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Transmedia Tuesday: Syfy Wants You to Play their new TV Show, Defiance

Transmedia Tuesday: Syfy Wants You to Play their new TV Show, Defiance | Artificial G. Intelligence | Scoop.it

Chaunton: '“We have video games and we have TV shows, and TV shows based on video games, and video games based on TV shows, but this is not that. It’s all those things.” That's how Geoff Boucher described a new transmedia story that Syfy will be putting out next spring: an aliens-come-to-earth project, called Defiance.'

 


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Social network use and personality

Social network use and personality | Artificial G. Intelligence | Scoop.it

The Internet is a worldwide decentralized network of computers that today has a far-reaching influence and may affect almost all aspects of our existence. In fact, the Internet has integrated so well into people’s lives that, for many, it is very difficult to imagine how they lived without it. One aspect of our daily existence where the Internet has introduced major changes is our social lives (Amichai-Hamburger et al., 2002 and Hamburger and Ben-Artzi, 2000). The Internet is a leading social arena where people can meet others and interact. Social life on the Internet initially comprised social tools, such as chat forums and newsgroups. Today it has developed many additional components, such as blogs, fantasy environments, and social networks (Amichai-Hamburger, 2005; Amichai-Hamburger & Barak, 2009).

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Studies have shown a connection between the individual personality of the user and the way he or she behaves on line. Today many millions of people around the world are connected by being members of various Internet social networks. Ross et al. (2009) studied the connection between the personality of the individual users and their behavior on a social network. They based their study on the self-reports of users of Facebook, one of the most popular social networks, and measured five personality factors using the NEO-PI-R (Costa & McCrae, 1992) questionnaire. They found that while there was a connection between the personalities of surfers and their behavior on Facebook, it was not strong. This study is based on that of Ross et al. (2009), but in our study the self-reports of subjects, were replaced by more objective criteria, measurements of the user-information upload on Facebook. A strong connection was found between personality and Facebook behavior. Implications of the results are discussed.

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datasets | Datamob: Public data put to good use

datasets | Datamob: Public data put to good use | Artificial G. Intelligence | Scoop.it
Datamob: Public data put to good use.
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Datamob aims to show, in a very simple way, how public data sources can be used.

We believe good things happen when governments and public institutions make data available in developer-friendly formats. Things that can help save us from bad government and bad decisions.

We're out to find the good things, and get developers excited about the data.

You can help. Contribute high-quality public data sources and apps. Post a link to the data behind an app. Build an app on top of a data source and post a comment about it.

 

Datamob currently lists 227 data sources, 165 apps and 66 resources, which are categorized by 67 tags. It's sort of like this:

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Datamob currently lists 227 data sources, 165 apps and 66 resources, which are categorized by 67 tags. It's sort of like this:

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How Connectivity Changes Everything | David Amerland

How Connectivity Changes Everything | David Amerland | Artificial G. Intelligence | Scoop.it

In this brand new world of constant information flow our value lies in our ability to help make sense of it all. Whether it’s fiction or non-fiction, books have to do more than simply entertain or inform. They have to empower and transform, meeting real needs and addressing direct concerns in their audience. 

Writers, we used to say, have to also be readers. But now we know that readers who take the time to connect and deeply interact with the writers they like themselves become influencers of the writing process. Writers, these days, need to not just read, but also share and listen. The requirements of the job description have changed somewhat and the end process is not just a book that a writer has wanted to write but one that readers have wanted to read.

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Open-Source Web-Conferencing and Collaboration with Apache OpenMeetings

Open-Source Web-Conferencing and Collaboration with Apache OpenMeetings | Artificial G. Intelligence | Scoop.it

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Open Meetings is an open-source server-based web conferencing and collaboration platform that works on multiple operating systems and which integrates audio and video conferencing, instant messaging, recording, whiteboarding, calendar and groupware facilities.


OpenMeetings requires SUN/Oracle JRE 6.


Free to use. 


