While at LeWeb last week, I was interviewed by Michelle Chmielewski to discuss on curation with Jean-Marie Hulot, Fotopedia's founder, a great iPad App that lets you browse great curated collections of beautiful photos (try it if you haven't yet!).
We tried to come back on the need for curation but also where it's going as a trend and the business models behind it.
Donkeys are one of the least studied large domestic animals, even though they are economically important in many regions of the world. They are predominantly used as transport animals. Consequently, they are not kept in large numbers and this limits the number of archaeological specimens available for study. The donkey’s closest relative is the African wild ass, and genetic studies and zooarchaeological analyses of early donkeys indicate domestication of two genetically separate groups of wild asses in Africa. Maternal relationships revealed by mitochondrial DNA show that one group of donkeys was derived from the Nubian wild ass and that one was derived from an unknown ancestor distinct from the Somali wild ass.
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Arabella Santiago is the founder of Startup Live and the Executive Director of the TechWeek conference in Chicago where I'm speaking in a few months. We had a discussion on the role of curation as an expression form in Austin at SxSWi a few weeks ago and we also touched upon the topic of the coming TechWeek session which is about the trend of remixing content to create something new: "No one wants to be duplicating content, but if you quote content and you put content in context then you can create something which has higher value than the original.
It's something we have gotten used to in Music with DJ's and rappers sampling and remixing songs but that the Web makes possible for everyone to do with any form of content. Having been a music entrepreneur before, I like this analogy and I think it shows quite well how a whole creativity potential can be unleashed by new tools and platforms.
The name Higgs Boson came from a British scientist Peter Higgs and Bose (Satyendra Nath Bose after whose name thesub-atomic particle boson is named). The work done by Bose and Albert Einstein, later added by Higgs, lead to this pioneering day.
A vaccine made from weakened malaria parasites appeared to protect participants in a small clinical trial from malaria infection, according to a study published yesterday (August 8) in Science.
“Scientists and health care providers have made significant gains in characterizing, treating, and preventing malaria,” said Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), in a press release. “We are encouraged by this important step forward.”
Rockville, Maryland-based biotech Sanaria made the vaccine by irradiating parasite-infected mosquitoes, harvesting weakened parasites from the mosquitoes’ salivary glands, and cryopreserving them.
As in The Transparent Society, my emphasis has been upon "sousveillance" or empowering citizens to look back at every sort of power or elite, from government and commercial to criminal, foreign, technological or oligarchic. This has been, in fact, the very reflex that brought us to this festival of freedom and creativity-generated wealth. Yet, it seems difficult to get people to parse HOW this is best achieved. The reflex to seek power parity by blinding others -- by limiting what elites can see or by cowering or encrypting or hiding from them -- is so profoundly wrong-headed, yet it fills the punditsphere as handwringing commentators demand that government powers of surveillance be curbed… without ever explaining how this can be done, let alone showing one example from history when elites actually let themselves be blinded.