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Nuts & Bolts of Research Day 1
(aka Methods Conference)
Prof Robert Spicer, Prof Simon Buckingham Shum

This event took place on 22nd March 2011 at 10:15am (10:15 GMT)

10.15 – 11.15 Bob Spicer Professor of Earth Sciences, the Open University, and Visiting Professor, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing.
Leaves in Hyperspace - Nature's Meteorologists
This is the story of the development of a new climate proxy that can be used to document past climate change and evaluate the climate models used to predict our future. It tells how the architecture of leaves can be numerically described and correlated with climate to allow us to quantify ancient temperature and moisture regimes.

13.15-14.15 Simon Buckingham Shum
Senior lecturer at the Open University's Knowledge Media Institute, where he is also Associate Director (Technology), and leads the Hypermedia Discourse Group Research as Hypermedia Narrative

In this talk I will introduce the work of the Hypermedia Discourse Group at the Knowledge Media Institute, which is focusing on how software tools may shape the future of scholarship. Our particular interest is in how new forms of narrative can emerge through the use of hypertext tools that treat ideas, problems and arguments as coherent networks of nodes

Select from replays below:
10:15 am Professor Bob Spicer
1:15 pm Simon Buckingham Shum

The webcast was open to 200 users