Archer L. Batcheller

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When scientists from two or more disciplines work together on related problems, they often face what we call 'science friction'. As science becomes more data-driven, collaborative, and interdisciplinary, demand increases for interoperability among data, tools, and services. Metadata--usually viewed simply as 'data about data', describing objects such as(More)
Video connections can establish a media space in which games may be played, just as people play games while collocated. Experiments with participants playing the game 'Mafia' indicate that people in a video condition have similar levels of satisfaction, fun, and frustration, to those that play while collocated. This finding holds for both those with prior(More)
Although much digital divide research focuses on access to technology, another cause of the divide is the lack of information awareness that we call information asymmetry. Information asymmetry often stems from inadequate information sharing and can result in negative consequences for both the information poor and the information rich. Information asymmetry(More)
Access to high volumes of digital data offer researchers in all disciplines the possibility to ask new kinds of questions using computational methods. Burgeoning digital data collections, however, challenge established data management and analysis methods. Data management is a multi-pronged institutionalized effort, spanning technology, policies, metadata,(More)
Basic education has been listed as a priority of development efforts in poor regions around the world [1]. Distance learning has significant potential for enhancing basic education, and the benefits of information and computer technology can provide an efficient means for deploying a distance learning system. Such a system, dubbed the “Digital StudyHall,”(More)
The use of silicone as an actuator that could serve as an artificial muscle to power underwater vehicles was analyzed. Muscles have attributes that are highly desirable for use in biomimetic underwater robots mimicking fish. They allow a more elegant design, optimized to move in the best way to produce thrust. Current artificial muscles are often(More)
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