[Event] Portland, OR - Reading and Collaborating in a Digital Age - Wednesday July 8 at 7pm (CHIFOO: Computer-Human Interaction Forum of Oregon)

6 Jul 2009 - 7:33pm
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Jeanne Turner

Reading is an inherently social experience: what we read and how we
read it is shaped by who we know and the broader communities we
belong to. With that in mind, Cathy will take a fresh look at the
future of eBooks and how we get there from here. In particular, she
will share some findings from a body of studies of reading-related
activities (such as annotation and clipping) and will draw on her
experiences with several generations of eBook products, including
Microsoft Reader, ePeriodicals (a reader for magazines like The New
Yorker and Esquire), and the Times News Reader (an RSS-based reader
for The New York Times).

About the Speaker
Cathy Marshall is a Senior Researcher at Microsoft Research, Silicon
Valley; she has knocked around in both the product and research
divisions at Microsoft. Cathy has long worked in the disciplinary
interstices of computer science, information science, and the
humanities, with occasional collaborations in the arts and the
sciences. She was a long-time member of the research staff at Xerox
PARC and is an affiliate of the Center for the Study of Digital
Libraries at Texas A&M University.

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