Event: Intersection, Scale, and Social Machines: Scholarship in the digital world

2015-10-30 - 1 minute read

David DE ROURE
Professor of e-Research at University of Oxford, Director of the Oxford e-Research Centre, and Chair of Oxford’s Digital Humanities research programme. (website, presentation)
Date 30 Oct 2015

Intersection, Scale, and Social Machines: Scholarship in the digital world
Today we are witnessing several shifts in scholarly practice, in and across multiple disciplines, as researchers embrace digital techniques to tackle established research questions in new ways and new questions afforded by digital and digitized collections, approaches, and technologies. Pervasive adoption of technology, coupled with the co-creation of new social processes, has created a new and complex space for scholarship where citizens both generate and analyse data as they interact at the intersection of the physical and digital. Drawing on a background in distributed computing, and adopting the lens of Social Machines, this talk discusses current activity in digital scholarship, framing it in its interdisciplinary settings