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Issue 01, march 2010. Special issue

editorialUsers and peers. From citizen science to P2P science
Alessandro Delfanti

This introduction presents the essays belonging to the JCOM special issue on User-led and peer-to-peer science. It also draws a first map of the main ...

articleChanging the meaning of peer-to-peer? Exploring online comment spaces as sites of negotiated expertise
Marie-Claire Shanahan

This study examines the nature of peer-to-peer interactions in public online comment spaces. From a theoretical perspective of boundary-work and ...

articleScience blogs and public engagement with science: practices, challenges, and opportunities
Inna Kouper

Digital information and communication technologies (ICTs) are novelty tools that can be used to facilitate broader involvement of citizens in ...

articleThe public production and sharing of medical information. An Australian perspective
Henry C.H. Ko

There is a wealth of medical information now available to the public through various sources that are not necessarily controlled by medical ...

articleSocial network science: pedagogy, dialogue, deliberation
Richard Watermeyer

The online world constitutes an ever-expanding store and incubator for scientific information. It is also a social space where forms of ...

articleOpen science: policy implications for the evolving phenomenon of user-led scientific innovation
Victoria Stodden

From contributions of astronomy data and DNA sequences to disease treatment research, scientific activity by non-scientists is a real and emergent ...

articleGoogling your genes: personal genomics and the discourse of citizen bioscience in the network age
Marina Levina

In this essay, I argue that the rise of personal genomics is technologically, economically, and most importantly, discursively tied to the rise of network ...

commentSpecial issue on peer-to-peer and user-led science: invited comments
Alessandro Delfanti

In this commentary, we collected three essays from authors coming from different perspectives. They analyse the problem of power, participation and ...

reviewThe unsustainable Makers
Adam Arvidsson

C. Doctorow, The Makers, Tor books (2009)