Trees and branches
January 22, 2009 10:30 PM Subscribe
posted by jokeefe (26 comments total)
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is a project by Richard Price
, who recently completed a Ph.D at Oxford on the philosophy of perception. In collaboration with a team of people from Stanford and Cambridge, he's launched this website, which "shows academics around the world structured in a 'tree' format, displayed according to their departmental and institutional affiliations" and "enables academics to see news on the latest research in their area - the latest people, papers and talks".
It's a bit like Facebook for academics, with the bonus that members can upload papers for reading or downloading. In Price's words: "We are hoping that Academia.edu will eventually list every academic in the world -- faculty members, post-docs, graduate students, and independent researchers. Academics can add their departments, and themselves, to the tree by clicking on the boxes."