OKAPI Spotlight- December 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.

On Campus

Three Short Plays on Technology and Culture
December 12, 2008: 6:15pm – 7:00pm
Gordon and Betty Moore Lobby, Hearst Memorial Mining Building
http://www.citris-uc.org/events/three_short_plays_technology_and_culture
In association with the Berkeley Center for New Media (BCNM), the Berkeley’s Media Theatre Workshop will put on 3 short plays at this year’s Citris Holiday Gala.
Best E-mails Ever, Little Red Flag, and Missed Connections “investigates the possible intersections between performance and technology, and these plays illustrate how computer-based communication can prompt us to perform in unexpected ways in our daily lives.”

Student Project Exhibition: Tangible User Interfaces
December 11, 2008, 10:30am-12:00pm
110 South Hall
http://www.ischool.berkeley.edu/programs/courses/290-tpti
Students from the “Theory and Practice of Tangible User Interfaces” class recently demonstrated their final projects to the public on December 11, 2008. Students of this classed “focus[ed] on the physical interaction with computational media. Students design and develop experimental applications, underlying technologies, and theories using concept sketches, posters, physical mock-ups, working prototypes, and a final project report.”

Around the World

iConference 2009- “iSociety: Research, Education, Engagment”
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
February 8, 2009- February 11, 2009 at 8:00am-5:00pm
http://www.ischool.berkeley.edu/about/events/iconference2009
Sponsored by the iSchools Caucus, iConference 2009, will focus on an “iSociety” and how iSchools can engage in research, education, and public engagement. “With invited speakers, paper sessions, a poster session, round table discussions, “wildcard” sessions, and ample opportunities for conversations and connections, the conference celebrates and engages our multidisciplinary efforts to understand the scholarly, educational and engagement dimensions of the iSchool movement.” The iSchool Caucus is made up of 21 schools, including the iSchool at UC Berkeley.

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