9.202 job; Faerie Queene; cyberspace

Humanist (mccarty@phoenix.Princeton.EDU)
Mon, 2 Oct 1995 20:10:58 -0400 (EDT)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 9, No. 202.
Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities (Princeton/Rutgers)

[1] From: Vince Liesenfeld (30)
Subject: Job Announcement

[2] From: Richard Bear <RBEAR@OREGON.UOREGON.EDU> (15)
Subject: Faerie Queene

[3] From: A Day In The Life Of Cyberspace <bits@tenten- (111)
Subject: 10/10: A Day in the Life of Cyberspace

Date: Sun, 01 Oct 95 22:28 CDT
From: Vince Liesenfeld <AA1727%UOKMVSA.BITNET@BROWNVM.brown.edu>
Subject: Job Announcement

Paul and Carol Daube Sutton Chair in English
The Department of English at the University of Oklahoma, Norman,
is seeking an outstanding person to occupy the Paul and Carol Daube
Sutton Chair in English. We are seeking an established scholar in
American Studies, especially one with an interest in women's writing
and feminist theory. Candidates must have a strong record of
publication in the field, a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate
and graduate education, and must qualify for a tenured professorship
in the department. The successful candidate will be joining a lively
department with strong interests in theory, cultural studies and
women's writing. A salary of between $60-70,000, competitive
fringe benefits and start-up package, including a moving allowance,
will be offered. Applicants must submit a complete Curriculum
Vitae, a description of current and future research/scholarly
activities, and the names, addresses, telephone and fax numbers of
three people who are willing to supply letters of reference. Review
of applications will begin December 1, 1995, and continue until an
appointment is made. Application materials should be sent to:
Dr. Roland E. Lehr, Interim Dean and Chair
Sutton Search Committee
College of Arts and Sciences
The University of Oklahoma
601 Elm, Room 1100
Norman, OK 73019-0315
Phone: (405) 325-2077
FAX: (405) 325-7709
The University of Oklahoma is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action
employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. OU has a
policy of being responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Date: Mon, 02 Oct 1995 13:00:23 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Faerie Queene

<cite>Faerie Queene</cite> is now complete in the Edmund Spenser Home Page:

URL: http://darkwing.uoregon.edu/~rbear/fqintro.html

It is basically Grosart with a few edition-specific typos emended within
square brackets, and a very few reading from Smith & de Selincourt or the
Variorum preferred. Not the best that money can buy, but should do for a
lookup when you're away at vacation or conference and forgot to bring your

The home page itself is simply:

URL: http://darkwing.uoregon.edu/~rbear/

And contians a few other items, such as the Prothalamion or Daphnaida, that
were previously unavailable. I have heard from scholars who are working on
the Complaints and A Present Vew, so I'll hold off on these in hopes that we
will see their results soon.

Richard Bear

Date: Mon, 2 Oct 1995 19:23:23 -0400
From: A Day In The Life Of Cyberspace <bits@tenten-mail.1010.org>
Subject: 10/10: A Day in the Life of Cyberspace

Here's an extraordinary event that seems to be rapidly snowballing.
The idea is to capture a global, collage portrait of life at
the beginning of the digital renaissance. We're asking the whole world
to ponder the impact of digital media on real life and on
world culture -- and to send bits describing it.

Apologies if you've received this note already, but as you
can tell, we are fanning the call out around the world,
and working 24 hour days to pull every thread and fiber
of the Net to do it.

I do hope you'll consider contributing some stories,
and visit the Web site (http://www.1010.org/).
It changes everyday, and will be full of surprises on 10/10.

Please pass the word on to interesting people!

Michael Hawley

The MIT Media Lab invites the World to

10/10: A Day In The Life Of



SNAPSHOTS OF THE DIGITAL AGE =======================================

As part of the Media Lab's 10th Anniversary, we are assembling
snapshots of Cyberspace. We would like *you* to be part of the
first global portrait of human life in the digital age. This site
will collect bits from October 1 through October 10. Results will
be published on the Web, in a subsequent book, and will become part
of a permanent archive.

