September 7th â€“ Chad Jenkins and his students are “demonstrating”:http://www.cs.brown.edu/events/talks/robot.demo.html a variety of robotic and data visualization experiments at the “CIT”:http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=watson+center+for+information+technology&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=36.452734,71.015625&ie=UTF8&ll=41.827299,-71.39917&spn=0.004189,0.008669&z=17&om=1.
Robotics & Graphics Open House
Interactive Demos – Free Pizza
Friday, September 7, 2007 at 12:00 Noon
CIT 4th Floor
I came across a mention of “this exhibit of rediscovered maps”:http://www.mcwetboy.net/maproom/2007/03/rediscovered_ma.php on the excellent blog “The Map Room”:http://www.mcwetboy.net/maproom/.
bq. The collection represents the world throughout the time these maps were collected by Brown University. Two-thirds of the maps are from the 1800s and early 1900s, with a major focus on the United States and Europe. The local collection for southern New England is also noteworthy. Some of the more exceptional maps are a Nazi tourism map, a map cited by Herman Melville in writing Moby Dick, and an anti-slavery map donated to the Library by the family of an abolitionist who graduated from Brown in 1831.
There is a “talk”:http://blogs.brown.edu/project/libnews/archives/2007/03/rediscovered_ma.html on April 5th, but the show runs though April 25th 2007 at Brown University’s “John Hay Library”:http://www.brown.edu/Facilities/University_Library/libs/hay/.