7.0569 Institute for Advanced Technology Fellows (1/89)

Tue, 15 Mar 1994 23:02:31 EST

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 7, No. 0569. Tuesday, 15 Mar 1994.

Date: Mon, 14 Mar 1994 13:09:57 -0500 (EST)
From: Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities
Subject: IATH Fellows

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March 14, 1994

The Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities is pleased to announce
its fellows for the 1994-95 academic year. The terms for these fellows will
begin July 1, 1994.

Based on the recommendations of a selection committee made up of faculty from
across the college and the university, the Director made offers of
Fellowship-in-Residence to Gary Anderson of the Department of Religious
Studies and Kenneth Schwartz, Chairman of the Department of Architecture, and
those offers have been accepted. Judith Shatin of the Department of Music and
Michael Stern of the Department of Landscape Architecture have accepted
positions as Associate Fellows of the Institute.

Mr. Anderson's project, The Life of Adam and Eve: the Biblical Story in
Judaism and Christianity, will produce an electronic synoptic edition of the
textual history of the Adam and Eve story.

Mr. Schwartz's project, Urban Design Strategies and Housing for the City of
Charlottesville, involves analysis and design of several neighborhoods in
Charlottesville to explore ways in which the fabric of these communities might
be carefully rebuilt after decades of neglect and decay with a particular
emphasis on affordable housing.

Ms. Shatin's project develops an extensible computer music program, HACK
(Hierarchical Audio Construction Kit), designed by UVA Systems Engineer Pete
Yadlowsky. HACK synthesizes, manipulates, and processes sound, and will be
used for music composition and as a teaching tool.

Mr. Stern's project, Visions for a Sustainable City: Owings Mills, MD, will
conduct a case study of urban design in a suburban context using computer
aided design and GIS programs.

For the first time, the Institute has also chosen several groups of off-campus
scholars as networked associate fellows. These groups will use the resources
of the Institute for networked collaboration and dissemination. The projects
selected are:

The Blake Archive: Morris Eaves, Robert Essick , and Joe Viscomi. This
project will produce an electronic archive of selected books, paintings,
drawings, and commercial illustrations by William Blake. The archive will be
a powerful reference tool for art historians, making available high-quality
reproductions of many works that are not currently available to the scholarly
community in any form

The Dickinson Editing Collective: Martha Nell Smith, Ellen Louise Hart,
Catherine Dauterman, Annette Debo, Brianne Friel, Fran Gulino, Rachel
Hutchinson, Patti Porcarelli, Margaret Sands, and Marta Werner. The Dickinson
Collective will compile a hypermedia archive of Emily Dickinson's writings,
including photographic reproductions and publication histories.

Waxweb: David Blair, Michael Joyce, Larry McCaffery, Mark Amerika, Scott
Bukatman, Kathryn Cramer, Jane Douglas, Arnold Dreyblatt, Heinz Fenkl, Carolyn
Guyer, Ross Harley, Erkki Hutamo, Nora Ligorano, John McDaid, Tom Meyer,
Stuart Moulthrop, Florence Ormezzano, Barbara Page, Simon Penny, Bobby Rabyd,
Marshall Reese, Takayuki Tatsumi, Reiko Tochigi, Jalal Toufic, Thecla
Schiphorst. Waxweb is a hypertext project based on David Blair's electronic
cinema feature Wax, or the Discovery of Television Among the Bees. This
project is an experiment in group hypertext authoring, proposing to
investigate how artists can produce multiple-media integrated narratives out
of a single dataset. Working as a networked collective, this group is
producing variants of Wax in Storyspace, MOO, and World-Wide Web.

Sixties: Marc Adin, John Andrew, Peter Brush, Dan Duffy, David Erben, Jeff
Finlay, Cynthia Fuchs, Steven Gomes, Ann Kelsey, Kali Tal. The Sixties
project intends to assemble a digital archive of '60s ephemera, including
out-of-print classics, government documents, underground publications, as
well as sound, still images, and video clips. It will also make available
back issues of the journals Vietnam Generation and Viet Nam Forum, and it will
encourage the collection and translation of international scholarship on the
1960s, from Prague to Paris to Ha Noi. The group also hosts a very active
networked discussion group, sixties-l@jefferson.village.virginia.edu
(subscription requests should take the form of a one-line electronic mail
message with the text "sub sixties-l [your name]", addressed to

Piers Plowman: Thorlac Turville-Petre and Eric Eliason will work as networked
associate fellows on the Piers Plowman project already underway at the
Institute. Hoyt Duggan, a fellow-in-residence for 1993-94, is directing this
project in cooperation with SEENET and the University of Michigan Press.

Pompeii Forum Project: Karim Hanna, Larry F. Ball and Harrison Eiteljorg will
work as networked associate fellows on the Pompeii Forum Project already
underway at the Institute. John Dobbins, a fellow-in-residence for 1993-94,
is directing this project.