Google Wave: Ripple or Tsunami for Research

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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.

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Google Wave: Ripple or Tsunami for Research

  1. Google Wave Ripple or Tsunami? http://ww.flickr.com/photos/quaelin/3574598412 CC-BY-NC-SA
  2. http://ww.flickr.com/photos/quaelin/3574598412 CC-BY-NC-SA
  3. http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/05/28/google-wave-drips-with-ambition-can-it-fulfill-googles-grand-web-vision/
  4. 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/
  5. http://easiertounderstandthanwave.com/
  6. http://geekandpoke.typepad.com/geekandpoke/2009/08/gartner-hype-cycle-version-20.html
  7. Searches for “google wave”
  8. Big invite rollout “Public” preview Google IO launch
  9. What is Wave?
  10. Automation Native to and connection the web Real time communication
  11. Gadgets Automation Native to and connection the web R ob ots Real time communication
  12. Gadgets Automation Native to and connection the web R ob ots Real time communication rat ion C oll abo
  13. Demo
  14. Is it useful for research?
  15. What are our needs?
  16. Formal communication... http://flickr.com/photos/nicmcphee/2756494307/
  17. Dead. Broken. Disconnected.
  18. The web...
  19. The web... ...scales
  20. Average Capacity of Human Researcher 5.00 3.75 2.50 1.25 0 1982 1986 1990 1994 1998 2002 2006
  21. Our record is not wired up http://www.flickr.com/photos/tessawatson/427108549
  22. Why not? http://www.flickr.com/photos/mattymatt/3017263513
  23. Researchers are busy here... http://www.flickr.com/photos/argonne/3654538029
  24. ...and not interested in this
  25. Capture first... http://www.flickr.com/photos/furtwangl/3851841424
  26. Dionaea muscipula Musca domestica chomped on ...then add structure
  27. Tools for capturing... http://www.flickr.com/photos/pandawan/3950755957
  28. Tools to connect objects up
  29. Demo
  30. http://www.flickr.com/photos/24801682@N08/4117012787
  31. The potential
  32. Natural user interaction Easy user interaction with web services and databases Per user, per experiment, per group storage of information
  33. Problems...
  34. The client. User understanding.
  35. Conclusions?
  36. Watch... http://www.flickr.com/photos/66164549@N00/1517171173 CC-BY-SA
  37. ...don’t (necessarily) jump... http://www.flickr.com/photos/divemasterking2000/3827673841
  38. ...unless you like this kind of thing http://www.flickr.com/photos/nov03/4087845032
  39. ...in which case have some fun!
  40. Gadgets Automation Native to and connection the web R ob ots Real time communication rat ion C oll abo
  41. 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

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