Archive for the 'Socio-technical Systems' Category



 I am trying to help colleagues identify some of the most inspiring social innovations supported by the Internet and related digital technologies. Are there critical social challenges that are being addressed through digital innovations? Help us identify them. The innovations selected will become part of a on-going public database on digital social innovations that might […]

There are a growing number of older people who have been injured from falls, often with factures or other orthopaedic problems caused by the fall. The UK has Fall Nurses that visit homes and advise patients and families. The numbers in China make this less feasible, and large numbers of victims from falls have a […]

I’d like to bring your attention to a workshop that Paul Jackson is organizing at Oxford Brooks University: 9:00 to 5:00, 12 September 2013 Wheatley Campus, Oxford Brookes University – What threats and opportunities do new mobile technologies present to your organisation and industry? – How could mobile devices help you reach new customers, provide […]

 Scholarship in the Networked World Oliver Smithies Lecture  6 June 2013, 5pm  Lecture Room XXIII, Balliol College Christine L. Borgman  Professor & Presidential Chair in Information Studies  University of California, Los Angeles  and  Oliver Smithies Visiting Fellow and Lecturer  Balliol College, University of Oxford Scholars are expected to publish the results of their work in […]

Our journal, Information Communication and Society (iCS), has had a step-jump in its readership and role in the field over the last several years. The editor, Brian Loader, and I were recalling our first meeting in the late 1990s, when Brian first proposed the journal. We are in the midst of the 16th volume with […]

While I have no involvement in this conference, I want to help draw attention to this CALL FOR PAPERS: Celebrating the Achievements and Legacies of Ada Lovelace 18 October 2013 Stevens Institute of Technology, College of Arts and Letters An interdisciplinary conference celebrating the achievements and legacies of the poet Lord Byron’s only known legitimate […]

Posted with the permission of Ted Nelson, who wrote: Theodor Holm Nelson will be teaching a possibly final, or ‘bucket’, course on all his computer work and ideas.  The title is “CINEMA OF THE MIND: Philosophy and Art of Designing Interaction” (Computer Science 194, U.C. Santa Cruz, winter quarter 2013).  ☛ Further course details will […]

The Economist recently addressed the chilling effect that libel law is likely to have on Twitter, arguing that: ‘Now it [Twitter] seems to fall under the law’s shadow to a greater extent than similar speech does on the offline world’ (November 24, 2012: 37). But it is not simply libel law that could undermine freedom […]

Oliver Smithies Lecture MT 2012 Professor Christine Borgman Oliver Smithies Lecture, Michaelmus Term 2012 Wednesday 28 November at 5pm in Lecture Room XXIII, Balliol College Digital Scholarship: Three Decades in Internet Time by Christine Borgman Abstract “In a few short decades, the practices of scholarship have been transformed by the use of digital resources, tools, […]

While I’ve been studying the Internet, it has somehow ‘passed a tipping point’ for online learning! At least that is the claim of a number of really ambitious projects in e-learning, including EdX at Harvard-MIT and Coursera at Stanford-Pennsylvania. There is a very clearly argued and supportive piece on the promise of these initiatives on […]