“This book is full of gems…lessons from internet experiments in collective intelligence with deep thought about how they apply to the future of what Nielsen calls Networked Science…Highly recommended ” — Tim O’Reilly, founder and CEO of O’Reilly Media
For the past few months, the Mozilla Science Lab has experimented with hosting social media book club chats, events where we pre-read a text and then host a threaded conversation on Twitter about our experience and perspective on the chosen text.
In February, we read Dear Data by Giorgia Lupi and Stefanie Posavec, and further discussed art/science fusion projections in our Community Call (February 16th). In April, we read The Leap by Ulrich Boser and benefited from amazing conversation with our fellows/staff, the authors, and the broader community in the wake of our Community Call (April 13th) on trust in open science. Our upcoming Community Call (June 8th) is themed around reproducibility, experimental design in open science and principles of data refuge/reuse, and in April we started planning a book club to match those themes. Last week, we crowdsourced suggestions for a complementary book club read with our community on Twitter!
With record participations (87 votes, yay!), the poll results are in, and for our book club in June (6/19/17, 12pm ET), we’ll be reading Reinventing Discovery: The New Era of Networked Science by Michael Nielsen!
In Reinventing Discovery, Nielsen delves into the profound change that access to technology and the internet instigates in research and scientific progress. At the Mozilla Science Lab, this theme is dear to our mission: leveraging the internet to build open networked intelligence in the research sciences. With our iheartopendata campaign, Mozilla Fellowships, Study Groups, projects, events, and mini-grants programs, we hope to continue to bolster open science on the web, and this month’s book underlines some of our motivations and seems to be popular with our growing community! Our objectives at the Mozilla Science Lab mirror this month’s Community Call theme of building community around reproducibility, fueled by transparent networks throughout research domains on the internet. Likewise, Reinventing Discovery provides some great context for open science work, coupled with compelling anecdotes from scientific and technology domains.
We welcome our community to invest in the book, download the free audio book, access the pdf version, or peruse the reviews and response articles catalogued below to join us in our Tweet Chat on June 19th! We hope to host a fruitful discussion on how reproducibility and open science transform research practice!
Want to learn more about the book? Read the following pieces to study up before our tweet chat!
- Reinventing Discovery – Website and Ch. 1 PDF for download!
- Book Review: Reinventing Discovery (PLOS)
- Book Review: Reinventing Discovery (Scientific American)
- Abstract – from the author’s site
- Reinventing Discovery Overview – notes and structure on Wikipedia
- Community Reviews – GoodReads reviews for Reinventing Discovery
- A 100 Million Books – just for fun, a browser tab override tool to inspire your reading list with new abstracts
- How do Twitter book clubs work? by Kirstie Whitaker
When: Monday, June 19th, 9am PT/12pm ET/5pm UTC
What: Tweet Book Chat: Reinventing Discovery
Where: Twitter, @MozillaScience #mozreads
Have another book to share with the community? Fill out our book suggestion survey to submit a recommended read of your own: https://mzl.la/mozBookClub . Quick reminder that if your suggestion is excellent, we may send you a book.