High Tech Hawai'i
Tuesday, February 22, 2005
8:00 - 9:00pm
Cable Channel 55

Innovations in Technology for Hawaiian Language and Culture
Keola Donaghy, Assistant Professor, University of Hawai'i at Hilo
Robert Stauffer, Ulukau Program Manager

David Lassner, Chief Information Officer, University of Hawaii

Internet technologies are playing an increasingly important role in the preservation and resurgence of Hawaiian language and culture. High Tech Hawai'i will highlight Ulukau, the new electronic library for the Hawaiian language. Ulukau currently features an extensive collection of Hawaiian language source materials including searchable and downloadable Hawaiian language books, newspapers from the 1800 and 1900s, historic and contemporary Hawaiian dictionaries, the Hawaiian Bible, and a database of place names. And that's just the beginning. High Tech Hawaii will discuss the history, development and future plans for Ulukau as well as other projects that apply new technologies to Hawaii language and culture.

The guests for High Tech Hawaii will be two of the principals behind Ulukau, as well as other innovative projects that have applied emerging technologies in Hawaiian language and culture for over a decade. Keola Donaghy is an Assistant Professor of Hawaiian Studies at UH-Hilo, and has worked for the past 15 years in developing support for Hawaiian language in computer and telecommunications technologies. Robert Stauffer is the project manager at Alu Like for Ulukau as well as Ka Ho'oilina, an academic journal of Hawaiian language sources.

High Tech Hawaii is a live monthly call-in show produced by the University of Hawaii to shed light on high technology activities within the state. It airs live on the fourth Tuesday of each month during the academic year from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. High Tech Hawaii can be seen on PEG Access cable channel 55 throughout the state. It is live on cable on all islands except Maui where it is tape-delayed. A live webcast is available anywhere on the Internet at: http://www.hawaii.edu/hth. During the live airing of the program, questions may be called in to 956-5670 from Oahu or 800-342-7949 (neighbor islands) or sent by email to hth@hawaii.edu.

Now in its 9th year of production, previous High Tech Hawaii shows have highlighted topics such as: Cool Technology Gifts, Computer and Network Security, the UH Academy for Creative Media, Spam, the Natural Energy Lab of Hawaii, Identity Theft, Kakaako as a High Tech Hub for Hawaii, High Tech Approaches to Teaching Languages, Kids & Networking, IT in the Travel Industry, the Hawaii-China connection, IT education and training, Data Centers in Hawaii, Wireless, Telecom Regulation, Electronic Commerce, Telemedicine, Distance Learning, Assistive Technologies for the Disabled and the Pacific Telecommunications Council.

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