OKAPI Spotlight- November 2008

Every month, OKAPI Spotlight features Open Knowledge news at UC Berkeley and around the world. To contribute, email Lizzy. To receive more frequent updates, join our email listserv.


Mobile Design Principles: Insights from the Consumer Field Studies
Mirjana Spasojevic, Nokia Research Palo Alto
Wednesday, November 19, 2008, 6:00pm-7:30pm
BCNM Commons at Moffit Library
The iPhone and Blackberry are just some examples of how people are using their mobile phones to connect to the Internet. This shows that the Internet is not limited to a computer, and access to it can occur from anywhere. However,  “in order to fully realize potential of a mobile Internet, designer and product developers still need to overcome expectations built on the PC legacy.” Sponsored by the School of Information and the Berkeley Center for New Media Design Futures Lecture, this talk will “present insights from several field studies of consumers in the US, Europe, and Hong Kong conducted in 2006 and 2007.” These studies focused on how users used their computers, mobile phones, and the Internet, and are meant to help develop a mobile phone that will “overcome expectations built on the PC legacy.”


SPARC Digital Repositories Meeting
November 17-18, 2008
Baltimore, Maryland
The Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) will be holding a Digital Repositories Conference  November 17-18, 2008. In order to further discuss and push forward with the open archiving movement, this conference will focus on 4 areas: The Policy Environment, New Horizons, Campus Publishing Strategies, and Value-Added Services.

“Archives of Tomorrow”: UNESCO to host International Colloquium on Archives
17 and 18 November 2008
Organized by the Archives of France, UNESCO is hosting an international colloquium on archives and its future in the 21st century. This colloquium will focus on three themes: “archives at the turn of the 21st century: a contrasted situation; use and abuse of archives; and the challenges of the 21st century.”

The Gift
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, November 8, 2008- February 8, 2009
SFMOMA is inviting the public participate in Jochen Gerz’s photography project. Participants will have their portraits taken, which will later be displayed at the museum. Participants will also receive “be given a portrait of another participant and asked to exhibit it in his or her home or office. Photo documents of these exhibits can be submitted and will be made available online. As Gerz explains, the gift invoked in the work’s title is the act of exchange itself: ‘It is in art as in life: what you give is what you receive.’”


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