Nov 21, 2006

Information Space for Europe

eEurope - A single European Information Space:
"This pillar combines regulatory and other instruments at the Commission’s disposal to create a modern, market-oriented regulatory framework for the digital economy."

Nov 18, 2006

PIM SIG

PIM Community In ACM:
"Personal Information Management (PIM) is the management of information (e.g. files, emails, and bookmarks) by an individual in support of his/her roles and tasks. Although PIM is practiced daily by millions of people, a research community has never been established. This SIG aims to provide an opportunity for researchers, students and designers who share an interest in the field to meet and discuss key issues. We hope the SIG will lay the foundation for an ongoing PIM research community."

Nov 16, 2006

informação?

Informação é o que sentimos falta quando não temos ;-)

Nov 15, 2006

Blogging as a research tool - ethnography

[via Lorenz Khazaleh] Erkan Saka (2006). Blogging as a Research Tool for Ethnographic Fieldwork. Paper submitted to the annual conference of the Association of Internet Researchers, Internet Research 7.0: Internet Convergences, Brisbane, Qld, Australia, September 27 - 30, 2006:
"This presentation argues that blogging emerges as a new research tool for the ones conducting ethnographic fieldwork. Moreover, I argue throughout my paper that new media with a particular emphasis in blogging will have even larger consequences for the discipline of anthropology. In order to substantiate my main argument I focus on these issues: a) Blogging might be a remedy to the anxiety of being in ‘after the fact’ that is shared by many anthropologists. Blogging takes place in the present tense while actively engaging with ‘the fact’; b) blogging brings immediate feedback c) not only from the limited scholarly circles but from a wider public/audience d) which exposes the ethnographer to a much more effective issue of accountability. Moreover, e) blogging urges to see motives in a more regular sense, thus creates a strong sense of regularity f) that forces the ethnographer to produce on a regular basis g) with a constant appeal to narrate what would normally remain fragments of fieldnotes. In addition to depending on scholarly sources of interest, this paper exploits the presenter’s own experience of blogging during his fieldwork."
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Nov 4, 2006

gatering info to Lyon

Next week i'll be in Lyon (SINCT project). While preparing things to get my way around the city, i've started collecting pieces of information that can help me move around to an unknown place.
For getting a sense of the city i've started in Flickr and look for photos tagged with lyon (...i'm already seduced by it). After cheking prices for companies flying from Lisbon to Lyon, accepting the suggestion from a Lyon project partner for lodging, i'm now looking for other practicalities (weather, maps, what to do, transportation in the city,... and wi-fi internet access ;). Do have any suggestions / tips / must see / good places (not expensive) to eat?...
What do you do before going on a work trip to an unknown place?...

PS - And because of my passion for Paris (and good chocolate too ;-) ended up in paris breakfasts.