• "Thus began the first scientific conference held in Azeroth, the online universe inhabited by millions of people playing World of Warcraft. Anyone who has been part of a conference's organizing committee knows that some glitches and mishaps are just unavoidable. And as usual, the problems that actually did occur were unforeseen. It was a success nonetheless. By the end of the third day, a real scientific exchange took place, I married one of the conference participants, and within an hour of the wedding, we were all dead."
  • My bookmark folders are Fun Fair carnivals filled with exciting rides that I have ridden once. My reasons why can be explained by using the carnival ride analogy.
  • Cyber-mashups of very large data sets let users explore, analyze, and comprehend the science behind the information being streamed.
  • Felix Reed-Tsochas is James Martin Lecturer in Complex Systems at the James Martin Institute, and a Fellow of Green Templeton College…. Felix's academic background and training is in theoretical condensed matter physics, and his research focuses on developing an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the dynamic and functional properties of complex networks in different contexts…. [His] current research interests include understanding the dynamic properties of large-scale collaboration and manufacturing networks, analysing structural similarities between inter-firm and ecological networks, developing generative network models based on co-operative mechanisms, modelling the diffusion of innovations in online social networks, and developing a framework for addressing the interaction between technological change and social behaviour. A longer-term objective that links many of these individual projects is to develop a more dynamic conception of network robustness and resilience.