11.0020 CIEC; Monday MOO

Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Mon, 12 May 1997 22:17:30 +0100 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 11, No. 20.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

[1] From: Willard McCarty <Willard.McCarty@kcl.ac.uk> (12)
Subject: CIEC

[2] From: Mick Doherty <doherm@rpi.edu> (69)
Subject: Monday MOO: Tic-Toc Goes the Tenure Clock **C-FEST

Date: Sun, 11 May 1997 12:04:16 +0100
From: Willard McCarty <Willard.McCarty@kcl.ac.uk>
Subject: CIEC

The U.S. Supreme Court is due to hand down its decision on the infamous
Communications Decency Act in June or July of this year. Meanwhile,
information about the hearings on 19 March of this year are available from
the Web site of the Citizens Internet Empowerment Coalition (CIEC), "a broad
group of Internet users, library groups, publishers, online service
providers, and civil liberties groups", <http://www.ciec.org/>. Further
pointers and comments welcome.

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Dr. Willard McCarty, Senior Lecturer, King's College London
voice: +44 (0)171 873 2784 fax: +44 (0)171 873 5801
e-mail: Willard.McCarty@kcl.ac.uk

Date: Mon, 12 May 1997 09:21:14 -0400 (EDT)
From: Mick Doherty <doherm@rpi.edu>
Subject: Monday MOO: Tic-Toc Goes the Tenure Clock **C-FEST 5/12**

"If it works, it's obsolete." -- Marshall McLuhan

Monday @ 7:00 PM CDT (8:00 PM EDT) in LinguaMOO
C-Fest: Summer Session #1

Come @join us in MOOspace as several members of the
forthcoming "TicToc" (Teaching in Cyberspace Through
Online Courses) Symposium hosted by the University
of Illinois-Chicago gather to discuss issues surrounding
the electronic-izing of the writing curriculum and the
the realities of professional recognition.

Fore more about TicToc, visit


Our discussion this week will begin with the ideas outlined
by TicToc consultants Joe Amato and Mick Doherty available
at <http://www.rpi.edu/~doherm/tictoc/> ... if you can read
these documents ahead of time, that'd be great, but if not,
come anyway and shoot from the hip!

Additional texts from TicTockers such as Cynthia Haynes,
Jan Holmevik, and Eric Crump will also be introduced during
this C-Fest session as we pursue authoring ...

"The Technorhetorician's Bill of Rights."

The Latest Installment in the

"Delivering Ourselves to/in the Academy"

..Be part of a C-FEST Event and share in the drafting of our Statements

In the C-FEST Forum at LINGUA MOO
[telnet to: lingua.utdallas.edu 8888]
[WWW: http://lingua.utdallas.edu]


Spring Session 1: "Asking the Big Questions"
Wednesday, April 2nd, 7pm CST (8pm EST)
Hosted by Mick Doherty, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Spring Session 2: "Models of Evaluative Tools and Technology"
Thursday, April 10th, 7pm CST (8pm EDT)
Hosted by Dr. Dene Grigar, Texas Woman's University

Spring Session 3: Writer's Workshop: Building "Story Spaces"
Tuesday, April 15th, 8pm CST (9pm EDT)
Hosted by Dr. Susan Lang, Southern Illinois University

Spring Session 4: "Come Play, Come Write, Come MOO!
A Virtual Text-Raising"
Thursday, April 24, 7pm CST (8pm EDT)
Hosted by Cynthia Haynes, University of Texas at Dallas
Special Guest: Lisa Guernsey, Assistant Editor of Electronic Projects
The Chronicle of Higher Education


Other sites to visit regarding the issues at hand are gathered at:


Also ...
We need volunteer facilitators for each meeting. It's not a hard job :)
Just show up and help guests new to MOO, help to keep the discussion
flowing, and keep track of key ideas and post them on the C-FEST Ideas
Board. These meetings will also involve collaboration on the position
statements, so the transcripts and Ideas Board will need to reflect as
much as possible as we craft the statements. To volunteer as a
facilitator, please email Cynthia Haynes at cynthiah@utdallas.edu.


Our meetings are informal and productive. In the C-FEST Forum at Lingua
MOO participants may post ideas and suggestions to the C-FEST ideas
board and obtain instructions for subscribing to the C-FEST email
discussion list. We invite everyone to join in these discussions this
spring and summer. As always, our meetings are recorded and the
transcripts made available on the Lingua MOO Archive and Resource page,
or by email (see instructions in the C-FEST Forum at Lingua).

If you need help telnetting to Lingua or help with MOO basic commands,
iew the Lingua MOO Beginner's Guide to
MOOing: URL address: http://lingua.utdallas.edu

or, email Cynthia Haynes at cynthiah@utdallas.edu or Jan Rune Holmevik at