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PIRSA:C08021 - Science in the 21st Century - 2008PODCAST Subscribe to podcast

Science in the 21st Century

Organizer(s): Sabine Hossenfelder   Michael Nielsen   Lee Smolin  

Collection URL: http://pirsa.org/C08021


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Introduction: Science in the 21st Century
Abstract:
Date: 08/09/2008 - 10:00 am
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Talking to My Dog about Science: Weblogs and Public Outreach
Speaker(s): Chad Orzel
Abstract: At a time when the great challenges facing our civilization are scientific in nature (climate change, sustainable energy, pandemic disease), improving the voting public's understanding and appreciation of science is more important than ever. I will argue that the Internet in general and weblogs spec... read more
Date: 08/09/2008 - 11:00 am

Blogs, Wikis, MathML: Scientific Communication
Speaker(s): Jacques Distler
Abstract: In the 1990s, the eprint arXivs fundamentally reshaped scientific communication in Math and Physics. In this decade, blogs, wikis and other, similar, tools are mediating an equally profound reshaping of scientific communication. I will talk about my own experience, as a blogger, software designer, a... read more
Date: 08/09/2008 - 2:00 pm

Open Access Is Public Access
Speaker(s): John Willinsky
Abstract: This talk will review the public impact of developments in open access to research on education, professional practice, and public policy, with consideration given to legal, economic, and academic freedom issues, as well as to the very design of scholarly communication systems. The Public Knowledge ... read more
Date: 08/09/2008 - 3:30 pm

The Future is a Foreign Country: Science Publishing in the 21st Century
Speaker(s): Timo Hannay
Abstract: The shift from print to online has already created a revolution in scientific communication, but it is far from complete. Among other effects, it has brought huge opportunities and threats to incumbent publishers. This talk will discuss the imperative for publishers to keep moving forward if t... read more
Date: 09/09/2008 - 10:00 am

Next-Generation Implications of Open Access
Speaker(s): Paul Ginsparg
Abstract: True open access to scientific publications not only gives readers the possibility to read articles without paying subscription, but also makes the material available for automated ingestion and harvesting by 3rd parties. Once articles and associated data become universally treatable as computable ... read more
Date: 09/09/2008 - 11:00 am

21st Century Science Maps
Speaker(s): Katy Boerner
Abstract: Cartographic maps of physical places have guided mankind's explorations for centuries. They enabled the discovery of new worlds while also marking territories inhabited by unknown monsters. Domain maps of abstract semantic spaces, see scimaps.org, aim to serve today's explorers understanding and nav... read more
Date: 09/09/2008 - 2:00 pm

The evolution of scholarly communication and the supreme power of inertia
Speaker(s): Andrew Odlyzko
Abstract: The rapid technological change around us supports the idea of general speedup in the tempo of life, the illusion that we are living 'on Internet time.' Yet many changes are still taking generations, and that includes changes in scientific communication as well as in sociology of science. The evidenc... read more
Date: 09/09/2008 - 3:30 pm

The Wiki: An Environment for Scholarly Conversation and Publishing (IT tools for Science)
Speaker(s): Gerry McKiernan
Abstract: 'The Medium Is The Message ... The Audience Is The Content', Marshall McLuhan, Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man, New York: McGraw-Hill, 1964. A 'wiki is a ... collaborative space ... because of its total freedom, ease of access, and use, [and] simple and uniform navigational conventions ..... read more
Date: 09/09/2008 - 6:00 pm

Physics Wiki (IT tools for Science)
Speaker(s): Garrett Lisi
Abstract: A wiki is an excellent tool for organizing and representing human knowledge. By building a personal wiki notebook, a scientific researcher may optimally organize past and current research notes. In this brief practical introduction I will provide a guided tour of an open scientific notebook -- physi... read more
Date: 09/09/2008 - 6:20 pm

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