Paris, 22 January 2007
EFITA newsletter / 293 / European Federation for Information Technology in Agriculture, Food and the Environment
URGENT: Did you send your paper summary for the next EFITA congress in 2007 in Glasgow ?
2 - 5 July 2007 - Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland, UK
Contact: Caroline PARKER
Statistics about the use of ICT by French farmers
EFITA junior researchers’ prize
GIEA project (web site in French)
A presentation of the GIEA project aiming at establishing agricultural data dictionaries to make easier farm management and traceability…
It is always funny to use automatic translation tools. Orestis TRINGIDES (from Cyprus – orestis(a)amalgamacy.info) told me to test this one proposed by Google.
E.g. I tried to translate from French to English and from French to German the following web sites:
The results are not too bad!
Contact: Guy WAKSMAN
The role of technology in participatory practice
28 - 31 August - LONDON
The Participatory Geographies Working Group invites papers for an organized session at the 2007 RGS-IBG meeting…
Over the last decade, new technologies have become more widespread and affordable, and in the process they have opened up new possibilities for participatory practice in research and activism. Independent media organisations broadcast via the internet, mobile phones are used to convene political demonstrations and marginalized groups use video cameras to document their concerns. In academia, participatory blended online and offline teaching, collectively-authored websites and online discussion-groups reflect practices of shared knowledge-building. Researchers ask participants to photograph their everyday environments cameras, and video-conferencing is being explored as a way to extend participation at academic conferences. These technological options do not only open new possibilities for participatory practice, they also invite theoretical questions about the blending of offline and online space and the way technologies can be used to exclude or include people from these spaces.
For this session, we invite papers from academics and practitioners using technologies in innovative ways in their research, teaching, or activism roles. We will then take time to reflect and debate on the spaces created, discussing the opportunities and risks for participatory practice these technologies represent. Finally, we intend to explore ways in which practitioners, including geographers committed to participation, can contribute to the inclusive use of such technologies.
Session convenors: Sarah Elwood (University of Washington), Duncan Fuller (Northumbria University), Chris High (Open University), Dorothea Kleine (Cambridge University).
Please email abstracts (200 words) to Sarah ELWOOD, email@example.com , by 1 February 2007.
Seen on US Bumper stickers
These bumper stickers were compiled by Jerry Paull, a former Methodist minister in Lakeside, Ohio who writes: "the following actual bumper stickers are now on cars. I didn't write any of them. I'm only the messenger. If they make you laugh, good. If they make you cry, good. If they make you angry, that's good too."
- BLIND FAITH IN BAD LEADERSHIP IS NOT PATRIOTISM
- IF YOU SUPPORTED BUSH, A YELLOW RIBBON WON'T MAKE UP FOR IT
- OF COURSE IT HURTS. YOU'RE GETTING SCREWED BY AN ELEPHANT
- RELIGIOUS FUNDAMENTALISM: A THREAT ABROAD, A THREAT AT HOME
- WHEN JESUS SAID LOVE YOUR ENEMIES, I THINK HE MEANT DON'T KILL THEM
- I'D RATHER HAVE A PRESIDENT WHO SCREWED HIS INTERN THAN ONE WHO SCREWED HIS COUNTRY
- JESUS WAS A SOCIAL ACTIVIST -- THAT IS A LIBERAL
- HEY BUSH! WHERE'S BIN LADEN?
- STOP MAD COWBOY DISEASE
- GEORGE W. BUSH: MAKING TERRORISTS FASTER THAN HE CAN KILL THEM
- DEMOCRATS ARE SEXY. WHOEVER HEARD OF A GOOD PIECE OF ELEPHANT?
- CORPORATE MEDIA: WEAPONS OF MASS DECEPTION
- HONOR OUR TROOPS; DEMAND THE TRUTH
- REBUILD IRAQ? WHY NOT SPEND 87 BILLION ON AMERICA?
- FACT: BUSH OIL 1999: $19 BARREL --- 2006: $70 BARREL
- THE LAST TIME RELIGION CONTROLLED POLITICS, PEOPLE GOT BURNED AT THE STAKE
Contact : Bernard P. AUXENFANS
Mél : auxenfans(a)@attglobal.net
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