All posts tagged “thinking

The evolution of selves by open citizen science

This post summarizes my current focus in area of open science. Whether concepts presented here could make their way into practice, that’s still to be seen. So, consider this a work in progress. I’m happy to be proven wrong, change my opinion or get myself sold into other ideas. On (open) science Science (like almost everything else in the world) needs a major transformation, as it no longer serves its purpose in the most efficient manner. For that reason I…

Going beyond a single scientific journal or scientific community

Image by Rain Rabbit via Flickr I’ve written previously about an utopian idea of having one scientific journal and one scientific community. And while it’s hard to expect this vision comes true anytime soon, surprisingly we are getting closer to it day by day. Sciverse is currently excited about NPG launching new journal called Scientific Reports, which resembles PLoS ONE so much it was already called Nature ONE. One more journal doesn’t sound like a step in good direction, but…

Science as a complex system – introduction

Image via Wikipedia Which complex system? Complexity theory, that is studying complex systems, is tracked back to 18th century with classical political economy of the Scottish Enlightenment, although the real pioneers of the field are 20th century’s philosophers, economists, mathematicians and social scientists. It’s a rather young field, but it already covers quite large number of topics (such as complex adaptive systems, chaos theory, non-linearity, emergence or self-organization) and which influences other fields of science, like biology, sociology or economics….

My ignite talk over at Science Online 2010

Image via Wikipedia This more or less transcript of the ignite talk I gave over at Science Online 2010. The video hasn’t been posted yet, but I will update the post, when it’s available. It’s already a few years since I’ve implemented my Personal Virtual Advisory Board. No, it’s not another name for hanging out with friends and chatting about life universe and everything. It’s a tool for receiving systematic feedback on how you are doing concerning ongoing projects, long…

Rankings create echo-chamber effect

Image by dullhunk via Flickr Over at Science Online 2010 I’ve asked Peter Bienfeld a question that was pretty of similar in spirit to Michael Barton’s recent tweet: Can I get plos one article feeds for articles with greater than X page views/downloads? Looking at the discussion over at FriendFeed, it doesn’t sound like a bad idea at all. And PLoS team is working on that feature too.  I couldn’t put my doubts about this concept into words on the…

Tags at Technology Review blogs

I’m rereading this very nice post by Ed Boyden: Technology Review: Blogs: Ed Boyden’s blog: How to Think When I applied for my faculty job at the MIT Media Lab, I had to write a teaching statement. One of the things I proposed was to teach a class called “How to Think” which would focus on how to be creative, thoughtful, and powerful in a world where problems are extremely complex, targets are continuously moving, and our brains often seem…