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’ of human-machine networks, but it is during a workshop such as the recent, excellent, discussions in Oxford that bring to the fore the question of ‘why’. We are apt to think of the machines in the network as the important feature… Read More

Image provided by 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, we have identified a number of key challenges for human-machine networks (HMNs) – including motivation, collaboration, innovation and issues relating to trust – and explored design options to support them [1], as well as developing roadmaps across different domains [2,3]. But… Read More

On 21st of March, we held the HUMANE Intentional Workshop in Oxford. We had some 50+ participants from across different sectors; academia, industry, and public sectors, as well as technicians and freelancers. Among different events and workshops that I have attended in the recent years, I can easily say that our workshop was unique in terms of the wide range of topics, speakers, and attendees. We started the day with a great keynote by David De… Read More