On this page, please add your ideas for demonstrators and your comments and suggested elaborations about potential demonstrators listed. Right now these are just ideas for Demonstrators -- we need to recommend which ones should be built.Kaylea Champion is staff liaison for this working group and also the PM for Demonstrators for the Project. Feel free to get in touch directly with Kaylea if you have questions, comments, etc. for the bamboo program team regarding Demonstrators.
Ideas for demonstrators from Workshop #2 brainstorming
Demonstrators display a concept, serve as a reference model, and reflect and test the results of discussion and analysis. For more, see About Demonstrators.
In thinking about creating Demonstrators for Workshop #3, we want to identify projects that fit the size rule of 3 -- i.e., demonstrations that can be developed into presentable form in 3 hours, 3 days, or 3 weeks. Demonstrators (typically) will not be fully functional; they may in fact just be mock ups or streaming media designed to illustrate a model or approach useful in discussions about Project Bamboo. We have access to some Project staff to support construction of Demonstrators, including systems, programming, and visualization support, but in many cases the best people to work on the demonstrator are the people who already know the tools, disciplines, etc., so if you have something to contribute, please say so. See also information on the Join Us in Demonstrator Work page.
The following is a list of Demonstrator ideas surfaced at Workshop #2. Please add new ideas and your comments on the ideas listed here. Add directly to the list and/or by creating comment threads at the bottom of the page. For more about using this wiki see 1, 2, and 3.
- A demonstrator that illustrates the idea of turning user behaviors into criteria of relevance.
- It would combines social networking with social discovery and coediting, across disciplinary and knowledge domains. It would also allows for student-teacher-researcher interaction.
- Purdue University is working on one and its participating team would be glad to give a presentation/demo/workshop.
- An rss feed ecosystem which would illustrate the idea of collaborative collation and distribution of information (a la Wordpress... We should not ignore the obvious).
- Sorin Matei at Purdue has been experimenting with such applications for some time and would be happy to give a demonstration.
- A demonstrator of an integrated, collaborative learning and discovery system that funnels information tagged on the basis of time and space criteria to the user wherever the user might be (real or virtual representation of geographic space). The platform is fully functional, including location aware capabilities (information is delivered on the fly when the user is at a specific location). In addition, the platform can be used for historical reenactments and for connecting traditional (analog) digital realms of information. see http://visiblepast.net
- A demonstrator wiki that would allow us to collect the items for a tools registry (entries could be tagged by the domain/activity/themes/degree of interoperability).
- A demonstrator that would create a template for use cases and case studies template that will allow us to define the typical problem - not just a list of tools, but what are they trying to solve? Can they be reused, reconfigured in a specific scholarly process?
- A generic workflow representation for scholarly activity which would be customizable by domain
- A demonstrator service to get an image that facilitates sharing of content across multiple formats
- A demonstrator of a Template for defining problem sets
- A demonstrator to facilitate sharing text or interoperating across shared texts; e.g., sharing multiple texts from multiple archives and asking an analytical question across all of them
- A demonstrator to represent discovery of content as well as tool discovery registry.
- A demonstrator service to extract entities: extracting people, locations, other things for which people can specify ontologies
- A demonstrator service that maps extracted date entities to MIT timeline (so as to exploit SIMILE), and extracted location entities to Google Maps
- A demonstrator to pull annotations across repositories
- Scholarly mashup environment - stitch together multiple tasks