News Update Humanities Computing ‘Wizard’ Honored for Scholarship The National Humanities Center, a private institute for advanced study in the humanities, awarded Willard McCarty its 2006 Richard W. Lyman Award in recognition of McCarty’s contribution to the field of “digital humanities.” The $25,000 award honors Richard Lyman, who was president of Stanford University from 1970-1980. [...]
Archive for May, 2006
External Research & Programs: Tablet PC Technology, Curriculum, and Higher Education 2005 RFP Awards BSAD and S of Engineering have received a grant from MiscroSoft re: Tablets with which they will, in part “ocus groups will be conducted in BSAD and SoE to ascertain what about the tablets is effective and why. These results will [...]
Simple software to help you get organized: 37signals Writeboard: an online collaborative writing app, multiple authors, multiple updates, all stored by date, compare versions, etc. (also see “Writely”). For wiki-like projects on a small scale?
Bodies/Technologies II – Schedule Author of E-crit (see previous posting), here is the syllabus for O’Gorman’s recent course: “While tech corporations sing the praises of our increasingly “mobile” way of life, America is actually growing more immobile each day. . . Perhaps the single greatest cause of this immobility is the screen interface for TV’s [...]
UTP Publishing “In E-Crit, Marcel O�Gorman takes an ambitious and provocative look at how university scholarship, pedagogy, and curricula might be transformed to suit a digital culture.”
http://www.google.com/notebook What does it do? Allows you to cut/paste or one-click post information from any web site or the site’s Google entry, along with notes that you write yourself. My first reaction was: “Cute, but isn’t this just another way to do the same old thing. And given the latest news about the NSA commandeering [...]
Humanities Computing Here’s my public Google Notebook of Humanities Computing Resources. A beginning…
A very strange sign of the times…�|�Reuters.com TOKYO (Reuters) – Exhausted Japanese workers in need of a pick-me-up will soon be able to get a hit of canned oxygen at their local convenience store….
Scan This Book! – New York Times The article discusses the global library, scanning all books, etc., and how search and connections will remake the knowledge of the world. Kevin Kelly is the “senior maverick” at Wired magazine and author of “Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems and the Economic World” [...]
OpenXML Developer The place to keep an eye on how developers are integrating XML into Office/Word. Includes code for writing a web app that accepts text and turns it into a Word document. May, in future, contain news of apps to work with Word.