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What is Wirearchy ?

What is Wirearchy ? | Digital Collaboration and the 21st C. | Scoop.it
We all know and understand hierarchy - the enduring principle of the institutions that govern us and in which we work and live.
Jon Husband presents us a new emerging organizational principle, called Wirearchy.

The Internet is connecting customers, employees and communities and empowering them with information in ways never before possible. Taking decisions and managing organized activities are being impacted in powerful ways by interconnected networks of people and technology.

The impacts we're experiencing are creating new dynamics in organizations as well as emergent forms of organized activities that are based on participation and peer-to-peer interaction. As people get used to operating in these new conditions, often (but not always) the results are nimble, responsive, and results-focused networked groups and teams.

The new interconnected environment demands new principles for organizing collaborative activity. Traditional hierarchy does not lead and support networked activity as well as newer forms and principles.

And ... over the last ten years, it has become quite clear that the impacts of these living social networks will only grow, both in depth and reach.

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Irish libraries leading the way with digital developments | Seán Kyne TD

Irish libraries leading the way with digital developments | Seán Kyne TD | Digital Collaboration and the 21st C. | Scoop.it
Libraries in Ireland are leading the way in expanding its digital services for members and tt is very clear that libraries are meeting the challenges posed by digital developments by grasping new opportunities and extending their services. One service of particular note is the ebook and audiobook lending service which is available free-of-charge to library members. Operated through a website or app entitled ‘BorrowBox’, members can avail of over 20,000 ebooks and over 9,000 digital audiobooks through their smartphone, tablet or computer. Similar to commercial book platforms, users can browse the extensive catalogue and borrow up to five ebooks and five audiobooks for a three week period. The service offers a range of books across all genres and incorporates both new releases and popular titles. In February there were over 2,000 loans each of ebooks and audiobooks. Furthermore, members can access over 1,300 national and international newspapers and over 300 magazines digitally using their membership card. In terms of physical books, Irish libraries have worked together to develop one national catalogue, support by a nationwide delivery service, from which members can use all library services, including borrowing items from any library in the country. This service is a world first. The use of digital technologies by the library service is very encouraging and shows clearly that our libraries are evolving and are as relevant and as important today as ever before. Work on the new public library strategy, ‘Our Public Libraries 2022: Inspiring, Connecting and Empowering Communities’ is an advanced stage and will be launched shortly by my colleague at the Department of Rural and Community Development, Minister Michael Ring TD.
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3rd Annual Intelligent Cities Summit | iotevents.ca

3rd Annual Intelligent Cities Summit | iotevents.ca | Digital Collaboration and the 21st C. | Scoop.it
Join top city professionals and explore how cities can utilize new tech such as IoT and Big Data to become more efficient, offer better services and more.
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Digital Scholarship Postdoctoral Fellowships and Bursaries 2018-19 | IASH

