Presentations

Alyssa Goodman: Seamless Astronomy, Sea Monsters, and the Milky Way (Innovation and Digital Scholarship Lecture Series), at Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, UK, Thursday, February 21, 2013

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Abstract: Most astronomy researchers use online travel tools like Kayak and Expedia, yet they don't expect such integrative services in their research. Instead, they use "...

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Alyssa Goodman: Seamless Astronomy (+the Loch Ness Monster), at .Astronomy4, Heidelberg, Germany, Wednesday, July 11, 2012:

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Alyssa Goodman's Keynote talk from the .Astronomy4 meeting held July 2012 at the Haus der Astronomie  and the IWH Centerin Heidelberg.

The talk begins with a quick overview of the Seamless Astronomy group's work, much of which was discussed (by Tom Robitaille, Michelle Borkin, Gus Muench, Alberto Pepe & Christopher Beaumont) during talks and unconferences at the meeting.

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Gus Muench: The Astronomy Dataverse: enabling astronomer data publishing, at .Astronomy4, Heidelberg, Germany, Monday, July 9, 2012:

This is a presentation describing the "Astronomy Dataverse," which is a platform for digital sharing and preservation of the data objects related to an astronomer's research.

The presentation first describes the typical problems that occur with data embedded in papers. It repeats these points by laying out the lifecycle of such data objects as research progresses through the typical literature publication process. After these examples it describes the ways in the Dataverse Network software platform...

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Alyssa Goodman: Seamless Astronomy, at LIDA 2012, Zadar, Croatia, Wednesday, June 20, 2012:

Libraries in the Digital Age (LIDA) is a biennial international conference that focuses on the challenging and rapidly transforming nature of libraries and information systems and services.

Alyssa Goodman gave this keynote talk describing the overall vision, plans, and ongoing work of the "Seamless Astronomy" group based at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.

Alyssa Goodman: An Alternate Universe of Learning, Through the Eyes of WorldWide Telescope , at New Media Consortium Summer Conference, Cambridge, MA, Thursday, June 14, 2012
NMC Summer Conference, 2012

Five Minutes of Fame Wrap up

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Alyssa Goodman demonstrates the WorldWide Telescope program live, showing how it offers a gorgeous "Universe Information System" to its user (please see TED talk link below for a glimpse of the program).  She brought along a Microsoft Kinect controller and an XBox game controller, to demonstrate alternatives to the mouse/keyboard model for controlling the program.  At one point, she "swam" through the Universe, using the Kinect (see demo link below).  
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