Webvistas.org: changing (with) the world wide web - Presentation
Webvistas.org: changing (with) theWorld Wide Web www.webvistas.org–email@example.comOikonomou MichaelZioupos AndreasVentouris AnastasiosPanagiotopoulou KonstantinaPapatsouma IoannaVrogkistinos SpyrosAlexiou Giorgos * Aristotle University of Thessaloniki** University of Macedonia11th Students Spring Symposium, City College Thessaloniki - 18th of May 2012
Web Today• 2 billion people use the Web today• The most social Technology ever developed• No more just a huge system Ecosystem!• Web usage concerns any user personally but influences the whole ecosystem.• Consequently, many issues arise that come over the extent of the analysis of the Web strictly as a technology.
Opportunity• Economic Growth• Personal Development• Intercreativity
Web Science• Many research questions arise that one mere discipline like Computer Science, Sociology or Psychology cannot answer• A new scientific field: Web Science! Aims to understand the Web, engineer its future and ensure its social benefit
Webvistas Community -Introduction• Under the context of Web Science the Webvistas initiative was created• Webvistas community has the vision of an open and free Web alongside with a safer and more inter-creative consciousness of Web users• Founded in Greece, 2011
Webvistas Community -Introduction• Webvistas community uses physical meetings and online tools to enable Webvistas members to collaborate.• Main operations: Knowledge and Discussion (Forum, research projects etc.) Action (events, festivals, workshops, hactivism)• Open Community! Everyone is welcome to participate to the community and contribute for the benefit of the Web, and our living with it.
Vision and Mission• Webvistas members consider that the benefits of the Web usage overcome the threats.• They aim to evolve this usage to a conscious and more creative Web utilization.• Community is working towards the vision of a complementary Web that will be open, free, safe and inter-creative!
Vision and Mission• Community’s mission is that Web Services will be multiplied while its users will capture a viable space of the digital world.• It aims to: identify the true capabilities, opportunities but threats also introduce the study of the Web to all the levels of the education system introduce into the political agenda, the Web as a critical infrastructure for growth
The Members• Anyone can become a member of Webvistas!• This is an open community!• Already counting more than 900 members• Students, Faculty, Parents, Kids, everyone!
The Members• Interaction → Forum Platform and physical meetings!• Participation into projects, working groups, events, hactivism and many other activities.• These activities are mostly members initiatives!
OperationsWebvistas community mainly operates byfocusing in knowledge / discussion and by taking action when possible
Knowledge and Discussion• Main idea: Publish knowledge articles and discuss them by using a forum platform• Eight specific thematic areas: 1. Genesis of the Web 2. Technology of the Web 3. Web today 4. The new functioning of the Web 5. The main issues of the Web 6. The new values of the Web 7. Scientific Study of the Web 8. Web tomorrow
Knowledge and Discussion• Additional topic: Open discussion & Questions from the public. ( Members and Anonymous )• Synergies with faculty from the top Greek Universities. Counting to 5 today.• Significant Scientific Outcome! Mixing and interaction by students of different disciplines.
Actions• Projects• Workshops• Presentations• Games
Actions• Events(Photos from PreFestival - Veroia 2012)
ActionsFestivals!Webfest are the Festivals that deliver ourvision to the Society.Next Webfest: Veroia, 16/09/2012
Conclusions• Vision of an open and free Web alongside with a safer and more inter-creative consciousness of Web users• Knowledge & Discussion• Action• Everyone is welcome to participate!
How to participate!• Everyone is welcome to participate to Webvistas Community!• It is an open community...• Someone can participate: To Forum Or voluntary on projects, events, festivals and all other activities If you wish to participate contact us!