October 1st 2015 Members of the Network, Dr Jamie Cross and Dr William Mackaness are presenting a special event as part of the Edinburgh Univer sity Global Development Academy Lecture series and the State of the Map Scotland Conference. An international public conference on maps, mapping and humanitarianism in collaboration with OpenStreetMap and Medicines Sans Frontieres [...]
Seminar Report: e-health and patient-created knowledge communities with Fadhila Mazanderani and Claudia Pagliari, University of Edinburgh.
Monday 24 August, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m., A key area where citizens are engaging in collective knowledge production and sharing is in health and medicine. One the one hand, sufferers of conditions, particularly long term chronic conditions are taking it in to their own hands to explore and test treatments; On the other, data [...]
Seminar 3: e-health and patient-created knowledge communities with Fadhila Mazanderani and Claudia Pagliari, University of Edinburgh.
http://www.ed.ac.uk/maps?building=chrystal-macmillan-building) Fadhila Mazanderani Experimenting with experience: patients as researchers, a case study in the use of social media by people with Multiple Sclerosis Science, Technology & Innovation Studies, University of Edinburgh Over the last decade there has been a dramatic surge in the use of digital technologies by people affected by different health conditions [...]
Monday 22 June 2015 The second seminar of the series was presented by staff from the University's Information Services, Library & University Collections, Gavin Willshaw, Scott Renton and Claire Knowles. The library has an online collection of around 20,000 digital images, many of which only have very basic catalogue records. In order to make these images [...]
Seminar: Metadata Games: tagging library images online, with Gavin Willshaw, Scott Renton and Claire Knowles from the University’s Information Services, Library & University Collections.
http://www.ed.ac.uk/maps?building=main-university-library Summary: 'The library has an online collection of around 20,000 digital images, many of which only have very basic catalogue records. In order to make these images more easily discoverable, we came up with a game which harnesses the power of the crowd to improve their description. In this talk we'll discuss our online collections, why [...]
28 May - Informatics Forum For this event we welcomed two speakers whose exciting presentations launched our discussions: - Grant Miller (Zooniverse): ‘The Zooniverse - Real Science Online’ ‘The Zooniverse is the world's largest and most successful citizen science platform. I will discuss what we have learned from building over 40 projects, and where [...]
We are pleased to invite you to our workshop “How to crowdsource behavioural data in the social sciences”, with Jon Carr and Jasmeen Kanwal (Centre for Language Evolution, University of Edinburgh). Thursday, April 7th, 11:00–13:00, Dugald Stewart Building, Room 1.20 3 Charles Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AD, http://www.ed.ac.uk/maps?building=dugald-stewart-building DESCRIPTION Experiments with human participants are increasingly being [...]