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Citizen Science and the Modern Web – Talk by Amit Kapadia.

Amit Kapadia gave this excellent talk at CERN on Citizen Science and The Modern Web.  From Amit’s abstract: “Beginning as a research project to help scientists communicate, the Web has transformed into a ubiquitous medium. As the sciences continue to … Continue reading

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dot Astronomy 5 Conference From A Distance

Last week, the fifth annual dot Astronomy conference was held in Cambridge, MA. This event is a little different from other conferences: its goal is to advance the use of new compute technologies in the service of astronomy, from computing … Continue reading

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Crowdsourced Astronomy – A Talk By Carolina Ödman-Govender

This is a talk given by Carolina Ödman-Govender, given at the re:publica 13 meeting, on May 8 2013.  She gives a fine general introduction to the value of crowdsourcing in astronomy, and invites people to get in touch with her … Continue reading

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Unproceedings from the .Astronomy4 Conference, Heidelberg, July 2012

Broadly speaking, the .Astronomy conference series aims to bring together astronomers, software engineers and educators who wish to explore how to use “Web 2.0” technologies to serve astronomy and astronomy outreach. The conferences are by design interactive and informal, with … Continue reading

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Smartphone grids – the future for distributed computing?

This is the title of an article in the Sept 12 edition of International Science Grid This Week. It is described a paper by Busching, Schildt and Wolf, presented at a workshop held as part of the 32nd International Conference on Distributed Computing … Continue reading

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Report From The Front Lines of .Astronomy 4

Last week, I had the great pleasure of attending the  .Astronomy 4 meeting in Heidelberg, Germany. This was the first time I have attended this annual meeting, and I had the honor delivering one of the keynote addresses, on “How … Continue reading

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