A Bookcast with Dr. Tobias Blanke!

We are really excited to promote Dr. Tobias Blanke’s (our primary investigator) new book: Digital Asset Ecosystems: Rethinking Crowds and Clouds. The book looks to the future of digital asset management, focussing on the next generation web; includes up-to date developments in the field, crowd sourcing, and cloud service; and details case studies to demonstrate how generic requirements are met in particular cases.

For Blanke, digital asset management is undergoing a fundamental transformation. Near universal availability of high-quality web-based assets makes it important to pay attention to the new world of digital ecosystems and what it means for managing, using and publishing digital assets. The Ecosystem of Digital Assets reflects on these developments and what the emerging ‘web of things’ could mean for digital assets. The book is structured into three parts, each covering an important aspect of digital assets. Part one introduces the emerging ecosystems of digital assets. Part two examines digital asset management in a networked environment. The third part covers media ecosystems.

To find out more, watch this bookcast featured on the Big Data and Society Blog, where Blanke is interviewed by our Research Associate, Dr. Jennifer Pybus!

Greetings from Mark Coté

Today marks my overdue introduction to this blog. My name is Mark Coté and I an the Co-Investigator of our AHRC-funded ‘Our Data Ourselves’ research project. I am also Programme Director of the MA in Digital Culture and Society at King’s College London, where we are also undertaking our research. Along with our Principal Investigator Tobias Blanke, and Research Associates Jennifer Pybus and Giles Greenway, we will be posting updates on our research as well as related reflections. We are always interested in the ideas and research of others and hope this can also function dialogically. So please if you are interested or provoked by what you read, please do let us know. Thanks.