[Asis-l] NEASIST Awards Dinner & Visualizing Wikipedia - May 10

Caryn Anderson caryn.anderson at simmons.edu
Mon Apr 30 08:25:00 EDT 2007

***** Please excuse cross-postings *****

REGISTER BY FRIDAY, MAY 5: http://www.neasist.org/pc/programs/20070510.html
(while seats available)

The New England Chapter of ASIS&T will be hosting it's annual awards
dinner on Thursday, May 10, 6-9PM
MIT Faculty Club, 50 Memorial Drive (Building E52)

Join us for cocktails, dinner, presentation of awards for Simmons
Student Member of the Year and NEASIST Chapter Member of the Year, and
an engaging presentation by Fernanda B. Viégas and Martin Wattenberg,
researchers in IBM's Visual Communication Lab.

Fernanda and Martin will discuss their research: "Visualizing
Wikipedia: A tale of life, love, and bureaucracy." They will report on
Wikipedia's evolution from a curiosity to a point of first reference
for millions. Applying data visualization techniques to Wikipedia's
historical archives uncovers a story in three acts:  life, love, and
bureaucracy. "Life" refers to the impressive ability of Wikipedia to
heal itself after vandalism and errors. "Love" is reflected in the
overwhelming scale of individual production and the passion shown by
devoted editors. And bureaucracy--an unexpected aspect of a
free-spirited community--is becoming prevalent as the site scales,
with emerging formalized processes and roles that help ensure quality.

6:00-6:45pm - Cocktails
7:45-9:00- Awards Presentation followed by our guest speakers,
Fernanda B. Viégas and Martin Wattenberg.


Salad- Warm Goat Cheese Cake and Orange Sherry Vinaigrette Dressing

Grilled Sweet Thai Chili Marinated Breast of Chicken & Mahi Mahi with
Emerald Rice Timbale and Vegetable Medley
... OR
Eggplant Cannelloni with Beluga Lentils, Roasted Baby Vegetables and
Smoked Red Pepper Sauce

Dessert- Chocolate and Hazelnut Crunch Cake

$55-Non-ASIS&T Members
$35-ASIS&T Members
$25-Students or retired ASIS&T Members

* Limited to 40 participants.
* Registration closes May 5
* Register now: http://www.neasist.org/pc/programs/20070510.html

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Caryn Anderson
Program Coordinator
PhD/Managerial Leadership in the Information Professions
GSLIS, Simmons College
300 The Fenway, P-204E
Boston, MA  02115
caryn.anderson at simmons.edu

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