Digital Scholarship Postdoctoral Fellowships and Bursaries 2018-19 Applications are invited for postdoctoral bursaries from candidates in Digital Arts, Digital Humanities, Digital Education, Digital Design and Digital Social Sciences. Fellows will become involved in the College’s Digital Scholarship programme. IASH provides an enviable location in one of the world’s most intellectually inspiring cities, together with a dynamic network of international connections. The Digital Scholarship Initiative seeks to support work across the College by providing a programme of workshops, research seminars, bursary support and more. Find out more about the team, the steering group and their remit here. Digital Scholarship in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences is supported and guided by the Digital Scholarship Steering Group and the core project team. Home to the Scottish Enlightenment, Edinburgh has a rich cultural heritage of scholarship and creativity that continues to the present day. In this haven of libraries and archives, galleries and music venues – all set amid iconic architecture – IASH takes the humanities beyond campus to engage the public and work with organisations in a variety of different sectors. The Institute welcomes visiting researchers from across the world. Since 1970, over 1,200 Fellows have stepped through our doors. Up to 30 researchers are in residence at any one time in our amazing – and eclectic – eighteenth-century building just on the edge of the University’s central campus, boasting views of the Meadows. From upwards of 65 countries, IASH Fellows form a global alumni community, and many career-long connections begin at the Institute. What does an IASH Postdoctoral Fellowship offer? IASH hosts a lively scholarly community of visiting fellows. It is a supportive environment for postdoctoral researchers, while also offering networking opportunities with successful mid-career and eminent senior scholars. The Institute occupies a historic building with private courtyard and leafy views – perfect for uninterrupted thinking, reading and writing. Yet there is also plenty of opportunity to socialise and share ideas. In short, a 2018-2019 Digital Scholarship Postdoctoral Fellowship provides: Research visit at the University of Edinburgh for three to six months Bursary* of up to a maximum of £7,500 Dedicated office space, University e-mail and library access An allocated University mentor from an area relevant to the Fellows’ research interests Weekly Fellows’ Lunch to build community Collegial work-in-progress seminar series for testing new ideas Calendar of engaging events at the Institute and College Opportunities to participate in and design funded workshops, colloquia etc. at the Institute *) The bursary may be used to top up an existing postdoctoral Fellowship (e.g. British Academy), or as a contribution towards living expenses. Applicants are asked to indicate other sources of support for which they have applied and the expected date of outcome. No teaching is required, but successful applicants may be able to supplement the bursary by individually arranging their own concurrent teaching, though the Institute expects that a maximum commitment of 0.4 of a full time position will be dedicated to work other than the Postdoctoral Fellow’s individual research project. Who can apply? We warmly welcome applications from both within and beyond the University of Edinburgh. Applicants must have been awarded a doctorate at the time of application, and normally within the last three years (you must be able to produce a transcript, testamur, or a letter of completion/eligibility to graduate as part of your application). You should not have held a permanent position at a university, or a previous Fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Studies. Those who have held temporary and/or short-term appointments are eligible to apply. Application procedure The closing date The closing date for the receipt of applications is 30 April 2018. Applications received after that date will not be considered. Decisions will be communicated in July. Please ensure that you supply a valid email address so that you can be contacted quickly after decisions are made. The application form Please complete the online application form here. Any additional supporting documents connected with an application should be emailed to iash@ed.ac.uk. References In addition to the application form, a minimum of two and a maximum of three confidential references are required. Applicants should ask their referees to email their reference to the Director at iash@ed.ac.uk by 30 April 2018. Referees should comment on the nature and quality of the research proposal, as well as on the qualifications of the applicant. One referee should certify the successful viva (defence) and final examination of the candidate’s PhD thesis. Notes Consideration will be given to the academic record and the publications of all applicants and their capacity to disseminate their views among a community of like-minded people. Candidates must give evidence of any contact they have made with researchers at the University of Edinburgh, are required to make such contact before submitting their applications, and those who can evidence the relevance of their proposed project to the University of Edinburgh research community will be regarded favourably.  Particular weight will be placed on the quality and timeliness of the project proposed, and we encourage innovative and interdisciplinary topics and approaches.   For information about the scope of work undertaken at the University of Edinburgh, see Edinburgh Research Explorer, or browse through the staff pages of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.   Only fully completed formal applications will be considered. It is the responsibility of each applicant to ensure that all documentation is complete, and that referees submit their reports to IASH by the closing date. Candidates may like to submit a copy of any one article or publication that is thought to be especially relevant to the research proposal and Fellowship submission. It must be emphasised, however, that no such submitted publication will be returned to the candidate.   The Institute was established in 1969 by the then Faculty of Arts to promote enquiry of the highest standards in the Humanities, broadly conceived. It began to receive Fellows in 1970, and is now located as an independent institute within the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Science.  Inter-departmental and inter-disciplinary study has always been encouraged.   Fellows must make the Institute their main place of work for the duration of the Fellowship.  It is expected that Fellows will be in residence throughout the tenure of their Fellowship and will contribute fully to the life of the Institute during that time. Fellows will give at least one seminar presentation during their tenure as part of the College Digital Scholarship programme, and submit a series of blog posts or report on their research at the end of their Fellowship. No regular teaching is required.   Applicants looking for suitable accommodation in Edinburgh may find the links on this page useful In order to take full advantage of the seminars and lectures which take place during the semesters and to meet with staff in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, applicants are encouraged to apply for periods that will include at least part of one of the semesters.
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Digital panopticon and the triumph of the unfree will

