Monthly Archives: May 2013

How ‘open’ is open science?

Open science¬†is the term given to “the movement to make scientific research, data and dissemination accessible to all levels of an inquiring society, amateur or professional. It encompasses practices such as publishing open research,¬†campaigning for open access, encouraging scientists to … Continue reading

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Participation is no longer a choice

Participation is vital in establishing and maintaining social organisation. Today, people engage with self-determining forms of participation, thanks to the breakdown in physical boundaries through globalisation, as well as technological advancements. These changes have now fostered distributed participation, as dispersed … Continue reading

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Media and Politics- The Three Way Street

Throughout history, the media and government have held a tangible relationship and will continue to have an effect on the way each institution carries out their daily function in society. Both institutions rely on ‘framing’ events and issues so only … Continue reading

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