Web Science Trust


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Untangling the Web

UTW seeks to open up the fascinating and extremely timely discipline of Web Science to the lay listener in the form of conversations between expert researchers across the field. Noshir Contractor will be your host as he interviews friends, colleagues and industry figures to talk about how Web Science has become one of the most important lenses through which we can view modern society.

About UTW

Untangling the Web deals with the fascinating process of how the web is shaping society even as society shapes the web. We speak to leading thinkers in this area and discuss the key challenges in the space and approaches to developing and ethically exploiting a science of the Web


Noshir Contractor

Noshir Contractor

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Science from the beginning

In this episode, we talk with Dame Wendy Hall, who was involved with creating the very field of web science. Wendy was a Founding Director of the Web Science Research Initiative, is the Managing director of the Web Science Trust, and became a Dame Commander of the British Empire in 2009. She explains some of her contributions to the field, as well as offers a perspective of how web science is changing under geopolitical forces, the pandemic, and more. Going beyond all this, she also dives into many of the ethical questions and challenges that web science posits.

Season 1, Episode 3    |    26min

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