Happy Holidays from Heretical Sraffa!

Yes it has been a while since the last post.  But fret not, we have been busy.  The idea of the videos went well and thanks to all that have viewed them.  We will definitely be using video lectures in the future and are currently thinking of ways to make them less haphazard and better production quality, and also with accompanying material such as slideshow presentations, spreadsheets, and other documents.  And as the archive becomes public we will also be studying the original material and that too will be made available to all.

We are in the process of making the Trinity 2.0 archive, that is to say the nuts-and-bolts of creating the interface for the proposed arrangement of D3/12.  This arrangement is dubbed ‘Trinity 2.0’ and represents the interface between the original (preliminary) arrangement of the material in the mid to late 1980s by Mrs. Bharadwaj and Professor Garegnani (Bharadwaj-Garegnani or BG) with the Wren Trinity (completed) arrangement by Jonathan Smith of Trinity College in the early 1990s. For a side-by-side comparison of the different metafile structures of Sraffa’s Notes on PCMC click here.

In this process we are taking full advantage of Google chrome and all the features there.  The interface we are developing is one that uses Google presentation and takes advantage of the large blank canvass provided.  What this has  allowed is for a presentation of the material in terms of a tandem screen, where the image-page appears on the left and a complete transcription on the right. I encourage people to get Google accounts as this moves forward.

We look forward to sharing these developments and more with all people interested in the archival legacy of Piero Sraffa.  As indicated in previous posts this material belongs to us all and it is up to us to takes matters into new and uncharted directions as we move into the New Year of 2017 and into the future.

Happy Holidays and a Safe New Year to All!

Click here for a brief holiday video.

Published by Scott Carter

Associate Professor of Economics The University of Tulsa Oklahoma USA