Flowing Data

May 17, 2017 / 0 comments

A data visuaisation website with tutorials and information on how to create good statistical data: My name is Nathan Yau, and I’ve been running this place since 2007. I have a PhD in statistics from the University of California, Los Angeles, and I have a background in programming and information design. I’ve written two best-selling…

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SENSOR TAPE: 3D AWARE SENSOR NETWORK ON A ROLE OF TAPE

February 28, 2016 / 0 comments

Developed by the team at MIT Media Lab’s Responsive Environments group including Artem Dementyev, Cindy Hsin-Liu Kao and Joe Paradiso, SensorTape is a sensor network in a form factor of a tape that allows users to create large sensor networks. The ‘tape’ is composed of interconnected and programmable sensor nodes on a flexible electronics sub- strate. Each node can sense…

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GRAPHS AND QUOTES FROM THE BIG RETHINK

February 25, 2016 / 0 comments

Part 2: Farewell to modernism − and modernity too Here she contrasts three paradigms − or as she prefers, ‘cultural ecologies’ − Modernity, Deconstructionist Postmodernism (the transitory, hyper-relativist mode of thought usually referred to as Postmodernism) and Ecological Postmodernism, which she implies is the emerging long-term successor to modernity. Her vision of Ecological Postmodernism is…

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SMARTPHONE’S AS EXTENSIONS OF OURSELVES

February 21, 2016 / 0 comments

Apple’s recent refusal to abide by a court order to unlock the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone has brought to the public’s attention an argument over cybersecurity and encryption that has been raging throughout the tech world for years. On the surface, that argument has a particular and recognizable ethical character. But further down, it is…

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THE INTERNET SLEEPS AT NIGHT

February 5, 2016 / 0 comments

In much of the world, the internet regularly goes to sleep. What this means is that for web surfers in Asia and and Africa and South America, their internet connections get switched off at night. Internet cafes shut down, and so do home routers. “One of the strongest correlations we found is the poorer your…

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WILLIAM MITCHELL – CONNECTED CITY

February 5, 2016 / 0 comments

A conversation with the MIT Professor and Director of the Media Lab’s Smart Cities Group.

COMPUTERS WATCHING MOVIES

February 5, 2016 / 0 comments

“When we think about machine vision, we usually think about it in a human context. We build systems that can recognize faces in our photographs or count the number of cars in a traffic jam. Rare is the computer that’s watching on its own terms. That got artist Ben Grosser wondering: Why not let a…

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WIKIGALAXY: EXPLORE WIKIPEDIA IN 3D

February 5, 2016 / 0 comments

Explore wikipedia in a 3d visualised galaxy, each page of information becoming a node in a vast web of interconnected bits. LINK-LINK-LINK EXPLORE THE WIKI GALAXY LINK-LINK-LINK

THE FOUR HORSEMEN

February 5, 2016 / 0 comments

Many factors come into play when you want to win a horserace. Next to the fastest horse, there’s a need for the best team, perfect daily condition, an extraordinary rider and sometimes also a big bunch of luck. Passionate trademark analyst and L2 founder Scott Galloway will calling out for us the rates of Amazon,…

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