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"Digital Futures": A Case Study in a Faculty of Art & Design
A selection of e-mail corespondenceThis section comprises a selection of 65 email messages received during the course.
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From: Smith, Barry Sent: Tuesday, October 07, 1997 10:15 AM To: 'AF700220@ntu.ac.uk' Subject: RE: I'm in digital futures!Hi Jonathon
Thanks for your note and congrats on being the first from the Dig-Fut group to send me an e-mail thereby confirming existence! The question suggests you're not a first-timer at this....
The straight answer to your question is "No, the lectures aren't going to expressly cover that because over half, probably 90%, of the group would be phased by it at this stage" - but "the course" can cover it for you simply by getting you to do it (with assistance if required). You're probably aware that student e-mail is currently "served" by "Morse" but anytime now it's being switched, in stages, to Microsoft Exchange (which is kinda better once you've got throught the confusion of the changeover... usual story!) I've been trying to find out from Computing Services what is happening when, without much success to date.... usual story again. This is where perseverance enters this game!
The unzipping and reformatting via Mail are increasingly automatic (and only occasionally so non-automatic as to be not worth the trouble...) so it may be worth hanging on for the new facility rather than learn a coded procedure that's well out of date. Incidently another way of doing it (if you're not too concerned by dpi/quality) is putting the image on a website so it can be downloaded; at the other end of the scale you need ISDN lines (which exist in TNTU but are fairly closely guarded at the moment so you'd need to argue a case...) I'll let you know for sure after next week's Monday session if you have a word and we can arrange best way forward. Incidently your e-mail address suggests you've only recently arrived at Trent so have you transferred from somewhere? Also what are your main areas of interest in Contemp Arts?
---------- From: AF700220@ntu.ac.uk[SMTP:AF700220@ntu.ac.uk] Sent: Monday, October 06, 1997 7:16 PM To: Smith, Barry Subject: I'm in digital futures!I just wondered if we are gonna cover FTP in one of the lectures and converting files sent through this e-mail system so they can be viewed normally. Picture files always come in some sort of 'machine code' format and need to be taken from the e-mail system and converted to be view, usually they need UNZIPing too.
From: AF600070@ntu.ac.uk[SMTP:AF600070@ntu.ac.uk] Sent: Tuesday, October 07, 1997 4:23 PM To: Smith, Barry Subject: First E MailDear Barry,
This is my second attempt to send my first e mail and hopefully it will be more sucessful than the last which seems to have disappeared. I also wanted to let you know that I will not be able to make the next elective session on Monday 13th October. Here's hoping that you get this.... and I still don't know how to delete. Fiona Nunn
From: Smith, Barry Sent: Wednesday, October 08, 1997 4:19 PM To: 'AF600640@ntu.ac.uk' Subject: RE: It's Phil Kelly but you can call me AF600640Hi Phil
You're very welcome and I've even paid you the great honour of adding you to the dig.fut. distribution list which is gonna be the in-club (already is exclusive, only 3 people on it!) Seriously the one thing you'll need to sort carefully is where your credits and assessment are being stored in TNTU's version of Deep Blue (Pallid Green with Yellow Bits I suspect); people are still changing around if you want to avoid a double dose (sounds like the clap) but otherwise you're welcome just to attend the 3 p.m. Monday slots if your RAM's got spare capacity.
You shouldn't have any trouble with Lists - I'm not au fait with the current student mail software but it should handle List text o.k., images may require the odd metaphorical trip to a parallel universe. In time students' e-mail is being moved over to MS Exchange (which is prettier) but true to form A&D shows up as a low user so will be last to gain this....
PS *where* did you get to use Photoshop? BS
------------ From: AF600640@ntu.ac.uk[SMTP:AF600640@ntu.ac.uk] Sent: Wednesday, October 08, 1997 1:38 PM To: Smith, Barry Subject: It's Phil Kelly but you can call me AF600640Hello there Dr. Smith, yet another digital futures student cluttering your directory i'm afraid. My name's Phil, i'm technically not enrolled as a student on your elective yet as i am currently in the "default to Pleasures" group, however due to a bit of nifty time management i fully intend to do both. Going well so far but i'm afraid there is always one who has to do things ass-backwards and yes, it's me. So, anyway, i've been into Cyberpunk for, oooh, six years now? and only last year uncovered the myriad delights of the email system (unfortunately i have developed a CHRONIC inability to actually pen letters these days, fine for old friends as i just email them but i can't see Grandma sitting in front of a terminal) and am already spreading my experience of the Net. In a moment i'm going to try a newsgroup site of some sort but to be frank i doubt the Uni's considerable courtesies extend that far.
Sorry i'm digressing. Last year i used Photoshop for around a month (4.0, recently they downgraded it to 3.05 for some reason best known to those ineffable technicians), and despite realising it takes years to fully master it i have bent it to my will to some extent. By the way, i'm on BA Hons Fine Art in case you didn't see it in the spiel. I suppose William Gibson is primarily to blame for most of my interest here, i must have torn through Neuromancer eight or nine times now, i hope you know the one I mean. Somehow Cyberpunk is finding its way into the public eye and even into the world of fashion, let's hope they keep it cutting edge. And the recent developments in medical science with a view to, er, cybernetic enhancement and reconstruction are absolutely fascininating. We all know how "cool" things like Luke Skywalker's cybernetic hand are and yes, folks, they actually exist. My omniscient brother insists american scientists have found a way to link a camera directly to someone's eye. Now i've gotta be there when this stuff blossoms, right on the edge of it, and hence i'd appreciate staying on your elective even if the Trent Computer insists i should know my place and stay on the elective i've been allocated. I'm very keen to learn all about this and almost everything else down on the survey, so, write back and let me know whether i'm out on me ear and back to the wonderful world of Roland Barthes and his Mythologies or whether i can stick with all the other technophiles on your course.
I'd appreciate it!
Yours, hoping i remembered the correct address,
From: AF600380@ntu.ac.uk[SMTP:AF600380@ntu.ac.uk] Sent: Monday, October 27, 1997 11:56 AM To: Smith, Barry Subject: electiveHi Barry I'm on your digital futures elective and I'm thoroughly enjoying it, see you at 3 this afternoon.
From: AF602270@ntu.ac.uk[SMTP:AF602270@ntu.ac.uk] Sent: Thursday, October 23, 1997 1:42 PM To: Smith, Barry Subject: Re: sending an e-mail...Yes jode is my name, Thankyou for working that one out. The thing is createfile as a comand didn't work, so I was wondering if I had to create the file on VAX cluster and then shunt it over to morse? I mean I don't have a clue how to do this but John (Oriely?) helped me set a wrap on my editing facility on morse, which allows me to transfer documentation from disk via word/copy/paste ( a lengthy procedure but not too annoying) and that file had to be created on VAX and transfered. Sorry if I sound confused, but I don't regulary go to Arkwright as it's always full. I use newton, a little secret that I will probably regret mentioning when all the dig.fut course members start using it, but you can regulary get access without hastle.
From: AF600370@ntu.ac.uk[SMTP:AF600370@ntu.ac.uk] Sent: Monday, October 27, 1997 11:57 AM To: Smith, Barry Subject: heelo i carnt spellljust a short message from one of your dig.fut students! by the way i could do with knowing how to forward messages to other users if poss, maybe some kind of tuition sent in e mail form. that would be cool!
From: Smith, Barry Sent: Wednesday, October 29, 1997 6:36 PM To: 'Carlos Sevillano' Subject: RE: HTML pagesCarlos
HTML eds usually cost though you might be able to find some free demo packages (or learn to write the code, the basic stuff is easy!!). Does the comp. you use have a CD-ROM drive? Best access for Photoshop is via Fine Art, Photog or TVPD - are you (or friends) in one of them?
D'you know Jonny (e-mail AF700220) - he's chasing the same problem so suggest you contact him. Also Conor Healy in Photog (e-mail AF601560). If you can get togather to sort the preliminaries you'll probably make faster progress.
I'm not here tomorrow but will send you some basic code stuff Friday. You should be able to then make some headway Monday's session.
---------- From: Carlos Sevillano[SMTP:email@example.com] Sent: Tuesday, October 28, 1997 10:01 AM To: Smith, Barry Subject: HTML pagesHi Barry:
This is your exchange student at Digital Futures subject. I am trying to do my own Internet page with one friend of mine and we are interested at finding some HTML editors. Where could we keep the download information? It usually takes between 4 and 5 Mb. If you have any further information about making HTML pages, please send it to me (interesting links) or some advices. I will be very pleased to you! I also would like to know if I am allowed to use any computer with photoshop software in order to use pictures for our page. Thank you very much for you attention.
Carlos Sevillano Sancho
Free web-based email, Forever, From anywhere!
From: Smith, Barry Sent: Friday, October 31, 1997 10:52 AM To: 'AF700220@ntu.ac.uk' Subject: RE: HTML editorJonny
Which one is it (there's loads now). It already sounds better than anything I'm aware of being officially supported at the University so I would press on. If you're feeling flush (about #3.00) 2 of the various Internet mags are offering HTML editors trials on CDs this month (fixed time limit) but you need a CD-ROM drive.
---------- From: AF700220@ntu.ac.uk[SMTP:AF700220@ntu.ac.uk] Sent: Wednesday, October 29, 1997 7:23 PM To: Smith, Barry Subject: HTML editorI managed to get an editor off a site. It was compressed but I have two UnZip utilities to get it working (as it were). Still would be nice to see what stuff you have, you might have something better. I haven't tried this one yet.
From: Smith, Barry Sent: Friday, October 31, 1997 10:56 AM To: 'AF700220@ntu.ac.uk' Cc: Phillips, Sally Subject: RE: HTML editorsJonny
If you call in to see Sally in the Archive (first floor) she's copied some intro codes which you can try (which is more basic than html editors but helps you understand the basics if they're unfamiliar to you).... Barry
PS Sally: Jonny Hodson, "Digital Futures"
---------- From: AF700220@ntu.ac.uk[SMTP:AF700220@ntu.ac.uk] Sent: Wednesday, October 29, 1997 4:43 PM To: Smith, Barry Subject: Re: HTML editorsI'll check my cd roms, in the meantime. I think I may have something myself. Friday ? your office in the victoria studios yeah ?
