> "SOCIAL COMPUTING IN 2020" BLUESKY INNOVATION COMPETITION
> The University of California Transliteracies Project and UC Santa
> Social Computing Group announce the "Social Computing in 2020: Bluesky
> Innovation Competition." What will social computing technologies and
> practices be like in the year 2020?
> * ELIGIBLE: Undergraduate or graduate students anywhere in the world.
> * AWARDS: 1st prize, $3000 USD; 2nd prize, $1000, 3rd prize, $500.
> * SUBMISSION FORMAT: Description of an idea + Imaginative realization,
> embodiment, or illustration of the idea in a variety of possible
> (e.g., an essay, story, script, application sketch, fictional
> business plan,
> * DEADLINE: January 30, 2009.
> * FULL COMPETITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Guidelines & Submission Details
> Students from any discipline--humanities, arts, social sciences,
> science, engineering, etc.--are encouraged to apply. The competition
> emphasizes visionary, thoughtful, or critical concepts rather than
> knowledge as such.
> For more information, see the full competition announcement
> Inquiries may be directed by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
> COMPETITION ORGANIZERS
> UCSB Social Computing Group (http://socialcomputing.ucsb.edu)
> (A working group in the UC Transliteracies Project:
> * Kevin Almeroth - Department of Computer Science; Associate Dean for
> Advancement and Planning, College of Engineering.
> * Jennifer Earl - Department of Sociology; Director, Center for
> Technology & Society.
> * Andrew Flanagin - Department of Communication; Co-director,
> and Digital Media@UCSB Project.
> * James Frew - Donald Bren School of Environmental Science and
> * Alan Liu - Chair, Department of English; Director, UC
> * Miriam Metzger - Department of Communication; Co-director,
> Credibility and
> Digital Media@UCSB Project.
> (With assistance from the UCSB Graduate Student Social Computing
Orientation (2 sessions) // Edrex, Monday Jan 28, 3pm -&- Thursday Jan 31, 9am, Grad MML
Final Cut Studio Overview // Ed, Wed, Feb 13, 6-8pm, Grad MML
Final Cut // Finn, February 10, Noon-2, List MML
Pro Tools // Cordey, Feb 3, 2:00-3:30, Grad MML
Action Script - Flash // Max, Jan 27, 1pm-3pm, List MML
Animation - Flash // Emily, Jan 27, 1pm-3pm, List MML
InDesign // Ed, Wed, Feb 6, 6pm-8pm List MML
Illustrator // Brian & Jessica, February 17, Sunday, 2pm, List MML
Logic - James, Feb 3, Sunday, 4pm, Grad MML
After Effects - Brian, Sunday, Feb 10, 2pm, List MML
Does a class end during your shift? Check the Class Schedule to find out. Make sure the Projector is off and that the Classroom door is closed.
Please carefully read/review the Consultant Manual. You can download the Manual as a word file by clicking here:
NetBoot Updates for the Spring Semester:
Apple Logic Pro 8
Flip 4 Mac
VideoEditing Updates for the Spring Semester:
Since I graduated, we are in need of a new consultant to take over the administration of the consultant weblog. Interested candidates should contact Edrex or Ed. Thanks! -Seth
The MML will be putting on an online gallery/show to coincide with the Boston Cyberarts festival (www.bostoncyberarts.org) and the CAVE presentations in Providence.
We are looking to begin building the GUI, shell, and back end of the project during mid-March. We will accept student work submissions in mid-April. We've selected April 30 as the "release date"/"show date" for this gallery.
We are looking for help for the following:
- graphic design of the website
- technical design of the website (may include PHP/mySQL)
- collection of student work in the form of still images
- collection of student work in the form of audio
- collection of student work in the form of films/videos/moving image
- collection of student work in the form of interactive screen-based work
- release/show event planning.
Please indicate in the comment area about your preferred role in this event.
Heads up: The Final MU11 assignment is due Dec. 11.
Gear up for that crazy barrage of Pro Tools questions by familiarizing yourself with the Pro Tools info posted to the Consultant Blog, because boy oh boy, itís gonna get real hot, real fast.
On a separate note, will people be available to consult on Dec. 19 (Sunday) and Dec. 20 (Monday)?
Please indicate in the comments section either way....
There is a pair of eyeglasses inside a brown snap-shut case that is missing inside the Grad Center MML. The frames are brown and thin rectangular; they've been missing since Sunday night. If you find them, please post back to this immediately and keep them with you and/or the consultant after you. Thanks!
I've included a schematic of Grad MML Emergency Exit Routes (with fire extinguisher locations) in the blue Consultant Time Log Binder, at the Grad MML.
We're looking for a web designer for Wendy Chun's new book. Obviously, HTML and Photoshop know-how is a must, and Flash knowledge is a plus.
Please be ready to show a portfolio of previous web work. Contact me directly for more info.
Please pass the word.
Does anyone know where the keys are for list lab?
The copy that is usually at the art office on the 2nd floor is not there, so I had call campus security to let me in.
If you have the keys, please return them to the art office.
Thank you. -Seth
Anyone know why it is about 100 degrees in the list lab?
I called facilities and they will be sending over a heating tech, but I was wondering if anyone had dealt with this before.
Please read this post carefully -- the information below concerns your safety and the safety of those in the MMLab/Classroom during your shift. I have confirmed details of the events and strategies for safety in a meeting today with Risk Management, Service and Response, Facilities, and other members of CIS, and would like to share them with you.
