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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 13, No. 479.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

       [1] From: Arun-Kumar Tripathi <tripathi@statistik.uni- (63)
             Subject: Social Tele-embodiment: Understanding Presence by Eric

       [2] From: Arun-Kumar Tripathi <tripathi@statistik.uni- (52)
             Subject: "Web Ethics" chat in CyberForum@ArtCenter

       [3] From: Arun-Kumar Tripathi <tripathi@statistik.uni- (58)
             Subject: Ars Electronica, Object to Be Destroyed, Photographer
                     of Modernity

       [4] From: Arun-Kumar Tripathi <tripathi@statistik.uni- (73)
             Subject: "Socrates in the Labyrinth --Hypertext-Argument-

             Date: Mon, 13 Mar 2000 07:18:35 +0000
             From: Arun-Kumar Tripathi <tripathi@statistik.uni-dortmund.de>
             Subject: Social Tele-embodiment: Understanding Presence by Eric

    Greetings humanist groups,

    Hello, Eric Paulos will be speaking at Seminar on People, Computers and
    Design of Stanford University Program in Human-Computer Interaction ON
    "Social Tele-embodiment: Understanding Presence" NOT at UC Berkeley..Actually
    he is working at University of California, Berkeley.

    > [Forwarded via Stanford Seminar on People, Computers, and Design (CS547)
    > Home page at: <http://pcd.stanford.edu/seminar> Video at:
    > <http://stanford-online.stanford.edu/courses> **Dr. Eric Paulos will be
    > giving a lecture on "Social Tele-embodiment: Understanding Presence" -a
    > great scholar at UCB, working with great peers like John Canny and Ken
    > Goldberg..in Tele-embodiment, Robotics research and Telepistemology, etc.
    > If anyone is near to UCB, then please try to hear the lecture and attend
    > to it. --My humble request. The short abstract are (INSIDE) below. Thanks.
    > Arun Tripathi]
    > Date: Tue, 07 Mar 2000 10:39:31 -0800
    > From: Terry Winograd <winograd@cs.stanford.edu>
    > Friday, March 10, 2000, 12:30-2:00pm
    > Gates B01 (HP Classroom) and SITN
    > Eric Paulos, UC Berkeley
    > paulos@cs.berkeley.edu
    > <http://www.prop.org.>
    > TITLE: Social Tele-embodiment: Understanding Presence
    > Current computer mediated communication tools such email, chat, and
    > videoconferencing have increased our social tele-connectivity. They allow
    > us to exchange text, images, sound, and video with anyone whose interests
    > we share, professionally or socially, regardless of geographic location.
    > But for many applications something important is still missing. Existing
    > tools fail to provide us with an adequate interface into the real world in
    > which we live, work, and play.
    > This talk will describe one such approach towards solving this problem with
    > simple, inexpensive, internet-controlled, untethered tele-robots or PRoPs
    > (Personal Roving Presences). PRoPs strive to provide the sensation of
    > tele-embodiment in a remote real space. The physical tele-robot provides
    > several verbal and non-verbal communication cues including: audio, video,
    > mobility, directed gaze, proxemics, and simple gesturing. PRoPs also enable
    > their users to perform a wide gamut of human activities in the remote
    > space, such as wander around, explore, converse with people, and hang out.
    > For more information please visit <http://www.prop.org>
    > **************************************************************
    > Eric Paulos is a PhD graduate student in Computer Science at UC Berkeley.
    > His research interests revolve around mediated human communication and
    > interaction, particularly internet based personal telepresence. His focus
    > is on the physical, aural, visual, and gestural interactions between humans
    > and machines and various permutations of those interactions. He has
    > developed numerous internet based tele-operated robots since 1995 when he
    > implemented Mechanical Gaze. Subsequently he designed several small
    > human-sized Space Browsing helium filled tele-operated blimps, the first
    > tele-operated laboratory, and ground based Personal Roving Presence (PRoP)
    > devices that attempt to provide remote tele-embodiment -- the ability of a
    > user to explore, communicate, and interact freely within a remote space. He
    > expects to complete his PhD this Fall.
    > **************************************************************

    Kind Regards
    Arun Kumar Tripathi

             Date: Mon, 13 Mar 2000 07:22:07 +0000
             From: Arun-Kumar Tripathi <tripathi@statistik.uni-dortmund.de>
             Subject: "Web Ethics" chat in CyberForum@ArtCenter

