The promise of the Digital Adventure is to create a truly great and global, welsh digital heartland. It should invigorate the local economy in Wales through encouraging the digital service infrastructure that will sustain the adventure; it should bring together the story, the community and the institutions; it should use the adventure to reflect the historical, technological, linguistic, cultural and political identities of Wales; and it should inspire academic research through Welsh Studies in a new, broadened guise that supports Wales’ own great adventure. This digital adventure will require Welsh Institutions to come together in a way as yet unforeseen, adopting and creating methods as yet unknown, as exponential digital development is inherently impossible to plan. If we can build it, someone will do something completely unexpected and unexplored with it. The challenge is to build it, and build it in a way that will support a vibrant, emergent, digital and welsh culture.
a digital nation
engage, collaborate, digitize democracy
Provide network and application level services
Build a digital nation
It is still quite amazing how much the digital world can hinder, not help. It is such a fantastic resource, and opportunity, and there’s an app for that you know. But at times, maybe more than even we realise, it can really ‘mess with your head.’ A recent experience with tech illustrates. A decision to Read more about Complexities: there’s not an app for that[…]
The Village R. S. Thomas Scarcely a street, too few houses To merit the title; just a way between The one tavern and the one shop That leads nowhere and fails at the top Of the short hill, eaten away By long erosion of the green tide Of grass creeping perpetually nearer This last outpost Read more about Happy #NationalPoetryDay 2016[…]
In a previous post I mentioned the idea of the Digital Estate, an idea originally from a colleague referring in a similar way to our physical estate — buildings etc. — to our online presence and world that is usually made up of many different systems and services. Even as an individual we may have a Read more about The Digital Estate[…]
Digital Latin Library digitallatin.org “The Digital Latin Library (DLL) is a joint project of the Society for Classical Studies, the Medieval Academy of America, and the Renaissance Society of America. The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s Scholarly Communications Program funds the project, and the University of Oklahoma hosts it. We use the word “library” to describe Read more about Digital Latin Library[…]
A Shorthand social story about the building of Swansea University’s Bay Library
For Wales, 2016 is the Year of Adventure. In this fledgling digital world of ours though, every year is full of digital adventures, where new technologies, services, apps, ideas and people come to the fore. The prologue to the digital adventure is about the idea that there will be a time after technological development to Read more about A Year of Digital Adventure: building our digital estate[…]
… But what strange art, what magic can dispose The troubled mind to change its native woes? Or lead us willing from ourselves, to see Others more wretched, more undone than we? This BOOKS can do;–nor this alone; they give New views to life, and teach us how to live; They soothe the grieved, the Read more about National Poetry Day 2015[…]
To be a digital, online language we might expect that various support tools are required, foundations if you like. Languages need computer support, digital tools and from these a range of advances become possible. Without these tools and foundations then might languages struggle in an online world? This is only a starting point, but we Read more about The making of a digital language?[…]
An alternative to the Turing Test, an annual challenge with its first submission in October 2015. See Nuance’s website for more information.
I was just reading an informative piece, as always, by the 1709 blog which summarises the state around digital exhaustion. Not the tiredness of computers, but the way in which digital artefacts can be resold or passed on: Whether EU law allows digital exhaustion arguably remains however an unresolved issue, with diverging interpretations being provided Read more about Digital Exhaustion[…]