From: Smith, Barry Sent: Monday, November 03, 1997 11:12 AM To: 'AF700220@ntu.ac.uk' Subject: RE: Monday's meeting...tee hee, on the ball for once! :-))))))
---------- From: AF700220@ntu.ac.uk[SMTP:AF700220@ntu.ac.uk] Sent: 31 October 1997 15:49 To: Smith, Barry Subject: Re: Monday's meeting...ha ha ha ha..... That site you mentioned for HTML *is* the one I had stuff from all ready. What a coincidence !
From: Smith, Barry Sent: Wednesday, October 29, 1997 11:58 AM To: 'Phil Kelly (dig.fut?)' Subject: RE: testing...Hi Phil
You're a competent mailer ..... say no more, but it seems to be bouncing... :) This may have included the stuff I sent out on the dist. list about forming a dist.list - circles within circles... (but any that was returned I just deleted, sorry, no time to investigate the finer points of why!)
But I will send it out again once a few more of my regular clients have managed to beam in a merry greeting.
Re saving historic mail to disc - ask at the CS Help Desk.... it's probably possible if convoluted and shouldn't take you more than a week and a half... might be quicker with a sharpened goose quill and pigment from the holly berry
---------- From: AF600640@ntu.ac.uk[SMTP:AF600640@ntu.ac.uk] Sent: Monday, October 27, 1997 5:11 PM To: Smith, Barry Subject: testing... From: SMTP%"firstname.lastname@example.org" 27-OCT-1997 18:10:01.88 To: AF600640@ntu.ac.uk CC: Subj: Delivery Report (failure) for BARRY.SMITH@ukc.ac.uk ------------------------------ Start of body part 1 This report relates to your message: Subject: Something very odd is going on here..., Message-ID: <email@example.com>, To: BARRY.SMITH@ukc.ac.uk of Mon, 27 Oct 1997 18:05:32 +0000 Your message was not delivered to BARRY.SMITH@ukc.ac.uk for the following reason: Unknown Address MTA 'ukc.ac.uk' gives error message Unknown local user 'BARRY.SMITH' ***** The following information is directed towards the local administrator ***** and is not intended for the end user * * DR generated by: mta pixie.ntu.ac.uk * in /PRMD=UK.AC/ADMD= /C=GB/ * at Mon, 27 Oct 1997 18:08:04 +0000 * * Converted to RFC 822 at ntu.ac.uk * at Mon, 27 Oct 1997 18:08:22 +0000 * * Delivery Report Contents: * * Subject-Submission-Identifier: [/PRMD=UK.AC/ADMD= /C=GB/;<firstname.lastname@example.org>] * Content-Identifier: Something ver... * Original-Encoded-Information-Types: ia5-text * Subject-Intermediate-Trace-Information: /PRMD=UK.AC/ADMD= /C=GB/arrival Mon, 27 Oct 1997 18:05:32 +0000 action Relayed * Content-Correlator: Subject: Something very odd is going on here..., * Message-ID: <email@example.com>, * To: BARRY.SMITH@ukc.ac.uk* Recipient-Info: BARRY.SMITH@ukc.ac.uk, * /G=BARRY/S=SMITH/O=ukc/PRMD=UK.AC/ADMD= /C=GB/; * FAILURE reason Unable-To-Transfer (1); * diagnostic Unrecognised-ORName (0); * last trace (ia5-text) Mon, 27 Oct 1997 18:05:32 +0000; * converted eits ia5-text; * supplementary info "MTA 'ukc.ac.uk' gives error message * Unknown local user 'BARRY.SMITH'"; ****** End of administration information ------------------------------ Start of forwarded message 1 Received: from morse (actually morse.ntu.ac.uk) by pixie.ntu.ac.uk with SMTP (PP); Mon, 27 Oct 1997 18:05:32 +0000 Date: Mon, 27 Oct 1997 17:47:58 +0100 Message-Id: <firstname.lastname@example.org> From: AF600640@ntu.ac.uk (PL Kelly - BA \(HONS\) FINE ART) To: BARRY.SMITH@ukc.ac.uk Subject: Something very odd is going on here... X-VMS-To: BARRY.SMITH@UKC.AC.UKOK howyadoin Barry (may i call you Barry etc) its AF600640 here, aka Phil Kelly dig fut student par excellence, despite not actually being a formal enrolled type. The reason your recent mails are a-bouncing worse than a tramp's cheques is that my dirrectory is so damn crammed full of correspondance ( hey what can i say i've got buddies with plenty of time on their hands) that Deep Puce here won't let me send or recieve any more mail. The only reason that i got your TEST is that it was a wee bairn of a message and i had enough to fit it on.
However i am now officially pissed off because this means all my mail for the last 5 days of any length is lost in the ether and i will therefore incur the wrath of my peers, who will berate and chide me about my lack of interest in their wisdom. Furthermore i am being forced to adopt am sorry, an "out with the old in with the new" policy that means i am wiping some of my contemporaries' first messages to me and hence am losing some fine memories. This is the closest i get to keeping a diary, see. SO basically
I mean CAN you save email onto a disc? Beats seven shades of sh*t out of me if you'll pardon my florid and purple prose.
And whilst i'm beggin' favours how do I go about sending distribution lists? That fella 600270 who was speaking to you earlier (he has a mad glint in his eye, NEVER call him Jonathan, it's JODE!) about distribution lists said that if i got his "cool" message then he'd cracked it. Well seeing as my mail is all bent up right now the poor little soul may be plenty disillusioned, i ain't seen hide nor hair, pixel, whatever.
Looking forward to the next session, i tend to spend around an hour a day up there anyway. I'll probably end up helping out and looking like a computer nerd in front of young Miss Smith. Ah, never mind, you gotta do what you gotta do i guess.
How come i type in American?!!!
SO anyway i'd better go apologise electronically to Ruth and Paul, my two devoted correspondants. This is where a dist. list. explaining my predicament would have been real useful. Hey ho, green grow the rushes o.
Write back, any advice about increasing my dir. space much appreciated,
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From: Smith, Barry Sent: Wednesday, October 29, 1997 6:38 PM To: 'AF700220@ntu.ac.uk' Cc: 'Carlos Sevillano (dig.fut)' Subject: RE: HTML editorsJonny
Get in touch with Carlos to discuss. Call in to me Friday and I'll see if I can bring in a CDROM with some limited demo stuff on it.
---------- From: AF700220@ntu.ac.uk[SMTP:AF700220@ntu.ac.uk] Sent: Wednesday, October 29, 1997 4:30 PM To: Smith, Barry Subject: Re: HTML editorsI've found some trial HTML editors shareware on the net but you need a Zip plug in for Netscape to download it and this system doesn't allow me to get the add on, it just crashes.
My computer that I'm gonna use to do most of the work on has a cd rom drive, yes.
From: Smith, Barry Sent: Tuesday, January 20, 1998 11:59 AM To: 'Tim Smith (dig.fut)' Subject: RE:Tim
You're on the List!
---------- From: AF600580@ntu.ac.uk[SMTP:AF600580@ntu.ac.uk] Sent: Monday, January 19, 1998 4:18 PM To: Smith, BarryCould you put me on the list please, thanks
From: Smith, Barry Sent: Wednesday, October 15, 1997 3:42 PM To: 'AF600640@ntu.ac.uk' Subject: RE: May i call you Barry? Oops i just didPhil
Thanks for your note - that's great. By all means have a word with Paul (Hough) and I will too - if the facility is there book it for your needs and if you can find the time to intro anyone else to Photoshop that would be useful too. Next Monday I will spend a few minutes trying to locate resources a bit more explicitly than so far, as I sense people are getting itchy fingers.
---------- From: AF600640@ntu.ac.uk[SMTP:AF600640@ntu.ac.uk] Sent: Wednesday, October 15, 1997 11:19 AM To: Smith, Barry Subject: May i call you Barry? Oops i just didSo, how's it going. Cheers for your mail it's good to know you get these little offerings! Re photoshop Fine Art has a copy of Adobe 3.05 in the editing suite and the good news is currently there ain't that many using it other than yours truly and my friend Matt who i'm teaching the basics. Booking meetings are at 9.30 on wednesday mornings but i happen to know it's more or less free for the next week (i have taken the liberty of "provisionallly" booking it for most of next week) whoah three 'l's in provisionally. Hey ho variety=spice etc.
Besides i'm sure you could secure any amount of time if you sweet talk the technician Paul (Brian May haircut) as you gotta have some clout here right?
Speaking of whom i've got to go see him and complain loudly about the printer, like right now, so i'll drop you a less formal/business type line another time.
So cheerio for now, hope to hear from you if your not too busy, your lecture on monday raised a good few points i'd like to discuss but a bit too hassled at the mo.
From: Smith, Barry Sent: Monday, October 27, 1997 11:52 AM To: 'AF601610@ntu.ac.uk' Subject: RE: message from houriHouri
Good to hear from you! I'll put you on the Dig.Fut Distribution List.
---------- From: AF601610@ntu.ac.uk[SMTP:AF601610@ntu.ac.uk] Sent: Saturday, October 25, 1997 5:28 PM To: Smith, Barry Subject: message from houriFrom Houri to barry with regards .
From: Smith, Barry Sent: Wednesday, October 22, 1997 6:41 PM To: 'Conor Healy dig.fut)' Subject: RE: dig.fut.classDear Conor
Thanks for your note - I've added you to the Distribution List; also for your straightforward comments, it's useful to have some feedback and hopefully the Distribution List will supply more of that. Two of your comments were a slight surprise: I, like most of the students in the class already have access and the ability to use e-mail that wasn't the result of the survey where overall usage was very patchy (in fact I was surprised how low it was) and I feel that alot of what you are saying in the class is not very practical to us and that only when we get 'hands on' will we really achieve somthing.
I completely agree in terms of IT skill, that's the only way. However I'm afraid the emphasis on the Monday sessions isn't meant to be at all practical insofar as it's a lecture series about present and future. The Faculty provision (which is nearly zilch) may make the other sessions relatively low-key as well unless I can find a way of matching your particular interests to a partic. project. Which course are you in? (coz some courses have more specialist equipment). And is there any aspect that you'd particularly like to be practically delving into?
