Visiting Scholar at UC Berkeley
This is just a brief post to explain that I’m currently a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley (UCB). I arrived on March 29th and have been spending the past two weeks getting accustomed to my new environment. I’m here on a four month grant offered by the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) at UCB and the Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation (DASTI), which is an institution under the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.
Professor Ruth Tringham from the Dept. of Anthropology is my faculty host and besides working at UCB I hope to also visit other universities in the area. I’ll be working on the concept of remediation in an effort to refine and most likely reform my model(s) for remediating people, places and practices – and needless to say future posts on this topic will follow…
I first discovered Professor Tringham back in 2008 when I read an article she had written together with colleagues Ashley and Mills on remediating places, and I had the opportunity of meeting her f2f in SF last August when I was attending the SLCC’09. Tringham and colleagues also have been using SL and meet regularly with their students on their research island, Okapi.
Mariis on Okapi Island – a remediation of Çatalhöyük, a 9000 year-old Neolithic village located in present-day central Turkey
I’ll end this post by expressing my personal gratitude to three people in particular:
- Professor Tringham for having me
- Henrik Bennetsen, Associate Director of Stanford Humanities Lab for inspiring and helping me in applying for the grant
- Lars Beer Nielsen, Technology and Research attaché at Innovation Center Denmark, Silicon Valley also for inspiring and helping me