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#60at60 community day

Yesterday was the 60@60 Community Open Day at Southampton. There were lots of projects with DE USRG connections on display and the University was full of visitors. By the time I arrived at the booking desk at 10:45am the tours of the RJ Mitchell Wind Tunnel, the Tony Davies High Voltage Laboratory, and the  Soton Astrodome, the University’s inflatable mobile planetarium, were all booked up until late in the afternoon. Continue reading →

Digital Literacy Workshop

4th July 2pm – 4pm Digital Literacy Workshop: Social Media for Researchers, facilitated by Nicole Beale, in 32/3077. You can book tickets here This workshop aims to provide an introduction to social media as an essential part of every researcher’s toolkit. With the increasing adoption of social media by university staff and students within an academic context, there is also an increasing need for advice on how to manage our online identities. Continue reading →

DE Lunch Social Media in Live Events (#SMiLE)

There will be three short presentations: 1. Social Media in Live Events (SMiLE) Nicole Beale, Graeme Earl and Lisa Harris will discuss the findings so far of this action research project which is exploring the dynamics of the relationship between ‘real’ and ‘virtual’ communities in the context of a major academic conference. We monitored the use of a range of established and experimental social media tools to track how they were utilised before, during and after the event. Continue reading →

Digital Literacies Conference #sotondiglit

Due to popular demand additional tickets have now been released for the Digital Literacy Conference in Garden Court, Highfield Campus all day on 14th June. There will be un-keynote sessions led by Steve Wheeler, Cristina Costa, Sue Beckingham and Doug Belshaw, as well as contributions from a number of Southampton University staff and students who are engaged in various Digital Literacy activities. The programme is confirmed as: 9.00 Coffee & registration 9. Continue reading →

Can maths keep the lights burning

Mathematicians are teaming up with engineers to keep the lights on across the world. Jacek Brodzki gave fascinating account of how careful calculation could stop massive cross-border blackouts at the last must-attend Digital Economy lunch at the University of Southampton. Dare we say it, the Professor of Pure Mathematics electrified his audience by outlining how you can come up with new ways of isolating transmission areas if the worst happens, through the ingenious use of maths. Continue reading →

Student Digital Champions build social media presence for #PianoHAWK

The PianoHAWK launch event took place on 16th May 2012 at the Bluthner Piano Showroom in London’s Berkeley Square. One of the major goals for the promotion of this event was raising awareness about the actual event and the PianoHAWK technology on several digital platforms. Considering that the main target audience interested in the technology could be found on social networks, such as Twitter and Facebook, the decision to create an online buzz on these media was obvious. Continue reading →