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How will we be working in years to come?

If you want to know .... the University of Southampton is the place to be later this month when experts from several disciplines discuss the future of work in the digital economy. Who will gain and who will lose? What can we expect from our careers in 50 years time? Professor Susan Halford from Social Sciences spoke to lunchers at the Digital Economy Strategic Research Group this week to explain more. Continue reading →

Online recruitment – is it working?

Companies are increasingly using online recruitment – but they are still very much in the minority. Natasha Allden, a graduate of the University of Southampton’s MSc in Digital Marketing, doesn’t expect things to change anytime soon. She spoke to members of the University’s Digital Economy Strategic Research Group about the topic, which she researched for her dissertation. Continue reading →

Copyright, politics and the creative economy

The Centre for Global Futures in Art Design & Media at Winchester School of Art proudly presents: A public lecture by Professor Ian Hargreaves entitled Copyright, politics and the creative economy – Monday 12 March, 5pm, Lecture Theatre A. Please circulate widely among colleagues, members of staff and/or postgraduate students. Everyone is welcome. Continue reading →

Work Futures in the Digital Economy

Southampton University's Work Futures USRG is hosting a two day symposium, March 22-23 2012, in collaboration with the Digital Economy USRG. The event will draw together some of the leading researchers in this field, from across a range of disciplines including Management, Sociology, Computer Science and Education. Continue reading →

Head South by South Coast this May

Dr Lorraine Warren from the Southampton Management School is passionate about innovation in the digital economy. In particular, she is an enthusiast for developing the ideas that bubble up from tech-savvy people in every walk of life. “Good ideas are no longer merely the province of computer scientists. With the advent of sophisticated technology for all such as smart phones and superfast broadband, anyone with creativity can come up with amazing things. Continue reading →

Google funds project investigating the geography of the ancient world

A University of Southampton led project, exploring how people of antiquity viewed the geography of the ancient world, has been backed by $50,000 of funding from Google, Inc. via its Digital Humanities Awards Program. Google Ancient Places (GAP) is developing a Web application which allows users to choose a classical text or book (500BC – 500AD) and then search for references to ancient places within it, presenting the results in a user-friendly interface. Continue reading →

A free event – #SxSC gathering

Come and meet some great people with interests in the creative industries and digital media. Geek out, talk, hear some great speakers, music, beer – FREE. If the weather is nice you can even sit outside in the patio area. What is SxSC? SxSC is an ad hoc informal gathering aimed at people in the creative industries/digital media who want to share their knowledge and learn about new developments. Continue reading →