Session: Open Forum on Collaborations among the Humanities, Arts, Sciences, and Technology
  Chair: Kevin Franklin (University of California Humanities Research Institute)
  Time: Wednesday, November 19, 5:00PM - 6:00PM
  Rm #: 16-18
  Kevin Franklin (University of California Humanities Research Institute), Ann Redelfs (Cornell University)
  HASTAC ("Haystack"), the Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Advanced Collaboratory, a strategic alliance of scientists, humanists, artists, social theorists, legal specialists, and information technology specialists, invites SC03 attendees to participate in an open discussion of current and future collaborations. HASTAC was founded on the belief that the future of cyberinfrastructure must be driven by creative discovery across disciplinary divides because of the profound impact of new technologies on individuals and society. At SC03, the opportunity to bring together the expertise and experience within HASTAC and the SC community is critical to the future development of science and technology, and to the engagement of a much broader community.

Topics at the SC03 BOF will include, but will not be limited to, collaborations in high-performance computing, biotechnologies, digital libraries, multimedia, archiving and search technologies, interoperable standards, and systems for virtual communications environments such as visualization caves. Issues of transformation, animation, preservation, and conservation will also be discussed, along with plans to create, implement, distribute, and analyze new knowledge and discovery spaces.

HASTAC includes scholars, practitioners, and industry representatives. The group participated in this year╠s Global Grid Forum in Seattle, WA, discussing strategic alliances within the Grid community and taking part in the development of the Global Grid Forum Humanities and Social Science Grid Research Group.

Founding HASTAC members include the UCHRI; Duke University's John Hope Franklin Center and Humanities Institute, Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH); Stanford Humanities Lab; Virginia Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities; SDSC; NCSA; Minority Serving Institutions High-performance Computing Working Group; Creative Commons; California Digital Library; and several other major digital archiving and exhibition centers, along with groups with overlapping concerns such as the Coalition for Networked Information, the National Initiative for a Networked Cultural Heritage, and industry partners.
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