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Post 3a: Web technologies – Forerunners and Past

Forerunners Paul Otlet (born 1868; died 1944) is considered to be one of the ‘fathers’ of Information Science. Prompted by the belief that books were an inefficient mode of information storage, Otlet developed his idea for ‘the creation of a … Continue reading

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Recent event: “Why Communicate?”

This terms’ final Arcadia Project seminar took place at Wolfson College on June 28th. The speaker was Richard Harper, from Microsoft Research, addressing the question “Why Communicate?”. Richard is co-author of ‘The myth of the paperless office‘, and author of … Continue reading

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Post 6: The Web and The Arts

(topic currently still in development) Additional topic post: This topic didn’t come out strongly from the Web Science curriculum analysis, but it seems to be coming up with increasing frequency in my emails/browsing/twitter, so I think it deserves its own … Continue reading

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Recent event: “What do people really know about the net?”

John Naughton, Professor of the Public Understanding of Technology at the Open University and fellow of Wolfson College Cambridge, recently gave a presentation as part of the Arcadia Project seminar series. “What do people really know about the net?” is … Continue reading

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Recent event: “The fifth estate of the internet realm”

Bill Dutton, director of the Oxford Internet Institute, recently presented a seminar CRASSH in Cambridge, entitled ‘The fifth estate of the internet realm’. It gave me lots of ‘food for thought’ for developing my resources here, in terms of thinking … Continue reading

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Post 5c: The web and society – Law and governance

Note: This post is a work-in-progress! It’s currently more of a notes page and will be added to and rewritten over time. Watch this space! Legal aspects – Privacy – Copyright – Intellectual property Government – Policy and technology – … Continue reading

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Post 5b: The web and society – Economics and business

Note: This post is a work-in-progress! It’s currently more of a notes page and will be added to and rewritten over time. Watch this space! Business – Commercial structures and economics – Business models on the web – Project management … Continue reading

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