Pawan Sinha details his groundbreaking research into how the brain's visual system develops. Sinha and his team provide free vision-restoring treatment to children born blind, and then study how their brains learn to interpret visual data. The work offers insights into neuroscience, engineering and even autism.
The notion of allowing access to your website content and data via API's and other machine readable means is well embedded in geek circles.
This presentation aims to look at the non-technical reasons why these approaches are a good idea, arguing that it is time for Machine Readable Data (MRD) approaches to be better communicated to content owners, budget holders and other non-technical stakeholders.
Critics will tell you that with all of your clicking and linking, your blogging and tweeting, you're fragmenting not only text, but yourself. And yet the work of breaking literature into pieces and stitching it together again was a germinal practice of the modern literary consciousness—one belied by the commodity book and consumerist reading, which are quite late projections.
C. Concordia, S. Gradmann, and S. Siebinga. (June 2009)Paper for the Meeting: 193. Information Technology
at the "World Library and Information Congress: 75th IFLA General Conference and Council 23-27 August 2009, Milan, Italy
Date submitted: 03/06/2009.