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Video – Science and the Web 2.0

We have been focusing on scientific communication, social structure and knowledge production.

  • Does the web’s influence on science enough to talk about change in general?
  • Or is it impossible to go beyond the context of local practices?
  • Where could those changes be observed?
  • Are there any other categories that should be taken into account?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjwpJaX1b9A

 

Happy sustainability!

Germany calls out the year of sustainability for science! (applause!?)
While the DFG (German Research Foundation) is sending out sustainable wishes for 2012, one may ask for the sustainability of science 2.0. Will the changes in scientific communication brought about by interactive web technologies sustainably alter what we understand and practise as “science”? How can the quality of scientific discourses be maintained if access to them is less restricted thanks to new technologies? Read on…

Science 2.0 weekly: ResearchGate

Founded in May 2008 by Ijad Madisch, Sören Hofmayer and Horst Fickenscher, ResearchGate, based in Berlin, is all about helping scientists to manage a international network of similar researchers with equal interests. These days ResearchGate has more than 1 million registered users, nearly the half of them are biologists and medical scientists, where the other half comes from all other scientific disciplines. Read on…

What about Ownership?

“If we want to be free, we have to control our own communications…”
Agree! at first glance. Is that possible? at the second one.
Can “Unthink” be a way to regain control, read: property rights, over data and information we release on the web? Do we need an anti-facebook? Do we actually want it?
http://techcrunch.com/2011/10/25/anti-facebook-social-network-unthink-launches-to-public/

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