Stop and think: five years ago, the internet for most people felt
like tin cans and string. Two years ago the Web and Mosaic were
just beginning to be noticed. Now, every day, something utterly
mindblowing turns up with a point and a click. This is a pivotal
era, and a perfect time to ask the digital world to pause, and
ponder the implications of digital media on future world culture.

WANTED: DIGITAL PIONEERS ===========================================

We are searching for compelling stories about digital life.

For example, we received an amazing message about how the Net is
being used to protect endangered mountain gorillas. As part of
NASA's Mission to Planet Earth, the space shuttle Endeavour made
radar scans of the gorillas' habitat near the Virunga volcano, in
central Africa. With handheld GPS satellite instruments, which
anti-poaching rangers have been trained to use in the field, daily
readings of gorilla movements and poacher activities are sent from
a portable ground station in the mountains to another satellite,
HealthSat II, and then over the Internet to the 3-D tracking system
based at Rutgers University. There are only 650 mountain gorillas
left in the world, and this system is helping to save them.

What we need are *your* bits -- your stories, in text, sound, and
picture. How are global digital media affecting your life? Changing
the fabric of world society? Touching human interests? What might
the picture look like in 5 years? 50 years? Let us know, and quickly.

COUNT TO TEN =======================================================

During the days from 10/1 to 10/9 we focus on several themes:

1 Privacy -- Anonymity, Security, Privacy & Trust in a Digital Society
2 Expression -- Digital Art, Entertainment & Community Creativity
3 Generations -- Kids & Childhood, Seniors, Life Stories and Family
4 Wealth -- Advertising, Barter, Commerce and Personalized Trade
5 Faith -- Religion and Politics and their Net Effects
6 Body -- Sex, Health, Your Body and Technology
7 Place -- Our Sense of Place in a Post-Digital World
8 Tongues -- Languages in the Global Village
9 Environment -- Coexistence and Coevolution of Natural and Virtual Worlds

For example, in "Generations" we'd like to hear from the youngest
kids on line, and connect them with the oldest senior citizens.
During the day on "Place" we'd like to collect images from every
netcam on earth, and bits from every country on earth with some
tie to the Net. Do you communicate with a friend in Antarctica or
Bosnia by e-mail? Did you find life-saving medecine in time, thanks
to the Net? Was your wedding online? Your newborn child?

10/10: A DAY IN THE LIFE OF CYBERSPACE =============================

Then, on 10/10, live from the Media Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts,
teams of professional editors and World Wide Web hackers working
in "mission control" at MIT will collect, edit, and publish the
best of those bits on the net. Taken together, these bits will
create a mosaic of life at the dawn of the digital revolution that
is transforming our planet.

HOW TO DO IT =======================================================

1. Through the World Wide Web: http://www.1010.org
2. By e-mail, send specific remarks to:
cyber@1010.org --- general reflections on digital life
privacy@... --- comments regarding privacy, anonymity
expression@... --- art, entertainment & community creativity
generations@... --- kids, seniors, life stories, family
wealth@... --- advertising, barter, commerce, personalized trade
faith@... --- religion and politics
body@... --- sex, health, our bodies & technology
place@... --- geography, telecommuting, mobility, virtual v. physical
tongues@ --- languages and communications on line
environment@... --- mixing of natural and digital worlds
3. By ftp (to send sounds, pictures):
ftp to ftp.1010.org, login anonymous
cd pub/incoming
"put" your bits.
Please pick a unique filename, and also give us
a file called "<mybits>.README" to explain who you
are and what your data is.
4. For more information, mail to: info@1010.org

ABOUT YOUR BITS ====================================================

You are writing a community book.

Your input is being used to illuminate the stories of digital life.
Your bits will become part of a global, public, community event --
a canvas that we all paint together. The visualizations and time
capsules, as well as selected responses will be archived and may
be published by the MIT Media Lab or its agents in the future. Some
material will be selected, edited, and arranged for redisplay on
the Web on 10/10 and may appear in book form later. You retain
all copyrights to your entries but by submitting them are granting
MIT a perpetual non-exclusive right, without cost, to use your
entries in all forms for purposes that will advance public
understanding of this event.