I was following this morning at iConference in Berlin an interesting panel on failure in information and technology. Patrick Keilty, Lilly Nguyen Nguyen, Leah Lievrouw and Colin Doty were discussing failures and their origins and to whom there are ascribed. Leah Lievrouw started the panel by discussing Big Data and its posited outcomes and their relation to reductionism and systems theory.
A new article by me and my colleagues Stefan Ek and Gunilla Widén is out in the Journal of Information Science.
Business press is going crazy about big data. But so are many companies that are sitting on it. Lauren Silva Laughlin recommends investors to buy big data companies in Fortune. She refers to McKinsey figures that 15 out of 17 US sectors have more "data" than the Library of Congress, and retailer that "understands its information" can push operating margins up by 60%.
I participated in the kick-off workshop of the Centre for Digital Heritage (CDH) in York last week together with Daniel from ARKDIS and colleagues from York, Århus and Leiden.
Archaeological Information in the Digital Society (ARKDIS) research project presents a guest lecture by Professor Dr.
ARKDIS project was a co-organiser of this year's Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology Sweden (CAA-SE) conference in Lund in December 2-4, 2013. We were altogether over 60 participants and had an interesting programme for three days.
The 18th incarnation of the Conference on Cultural heritage and new technology (CHNT18), earlier in its prehistory known as workshop Archäologie und Computer had several tracks, but somehow it seemed that the two main themes that have been prevailing for the last 15 or so years are still going strong: 3D and data management.
I have to admit that I participated only the second time (the first time was the first ever conference in Charlotte, NC in 2004) in the International Conference on Knowledge Management (ICKM) 2013 held this year together with ASIS&T 2013 Annual Meeting in Montreal. In spite of this I have followed rather closely the conference and its programme, and also worked at the programme committees of several past conferences.
I had an opportunity to participate in a workshop organised by the Europeana Cloud project on how Europeana could better support social science research. The workshop was attended besides myself and people from the project by a group of (mainly) Scandinavian social science researchers.