Science, Search and the Public
with almost every modern human activity, the way science is done is
being dramatically changed by the internet. Further
the scientific process is bound to change even more in the near future.
This lecture will provide a brief introduction to these dynamics,
and then address several questions, including:
- Search engines seeking to become Google 2.0,
- shared public resources like PubMed,
- wide-spread changes in the costs of publishing,
- Web 2.0 mechanisms forming online social communities
- How do search engines change how prior science is found, and how new science is performed?
- What does "Open Source" offer as models for collaborative work?
- What should a democratic citizen expect of science,
- What role should government funding play?
- Open Access? Bob Campell and Harold Varmus debate with Edward Stourton, Today Programme, BBC Radio 4, March 10, 2004
- Information Liberation Daniel Akst: Wall Street Journal March 7, 2008; Page W13
- What’s the Genome Worth? Steven Shapin: Review of A Life Decoded: My Genome: My Life by Craig Venter. London Review of Books Vol. 30 No. 6 · 20 March 2008
- The last lecture of Randy Pausch, 18 Sept 07, ETC.CMU.EDU also via YouTube