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Date:         Wed, 27 Aug 2008 23:54:47 +0100
From: Humanist Discussion Group <willard.mccarty-AT-MCCARTY.ORG.UK>
Subject: 22.179 location-based information retrieval
To: humanist-AT-Princeton.EDU


               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 22, No. 179.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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   [1]   From:    Humanist Discussion Group                          (41)
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         Subject: Re: 22.177 location-based information retrieval with
                 mobile devices?

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         Subject: Re: 22.177 location-based information retrieval with
                 mobile devices?

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         Subject: Re: 22.177 location-based information retrieval with
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         Subject: RE: 22.177 location-based information retrieval with
                 mobile devices?


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         Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2008 23:45:08 +0100
         From: Humanist Discussion Group <willard.mccarty-AT-mccarty.org.uk>
         Subject: Re: 22.177 location-based information retrieval with=20
mobile devices?

markus,

the NEH recently announced new awards at:
http://www.neh.gov/ODH/ODHUpdate/tabid/108/EntryID/81/Default.aspx

and in their small award series,

http://www.neh.gov/whoweare/cio/odhfiles/sug.awards.apr.2008.deadline.pdf

is this:

Center for Independent Documentary -- Sharon, MA
Murder at Harvard Mobile
Michael Epstein, Project Director
Outright: $50,000

To support:
Development of a multi-media, historical, mobile walking tour of Boston.



On 8/26/08 3:39 PM, "Humanist Discussion Group"
<willard.mccarty-AT-MCCARTY.ORG.UK> wrote:

>                Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 22, No. 177.
>        Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
>                         www.princeton.edu/humanist/
>                      Submit to: humanist-AT-princeton.edu
>
>
>
>          Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2008 23:33:37 +0100
>          From: Humanist Discussion Group <willard.mccarty-AT-mccarty.org.uk>
>          >
> Dear Humanist list members,
>
> is anyone of you aware of a project (either active or in development)
> that allows users to simultaneously access various types of information
> about a specific place (e.g., a city), such as its history,
> architecture, literary and artistic movements, etc., using
> location-aware mobile devices? This would not be a commercial tool such
> as Yahoo?s or Google?s mobile sites that offer restaurant guides and
> other services, but would instead function as a cultural guide that
> would enable users to both serendipitously and intentionally discover
> how various disciplines intersect at a particular location.
>
> Thank you,
> Markus Wust
> Digital Collections and Preservation Librarian
> Digital Scholarship and Publishing Center
> North Carolina State University Libraries




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         Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2008 23:49:13 +0100
         From: Humanist Discussion Group <willard.mccarty-AT-mccarty.org.uk>
         Subject: Re: 22.177 location-based information retrieval with=20
mobile devices?


Hi Markus,

Gunnar Liest=F8l and his group at University of Oslo are involved in
this sort of thing.

see generally  http://inventioproject.no/wp/

But more specifically see the work of Gunnar's Grad student Anders
Sundnes L=F8vlie:
http://folk.uio.no/anderssl/

Gunnar and Anders were here (Stanford) visiting last May and presented
papers detailing their experiments using GPS enabled mobile devices to
provide cultural "hot spots" for Oslo.

IBM was interested in this sort of thing. . . several (4-5) years ago
I attended a talk by some folks from IBM--I don't know of their
project went anywhere. . .?

Matt
--
Matthew Jockers
Stanford University




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         Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2008 23:51:37 +0100
         From: Humanist Discussion Group <willard.mccarty-AT-mccarty.org.uk>
         Subject: Re: 22.177 location-based information retrieval with=20
mobile devices?


We tried to begin to build such an infrastructure locally, in
cooperation with the local tourism commission, but it required more
personnel and more resources than we could afford. (It also requires
pushing away all the usual tourism and communications paradigms, which
seek to flatten everything into something like ad copy.) We felt like
south Louisiana was a good place to try it out, since so little of the
landscape is actually explained / described anywhere. I look forward
to trying it again at some point, when the IT infrastructures have
either converged a bit more or established some cross-platform
conventions. Right now, the dotted landscape is cross-cut with
information silos. I have some of the docs that I wrote in developing
the idea up on my website -- give me a few days for it to be back on-
line -- I had to wait for my provider to backgrade to Ruby 1.8.6 so my
Rails app would work.

--
John Laudun
Department of English
University of Louisiana - Lafayette
johnlaudun-AT-gmail.com
http://johnlaudun.org/




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         Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2008 23:52:37 +0100
         From: Humanist Discussion Group <willard.mccarty-AT-mccarty.org.uk>
         Subject: RE: 22.177 location-based information retrieval with=20
mobile devices?


Dear Markus Wust:
You may want to take a look at the Hypercities project
(http://www.hypercities.com/) being developed here at UCLA with funding
from the MacArthur Foundation (Digital Media and Learning).  Integration
with location-aware mobile devices is on the "to-do" list, scheduled for
next summer.

Currently, you can, from a web-browser, search on a location in a
featured city and find content related to that place filtered by time
and located on historical maps from various periods.  --zoe
Zoe Borovsky
UCLA

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