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All THATCampers are invited to the Life of Information Symposium at ANU on Friday 24 September

By pwlarthur, September 2nd, 2010 Comments Off

See for details.

You get a free lunch!

Nearly 100 people have registered from 4 states….so it should be a good meeting.

Email me at to register.

Blog posts and reports

By wragge, August 30th, 2010 Comments Off

Just trying to collect people’s posts and reports on THATCamp Canberra:

There’s also a THATCamp Twitter archive at Twapper Keeper.

THATcamp(ers) Project Web Registry

By asaletourneau, August 30th, 2010 Comments Off

THATcamp Canberra has been an amazing experience. Would be great to have a record of the URLs for all the projects campers are currently involved in.  Please add yours here so we can all work out who to contact for collaborative projects and future discussions:

Datavisualisation links from Sunday session

By michaelhoney, August 29th, 2010 § 3

Mostly unedited. And without context. Or rational order. Datavisualise that!

Back to the future: unpacking the semantic web

By asaletourneau, August 28th, 2010 § 2

Just came across this during the Semantic web session:

have only skimmed it but it may provide insights into the issues we are still facing.

who is working on semantic web projects?

By gillian fuller, August 28th, 2010 § 1

We have started up a google doc so we can start a registry of who is doing what in this area.

The poetics of facebook, the history of USENET: Disciplinary study of digital objects and digital subjects

By S_Russell, August 28th, 2010 Comments Off

This session is for discussing the use of traditional disciplinary techniques, methods, methodologies, theories to approach digital texts, digital objects and digital subjects.

It is a collaborative session to observe what disciplinary exciting digital texts exist, and observe what potential research projects look like.  In part it will observe some of the failures of previous research in this area.

Digital technologies in spaces

By chrischesher, August 28th, 2010 Comments Off

Portable devices, robotics, augmented reality and other technologies mean digital actors participate in everyday spaces. What are the design, ethical and social implications of all these developments?

How to create an online community around your participants?

By Duncan Dickinson, August 27th, 2010 Comments Off

The ADFI team I work with at USQ has been working on The Fascinator software and a project that I’ve been really interested in has been around working with a public memory researcher who’s been looking at a particular battle held during the Vietnam War. The researcher has a great relationship with many of these men and their families and they often supply her with photos, documents and other materials to accompany her interviews and the documentary she’s working on. The research become a part of the veteran community and her data and work is more that research – it’s a chance for the community to share its story.
We’ve been working to develop the software so that the research participants can connect with each other and the researcher by providing comments, tags and annotations on various materials such as photos. We allow photos to be tagged in a Linked Data manner that identifies people via their Nominal Roll entry as well as provide location information via GeoNames.

So I’d love to chat about what other developers are doing and how researchers are achieving this sort of work.

I think this probably overlaps with Anna’s and Baibi’s

Reaping the benefits of the semantic web

By asaletourneau, August 27th, 2010 Comments Off

With little or know technical know-how beyond an ability to mention things like ‘rdf’, ‘linked data now!’ and ‘html5′ I’d like to work out how the Australian Memory of the World Register items can be linked to any relevant data on the WWW. This may be part of a bigger picture project to create a web of cultural collections data from around Australia (CRC bid?). I’d be happy to just get my brain around the concept of the mechanisms involved (social tagging, crowdsourcing, rdf?)