20.489 events geospatial, TEIish and digitally aesthetic

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 6 Mar 2007 09:15:00 +0000

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 20, No. 489.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

   [1] From: Gabriel BODARD <gabriel.bodard_at_kcl.ac.uk> (39)
         Subject: FOSS4G 2007 Call for Presentations

   [2] From: Matthew Jockers <mjockers_at_stanford.edu> (20)
         Subject: Open/Free TEI Workshp at Stanford

   [3] From: Priscilla Petit <priscilla.petit_at_kcl.ac.uk> (93)
         Subject: Digital Aesthetic 2: conference and exhibition

         Date: Tue, 06 Mar 2007 08:56:02 +0000
         From: Gabriel BODARD <gabriel.bodard_at_kcl.ac.uk>
         Subject: FOSS4G 2007 Call for Presentations

Date: Mon, 05 Mar 2007 10:59:10 -0800
From: Paul Ramsey <pramsey_at_refractions.net>

We are pleased to announce a Call for Presentations for the 2007 FOSS4G
(Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial) conference, being held
September 24-27 in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.


FOSS4G is the premier conference for the open source geospatial
community, providing a full-immersion experience in established and
leading edge geospatial technologies for developers, users, and people
new to open source geospatial.

FOSS4G presentations are 25 minute talks, with 5 minute question and
answer sessions at the end. Presentations cover the use or development
of open source geospatial software. Anyone can can submit a presentation
proposal and take part in the conference as a speaker.

Some topics of interest for this year are:

* Case Studies: Relate the experiences of you and your organization
using open source geospatial. Where do things work well? Poorly? What
problems did you solve, and at what cost? What do you recommend for
others? Why?

* Benchmarks: Comparisons between pieces of geospatial software. How do
features compare? Speed? Ease of use? What do you recommend for others?

* Visualization: Tell about your tips and tricks for effective
visualization. How do you present information in a compelling way? 3D?
Cartographic tricks? Labelling and naming ideas? Graphs and hybrid
map/data combinations?

* Development: What are the new developments in your open source
geospatial software product? How does it work, how do people use it,
what are the technical issues you are running into?

* Hacks and Mashing: Have you put together something novel or cool this
year? What did you stick together, how did it work, show us your gizmo!

* Collaboration: What techniques are you using to improve collaboration
between organizations and between individuals. Public geodata,
collaborative data collection, data sharing, open standards, de facto
standards, and more!

If you have an open source geospatial story to tell, we want to hear it!

For more information, see the FOSS4G site:


The deadline for presentation submissions is June 29, 2007. Submit
early, submit often!

         Date: Tue, 06 Mar 2007 08:57:04 +0000
         From: Matthew Jockers <mjockers_at_stanford.edu>
         Subject: Open/Free TEI Workshp at Stanford


Those of you local to the Bay Area will be interested in this. . .

Free, day-long TEI WORKSHOP featuring Julia Flanders and Syd Bauman
of the Women Writer's Project, Brown University

Title: "The Methods and Issues of Text Encoding for Humanities Scholarship"

Friday, March 16, 2007
8:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Stanford Humanities Center
424 Santa Teresa Street, Stanford, CA

This full-day workshop will address the following topics:

What is Text Encoding?
What is and Why use the TEI?
The Impact of Digital Texts and Encoding as Disciplinary Practice
Innovative Research with TEI Documents

A full workshop schedule and description is available upon request:



