‘Cosmic Collections’ launches at the Science Museum this weekend

I think I’ve already said pretty much everything I can about the museum website mashup competition we’re launching around the ‘Cosmos and Culture’ exhibition, but it’d be a bit silly of me not to mention it here since the existence and design of the project reflects a lot of the issues I’ve written about here. … Continue reading ‘Cosmic Collections’ launches at the Science Museum this weekend

My PhD proposal (Provisional title: Participatory digitisation of spatially indexed historical data)

[Update: I’m working on a shorter version with fewer long words. Something like crowdsourcing geolocated historial materials/artefacts with specialist users/academic contributors/citizen historians.] A few people have asked me about my PhD* topic, and while I was going to wait until I’d started and had a chance to review it in light of the things I’m already … Continue reading My PhD proposal (Provisional title: Participatory digitisation of spatially indexed historical data)

Spotting QR tags in the real world

One of the prototypes made for dev8D has been adapted so it can ‘splash a big QR code onto the screen‘ so people can conferences can take a shot of it and click straight through to the URL – no typing.  Super cool! I’m excited by Semapedia, a project “which uses QR Code nodes to connect … Continue reading Spotting QR tags in the real world