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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 14, No. 319.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
       [1]   From:    Creagh Cole <c.cole@library.usyd.edu.au>            (37)
             Subject: Sydney 2001 Call for Papers
       [2]   From:    Arun-Kumar Tripathi <tripathi@statistik.uni-       (112)
             Subject: The San Francisco Bay Area ACM SIGCHI -Special
                     Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction....
       [3]   From:    Arun-Kumar Tripathi <tripathi@statistik.uni-        (60)
             Subject: OZCHI Annual conference for the Computer-Human
                     Interaction on _Interfacing reality in the New
             Date: Fri, 06 Oct 2000 20:22:17 +0100
             From: Creagh Cole <c.cole@library.usyd.edu.au>
             Subject: Sydney 2001 Call for Papers
    Computing Arts
    Digital Resources for Research in the Humanities 2001
    A Conference to be held at the
    University of Sydney
    26th - 28th September 2001
    Computing Arts: Digital Resources for Research in the Humanities 2001 will
    explore the impact of digitisation on the humanities, and will focus on new
    methods of creating, using and conserving the resources which comprise our
    common cultural heritage.
    Computing Arts 2001 will focus on the impact of new technologies on
    research and creative endeavour, on teaching and learning, on publishing,
    on conservation and curation, on librarianship and archiving. It will be
    the first forum of its kind in the region to bring together practitioners
    in such a wide range of disciplines. It will provide a formal ongoing focus
    for researchers, scholars and librarians in the region to discuss their
    work in all its aspects and applications, and to develop networks and
    collaborations to extend the use of new technologies into the traditions of
    humanities research, study and appreciation.
    We are planning in addition a number of workshops in partnership with other
    Australian universities and libraries.  These will focus on new tools and
    techniques in humanities computing applications, and will be relevant to a
    broad range of disciplines in the humanities.
    Computing Arts 2001 is held in association with the Digital Resources for
    the Humanities (DRH) organisation in the United Kingdom, and is supported
    by The Australian Academy of the Humanities and the National Scholarly
    Communications Forum.  Sponsors for the conference include Bell and Howell
    Information and Learning.
    [material deleted]
    Email Submissions:
    Contacts for more information:
    Dr. Creagh Cole SETIS Coordinator  -  c.cole@library.usyd.edu.au
    Ms. Rowanne Couch RIHSS Research  Manager - rowanne.couch@rihss.usyd.edu.au
             Date: Fri, 06 Oct 2000 20:23:24 +0100
             From: Arun-Kumar Tripathi <tripathi@statistik.uni-dortmund.de>
             Subject: The San Francisco Bay Area ACM SIGCHI -Special Interest 
    Group on Computer-Human Interaction....
    greetings scholars and HCI experts,
    [HI --Dr. Jenny Preece, of University of Maryland Baltimore County will be
    speaking on the issues of "On-Line Communities: Designing Usability,
    Supporting Sociability" and Prof. Ben Shneiderman, of University of
    Maryland College Park will be speaking on his HCI project as "Leonardo's
    Laptop: Human Needs and the New Computing" --an important ventures to
    visit..Thank you..-Arun]
    Date: Tue, 03 Oct 2000 14:12:24 -0700
    From: Terry Winograd <winograd@CS.Stanford.EDU>
                                     B a y C H I
                        The San Francisco Bay Area ACM SIGCHI
                 Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction
                           announces its October meeting:
                              Tuesday, October 10, 2000
                                   7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
           On-Line Communities: Designing Usability, Supporting Sociability
                Jenny Preece, University of Maryland Baltimore County
                 Leonardo's Laptop: Human Needs and the New Computing
                 Ben Shneiderman, University of Maryland College Park
                                Xerox PARC Auditorium
                                3333 Coyote Hill Road
                                 Palo Alto, CA 94304
              (BayCHI meeting attendance is free & open to the public.)
                 Socializing/networking from 7 to 7:30 in the lobby.
                           Coffee and tea will be provided.
                    BayCHI programs are not audio- or videotaped,
                      and taping by attendees is not permitted.
    About "On-Line Communities: Designing Usability, Supporting
    "Like twentieth-century architects and town planners, on-line community
    developers shape digital landscapes, but successful on-line communities
    also need a purpose, people, and policies."
    In millions of on-line communities, people meet to debate baseball
    scores, compare childbirth experiences, get information about stocks,
    and ask for consumer advice.  People create communities by their
    presence or absence and their behavior and personalities, and so do
    moderators and others with special roles.  Developers can't control
    what people do, but they can influence them by defining purposes and
    policies.  Designing software that is consistent, predictable, easy to
    learn, and supportive of how people want to interact has an impact too.
    Supporting social interaction (i.e., sociability) and human-computer
    interaction (i.e., usability) can produce thriving on-line communities
    instead of electronic ghost towns.
    Many developers design software, thinking they are designing
    communities.  Meanwhile, keen-eyed, reflective sociologists describe
    the emergence of communities.  But communities are neither designed nor
    do they just emerge.  Like physical communities they evolve and change
    over time.
    In this talk I discuss how developers can create sociability and
    usability for different kinds of communities.  Compelling examples from
    research on empathy, hostility, and lurking illustrate key points.  I
    also suggest how on-line communities may enhance or destroy growth of
    social capital in our society.
    JENNY PREECE researches and teaches human-computer interaction and
    on-line communities.  Current projects include characterizing lurking
    behavior, supporting on-line moderators, and identifying models of
    community.  Jenny is also experienced in distance education, having
    worked at the British Open University for fifteen years.  She is a
    coauthor of a leading HCI text and of a new text, "Interaction Design,"
    available Fall, 2001.