Let me know and I'll see what I can fix.
---------- From: AF601560@ntu.ac.uk[SMTP:AF601560@ntu.ac.uk] Sent: Wednesday, October 22, 1997 1:55 PM To: Smith, Barry Subject: dig.fut.classDear Barry, How glad i am to have a conversation with you at last. Unfortunitaly for me, I, like most of the students in the class already have access and the ability to use e-mail. So I guess what i am trying to say is that it would be great if you could speed things up a bit in the class. I feel that alot of what you are saying in the class is not very practical to us and that only when we get 'hands on' will we really achieve somthing. Okay thats it ,pardon the spelling mistakes but i am in a hurry and this terminal is ancient in e-mail terms!
Is mise le meas,
From: AF601560@ntu.ac.uk[SMTP:AF601560@ntu.ac.uk] Sent: Friday, October 24, 1997 5:31 PM To: Smith, Barry Subject: DigitalFutures class.Dear Barry
Thanks for your prompt reply.
I believe that you have a difficult job trying to teach a bunch of varying students from different classes about IT. I am sure that it must be like trying to teach sombody how to drive without a car.I would imagine most people know that a car can take you anywhere just like a computer can. However perhaps you could formulate a list of web-sites that would interest the diversity of the class such as the gallery of Photography in london & the Tate gallery for fine art students. You could either get those that already know how to e-mail etc,to get those that don't to speeden things up a bit and then you could ask those that are learning to compile a list of questions regarding the net and e-mail.(such as how to send a message to 10 people or how to get out of paying for printed work- there is a way!)
These are just examples however i am not a teacher do not wish to dictate the flow of the class.I do feel that interest is waning and that the sooner people get out and DO things ,the better the class will get.
To respond to your second question, I really don't know what to get from the class as it is completly different to what i thought it would be!( that is not your fault!) Now though I think i would lke to know how those in the other classes can help me in my course and vice versa by using IT.
I don't know if there is a way and if there isn't i won't cry about it. It would be nice though to learn somthing ,either new websites, or how to start putting your work on to your own website etc.
I hope I have been of help.I look forward to your class on Monday. Have a good weekend.
Is mise le meas,
Conor Healy.(BA Photography)
From: Smith, Barry Sent: Monday, February 02, 1998 11:25 AM To: 'Conor Healy' Subject: RE: heres one for you.Hi Conor
Well it's the first request of it's kind I've received so full marks for original question....;-) But I'm not quite sure what you're trying to do... is it auto translation you're looking for? And is the limitation the TNTU kit or are you using something a tad more sophisticated?
PS I imagine there's a lot of Iranian students around N'ham and prob some of them are doing advanced Comp Studies etc so howsabout mailing a couple of CS staff (addresses from TNTU website) to see if they can recommend someone? BS
---------- From: Conor Healy[SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org] Sent: Wednesday, January 28, 1998 6:56 PM To: Smith, Barry Subject: heres one for you.dear Barry,
I think i may need your help on this one. I am trying to convert iranian text from the http://www.iranpage.com to 'times roman' and i am having difficulty regarding obtaining the correct font that i require. Apperantly i require the persian font but it is not to be found anywhere , not even in the control panel. So what i have to do is somhow locate it and transfer it over (this is where you come in)
Basically what i am saying is 'would you happen to have a spare 'persian 'font knocking around'. I doubt if you can help however i thought it was worth asking. HOwever even if you can't perhaps you can direct me where to go. I know you are a busy man so this can wait. kind regards,
From: Conor Healy[SMTP:email@example.com] Sent: Monday, February 02, 1998 4:24 PM To: Smith, Barry Subject: are there any Persians in the house?Dear Barry,
THanks for the reply. I am trying via the net to translate persian into english and the web page said was that all i needed was the correct font.
I'll COntct the International Students Centre and take your advice regarding contacting Iranian students here.
From: Smith, Barry Sent: Monday, November 03, 1997 4:32 PM To: 'AF600150@ntu.ac.uk' Subject: RE: digital futures electiveTim
Thanks for message....
Check your enrolment with Epi (Fac. Office)
---------- From: AF600150@ntu.ac.uk[SMTP:AF600150@ntu.ac.uk] Sent: 03 November 1997 13:58 To: Smith, Barry Subject: digital futures electivehello barry...
I have been attending the 'Pleasures' elective for the previous three weeks due to some kind of mistake. I wish to enrol onto your course and I will clear this with the faculty after this session.
I am interestesd in setting up a web site for my course work.
From: Smith, Barry Sent: Friday, November 07, 1997 11:42 AM To: Durrant, Eppie Cc: Marchant, Linda; 'AF601210@ntu.ac.uk' Subject: Pallavi PARMAR (VPA Photog 2): Digital Futures ElectiveHi Epi
Please note that Linda M informs me that Pallavi PARMAR (AF601210) is currently (and as far as I'm aware for the remainder of this term/semester) studying overseas (with permission etc etc) and is therefore not part of the Digital Futures Elective (although on the register).
PS Pallavi: you'll need to check with Linda/Cary Welling exactly how this effects your Yr 2 profile. The Elective is only 10 credit points but you don't want to find yourself with some admin hiccup coz the computer thinks you should have been there! Not a problem and Linda will have the answer:))) Sorry you missed the course...
From: Smith, Barry Sent: Wednesday, November 05, 1997 12:47 PM To: Adam Tomlinson (dig.fut); Adele Agar (dig.fut); Andrew Cleverley (dig.fut); Antony Prince (dig.fut); Ben De Vleeschauwer (dig.fut); Carlos Sevillano (dig.fut); Claire Albaret (dig.fut); Claire Dockray (dig.fut); Claire Fellows (dig.fut); Conor Healy (dig.fut); Dan Alexander (dig.fut); Danny Nussbaum (dig.fut); David Lee (dig.fut); David Sutton (dig.fut); Ela Sisley (dig.fut); Fiona Nunn (dig-fut); Gert de Pris (dig.fut); Hannah Scott (dig.fut); Harriet Stewart (dig.fut); Houri Ghamian (dig.fut); James Wilthew (dig.fut); Jenny Keogh (dig.fut); Jode Stansfield (dig.fut); Jonny Hodson (dig.fut); Ka-Poon Chan (dig.fut); Lisa Williamson (dig.fut); Matt Knott (dig.fut); Matthew Steventon (dig.fut); Oscar Hammond (dig.fut); Peter Osborne (dig.fut); Philip Kelly (dig.fut?); Rikke Biltoft (dig.fut); Sarah Witters (dig.fut); Teresa Foulkes (dig.fut); Tim Whitlock (dig.fut); Tommy Gildseth (dig.fut); Toria Power (dig.fut); Wm Scammell (dig.fut); Zoe Taylor (dig.fut) Subject: DIGITAL FUTURES - ARRANGEMENTS FOR MONDAY 10th NOVEMBERA note to dig.futters:
Next week (Monday 10th November) I have again arranged for you to use the computer suites in Rooms 504/505 Newton Building. Last week so few turned up in the morning session (3!) that it wasn't reasonable to book about 50 computers - so next week I've only booked them from 1.00 p.m. until 5.00 p.m. However if you want to work up there in the morning (or indeed at any other "normal" time - i.e. when the building is open, it's not a 24 hour access facility) then you are entitled to do so providing it's not booked for a class (which seems to be mainly Thursdays and Fridays at present). Some people prefer to use these machines because there's considerably less crush than in the main Arkwright facility (which is, incidently, 24 hour access). The Newton facility is particularly ideal for people who need time to experiment with e-mail, accessing the Internet or developing HTML coding skills etc. - no one hassles you and you can merrily crash the machine and start again away from the cool stares of all-knowing geeks.
Some more experienced users may feel that the facilities offered by Newton 504/505 are something less than ideal for what they want to be doing and I've now enquired about pre-booking use of the multi-media machines in Arkwright (there's only 5 of them). There's no point in reserving one of these unless you are a reasonably experienced user but if you are, feel confident you could handle them on the road (as t'were), and would like to be booked in please drop me an e-mail with some indication of available free times (I can't guarantee that's when the session(s) will be). These session(s) are unlikely to be Monday afternoons and you're welcome to do both.
The following week (w/c 17th November) I will arrange a workshop on a different day to Monday (as too regular a Monday arrangement means the same people suffer a timetable clash every week). So that week we'll revert to the standard Bonington Lecture Theatre Meeting (3 p.m. Monday 17th) with workshop details to be confirmed.
Finally a first note on assignments (see final pages of original questionnaire survey for details). "Digital Futures" is only a minor course and the assignment needs to be kept in proportion to your main studies. However there is an assignment requirement though it can be undertaken in a number of ways (from essay to practical formats); it's primarily a matter of you setting yourself a realistic target (given where you're starting from and where you wanna get to.... I guess life's a bit like that...)
From: Smith, Barry Sent: Monday, October 27, 1997 12:14 PM To: 'Ben De Vleeschauwer' Subject: RE: Digital futures workshopBen
Your friends are welcome at this afternoon's session.
To contact Wm Latham have a look at his website which is (should be!) on William Latham (Artist): http://www.artworks.co.uk/
From: Ben De Vleeschauwer[SMTP:AF703020@ntu.ac.uk] Sent: Friday, October 24, 1997 11:00 PM To: Smith, Barry Subject: Digital futures workshopHi barry,
Thanks for mailing me back. You asked me what workshops I wanted to do. I had Photoshop for a year in Belgium so I might not learn any new stuff, but I can always show those who haven't used it before how to do it.
I myself am interessted in everything concerning internet as i've only been exploring it by Yahoo. I feel like i'm missing a lot of it. Also the creating of organic art on the computer got to me. I tried to find the e-mail adress of Wiliam Lathan, but I couldn't find it. Maybe I misspelled it being a Belgium boy or maybe I should try something else than search on Yahoo.
This weekend a teacher and four of my classmates are coming over. As you said that it's all right to join the lecture as a volonteer, I invited them to join the lecture. This way they get to know something more and get an idea of the way of teaching in the UK.
