A British university has announced it will launch the world's first postgraduate degree in self-publishing. The University of Central Lancashire's Self-Publishing MA begins in September and will train students on editing, lay out, finance management, marketing, and ePublishing, according to the school website's program description. The final part of the course
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazilian security forces are using undercover agents, intercepting e-mails, and rigorously monitoring social media to try to ensure that violent anti-government protesters do not
Fred Turner, author of "From Counterculture to Cyberculture," talks about his latest book, in which he uncovered the ways today's multimedia was deliberately created during World War II & the Cold War to encourage the creation of "democratic personalities" -- a multidecade collaboration and convergence that included Margaret Mead, Gregory Bateson, the Bauhaus, John Cage, Buckminster Fuller, Black Mountain College, Andy Warhol, Marshall McLuhan, the US Information Agency, and the Museum of Modern Art
From the “Indignados” in Spain, to “Occupy” in the United States, from Tahrir Square in Egypt to Syntagma Square in Greece, from Gezi Park in Turkey to #Euromaidan in Ukraine, the recent years have witnessed a proliferation...
DavidWorlock.com is dedicated to the idea that using information in networks creates wholly fresh businesses which , though often founded on traditional publishing skills , rely for success and profitability on a creativity derived from the...
Bookmarklet apps like Instapaper and Readability point to a future where content is no longer stuck in websites, but floats in orbit around users. And we’re halfway there. Content shifting lets a user take content from one context (e.g.
The Turkish parliament has passed draconian new amendments to its internet law, which will allow the authorities to block content at the URL level without a court order, something critics of the new law say will effectively kill free speech
A total of 133 regions tracked by Akamai saw gains in average connection speeds ranging from 0.2 percent to 259 percent in 2013's third quarter when compared with the previous quarter. Read this article by Lance Whitney on CNET News.
Data provides the evidence for the published body of scientific knowledge, which is the foundation for all scientific progress. The more data is made openly available in a useful manner, the greater the level of transparency and reproducibility and hence the more efficient the scientific process becomes, to the benefit of society. This viewpoint is becoming mainstream among many funders, publishers, scientists, and other stakeholders in research, but barriers to achieving widespread publication of open data remain. The Open Data in Science working group at the Open Knowledge Foundation is a community that works to develop tools, applications, datasets, and guidelines to promote the open sharing of scientific data. This article focuses on the Open Knowledge Definition and the Panton Principles for Open Data in Science. We also discuss some of the tools the group has developed to facilitate the generation and use of open data and the potential uses that we hope will encourage further movement towards an open scientific knowledge commons.
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