Monday, August 20, 2007

Here's an item from the Institute for the Future of the Book on SciVee, originally posted at slashdot.

SciVee site

Anyone who has watched Web 2.0...The Machine is Us/ing Us knows how effective a web video version of an academic paper can be.

One of the frustrations of a typical conference is having to choose between two equally interesting sessions because the times conflict. Sure, you can ask for a copy to read later, but you miss the presentation. This medium could reduce that frustration and help people who missed the conference presentation to read the paper and have a sense of the presenter's style. If it were artfully done it might become a preferred mode of presentation.