5.0599 Qs: (Computer related) (3/102)

Elaine Brennan & Allen Renear (EDITORS@BROWNVM.BITNET)
Wed, 15 Jan 1992 20:23:39 EST

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 5, No. 0599. Wednesday, 15 Jan 1992.

(1) Date: Sun, 12 Jan 92 17:49:19 CST (33 lines)
From: Charles Ess <DRU001D@SMSVMA>
Subject: electronic communication

(2) Date: Tue, 14 Jan 1992 21:15 EST (18 lines)
Subject: Bibliography Software

(3) Date: 13 January 1992, 20:31:30 EST (51 lines)
Subject: [Stagecraft/Dereggi]

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Date: Sun, 12 Jan 92 17:49:19 CST
From: Charles Ess <DRU001D@SMSVMA>
Subject: electronic communication

As part of a study I'm doing on communication theory and electronic
environments (including hypermedia and e-mail through networked
environments, etc.), I'm looking for information regarding the
impacts of access to such environments. Some work indicates, specifically,
that such environments seem to facilitate communication which would
otherwise not take place -- e.g., the shy student who "speaks" first
only in an electronic environment, but who then "comes out" to speak
in class, etc.

I am particularly interested in work that indicates whether or not
such environments appear to enhance communication skills in these ways,
whether such environments appear to encourage _diversity_ of "voices"
in groups that have access to such environments -- and whether such
environments can be said (and in what sense) to contribute to a
_democratic_ form of community. In general, I'm attempting to see
how far computer environments fulfill an old promise of "democritizing"
access to information, contributing to a more democratic community, etc.

I anticipate that this study will eventually reach the light of print;
HUMANIST folk who provide useful references will be gratefully acknowledged.
Replies should be addressed to me directly; if there's sufficient
interest in this topic, I will be happy to post a compilation of
references for the benefit of all.

My thanks in advance,

Charles Ess
Drury College
Springfield, MO 65802 USA
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Date: Tue, 14 Jan 1992 21:15 EST
Subject: Bibliography Software

Can anyone give me information about the new bibliography
software, EndNote? I would be particularly interested in
how the program compares to ProCite, and whether it would
be a good choice for someone working Microsoft Word, release
no. 5.

Also, I believe that there was a review of various bibliography
programs on this list sometime back, but I do not have the
means to search the logs. Can someone tell me when that discussion

Thank you,
Bill Watts
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Date: 13 January 1992, 20:31:30 EST


I am the dramaturg for Marilyn Dereggi's "Patterns of Progress", opening
at Ohio University in late Febuary. Due to the nature of the production,
I feel a great deal of research may be accomplished through computer
lists. If anyone knows of a good (or not so good) list concerned
with any of the topics below, I would really appreciate an address and

On hand I have the INTEREST PACKAGE from the listserv at NDSUVM1. I am
especially interested in lists that are not in that compilation, though
letting me know what you think of ANY relevant list would be very

Below is the course description.

Science and engineering students will collaborate with arts and
humanities students to find creative applications of new technologies in
art. Focus of the class will be on creating and producing an original
version of "Patterns of Process," a post-modern visual-aural-movement
theatre piece, in which various media interact and are interdependent.
Thematically, "Patterns" explores order and chaos in nature, with
references to ancient Chinese culture.

Students interested in music composition or performance, digital sound
and video processing, MIDI systems, computer graphics and animation,
computer programming, systems design, chaos theory, engineering, light
and shadow, I CHING, Chinese poetry and philosophy, cycles and patterns
in nature, art photography, biology, microphotography, high altitude or
satellite photography, film, video, theatre tech and design, theatre
direction or performance, dance/mime choreography or performance,
sculpture, lasers, holography, writing, history, architectural disign,
materials research and other related subjects are encouraged to

Class takes place winter quarter at Ohio University, Athens OH, 1992.

Of course, I would also be interested in hearing from anyone who has
expertise in any of the above.


Barry Rountree
Ohio University
Athens Ohio

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