Digital panopticon and the triumph of the unfree will | Digital Collaboration and the 21st C. | Scoop.it
22. IV 2018 The smart phone is not just a surveillance apparatus, it is also a mobile confessional. Facebook is the church – the global synagogue of the Digital. “Like” is the digital “Amen” (B. C.Han) Digital society is a big congregation, over two billion Facebook users worldwide, about a third...
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People, Not Technology, Are Key To Digital Transformation

People, Not Technology, Are Key To Digital Transformation | Digital Collaboration and the 21st C. | Scoop.it
The best tool is only as good as the person using it.
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Mapping the Museum Digital Skills Ecosystem: New research aims to transform digital use in museums

Mapping the Museum Digital Skills Ecosystem: New research aims to transform digital use in museums | Digital Collaboration and the 21st C. | Scoop.it
News | Leisure Opportunities news: New research aimed at transforming the ways museums in the UK use digital technologies
to share their collections and engage new audiences with their work, has suggested that
the key to success lies within improving digital literacy of staff across all levels.
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Digital Empowerment Foundation

Digital Empowerment Foundation | Digital Collaboration and the 21st C. | Scoop.it
DEF's research and advocacy work on network disruptions, privacy and surveillance, and broader human rights violations in the Indian digital environment are tremendous additions to GNI's policy and learning efforts.
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Work In The Digital Society –

Work In The Digital Society – | Digital Collaboration and the 21st C. | Scoop.it
The Digital Revolution is set to dramatically change our lives in the coming years and policy- and decision-makers need to come to terms with what these epochal transformations mean and how they can be shaped so the majority of people benefit and the dangers are mdoerated.
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Le meilleur de la curation de la stratégie et des outils sur les médias sociaux

Le meilleur de la curation de la stratégie et des outils sur les médias sociaux | Digital Collaboration and the 21st C. | Scoop.it

Retrouvez ici l'ensemble des articles pertinents et des infographies en line avec les médias sociaux, le community management, et les outils vous permettant d'optimiser leurs utilisations. 



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The Internet of Things may transform our lives or even spell the end of Capitalism. In any case it requires a new business mindset - Ecosystem Thinking #IOT

The Internet of Things may transform our lives or even spell the end of Capitalism. In any case it requires a new business mindset - Ecosystem Thinking #IOT | Digital Collaboration and the 21st C. | Scoop.it

The notion of value creation and capture is a core component of business and the models that drive it. While historically viewed with a traditional product mindset, several emerging forces will alter this basic tenet of business.


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WHY IT MATTERS: always good to remind ourselves that IOT means more than connecting devices to the Internet: it opens up and new way of thinking where everything we use is part of a digital ecosystem.

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Inspired by brain’s visual cortex, new AI utterly wrecks CAPTCHA security #AI

Inspired by brain’s visual cortex, new AI utterly wrecks CAPTCHA security #AI | Digital Collaboration and the 21st C. | Scoop.it

In a recent issue of Science, a Bay Area startup called Vicarious AI describes an algorithm it created that is able to take minimal training and easily handle CAPTCHAs. It also managed general text recognition. Vicarious' secret? It modelled the structure of its AI on information we've gained from studying how the mammalian visual cortex processes images.


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WHY IT MATTERS: inspiration from our human brains does provides good starting point for new technologies, and this is one stricking example. From now on, every time you answer a CAPTCHA you will have to wonder if it is really a useful way to prevent machines from accessing systems, given that this new tool does as good a job as a human at guessing what the twisted series of letter are...

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Et s’il y avait un FabLab dans chaque établissement scolaire ?

