UC Santa Barbara Digital Initiatives
Center for Information Technology and Society (UC Santa Barbara) (CITS "was founded in 1999 as a response to the information revolution. Its mission is to promote leading-edge research about the human dimensions of information technology.") (Bruce Bimber, Director)
Digital Media Innovation Program (DiMI) ("matching grants program that partners California companies and University of California systemwide researchers in research and education to advance digital media technologies")
Transcriptions: Literary History and the Culture of Information (NEH-sponsored curricular development and research project designed to integrate literary and technological studies. "Put in the form of a question: what is the relation between being 'well-read' and 'well-informed'? How, in other words, can contemporary culture sensibly create a bridge between its past norms of cultural literacy and its present sense of the immense power of information culture?" (Alan Liu, Director)
UC Digital Initiatives
Internet Policy
Electronic Frontier Foundation  EFF is "a non-profit, non-partisan organization working in the public interest to protect fundamental civil liberties, including privacy and freedom of expression in the arena of computers and the Internet." (Shari Steele, Executive Director & President)
Harvard Berkman Center for Internet and Society "A research program founded to explore cyberspace, share in its study, and help pioneer its development."
MIT Laboratory for Computer Science LCS is "an interdepartmental laboratory whose principal goal is research in computer science and engineering. It is dedicated to the invention, development and understanding of information technologies which are expected to drive substantial technical and socio-economic change."
Centers, Groups, and Programs
Center for Digital Discourse and Culture CDDC) "provides one of the world's first university based digital points-of-publication for new forms of scholarly communication, academic research, and cultural analysis. At the same time, it supports the continuation of traditional research practices, including scholarly peer review, academic freedom, network formation, and intellectual experimentation." (Jeremy Hunsinger, Virginia Tech)
Cyberspace Policy Institute Center for the analysis of policy problems that have a significant computer systems component. (George Washington University School of Engineering and Applied Science)
Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities "IATH's goal is to explore and expand the potential of information technology as a tool for humanities research." (University of Virginia, Charlottesville)
MIT Media Lab "Lab whose educational and research mission helped to create now-familiar areas such as digital video and multimedia. The success of this agenda is now leading to a growing focus on how bits meet atoms: how electronic information overlaps with the everyday physical world."
Resource Center for Cyberculture Studies "The Resource Center for Cyberculture Studies is an online, not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to research, study, teach, support, and create diverse and dynamic elements of cyberculture." (David Silver, Director)
2000, 8/2-4 Digital Arts and Culture 2000 The third international, held in Bergen, Norway, August 2-4, 2000.
2000, 11/28-12/1 The Sixth Biennial Participatory Design Conference Conference theme: "Designing Digital Environments--Bringing in more voices") "Participatory Design (PD) is a set of diverse ways of thinking, planning, and acting through which people make their work, technologies, and social institutions more responsive to human needs." (Todd Cherkasky, Conference Chair)
2001, 4/26-28 Digital Arts & Culture Conference The fourth international Digital Arts & Culture Conference will be held in Providence, Rhode Island, April 26-28, 2001. This conference aims to embrace and explore the cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural theory and practice of contemporary digital arts and culture. (David Reville, Elli Mylonas, and Julia Flanders, Conference Co-Chairs)
2001, 6/13-17 ACH/ALLC Conference "The joint conference of the Association for Computers and the Humanities and the Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing is the oldest established meeting of scholars working at the intersection of advanced information technologies and the humanities, annually attracting a distinguished international community at the forefront of their fields. The theme for the 2001 conference is "Digital Media and Humanities Research." June 13-17 at New York University in Greenwich Village, New York City


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