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A talk given at the Edinburgh University IT Futures meeting in late 2009. The talk discusses the potential of and issues with Google Wave as a tool for research.

A talk given at the Edinburgh University IT Futures meeting in late 2009. The talk discusses the potential of and issues with Google Wave as a tool for research.

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  • Très bien fait. Merci pour cette belle présentation qui m'a permis de découvrir GoogleWave.
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  • I can’t wait to experience Google Wave. It has been coined by many experts as the next big thing on the web.:D
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  • If you have a Wave account see also the wave of the talk at: http://cameronneylon.net/presentations/google-wave-ripple-or-tsunami/
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    Google Wave: Ripple or Tsunami for Research Google Wave: Ripple or Tsunami for Research Presentation Transcript

    • Google Wave Ripple or Tsunami? http://ww.flickr.com/photos/quaelin/3574598412 CC-BY-NC-SA
    • http://ww.flickr.com/photos/quaelin/3574598412 CC-BY-NC-SA
    • http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/05/28/google-wave-drips-with-ambition-can-it-fulfill-googles-grand-web-vision/
    • http://gigaom.com/2009/05/28/google-climbs-to-new-heights-of-arrogance-with-wave/ http://scobleizer.com/2009/10/01/google-wave-crashes-on-beach-of-overhype/
    • http://easiertounderstandthanwave.com/
    • http://geekandpoke.typepad.com/geekandpoke/2009/08/gartner-hype-cycle-version-20.html
    • Searches for “google wave”
    • Big invite rollout “Public” preview Google IO launch
    • What is Wave?
    • Automation Native to and connection the web Real time communication
    • Gadgets Automation Native to and connection the web R ob ots Real time communication
    • Gadgets Automation Native to and connection the web R ob ots Real time communication rat ion C oll abo
    • Demo
    • Is it useful for research?
    • What are our needs?
    • Formal communication... http://flickr.com/photos/nicmcphee/2756494307/
    • Dead. Broken. Disconnected.
    • The web...
    • The web... ...scales
    • Average Capacity of Human Researcher 5.00 3.75 2.50 1.25 0 1982 1986 1990 1994 1998 2002 2006
    • Our record is not wired up http://www.flickr.com/photos/tessawatson/427108549
    • Why not? http://www.flickr.com/photos/mattymatt/3017263513
    • Researchers are busy here... http://www.flickr.com/photos/argonne/3654538029
    • ...and not interested in this
    • Capture first... http://www.flickr.com/photos/furtwangl/3851841424
    • Dionaea muscipula Musca domestica chomped on ...then add structure
    • Tools for capturing... http://www.flickr.com/photos/pandawan/3950755957
    • Tools to connect objects up
    • Demo
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/24801682@N08/4117012787
    • The potential
    • Natural user interaction Easy user interaction with web services and databases Per user, per experiment, per group storage of information
    • Problems...
    • The client. User understanding.
    • Conclusions?
    • Watch... http://www.flickr.com/photos/66164549@N00/1517171173 CC-BY-SA
    • ...don’t (necessarily) jump... http://www.flickr.com/photos/divemasterking2000/3827673841
    • ...unless you like this kind of thing http://www.flickr.com/photos/nov03/4087845032
    • ...in which case have some fun!
    • Gadgets Automation Native to and connection the web R ob ots Real time communication rat ion C oll abo
    • Cameron.Neylon@stfc.ac.uk http://blog.openwetware.org/scienceintheopen http://slideshare.net/cameronneylon Twitter: @cameronneylon Friendfeed: cameronneylon Wave: cameronneylon@googlewave.com Thanks to: Sciencetwists, Friendfeeders, and the wider online community for ideas, criticism, and conversations. Deepak Singh, Larry Lessig, Andy Powell, and John Wilbanks for presentation inspiration. Flickr (and in particular @andypowe11) for images