Web Science for Ancient History: winning poster at #websci13
May 16, 2013
by Lisa Harris
The first few days of May, 2013 saw large numbers of a new breed of interdisciplinary researchers gather together at Le Palais des Congres de Paris for the ACM Web Science 2013 conference. The newly emerging discipline of Web Science examines the phenomenon of the Web and examines content, interactions and behaviour online.
The main perspective is one of social and technological co-constitution: the future of the Web is a mix of what is technologically possible, and socially desirable, and that neither social nor technical considerations are exclusively the determinative for the course of future development.
A crowd-sourced vote of attendees at the venue led to the selection of our poster as the winner – a very good sign considering this project relies extensively on public engagement and harnessing public enthusiasm for the subject matter!
The extended abstract for the paper can be accessed here