Until the 30th of September, our pitch for research addressing success factors in the energy transition is featured in a short video on www.RUG400.nl.
We are very pleased that in the context of the 400th anniversary of the University of Groningen, and in particular, in the campaign ‘Gift for Infinity’, members of the public have put forth issues that are at the core of EnergySense.
By visiting this site, you can see the videos and vote for the research that will be sponsored in the course of the anniversary funding campaign. A nice opportunity to show and reinforce this line of work.
In the framework of the 400th anniversary of the University of Groningen, the public was asked to send in questions to the university. Several of these dealt with energy and sustainability, and together with some members of the public, a video was made to highlight the importance of these questions.
From Monday 2 September, the videos will be visible and you can all vote for the best research pitch. The winning topic will be the recipient of a funding campaign and be able to pursue the proposed research.
In the words of editor Tatjana Takseva: It is a pleasure to let you know that the collection Social Software and the Evolution of User Expertise: Future Trends in Knowledge Creation and Dissemination has been published.
It contains a chapter written with Karina van Dalen-Oskam and Joris van Zundert: Between tradition and web 2.0: eLaborate as social experiment in humanities scholarship.
There is also a chapter by University of Amsterdam colleague Jose van Dijck, Google Scholar as the Co-Producer of Scholarly Knowledge, which I’m also very much looking forward to reading.
It was a real pleasure to serve as opponent at the defense of Veronica Johansson of the University of Boras, Sweden. We had a great discussion about ethnographic methods and about the concept of critical literacy. And as always, it was wonderful to see everyone rejoice at the new Dr’s great accomplishment.
The full work entitled ‘A time and place for everything: social visualisation tools and critical literacies’ and a summary can be found here.
In a couple of days, I’ll be heading off to Norrkoping, Sweden for a summer school on visualisation. My talk will address two conventions found across many imaging modalities area fields: the view form nowhere and the seamless zoom. The presentation will be posted here, once I’ve finished tweaking it today. Among others, my visual argument will take up the book Zoom by Istvan Banyai and the short film Powers of Ten. An interesting variation that predates the Eames and Eames production is Cosmic Zoom, (1968) of the NFB of Canada.
Our special issue on ‘social technology’ has now appeared! It is the issue of April 2012 (22(2)) of the Journal Theory and Psychology. Please contact the editors for more information: Anne Beaulieu, Maarten Derksen, and Signe Vikkelsø.
The introduction to the special issue is entitled ‘Social technologies: Cross-disciplinary reflections on technologies in and from the social sciences‘ Theory & Psychology April 2012 22: 139-147, doi:10.1177/0959354311427593.