This project addresses the technology's social aspect, which is often overlooked in many innovations, said Dr John Seely Brown, Visiting Scholar, Annenberg Center at University of Southern California. This helps bring a level of trust to the Internet, he said.
Dr Brown is part of IDMPO's International Review Panel (IRP), which comprises of academics and industry luminaries in the field of new media. The IRP met in Singapore from 1 to 4 September to select the projects, apart from giving their recommendations, the judges felt that the new batch can trump the previous projects.
I was very impressed to see such a progress since our last meeting in 2007, said IRP member Professor Dr Jose Luis Encarnacao, Professor of Computer Science at the Technische Universitat Darmstadt and head of the Interactive Graphics Research Group. The quality of the research is very high and the talent being developed shows a high-level of competence and motivation.
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