19.147 events in London and CMC

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 15 Jul 2005 06:48:20 +0100

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 19, No. 147.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

         Date: Fri, 15 Jul 2005 06:41:54 +0100
         From: Claire Warwick <c.warwick_at_ucl.ac.uk>
         Subject: events in London and CMC

I read Willard's posting about the role of CMC in the aftermath of
the London bombs with interest. As someone else who works in London I
found it amazing how quickly messages came in from all manner of
people, which caused a remarkable sense of literally global
connection. In this context, if humanists are not already aware of
it, they might be interested to look at
http://www.werenotafraid.com/. This site uses images to capture a
sense of global solidarity. It's been remarkably successful, and
apparently grew out of a message sent to the site owner''s blog. It
really does seem to have captured the imagination of people all over
the world, ad indeed taken the humble London Transport logo to a new
level of meaning. I for one find it moving and impressive, so I'd
recommend a visit. Incidentally they are selling merchandise whose
profits will be donated to the London bomb relief fund, so you can
also help with that if you so wish.

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