Take care and see you on monday. Ben
From: AF602270@ntu.ac.uk[SMTP:AF602270@ntu.ac.uk] Sent: Monday, November 03, 1997 1:48 PM To: Smith, Barry Subject: Re: Monday's meeting...I feel like I'm letting you down and myself down by going home. I realy do need some help on these machines. I think the distribution list is a brilliant device, and the info on how t0o create my own was realy usefull so when I find that the moning has realy taken all my energy up I don't feel that is a real excuse. However I feel totaly knackered and am going home to bed. Sorry Barry,
I don't want to miss this session. Jode.
From: Smith, Barry Sent: Monday, November 24, 1997 1:18 PM To: 'AF603380@ntu.ac.uk' Subject: RE: sorryHi Claire
Sorry you're feeling unwell, there's a lot of bugs about and they're not all in my computer...
This afternoon's session will be an expansion of ideas which might be suitable for the assignment.... d'you know what you want to do yet? It would be useful to get it agreed next week if pos.
---------- From: AF603380@ntu.ac.uk[SMTP:AF603380@ntu.ac.uk] Sent: Monday, November 24, 1997 10:30 AM To: Smith, Barry Subject: sorryi really feel sick, so i am going back home now and will not be able to attend this afternoon's session, sorry about that,see you next week claire albaret
p.s by the way, when do we have to give our assignment back?
From: Young, Gerry Sent: Monday, February 16, 1998 10:45 AM To: ART All Staff in Faculty Subject: Bonington Lecture TheatreDes has rung in to say that he is ill with the flu, please contact me if there are problems supporting your lectures in the Bonington Lecture Theatre.
Gerry Young Principal Tech. Vis. & Perf. Arts.
From: Michael Taylor[SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org] Sent: Monday, February 02, 1998 2:55 PM To: Smith, Barry Cc: email@example.com Subject: Course AssignmentDear Barry,
I am so sorry that I've missed your past 3 lectures. And I want to mention why. I am spending the last week of my pregnancy and it is not easy to carry these extra 13 kilos with me any longer. On the other hand I remember you mentioned the project hand in date to be some time in February. Just I heard from one of the class mates that last Monday was the deadline for the digital assignment.
Just recently we got this computer at home and, although I am not going to the Arkwright Building any longer, we can keep contact with our tutors from here. Just to let you know my assignemt is ready and I would like to know how I can best get it to you in the next few days. If you prefer we can fax the assignment to you directly or perhaps send it by email attachment from our Apple Mac.
Thanks for what you have taught me and wishing you all the best of luck.
Houri Ghamian. (2nd Year Photography)
From: Carlos Sevillano[SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org] Sent: Monday, January 12, 1998 1:39 PM To: Smith, Barry Subject: Erasmus StudentHi Barry:
First of all, happy new year 1998. I hope you have enjoyed your Christmas holidays.
I have to apologize because I could not go to your last class on Monday 5th, but I was still at home in Spain. I have read your message for today's class, so I will see you again next Monday.
About the proyect, I have brought some jingles I have made at home, editing with Animator Soundlab software. Do you think it will be useful for my proyect to give you some of my radio-jingles?
Nice to write you again :)
--- Carlos Sevillano Sancho. 208 Colwick Rd. (Sneinton) Nottingham NG2 4AX U.K. Tel.- (0115) 958 78 58 E-mail: email@example.com Hi each And a relaxed New Year! The first announcement of the New Year is very relaxed as unfortunately I won't be here on Monday 12th so there won't be a Bonington Lecture Theatre session 3-4 p.m. Hopefully you can use the time for thinking through the assignment (or just being relaxed...). There will be a session next week (19th) to answer any problems etc. Don't forget you can always e-mail me with specific questions which I'll do my best to answer. Best wishes Barry
From: Karel Deckers[SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org] Sent: Monday, January 19, 1998 8:53 PM To: Smith, Barry Cc: email@example.com Subject: Belgian exchange students in desperate need of a gradeDear Barry,
I am one of the three Belgium exchange students that atended your digital futures class. We enjoyed your presentations and your workshop in the Newton Building. Thanks to that we got the hang of e-mailing and surfing on the internet. You realy got us going. Only problem is that we are not provided of free internet in our school, so we have to pay the phonebill ourself.
The reason I am mailing you is that we have returned to our school in Belgium (NARAFI) and we need a grade for the classes that we atended. The fact is that we never realy had to turn in anything as we were only at Trent University for two and a half months. The problem is that my teachers need a grade for that class we took. It would be nice if you could just give us a quotation out of twenty for atending the class and wrokshop and hand that over to Linda Marchant (she works in the photography office). She took care of our exchange and will send it to our school in Belgium.
Regards Ben De Vleeschauwer, Gert De Prins, Sarah Witters
From: Gert De Prins[SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org] Sent: Wednesday, February 04, 1998 7:13 PM To: Smith, Barry Cc: email@example.com Subject: Reply "Digital Futures"Hi Barry!
I read your message last Sunday, and I'm pleased to see that you and Linda found such a suitale solution. Thanks for that! As yo can see, I have my own e-mail address now. A Hotmail-address is not exactly what I would call "professional", but it does the job... So, as we promised you in last Sunday's reply, I'm sending you herewith the text you asked for:
"It is only a few months ago that I first got in touch with the internet and the e-mail system, but it has becomepretty clear to me that their importance will only increase.
The most interesting side of the net is obviously the professional side: whatever information it is you need, it is there under your very hands. And tis by just using a search-engine in the correct way. It has surprised me over and over again how easy this system works after a while.
Personally, I like the e-mail system to keep in touch with friends who live quite far away. You don't really feel like writing a letter to the most of these people, but sending some e-mailed lines is so easy and fast, that you don't have an excuse anymore for loosing people from sight.
What I just recently found out is, that the net is very useful for shopping. For one product, you can just look for the company who is offering you the best deal. (It can often be cheaper to buy something in another country, even if you take the handling and shipping into account.)
It just worries me a little bit that the net is so widely spread, that controle is no longer possible. Not only positive thing are available "just around the corner": everything, from porn to blueprints of an A-bomb can be found. I think this impossibility of control can one day get out of hand. Another thing is that you never know where this cable in your house is going to... Orwell's "1984" may sound quite paranoid, but not exactly impossible.
But all in all, I have become convinced of the fact that the internet (and certainly the e-mail system) deserves its reputation of importance. Because of this, I really think that a "general introduction course" as yours is very important. An awful lot of people havn't got access, just because of a computer-fear. A course like the "Digital Futures" (a very correct title indeed) helps lowering the doorstep."
I hope that this little text is helpfull for you, if it is not, please let me know! In any way, I thank you again for your course & helping hand in our situation!
From: sarahwit[SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org] Sent: Thursday, February 05, 1998 6:53 AM To: Smith, Barry Subject: digital exchangeHi Barry,
Glad to hear from you again. Your suggestion to write something about digital features pleased me very much. After my stay at NTU my interest for computers, digital camera's and other digital stuff increased enourmously. I just finished a test with a Kodak DC120 (one shot, low end) camera. It was really fun for two days but I'm still not convinced to buy one. Because there's a slight delay when you press the button you're not sure about the exact moment of capturing the image. The quality of the images are quite satisfactory, but instead of talking about resolution we use JPEG. Well after all it was a nice experience but I think it's not worth yet to buy a digital camera or digital backs (camera's in studio) because the quality is still not as good as the traditional products and processing inside the camera takes a long time.
Maybe within a few years...
But no future without computers. We can't stop evolution. Before I came to Nottingham I never used e-mail, now I send at least 2 or 3 a week. The only sad thing is I can't install internet at my homecomputer. I only have 8 MB RAM and a modem with a speed of 9600 and on top of all this windows 3.1. A Cybertheatre is the only solution at this moment. I hope this little bit of information about my opinion at this moment of digital features will help you to give us a mark.
After all I'm really with the existence of computers but everything goes so fast. If you buy a computer today tomorrow there's a chance something new is on.
At this moment I try to explore as much as possible the digital world and its possibilities. It can be important to get a job within a few months.
Bye for now,Sarah
PS The enlarged prints from the digital camera are horrible. The noise is increadible.
From: De Vleeschauwer[SMTP:email@example.com] Sent: Friday, February 06, 1998 10:39 PM To: Smith, Barry Subject: My examDigital or conventional photography
The digital (r)evolution has become a buzz word these days. Not only since the media pay a lot of attention to it but also since the fast evolving digital world is getting proliferated.
Junior photographers - like ourselves - have to be very aware of the phenomenon. We can definitely benefit from innovations that facilitate the process of image making in quality, duration and cost. Allow me to give you some examples.
Adobe's Photoshop is a brilliant tool for enhancing and manipulating pictures. By substituting film by digital input it decreases our cost of raw material. Photoshop lets us process pictures in a healthy environment, sitting relaxed on an ergonomic chair at a clean desk in full daylight. Whereas the conventional darkroom is forcing us to work standing up, handicapped by the darkness and with solvents, some of them being toxic for ourselves and the environment. With Photoshop the quality of our products can raise, whilst reducing the cost and protecting our health and the environment.
A second example of the digital world is the Internet. Who could ever forget to mention this one? Still sitting in the same ergonomic chair at the same clean desk, the Internet enables us to visit photography sites all over the world, download and upload pictures in a split second and even market and sell our pictures to companies and individuals in a far away country. All of this with just one keystroke. The Internet extends our geographical reach, and minimises travel cost and time. Today we can sell a picture at the other side of the world much faster and cheaper than yesterday at the edge of the town that we are living in.
Another example is the variety of new storage media. Zip diskettes, optical disks and CD ROMĂs store several images just on one square inch. By replacing huge piles of photographic paper the storage cost is decimated. Manipulation and transport become easier and less expensive. Filing and retrieval pictures become fun: you can scan through your life-long inventory of pictures in a few seconds and search for a picture by subject, by date, by name of the photographer, and by keyword.
These three non-exhaustive examples show the opportunities created by the digitalisation of pictures : increased quality, speed, accuracy and fun at a lower cost. On the other hand, the new technology is still in his childhood. And one has to admit that todayĂs digital photography is still beaten by conventional photography in quality, speed, accuracy, fun and cost effectiveness.
Despite the though competition amongst the suppliers of printers - and the monthly release of new, better and faster colour printers - we still have to produce our final product with ˘near-photo-quality÷ printers. Real photo quality can only be produced by conventional photography.