Matthew L. Jockers
Stanford University
         Date: Tue, 06 Mar 2007 09:01:14 +0000
         From: Priscilla Petit <priscilla.petit_at_kcl.ac.uk>
         Subject: Digital Aesthetic 2: conference and exhibition
From: "Jane Prophet" <janeprophet_at_btconnect.com>
Date: 28 February 2007 18:44:06 GMT
To: "Jane Prophet" <jane_at_janeprophet.com>
Reply-To: "Jane Prophet" <jane_at_janeprophet.com>
digital aesthetic 2
Does the digital have the potential to change our perception of art?
Conference 16th -- 17th March University of Central Lancashire
Chair: artist Dr Jane Prophet. Presentations from:
Peter Appleton (UK). Blast Theory (Matt Adams) (UK). Robert Cahen
(France). Prof Sean Cubitt (Australia).
eBoy (Germany). Prof David Garcia (Netherlands).Dr Charlie Gere (UK).
Clive Gilman (UK). Gary Hill (USA).
Taylor Nuttall (UK). Avi Rosen (Israel). Prof Bill Seaman (USA). Prof
Paul Sermon (UK). David Surman (UK).
Thomson & Craighead (UK). The Vasulkas (USA/Czech Republic/Iceland).
Dr Andrea Zapp (UK). Lori Zippay (USA).
Exhibition 17th March -- 3rd June: Exhibition, Harris Museum & Art
Gallery and other Preston venues
Cory Arcangel (tbc)
Simon Blackmore
Vince Briffa
Boredom Reasearch
Robert Cahen
Susan Collins
Stefan Gec
Gary Hill
Jane Prophet
Avi Rosen
Bill Seaman
Paul Sermon (tbc)
Thomson & Craighead
The Vasulkas
Preston is soon to host a major digital arts event, Digital Aesthetic
2, bringing together some of the most significant artists, theorists,
curators and academics working in the field of new media and digital
art from around the world.  The conference takes place on 16th and
17th March at the University of Central Lancashire whilst the
exhibition runs from 17th March to 3rd June at the Harris Museum and
Art Gallery and other Preston venues.  The project is supported by
Arts Council England: North West, BBC, folly, Flux magazine, Holiday
Inn, PAD and PR1 Gallery.
Digital Aesthetic 2 is a multi-venue exhibition, conference and
website organised by the Harris Museum and Art Gallery and Dr. Chris
Meigh-Andrews at the Electronic and Digital Art Unit
www.uclan.ac.uk/edau  at the University of Central Lancashire, both
in Preston. The conference and exhibition will highlight, explore and
debate the issues and implications of new media and digital work
within the field of international contemporary fine art.  It follows
the successful Digital Aesthetic conference, exhibition and website
organised by Uclan and the Harris in 2001.
The aim of the conference is to facilitate good practice in the
emerging area of Fine Art practice within the digital domain, to
foster and communicate the dissemination of new and theoretical ideas
and to provide a forum and to facilitate networking between artists,
academics and writers.  The conference will be chaired by Dr. Jane
Prophet (UK) and the impressive line-up includes high profile
international speakers such as Prof. Sean Cubitt (Australia), Prof.
Bill Seaman (USA), Lori Zippay (USA) and Prof. David Garcia (Netherlands).
The conference takes place on Friday 16th and Saturday 17th March
2007 at the University of Central Lancashire. Further information and
booking forms can be found atwww.digitalaesthetic.org.uk or call 01772 892656.
The exhibition will consist of work from artists of regional,
national and international significance including Simon Blackmore
(UK), Thomson and Craighead (UK), eBoy (Germany) (image attached) and
Gary Hill (USA).  Work will be on display at the Harris Museum and
Art Gallery and a number of other Preston venues including PAD, PR1
Gallery and St. John's Minster.  The exhibition explores the
possibilities of art in a world that offers ever increasing
opportunities through digital technology.  This is a rare opportunity
to see and experience some of the foremost digital art being produced
today.  Admission is free and further information is available at
www.harrismuseum.org.uk or on 01772 258248.
The website will accompany the exhibition and will include web based
artwork as well as the opportunity to participate in the event.
For further information, please contact:
Richard Smith Assistant Exhibitions Officer
Tel: 01772 905101
Email: r.smith_at_preston.gov.uk
For press images, please contact:
Sally Smith Development and Marketing Assistant
Tel: 01772 905421
Email: s.smith_at_preston.gov.uk
Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Market Square, Preston, Lancashire PR1 2PP
Monday - Saturday 10.00am -- 5.00pm, except Tuesday 11.00am -- 5.00pm
Sunday 11.00am -- 4.00pm
Closed Bank Holidays
Telephone 01772 258248
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