Re: Keep on Googlin'

From: J. R. Molloy (
Date: Fri May 25 2001 - 00:01:09 MDT

Buzz Piersol wrote,
> ...has anyone mentioned the interesting
> article from Scientific American "Semantic Web?"

Yep, Max posted this:

----- Original Message -----
From: "Max More" <>
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Sent: Wednesday, May 02, 2001 3:21 PM
Subject: WEB: Berners-Lee's latest on the Semantic Web, in Scientific American

> I've been reading the small amounts of published material on the Semantic
> Web for quite a while now. You can find some of these by searching for term
> at I've been frustrated until now with the sketchiness
> of Tim Berners-Lee's description of the semantic Web. His paper in the new
> issue of Scientific American is the most comprehensive statement of it yet.
> (Other articles and papers do go into some aspects in more depth.)
> For anyone interested in the future of the Net, you will want to read this:
> The Semantic Web
> A new form of Web content that is meaningful to computers will unleash a
> revolution of new possibilities
> Onward!
> Max

And here's a Conference that includes the "Semantic Web":

cast01 Conference on Communication of Art, Science and Technology
September 21-22, 2001 / GMD - Schloss Birlinghoven, Sankt Augustin /
Bonn, Germany

CALL FOR ENTRIES / deadline for submission: May 31, 2001

We invite you to participate in the cast01 conference on intersections
of artistic, cultural, technological and scientific issues of:


cast01 invites submissions of innovative research, media art practise and
theory. We are looking for ground breaking media art and inspiring
research projects on topics like: Semantic Web, Mixed Reality, Advanced
Interfaces and Future Media Spaces that symbolise the influence of
information technology on patterns of life and work in a networked

Proposed contributions (english or german) may be in the form of research
papers or artistic presentations as well as blueprints and posters of
developing concepts. Researchers, artists, theorists, practitioners and
entrepreneurs are encouraged to submit interdisciplinary projects and
critical reflections on the merging of the virtual and the real.

* Agents and Narrative Intelligence
* Artistic Productions / Mixed Reality Architecture
* Awareness, Memory Space and Knowledge Discovery
* Cultural Archives
* Distributed Systems and Parallel Architectures for the Web
* Hypermedia Formats (XML, VRML, MPEG-4, MPEG-7)
* Interactive TV
* Mixed Reality Environments
* Performative Interfaces
* Tracking, Tracing, Vision Systems

Notification of acceptance: June 30, 2001
Camera-ready papers: July 15, 2001
Early registration deadline: July 31, 2001 (reduced price)

PROCEEDINGS: Accepted papers and blueprints will be published in the
Conference proceedings. A special issue of journal of
Art, Design and Innovation Research will be published with cast01
conference best papers.

BEST PAPER AWARD: The best paper, artistic presentation, blueprint /
poster and student presentation will be honored with the cast01 award.
e-mail: cast01@n...

cast01 is organised by and by the GMD - German National
Research Center for Information Technology. It is supported by the
German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (bmb+f) and by the
European Commission. It is hosted by MARS Exploratory Media Lab:
Stay hungry,

--J. R.

Useless hypotheses:
 consciousness, phlogiston, philosophy, vitalism, mind, free will, qualia,
analog computing, cultural relativism

"Man is dead, and all the categories that created and characterized human
existence must be reconsidered. The key to elimination of words? Ownership.
Replace all words pertaining to ownership with words concerning functions,
operations. What did man own? Consciousness, feelings, emotions, mind, egos,
spirit, soul, pain, etc., words resulting from centuries of belief, and no
longer useful."
--John Brockman

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