Find out more: http://openmeetings.apache.org/ 


Downloads: http://openmeetings.apache.org/downloads.html 


Installation info: http://openmeetings.apache.org/installation.html 


Commercial support: http://openmeetings.apache.org/commercial-support.html 


(HT Ana Cristina Pratas for discovering this gem)







Steve Vaitl's curator insight, September 7, 2013 10:52 AM

May need to try this out?

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Why LinkedIn Became My Favorite Social Network

Why LinkedIn Became My Favorite Social Network | Artificial G. Intelligence | Scoop.it
It's nothing personal—just business.

 

Of the many social networks constantly vying for my attention—Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Tumblr, and maybe YouTube—LinkedIn has won my heart. Here’s why:


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The next big opportunity: Tools that cure our short attention spans

The next big opportunity: Tools that cure our short attention spans | Artificial G. Intelligence | Scoop.it
We need more tools to fight back against our distractions.

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Howard Rheingold's curator insight, August 11, 2013 1:39 PM

A venture investor looks at the opportunities and obstacles in trying to create new tools to help people deal with information distraction online.

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Stanford Lectures for Machine Learning

Stanford Lectures for Machine Learning | Artificial G. Intelligence | Scoop.it

Lecture series by Professor Andrew Ng for Machine Learning (CS 229) in the Stanford Computer Science department. This course provides a broad introduction to machine learning and statistical pattern recognition. Topics include supervised learning, unsupervised learning, learning theory, reinforcement learning and adaptive control. Recent applications of machine learning, such as to robotic control, data mining, autonomous navigation, bioinformatics, speech recognition, and text and web data processing are also discussed.


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Can Innovation Actually Be Measured?

Can Innovation Actually Be Measured? | Artificial G. Intelligence | Scoop.it
Yes. And the author helped create an index to help us better understand how sustained innovation happens.

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The Collaborative Economy for Corporations

This slideshare storyboard sets up the challenges, gives examples, explores causes, but provides three recommendations for corporations to adopt the Collaborative Economy.

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Do trees communicate? Networks, networks...

Do trees communicate? Networks, networks... | Artificial G. Intelligence | Scoop.it

Graduate student Kevin Beiler has uncovered the extent and architecture of this network through the use of new molecular tools that can distinguish the DNA of one fungal individual from another, or of one tree’s roots from another. He has found that all trees in dry interior Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii var. glauca) forests are interconnected, with the largest, oldest trees serving as hubs, much like the hub of a spoked wheel, where younger trees establish within the mycorrhizal network of the old trees. Through careful experimentation, recent graduate Francois Teste determined that survival of these establishing trees was greatly enhanced when they were linked into the network of the old trees.Through the use of stableisotope tracers, he and Amanda Schoonmaker, a recent undergraduate student in Forestry, found that increased survival was associated with belowground transfer of carbon, nitrogen and water from the old trees. This research provides strong evidence that maintaining forest resilience is dependent on conserving mycorrhizal links, and that removal of hub trees could unravel the network and compromise regenerative capacity of the forests.

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Graduate student Kevin Beiler has uncovered the extent and architecture of this network through the use of new molecular tools that can distinguish the DNA of one fungal individual from another, or of one tree’s roots from another. He has found that all trees in dry interior Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii var. glauca) forests are interconnected, with the largest, oldest trees serving as hubs, much like the hub of a spoked wheel, where younger trees establish within the mycorrhizal network of the old trees. Through careful experimentation, recent graduate Francois Teste determined that survival of these establishing trees was greatly enhanced when they were linked into the network of the old trees.Through the use of stableisotope tracers, he and Amanda Schoonmaker, a recent undergraduate student in Forestry, found that increased survival was associated with belowground transfer of carbon, nitrogen and water from the old trees. This research provides strong evidence that maintaining forest resilience is dependent on conserving mycorrhizal links, and that removal of hub trees could unravel the network and compromise regenerative capacity of the forests.

