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#WebSci20 – Meet the Author by Ian Brown

Posted on behalf of Ian Brown Meet the Author: In Wednesday’s "Meet the Author" session Sasha Costanza-Chock, author of “Design Justice: Community-Led Practices to Build the Worlds We Need” spoke with Bindi Shah researcher at University of Southampton about Sasha’s work on Social Justice both as a methodology based on key design principles and also as a community of practice who are actively engaging in community-led design. Continue reading →

Immortal data: How can we change the discussion around data ethics by Anna Kent-Muller

Artist: Rowan Watts from More Than Minutes Posted on behalf of Anna Kent-Muller As data exists, with a life often beyond the individual and the present time, we are coming upon new challenges. The ethical and societal issues surrounding data ethics, and the collection of data with uses passed a single hypothesis have not yet been consequented and fully realised yet. Continue reading →

WebSci20: Personalisation and Community 2020 workshop by Clare Hooper

posted on behalf of Clare Hooper Jul 7, 2020 When I proposed a workshop for this year’s ACM Web Science conference, I believed I’d deliver it in Southampton, UK. COVID-19, of course, meant things ran rather differently, and I was up rather early today (on the west coast) to kick off this 2pm (UK time) workshop online. We had a lively discussion, examining the huge topics of personalisation / adaption of technology for individuals, and fostering community online. Continue reading →

A review of the PhD Symposium at #WebSci20 by Alison Tebbutt

The WebSci’20 PhD Symposium showcased a selection of the wide ranging Web Science topics that PhD students are currently researching. Allison Noble focused on the role of music recommender systems, the challenges of defining genre and the implications for music creators and users. Kholoud Al Ghamdi followed with her work devising a recommendation model for Wikidata, aimed at supporting both novice and experienced editors. Continue reading →

#WebSci20 Countdown – 1 DAY!

Just 1 day to go! Here’s a quick taster of some of the upcoming Web Science Conference sessions https://twitter.com/billt/status/1278579887562018816 https://twitter.com/DameWendyDBE/status/1278740754723151872 https://twitter.com/SilkeRoth/status/1278421920581632001 https://twitter.com/DameWendyDBE/status/1279014259842789377 You can get full details of the programme timings on the Conference website. Don’t forget to register here and participate in the whole week of events. Continue reading →

#WebSci20 Countdown – 2 DAYS!

Just 2 days to go! Here’s a quick taster of some of the upcoming Web Science Conference sessions: https://twitter.com/DameWendyDBE/status/1278794098900697095 https://twitter.com/lisaharris/status/1278748148500922374 https://twitter.com/PaulineLeonard/status/1279035175314378752 https://twitter.com/PublicPolicyUoS/status/1278976998547886082 You can get full details of the programme timings on the Conference website. Continue reading →