A Question of Vision

I was trying to catch up on my reading this morning, and I came to a post on Derek’s Blog about a new National Science Foundation publication entitled Cyberinfrastructure Vision for 21st Century Discovery, which is available for download here. It is a 64-page document, and I have just started reading it, but I was immediately struck by a statement from Dr. Arden L. Bement, Jr., Director of National Science Foundation. He said:

At the heart of the cyberinfrastructure vision is the development of a cultural community that supports peer-to-peer collaboration and new modes of education based upon broad and open access to leadership computing; data and information resources; online instruments and observatories; and visualization and collaboration services. Cyberinfrastructure enables distributed knowledge communities that collaborate and communicate across disciplines, distances and cultures. These research and education communities extend beyond traditional brick-and-mortar facilities, becoming virtual organizations that transcend geographic and institutional boundaries. This vision is new, exciting and bold.

It is, indeed.


2 thoughts on “A Question of Vision

  1. For the past six years, I have worked in a Biology-based learning community, and this document looks like something that my colleagues will find very useful. Thanks for posting it.

  2. hi, i didn’t exactely know where to leave a comment πŸ˜› i hope this is right.
    anyway, thank you for your comment, that sounds very interesting, my mum and i are going to travel around the world and go to all the places we would like to see, one day (we have a list :P.) and that place is definatly going on the list πŸ™‚
    yours sencerily bree!

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