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Look Who I Found: Understanding the Effects of Sharing Curated Friend Groups

Look Who I Found: Understanding the Effects of Sharing Curated Friend Groups | Artificial G. Intelligence | Scoop.it

Online social networks like Google+, Twitter, and Facebook allow users to build, organize, and manage their social connections for the purposes of information sharing and consumption. Nonetheless, most social network users still report that building and curating contact groups is a time-consuming burden. To help users overcome the burdens of contact discovery and grouping, Google+ recently launched a new feature known as "circle sharing". The feature makes it easy for users to share the benefits of their own contact curation by sharing entire "circles" (contact groups) with others. Recipients of a shared circle can adopt the circle as a whole, merge the circle into one of their own circles, or select specific members of the circle to add. In this paper, we investigate the impact that circle-sharing has had on the growth and structure of the Google+ social network. Using a cluster analysis, we identify two natural categories of shared circles, which represent two qualitatively different use cases: circles comprised primarily of celebrities (celebrity circles), and circles comprised of members of a community (community circles). We observe that exposure to circle-sharing accelerates the rate at which a user adds others to his or her circles. More specifically, we notice that circle-sharing has accelerated the "densification" rate of community circles, and also that it has disproportionately affected users with few connections, allowing them to find new contacts at a faster rate than would be expected based on accepted models of network growth. Finally, we identify features that can be used to predict which of a user’s circles (s)he is most likely to share, thus demonstrating that it is feasible to suggest to a user which circles to share with friends.

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Rationally Speaking: Philosophy not in the business of producing theories: the case of the computational “theory” of mind

Rationally Speaking: Philosophy not in the business of producing theories: the case of the computational “theory” of mind | Artificial G. Intelligence | Scoop.it

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 1, 2013 10:30 PM

Theories are fine as long as they are constantly being challenged, questioned, and adjusted for real time.

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Computer Science - Academic Earth: A comprehensive listing of online Computer Science lectures and courses available on the internet

Computer Science - Academic Earth: A comprehensive listing of online Computer Science lectures and courses available on the internet | Artificial G. Intelligence | Scoop.it

A comprehensive listing of online Computer Science lectures and courses available on the internet.

 

In its purest form, computer science is the research and development of technology that solves specific problems. Computer science has brought the world smart phones, GPS systems, the gaming industry and tablet computing, along with technological developments that assist government, industry and medicine. In addition to creating new technology, computer scientists also make improvements to existing technology and study the ways computers can make our lives easier.

 

As with any branch of science, computer scientists perform research that establishes new information. This research begins with known mathematical algorithms and computer theory, and strives to constantly redefine what technology can do for us. Computer science also addresses how existing technology can be used in ways previously undiscovered, creating applications that may be faster, simpler, more efficient or less costly.


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Are current events the new keywords?

Are current events the new keywords? | Artificial G. Intelligence | Scoop.it
The “trending topics” section on Twitter has always been a fascinating example of virality to me. Sometimes, you get the weirdest combination of stuff (Pandora, women, and Christmas?
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Enter the “brand journalist.” This person creates news-type stories within a specific editorial line in a 100% reactive way. Gone are the days of content falling into an overall “marketing strategy,” brands need to be leaner, better, faster, and more topical overall, to reach wider audiences than ever.

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The science of social connections

"I don't think it's a coincidence that of all the kinds of ways human beings could organize themselves into networks, that's what we do. We evince degree assortativity, and I don't think it's a coincidence that we do that. We assemble ourselves into groups, the group now has this property, this germ- resistance property, which is a property of the group, but which, as it turns out, also benefits and affects us. Now, being a member of that group, we are less likely to acquire pathogens.

