Many of the presentations given at the .astronomy 4 conference have now been posted on-line. The conference was held in Heidelberg, Germany in July, and I gave an overview of some of the many highlights a few weeks ago.
This conference is held annually, and its goal is to bring researchers together to investigate how to use interactive tools and social media to develop new applications. The conference emphasizes a hand-on approach rather than structured sessions.
I understand more contributions will be posted in the coming weeks. Right now, you can watch videos such as:
- Michelle Borkin: Mechanical Turk and Glue
- Julie Steele and Noah Iliinsky: How to be a Data Visualisation Star
- August Muench: Astronomy Dataverse
- Kevin Govender: Astronomy for a Better World
Images courtesy of .astronomy4
The web page is an excellent record of the meeting, and I encourage my readers to visit and imbibe the knowledge therein.