I have the great pleasure of chairing an event with Eli Pariser, author of The Filter Bubble: What the Internet is Hiding From You at the RSA next Thursday. You can bet your bottom dollar I’ll be pressing him about the ways technology can (and cannot) promote serendipity. I’ll also be picking apart the technological determinism of the book’s main argument (hearkening back to the agenda of US legal scholar Cass Sunstein), and why he is opposed to the “Daily Me” that the web can offer, as popularised by MIT Media Lab and One Laptop Per Child founder Nicholas Negroponte.
Monday June 13, 2011 @ 06:21 PM (UTC)
Wednesday June 08, 2011 @ 05:39 PM (UTC)
The team at bTween 3D, an event in London in July, are curating a series of blog posts and videos from various people in the technology scene about the idea of 3D media. No, not the kind you have to watch through special glasses, but immersive and interactive media – from games to web to augmented reality.
Tuesday June 07, 2011 @ 05:29 PM (UTC)
Sherry Turkle’s keynote presentation at the RSA on Wednesday was a real treat for me; it was the first time we’d seen one another since I interviewed her for The Virtual Revolution in November 2009, and since she had published the book she had been working on.
Friday June 03, 2011 @ 05:42 PM (UTC)
Friday evening I sat on a panel with Professors Sherry Turkle and Nick Tyler (chaired by Prof John Naughton) at the British Library. The question we’ve been asked to consider is whether or not we are too intertwined with technology.
Wednesday May 18, 2011 @ 11:19 AM (UTC)
I will be on a panel with Prof Sherry Turkle from MIT (author of Alone Together, the third in her trilogy examining identity in the age of the internet) and Prof Nick Tyler from UCL at the British Library next Friday 3 June at 1830. Here’s the blurb:
Monday December 20, 2010 @ 06:36 AM (UTC)
I’ve had quite a year. One of the highlights of 2010 was most certainly being invited to SciFoo, a gathering of science and tech geeks for a weekend of in-person networking and knowledge sharing. I got to know some of the greatest minds out there, and was suitably awed by the opportunity to meet John Cacioppo, one half of the theoretical team whose Elaboration Likelihood Model of Persuasion formed the backbone of my PhD research. Yes, I am geek.
Thursday December 02, 2010 @ 11:44 AM (UTC)
I’m tweeting the bits of two days of workshops about the ethics of the Web and the Internet that I find contentious and interesting, and will transpose my thoughts in another post after. First is the British Library’s and Web Science Trust’s Ethics and the Web. The second is the Oxford Internet Institute and Royal Academy of Engineering’s Internet and Ethics seminar.
Tuesday November 16, 2010 @ 02:54 PM (UTC)
Numbers are limited! Please register your interest with webscience-admin + at + ecs.soton.ac.uk
2nd December, 2010, 9.30-17.30
British Library, Euston Road, London
The Web Science Trust
The British Library in conjunction with the exhibition Growing Knowledge: The Evolution of Research
Thursday July 08, 2010 @ 08:24 AM (UTC)
Today, the British Library announces its Growing Knowledge exhibition, a nine-month project from October 2010 that I’m involved with as its Researcher in Residence. It’s an exciting role for me; I have the opportunity to help develop the content of what visitors will see when they visit the library’s showcase of the research tools of the future, and I am involved in on-the-ground analysis of what researchers in the field currently use and seek from digital technologies across the academic spectrum.
Thursday March 11, 2010 @ 06:02 PM (UTC)
I am very excited to be the Festival Director of DigiFest, a series of technology-focussed events at the Science Museum’s Dana Centre between 22nd and 26th March that explore the effects new media and digital tech have on our world.
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