Monday 11 February 2013 – Daniel J Weitzner, Director, Decentralized Information Group Massachusetts Institute of Technology gave a Distinguished Lecture at Southampton University, the video from the event can now be viewed here Distinguished Lecture Video .
Health Web Science was in the spotlight at Horizon Scotland near Inverness over the 17-18th September at the Health, Wealth, Innovation conference organised jointly by CFAL Scotland, the World Health Organisation and the University of the Highlands and Islands.
This international conference was had the primary theme of Health, Wealth, Innovation and was an exclusive gathering of healthcare leaders from UK, Africa and Asia to network, learn and innovate about how new web technologies could address the challenges of a rapidly growing and ageing world population.
Elizabeth Brooks and Grant Cummings (who also organised the Health Web Science workshop at websci12) presented an enthusiastic view of how web scientists could contribute to the development of public health applications.
In an article about the newly announced Digital Advisory Board of experts to advise and support the Government Digital Service, Board Member Helen Margetts said “we need to make sure that interacting with the government is easy to do”.
Slate reports on a controversial pre-crime screening programme being developed by the US Department of Homeland Security. It refers to and quotes from an article by OII student Alexander Furnes in The Atlantic arguing that it will never work.