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From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 3 Oct 2006 06:30:15 +0100

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 20, No. 234.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

   [1] From: "Charles Baldwin" <Charles.Baldwin_at_mail.wvu.edu> (64)
         Subject: New Media Poetry and Poetics issue: Leonardo
                 Electronic Almanac vol 14, issue 05

   [2] From: lachance_at_chass.utoronto.ca (16)
         Subject: Reporting and Rewarding

   [3] From: "James L. Morrison" <jlm_at_nova.edu> (77)
         Subject: Special Innovate Issue on Open Source Software

   [4] From: Neven Jovanovic
<neven.jovanovic_at_ffzg.hr> (11)
         Subject: LibraryThing Social Software

         Date: Tue, 03 Oct 2006 06:15:59 +0100
         From: "Charles Baldwin" <Charles.Baldwin_at_mail.wvu.edu>
         Subject: New Media Poetry and Poetics
issue: Leonardo Electronic Almanac vol 14, issue 05

>>apologies for cross-posting

Now Available!

Leonardo Electronic Almanac
New Media Poetry and Poetics Issue
Sept, v o l 14, i s s u e 05

A cool 10 grand. That's the number of hits that electronically streamed
through this e-journal during its virgin weekend. This was revealed by an
ecstatic LEA editor-in-chief, Nisar Keshvani, who also shares the accolades
that have been pouring in from readers. He adds, 750 man-hours have gone
into producing the "New Media Poetics and Poetry" Special guest-edited by
Tim Peterson. Of the 70 submissions, nine crisp essays and four artist
statements feature in Vol 14 No 5 - 6.

The peer-reviewed electronic journal introduces downloadable PDFs of its
essays with MLA and APA style citations and launches LEAD: Leonardo
Electronic Almanac Discussion. LEAD will engage readers in an online
moderated discussion list and real-time live chats with New Media Poetics

Let's now, leap into yet another bold foray, this time revolving around the
world of new media poetics. Bursting at the cyber-seams, a spiffy collection
of essays by myriad authors await.

"In the new media environment, we deal with an expanded notion of "poem" as
praxis of surface level and sub-textual computer code levels, and an
expanded awareness of the digital poem as process. The reading and reception
of this writing occurs in a networked context, in which the reader becomes
an "ergodic" participant (to use Espen Aarseth's term) and helps shape the
form of the new media poem," defines New Media Poetics and Poetry issue
guest editor Tim Peterson.

* * *

Peterson has woven together a marvelous mix featuring

Loss Pequeño Glazier

John Cayley with Dimitri Lemmerman

Lori Emerson

Phillippe Bootz

Manuel Portela

Stephanie Strickland


Maria Engberg

Matthias Hillner

* * *

Don't forget to scurry over to the equally exciting gallery, exhibiting
works by

Jason Nelson

Aya Karpinska

Daniel Canazon Howe


CamillE BacoS

Nadine Hilbert

Gast Bouschet.

For the first time also,
be mesmerized by Mathias Hillner and Manuel Portela's shockwave creations.


01 e d i t o r's n o t e
Nisar Keshvani

02 g u e s t e d i t o r i a l
Tim Peterson on New Media Poetry and Poetics

03 e s s a y s
New Media Poetics and Poetry

04 g a l l e r y
Waxing Lyrical with New Media Poetics and Poetry

05 r e s o u r c e s
Sign up for the Leonardo Electronic Almanac NMP list

06 a n n o u n c e m e n t s
Watch this space for details on LEA's live forum with authors

         Date: Tue, 03 Oct 2006 06:16:54 +0100
         From: lachance_at_chass.utoronto.ca
         Subject: Reporting and Rewarding


To the chapter of documenting professional activity, I want to signal the
option that the University of Hawaii's Kapiolani Community College has
made available to participants in its annual online conference.

I signal it because it provides a means of highlighting and validating the
_responsive function_ that is vital to intellectual interchange.

The conference offers a "Certificate for Active Participation".
Participants interested in receiving a certificate submit a short paper
that is reviewed by conference staff in consultation with an advisory
panel. Approved papers are posted to the conference website. The papers
are "a minimum of 200 words" and reflect "upon two or theree discussion
threads among the conference presentations." The intent is to not only
collect and house reactive responses but also responses that are synthetic
in outlook: teasing out relations among the conference presentations. In
essence the practice records a web of readings.


