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August 2, 2011
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2011 SPARKY AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED, PEOPLE’S CHOICE CONTEST NOW OPEN
Washington, DC – Four new student films on the importance of Open Access to research and data have been voted the best by a panel of new media experts, students, and librarians in “Open Up!”, the fourth annual Sparky Awards. Calling on students to articulate their support in a two-minute video, the contest has been embraced by campuses all over the world and has inspired imaginative expressions of student support for the potential of Open Access to foster creativity, innovation, and problem solving. The Sparky Awards are organized by SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition.
Five Minutes of Fame is a trademarked event allowing NMC academic members to show off their latest new media projects.
For this Five Minutes of Fame demonstration at the 2011 NMC Summer Conference in Madison, Wisconsin, selected NMC member organizations were given five minutes each to highlight innovations of all sorts, from multimedia and web-based projects, to course modules and newly invented or adapted tools, to student portfolios and collaborations with off-campus groups. In each fast-paced session, the audience saw numerous examples of the exciting work their NMC colleagues are doing.
2011 ARIS Global Game Jam
David Gagnon, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Vinton G. Cerf, Ph.D.
NMC Fellow Awarded June 2011 at NMC Summer Conference
Widely known as one of the "Fathers of the Internet ," Cerf is the co-designer of the TCP/IP protocols and the architecture of the Internet. In December 1997, President Clinton presented the U.S. National Medal of Technology to Cerf and his colleague, Robert E. Kahn, for founding and developing the Internet. Kahn and Cerf were named the recipients of the ACM Alan M. Turing award in 2004 for their work on the Internet protocols. The Turing award is sometimes called the “Nobel Prize of Computer Science.”
During the Posters and Interactive session a group of secret judges (select from among your NMC Conference colleagues) circulate to cast their votes for the Best of NMC and the Judge's Choice Awards. Conference participants cast their own votes for the People's Choice awards. This year's ribbon award winners include:
Poster Session Winners
Best of NMC: Building Young Women's Capabilities through New Media
Jane Sloan and Kayo Dendra, Rutgers University
Judge's Choice: Can I Borrow Your Underwear? Strategies When Lending Personal Technology
Jared Bendis, Case Western Reserve University
Judge's Choice: Designing a Technology-Rich Collaborative Workplace
Christina Cortland and Arthur Hatchett, Dartmouth College