Symphonic Social Science and Web Science

For this episode, (20 min. long) we talk with Susan Halford, Professor of Sociology and Co-Director of the Institute for Digital Futures at the University of Bristol in the UK. Susan has been at the forefront of championing a deeper engagement between social scientists and computer scientists in addressing questions confronting Web Science. Susan explains why this partnership is so important in advancing not only the future of the Web but also the future of society. She discusses her efforts to develop methods that leverage the new and emerging forms of data as well as her efforts at developing curricula to train the first generation of interdisciplinary Web Science scholars and practitioners.