Originaire du MIT, où il apparaît en 2001, le concept de fablab désigne les ateliers numérique, ouverts à toutes et tous, reliés au sein d’un réseau international. Il permet de prototyper, créer ou produire à l’aide d’outils numériques. Il s’agit d’un lieu d’échange et de partage de compétences, de connaissances et de savoir- faire. A l’ère du numérique, l’école doit se réinventer pour que les élèves acquièrent certaines des compétences clés du XXIème siècle telles que la collaboration, la créativité, la résolution de problèmes complexes et la pensée informatique. L’apprenant peut apprendre en tant qu’innovateur, co-construire ces savoirs grâce et avec l’environnement qui l’entoure. Comme le souligne le conseil national de l’innovation pour la réussite éducative dans son dernier rapport, ce type de tiers-lieu est une des réponses concrètes pour créer un modèle d’établissement adapté aux défis du XXIème siècle. Cet article présente deux cas concrets, : le Fab Lab du collège Louise Michel à Clichy sous Bois et le Fabulis du Lycée Henri Nominé de Sarreguemines, qui témoignent de l’attractivité du modèle dans les établissements...


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Photographer Proves End of Privacy Is Here Through Photos That Will Blow Your Mind - only In Russia and China For Now

Photographer Proves End of Privacy Is Here Through Photos That Will Blow Your Mind - only In Russia and China For Now | Digital Collaboration and the 21st C. | Scoop.it

Google knows what you're looking for. Facebook knows what you like. The CIA knows how to use your TV/Smartphone to spy on you. Still think you have privacy?


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WHY IT MATTERS: facial recognition + social networks allow tools like this one to surface: take a picture of someone on the train and find their personal pictures on social networks. For now, only Russia and China allow this, I would expect this to be a business killer app for augmented reality glasses: the glass continuously takes pictures and overlays the LinkedIn profile of people you meet in business context. I would install that without thinking about it twice!

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Equity and Digital Literacies – Josiah Brown –

On April 7, Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) hosted a forum on “Equity and Digital Literacies.” Organized by SCSU Associate Professor of Education J.Greg McVerry — who is also a member…...
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The Godfather of Digital Painting, Craig Mullins

When Bobby gets the Godfather of Digital Painting, Craig Mullins, on the line, he turns into a fanboy like the rest of us! In this wide-ranging interview, Cr...
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Atlas of Southern Memory

Atlas of Southern Memory | Digital Collaboration and the 21st C. | Scoop.it
A digital intervention in the commemorative landscape. Explore and annotate the map, create new monuments, add historical context, and more.
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Google launches digital skills initiative for Arab world - Economy - Business - Ahram Online

Google launches digital skills initiative for Arab world - Economy - Business - Ahram Online | Digital Collaboration and the 21st C. | Scoop.it
Google launches digital skills initiative for Arab world...
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Head of Digital Activation

Head of Digital Activation | Digital Collaboration and the 21st C. | Scoop.it
A notable branding activation company- specialising in engaging people, creating experiences and activating brands is on a look out for a Head of Digital to kick start their entire digital department!   The Role: To manage business P&L and overall digital offerings Create first class digital experiences that drive audience digital activation, partnership and collaboration with the business functions within the company Take charge of all digital offerings/ campaigns, social media marketing, SEO,SEM, mobile Responsible to develop this new department within the business, grow and nurture the team Oversee all areas of client servicing, sales proposals, strategic and creative direction, costing and project management To identify market opportunity to formulate business strategy for this new set up Contributing to new business efforts and ensure that digital thinking is full integrated throughout   Skills Required:  Strong digital experience/ understanding within media/ creative & digital agencySolid understanding of emerging technology Business development skill to acquire new accounts Possess strong interpersonal, business management, people management, and entrepreneurial skills Ability to work independently and effectively without supervision Someone who loves digital development & technology, always looking at new opportunities to enhance customer experience Strong stakeholder management experience and able to present to C-level suite Ability to work independently and effectively without supervision Responsible, good time management, and disciplined   If you are on a look out for a place that is agile, creative and rapid then look no further and let’s have a chat NOW!
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Digital Directions 2018 | NFSA

