Delete – The Virtue of Forgetting in the Digital Age

noviembre 12, 2009

Book: Delete – The Virtue of Forgetting in the Digital Age

Delete looks at the surprising phenomenon of perfect remembering in the digital age, and reveals why we must reintroduce our capacity to forget. Digital technology empowers us as never before, yet it has unforeseen consequences as well. Potentially humiliating content on Facebook is enshrined in cyberspace for future employers to see. Google remembers everything we’ve searched for and when. The digital realm remembers what is sometimes better forgotten, and this has profound implications for us all.

In Delete, Professor Mayer-Schönberger traces the important role that forgetting has played throughout human history, from the ability to make sound decisions unencumbered by the past to the possibility of second chances. The written word made it possible for humans to remember across generations and time, yet now digital technology and global networks are overriding our natural ability to forget–the past is ever present, ready to be called up at the click of a mouse. Mayer-Schönberger examines the technology that’s facilitating the end of forgetting–digitization, cheap storage and easy retrieval, global access, and increasingly powerful software–and describes the dangers of everlasting digital memory, whether it’s outdated information taken out of context or compromising photos the Web won’t let us forget. He explains why information privacy rights and other fixes can’t help us, and proposes an ingeniously simple solution–expiration dates on information–that may.

Professor Mayer-Schönberger’s new book, “Delete – The Virtue of Forgetting in the Digital Age”, published by Princeton University Press, is hot off the press and now available at online and offline bookstores, including at Amazon.

A book trailer can be found here at YouTube, and the first chapter can be downloaded for free here courtesy of Princeton University Press.


Comparison of reference management software – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

noviembre 9, 2009

The following tables compare reference management software.

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In the “notes” section, there is a difference between:

  • web-based, referring to applications that may be installed on a web server (usually requiring MySQL or another database and PHPperlPython, or some other language for webapps)
  • centrally-hosted website

 

Comparison of reference management software – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


Cairn.info – Presentación

agosto 25, 2009

Revista francesa sobre Antropología de conocimiento. Editada por DOMINIQUE VINCK.

Este oscuro objeto del conocimiento.

Dominique Vinck Profesor en sociología en la Universidad de Grenoble. Es miembro del centro de investigación PACTE CNRS / Grenoble Universidad donde el dirige el eje transversal “Ciencias-sociedad”. Sus investigaciones se enfocan en la sociología de las ciencias y de la innovación, sobre todo en el campo de las micro y nanotecnologías. Sus publicaciones recientes sont : Ingénieurs au quotidien. Ethnographie de l’activité de conception et d’innovation PUG, Grenoble, 1999 Everyday Engineering. Edición americana, MIT Press, 2003, Pratiques de l’interdisciplinarité PUG, Grenoble, 2000 et Sciences et sociétés. Sociologie du travail scientifique A.Colin, Paris, 2007. PACTE Politique – Organisation UMR CNRS / Grenoble Universités BP 47 38040 Grenoble cedex 9 France Dominique. Vinck@ upmf-grenoble. frDesde la subida de la ola de las ciencias cognoscitivas, muchos investigadores y responsables en política de la ciencia piensan que se produce bajo nuestros ojos un avance muy grande en la historia del conocimiento. Un avance que, ademá s, toca a supuestos fundamentos del conocimiento mismo. Durante mucho tiempo, la epistemología regía lo que convenía decir sobre este tema. Hoy, parecería que se encuentra destronada por fundamentos todavía má s sólidos en lo má s profundos del cerebro y de la neurobiología, o de la lógica y lo que revelan las sorprendentes simulaciones informá ticas. En un caso como en otro, las ciencias sociales no parecen tener nada superior que decir sobre esto. Epistemología como neurociencias manifiestamente no necesitan las ciencias sociales para construir sus afirmaciones e imponerlas como última instancia explicativa.

Artículo completo http://www.cairn.info/article.php?ID_REVUE=RAC&ID_NUMPUBLIE=RAC_001&ID_ARTICLE=RAC_001_0007

Link a LIBRO de Dominique Vinck http://mitpress.mit.edu/catalog/item/default.asp?ttype=2&tid=11741

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Planning a Semantic Web site

junio 30, 2009

Rob Crowther (robert@crowther.info), Web developer, Freelance

Summary: The Semantic Web brings with it the opportunities for users to get smarter search results, and for site owners to get more targeted traffic as users find what they really want. But these benefits don’t just magically appear. This article leads you through the aspects of both information architecture and general infrastructure you need in place to truly take advantage of this burgeoning opportunity.

