An ISPR Presence News milestone

An ISPR Presence News milestone

I’m not much for celebrating milestones or trumpeting accomplishments, but I thought it was worth noting here that today marks the 5000th post on ISPR Presence News in the 10 years since October 2009. I’ve selected and formatted nearly all of them, half presence news items and half calls for papers/chapters/etc. and position announcements. Add the 2746 presence posts on the predecessor listserv Presence-L between July 1999 and October 2009 and I’ve posted over 7600 presence items in just over 20 years.

There’s no financial compensation and it doesn’t count much toward academic service, but I get great satisfaction from keeping the presence community, and myself, informed about at least a subset of the many diverse and innovative ideas, theories, projects, products, and events related to – and the people creating and studying – presence (even when that term isn’t used). It’s been fascinating to see how presence-evoking technologies and their applications and implications have evolved, and I look forward to watching and being a part of what happens next and in the years ahead.

Thank you for your interest and for being part of the community!

–Matthew Lombard, Managing Editor (


One response to “An ISPR Presence News milestone”

  1. And thank you for keeping us all up to date with this amazing service for so many years.

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