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The human factors in innovation and making choices

Current issues in Digital Economy research were discussed as part of the University of Southampton‚Äôs Multidisciplinary Research Week initiative. Dr Lorraine Warren and Dr Luke Greenacre from the Southampton Management School presented their work to an audience which included some members of the public who were interested in finding out more about the work of our University Strategic Research Group. Continue reading →

£3.6M funding for DE USRG members

Simon Cox and Oz Parchment have secured ¬£3.6M from EPSRC in a consortium with Oxford, Bristol and UCL for computing resource consisting of a ¬£1.7M upgrade to Iridis and ¬£1M of GPU resource (to be housed at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory) along with associated running costs and support staff. This will be of considerable interest to DE researchers, and also to our colleagues in the Computational Imaging USRG and the Computational Modelling Group. Continue reading →

CoDE: Cultures of the Digital Economy – Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK on 27-28 March 2012

Please see below the call for abstracts for The 1st Annual Conference of CoDE: Cultures of the Digital Economy, which will be held at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK on 27-28 March 2012. Participants from a range of scholarly disciplines are invited to present research related to digital culture and the digital economy. Confirmed keynote speakers are Dr Jussi Parikka from the Digital Economy USRG and Dr Astrid Ensslin. Paper abstracts of up to 300 words can be submitted to code@anglia. Continue reading →

Digital Economy All-Hands Meeting

The conference began on Tuesday evening at Newcastle University‚Äôs Culture Lab with an opening reception and¬†technical demonstrations. The following morning John Baird began proceedings with a welcome talk which focused on¬†work conducted under¬†the¬†Digital Economy theme. He began this talk by making a comparison between¬†the¬†aims of the Digital Economy¬†and¬†the philosophy of¬†Steve Jobs, who he quoted as saying: "technology alone is not enough¬†... Continue reading →

The Future of Technology in Education #FOTE11

Key takeaways for me from a great day at Future of Technology in Education (#FOTE11) at the University of London yesterday: There was angst from the IT department as the ever increasing consumerisation of technology challenges creaking university systems and a too prevalent culture of ‚Äėcomputer says no‚Äô. It is more productive for staff and students to collaborate and operate outside the system using free online tools (Google docs, Dropbox and Skype do the job perfectly well for me). Continue reading →