14.0445 new on WWW: Ephilosopher; celebrations of hypertextuals

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 14, No. 445.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
       [1]   From:    "Charles Ess" <cmess@lib.drury.edu>                 (22)
             Subject: Ephilosopher
       [2]   From:    Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk>         (31)
             Subject: hypertext: remembering and celebrating origins
             Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2000 07:00:10 +0000
             From: "Charles Ess" <cmess@lib.drury.edu>
             Subject: new on WWW: Ephilosopher
    Announcement: Ephilosopher.com has officially launched!
    Ephilosopher is an online community dedicated to the promotion of
    philosophical thought in both academic and public forums. We offer the
    philosophically inclined a variety of services and content, including the
    * Feature articles and interviews with prominent philosophers. Jaegwon Kim,
    Ronald Dworkin, and Charles Ess are current contributors.
    * Searchable databases of dictionaries, encyclopedias, course syllabi, great
    thinkers, epapers, and more.
    * A full-scale discussion board, recent philosophy headlines, columnist
    contributions, and interactive polls.
    * Useful educational and financial information for undergrads, grads, and
    Profs alike.
    Ephilosopher is built and operated by Paul Neufeld, Heather Johnson, and
    Serge Canizares. We invite you to stop by and offer your feedback and
    philosophical insight. Ephilosopher is very much a collaborative
    Best regards,
    Paul Neufeld,
    Founder and Editor in Chief
    Email: Paul_Neufeld@brown.edu
             Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2000 07:01:33 +0000
             From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk>
             Subject: hypertext: remembering and celebrating origins
    Humanists with interest in hypertext may want to take a look at online
    material relating to two symposia convened to remember and celebrate the
    origins of hypertextual computing and related subjects:
    (1) Englebart's Unfinished Revolution, A Symposium at Stanford University,
    December 9, 1998, with streaming video of the event, at
    <http://unrev.stanford.edu/>. "On December 9th, 1998 Stanford University
    Libraries and the Institute for the Future presented a day-long, public
    symposium that brought together [Douglas] Engelbart and members of his
    historic team, along with other computer visionaries, to consider the
    impact of Engelbart's work on the last three decades of the computer
    revolution, to explore the challenges facing us today, and to speculate
    about the next three decades." Englebart's "inquiries into 'Augmented Human
    Intellect' led to a revolutionary vision of the computer [which he and his
    team demonstrated by showing for the first time] the computer mouse,
    graphical user interface, display editing and integrated text and graphics,
    hyper-documents, and two-way video-conferencing with shared workspaces.
    These concepts and technologies were to become the cornerstones of modern
    interactive computing." A number of interesting people say some quite
    interesting things.
    (2) Vannevar Bush Symposium, sponsored by Brown University and MIT, 12-13
    October 1995, summarised and discussed in an article by Rosemary Simpson,
    Allen Renear, Elli Mylonas, and Andries van Dam, for which an extensive
    extract is given
    at  <http://www.cs.brown.edu/memex/Bush_Symposium_Interact.html>. The
    entire article, published in ACM Interactions, is accessible at
    Dr Willard McCarty / Senior Lecturer /
    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/

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