This wiki space contains archival documentation of Project Bamboo, April 2008 - March 2013.
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Folks - here is one proposed topic paragraph (sort of long), based on an interview with our interim director of the Center for the Humanities at UW-Madison. Call it virtual conferences and/or virtual collaboration:
With the economic situation (and environmental concerns for our carbon footprints), people will have to travel less to professional conferences. What kinds of facilities can Bamboo create or offer to substitute for travel? We need to try to get ahead of the game on this, especially for international conferences. We need to find solutions and models that work. How can you get all the informal aspects of a conference, not only the formal presentations, papers, and Q&A sessions? This can also apply to research work groups - as in her field of 19th century poetry - getting scholars together for workshops, digital or virtual - we need to find out what works here. (Example of MLA discussion groups, but highly interactive.) The emphasis is on collaboration and collaborative research, need specific technologies for different collaborative styles and preferences (workshops, conferences, etc), not a universal, one-size-fits all. Accompanying this should be some way to access all the supporting and resulting content which is the subject and outcome of the collaboration.
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