File /Humanist.vol22.txt, message 634

From: Humanist Discussion Group <>
Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2009 06:12:00 +0000 (GMT)
Subject: [Humanist]  22.647 events: semantic web; capturing 360

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 22, No. 647.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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        Subject: RENCI Event at Duke, March 24th

  [2]   From:    Shawn Day <>                                  (25)
        Subject: DHO Workshop: Intro to the Semantic Web

        Date: Mon, 23 Mar 2009 11:27:32 -0400
        Subject: RENCI Event at Duke, March 24th

An announcement from
Please forward widely! Send RSVPs to and contact for

Immersive Media Bistro
Tuesday, March 24
12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

RENCI (Renaissance Computing Institute) at Duke University
OIT Telecommunications Building
390 Science Drive Extension
West Campus, Durham, NC

Details: The Immersive Media Bistro will focus on the unique methods and
technologies used in capturing a 360 environment via RENCI. RENCI experts will
discuss the use of the immersive media camera, DeltaSphere Laser Scanner and an
inexpensive automated gigapixel panoramic capture.

The event is free and open to the public. Lunch is provided on a first come
first served basis. For more information about the RENCI Bistros, see our new

Jonathan E. Tarr
HASTAC Project Manager
Assistant to Cathy N. Davidson
Ruth F. DeVarney Professor of English and
John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies
Duke University
128 Franklin Center, Box 90403
Durham, NC 27708-0403
Phone: (919) 684-8471
Fax: (919) 684-8749

        Date: Mon, 23 Mar 2009 11:55:01 +0000
        From: Shawn Day <>
        Subject: DHO Workshop: Intro to the Semantic Web

Date: 7 April 2009, 12:00-16:00
Venue: Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Presenter: Dr K. Faith Lawrence, Digital Humanities Specialist (DHO)

The Semantic Web is a web of linked data. But unlike the web as we  
know it, it is also a web of meaning with underlying rules defining,  
at a computational level, how different concepts relate to each other.

This additional information allows computers to 'understand' the data  
and, through that understanding, analyse it in new ways. As digital  
humanities projects and the data within them becomes more complex, it  
may seem as though the technology supporting it does as well. This  
workshop offers the chance to gain an understanding of the principles  
of that technology and how it might be applicable to digital humanists.
"Introduction to the Semantic Web" is a workshop comprised of two  
parts: an introductory lecture on the Semantic Web and its surrounding  
technologies followed by a hands-on session which offers the  
opportunity to investigate key concepts more closely and to gain  
exposure to the associated markup languages.

This workshop is aimed at the absolute beginner, and there will be  
plenty of time scheduled for questions and discussion.

To register for either the lecture or the lecture and the workshop,  
please visit:

Places are limited so early registration is recommended to secure a  

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