The speed should be very high, but everybody who has been working with digital technology can fill a long winter evening with horrible stories about the waste of time with incompatibilities between PCĂs, Macintoshes, printers, Zips and modems. A waste of time and huge telephone bills searching through billions of websites. A waste time of precious time and nervous breakdowns with program crashes just when yo came near to the final result. And of course you didnĂt save your work for the last three hours. These real life experiences prove how far we still are from the promised fun and the ergonomic workplace.
Cost effective, you said? I was almost broke, before I even could start working on my first digital photograph. The initial investment costs are almost prohibitively high. Even without mentioning the poor quality and the frustrations that you get for your money. And last but not least: the technological evolution is going so fast that what you acquire today is already outdated before you have it installed on your desk.
But nevertheless, digital photography is evolving fast and it looks very promising. No one can question itĂs potential for quality and innovation. It is not todayĂs technology, but it is sure is the technology of tomorrow, whether you like it or not.
Conventional photography being a reliable, stable and proven technology is still the most efficient way for young photographers to uplevel their basic skills. In parallel they must experiment with the new technology of digital photography to discover new possibilities and to be ready for the tomorrowĂs world.
Living in the era of two technologies is challenging, expensive and time consuming. But technology is only a tool, that we use in strive is to produce high quality pictures, artistic and innovative. What matters is our eye, our feeling, our taste. So, in the end, our desire - even obsession - for quality is the only guarantee for beauty and perfection at a low cost, regardless of the technology we use.
Ben De Vleeschauwer.
From: Smith, Barry Sent: Monday, October 27, 1997 1:09 PM To: Antony Prince (dig.fut); Ben De Vleeschauwer (dig.fut); Carlos Sevillano (dig.fut); Claire Albaret (dig.fut); Conor Healy (dig.fut); Dan Alexander (dig.fut); David Sutton (dig.fut); ELA (dig.fut); Fiona N. (dig-fut); Hannah Scott (dig.fut); Houri Ghamian (dig.fut); Jode Stansfield (dig.fut); Jonny (dig-fut); Matt Knott (dig.fut); Matthew Steventon (dig.fut); Phil Kelly (dig.fut); Tommy G. (dig.fut); Toria P. (dig.fut); Wm Scammell (dig.fut); Zoe Taylor (dig.fut) Subject: FW: sending an e-mail...Hi each
Encouraged by my assertion that you are now on a "Distribution List" some have asked if you can form your own distribution lists.... you can though it's a bit complicated with the (rather oldfashioned....) mail service you're currently provided with... (what's new?)
So I asked an expert and his detailed reply is given below. Probably best to get it printed off and then try it stage by stage...
Hope it works
---------- From: Jordan, Anthony Sent: Friday, October 24, 1997 11:35 AM To: Smith, Barry Subject: RE: sending an e-mail...Barry
Students can create distribution lists for use on the MORSE e-mail system, however, it is a little complicated because of the way we have things set up.
The instructions for a STUDENT to create a distribution list are as follows:
1. Log into CLUSTER (not MORSE) and create the distribution list by typing:
$ EDIT MORSE::MYLIST.DIS
2. The distribution list file can now be used on MORSE by typing @MYLIST at the "To:" prompt.
---------- From: Smith, Barry Sent: Wednesday, October 22, 1997 7:12 PM To: Jordan, Anthony Subject: FW: sending an e-mail...Anthony
Can students create Distribution Lists? Or is there a block on it?
---------- From: AF602270@ntu.ac.uk[SMTP:AF602270@ntu.ac.uk] Sent: Wednesday, October 22, 1997 12:30 PM To: Smith, Barry Subject: Re: sending an e-mail...I can't get the instructions for creating a list. I have created a file using editfile, naming it file1 and have put the e - mail addresses into it but have had no luck with send: To:@file1, it just doesnt work.
From: Smith, Barry Sent: Friday, October 31, 1997 1:48 PM To: Andrew Cleverley (dig.fut); Antony Prince (dig.fut); Ben De Vleeschauwer (dig.fut); Carlos Sevillano (dig.fut); Claire Albaret (dig.fut); Conor Healy (dig.fut); Dan Alexander (dig.fut); Danny Nussbaum (dig.fut); David Sutton (dig.fut); ELA (dig.fut); Fiona N. (dig-fut); Hannah Scott (dig.fut); Houri Ghamian (dig.fut); Jode Stansfield (dig.fut); Jonny (dig-fut); Matt Knott (dig.fut); Matthew Steventon (dig.fut); Oscar Hammond (dig.fut); Philip Kelly (dig.fut?); Tommy G. (dig.fut); Toria P. (dig.fut); Wm Scammell (dig.fut); Zoe Taylor (dig.fut) Subject: Monday's meeting...Hi each,
1. Don't forget that next Monday's Dig.Fut. meeting ISN'T in Bonington but the computer suites on NEWTON 5th Floor (take the lift!) - rooms 504 and 505. I will be spending most of the day up there to help out with any problems anyone hits (on the survey of "best times" for workshops Mondays was favourite so hopefully several can call in outside the 3-4 slot).
2. For aficionados that are looking to develop HTML, have you delved in the following site (bit of a mouthful if you haven't got live Links but probably worth the trouble):
Look forward to seeing you Monday. As I don't know everyone by sight you may need to introduce yourself! As not all dig.fut people have yet sent an e-mail not everyone is on this Distribution List so if any of your acquaintances are merrily setting off in the wrong direction you could redirect them....
From: Smith, Barry Sent: Tuesday, November 04, 1997 1:44 PM To: AF600030@ntu.ac.uk; AF600150@ntu.ac.uk; AF600370@ntu.ac.uk; AF600510@ntu.ac.uk; AF600520@ntu.ac.uk; AF600650@ntu.ac.uk; AF601250@ntu.ac.uk; AF601300@ntu.ac.uk; AF601310@ntu.ac.uk; AF601510@ntu.ac.uk; AF601710@ntu.ac.uk; AF601750@ntu.ac.uk; AF602270@ntu.ac.uk; AF602380@ntu.ac.uk; AF603130@ntu.ac.uk; AF700220@ntu.ac.uk; AF703010@ntu.ac.uk; AF703030@ntu.ac.uk; Andrew Cleverley (dig.fut); Antony Prince (dig.fut); Ben De Vleeschauwer (dig.fut); Carlos Sevillano (dig.fut); Claire Albaret (dig.fut); Conor Healy (dig.fut); Dan Alexander (dig.fut); Danny Nussbaum (dig.fut); David Sutton (dig.fut); ELA (dig.fut); Fiona N. (dig-fut); Hannah Scott (dig.fut); Houri Ghamian (dig.fut); Matthew Steventon (dig.fut); Philip Kelly (dig.fut?); Tommy G. (dig.fut); Toria P. (dig.fut); Wm Scammell (dig.fut); Zoe Taylor (dig.fut) Subject: Interesting new journal/websiteHi Each,
I've just come across a new internet journal which may be of interest partic. if you are beginning to get your head around designing web-pages etc. It is of impeccable academic credentials if such things worry you....
The blurb says:
"This is the first Newsletter from the Networked Virtual Reality Resource Centres for Art and Design, (NVRCADs) so Welcome! New Internet technologies such as VRML and Java promise to revolutionise the WWW making it more three dimensional and interactive..... to cut through computer science jargon and help those in Art and Design Education to become familiar with these technologies and use them to redesign the Web. We are a free service to those in Art and Design Higher Education, whether you are a student or lecturer."
And the Index includes the following pages written fairly straightforwardly (bit of a Mac bias but I'm not a snob...)
What is HTML?
What is Java?
Java Sites of Interest
What is VRML?
VRML Sites of Interest
Obtaining this Newsletter
So for those that are up to speed on this (or wondering what it's all about) try starting at: http://vr.tees.ac.uk/rachael/newsletter.html
From: Smith, Barry Sent: Wednesday, January 28, 1998 2:49 PM To: 'Tommy Gildseth' Subject: RE: (no subject)Tommy
Many thanks for this; I'll distribute it on the Dig.Fut List.... Barry
---------- From: Tommy Gildseth[SMTP:AF601430@ntu.ac.uk] Sent: Wednesday, January 28, 1998 8:28 PM To: Smith, Barry Subject: (no subject)Anyone on the Digital futures that want to put up a web page could check out these URL's to find comprahensive lists of free web space providers:
Http://www.digiweb.com/~maxlee/FWPReview/ (case sensitive adresse)
Some of the best ones are probably:
http://www.fortunecity.com offering 10MB of free space
or Http://www.geocities.com offering 3MB of free space
From: Smith, Barry Sent: Friday, November 07, 1997 3:31 PM To: Adam Tomlinson (dig.fut); Adele Agar (dig.fut); Andrew Cleverley (dig.fut); Antony Prince (dig.fut); Ben De Vleeschauwer (dig.fut); Carlos Sevillano (dig.fut); Claire Albaret (dig.fut); Claire Dockray (dig.fut); Claire Fellows (dig.fut); Conor Healy (dig.fut); Dan Alexander (dig.fut); Danny Nussbaum (dig.fut); David Lee (dig.fut); David Sutton (dig.fut); Ela Sisley (dig.fut); Fiona Nunn (dig-fut); Gert de Pris (dig.fut); Hannah Scott (dig.fut); Harriet Stewart (dig.fut); Houri Ghamian (dig.fut); James Wilthew (dig.fut); Jenny Keogh (dig.fut); Jode Stansfield (dig.fut); Jonny Hodson (dig.fut); Ka-Poon Chan (dig.fut); Lisa Williamson (dig.fut); Matt Knott (dig.fut); Matthew Steventon (dig.fut); Oscar Hammond (dig.fut); Peter Osborne (dig.fut); Philip Kelly (dig.fut?); Rikke Biltoft (dig.fut); Sarah Witters (dig.fut); Teresa Foulkes (dig.fut); Tim Whitlock (dig.fut); Tommy Gildseth (dig.fut); Toria Power (dig.fut); Wm Scammell (dig.fut); Zoe Taylor (dig.fut) Subject: FW: Variant / AXISTo dig.futters (long one!)