Digital Directions 2018 | NFSA | Digital Collaboration and the 21st C. | Scoop.it
The fourth Digital Directions explores the intersection between digitised cultural collections, creators and audiences.
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Join GNI

Join GNI | Digital Collaboration and the 21st C. | Scoop.it
GNI welcomes expressions of interest from potential members. If you are a for-profit, non-profit, or an academic organization with a shared commitment to GNI Principles we would like to hear from you!
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Springer Series on Cultural Computing - Springer

Springer Series on Cultural Computing - Springer | Digital Collaboration and the 21st C. | Scoop.it
Cultural Computing is an exciting, emerging field of Human Computer Interaction, which covers the cultural impact of computing and the technological influences and requirements for the support of cultural innovation. Using support technologies such as location-based systems, augmented reality, cloud computing and ambient interaction researchers can explore the differences across a variety of cultures and provide the knowledge and skills necessary to overcome cultural issues and expand human creativity. This series presents the current research and knowledge of a broad range of topics including creativity support systems, digital communities, the interactive arts, cultural heritage, digital museums and intercultural collaboration.
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The Best #Web #Resources for #Makerspace Project Ideas - Global Digital Citizen

The Best #Web #Resources for #Makerspace Project Ideas - Global Digital Citizen | Digital Collaboration and the 21st C. | Scoop.it
Makerspaces are becoming a big deal for schools all over the world. In these unique areas, student ingenuity takes the lead. From primary to senior grades makerspaces drive innovation, creativity, and critical thinking. Since their popularity is increasing, you can source makerspace project ideas from lots of educators and entrepreneurs who have had success with them.

If you’re new to the idea, this video gives a simple description of what makerspaces are. The key ideas behind them are geared toward creativity and problem-solving. This is why they’re on the rise in education (and why shop class isn’t just for the big kids anymore).

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9 Real-Life Scenarios That Show How The Internet Of Things Could Transform Our Lives @BusinessInsider #IOT

9 Real-Life Scenarios That Show How The Internet Of Things Could Transform Our Lives @BusinessInsider #IOT | Digital Collaboration and the 21st C. | Scoop.it

No, your fridge doesn't need a twitter account.


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WHY IT MATTERS: when things are always connected to the Internet, our lives change. Here are 9 scenarios where IOT will provide benefits.

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AI May Soon Replace Even the Most Elite Consultants - something like a #GoogleAssistant or #Siri or #Alexa for business solutions

AI May Soon Replace Even the Most Elite Consultants - something like a #GoogleAssistant or #Siri or #Alexa for business solutions | Digital Collaboration and the 21st C. | Scoop.it

The bottom line: corporate leaders, knowingly or not, are on the cusp of a major disruption in their sources of advice and information. “Quant Consultants” and “Robo Advisers” will offer faster, better, and more profound insights at a fraction of the cost and time of today’s consulting firms and other specialized workers. It is likely only a matter of time until all leaders and management teams can ask Alexa things like, “Who is the biggest risk to me in our key market?”, “How should we allocate our capital to compete with Amazon?” or “How should I restructure my board?”


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WHY IT MATTERS: AI will most likely augment our capabilities before replacing us altogether. This paper explores what it may mean to have a specialized assistant next to you for your professional tasks and activities..

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1D Touch, un système pour donner accès aux jeux vidéo indés en bibliothèque

1D Touch, un système pour donner accès aux jeux vidéo indés en bibliothèque | Digital Collaboration and the 21st C. | Scoop.it
Depuis des années, les bibliothécaires restent privés de prêts de jeux vidéo : ces œuvres, pourtant partie intégrante de la vie culturelle des usagers, ne peuvent pas être prêtées légalement. Or, des établissements qui permettent parfois même d’y jouer. La société 1D Touch propose une solution de prêt à distance, grâce à la plateforme Steam, sur une sélection de titres Mac, PC et Linux...



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