So here I am... sat here in Bay 7, Level 3 of building 32. It's a fairly warm Wednesday afternoon and unfortunately i'm wearing a black t-shirt (black absorbs heat). I'm trawling through the feed of tweets, when I come across one from @OA_Button... Join thousands of researchers in demanding #OpenAccess to research. Use the Open Access Button today: http://t. Continue reading →
The next running of the Web Science MOOC, run by the University of Southampton in conjunction with FutureLearn, starts on 6th October 2014! We will also be organising a Thunderclap over the coming months to get the word out about this so keep an eye on @sotonWSI and all the blogs for more details on how you can get involved! Remember that the more people that get involved in the course, the more people there will be participating in the online discussions! Below is a video giving a brief... Continue reading →
Royal Society, London - Thursday 12th June 2014 This was the formal launch of the world leading Web Science Institute. Click the link below to see the full event programme and details: WSI Launch Brochure The day kicked off at 10:30 am with a Web Science Institute in the City of London rooms with various organisations including the Open Data Institute (@UKODI, http://theodi.org) and the Web Science Trust (@websciencetrust, http://www.webscience.org). Continue reading →
Graeme Earl, Les Carr, Chris Phethean and myself had a great interactive session this morning on the Digital University: http://www.slideshare.net/sotonDE/the-digital-university-idrw2014 Live blogging from #IDRW2014 this morning. Link here http://t.co/3YSyTVEAV4 talking about the Digital University. @intersoton @digichamps — Alex Hovden (@WheelsOnFire92) March 27, 2014 @lescarr and @Graemeearl demonstrating speed dating opportunities at #idrw2014 pic.twitter. Continue reading →
The Web Science Institute and the Doctoral Training Centre at the University of Southampton are running a Web Science Research Week (24 - 28th February 2014) to influence research into how the web is changing the world and the world is changing the web. Continue reading →
What is the Web Science Institute (WSI)? The WSI is an umbrella organisation (a virtual centre) that brings together all the researchers and students in every faculty whose work is relevant to the Web. It includes technologists, social scientists and humanities researchers from all eight faculties in the University of Southampton. Continue reading →
Over 100 people packed into the Nuffield Theatre cafe at the University of Southampton yesterday to partake of some rather good Upton’s sausages and toast the new Web Science Institute.
We will be invading Media City in Manchester next week for the Digital Economy's Open Digital Conference You can check out the full programme and follow #DE2013MCUK on twitter but here is a brief summary of the Southampton contributions: Professor Dame Wendy Hall will be delivering a keynote on Wednesday. She will discuss recent developments in “Openness” with specific focus upon the opportunities offered by the convergence of Open Data, Open Research and Open Learning. Continue reading →