Monthly Archives for January 2005

head of department, day 1

I just spent four solid hours head-of-departmenting, and my to-do list for tomorrow is still long as my arm. For tonight, too, actually. I haven’t even started on the teaching to-do list. What heads of departments do? Well, today I’ve … Continue reading

31. January 2005 by Jill
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middle-eastern internet

Deborah Wheeler is a visiting researcher at our university this semester, and tomorrow she’s giving the first of a series of lectures that looks really interesting, on “Identity and Ethics in Global Internet Diffusion”. The series is run as a … Continue reading

31. January 2005 by Jill
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circuitbending workshop

This looks like utter fun: a 15 hour circuitbending workshop where the goal is to, well, break electronic toys in ways that produce fabulous sounds. I wish I could go, but fifteen hours, a week of afternoons, is far too … Continue reading

27. January 2005 by Jill
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my paper’s in the third AoIR annual!

I love it when I forget that I submitted something and then I get a letter of acceptance! My paper on distributed narrative, the revised, 10 page version of what I presented at AoIR in September, has been accepted for … Continue reading

27. January 2005 by Jill
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immersive gaming

Jamie Blustein alerted me to the cover story of the latest issue of Interactions, ACM’s magazine, which is by Jim Miller and about immersive gaming and storytelling. Here’s the abstract: if you’re lucky your library or university might have a … Continue reading

26. January 2005 by Jill
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know

Stare, pry, listen, eavesdrop. Die knowing something. You are not here long. –Walker Evans

25. January 2005 by Jill
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nominated

Torill alerts me to our nomination for best tech blog in the European Weblog Awards! Or the Satin Pyjama awards. European Weblog Awards would look better on the CV, but, ya know, just being nominated is flattering in itself. Actually, … Continue reading

25. January 2005 by Jill
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no more www.

You know that thing that now you shouldn’t use www. at the start of a domain name anymore? It’s a W3C standard, I’m sure, but I can’t find it on their site. Can you help me?

20. January 2005 by Jill
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head of department

Wow. I’m probably going to end up head of our (quite small) department from next week or so. There’ll be an election, but no other candidates. There simply isn’t anyone else who can do it right now. It’s going to … Continue reading

20. January 2005 by Jill
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scholarships to the faroes

Ooh, look: travelling scholarships to the Faroe Islands! I’d love to go there some day. No, I don’t think I’ll come up with a project suitable to apply for these travelling scholarships, but maybe you’d like to go spend a … Continue reading

19. January 2005 by Jill
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