announcements&utm_campaign=6d5f45af6f-Asian_Perspectives_Issue_5_2_Published&utm_medium=email>
Yesha Y. Sivan

 *   Issue Editors' Corner: Virtual Worlds Asian Perspectives: a Landscape with Peaks and Valleys<https://journals.tdl.org/jvwr/article/view/6918?utm_source=Journal+of+Virtual+Worlds+Research+Announcements&utm_campaign=6d5f45af6f-Asian_Perspectives_Issue_5_2_Published&utm_medium=email>
Kenneth Y T Lim

 *   Escaping the World: A Chinese Perspective on Virtual Worlds<https://journals.tdl.org/jvwr/article/view/6206?utm_source=Journal+of+Virtual+Worlds+Research+Announcements&utm_campaign=6d5f45af6f-Asian_Perspectives_Issue_5_2_Published&utm_medium=email>
David Kurt Herold

 *   The Demographic Distribution and Social Experience of Chinese MMO Players<https://journals.tdl.org/jvwr/article/view/6282?utm_source=Journal+of+Virtual+Worlds+Research+Announcements&utm_campaign=6d5f45af6f-Asian_Perspectives_Issue_5_2_Published&utm_medium=email>
Li Xiong

 *   The Abyss Observatory - Designing for Remote Collaboration, Self-directed Discovery and Intuition Development in Multi-user Interactive 3D Virtual Environments<https://journals.tdl.org/jvwr/article/view/6304?utm_source=Journal+of+Virtual+Worlds+Research+Announcements&utm_campaign=6d5f45af6f-Asian_Perspectives_Issue_5_2_Published&utm_medium=email>
Hajime Nishimura, Kenneth Y T Lim, Koji Koyamada

 *   Assessment and Learning in the Virtual World: Tasks, Taxonomies and Teaching for Real<https://journals.tdl.org/jvwr/article/view/6283?utm_source=Journal+of+Virtual+Worlds+Research+Announcements&utm_campaign=6d5f45af6f-Asian_Perspectives_Issue_5_2_Published&utm_medium=email>
Michael Vallance, Stewart M. Martin

 *   Effects of Digital Game Play Among Young Singaporean Gamers: A Two-Wave Longitudinal Study<https://journals.tdl.org/jvwr/article/view/6357?utm_source=Journal+of+Virtual+Worlds+Research+Announcements&utm_campaign=6d5f45af6f-Asian_Perspectives_Issue_5_2_Published&utm_medium=email>
Dongdong Li, Hyekyung Choo, Angeline Khoo, Albert K. Liau

 *   Collaboration in Virtual Worlds: The Role of the Facilitator<https://journals.tdl.org/jvwr/article/view/6225?utm_source=Journal+of+Virtual+Worlds+Research+Announcements&utm_campaign=6d5f45af6f-Asian_Perspectives_Issue_5_2_Published&utm_medium=email>
Benjamin G Wigert, Gert-Jan de Vreede, Imed Boughzala, Ikram Bououd

We are also happy to let you know of the following:

 *   Our next issue Managerial and Commercial Applications will be led by Shu Schiller, from Wright State University, USA

 *   Check our web site's special page on events<http://jvwresearch.org/index.php/2011-06-12-18-46-09?tm_source=Journal+of+Virtual+Worlds+Research+Announcements&utm_campaign=6d5f45af6f-Asian_Perspectives_Issue_5_2_Published&utm_medium=email> in our field.

 *   Review past issues<http://jvwresearch.org/index.php/past-issues/all-issues?utm_source=Journal+of+Virtual+Worlds+Research+Announcements&utm_campaign=6d5f45af6f-Asian_Perspectives_Issue_5_2_Published&utm_medium=email> on our website's special all issues cover view page.

 *   We welcome you to join our Facebook page 'theJVWR<https://www.facebook.com/TheJVWR?utm_source=Journal+of+Virtual+Worlds+Research+Announcements&utm_campaign=6d5f45af6f-Asian_Perspectives_Issue_5_2_Published&utm_medium=email>' and follow @theJVWR<https://twitter.com/TheJVWR?utm_source=Journal+of+Virtual+Worlds+Research+Announcements&utm_campaign=6d5f45af6f-Asian_Perspectives_Issue_5_2_Published&utm_medium=email> on Twitter

 *   And/or subscribe to our mailing list (on the top left of http://www.jvwreserach.org<http://www.jvwreserach.org/?utm_source=Journal+of+Virtual+Worlds+Research+Announcements&utm_campaign=6d5f45af6f-Asian_Perspectives_Issue_5_2_Published&utm_medium=email>).

Wishing you all an interesting reading in this special "Asian Perspectives" issue, and a joyful journey in the Journal of Virtual Worlds Research,

Tzafnat Shpak
Coordinating Editor

Prof. Yesha Y. Sivan
Managing Editor

TheJVWR - The Journal of Virtual Worlds Research

        Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2012 10:23:13 -0700
        From: info at museumsandtheweb.com
        Subject: MW2013 Proposals Submissions Are Due TODAY - SEPT. 30TH
        In-Reply-To: <CACW_s1ihzDZOy8Oz9WbbwqswW+R0zdq_5foAzYT9vf4XNyg-Yg at mail.gmail.com>

Don't forget to submit your MW2013 proposal today! Performances? 
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interactions or services? Propose any other format of participation + 
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Museums and the Web is an annual conference featuring advanced research 
and exemplary applications of digital practice for cultural, natural and 
scientific heritage. Formed by leading professionals from around the 
world, our community has been meeting since 1997. The products of our 
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MW offers a range of professional learning opportunities, from plenary 
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Prior to the conference, there are full-day and half-day workshops and 
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Read more at http://mw2013.museumsandtheweb.com/

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