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Shakespeare's Global Globe
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 19.0076  Sunday, 10 February 2008

From:		Michael Witmore <
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Date:		Saturday, 9 Feb 2008 09:59:02 -0500
Subject:	Shakespeare's Global Globe-- Web Visualization of Global 
Shakespeare Readership Goes Online

Dear Colleagues:

I am pleased to announce the launch of a new website -- Shakespeare's 
Global Globe (www.orbismundi.org) -- that provides an instantaneous 
visualization of all self-reporting readers of Shakespeare's plays on 
the planet, viewable by region, genre and play. Upon arrival at the 
site, visitors are asked to indicate which Shakespeare play they are 
currently reading and where they are on the planet. The site then 
locates that reader and play at a particular point on the globe, which 
remains illuminated for two weeks. Site visitors can also explore what 
other readers of Shakespeare are doing in different cities, regions or 
continents using a range of display options.

The site was designed to explore regional reading habits in an informal 
way, with an emphasis on ease of use and intelligibility. It can be 
accessed from any location where there is an internet connection, and 
the map of global readers is constantly updated, so users can see new 
readers appearing on the map in realtime.

Please do take time to visit the site and, of course, if you are reading 
a Shakespeare play at the moment, please go ahead and place a digital 
pin on the global map!  Comments can be sent to 
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Please feel free to forward this message to anyone you think might be 
interested in this resource.

Yours sincerely,
Dr. Michael Witmore
Assoc. Prof. of English, Carnegie Mellon
Creator, Shakespeare's Global Globe (www.orbismundi.org)

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