Archive for ‘Information’

November 20, 2013

Thing 14: Zotero / Mendeley / CiteULike

Zotero and Mendeley

From the video this has a great selling point. It seems to make managing and citing records seem effortless.

In a time where information is so readily available it of course means that a tool that helps with making it easier to manage is essential.

This is something I would use in a personal sense and professional.

For researchers I can see how useful this tool must be. However I know from the library I currently in that it would not be possible to access this resource. Although I can see that the way round that would be for researchers to email the results and add later.

This seems like an effective tool. Will need to give it try.

June 28, 2012

What is information or how the hippies gave raise to the Internet?

I went a talk last night about ‘What is information’ and the speaker presented their current research on the impact of computing and how it has shaped the concept of information. The ideas were pretty far reaching me as I do not have knowledge of computer science and I couldn’t get my head round the technical points. However when the talk started to lead into LSD, the CIA, and hippies this definitely threw up some questions.

How much is our understanding of information integral to a physical object i.e. a book or computer?

Is the message important?

Is the Internet like a psychedelic drug?