This Is Nothing New: Rediscovering the internet Susan Halfpenny, Siobhan Dunlop and Steph Jesper
Since its inception, the world wide web has been a space for the next big thing. But all too often the next big thing actually turns out to be the last big thing in a new hat.
Online content can have permanence, but it can also be fragile - huge parts of the internet have disappeared over the years!
Join us as we explore and reminisce about what the internet has been, and how this helps us build paths forward into the digital future.
This event will take place live on Zoom Webinar. You will receive a link to join a couple of days before the event and a reminder an hour before. During the event, you can ask questions via a Q&A function, but audience cameras and microphones will remain muted throughout.
About the speakers
Susan Halfpenny is Head of Research and Learning Information Services at the University of Aberdeen. She is responsible for the delivery of digital and information skills, open research and subject services within the Library. Susan has led on a range of initiatives to develop staff and students digital capabilities, including the development of skills frameworks, the rollout of training programmes and the creation of digital citizenship and wellbeing MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses). Her interests are digital creativity and the use of digital technologies to transform teaching, research and administrative processes.
Siobhan Dunlop is a Teaching and Learning Advisor within Library, Archives and Learning Services at the University of York, developing and delivering digital skills training for students and staff with a focus on digital creativity and coding. They also work on the ways in which digital technologies impact our lives in the digital society, think about ethics in technology and write poems using code.
Steph Jesper has spent the last umpteen years living in spreadsheets. She’s a qualified Librarian who moonlights in IT, developing and delivering digital skills training for students and staff at the University of York. Prior to that, she’s had fun at a range of educational establishments, and less fun trying to sell records online. Her role model is Maggie Philbin, her favourite Doctor Who serial is The Stones of Blood, her Eurovision Song Contest of choice is 1977 and her preferred Treasure Hunt episode is Birmingham (series 2) - all things she’s been able to re-watch thanks to the Internet.