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"Future of Thinking"@HASTAC 2010

*Disclaimer from the Hastac team: This is a legacy page for the HASTAC 2010 conference. Please note not all links work or link to pages that no longer exist*

We're getting more and more excited about the upcoming HASTAC 2010, our first global and fully virtual HASTAC conference, with eight countries serving as hubs and so many papers and other interesting events, some of which will be revealed in more detail this week.

 

Over 200 people have registered so far--and we recommend you register as soon as possible so you don't get caught in the inevitable final crunch and find yourself shut out by systems overload.   We are also lining up HASTAC Scholars and others to live blog the event, both on this site and on Twitter which we'll feed into a page on this site as we have done at other conferences. 

 

David and I had a blast talking bicoastally--he in Irvine,CA, me in Durham, NC--about "The Future of Thinking."  Sheryl Grant, our Director of Social Networking and a Ph.D. Student in the famous SILS program at UNC, conducted the interview.   It will go live at 11 am on Thursday, April 15.   We're pretty excited.  It was almost seamless talking back and forth using iChat and the teams at both ends of the shoot worked so that we'd be the same size, with similar backgrounds, and so forth, so it would seem as much as possible like we were in the same room.  A funny illusion, helped by both of us having had conversations of this type for going on a decade now!

 

IF ANYONE HAS QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS ABOUT THE TALK, FEEL FREE TO LEAVE THEM BELOW AND I'LL BE ANSWERING UP THROUGH THE BROADCAST AND AFTER. 

 

The conversation is based on our book THE FUTURE OF THINKING:  LEARNING INSTITUTIONS IN A DIGITAL AGE (MIT Press, 2010) and available on a free download here:   http://mitpress.mit.edu/catalog/item/default.asp?ttype=2&tid=12181. There's a link in the left sidebar that you can click on.

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And here's general information about the virtual HASTAC conference, HASTAC 2010: Grand Challenges and Global Innovations Conference;

To participate in HASTAC 2010, you should do the following:

1) Visit http://nucri.nu.edu/hastac/ to register. Registration is free.

then

2) Visit wave.google.com. Scroll to the bottom of the page to "Request an invitation." It will take 24-48 hours for your application to be approved and google will notify you that your wave account has been activated via the email you provided them.

then, if you want to participate in Second Life events,

3) visit www.secondlife.com and register for your free account. That happens automatically and allows you to then customize your avatar.

The conference will launch at 9 am CST on April 15th. You can attend all events by visiting the conference schedule link above and clicking on any presentation link.

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