Went to see it at the Folger today. Recommended.
Groundbreaking. A glimpse of the 21st century scholarly information landscape.
From the New York Times:
Ben Shneiderman, a professor at the University of Maryland, said Web science was a promising idea. “Computer science is at a turning point, and it has to go beyond algorithms and understand the social dynamics of issues like trust, responsibility, empathy and privacy in this vast networked space,” Professor Shneiderman said. “The technologists and companies that understand those issues will be far more likely to succeed in expanding their markets and enlarging their audiences.”
Now this is the kind of thing I like. On Purpose is a new undergraduate-run blog at University of Maryland “engaging with issues surrounding the significance of the arts and humanities in the university and in the culture at large.” There are already some thought provoking entries there. Strikes me as a good model for projects that can happen elsewhere.