Date: Wed, 14 May 2008 06:14:08 +0100 From: "Humanist Discussion Group \(by way of Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty-AT-kcl.ac.uk>\)" <willard-AT-LISTS.VILLAGE.VIRGINIA.EDU> Subject: 22.018 new on WWW: Ubiquity 9.19 To: <humanist-AT-Princeton.EDU> Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 22, No. 18. Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London www.kcl.ac.uk/schools/humanities/cch/research/publications/humanist.html www.princeton.edu/humanist/ Submit to: humanist-AT-princeton.edu Date: Wed, 14 May 2008 06:05:46 +0100 From: ubiquity <ubiquity-AT-HQ.ACM.ORG> Subject: UBIQUITY9.19 This Week in Ubiquity: Volume 9, Issue 19 May 13, 2008 -- May 19, 2008 * Jeff Malpas does a reality check (a philosophical and virtual reality check, to boot) on the concept of virtual worlds; his paper is called, "<http://www.acm.org/ubiquity/volume_9/v9i19_malpas.html>The Non-Autonomy of the Virtual: Philosophical Reflections on Contemporary Virtuality." * The Malpas piece is accompanied by <http://www.acm.org/ubiquity/volume_9/v9i19_tripathi.html>Ubiquity Associate Editor Arun Tripathi's insightful Preface. He writes: "We acknowledge that the natural body gives us extraordinary means of interacting with each other and with the world. But cyberspace has been built on the Cartesian ideals of metaphysical separation between mind and body. Is cyberspace creating a different world? Is cyberspace the extension of the real world? The making of cyberspace creates a problem with the notion of body and embodiment." *Philip Yaffe asks about the old TV detective-show Columbo: "<http://www.acm.org/ubiquity/volume_9/v9i19_yaffe.html>What can a bumbling, inarticulate Los Angeles cop teach us about effective communication?" Well, that cop can teach us plenty. If you give presentations or write proposals, this little article is something you need to read.
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