DJ Spooky, seen above with penguins, will be here at UNC on Friday afternoon and at Duke on Saturday night. David Menconi of the News and Observer treats us to some current and vintage Spooky links and interviews at his blog here. I did a little interview with Kevin Turner of the Daily Tar Heel this morning that will run on Friday. More press as it happens.
Who: Cliff Missen What: eGranary: bringing the Net to places wires and wireless won’t reach When: Monday, February 4, 3:00pm – 5:00pm Where: Pleasants Family Room, Wilson Library, UNC – Chapel Hill Facebook event: Hosts: ibiblio and INTRAHealth
THE WIDERNET PROJECT
Launched in 2000, the WiderNet Project, a service program based at the University of Iowa School of Library and Information Science, is improving digital communications in developing countries.
The project trains computer technicians and coaches decision-makers at universities in the developing world, providing on-site hands-on training, cutting-edge research on information technology issues facing the developing world, and donating new and refurbished computer equipment to partner universities. Over 3,600 technicians, decision makers, and librarians have been through our training programs across Africa.
The WiderNet Project also provides millions of digital educational resources to those without adequate Internet connectivity via the innovative eGranary Digital Library.
More information about the project can be found here
Jeffery Beam and Josh Hockensmith began what will be an irregular reading series in Chatham County at Josh’s house this Saturday. It’s always a pleasure to hear Jeffery, who began his presentation by singing a Neil Young song and then took us back into time to some of the first of his published poems some I heard almost 30 years ago. Josh’s poems were varied in style including his personal poetic movement Velocityism and poems as questions (influenced nicely by Pablo Neruda’s Book of Questions).
Florida’s reaction according to Doss: He was — to put it mildly — awestruck: “In a word it is amazing. It is exactly the message our communities need to send, not to just to each other but to the world.”