I'm forwarding a message from the LiveArt List (see below). Those of you who are already familiar with Lists will know that occasionally rows break out and this letter bears some of the signs as AXIS (The National Artists Register) is generally a highly regarded organisation promoting artists' work... However it seems that to gain access to the work you now have to buy a CD-ROM... and thus the brewing row...
Here's the letter:
------------- Repeat of a message sent yesterday which doesn't seem to have got through. Apologies if it is received as a duplicate:
The new issue of "Variant" has just been published and contains, among other things, an interesting article by Marshall Anderson on the AXIS CDROM Artists' Register. A couple of extracts:
"Here we can see how the artist has signed away any rights of reproduction to his/her work. This shift within AXIS, from a 1991 philosophy that fully protected and honoured the artist's right to financially benefit from AXIS, has in 1997 moved to one which regards the artist as an unpaid supplier of data that is sold to drive a so- called private business supported by State money.
I would suggest that in 28 months from now AXIS will be little further forward after absorbing much more money and that many artists, artists- run organisations, groups and galleries will have empowered themselves by setting up their own _free_ web-sites." "Artists Newsletter" declined to print an earlier but less detailed look at AXIS by Anderson.
Variant can be contacted at PO Box 1269, Glasgow G3 6QA (tel. 0141 552 3436). The developing web pages are at http://www.cryptic.demon.co.uk/variant.htm
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AXIS have a website at: http://www.lmu.ac.uk/ces/axis/
though there isn't much besides information about Axis on it now. A sign of the times perhaps? The point about artists (fine, visual and photog) developing their own sites is likely to be increasingly the case....
Incidently if you would like to join a List (they, at least, are still free...) have a look at: http://www.mailbase.ac.uk/search.html which allows you to search for topics of interest to you. For example if you search "photography" you'll find 2 lists including: digital-culture
Recent changes in technology have led to critical debate about its actual & potential effects on cultural production. In photography, for example, this has been articulated around what it constitutes as a practice & notions of authenticity. This list explores these issues & related subjects.
"Fine art" has: cti-art-design This open list was set up by the CTI for Art & Design. Its purpose is to share information on the uses of computers and software in Fine Art and Design courses in Higher Education, on workshops, seminars and conferences, and on new research in these disciplines.
and "music" has several including: make-music Practical collaborative music based projects, (mainly MIDI). Discussion of strategies for practical collaboration on Internet. Contributions from other disciplines welcome. EXAMPLE: Network symphony - using General MIDI for composition. Electro-accoustic work for performance.
It's easy to join a List:
To join a list, send an email message to firstname.lastname@example.org with this command in the body of the message:
join listname firstname lastname
where listname is the name of the list, and firstname and lastname are your own personal names. (E.g. join newusers Tony Blair)
If you get into difficulties ask someone (e.g. me on Monday). They are an easy way of keeping up to date with issues, finding out stuff you need and ensuring that your mailbox is full of letters....
Best wishes for the weekend (if you're not already on it!)
From: Smith, Barry Sent: Tuesday, November 11, 1997 11:34 AM To: 'AF702940@ntu.ac.uk' Cc: 'AF703030@ntu.ac.uk' Subject: RE: claireHi Andrew
Thanks for your note, it's the second one I've received where everyone thinks I'm calling them Claire.... You haven't returned the note but I suspect it may be a Distribution List Letter in which case Claire (Albaret) may have been first on the list (the computer automatically sorts them into alphabetical order) and your reference would be further down the paragraph heading or it could possibly be a letter to Claire with a copy to you for information.... (In just the same way I'm sending Sarah a copy of this note for information but I'm not calling her Andrew..... It's a standard convention of copying mail.)
If you've still got the note can you forward it to me please and I'll check it out: If you're not sure how to do this (it's a useful facility to know):
1. Find message in your mailbag at Mail prompt type FORWARD (so it will look like MAIL FORWARD) [Press Enter]
2. at To prompt put my address (so it will look like To: email@example.com) [Press Enter]
3. at Subject prompt put anything you like..... [Press Enter]
As you press Enter the message goes off automatically, no chance to add anything!
Very useful for putting interesting news around (e.g. some of the stuff I put out on the Distribution List).
---------- From: AF702940@ntu.ac.uk[SMTP:AF702940@ntu.ac.uk] Sent: Friday, November 07, 1997 12:49 PM To: Smith, Barry Subject: claireWho the hell are you calling Claire
From: Smith, Barry Sent: Tuesday, October 21, 1997 9:54 AM To: 'AF601030@ntu.ac.uk' Subject: RE: hello BarryZoe
Thanks for note. I'm impressed you can work the vaxmail coz it's pretty antiquated isn't it?! I've put you on the dig.fut distribution list (address as above); if you prefer to have your private Hotmail address listed instead that's fine by me. Let me know.
---------- From: AF601030@ntu.ac.uk[SMTP:AF601030@ntu.ac.uk] Sent: Monday, October 20, 1997 6:07 PM To: Smith, Barry Subject: hello BarryI thought id send you a quick message to say that i can work the college email system.......just I tend to use an Internet Hotmail system as it is a bit more advanced than this one. Anyway I had better go see you next Monday in Digital Futures
From: Smith, Barry Sent: Monday, November 03, 1997 5:23 PM To: 'AF703030@ntu.ac.uk' Subject: RE: responseSarah
You'll have difficulty e-mailing on the Internet coz the Uni disable it to help cut back on traffic...... c'est la vie.
---------- From: AF703030@ntu.ac.uk[SMTP:AF703030@ntu.ac.uk] Sent: 03 November 1997 15:04 To: Smith, Barry Subject: responseFrom Sarah Witters
Thqnks for the e-mail, I tried on internet to e-mail but I didn't succeed
I;ll try again another time.
From: Smith, Barry Sent: Friday, January 23, 1998 1:40 PM To: 'AF601560@ntu.ac.uk' Subject: RE: Monday's session (12th Jan)Hi Conor
I sympathise (though I don't know why it's suddenly so popular, have too many people cottoned on?) Anyway don't get over-worried about a completely finished product by the deadline, just take it as far as you can.
Incidently you should constantly raise these problems at every possible juncture until the magnitude of the dilemma is properly appreciated by our elders and betters....
---------- From: AF601560@ntu.ac.uk[SMTP:AF601560@ntu.ac.uk] Sent: Thursday, January 22, 1998 8:56 PM To: Smith, Barry Subject: Re: Monday's session (12th Jan)Dear Barry,
Hello! and the same to you sir!
I am writign to tell you that for the past two weeks it has been near impossible to get access to the arkwright building therefore making it impossible to access the net thereby making your assignment very awkward to complete. NOw that i have a PC at 10pm having only had to wait 10 min , i find that i cannot getin to netscape, or rathert i can get in but cant go anywhere! Surfing the net? ARSE! more like treading water!
From: Smith, Barry Sent: Friday, February 27, 1998 7:45 PM To: 'AF602270@ntu.ac.uk' Cc: Griffiths, Ian Subject: RE: Computer roomsHi Jode
Your point about punishing worthy innocents seems well placed though presumably if as bad as you suggest some short-term security has to be enforced or there won't be any computers in Newton for anyone to work on.... Is Arkwright still available 24 hours?
I'll cc this to the Director of Computing Services to see if a longer-term policy is being established.
---------- From: AF602270@ntu.ac.uk[SMTP:AF602270@ntu.ac.uk] Sent: Friday, February 27, 1998 12:51 PM To: Smith, Barry Subject: Computer roomsHello I'm writing to you because you might be able to put some presure on those who control the opening times of rooms in Newton. I mean were being punished because someone has been stealing the computers. The resourses are bad enough without restricted access. This realy sucks Barry, Please do all you can.
From: Smith, Barry Sent: Tuesday, March 03, 1998 2:39 PM To: AF602270 Cc: Griffiths, Ian; Lewis, Simon Subject: RE: Computer roomsHi Jode,
Yours seems a fair point and probably not untypical.... At the very least you have the satisfaction that your comments will be incorporated into the survey of IT facilities available to students in the VPA Department... but clearly the problem is more widespread than this...
No response from Ian as yet: I'll send him a copy of this (also Prof Lewis, HoD) to see if there's any light at the end of this particular tunnel of restricted access to Newton facilities.... I'm sure all managers are aware of the problem.... but what, I wonder, is the long-term answer of provision, access and security? There has been some idle talk that the University/Department should make low interest loans available for students to buy their own - what's your reaction to that one?
---------- From: AF602270 Sent: Tuesday, March 03, 1998 12:52 PM To: Smith, Barry Subject: RE: Computer roomsYes I understand that Arkwright has 24 hour facilities but have you tried compeating for a computer in there recently? The last time I was in there it took me 30 minutes to get a computer. The back log of students who used Newton resourse rooms is showing with over ten people waiting for a computer at any given time. I find the whole policy of locking the computer rooms ludicrus by keeping them locked no one can steal them sure but whats the point if they never get used? Also: When end of term papers were due in last year the sheer quantity of people wanting to use the facilities overwhelmed the number of computers available at any given time by a similar margin to what I am seeing now. When this time comes round again dead lines are not going to be met, and students are going to suffer, either that or be coming in at 12 midnight. Yeah and sorry for ranting Its just that I feel very strongly about the use of these rooms being freed up again.
From: AF602270 Sent: Wednesday, March 04, 1998 3:25 PM To: Smith, Barry Subject: RE: Computer roomsThats an interesting one, nearly every student would benefit from owning their own computer. Life after all does not cease at the end of our courses and to have the equipment at home would be great and solve a lot of imediate and long term problems. Depends on the loan agreement I guess.
From: AF602380@ntu.ac.uk[SMTP:AF602380@ntu.ac.uk] Sent: Monday, October 27, 1997 2:28 PM To: Smith, Barry Subject: helloCongratulations!I have chosen YOU! to receive my first ever E.Mail message.
Cheers---Oscar B Hammond
From: Smith, Barry Sent: Tuesday, October 21, 1997 2:38 PM To: 'AF600510@ntu.ac.uk' Subject: RE: First e MailWell done! Champion! Presumably by "one dot on the end" you mean one dot NOT on the end! They are demanding machines these computers, one digit out and it doesn't know what you mean!
