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Issue 143: iSGTW 23 September 2009


The digital story behind the mask

Capturing culture in a digital form can lead to impressive demands for storage and processing. And grid technology has a role to play in providing those resources. For instance, a 10 minute recording of the movements of a Malay dancer performing the classical Mak Yong dance, using motion capture equipment attached to the dancer’s body, can take over a week to render into a virtual 3D image of the dancer. Once this is done, though, every detail of the dance movement is preserved for posterity.

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The cyberinfrastructure of a consortium dedicated to the study of earthquakes and tsunamis is about to get a makeover, thanks to new leadership and funding.

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 Project develops new standards for sharing between grids

The software that governs individual grids has not always been capable of interacting well. The Grid Authorization Interoperability Project has created a new standard that could change that.

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Link of the week

/Information visualization manifesto creates buzz

Has the visualization community become too invested in aesthetics? According to interaction designer Manuel Lima, the answer is an emphatic “Yes.” But not all agree with his Information Visualization Manifesto. Do you? Read on and fill out the poll at the end of the article to find out!

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Image of the week


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Feature – Army of Women allies with CaBIG for online longitudinal studies

Special Announcement - iSGTW on Holiday

Video of the Week - Learn about LiDAR


NeHC launches social media

PRACE announces third Tier-0 machine

iRODS 2011 User Group Meeting

Jobs in distributed computing


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December 2010

13-18, AGU Fall Meeting

14-16, UCC 2010

17, ICETI 2011 and ICSIT 2011

24, Abstract Submission deadline, EGI User Forum


January 2011

11, HPCS 2011 Submission Deadline

11, SPCloud 2011

22, ALENEX11

30 Jan – 3 Feb, ESCC/Internet2


February 2011

1 - 4, GlobusWorld '11

2, Lift 11

15 - 16, Cloudscape III

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