CNI Spring 2020
Virtual Membership Meeting
Welcome to CNI’s Virtual Spring Meeting!
While the in-person Spring Member Meeting has been canceled, CNI is continuing the conversation with live webcasts of plenary sessions and participating project briefings.
Plenary speakers, Robert Sanderson (The Getty Trust) and Tara McPherson (University of Southern California) will launch our meeting on March 30th and 31st at 4 p.m. EDT respectively. Meeting registrants should have received information on how to sign up for the plenary sessions. Please contact email@example.com if you did not receive this information but believe you should have.
Meeting registrants were sent information on how to sign up for live webcasts (to take place between Monday, March 30 and Friday, May 29). Videos of most participating project briefings will be made available publicly as soon as possible.
Presenters of 30-minute and one hour sessions were sent webinar scheduling instructions (see also Information for Presenters); meeting participants were sent joining instructions. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you did not receive this information but believe you should have.
Short update presenters: instructions will be sent out shortly.
A detailed schedule is being updated continuously.
Representatives from CNI member organizations gather twice annually to explore new technologies, content, and applications, to further collaboration, to analyze technology policy issues, and to catalyze the development and deployment of new projects. Each member organization may send two representatives.
Project briefings are the very heart of every membership meeting, allowing participants to interact informally about projects, initiatives, and ideas of their own choosing. Anyone may propose a project briefing, including groups/individuals from non-member institutions and organizations.
Robert Sanderson, The Getty Trust
Robert Sanderson is an internationally known information scientist and expert in Linked Open Data and cultural heritage standards. He is the J. Paul Getty Trust’s first Semantic Architect and is a passionate advocate for open digital cultural heritage. He is responsible for the design and direction of cultural heritage data information models and their implementation with a primary goal of striking the right balance between ease of publication and consumption, and the precision of the data’s semantics. He has previously been a Standards Advocate at Stanford University, a Research Scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Research Library, and a Lecturer in Computer Science at the University of Liverpool.
Tara McPherson, University of Southern California
Tara McPherson is Professor and Chair in USC’s School of Cinematic Arts, Director of the Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study, and Faculty Chair of Visions and Voices. She is author of two award-winning books, Feminist in a Software Lab (Harvard University Press 2018) and Reconstructing Dixie (Duke 2003), as well as co-editor of Hop on Pop (Duke 2003) and Transmedia Frictions (California 2014), and editor of Digital Youth, Innovation and the Unexpected (MIT 2008.) Her scholarship engages the cultural dimensions of media with a particular interest in digital media. Here, her research focuses on the digital humanities, early software histories, gender, and race, as well as upon the development of new tools and paradigms for digital publishing, learning, and authorship.
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