Real life is and must be full of all kinds ofsocial constraint – the very processesfrom which society arises. Computers canhelp if we use them to create abstractsocial machines on the Web: processes inwhich the people do the creative work andthe machine does the administration…The stage is set for an evolutionarygrowth of new social engines.Berners-Lee, Weaving the Web, 1999The Order of Social Machines
SOCIAM: The Theory and Practiceof Social Machineshttp://www.sociam.org/http://www.smart-society-project.eu/
Web as lensWeb as artefactWeb Observatorieshttp://www.w3.org/community/webobservatory/
The challenge is to foster the co-constituted socio-technicalsystem on the right i.e. a computationally-enabled sense-making network of expertise, data, models and narratives.This requires a “social machines” perspective from the outsetas well as humanistic input. The Web, and with it WebScience, are an important exemplar.Big data elephant versus sense-making network?Iain Buchan
A revolutionary idea…Open Science!Nullius in verba…take nobodys word for it
Join the W3C Community Group www.w3.org/community/roscJun Zhaowww.researchobject.org
Closing Questions1. What are the Social Machines of GlobalSystems Science?2. How do we study the Social Machinesecosystem?3. What are the design principles and models ofcompositionality for Social Machines?4. What are the implications of the SocialMachines ‘sphere’ in Global Systems Science?
email@example.com/people/dderhttp://www.scilogs.com/eresearch@dderThanks to Nigel Shadbolt, Dave Robertson, Kevin Page, CatDe Roure, Iain Buchan, Jun Zhao and colleagues in SOCIAM,Web Science, myExperiment and Smart Society.