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Digital information making history first person singular

October 25, 2007

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Ian Wilson is the Librarian and Archivist of Canada. His talk is “To hold infinity in the palm of your hand” (from William Blake). The talk is about the opportunity and challenges of internet and search engine (eg google). The challenge is primarily one of stewardship and the relationship with business models. He says that […]

Three days of digital culture and heritage

October 25, 2007

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We’re at ICHIM07 the international cultural heritage informatics meeting. The theme is Digital Culture and Heritage – Khlya and I are presenting our Simpa work this afternoon: Worlds colliding: Participatory storytelling and indigenous culture in building interactive games.The opening session is a tribute to someone I didn’t know, but has obviously had a big impact […]

Computerised critters tell their story

October 24, 2007

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At the National Geographic museum in Washington DC a Crittercam exhibition is showing how computing technology is helping to give greater insight into the world as seen by animals. In this field (actually mostly sea) the link between computing and sustainability is most appealing . I always try to be careful not to get carried […]

Interactive sustainability at National Maritime

October 24, 2007

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Down the hill from the clocks at Greenwich is the National Maritime Museum. Underneath the ship driving simulator (you must try it) and the “all hands” interactive gallery is a small but effective gallery devoted to sustainability – primarily of the sea. Amongst the usual messages (pollution, energy, fish stocks) a few things worth noting: […]