It's useful to sign notes (especially if your "handle" is a number). I have a sophisticated code-cracker-hacker device (bit of paper with loadsa numbers and names...... [later]..... AHA! Rikke?
Have added your name to the Dig.Fut Distribution List...
---------- From: AF600510@ntu.ac.uk[SMTP:AF600510@ntu.ac.uk] Sent: Tuesday, October 21, 1997 12:08 PM To: Smith, Barry Subject: First e MailSuccess!! It seems that one dot on the end of UK makes the difference!
From: Smith, Barry Sent: Monday, November 03, 1997 4:37 PM To: 'AF601300@ntu.ac.uk' Subject: RE: hello dr barry smith ,i have sent you an e-mail to if it works .Hi
Your whole message seems to be in TITLE!!!
After Title press RETURN and it will ask you to write the letter...
---------- From: AF601300@ntu.ac.uk[SMTP:AF601300@ntu.ac.uk] Sent: 03 November 1997 14:20 To: Smith, Barry Subject: hello dr barry smith ,i have sent you an e-mail to if it works .
From: Smith, Barry Sent: Monday, November 03, 1997 5:25 PM To: 'AF601750@ntu.ac.uk' Subject: RE: helloHi
That's a very short messge....:-)))))
But enough to get you on the dig.fut distribution list.
---------- From: AF601750@ntu.ac.uk[SMTP:AF601750@ntu.ac.uk] Sent: 03 November 1997 14:27 To: Smith, Barry Subject: hello
From: Smith, Barry Sent: Monday, November 03, 1997 5:31 PM To: 'AF703010@ntu.ac.uk' Subject: RE: mot verry much, I'm afraid...Gert
a good e-mail, well done.
Correcting errors on the student server isn't easy, you need to correct them before going on to the next line, that's the student system's limitations, not your fault.
I have added your name to the dig.fut Distribution List.
---------- From: AF703010@ntu.ac.uk[SMTP:AF703010@ntu.ac.uk] Sent: 03 November 1997 14:56 To: Smith, Barry Subject: mot verry much, I'm afraid...Well hello Barry!
At this very moment you are whitnessing my very first advenbtures tures into the e-mail thingy (by the way, I think I misspelled "whitnessing"? Sorry for that!) and I hope will be able to read this, because this means I did not drown...
Pretty cool, this e-mail writing, since my computer is comumicating with yours, somewhere else, while you are actually standing om
(sorry for these mistakes, but I'm used to AZERTY-keyboards, and do not know how to correct them...) on (I mean...) the other side of the desk.
Hope to have some more interesting thing to talk about a next time. Until then: see in the lectures!
Gert De Prins.
From: Smith, Barry Sent: Monday, November 17, 1997 3:39 PM To: 'AF601300@ntu.ac.uk' Subject: RE: i would very much appreciate it if you could tell me how to find essays on a particular photographer.without having to go through a big list of names.Hi
Call in the archive (Victoria Studios) and have a word... Best... Barry
---------- From: AF601300@ntu.ac.uk[SMTP:AF601300@ntu.ac.uk] Sent: Wednesday, November 12, 1997 4:45 PM To: Smith, Barry Subject: i would very much appreciate it if you could tell me how to find essays on a particular photographer.without having to go through a big list of names.
From: Smith, Barry Sent: Wednesday, October 22, 1997 12:18 PM To: 'ELA' Subject: RE: digfutEla
Well done, major triumph! I have added you to the Dig.Fut Distribution List.
---------- From: AF601140@ntu.ac.uk[SMTP:AF601140@ntu.ac.uk] Sent: Wednesday, October 22, 1997 11:57 AM To: Smith, Barry Subject: digfutDear Barry, I hope you know how difficult this was to send. " I can do it!" see you on Monday. ELA
From: Smith, Barry Sent: Monday, November 03, 1997 4:30 PM To: 'AF602380@ntu.ac.uk' Subject: RE: Dear BarryOscar
---------- From: AF602380@ntu.ac.uk[SMTP:AF602380@ntu.ac.uk] Sent: 03 November 1997 14:12 To: Smith, Barry Subject: Dear BarryI got through again,am now going on to the internet.Tally Ho!
From: Smith, Barry Sent: Monday, November 03, 1997 4:36 PM To: 'AF600330@ntu.ac.uk' Subject: RE: Hello BarryHi
Message received safely. I'll add you to the Distribution List
---------- From: AF600330@ntu.ac.uk[SMTP:AF600330@ntu.ac.uk] Sent: 03 November 1997 14:10 To: Smith, Barry Subject: Hello Barry
Please feel privaliged to reseave
my first email for what its worth. Im glad to me on a computer at last. Im looking forwade to useing photoshop other art, animation and music packages.I hope I can do this soon. ByeBye
From: Smith, Barry Sent: Monday, November 24, 1997 11:11 AM To: 'AF601340@ntu.ac.uk' Subject: RE: digital futuresHey hey, well done, I was beginning to despair:-(..... I have added you to the Dig Fut List Normal session this afternoon (Mon)
---------- From: AF601340@ntu.ac.uk[SMTP:AF601340@ntu.ac.uk] Sent: Tuesday, November 18, 1997 11:15 AM To: Smith, Barry Subject: digital futuresHello Barry. Rebecca Bradbury here. I just wrote you out a message on this, but it wouldn't work, but I know now what went wrong. I went right off the end of the page. Anyway, i thought that I had best get round to doing this, as time is ticking away! I've not done it sooner, as I have been away in Bratislava and Prague for the last two weeks. I've done it now though, and it's pretty great! I'm not really sure what I'm supposed to say, so I'll e-mail my friend in Prague now. Cheers!!
From: AF600370@ntu.ac.uk[SMTP:AF600370@ntu.ac.uk] Sent: Monday, November 03, 1997 4:18 PM To: Smith, Barry Subject: something funny File: SMALL.EXE From: SMTP%"WOODWADS@wldb11.agw.bt.co.uk" 15-OCT-1997 12:25:53.30 To: 'Matt'Matt
Double click on this attached file small.exe
================== RFC 822 Headers ================== Return-Path: WOODWADS@wldb11.agw.bt.co.uk Received: by morse.ntu.ac.uk (UCX V4.1-10C, OpenVMS V6.2 Alpha); Wed, 15 Oct 1997 12:25:51 +0100 Received: from arthur.axion.bt.co.uk (actually mailhub.axion.bt.co.uk) by pixie.ntu.ac.uk with SMTP (PP); Wed, 15 Oct 1997 12:23:41 +0100 Received: from catullus.agw.bt.co.uk by arthur.axion.bt.co.uk with SMTP (PP); Wed, 15 Oct 1997 12:22:53 +0100 Received: from smsmaint005.agw.bt.co.uk (fobgate.agw.bt.co.uk [192.168.207.59]) by catullus.agw.bt.co.uk (8.8.3/8.8.3) with SMTP id MAA04727 for
From: Smith, Barry Sent: Monday, February 02, 1998 11:14 AM To: 'AF600380@ntu.ac.uk' Subject: RE: Completion of web site.David
Thanks for the note: I'm impressed by the attempt to create 'the paper free office' and will look at your site later this week and get back to you.
---------- From: AF600380@ntu.ac.uk[SMTP:AF600380@ntu.ac.uk] Sent: Wednesday, January 28, 1998 4:26 PM To: Smith, Barry Subject: Completion of web site.Hi barry, you'll be pleased to know that Matthew Knott and I have success -fully set up a web site. It is situated at
As this is now up and running I have not submitted any desk to your course administrator. I hope this is acceptable.
Regards, David Sutton.
From: Smith, Barry Sent: Tuesday, March 10, 1998 7:23 PM To: AF600150 Subject: RE:It would be mite strange if it didn't:-) 49 now.
Yes, it worked fine this time and very good, as before.
Does your course leader know you? Introduce yourself correctly and I reckon she'll force fivers in your hand...
Good site, well done.
---------- From: AF600150 Sent: Tuesday, March 03, 1998 4:27 PM To: Smith, Barry Subject: RE:Barry,
I've had no difficulties logging on to my site.....infact, I've had 48 visitors! Try an Altavista search.. it's top of the list under 'fabian hore'.
---------- From: Smith, Barry Sent: Monday, March 02, 1998 4:29 PM To: AF600150 Subject: RE:Tim
I can't get either the link or the URL to work... just get the geocities HomePage which denies it knows anything of Fabian Hore... "and to think I taught you all I know:-)" Anyway it'll be a good site if you can get it working.
---------- From: AF600150 Sent: Monday, March 02, 1998 3:34 PM To: AF541 - All Students; AF551 - All Students; AF701 - All Students; ART Visual And Performing Arts; ART Design; ART All Staff in FacultyPlease have a look at the Fabian Hore Web Site and feel free to E-Mail a comment.
http:// www.geocities.com/ soho/ museum/ 3664
From: Smith, Barry Sent: Wednesday, October 29, 1997 3:41 PM To: Chapman, John Subject: RE: dig fut electiveJC
No problem if they can use their own (ieTVPD) facilities for whatever... as you're doubtless aware Photoshop is like gold-dust in this place which won't do anyone any good in the medium term coz many "families" now have a version of it on their kitchen PC.....
Which is one of the main things I want to talk over with you - facilities, software, see the Maths dept and die etc
I hadn't realised until v. recently that there were any TVPD students on dig.fut but they're very welcome. The purpose of the course isn't IT skills but they can develop aspects they're interested in as part of the assignment demand.
Incidently I fundamentally disagree with you (what's new:)))))? about confusing different software (at least once beyond Stage 1) - one to debate over lunch sometime soon? But meantime happy to collaborate as much as pos.
