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Back in North America for the first time since 1999, ICHIM continues its tradition of meeting every two years to survey the changing synergies of culture, heritage and informatics. This tenth meeting visits digital culture in the age of Web 2.0, contributed content, open source, broadband services, and ubiquitous computing. From one perspective all seems new, while another draws a direct line from the videodisk of 1991, through the CD-ROMs of 1993, and the Web of 1995 to e-commerce, e-government, and social computing.

This year we will again examine major trends, novel research frontiers, and possible futures. Best practices, innovative policies, disruptive technologies and radical business plans will be promoted and critiqued. And as always, economics, law, and public policy will be visited afresh.

Official Website: http://www.archimuse.com/ichim07/

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Opening Keynote: Ian Wilson, Librarian and Archivist of Canada

The Opening Keynote at ICHIM07 will be given by Ian Wilson, Librarian and Archivist of Canada. A pioneer in shaping the united "memory institution" Ian will challenge us to consider what it now means "To hold infinity in the palm of your hand".

See the full ICHIM07 program on-line at the conference web site http://www.archimuse.com/ichim07/.


Papers are now on-line for ICHIM07 -- see http://www.archimuse.com/ichim07/speakers/index.html for the full list.

Closing Plenary Highlight
Ranjiit Makkuni on the Eternal Gandhi

Ranjit Makkuni, of the Sacred World Foundation, India, will speak about the making of the Eternal Gandhi Multimedia Museum. He will present a language of physical interface actions derived from classical symbols of the spinning wheel, turning of the prayer wheels, touching symbolic pillars, the act of hands touching sacred objects, collaboratively constructed quilts, sacred chanting in the collective group, the satsanga and the touching and rotating of prayer beads. These tradition-based interactions inspire a rich panorama of tactile
interfaces that allow people to access the multimedia imagery and
multidimensional mind of Gandhiji.

Eternal Ghandi was a winner of ID Magazine Design Award in 2006.