    Jenny's new book, "On-Line Communities: Designing Usability, Supporting
    Sociability," is published by John Wiley & Sons, Fall 2000
    About "Leonardo's Laptop: Human Needs and the New Computing":
    The old computing was about what computers could do; the new computing
    is about what users can do.  Attention is shifting from making
    computers intelligent to making users creative.  Human-computer
    interaction research and usability engineering are emerging in
    scientific and technology communities, but they have been criticized as
    being merely evaluative rather than generative.  I will take Leonardo
    da Vinci as an inspirational muse because he combined scientific
    exploration with practical application and esthetic sensitivities.
    The first lesson is to think more deeply about the full range of users'
    needs.  This talk lays out five circles of human relationships and four
    stages of social activities.  These form a basis for user interface
    innovation that covers mobility, ubiquity, and community.  Information
    resources will sprout from InfoDoors and WebBushes.  Buddy lists and
    million-person communities will be accessible through palmtop and
    fingertip devices.
    The second lesson of the new computing is universal usability.
    Leonardo's sympathy for the underprivileged would make him a crusader
    for crossing the digital divide.  Successful systems will be customized
    for diverse users, tailorable to a wide range of hardware, software,
    and networks, and designed to bridge the gap between what users know
    and what they need to know.
    The third lesson, which will occupy researchers for the next century,
    is the need for creativity support tools. Clever programmers are
    already developing advanced strategies that help users to design
    buildings, manage knowledge, compose music, and conduct scientific
    research.  But the best is yet to come.
    BEN SHNEIDERMAN is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science,
    Founding Director (1983-2000) of the Human-Computer Interaction
    Laboratory (http://www.cs.umd.edu/hcil/), and Member of the Institutes
    for Advanced Computer Studies & for Systems Research, all at the
    University of Maryland at College Park.  He was elected as a Fellow of
    the Association for Computing (ACM) in 1997.
    Ben is the author of "Software Psychology: Human Factors in Computer
    and Information Systems" (1980) and "Designing the User Interface:
    Strategies for Effective Human-Computer Interaction" (3rd ed. 1998)
    <http://www.awl.com/DTUI/>.  He pioneered the highlighted textual link
    in 1983, and it became part of Hyperties, a precursor to the web.  His
    move into information visualization spawned the successful company
    Spotfire <http://www.spotfire.com/>, where he is a board member.  He is
    an advisor for <http://www.smartmoney.com/> where his treemap
    visualization is used for stock market data.  With S. Card and J.
    Mackinlay, he co-authored "Readings in Information Visualization: Using
    Vision to Think" (1999).
             Date: Fri, 06 Oct 2000 20:24:16 +0100
             From: Arun-Kumar Tripathi <tripathi@statistik.uni-dortmund.de>
             Subject: OZCHI Annual conference for the Computer-Human 
    Interaction on _Interfacing reality in the New
    dear humanists,
    [Hello, I thought, this call might interest you..-Arun]
    Date: Tue, 3 Oct 2000 21:28:06 +1100
    From: Judy <judy@welldone.com.au>
    (Apologies for duplicates)
    OZCHI 2000 Conference on Human-Computer Interaction
    Interfacing reality in the new millennium
    Sydney, Australia, 4-8 December 2000
    Call for Participation
    OZCHI is the annual conference for the Computer-Human Interaction Special
    Interest Group (CHISIG) of the Ergonomics Society of Australia, and
    Australia and New-Zealand's leading forum for work in all areas of
    Human-Computer Interaction.
    OZCHI attracts an international community of researchers and practitioners
    with a wide range of interests, including human factors and ergonomics,
    human-computer interaction, information systems, software engineering,
    artificial intelligence, design, social sciences and management.
    An excellent program of tutorials, workshops and conference presentations,
    with an exhibition, demonstrations and poster display has now been
    finalised.  Full details on the web page above.  Highlights are:
    Keynote Speakers
      Richard Helm, Boston Consulting Group
      John Carroll, Center for Human Computer Interaction, Virginia Tech, USA:
    Making use: Scenario-Based Design of Human Computer Interaction.
      Penny Sanderson, SCHIL Director,  Swinburne University of Technology,
    Melbourne, Australia: "It's an IT system, not a control system!"
    Revolutionary changes in human computer interaction with large-scale
      Gerhard Fischer, Professor, University of Colorado, USA:  Design,
    Learning, Collaboration and New Media: a co-evolutionary HCI perspective.
      Brian Gaines, Professor Emeritus, University of Calgary, Canada: HCI and
    Internet Communities: Something Borrowed, Something Blue.
    Tutorials and Workshops
    See details on the web for the 9 Tutorials and 4 workshops on offer 4th and
    5th December.
    Social Activities
    Both the Welcome Cocktails and the Gala Dinner are in spectacular Sydney
    locations, recognisable from the recent Olympic coverage!  Drink in the sky,
    then dine beneath the Sydney Harbour Bridge, network and relax.
    Online registration on the web now.  Early Bird rates close Sunday 22nd
    October - don't delay.  Special rates for CHISIG and ACS members.
    Enquiries:  on any aspect of the Conference, to
    c/- Well Done Events
    PO Box 90
    Cambewarra NSW  2540  Australia
    Judy Potter
    Managing Director
    Well Done Events
    PO Box 90
    Tel: +61 2 4422 2222
    Fax: +61 2 4422 3878
    Mobile: 0412 219 895
    Email:  judyp@welldone.com.au

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