And this sets the stage for a set of ideas that we and others have been exploring that shed light on multi-level selection and other kinds of contentious ideas in the biological and the social sciences. And we have a number of fellow travelers on this road—László Barabási, Dirk Helbing, Tooby and Cosmides, Frans de Waal, Nowak, Rand, Santos—people working on these related areas of interactions among animals and people, and what this means. In fact, David Rand and Josh Green and Martin Nowak just had a nice paper this past year — I was asked to highlight some papers—looking at whether you can use time to response as a kind of heuristic for understanding are people intuitive cooperators and rationally selfish, or do they exercise rational self-control over a kind of instinctive greed? The data they presented in that paper, to my eyes, was quite compelling—that we are intuitively wired to cooperate."


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Howard Rheingold's curator insight, December 9, 2013 5:01 PM

Understanding the emergence of human culture requires an understanding of how social information and ideas spread through social networks -- and so does understanding the emergence and nature of human cooperation

luiy's curator insight, January 6, 5:45 AM

We can shift our perspective on lots of things when we think about people as being nodes on a graph, as being connected to other people. And this shift in focus might, in fact, prompt us to begin to think about —not the individuals themselves‑but the ties between them. This calls to mind an analogy, which I don't know if some of you may already know, of streets in the United States and in European countries. So, streets have names in our country, and the houses on the streets are numbered numerically and linearly as you move along the street. And the blocks between the streets don't have names or numbers and are seen as the things that are between the streets, and we don't pay much attention to them. But if you go to Japan, it's the blocks that are numbered. The blocks have names and the houses on the blocks are numbered in the order in which they were built, not numerically or linearly in any kind of systematic way. If you ask the Japanese, "What's going on with the streets?" they say, "The streets are the spaces between the blocks." They don't pay attention to those.

Geoff Findley's curator insight, January 7, 1:04 AM

Social Bonds

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The Value of Scalable Learning, Or How a Hardcore Geek Became a Softy | Big Think Edge | Big Think

The Value of Scalable Learning, Or How a Hardcore Geek Became a Softy | Big Think Edge | Big Think | Artificial G. Intelligence | Scoop.it
The business model of the last 100 years that aimed to achieve scalable efficiency is the very thing that stands in our way now in our unpredictable world.
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For Howard Reinhold

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Statistics and Analytics: Introduction to Social Network Analysis (SNA)

Statistics and Analytics: Introduction to Social Network Analysis (SNA) | Artificial G. Intelligence | Scoop.it
Online Course Introduction to Social Network Analysis (SNA) taught by Dr. Jennifer Golbeck at Statistics.com.This course will teach a mix of quantitative and qualitative methods for describing, measuring and analyzing social networks.
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MindTimeMaps.com - Mapping the world of thinking.

MindTimeMaps.com - Mapping the world of thinking. | Artificial G. Intelligence | Scoop.it
In only minutes MindTime maps reveal vital information about how thinking shapes our world - as individuals and organizations.

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PIE Activity Dashboard

"The Precision Information Environment (PIE) Activity Awareness Environment was designed to improve the information synthesis process by bringing in multiple, disparate data feeds and sources, extracting features of interest and visualizing the information to give emergency response professionals insight and situational understanding in a timely and intuitive manner. The system also applies a user recommendation system to help filter the data based on the needs and activities of the user thereby giving them the right information at the right time. http://precisioninformation.org"


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Infotention comes to a community for whom it is literally a life and death manner. This video introduces a dashboard for emergency response professionals.

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The Precision Information Environment (PIE) Activity Awareness Environment was designed to improve the information synthesis process by bringing in multiple, disparate data feeds and sources, extracting features of interest and visualizing the information to give emergency response professionals insight and situational understanding in a timely and intuitive manner. The system also applies a user recommendation system to help filter the data based on the needs and activities of the user thereby giving them the right information at the right time. http://precisioninformation.org

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Tips, tricks and tools for data visualisation: 15 great tools for the job

Tips, tricks and tools for data visualisation: 15 great tools for the job | Artificial G. Intelligence | Scoop.it

In my previous article I discussed the importance of ensuring that your data is clean and processed before attempting any form of data visualisation. Here I will share some really awesome tools that (once your data is clean and ready to use) you can have at your disposal to create mind-blowing representations of the facts and figures. Here is a list of tools, some more open and adjustable than others, that add value to your raw data and can be used as a source of inspiration and design when approaching the visualisation process....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, July 24, 2013 2:08 PM

Several really useful tools to help you tell a story, communicate or share complex information using data visualization.

