The March 2012 issue of the UKSG journal Insights has been published, and my article, Data driven research: Opportunities for growing knowledge and ethical issues that arise is open access.
Monday March 12, 2012 @ 01:20 PM (UTC)
Tuesday January 17, 2012 @ 12:22 AM (UTC)
The serendipity engine has been on the road over the last few months, making appearances at the University of Cambridge at the Arcadia Seminar series, at Google at the Luvvies and Boffins event, for New Humanist‘s/Robin Ince’s Nine Lessons and Carols for Godless People at the Bloomsbury Theatre, and this week in Leicester at DeMontfort University’s Institute of Creative Technologies research seminar series.
Thursday January 12, 2012 @ 07:05 PM (UTC)
This week I started my Visiting Fellowship in the Media and Communications Department at the LSE. I’m absolutely thrilled to be part of this incredibly dynamic group of learned academics and incredibly inspiring researchers. I’ll be at the LSE until September 2012, working on two projects.
Monday October 17, 2011 @ 05:46 PM (UTC)
I’m honoured to be contributing to the Digital Media and Learning project, an initiative supported by the John D and Catherine T MacArthur Foundation. I’ll be blogging there about the implications of the web for learning and society, joining an exceptional cast of scholars like danah boyd, Ethan Zuckerman, Cathy Davidson, Howard Rheingold and many others.
Wednesday October 05, 2011 @ 11:48 AM (UTC)
At the ISEA conference in Istanbul, Turkey in September, I sat on a panel with the team behind serenA, a cross-disciplinary, multi-institutional research group currently working on an EPSRC-funded sandbox project to build a technology to produce serendipity.
Thursday September 15, 2011 @ 09:43 AM (UTC)
The funding will be used towards the development of the framework and methodology of the project.
Sunday August 07, 2011 @ 02:15 PM (UTC)
The Serendipity Engine gets its first outing on Monday 8 August at The Driver in London at sameAs, an evening of conversation and intellectual stimulation. I’ll be presenting with my co-conspirator, Kat Jungnickel, who’ll also be showcasing her Enquiry machine with Julian McHardy. The three of us will be joined by Natalie Downe of Lanyrd.
Wednesday June 29, 2011 @ 11:12 AM (UTC)
I’ve been incubating the Cult of Me as my next empirical project for the last 18 months. It started out as a single book proposal, and – with the help of readers, friends and (existing and future) collaborators – has now evolved into a three-book series based on the research I have already done, and the fieldwork I intend to undertake.
Monday June 06, 2011 @ 01:54 PM (UTC)
In one of the most terrifying experiences of my professional career, I danced my PhD (not literally, metaphorically, people) for Stephen Fry, Brian Cox, Robin Ince and Simon Singh last Monday night at the recording of Infinite Monkey Cage. I was invited to be one of the panel on the science-comedy radio show, and had the great pleasure of explaining why the subject of my research is a) interesting, b) rational and c) almost like real science (hear that, Prof Cox?).
Monday February 07, 2011 @ 12:27 PM (UTC)
My role as the Researcher in Residence at the British Library involves keeping my ear to the ground on digital research-related outcomes and events. And here’s a home-grown piece of analysis, direct from the people behind the Growing Knowledge exhibition:
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