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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 14, No. 172.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

       [1] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (35)
             Subject: Academe: Technology For Sale (article in Slashdot)

       [2] From: Arun-Kumar Tripathi <tripathi@statistik.uni- (20)
             Subject: Digital Arts and Culture conference Presentations

       [3] From: Arun-Kumar Tripathi <tripathi@statistik.uni- (87)
             Subject: [Proceedings]Web-Wise:A Conference on Libraries and
                     Museums in the Digital World

       [4] From: Arun-Kumar Tripathi <tripathi@statistik.uni- (73)
             Subject: [Abstracts for Presence]Teleoperators and Virtual
                     Environments Now Available

             Date: Mon, 14 Aug 2000 10:01:30 +0100
             From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
             Subject: Academe: Technology For Sale (article in Slashdot)

    >> From: Mark Wolff <WolffM0@hartwick.edu>

    There is an interesting article in Slashdot on the relationship between
    academia and corporations regarding technology. You can check it out at


    The author is highly critical of the way academia has allowed
    corporations to dictate how academia conducts its research. The
    sciences have had a long relationship with corporate sponsors, but now
    the whole university, including the humanities, is caught up in the
    dot.com madness. The most glaring example is fathom.com, a cooperative
    venture between Columbia University, The New York Public Library, the
    British Library, and the Smithsonian Institution. These used to be
    public institutions (or private institutions with a public mandate), but
    now their mission is governed by profitability, not the search for truth
    (or whatever it is we're supposed to be doing). I find this quote from
    the article particularly scathing:

    "Soon, the public will be as cynical about academic research as they are
    about government decision-making. And the evolution of technology will
    get even less scrutiny and oversight. Some of the best elements of the
    Net and the Web came about because academics and researchers were
    working outside of the marketplace, not because they were dominated by

    This raises a vital question: what is the relationship between
    humanities computing and the general public? Are we working for the
    public good, or just selling them products? Perhaps there are
    Objectivists (re Ayn Rand) out there who think selling knowledge is a
    public good.


    Mark B. Wolff
    Modern and Classical Languages
    Center for Learning and Teaching with Technology
    Hartwick College
    Oneonta, NY  13820
    (607) 431-4615


    --[2]------------------------------------------------------------------ Date: Mon, 14 Aug 2000 10:05:58 +0100 From: Arun-Kumar Tripathi <tripathi@statistik.uni-dortmund.de> Subject: Digital Arts and Culture conference Presentations Online

    Greetings Humanists,

    ((Hi, I thought --this might interest you. Thanks.--Arun)) =============================================================================

    ---------- Forwarded message ---------- Date: Fri, 11 Aug 2000 13:56:21 +0200 From: Jan Rune Holmevik <jan.holmevik@hedb.uib.no> To: dac2000@uib.no

    Hello everyone,

    Thank you for attending this years Digital Arts and Culture conference. It was an honor and a great pleasure for us to be your hosts. We have received URLs for a few presentations and they are now linked to the DAC2000 web site at <http://cmc.uib.no/dac/>

    If you presented at DAC and would like us to link your presentation to the DAC site, please email us the URL for your presentation.

    Best regards, Jan Rune Holmevik

    __Jan Rune Holmevik, Cand Philol_________________________________________ University of Bergen jan@mac.com Department of Humanistic Informatics jan.holmevik@uib.no Sydnesplass 7, HF-bygget janruneh@utdallas.edu N-5007 Bergen, NORWAY http://lingua.utdallas.edu/jan

    --[3]------------------------------------------------------------------ Date: Mon, 14 Aug 2000 10:09:17 +0100 From: Arun-Kumar Tripathi <tripathi@statistik.uni-dortmund.de> Subject: [Proceedings]Web-Wise:A Conference on Libraries and Museums in the Digital World

    dear scholars,

    ((Hi, I thought --this might interest you --received via First Monday June 2000 Newsletter, best, arun)) --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Mon, 5 Jun 2000 19:39:10 -0500 From: Edward J. Valauskas <ejv@uic.edu> [--]

    Dear Reader,

    The June 2000 issue of First Monday (volume 5, number 6) is now available at <http://firstmonday.org/issues/issue5_6/> -------

    Table of Contents

    Volume 5, Number 6 - June 5th 2000

    Web-Wise: A Conference on Libraries and Museums in the Digital World sponsored by the U.S. Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the University of Missouri-Columbia, 16-17 March 2000, Washington, D.C.

    Introduction <http://firstmonday.org/issues/issue5_6/introduction/>

    The Digital Landscape: Where the Good Stuff Lives

    The Digital Landscape: The Hawaiian Newspapers and War Records and Trust Territory Image Repository of the University of Hawaii by James Cartwright, Martha Chantiny, Joan Hori, and Karen Peacock <http://firstmonday.org/issues/issue5_6/cartwright/>

    ArtsConnectEd: Collaboration in the Integration and Access to Museum Resources by Robin Dowden, Scott Sayre, and Steve Dietz <http://firstmonday.org/issues/issue5_6/dowden/>

    Digital Star Dust: The Hoagy Carmichael Collection at Indiana University by Kristine R. Brancolini, Jon W. Dunn, and John A. Walsh <http://firstmonday.org/issues/issue5_6/brancolini/>

    Linking Florida's Natural Heritage: Science & Citizenry by Stephanie C. Haas and Priscilla Caplan <http://firstmonday.org/issues/issue5_6/haas/>

    Partnerships: Building Networked Infrastructures

    Collaboration through the Colorado Digitization Project by Nancy Allen <http://firstmonday.org/issues/issue5_6/allen/>

    Digital Workflow Management: The Lester S. Levy Digitized Collection of Sheet Music by G. Sayeed Choudhury, Cynthia Requardt, Ichiro Fujinaga, Tim DiLauro, Elizabeth W. Brown, James W. Warner, and Brian Harrington <http://firstmonday.org/issues/issue5_6/choudhury/>

