13.0321 new book; colloquium

Humanist Discussion Group (willard@lists.village.virginia.edu)
Fri, 17 Dec 1999 07:21:15 -0500 (EST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 13, No. 321.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

[1] From: Arun-Kumar Tripathi <tripathi@statistik.uni- (38)
Subject: New Book: The Robot in the Garden: Telerobotics and
Telepistemology on the Internet

[2] From: Susan Schreibman <susan.schreibman@ucd.ie> (42)
Subject: colloquium in Dublin, March 2000

Date: Tue, 14 Dec 1999 06:23:21 +0000
From: Arun-Kumar Tripathi <tripathi@statistik.uni-dortmund.de>
Subject: New Book: The Robot in the Garden: Telerobotics and
Telepistemology on the Internet

Greetings Lists,

Hi, I would like to make an interesting announcement of this century, Ken
Goldberg's new book [He is Professor at University if California,
Berkeley] "The Robot in the Garden: Telerobotics and Telepistemology
on the Internet" is coming in next Spring 2000 from MIT Press.

For details, please point your browser to

>From the site:--
Every day the urge grows stronger to get hold of an object at very close
range by way of its likeness, its reproduction. --Walter Benjamin, 1936
The book examines the relationship of distance and knowledge in the
context of new technology. The book also discussed What is knowledge? What
can we know? What should we rely on as evidence?

Some of the confirmed contributors are Albert Borgmann, Hubert Dreyfus,
and many others.

Enjoy the reading on above site!
Kind Regards
Arun Tripathi

Date: Fri, 17 Dec 1999 10:17:38 +0000
From: Susan Schreibman <susan.schreibman@ucd.ie>

What's all the Hype in Hypertext About?
A Humanities Computing Colloquium
10-11 March 2000
University College Dublin, Ireland
Sponsored by the Computer Science English Initiative

Digital technologies are changing the way we teach and conduct
research. It changes the ways in which our students acquire
information, and challenges the power structures of traditional

What's all the Hype in Hypertext About? provides delegates with an
opportunity of examining how the newer technologies are changing
humanities teaching and research. Invited speakers examine the
theoretical, pedagogical and interpretative dimensions, as well as
the challenges, opportunities, and limitations of this multi-
disciplinary genre. The colloquium is designed for those with little
experience of humanities computing as well as those already
working with digital technology. It begins on Friday evening, 10
March at 7:30, and continues on Saturday, 11 March. On Friday
10th an optional pre-colloquium workshop provides a hands-on
introduction to the basics of humanities computing. For further
details, including registration, see

Programme of Events:

A keynote lecture by Professor Jerome McGann, University of
Scholarly Adventures in Computerland. Field Notes from N-
Dimensional Space

Dr Marilyn Deegan, University of Oxford
Digital Resources and Digital Libraries: New Opportunities for the

Professor Koenraad de Smedt, University of Bergen
Teaching Humanities in the Information Age

Dr Willard McCarty, King's College London
Essential Problems of Humanities Computing

Dr Susan Schreibman, New Jersey Institute of Technology
Time and Space in Hyperspace: A New Frontier

Dr Susan Schreibman
The Semester in Irish Studies Newman Scholar
Univesity College Dublin
Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland

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