21.259 new on WWW: Ubiquity 8.37; Digital Arts & Humanities site

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2007 07:54:55 +0100

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 21, No. 259.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

   [1] From: ubiquity <ubiquity_at_HQ.ACM.ORG> (16)
         Subject: Ubiquity 8.37

   [2] From: Methnet <methnet_at_KCL.AC.UK> (51)
         Subject: 'Digital Arts & Humanities' launched

         Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2007 06:58:02 +0100
         From: ubiquity <ubiquity_at_HQ.ACM.ORG>
         Subject: Ubiquity 8.37

This Week in Ubiquity:

Volume 8, Issue 37

September 18, 2007 - September 24, 2007

Charalambos Tsekeris writes: "More activist approaches to technology
are indeed more productive and useful than any pessimistic
(technophobic) diagnosis reducing it to a mere instrument of
domination and oppression. The "it could be otherwise" clause of
liberal intellectual inquiry must remain central to our current
critical theoretical efforts." (Tsekeris graduated from Brunel
University and earned his doctoral degree in Sociology from Athens
Panteion University. He is a member of the Greek scientific group
Intellectum and a researcher on the complex relationships between
technoscience, culture and politics.)


         Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2007 07:45:56 +0100
         From: Methnet <methnet_at_KCL.AC.UK>
         Subject: 'Digital Arts & Humanities' launched

The Digital Arts & Humanities site was launched on Sunday 11
September at a
reception at the 'Digital Research in the Arts and Humanities and Arts'

Digital Arts & Humanities is a place to share and discuss ideas, promote
your research and discover the digital arts and humanities. This virtual
community of arts and humanities researchers has been developed by
the AHRC
ICT Methods Network in collaboration with several other institutions and
communities and is hosted by King's College London.


As a member of the community you can:

- announce activities in your field to a wide audience

- keep up to date with what others are doing

- exchange ideas and experience with the community in our group
forums and
user blogs

- build your profile to show your research interests and background and
search others' profiles to find contacts and identify future

- use our wiki to learn more about tools and methods for your research.

Digital Arts & Humanities is also used as a community platform by
groups and projects. We would be happy to host your community and offer
features including blogs and open or private discussion groups. Even
if you
are already using such features on your own website, a presence on
Arts & Humanities is a good way of letting the wider community know
what you
are up to and to make new contacts.

Discussions and postings are automatically announced on other
websites and
integrated into social bookmarking and networking sites to make them
available to a wide audience. Our RSS feeds make it easy to add our
community content to your site.

Several other groups support and contribute to Digital Arts &
These include: Arts and Humanities Data Service, Arts and Humanities
eScience Support Centre, CHArt - Computers and the History of Art, ICT
Guides. The site already has over 220 registered members and active

You might be especially interested in a forum thread where we discuss
the AHDS: The End of National Support?' This thread continues the
from a panel at the DRHA conference (David Robey, David Sheperd, Lorna
Hughes) earlier this month:


For further information please contact Torsten Reimer
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