    The Plant Information Center by Evelyn Daniel, Peter White, Jane Greenberg, and James Massey <http://firstmonday.org/issues/issue5_6/daniel/>

    The Birth and Development of Find-It!:Washington State's Government Information Locator Service by Nancy Zussy <http://firstmonday.org/issues/issue5_6/zussy/>

    Friendly Users: Involving Users in Digital Libraries

    Socially Grounded User Studies in Digital Library Development by Ann Peterson Bishop, Bharat Mehra, Imani Bazzell, and Cynthia Smith <http://firstmonday.org/issues/issue5_6/bishop/>

    Children Shaping the Future of Digital Libraries by Allison Druin <http://www.cs.umd.edu/hcil/kiddiglib/>

    ATEEL (The Advanced Technology Environmental Education Library): Advancing Technician Program Resources into the New Millennium by Ellen J. Kabat Lensch and Kay Kretschmar Runge <http://firstmonday.org/issues/issue5_6/lensch/>

    INFOMINE: Promising Directions in Virtual Library Development by Julie Mason, Steve Mitchell, Margaret Mooney, Lynne Reasoner, and Carlos Rodriguez <http://firstmonday.org/issues/issue5_6/mason/>

    This Old Web: Developing Standards for Digital Library Management, Interoperability, and Preservation

    Interoperability and Standards in a Museum/Library Collaborative: The Colorado Digitization Project by Liz Bishoff <http://firstmonday.org/issues/issue5_6/bishoff/>

    Oh What a Tangled Web We Weave: Opportunities and Challenges for Standards Development in the Digital Library Arena by Priscilla Caplan <http://firstmonday.org/issues/issue5_6/caplan/>

    Digital Image Managers: A Museum/University Collaboration by S. K. Hastings <http://firstmonday.org/issues/issue5_6/hastings/>

    Preserving Digital Assets: Cornell's Digital Image Collection Project by Anne R. Kenney and Oya Y. Rieger <http://firstmonday.org/issues/issue5_6/kenney/> ---------------------------- You've received this message because you're registered to First Monday's Table of Contents service. You can unsubscribe to this service by sending a reply containing the word unsubscribe in the body of the message or use the form at: <http://firstmonday.org/join.html>

    First Monday Editorial Group ----------------------------

    --[4]------------------------------------------------------------------ Date: Mon, 14 Aug 2000 10:10:11 +0100 From: Arun-Kumar Tripathi <tripathi@statistik.uni-dortmund.de> Subject: [Abstracts for Presence]Teleoperators and Virtual Environments Now Available

    dear humanist scholars,

    ((Hi, I thought _Presence_ might interest you --If you wish to receive these updates on PRESENCE, please send a message to <subscribe@mitpress.mit.edu> The Presence mailing list is maintained by The MIT Press. Thank you. Best.-Arun)) .............................................................................

    Date: Wed, 03 May 2000 16:25:00 GMT From: PRES Editorial <PRES@mitpress.mit.edu> {--}

    May 2, 2000

    The abstracts for Presence 8:6 and 9:1 are now available at the journal's web page: <http://mitpress.mit.edu/PRES>

    Presence Volume 8, Issue 6 December 1999

    Special Issue on Spatial Orientation and Wayfinding in Large-Scale Virtual Spaces II

    Spatial Orientation and Wayfinding in Large-Scale Virtual Spaces II: Guest Editors' Introduction to the Special Issue By Rudolph P. Darken, Terry Allard, and Lisa B. Achille


    Path Reproduction Tests Using a Torus Treadmill By Hiroo Iwata and Yoko Yoshida

    Virtual Locomotion: Walking in Place through Virtual Environments By James M. Templeman, Patricia S. Denbrook, and Linda E. Sibert

    Maintaining Spatial Orientation during Travel in an Immersive Virtual Environment By Doug A. Bowman, Elizabeth T. Davis, Larry F. Hodges, and Albert N. Badre

    Use of Virtual Environments for Acquiring Configurational Knowledge About Specific Real-World Spaces: I. Preliminary Experiment By Glenn Koh, Thomas E. von Wiegand, Rebecca Lee Garnett, Nathaniel I. Durlach, and Barbara Shinn-Cunningham

    Factors Affecting the Perception of Interobject Distances in Virtual Environments By David Waller

    A Theoretical Model of Wayfinding in Virtual Environments: Proposed Strageties for Navigational Aiding By Jui Lin Chen and Kay Stanney


    What's Happening

    Instructions to Contributors

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    Inertial Force Feedback for the Treadport Locomotion Interface By Robert R. Christensen, John M. Hollerbach, Yangming Xu, and Sanford G. Meek

    Localization of a Time-Delayed, Monocular Virtual Object Superimposed on a Real Environment By Jeffrey W. McCandless, Stephen R. Ellis, and Bernard D. Adelstein

    Evaluation of Rate-Based Force-Reflecting Teleoperation in Free Motion and Contact By Robert L. Williams II, Jason M. Henry, and Daniel W. Repperger

    Small Group Behavior in a Virtual and Real Environment: A Comparative Study By Mel Slater, A. Sadagic, Martin Usoh, and Ralph Schroeder

    Interest Management in Large-Scale Virtual Environments By Katherine L. Morse, Lubomir Bic, and Michael Dillencourt

    The Role of Global and Local Landmarks in Virtual Environment Navigation By Sibylle D. Steck and Hanspeter A. Mallot

    Exclude and Include for Audio Sources and Sinks: Analogs of mute & solo are deafen & attend By Michael Cohen


    Make Way for WayMaker By Carol Strohecker and Barbara Barros

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