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WST 2014 Webinar Series – Web Observatories with Prof Dave de Roure

Please join us for the next in our series of Web Science Webinars for 2014. We are delighted to welcome Prof. Dave de Roure from the OeRC talk about Web Observatories, eResearch and the importance of collaboration/curation. Date:   Thursday, March 20, 2014 Time:   4:00 PM - 5:00 PM GMT After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar. Continue reading →

Digital Literacy and #FLWebSci : Some Reflections

As we are now in the final hours of week 5, I thought it might be a good idea to pull together a few thoughts on what I have learned from the experience so far, and its implications for Digital Literacies development within the University. Over the past 3 years we have drawn upon the Digital Economy Research Group as a vehicle for pioneering multidisciplinary research-led and technology-informed educational innovation here at the University of Southampton. Continue reading →

The Web and Challenges to Gender

It’s tempting to believe that communicating on the Web is faceless, bodiless, and genderless. Indeed, this notion formed part of the basis of cyberfeminism, which envisioned a post-body, post-gender future inhabited by cyborgs. Without physical cues, an Internet user could be free to be anyone or anything without consequence.  While this may have been true 20 years ago (when this comic was published), it sadly is no longer. Continue reading →