All the best ideas start with a good lunch, and so it is with this one. Some time ago, my colleagues Jacky MacBeath, Rachel Hosker, Melissa Highton and I were mulling over lunch in the Art College cafe as to what we might do to … Continue reading Making an exhibition – thankfully not of oneself
Today I took part in a hybrid conversation organised as part of the Wikimania conference in Cape Town. It was an extension of the Towards Openness work that Christian Friedrich and others have been involved in and which I have admired from the sidelines until … Continue reading Towards Open-ish?
Yesterday, as anyone who saw my demented tweeting will know, I took part in the Edinburgh Processions march. Processions celebrates 100 years of female suffrage (though 1918 only extended suffrage to women over 30 who had property). On Sunday 10th of June, women and girls … Continue reading Processing
Last Friday I led a Lost Literary Edinburgh Wikipedia editathon as part of the Being Human Festival. It focused on forgotten women authors that have been surfaced again through the enormous text mining activity that underpins the LitLong project. “…might there be other voices to … Continue reading After the Wiki rush
This post was also posted on the Association for Learning Technologists blog. This year was my fourth trip to MozFest – the annual global gathering of the Mozilla Foundation. The event has been held in Ravensbourne College in London for the last 7 years and … Continue reading MozFest Reflections
Today is Ada Lovelace Day and this has become a firm fixture in our calendar at the University of Edinburgh. It is one of our flagship Wikipedia editathon events, and this year we partnered with the School of Chemistry and took the event on the … Continue reading Wikipedia is a very lovely place to be
Answer (1): Barium (boom-boom!) Answer (2): Write their story on Wikipedia, especially if they were female.* One of the best bits of my job is working with Ewan McAndrew, our excellent Wikimedian in Residence. Our Ada Lovelace Day and Innovative Learning Week editathons back in … Continue reading What do you do with a dead chemist?