This is the space where we will live blog the event – encouraging engagement, comments and discussion as we speak. If you wish, the twitterfeed is also a virtual space where we invite questions and comments to the #dahphdie hashtag. We will respond to, and engage with these feeds throughout the morning.
Here are some sites that we will encounter during the session:
Tim Berners-Lee on the next web Raw Data Now TED.com talk
data.gov US government open data site
data.gov.uk UK government open data site
data.southampton.ac.uk U of Southampton open data initiative
W3C World Wide Web consortium Standards for the world wide web – excellent, open site with great links you can trust for factual, up – to – date information on contemporary thinking about web technologies – the introduction at http://www.w3.org/Consortium/mission is excellent.
Jaron Lanier on youtube (at 23 minutes in)Lanier’s recent book ‘You are not a gadget’ is about the primacy of the individual in the digital domain, and his worries about the ‘hive mind’, and what happens to people when they are ‘anonymised people’. It is, depending on your perspective, a dystopian or prophetic view of the web from within -and a necessary to read.
Clay Shirky’s article on ontologies (2005) ‘Why ontologies are overrated’. Shirky is known for his ideas about cognitive surplus, there are a number of his TED talks too. Here he gives the example of the Periodic Table of Elements as an almost perfect ontology, almost.
This Week (at 14 minutes in) President elect Michael D Higgins speaks about restoring the connection between science and culture in his first interview as president elect, RTE radio news, October 30, 2011.
Key terms: all via w3c
The semantic web: In addition to the classic “Web of documents” W3C is helping to build a technology stack to support a “Web of data,” the sort of data you find in databases. The ultimate goal of the Web of data is to enable computers to do more useful work and to develop systems that can support trusted interactions over the network. The term “Semantic Web” refers to W3C’s vision of the Web of linked data. Semantic Web technologies enable people to create data stores on the Web, build vocabularies, and write rules for handling data. Linked data are empowered by technologies such as RDF, SPARQL, OWL, and SKOS.
– linked data – XML technologies… all at W3C and also the basics are introduced via w3schools.com
A useful beginning description of DATA is here: http://www.systems-thinking.org/dikw/dikw.htm
The Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) is a consortium which collectively develops and maintains a standard for the representation of texts in digital form.
and now for something completely different the Beyonce …remediation or plagiarism and the levels in between http://www.guardian.co.uk/stage/theatreblog/2011/oct/11/beyonce-de-keersmaeker-dance-move