This article discusses what you need to know to make your Web site part of the Semantic Web. It starts with a discussion of the problems the Semantic Web tries to solve and then moves to the technologies involved, such as Resource Description Framework (RDF), Web Ontology Language (OWL), and SPARQL Protocol and RDF Query Language (SPARQL). You’ll see how the Semantic Web is layered on top of the existing Web. It then covers some issues that you want to know about when you plan a new Web site and also gives specific examples of how to use technologies like RDFa and Microformats to enable your existing Web site to become a part of the Semantic Web.


Semantic Web Server – URIQA

mayo 9, 2009

Semantic Web Server – URIQA

Logo for Semantic Web Server - URIQA

About

The Nokia Semantic Web Server is an RDF based application suite for metadata-driven web publishing and knowledge management. It is a central component of the Forum Nokia website, the Nokia Research Center website, and the Nokia Open Source website. It also serves as Nokia’s reference implementation of URIQA, the URI Query Agent model.

The Nokia Semantic Web Server suite is comprised of a number of modular semantic web services:

/uriqa? – a URIQA query portal, with rule-based inference functionality.

/new? – a query portal for obtaining information about recently published or updated resources, provided as RSS 1.0 or as RDF Facets; also with rule-based inference functionality.

/id? – a resource identifier generator, employing UUIDs and providing PURL functionality.

/query? – a metadata and free-text query portal, providing output results as RSS 1.0 feeds; with both metadata driven and crawler based indexing agents.

/search? – a human friendly search UI; which integrates with any conformant /query? portal.

/editor? – a web form based, ontology driven metadata editor with validation and user authentication & access control; which integrates with any conformant /uriqa? portal.

The core of these web services are provided as open source, and while most can be used “out of the box”, some require a moderate amount of configuration and customization depending on the requirements and constraints of the particular solution.

License

The Nokia Semantic Web Server code is released under the NOKOS version 1.0a .

Downloads

SWS-URIQA is available on the download page on Sourceforge

Semantic Web Server – URIQA.

Patrick Stickler — contact


JART/Articles

mayo 1, 2009

THE JOURNAL OF APPLIED RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY

Instructions for Authors

The Journal of Applied Research & Technology (JART) is indexed in the Science Citation Index Expanded and it is published three times a year. High quality original papers on innovative applications of science, development of new technologies or efficient engineering solutions are welcomed.

Each submitted paper is subject to meticulous review procedure performed by three independent anonymous referees appointed and coordinated by the Editor-in-Chief. Their comments are communicated to the author in order to help him to improve the article and at the same time are forming the base of the publication decision made.

The process of the article submission and its consequent evaluation as well as the communication among the Authors, Referees, Editorial Board and Editort-in-Chief, as well as with JART Staff, is highly automated by using online Internet services.

Nevertheless the whole editing could take up to six months without considering the publishing process. To avoid delay in processing your paper, please be guided by the following guidelines for the Manuscript preparation as well use the electonic templates that are available at http://cibernetica.ccadet.unam.mx

The processes for editing and publishing in JART are divided into two phases: Phase 1 that consists in sending the manuscript by the Author(s) and the consequent process of its review, improvement and acceptation or rejection, and Phase 2 dedicated to the publication procedures of the accepted paper.

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Computer-Mediated Anthropology

abril 16, 2009

Computer-Mediated Anthropology examines the intersections between anthropology and computing.

These intersections include:

· Finding a school

· Pedagogy

· Theory

· Research

· Scholarly Communication

· Publishing

Content and Design by Noah Porter (in consultation with S. Elizabeth Bird.)

Resources used in constructing this page include: Google, GRsites.com, Wimpy, Abhijit’s Planet, EndNote, KoolMoves, USF Library (esp. SFX Citation Finder), The Library of Congress, The New York Public Library, AAA Guide & E-Guide, and many of the web sites mentioned on the CMA Resources page.

Special thanks to all CMA survey respondents.

desdeComputer-Mediated Anthropology.