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ANZCA_lucypower_2009

  1. 1. Web  2.0  as  a  Facilitator  of   Scien4fic/Intellectual  Movements   Lucy  Power,  Oxford  Internet  Ins4tute   Delivered  at  the  Australia  New  Zealand  Communica4ons  Organisa4on  Annual   Conference,  July  2009  
  2. 2. Outline   1. What  cons4tutes  a  Scien4fic         Intellectual  Movement  (SIM)?   2. Open  Notebook  Science   3. Science  blogging   4. Informa4on-­‐sharing  via  FriendFeed   5. Goodness  of  fit  to  SIM   6. Conclusions/Ongoing  research  
  3. 3. What  is  a  Scien4fic  Intellectual   Movement?  (SIM)   • Conten4ous  rela4ve  to  scien4fic  domain  norms   • Challenge  received  wisdom   • Involve  drama4c  breaks  with  past  prac4ces     • Are  poli4cal   • Cons4tuted  through  “organized  collec4ve  ac4on”,   requiring  “spa4al,  temporal  and  social  coordina4on”   • Enrollment  /coordinated  social  ac4vity  takes  place.  For   example,  publica4ons,  conferences  and  grant-­‐wri4ng.     Frickel,  S.,  &  Gross,  N.  (2005).  A  general  theory  of  scien4fic/intellectual   movements.  Am  Sociol  Rev,  70(2),  204-­‐232.  
  4. 4. Open  Notebook  Science  
  5. 5. Open  Notebook  Science  
  6. 6. Science  Blogging  
  7. 7. Science  Blogging  
  8. 8. SIM  or  not?   •  Conten4ous?   •  Challenges  received  wisdom?   •  Breaks  with  past  prac4ce?   •  Is  poli4cal?   •  Involves  organised  collec4ve  ac4on  and   coordina4on?   •  Enrols  others?  
  9. 9. Ongoing  Research   •  2nd  year  DPhil  @  Oxford  Internet  Ins4tute   •  Thesis  on  e-­‐Research  in  the  Life  Sciences,  specifically   inves4ga4ng  the  use  of  online  tools.   •  What  are  the  consequences  of  the  use  of  these  tools  for   various  aspects  of  research,  including  the  roles  of  scien4sts,   collabora4on  prac4ces,  openness,  communica4on   prac4ces,  the  roles  of  gatekeeper  ins4tu4ons,  scien4fic   career  status  and  rewards,  and  science  in  the  media  and   public  sphere.   •  Collec4ng  interview  data  from  life  scien4sts  involved  in   using  online  tools  and  their  colleagues.   •  Par4cipants  extremely  open  and  posi4ve  
  10. 10. Thank  you.     Lucy  Power   Doctor  of  Philosophy  (DPhil)  Candidate   Oxford  Internet  Ins4tute,  University  of  Oxford   Supervised  by  Dr  Ralph  Schroeder  and  Dr  Eric  M.  Meyer   lucy.power@oii.ox.ac.uk  

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