    Greetings humanist scholars,

    [Please join "Web Ethics" chat in CyberForum on Saturday, March 11, 1:30
    PM PST..This time Prof. Carol Gigliotti (Interactive Arts) is there to
    take important issues of WEB ETHICS..Her one of many research interest is
    Ethics and Aesthetics of Interactive Technologies..Her remarkable and
    magnificent research work on ' Ethical Navigations through Virtual
    Technologies' can be read at: <http://www.cgrg.ohio-state.edu/Astrolabe/>
    Thanks and courtesy to Dr. Heim. --Arun]

    Date: Mon, 6 Mar 2000 16:22:07 -0800
    From: CyberForum <cyberforum@artcenter.edu>
    To: "CyberForum@ArtCenter" <CyberForum@artcenter.edu>

    Wednesday, March 11, 1:30 PM PST
    Carol Gigliotti and panel meet in 3-D avatar world
    Email: cyberforum@artcenter.edu
    Web: <http://www.mheim.com/cyberforum/index.html>

    The CyberForum presents real-time online author chats.

    On Saturday, March 11, at 1:30 PM PST, Carol Gigliotti, Ph.D.,
    discusses "Web Ethics." Carol Gigliotti is an educator
    who analyzes the ethics of Internet technology. She developed
    the website/online journal/CD-ROM "Astrolabe" and she writes
    about the values underlying the Web. Please join Carol and
    the panel for a free-flowing discussion.

    Chat log with screen grabs from previous meetings of
    the Forum are online at:

    The Forum features authors drawn from The Digital Dialectic:
    New Essays on New Media (MIT Press, 1999) collected and
    edited by Peter Lunenfeld.

    Forums are open to the public and run one hour
    on either Wednesdays or Saturdays.

    CyberForum speakers include:

    Carol Gigliotti, March 11, 1:30 PM PST
    Lev Manovich , March 25, 1:30 PM PST
    William J. Mitchell, April 5, 1:30 PM PST
    Brenda Laurel, March 1, 1:30 PM PST
    Katherine Hayles, Feb. 26, 1:30 PM PST
    Michael Heim, Feb. 9, 1:30 PM PST
    Peter Lunenfeld, Feb 2, 1:30 PM PST

    Email questions to cyberforum@artcenter.edu
    For further information and speaker bios,
    visit the website:

    To participate: Download the free Eduverse 3D browser from

    Install the software and enter as a tourist in Eduverse.
    The left panel of the Eduverse browser shows a list of
    worlds. Choose "ACCD" world and follow the other
    avatars to the Forum location. The Virtual Worlds Team
    at Art Center will be there to guide you.

    The CyberForum@ArtCenter is a production of the Virtual
    Worlds Team at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena,
    California, under the direction of Michael Heim (mheim@artcenter.edu)

             Date: Mon, 13 Mar 2000 07:23:16 +0000
             From: Arun-Kumar Tripathi <tripathi@statistik.uni-dortmund.de>
             Subject: Ars Electronica, Object to Be Destroyed, Photographer of

    Greetings Scholars,

    with courtey to Jud Wolfskill..--Arun]

    Date: Fri, 03 Mar 2000 15:47:20 GMT
    From: "Art, Photo and Film Editorial" <art_photo_film@mitpress.mit.edu>

    This message is one of a series of periodic mailings about newly released
    books in art, film, and photography. You have received this mailing
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    Follow the URLs below to our catalog for contents, abstracts, and ordering

    This month, check the MIT Press web site (http://mitpress.mit.edu) for
    books and discussion on the art of the future.

    Ars Electronica
    Facing the Future
    edited by Timothy Druckrey with Ars Electronica

    For the past two decades the Austrian-based Ars Electronica, Festival for
    Art, Technology, and Society has played a pivotal role in the development
    of electronic media. Linking artistic practice and critical theory, the
    annual festival and symposium bring together scientists, philosophers,
    sociologists, and artists in an ongoing discourse on the effects of
    digital media on creativity--and on culture itself.

    Since Ars Electronicas inception, the evolution of the artistic,
    historical, and theoretical works presented has been documented in a
    series of publications that remain crucial to any understanding of media
    art. Drawing on the abundant and inventive resources of those
    publications and on Ars Electronicas archives, this anthology collects
    the essential works that form the core of a contemporary art long
    dismissed as too technical or inaccessible.