Jenifer Rettler's curator insight, July 25, 2013 7:26 PM

We are in the year of "Big Data".   Well if data is big, so is data visualization.  Learn about some great tools to help you visualize your data. 

Anna Parisi's curator insight, August 2, 2013 4:13 PM

This is the future of process optimization 

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The Ideal English Major | The Chronicle of Higher Education

The Ideal English Major | The Chronicle of Higher Education | Artificial G. Intelligence | Scoop.it

Real reading is reincarnation. There is no other way to put it. It is being born again into a higher form of consciousness than we ourselves possess. When we walk the streets of Manhattan with Walt Whitman or contemplate our hopes for eternity with Emily Dickinson, we are reborn into more ample and generous minds. "Life piled on life / Were all too little," says Tennyson's "Ulysses," and he is right. Given the ragged magnificence of the world, who would wish to live only once? The English major lives many times through the astounding transportive magic of words and the welcoming power of his receptive imagination. The economics major? In all probability he lives but once. If the English major has enough energy and openness of heart, he lives not once but hundreds of times. Not all books are worth being reincarnated into, to be sure—but those that are win Keats's sweet phrase: "a joy forever."


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6 Ways to Expand Your Social Media Reach

6 Ways to Expand Your Social Media Reach | Artificial G. Intelligence | Scoop.it
Social media marketing is simple in one sense. Create content that adds value and then try and get it out to as many people as possible.That's reach. If you do it well then the crowd shares and it travels around the world at the speed of a click.

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Take A Look At What Happens Every Single Minute On The Internet

Take A Look At What Happens Every Single Minute On The Internet | Artificial G. Intelligence | Scoop.it
Early last year we learned that one hour of YouTube is uploaded every second. It was a bracing reminder of just how many people are spending their time online simultaneously.

 

Created by rewards site Qmee, the infographic "Online In 60 Seconds" is a pie chart that shows off the sheer amount of online activity that takes place every single minute. The amount of YouTube videos uploaded has already increased from January 2012's 60 hours per minute to 72. Additionally, over 1.8 million things are liked on Facebook, and 278 thousand bon mots tweeted. Not depicted in the chart: the amount of work that is going undone while all of these items are being viewed.


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Amanda Hoffmann's curator insight, August 10, 2013 11:32 AM

INTERESTING!

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hello, thnxz for viewing !
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Dear Mr. Mithu thanks for the action.
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The Founder of Khan Academy on How to Blend the Virtual with the Physical: Scientific American

The Founder of Khan Academy on How to Blend the Virtual with the Physical: Scientific American | Artificial G. Intelligence | Scoop.it

by Salman Kahn

 

"Whenever people imagine virtual anything, they immediately pit it against its physical counterpart—Amazon versus physical book stores, Wikipedia versus physical encyclopedias. They assume that the virtual will replace the physical with something cheaper, faster and more efficient. In education, however, the virtual will create a very different type of disruption. We should not aim to replace the physical classroom. Instead we have an opportunity to blend the virtual with the physical and reimagine education entirely."


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Teacher Professional Development Courses | Coursera

Teacher Professional Development Courses | Coursera | Artificial G. Intelligence | Scoop.it

Three free courses of interest to new or beginning teachers, all beginning on August  5th and 6th:

 

Foundations of Teaching and Learning 1: Introduction

First Year Teaching (Secondary Grades) - success from the Start

First Year Teaching (Elementary Grades) - Success from the Start


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Jim Lerman's curator insight, August 1, 2013 4:45 PM

Many more free PD courses are available and listed here.