Image based on artwork from MaxPixel (CC0 Public Domain) The sharing economy has seen much interest as an alternative to traditional models for ownership and consumption of products and services. From...

What do networks of humans and machines actually do? We expend a lot of time and energy, especially in a project like HUMANE, trying to understand the ‘what’ and the ‘how’...

Image provided by PresenterMedia.com Over the course of the HUMANE project, we have developed a typology based on individual dimensions across four analytical layers including networks, behaviours, actors and interactions. Further,...

Three solutions: increased automation, social ties, and extended use of common systems Crisis management systems (CMS) are human-machine networks consisting of a diversity of actors working together towards achieving the common...

The introduction of new technology causes concern for the future of work. What is the role of humans in a work life in which an increasing number of tasks are conducted...

In an excellent cross-cultural study on Wikipedia edit/revert behaviours [1], Tsvetkova and her colleagues argue among other things for a mediating effect of culture in accounting for different dominance patterns to the...

Are users always worried about their data? One consequence of the Wanless report is a need for more distributed healthcare. This means that an ageing and expanding patient population can be...

What does HUMANE profiling tell us about data protection?  Back in 1995, the European Parliament issued the Directive for data protection, which by 1998 had passed into national law in the...