    Object to Be Destroyed
    The Work of Gordon Matta-Clark
    Pamela M. Lee
    In this first critical account of Gordon Matta-Clarks work, Pamela M.
    Lee considers it in the context of the art of the 1970s-particularly
    site-specific, conceptual, and minimalist practices--and its
    confrontation with issues of community, property, the alienation of urban
    space, the "right to the city," and the ideologies of progress that have
    defined modern building programs.
    7 x 9, 240 pp., 99 illus., cloth ISBN 0-262-12220-0

    Germaine Krull
    Photographer of Modernity
    Kim Sichel

    Germaine Krull (1897-1985) led an extraordinary life that spanned nine
    decades and four continents. She witnessed many of the high points of
    modernism and recorded some of the major upheavals of the twentieth
    century. Her photographs include avant-garde montages, ironic studies of
    female nudes, press propaganda shots, as well as some of the most
    successful commercial and fashion images of her day. Kim Sichels study
    of this remarkable artist reveals a life of deep convictions, implausible
    transformations, complex emotional relationships, and inspired
    9 1/2 x 12 1/4, 363 pp., 191 illus., 148 duotone, cloth ISBN 0-262-19401-5

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             Date: Mon, 13 Mar 2000 07:25:50 +0000
             From: Arun-Kumar Tripathi <tripathi@statistik.uni-dortmund.de>
             Subject: "Socrates in the Labyrinth

    Greetings humanist groups,

    As a net messenger and working globally as an educator with different
    scholars and teachers round the globe and..it is a real pleasure to do the
    virtual data-mining on the various aspects of..education, philosophy,
    cyberspace, hypertext, media, education technology, arts/history..etc..
    -SO, here is once again..Arun Tripathi with his treasure trove..

    Recently, "the Father of Hypertext", Prof. Michael Joyce has given
    a "gentle title" to me as 'Global Research Assistant to the Hypertext
    Community'. What a great honour!! I love this and bow to this!

    This time, in my "treasure trove" is one Diamond ** David Kolb **

    David Kolb, is Charles A. Dana Professor of Philosophy in the Dept. of
    Philosophy and Religion at Bates College. For more details about this
    Living Legend, please visit at: <http://www.bates.edu/~dkolb/>

    He is the author of "The Critique of Pure Modernity: Hegel, Heidegger and
    After", "Postmodern Sophistications" and most terrific book, he has
    written on "Socrates in the Labyrinth" --a collection of hypertext essays
    about non-linear writing in philosophy. Socrates in the Labyrinth is a
    wide-ranging exploration of the relationships between hypertext, thought,
    and argument.

    --Prof. David Kolb has also asked some questions in his explosive essay--

    I) Does hypertext present alternatives to the logical structures of
    if-then, claim and support?

    II) Is hypertext a mere expository tool, that cannot alter the essence of
    discussion and proof? OR Is the hypertext essentially unsuited to rigorous

    Socrates in the Labyrinth is one the first works of hypertext non-fiction
    to examine and exploit the techniques of hypertext rhetoric....Socrates in
    the Labyrinth was created using Storyspace, which is a Hypertext tool for
    writers and readers..is a hypertext writing environment..

    "Socrates in the Labyrinth --Hypertext-Argument-Philosophy"

    Prof. Charles Ess has written a review of "Socrates in the Labyrinth

    In the words of Charles Ess, "..Kolb is one of the very few philosophers
    whose own work on postmodern makes him eminently well-qualified to
    consider the various postmodern views which tend to drive hypertext

    An excellent Hypertext site by George Landow
    Cyberspace, hypertext & critical theory

    David Kolb, "Postmodern Sophistications: Philosophy, Architecture, and
    Tradition, xii, 216 pp..1990

    David Kolb, "The Critique of Pure Modernity: Hegel, Heidegger, and After,


    An Anthology on Hegel's Philosophy of Religion: New Perspectives on
    Hegel's Philosophy of Religion, edited by David Kolb

    Among his other writings, include Hegel's theories of architecture.

    site at <http://www.bates.edu/~dkolb/teaching.html>

    He has also written a hyper-essay called Socrates Apology..can also be
    read at <http://www.bates.edu/~dkolb/seulmonde/Apology.html>

    His GRAND bibliography for some other essays is available at

    Please make a visit at his "Land of The Bates Hypertext Archive" at:

    Hoping most educators might take great benefits from the research works of
    David Kolb and -if any educator wanted to know more about this Living
    Legend and his tremendous works, then please mail me.

    Thanking you!
    My best regards
    Arun Tripathi
    Research Scholar
    UNI DO, Germany
    Appointed Officer: WAOE Multilingual Coordinator on Public Info Committee
    National Advisory Board Member for AmericaTakingAction, National Network
    Short Online Bio of Arun at: <http://www.iteachnet.com/resume/akumar.html>
    Arun Tripathi's Global Education Links at:

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