On Friday October 8, there was a carbon monoxide incident in Graduate Center Tower E. Risk Management was on the scene in response to a caller complaining of odors in the building (3:42pm). Tim Riley of Risk Management determined with a CO meter that Carbon Monoxide levels were very high, and activated the fire alarm system to alert and evacuate the Tower E occupants. We immediately evacuated the Grad MML and Classroom, and made sure no one entered the space until the Fire Department gave the OK to reenter the building. We closed the Multimedia Lab facilities for the day.
I verified with the Public Safety sergeant on Saturday October 9, to make sure that it was indeed safe for the Grad MML to reopen on Sunday and Monday.
(The high CO levels were due to exhaust from the boiler room being forced back in by an A/C condensing unit, a problem resulting from poor engineering of the boiler's exhaust scoop. The boiler has been secured and will not be used until the underlying cause is corrected.)
We are actively pursuing ways to better safeguard against another such incident. Facilities is looking into installing Carbon Monoxide detectors in the Boiler Room that will be tied into the building's Fire Alarm system. Stephen Morin of Risk Management will be conducting training on Emergency Procedures -- and you are invited to attend. I will broadcast the date and time when that info is available.
While there are Brown emergency response procedures in place, I would like to reiterate some important things we covered during MML Orientation.
During your shifts, you are THE PERSON IN CHARGE of the Multimedia Lab and Classroom.
If something is amiss, do NOT hesitate to call for help when you need it, for non-emergency _and_ emergency situations.
The following departments are available during weekdays, weeknights, AND weekends:
Police, Fire, and Medical Emergencies:†† x34111
Public Safety, x33322
Facilities Management, x37800
Environmental Health and Safety, x33353
Alert Public Safety immediately by calling x4111, or setting off the fire alarm. Make sure someone outside the facility is aware of your urgent situation first. Do not hesitate with evacuation of Multimedia Lab _and_ Classroom users. (For the Grad Center, gather near the base of the Spiral Staircase). Do a head count outside, if possible. Remember, while it is important to tend to others' safety, it is also extremely important to make sure YOU ARE SAFE as well. Do not endanger yourself.
There are multiple exits for both Multimedia Lab facilities. There is a secondary exit in the Multimedia Classroom at both List and Grad Center.
Use the fire extinguisher in order to exit the room only -- not to put out the fire yourself.
Please consult the following websites for more information.
If you have any further questions, please contact me or Ed.
Grad VideoEditing towers' software have been updated...most importantly, FCP 4.5 HD.
On October 8 and 15, Wendy Chun has the Grad MML reserved from 11:00am to 5:00pm...as part of yet another digital media extravaganza...
I have restored this machine so this behavior should go away. Please let me know if FCP or this machine freezes again.
There will be a MC33 Game Lab session tomorrow from 7-10pm in the Grad MML. To use the Game Config, please download and read the following FAQ.
So, where exactly is that tunnel under provdence? How wouuld I get to it?
PLEASE, I MUST KNOW!
RE: Shift trades -- please make sure to _publicly_ reply to the MMLab-L listserv about which shifts (include time, date, which Lab) you are taking so Ed can track changes.
Training Session info. Bring your IDs with you so we can fill out I-9 forms.
***Tuesday, 4:20~6:20pm, in the Grad Center Classroom***
***Wednesday, 7:25-9:25pm, in the Grad Center Classroom/MML***
Click on "Consultant FACEBOOK" (top right link) to see pictures and names of your fellow Consultants. Who's missing, and how we can we get a picture of you in there?
RE: Shift trades -- please make sure to _publicly_ reply to the MMLab-L listserv about which shifts (include time, date, which Lab) you are taking. Ed is tracking and making note of the shift changes, and he won't be able to do it if e-mails are being exchanged directly between Consultants.
Secondly, please see below for Training Session info. Please read the Consultant MANUAL (keep in mind that there are some minor changes, I'll tell you what the changes are in the meeting.) Bring your IDs with you so we can fill out I-9 forms!
***Tuesday, 4:20~6:20pm, in the Grad Center Classroom***
***Wednesday, 7:25-9:25pm, in the Grad Center Classroom/MML***
Lily, I need to work out when I can get you up to speed. Is there anyone else we need to coordinate a free time to train?
Thanks to Ed for taking the pictures. I've posted our "Facebook" on the Consultant Web (Blog).
Thank you all,
I am posting the message body of message broadcasts I send out via the listserv, so that it is included as part of the searchable knowledgebase of the Consultant Web Blog.
First day of work will be this Monday, Sept. 13.
Click "Continue reading 'Edrex.Listserv.Fall04.Broadcast.1'" below to see the message body.
Gentle reminder: we still have the following shifts available in the Grad MML--
We have temporarily assigned those shifts to Katelin Crook, but we don't know if Kate can actually take those shifts. Kate? Also, Thomas Greenwood might chime in and volunteer for those shifts.
To reiterate RE: MML Consultant communication....
(a) Send e-mail to "MMLab-L@listserv.brown.edu" regarding shift scheduling and more urgent messages.
(b) Questions, answers to those questions, and broadcasts will be posted to the Consultant blog.
The MML website, the easiest URL to remember -- http://www.brown.edu/cis/mml -- has a login link in the bottom-right corner.
The login will be your first name's first letter + last name,
the temporary password is "mml"....
You may post messages through that interface...and at the bottom left is a link labeled "View Site," which will take you to this page:
Contact information has already been posted to the blog, the link is on the right-hand side labeled "Consultant CONTACT INFO." Note that John Gruen, Thomas Greenwood are the Substitute Consultants we can count on to help us out when we can't make a shift.
First day of work is this Monday, Sept. 13.
Nathan, Elisabeth, Lily, Eric, you must come in through the STG entrance. Directions are found here:
During your shift, login to your workstation as