---------- From: Chapman, John Sent: Wednesday, October 29, 1997 12:49 PM To: Smith, Barry Subject: dig fut electiveyou have some of my TVPD students on this the elective offers some hands on digital art working can TVPD students PLEASE use our software for these tasks to learn others at the same time as ours will just confuse them we use PSP and Photoshop
From: Smith, Barry Sent: Friday, October 31, 1997 3:46 PM To: 'AF601060@ntu.ac.uk' Cc: 'AF601030@ntu.ac.uk' Subject: RE: Monday's meetingAntony and Zoe
Thanks for your notes. John C had contacted me (I didn't know he was ill, wassa matta wiv im?) but not specifically about Monday. I think probably TVPD are the best equipped in the Dept so the C.S./Maths suite could indeed prove frustrating for you! However there are a few points you could note:
a. Peter O, Adam T and Ian C don't seem to have sent me any greetings e-mail so aren't on the Dist List (so aren't fully registered yet!:))) - can you give them a nudge please.
b. there's always more to this game than meets the eye or that anyone knows so I'd like to talk with you sometime very soon (possibly in TVPD, sounds smartest) about what you do/know/daily routine/would like to know etc. For example are you using Lists, IRC etc; what sites/approaches do you regularly use/ recommend; have you got your own website? do you music software available? etc.
c. This Monday isn't only for basic beginners - I'm aware of a fair old HTML'ing contingent heading that way! - though it's fair to say my own prime concern is to get everyone past first base. So treat it as suits you best. It's an opportunity of course to meet up with some of the other members of dig.fut and see what they're about in a range of courses all with various leads into IT.
d. Finally there will, in time, be the matter of "the assignment" (check details on the original survey). The point here is that the group clearly shows such a diverse range of starting points that everyone can't possibly be doing the same thing! It can be the trad "essay" approach but I imagine that you might prefer to extend a new area/skill... Perhaps you can let me know what your collective and separate thoughts are on this.
PS mail teaser at end of this letter.
--------- From: AF601060@ntu.ac.uk[SMTP:AF601060@ntu.ac.uk] Sent: Friday, October 31, 1997 12:16 PM To: Smith, Barry Subject: Monday's meetingDear Barry,
Our Television Production Design course leader was supposed to contact you regarding Monday's Digital Futures meeting. As he is ill I am unsure wether this has been done and have therefore decided to contact you myself. John feel's that because we have full internet/e-mail/photoshop access within the studio(Waverley)we may be taking a step backwards from what we have already learn't as we have daily access to these programs on Pentium 166's. If you feel it is neccessary for us to attend the introduction to these programs please contact me and I pass on the message to other TVPDesign students.
Antony Prince,Peter Osborne,Zoe Taylor,Adam Tomlinson, Ela Sisley,Ian Coe. Thanks........
---------- From: AF601030@ntu.ac.uk[SMTP:AF601030@ntu.ac.uk] Sent: Friday, October 31, 1997 12:25 PM To: Smith, Barry Subject: Monday afternoonI am aware that Anthony Prince who is on my course has e-mailed you regarding Monday afternoon in the Newton building. It may interfere with our current computer training that John Chapman is giving us. Anthony has said everything that needs to be said so I won't repeat it all. If you would just let Anthony know whether or not you would still like us to come to the Newton building on Monday, then he will pass on the message to me. thanks Zoe Taylor TV Production Design
PS Does your mail service allow you to crack attachments? - there's one below (Zoe's letter in fact).
From: Smith, Barry Sent: Monday, February 02, 1998 10:38 AM To: 'AF603180@ntu.ac.uk' Subject: RE: digital futures deadlineJames
Hope things have improved over the weekend, don't want you converting to the Luddites! Is Darren able to help you as well as providing the equipment?
Soon as pos. Let me know if further delays. Best... Barry
---------- From: AF603180@ntu.ac.uk[SMTP:AF603180@ntu.ac.uk] Sent: Friday, January 30, 1998 3:16 PM To: Smith, Barry Subject: re:digital futures deadlineBarry, im sorry i didn't hand in any work today, iv'e been experiencing technological breakdowns in all areas and have fallen behind.I had a music and text presentation on wednesday and have spent all my time working on thatbut to no avail as my friends sampler decided to break down on the day of recording (after miriad other technial problems with the sequencer, the drum machine and any thing else that could fail to work properly. In regards to digital futures i have been trying to work on some visual work on my friends computer, typically it's hard drive has been experiencing some problems causing me to curse at my friend 'technology'. I was hoping i could hand some work in on monday, giving me the weekend to try and get something presentable which i'll still have to juggle between music and text as the presentation has been moved to tuesday afternoon(providing the sampler is cooperative).
Yours (slowly becoming a luddite) James Salmon
From: Smith, Barry Sent: Friday, October 31, 1997 12:53 PM To: Ayers, Robert Subject: FW: Lap TopAs if proof were needed.....
---------- From: Smith, Barry Sent: Friday, October 31, 1997 11:52 AM To: Newton, Tracey Subject: RE: Lap TopTrace
aaargh..., yes, but to add to the complications I haven't brought it in today (Fri). Is first thing Monday any use to you? Will you need it next week?
Robert wanted to borrow it as well.... it's getting V E R Y S I L L Y.....
---------- From: Newton, Tracey Sent: Friday, October 31, 1997 11:33 AM To: Smith, Barry Subject: Lap TopBarry
Are you intending to use the laptop this weekend?
From: Smith, Barry Sent: Monday, November 24, 1997 11:52 AM To: 'AF601060@ntu.ac.uk' Subject: RE: my mate santaAntony
The pint's already been claimed but I might stand you a half! It's a good site!
---------- From: AF601060@ntu.ac.uk[SMTP:AF601060@ntu.ac.uk] Sent: Monday, November 17, 1997 4:49 PM To: Smith, Barry Subject: my mate firstname.lastname@example.org
From: Smith, Barry Sent: Friday, February 06, 1998 4:03 PM To: Adam Tomlinson (dig.fut); Adele Agar (dig.fut); Alexandra Smith (dig.fut); Andrew Cleverley (dig.fut); Andy Walker (dig.fut); Antony Prince (dig.fut); Ben De Vleeschauwer (dig.fut); Blain Bishop (dig.fut); Carlos Sevillano (dig.fut); Claire Albaret (dig.fut); Claire Dockray (dig.fut); Claire Fellows (dig.fut); Conor Healy; Conor Healy (dig.fut); Dan Alexander (dig.fut); Danny Nussbaum (dig.fut); David Lee (dig.fut); David Sutton (dig.fut); Ela Sisley (dig.fut); Fiona Nunn (dig-fut); Gert de Pris (dig.fut); Hannah Scott (dig.fut); Harriet Stewart (dig.fut); Houri Ghamian (dig.fut); James Wilthew (dig.fut); Jenny Keogh (dig.fut); Jode Stansfield (dig.fut); Jonny Hodson (dig.fut); Ka-Poon Chan (dig.fut); Kevin Bell (dig.fut); Lisa Williamson (dig.fut); Matt Knott (dig.fut); Matthew Steventon (dig.fut); Michael Taylor; Oscar Hammond (dig.fut); Peter Osborne (dig.fut); Philip Kelly (dig.fut?); Rachel (dig.fut); Rebecca Bradbury (dig.fut); Rikke Biltoft (dig.fut); Sally Hoffaker; Sarah Witters (dig.fut); Teresa Foulkes (dig.fut); Tim Smith (dig.fut); Tim Whitlock (dig.fut); Tommy Gildseth (dig.fut); Toria Power (dig.fut); Wm Scammell (dig.fut); Zoe Taylor (dig.fut) Subject: FW: Student EmailHey, you're e-mail's about to get civilised and sophisticated (see note below)... Congrats... hope you like the new (much prettier) system. Barry
--------- From: Hannah, Wendy Sent: Friday, February 06, 1998 9:26 AM To: COM E-Mail Co-ordinators(Private) Subject: FW:Student EmailMessage forwarded from Anthony Jordan
Student E-Mail is moving from MORSE to Microsoft Exchange
Over the coming weekend (7 - 8 February 1998), Computing Services will be setting up e-mail mailboxes for all the University's students in the new Microsoft Exchange e-mail system. During this time, you should not use e-mail as you may lose messages.
After this weekend:
New e-mail sent to you will now be delivered to your Microsoft Exchange mailbox instead of MORSE. You can read your new e-mail by double-clicking on the Microsoft Exchange icon in the Terminal Emulation and Internet program group in Windows.
If you have never used e-mail on MORSE, then you should just exit from MORSE and start using MS Exchange.
If you have been using MORSE, then you can still read your old e-mail messages on MORSE, but you will need to use MS Exchange to read your new e-mail and to send messages. The old messages will remain on MORSE until Easter Break (an exact date will be published later).
The student e-mail service has been switched to MS Exchange to provide a more user-friendly e-mail system for students and to allow staff and students to send each other e-mail more easily.
Your Internet e-mail address remains the same (eg email@example.com).
The following free documents are available to help you use MS Exchange:
E4 Getting started with Microsoft Exchange
E5 "Better Looking" Messages in Exchange
If you have any queries/problems, please contact one of the Computing Services Help Desks.
Note that Environmental Studies and Nottingham Business School students who are already using Microsoft Exchange will be unaffected by this change over.
From: Young, Gerry Sent: Wednesday, February 25, 1998 10:05 AM To: ART All Staff in Faculty Subject: Bonington Lecture Theatre ComputerThe Bonington Lecture Theatre computer is now operational, it has Windows NT4 as an operating system and Microsoft Office 97 is installed at the moment, including PowerPoint. The computer has a CD rom drive and sound, a Zip drive will be fitted in the near future. Please contact me or Des if you have any other software requirements, it is intended to install Adobe Photoshop V4 in the near future.
At the moment the computer is on a trolley as a temporary measure, so Des will need to know in advance if you require it. It is intended to install the new Lectern by the start of the summer term at the latest, the Computer will then be available at the front of the lecture theatre whenever needed, as will a VHS player.
Principal Tech. Vis. & Perf. Arts.
From: Hannah, Wendy Sent: Monday, March 02, 1998 11:27 AM To: COM E-Mail Co-ordinators(Private); COM E-Mail LESOS(Private) Cc: Massey, Richard Subject: Students on ExchangeIn case you haven't already noticed, all the students have now been added to the Exchange email system. Each course code has a distribution list of students, as well as individual entries for all students . Their email address is the old vax firstname.lastname@example.org, eg email@example.com. Queries on how the students access it and use it need to be addressed to the help desks, City 2975 or Clifton 3134. There are documents E4 and E5 available from the reception desks in Computing Services.
I understand students have a limit of 2.5mb on messages.
E-Mail Support Officer Tel 0115 9418418 ext 4102
web page http://www.ntu.ac.uk/email
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