         Date: Tue, 03 Oct 2006 06:17:18 +0100
         From: "James L. Morrison" <jlm_at_nova.edu>
         Subject: Special Innovate Issue on Open Source Software

Below is a one-time announcement of The October-November 2006 issue of
Innovate (www.innovateonline.info), which focuses on the potential of open
source software and related trends to transform educational practice. If
you take advantage of our free subscription, you will be sent announcements
of future issues (if you indicate on the subscription form that you want to
receive these announcements).

Our first four articles map out the current state of open source technology
and offer recommendations for how educational institutions can benefit from
its advances. David Wiley sets the stage by offering a recent history of
the open source movement and discussing its recent impact in the
educational sector. (See
http://www.innovateonline.info/index.php?view=article&id=354 )

In turn, Robert Stephenson argues that the community networks established
by open source software initiatives provide a model for similar networks in
the educational sphere. In his commentary Stephenson outlines his concept
of open course communities, a "knowledge ecosystem" in which the
development and assessment of course materials would arise from
technology-enhanced grassroots collaboration among educators, designers,
librarians, and students themselves. (See
http://www.innovateonline.info/index.php?view=article&id=345 )

Meanwhile, for many institutions the actual adoption of open source
software still remains an open question; focused advocacy and strategic
foresight thus remain the watchwords in our next two articles. In their
commentary Gary Hepburn and Jan Buley first describe the implementation
strategies available to schools considering open source software, and they
subsequently address the key sociopolitical factors that must be taken into
account by advocates of such implementation. (See
http://www.innovateonline.info/index.php?view=article&id=323 )

Patrick Carey and Bernard Gleason note that open source software has
resulted in significant advances in commercial software as well, which has
led to the possibility of adopting modular combinations of open code and
proprietary applications. In order to take full advantage of these trends,
they argue, institutional planners should ensure that their systems provide
an open, standards-based architecture that allows for a flexible range of
software options. (See
http://www.innovateonline.info/index.php?view=article&id=314 )

The remaining articles contain detailed accounts of the development,
design, and use of specific open source applications as well as a study of
how the process of open source development provides a valuable model of
pedagogical design in its own right. Toru Iiyoshi, Cheryl Richardson, and
Owen McGrath introduce readers to the KEEP Toolkit, a set of software tools
designed to provide graphic representations of teaching practice and
thereby support focused inquiry into pedagogical strategies. (See
http://www.innovateonline.info/index.php?view=article&id=339 )

Harvey Quamen illustrates how he used MySQL software and PHP code to create
a database that streamlines editorial tasks and procedures for a journal on
humanities research. (See
http://www.innovateonline.info/index.php?view=article&id=325 )

Kun Huang, Yifei Dong, and Xun Ge propose that the collaborative work
environment of open source development has a distinctively pedagogical
value for instructors. In illustrating this claim, they describe a graduate
computing course in which student teams worked on software design projects
in an online environment modeled after the virtual workspaces of open
source software initiatives. (See
http://www.innovateonline.info/index.php?view=article&id=324 )

Finally, in his Places to Go column, Stephen Downes introduces readers to
Intute, an open access Web site that represents a significant step forward
in the evolution of learning object repositories. Through the distinctive
design of its search feature, Intute gives readers free access to a much
broader network of resource providers than typically provided by other
repositories. With its plans to release its own software as open source,
Intute also promises to spur the growth of similar repositories that will
further fuel vital innovations in teaching practice. (See
http://www.innovateonline.info/index.php?view=article&id=398 )

Please forward this announcement to appropriate mailing lists and to
colleagues who want to use IT tools to advance their work. Ask your
organizational librarian to link to Innovate in their resource section for
open-access e-journals. Finally, please take advantage of our discuss
feature within each article to add your commentary on this important topic.



James L Morrison
Editor-in-Chief, Innovate
Professor Emeritus of Educational Leadership
UNC-Chapel Hill

         Date: Tue, 03 Oct 2006 06:17:51 +0100
         From: Neven Jovanovic <neven.jovanovic_at_ffzg.hr>
         Subject: LibraryThing Social Software

Dear Humanists,

I just found out what is for me a new social software idea implemented:
LibraryThing, an internet resource for creating and sharing personal
library catalogues. Each catalogue is created by re-using data from
existing electronic library catalogues (such as the one of the Library of
Congress). LibraryThing seems to have started in June.

Perhaps you would like to have a look at it, so we can think about it:
I sense quite a lot of educational potential there.


Neven Jovanovic
Received on Tue Oct 03 2006 - 01:59:28 EDT

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