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KMi researchers develop worlds first COVID-19 digital immunity passport

KMi researchers have created the world’s first digital application to certify COVID-19 immunity test results. The Open Blockchain Team, led by Professor John Domingue, have developed a prototype mobile phone app that enables instant verification of tamper-proof coronavirus test results and vaccination certificates. Speaking on the new mobile phone app Professor John Domingue, Director of the…

KMi, the first 25 years

At the 25th Anniversary KMi Festival we invited staff from across the OU campus to come and find out how our latest knowledge and media technologies are impacting education, science, and cities.  The Festival attendees included Lady Kitty Chisholm, one of the three founders of KMi, the STEM Executive Dean, Nick Braithwaite, and the new…

Video MSG=IM+7*Opens (Source, Loc, … )

MSG, the AJAX incarnation of BuddySpace Instant Messenger, this week adds video chat to round out its unique "Seven Opens" philosophy: Open Source code, Open University integration with the OpenLearn environment, OpenFire’s Jabber/XMPP server, Open Registration for all, Open Location to mashup with Google Maps, Open Embedding to encourage widget placement elsewhere, and now Open…

DYNIQX Rocqx! (where Google can’t reach)

KMi has completed the first test phase of DYNIQX, an innovative search tool that pools results from multiple search engines, including academic repository sites that Google does not index. Unlike earlier ‘meta-search’ engines, DYNIQX uses a dynamic interface to add and remove results in real time as the user ‘tunes’ the query, thereby making the…

Jerzy ‘Jez’ Grzeda, 1965-2007

"I refuse to put my life on hold while I wait for somebody else ‘to make me whole’." That quote, from an article written by Jez in 2000 about his high seas sailing adventures [linked below], is typical of the dynamo who served as KMi Business Manager from the opening of KMi in 1995 until…

Havana, Stallman, Software Libre, !

Hey, it’s not Comdex… but the joint is seriously jumpin’… I’m in Havana at Informataca 2007, the biggest hi-tech gig to hit this town in, well, ever. It’s a meta-conference – 15 major conferences all taking place at once (list below), huge exhibitss, tons of delegates from around the world, and some interesting- looking gigs….

KMi Road Show at OpenLearn Launch

Today sees the official launch of the Open University’s ambitious OpenLearn, and KMi will be there in force at the kick-off to showcase the experimental LabSpace featuring core KMi technologies. OpenLearn was formally announced this week, and sees the Open University take centre stage as one of the world’s biggest players in Open Educational Resources…

MSG to launch at ESWC06

KMi&#39s experimental minimalist messenger, MSG, is ready for its first deployment at the forthcoming European Semantic Web Conference. Although the conference itself is a bigger story in its own right, MSG represents a new path for KMi presence and social software research. In addition to being the first external deployment of our new AJAX Jabber…

BuddySpace 2.6 Bonanza

KMi&#39s “Instant Messenger with maps and attitude”, BuddySpace, was made available in version 2.6 today. The latest version, which includes Chris Denham&#39s extensions to Jiri Komzak&#39s core client, boasts three main extensions: 1. Simlink, a tool that allows creation of &#39shared plugins&#39 for use in group chat, yielding in effect &#39bandwidth-friendly screen-sharing&#39. 2. BuddyFinder, a…

BuddySpace Web Client!

KMi&#39s popular Instant-Messaging-Meets-Maps service, BuddySpace, has been simplified with the launch of a new &#39Web Client&#39 interface. The new interface requires no downloads, no installations, and not even a modern browser or speedy internet connection. The idea is to &#39run anywhere&#39, &#39by anyone&#39, &#39using any computer&#39 with &#39any installed software base&#39 (within reason, naturally). The…


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