Presentation on theme: "1 The Perspective From A Research User Beyond Email - Strategies For Collaborative Working In The 21st Century Weetwood Hall, University of Leeds 22nd."— Presentation transcript:
1 The Perspective From A Research User Beyond Email - Strategies For Collaborative Working In The 21st Century Weetwood Hall, University of Leeds 22nd November 2004 Paul Shabajee (ILRT, University of Bristol)
2 Overview 1.ILRT and IRC 2.WWW2003 & BlogTalk2003 3.Colston Symposium Live Blogging & IRC 4.IUGO Project 5.Questions
3 IRC & ILRT IRC (Internet Relay Chat) Real-time Internet-based text chat system (~1988) Users use a piece of software called an IRC client to join and take part in discussion channels. ILRT – Open Channel Online & Telecon Meetings Generally in multiple… Screen Dump of mIRC client with two channels openmIRC
4 IRC at WWW2003 At WWW2003 (Wireless & IRC) As presenters talked: Looked up quotes/projects/refs Posted relevant links to the channel Listened in on other parallel sessions Discussed contributions (politely) Talked to people back home Had one to one chats Reactions to this? Image from http://www.hebig.com/blogtalk/http://www.hebig.com/blogtalk/ IRC Log from WWW2003 (http://www2003.xmlhack.com/)http://www2003.xmlhack.com/)
6 IRC Bot to Blog IRC channel captured as an blog Using Daily Chump Bot http://usefulinc.com/chump/ http://usefulinc.com/chump/ The IRC channel has a bot (Software Robot) called dc_www2003 It appears as a user in the channel list. It monitors the entries into the channel and when it gets commands it understands it adds text to a chump blog page e.g. If a raw URL is typed into the channel it will add it to the chump blog page and titles and notes can be added
7 ChumpBot Blog at WWW2003 More sophisticated Bots e.g. Zakim of W3C (http://www.w3.org/2001/12/zakim-irc-bot.html)http://www.w3.org/2001/12/zakim-irc-bot.html
8 "I can say sincerely that it was not a pleasure [It is] a particular kind of stress when you are not really afraid of what you say or who you are but much more of what they are going to write about you." (Maria Milonas)Maria Milonas I understand Marias concern about the presenter but… maybe it's just a matter of adjustment. Personally, I had no problem with it. Although maybe the people I fondly imagined were real-time blogging my talk were catching up on their email. Or playing Quake (Steve Cayzer)Steve Cayzer Blogging Example? In real time & with blogging software. At the same time as WWW2003 At BlogTalk 2003. Live Blogging of the presentations Images from http://www.hebig.com/blogtalk/http://www.hebig.com/blogtalk/
9 Article Shabajee, P. (2003) 'Hot' or Not? Welcome to real-time peer review, Times Higher Education Supplement (London), 01 August 2003, pp. 20-21.
10 Colston Symposium 2004 Colston Symposium 2004 Web site: http://www.ilrt.bris.ac.uk/news/conferences/colston2004/http://www.ilrt.bris.ac.uk/news/conferences/colston2004/ Gilly Salmon and washing machine From Libby Miller (mobile) Dr Bonnie Nardi at Colston symposium From Libby Miller (mobile) Posted by robot at 10:52 AM10:52 AM Posted by robot at 03:50 PM03:50 PM Projected IRC & Blog during the presentations (Pictures Mo Blogged from her phone by Libby Miller)
11 IUGO Project JISC VRE Project System to… provide a means for the integration and identification of content [from across the web] related to conferences, sessions and individual conference presentations e.g. papers, presentations, blog entries, images, irc logs, etc. and make that available via… … via a portal (portlet) interface website …searchable based on multiple criteria (e.g. topic, dates, projects, people, etc.) … altering services… Work packages are mostly non-technical in nature.
12 So… Virtual communities… use what ever tools are around… at ILRT and many other places people use IRC, IM, Blogs, Wiki, tele & video conferencing, etc. as it feels appropriate It is a day to day thing Different tools supports different kinds of one to one, one to many and many to many interactions in different contexts Wireless access can add new dimensions… esp. as more and more access points are placed in public spaces – regularly get people on IRC from cafés and airports. Many tools and systems are free :-) … but you need time to play