17.112 streaming video

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk)
Date: Sat Jun 21 2003 - 03:49:24 EDT

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 17, No. 112.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                         Submit to: humanist@princeton.edu

             Date: Sat, 21 Jun 2003 08:45:45 +0100
             From: "Patrik Svensson" <patrik.svensson@engelska.umu.se>
             Subject: RE: 17.087 streaming video for lecture series?

    Dear all,

    We use streaming regularly in our seminar series, and I agree with
    Matt's point about the overhead /cost/. You need the necessary
    technology (which does not need to be very expensive), and more
    importantly, you need people who know how to use it (or who are willing
    to learn it). We do not normally post power point slides etc., but have
    them integrated into the film.

    We do live streaming as well as archiving, and these days we also have a
    moderated chat room available. The chat room is projected on a second
    screen in the lab, and is a way of creating presence. The local audience
    can see who is present in the chat room as well what the virtual
    participants have to "say". See
    http://www.it.rit.edu/~ell/mamamusings/archives/000077.html for a screen
    shot of what it might look like for a user. For us, it is a way of
    actively using technology ourselves and making the most of bringing
    interesting guests to our environment.

    If you are interested, here are a couple of links to streams of recent
    HUMlab seminars:

    Katherine Hayles: Computing the Human

    Mark Stephen Meadows: Parallax: The Role of Perspective in Reactive

    Brenda Laurel: Transmedia Design

    We are learning all the time, and soon (hopefully), we will install a
    new lighting system to improve lighting conditions. If there is interest
    I will post information about fall semester seminars when we have the
    program ready.

    Patrik Svensson

    Patrik Svensson, HUMlab, Ume University, Sweden

    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: Humanist Discussion Group
    > [mailto:humanist@Princeton.EDU] On Behalf Of Humanist
    > Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty
    > <willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk>)
    > Sent: den 14 juni 2003 09:52
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    > >
    > Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 17, No. 87.
    > Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
    > www.kcl.ac.uk/humanities/cch/humanist/
    > Submit to: humanist@princeton.edu
    > Date: Sat, 14 Jun 2003 08:49:22 +0100
    > From: Patrick Durusau <pdurusau@emory.edu>
    > Subject: Re: 17.085 lecture series at King's College
    > London 2003-4
    > Willard,
    > Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty ) wrote:
    > <snip>
    > >[The following is an early announcement of a major lecture
    > series in >humanities computing to be held at King's College
    > London during the 2003-4 >academic year. We in the Centre
    > for Computing in the Humanities and in the >School of
    > Humanities at KCL are delighted to extend a cordial
    > invitation >to attend these evening public lectures. A
    > further announcement will be >made once the times and
    > locations in London are set. Please circulate >this
    > announcement widely. --WM]
    > Sounds like a great group of lectures. Any chance that they
    > will be recorded and made available over the WWW as streaming video?
    > One of the most pressing needs of humanists is to overcome
    > the requirement for travel to enjoy the benefit of such
    > events. I think computing humanists should take the lead in
    > demonstrating a solution to that particular problem. Not a
    > deep theoretical problem concerning the use of computers in
    > the humanities but not every worthy problem has that status.
    > Hope you are having a great day!
    > Patrick
    > --
    > Patrick Durusau
    > Director of Research and Development
    > Society of Biblical Literature
    > Patrick.Durusau@sbl-site.org
    > Co-Editor, ISO 13250, Topic Maps -- Reference Model
    > Topic Maps: Human, not artificial, intelligence at work!
    > [In response to the above: we're grateful for the suggestion
    > and will see if this cannot be done. --WM]

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