November 17, 2015

Lecture on Open Science, November 18!

I am presenting a lecture to the Webmasters Workshop series at UIUC tomorrow, November 18th. The title is "The Role of Web 2.0 Tools and Digital Practice in Doing Open Science". Physical location will be in the GSLIS Building, room 126 (501 E. Daniel). Virtual location (slideshow) is here. Virtual co-location (archived video) can be found here.

Please come if you are able! Here are some screenshots and takeaways from the presentation.

November 14, 2015

The Pace of Paper Construction

I recently found this graph amngst my files, having done this about a year ago to gauge the revisions of two papers [1, 2] published by myself and co-authors in 2014. The plotted function represents the number of words at a certain timepoint (draft completed every month). The plateaus represent a lack of development during that period.

[1] RED: Alicea, B.   Animal-oriented Virtual Environments: illusion, dilation, and discovery. F1000 Research, 3:202. doi: 10.12688/f1000research.3557.1 (2014).​

[2] BLUE: Alicea, B. and Gordon, R.   Toy Models for Macroevolutionary Patterns and Trends. Biosystems, 122, 25-37 (2014). Special Issue: Patterns of Evolution.

November 2, 2015

George Boole: 11001000

Today's Google Doodle is a real Boole Doodle, centuries of two. Said three times fast, of course. Here are blogposts by Stephen Wolfram and Mike James at I Programmer with more on its broader significance. The why of the blogpost title can be found here.