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June 5: Web-book chronicles history of digital literature

Grigar-80VANCOUVER, Wash. – A Web-book showing the history of electronic literature will launch online noon-2 p.m. Monday, June 1, with live tweeting and blogging by creators Dene Grigar, associate professor at Washington State University Vancouver, and Stuart Moulthrop, professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. » More …

Motorola to show mobile data capture, wireless infrastructure

TRI-CITIES – The Motorola Technology Tour is coming to WSU Tri-Cities to put on a demonstrationof its mobile data capture and wireless infrastructure, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 20, in the main parking lot along Sprout Road.

 

Hosted in its Motorola Solutions Truck, DataPro Solutions provide seminars in the morning on how mobility can and has improved companies in the Pacific Northwest. Participants will be able to view solutions available in the Tri-Cities, and discuss costs with experts.

 

Topics will include:

Mobile inspection forms

Food and waste traceability

Mobile labor tracking

Agribusiness solutions

Manufacturing solutions

Inventory and asset tracking

Maintenance tracking and service order … » More …

Digital artists-in-residence perform live installation display

VANCOUVER – The Digital Technology and Culture Program at WSU Vancouver presents multimedia artists Julie Andreyev and Simon Lysander Overstall, talking about VJ Fleet, an interactive sound and video installation involving a fleet of customized cars. Their performance will be at 5 p.m. Nov. 22 in front of the WSU Vancouver Administration Building. This event is free and open to the public.

VJ Fleet is acollaboration between the two artists in residence and students in the D TC program at WSU Vancouver. Video and audio representation of site, space and location in the city are interwoven with aspects of … » More …

Professor discusses digital Mukurtu archive

PULLMAN – Dr. Kimberly Christen, assistant professor in comparative ethnic studies at WSU will be discussing the Mukurtu Wumparrarni-kari Archive project on the BBC radio program “Digital Planet,” airing on January 29, 2008.

The Mukurtu project, a browser-based digital archive, was built around the cultural materials and personal and community photos of the Warumungu Aboriginal community in Australia’s Northern Territory.  The archive provides access to thousands of photos, videos, and other artifacts returned to the community and “virtually repatriated,” according to Christen, by national museums.

The unique aspect of the archive is that … » More …

New digital divide threatens U.S. schools

PULLMAN, Wash.—Schools across the United States are threatened by a different kind of “digital divide,” according to Dr. Eric Anctil of Washington State University.This digital divide isn’t between those who have access to technology and those who don’t. Rather, it is between students on one side and the faculty and administration on the other. Anctil, an assistant professor at the WSU College of Education, presented a paper on the problem at this week’s American Educational Research Association annual meeting in Chicago. “Students today are very tech savvy,” he says. “They consume huge amounts of media and they have created a completely new social networking universe. … » More …

Alumni-owned company establishes scholarship

VANCOUVER- Washington State University Vancouver alumni Joe Fryer and Everett Ulbricht, owners of Whizzo Technologies, have pledged money for a scholarship for students in the WSU Vancouver Digital Technology and Culture program. Fryer graduated in 2003 from the DTC program. Ulbricht graduated with a degree in Public Affairs in 2002. The $1,000 Whizzo Technologies Scholarship will be awarded annually. Students must earn a minimum of 12 credits per semester and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher to be eligible. Preference will be given to students who are the custodial single heads of a household. Fryer and Ulbricht established Whizzo Technologies out of their … » More …

Information Technology Forum to go on March 12-14

WSU information technology staff will have the opportunity to gain professional development and networking opportunities by attending the second annual WSU Information Technology Forum, titled “Being Digital in 2006: Perils and Possibilities,” March 12-14.Although the event is free, attendees must register in advance on the Information Systems website, http://infotech.wsu.edu/vpis/ITSForumReg.asp. The deadline to register is March 3.The forum will feature keynote speaker Dr. John Lawson, the former vice president for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer at Tulane University. Lawson’s presentation, titled “At Katrina’s Center, the Planning for vs. the Reality of a Disaster–the Lessons Learned,” will take place at 6 p.m. on Sunday, March … » More …

March 16 broadcast looks at digital libraries

What are digital libraries? Are they more accessible than traditional libraries? Is there still a need for physical books and journals — and new library buildings?These and related questions will be addressed in a national satellite broadcast produced at 10:30 a.m.-noon Wednesday, March 16, in FSHN T-101. The WSU community is invited to be part of the studio audience, which must be seated by 10:15 a.m.“Digital Libraries” is being produced for the American Distance Education Consortium by WSU’s Scott V. Fedale, director of information for the College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences.ADEC is an international consortium of state and land-grant institutions providing economic … » More …

Student art exhibit features digital printmaking

The WSU Vancouver Student Services Building Gallery is featuring student work from Fine Arts 471: Digital and Photo Processes for Printmaking. The technique makes use of the computer at some stage, but includes hand-pulled intaglios, lithographs, collographs, pigmented inkjet prints, as well as cross-hybrids of these print processes. The exhibit will be on display through the end of June. Galleries are open during building hours: Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.