Category Archives: Web Science

CERN brings hardware into the open

It good to see great minds think alike?:) The Open Hardware Repository was inspired by the success of open-source software. (Image courtesy CERN.) Hardware and software go hand in hand – one doesn’t work without the other. Despite being so … Continue reading

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My Hat’s Off too: Open Hardware Movement

Sir Tim, creator of the World Wide Web, pointed to open data and linked data as exciting examples of the way that the Web is promoting transparency of information and looked forward to the time when the current 20 per … Continue reading

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Web Science

  See:Creating a Science of the Web The Web is the largest human information construct in history. The Web is transforming society. In order to…understand what the Web is engineer its future ensure its social benefit …we need a new … Continue reading

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Marshall McLuhan

Marshall McLuhan in the early 1970s Born July 21, 1911Edmonton, Alberta Died December 31, 1980 (aged 69) Toronto, Ontario School Media theory Main interests Media, Mass media, Sensorium, New Criticism Notable ideas The medium is the message, Global village, Metamedia, Media … Continue reading

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Above and Beyond Culturomics

Google’s Ngram Viewer Click on Image Web Semantics: Google Books Culturomics By Bruce Sterling December 16, 2010  |  10:25 pm  |  Categories: Web Semantics “Just as petrified fossils tell us about the evolution of life on earth, the words … Continue reading

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Mapping the Internet Brain and Consciousness

Partial map of the Internet based on the January 15, 2005 data found on Each line is drawn between two nodes, representing two IP addresses. The length of the lines are indicative of the delay between those two nodes. … Continue reading

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Information on Web Science and New Publishing Software

I was doing some reading at Backreaction: Web Science to see what was of interest. I too have linked the Scientific Magazine articles at different times. I found that in the beginning, it is a nice thing to see the … Continue reading

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The Inventor’s Notebook

“Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration.” – Thomas Alva Edison, Harper’s Monthly (September 1932) Thomas Edison’s first successful light bulb model, used in public demonstration at Menlo Park, December 1879 You might find a similarity here, that speaks … Continue reading

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