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Data Waves – finding meaning through music

Miranda Marcus, UCL Digital Anthropology

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How do we display data in a way that is meaningful? This is the question that has been posed by Dr Robin Carhart-Harris from the Division of Brain Sciences at Imperial College London, the lead researcher on the recent clinical trials into the effects of psilocybin/psychedelics on the brain. Between 2012 and 2016, Dr Carhart-Harris’ team have conducted different studies using psilocybin (the hallucinogenic compound found in magic mushrooms) and LSD aimed at understanding the impact of potent hallucinogenic drugs on the human brain. The results have provided first evidence of the underlying changes in brain function that are associated with the well-documented drug effects and have laid the foundation for future studies to evaluate potential medical treatments for conditions such as depression, end-of-life anxiety and addiction.…

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Furnishing the Cloud Exhibition

March 9 through March 22
Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center
66 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10003

Much of our common stock of knowledge — from the inscriptions of early civilizations, the classic texts of the ancient world, the manuscripts of the Middle Ages, and the maps and scientific treatises of the Renaissance, to the tweets and open data sets of today — now resides in The Cloud. That Cloud seems to have no boundaries, no place; it floats above us, bringing its intellectual riches to those of us who are connected to it, wherever we might be. Yet The Cloud isn’t nearly as ubiquitous as the weather. Its accessibility is limited by protocols and cables, and its “content” has to be shaped, formalized through various interfaces, in order for us to perceive and process it.

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Internet Ethics Guidelines

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The Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR) has just published their second Ethics Guide. The latest guide, written by Annette Markham and Elizabeth Buchanan, with contributions from the AOIR Ethics Working committee, provides useful updates,  questions and strategies for managing “data” and other material for those of us carrying out research in and through the internet; the last guide, published in 2002, was written before the era of social media. The guide also usefully integrates perspectives from a range of countries around the world. As documents, they capture some of the rapid changes in internet practices and concerns over the last decade.

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CFP: 10 years on: looking forwards in mobile ICT research

ICA Communications and Technology Division                                                                      Mobile Communications 10th Anniversary Pre-Conference Workshop

16th and 17th June 2013
London School of Economics and Political Science
Media and Communications Department

Lead Organisers:
Leslie Haddon (Senior Researcher LSE)
Jane Vincent (Visiting Fellow University of Surrey Digital World Research)

We are pleased to invite papers for the Mobile Communications ICA Pre-Conference Workshop. In celebration of its 10th Anniversary Year we also announce the introduction of an Award for the Best Paper. We look forward to receiving your submissions and to welcoming you in London in June 2013!

Abstracts 250 ­ 500 words to be sent to Jane Vincent by 16 November 2012. Please include a 50 word max biography. Confirmation of acceptance will be sent by 4 January 2012. …

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