14.0404 Memex and Beyond: call for comments

From: by way of Willard McCarty (willard@lists.village.Virginia.EDU)
Date: 10/22/00

  • Next message: by way of Willard McCarty: "14.0405 a complaint"

                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 14, No. 404.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
             Date: Sun, 22 Oct 2000 07:28:45 +0100
             From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk>
             Subject: Memex and Beyond (www.cs.brown.edu/memex/)
    The following is posted on behalf of Rosemary Simpson (Brown). --WM
     >         The Memex and Beyond website (www.cs.brown.edu/memex/) is a
     >         major research, educational, and collaborative web site integrating
     >         the historical record of and current research in hypermedia.  The
     >         name honors the 1945 publication of Vannevar Bush's article "As
     >         We May Think" in which he proposed a hypertext engine called the
     >         Memex, and the web site is an outgrowth of the 1995 Brown/MIT
     >         Bush Symposium honoring the 50th anniversary of its publication.
     >         It also contains the complete text of Andries van Dam's keynote
     >         speech for the first ACM hypertext conference, Hypertext '87.
     >         The site is very tightly interlinked through graphical, spatial, and
     >         textual representations of the relationships among the people,
     >         projects, institutions, publications, conferences, and themes that
     >         comprise the hypermedia community.
     >         The website was started four and half years ago and never finished.
     >         We are embarking on a new hypertext research project that has as
     >         its first requirement the completion of the website as a testbed for
     >         the software we are developing.  In addition to completing the 
     >         index and people, project, institution, and conference link
     >         structures for all the ACM Hypertext conferences from 1987 -
     >         2000, we will be adding complete citation base for those
     >         conferences as well as providing guided trails and concept maps.
     >         Since this website is intended to be a tool for researchers, we
     >         invite comments on how we can best address those needs within the
     >         framework we have outlined above.
     >         Cordially,
     >         Rosemary Michelle Simpson <rms@cs.brown.edu>
     >         Resources Coordinator, Brown University Computer Graphics group
    Dr Willard McCarty / Centre for Computing in the Humanities /
    King's College London / Strand / London WC2R 2LS / U.K. /
    +44 (0)20 7848-2784 / ilex.cc.kcl.ac.uk/wlm/

    This archive was generated by hypermail 2b30 : 10/22/00 EDT