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.
Wednesday June 29, 2011 @ 11:12 AM (UTC)
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:
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.
Friday March 05, 2010 @ 08:34 AM (UTC)
This Monday evening, I’ll be chairing a panel of esteemed web academics at the Royal Society, including Sir Tim Berners-Lee, Northwestern’s Prof Noshir Contractor, Southampton’s Prof Nigel Shadboldt and Dame Wendy Hall and – my external examiner - Oxford’s Prof Bill Dutton. We’ll be discussing Web Science, the multi-disciplinary arena of study that looks at the web holistically – from a social, economic, political, psychological point of view – rather than approaching it within a purely technical framework.
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