What The Web Means For Science

October 17th, 2006


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Timo Hannay, Director of Web Publishing at Nature Publishing Group in London hosts a discussion about the potential of the Internet for scientific research and discovery as part of the Berkman Center’s Tuesday Luncheon Series.

The web was invented by a scientist for scientists. Yet, partly because of its intrinsic conservatism, science has in some ways been slow to make the most of what the web has to offer. Timo Hannay will look at some examples of scientists (and even science publishers) exploiting the web in interesting ways, and discuss what this might mean for the future of science itself. For more info, check out Hannay’s blog.

Download Timo Hannay’s Powerpoint presentation.

Video produced by Rebecca Tabasky and Colin Rhinesmith.

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  • 1. notebook - somdaj.com &ra&hellip  |  February 13th, 2007 at 12:52 pm

    […] Dave Weinberger from Joho the Blog has an interesting commentary on a talk by Timo Hannay, director of web publishing for Nature magazine, on What the Web Means for Science. (There are also some other talks on the Berkman Luncheon Series dealing with Open Source Science.) Open WetWare and UsefulChem put info into a wiki. Science isn’t used to this, says Timo, because “it’s like doing science in the nude”: It exposes scientists to embarrassment because what they’re posting may not be finished, perfect or right. […]

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