Europeana as a research tool?

Submitted by Isto Huvila on Fri, 10/25/2013 - 13:32

I had an opportunity to participate in a workshop organised by the Europeana Cloud project on how Europeana could better support social science research. The workshop was attended besides myself and people from the project by a group of (mainly) Scandinavian social science researchers.

CfP: CAA-SE conference in Lund Dec 2-4, 2013

Submitted by Isto Huvila on Wed, 09/25/2013 - 08:13

Quoting https://sites.google.com/site/caasweden/konferens-2013

"CAA Sverige är en officiell del av internationella CAA (Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology) och den andra nationella konferensen kommer att äga rum i Lund. Vi vill härmed bjuda in alla intresserade av användningen av digitala redskap inom arkeologi till en givande konferens.

Årets konferens arrangeras i samarbete med ArkDIS-projektet samt HumLab vid Lunds universitet och stöds med medel från Crafoordska stiftelsen.

ARKDIS lecture in Uppsala: Examples of archaeological 3D projects in Uppåkra, Catalhöyuk and Gamla Uppsala

Submitted by Isto Huvila on Mon, 09/23/2013 - 05:44

Archaeological Information in the Digital Society (ARKDIS) Research Project organises an open lecture by Dr. Nicolo Dell'Unto (Lund University) and Dr. Daniel Löwenborg (Uppsala University) titled Examples of archaeological 3D projects in Uppåkra, Catalhöyuk and Gamla Uppsala on Friday 27 September, 2013 at 13.15-14.00 Room 2/K1024, English Park Campus, Uppsala University.

Around information?

Submitted by Isto Huvila on Tue, 08/20/2013 - 15:05

Luciano Floridi's claim that Plato is the best guide to the problems with Big Data was in many ways exemplary of my souveniers of this years CoLIS 8 conference (in Copenhagen) so far. Many presenters have raised important questions and provided at least very good preliminary answers to varying questions about what different information things are about.

Review of Information Services and Digital Literacy: In Search of the Boundaries of Knowing

Submitted by Isto Huvila on Mon, 08/12/2013 - 13:03

A review by Lynn Allardyce Irvine (Library Review, 2013, Vol. 62 Iss: 6/7) of my book "Information Services and Digital Literacy: In Search of the Boundaries of Knowing":

"Huvila’s book is a stimulating, thought- provoking analysis of contemporary information culture which challenges many accepted ideas about ‘new users’, technologies, participation and how we find and know things."

Where the things come from we learn at museums?

Submitted by Isto Huvila on Thu, 06/27/2013 - 14:36

My article "How a Museum Knows? Structures, Work Roles, and Infrastructures of Information Work" on information work at museum(s) was recently published in JASIST. The idea and interest to the study is undoubtedly related to that I was at a time working at a museum, but also to my general interest in understanding where the information at an information institution comes from.

Sorting the metaverse out and how metaverse is sorting us out

Submitted by Isto Huvila on Mon, 05/27/2013 - 18:37

A new book chapter "Sorting the metaverse out and how metaverse is sorting us out" I wrote on how virtual worlds and metaverse are organising us, is out in the The Immersive Internet: Reflections on the Entangling of the Virtual with Society, Politics and the Economy (Palgrave-MacMillan 2013) edited by Dominic Power (Uppsala University) and Robin Teigland (Stockholm School of Economics).

Archaeological 3D documentation, modelling, reconstructions and analysis in Dec 2013 in Lund

Submitted by Isto Huvila on Fri, 04/26/2013 - 17:45

ARKDIS project organises in association with the Swedish chapter (CAA-SE) of the international Computer applications and quantitative methods in archaeology (CAA) organisation and Lund Humanities Lab an international conference/workshop in Lund in December 2-4, 2013.