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The city as network - Social Physics | #dataviz #UrbanFlows

The city as network - Social Physics | #dataviz #UrbanFlows | Data and Algorithms. Everyday life and culture | Scoop.it
Traditionally, cities have been viewed as the sum of their locations – the buildings, monuments, squares and parks that spring to mind when we think of ‘New York’, ‘London’ or ‘Paris’. In The new science of cities (Amazon US| Amazon UK), Michael Batty argues that a more productive approach is to think of cities in terms of …

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Flows are not just the connectors between these important locations. Rather, the locations become important because – at least in part – they’re at the intersections.

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luiy's curator insight, March 23, 2014 8:16 AM

Cities and network analysis.

 

Viewing cities as networks allows us to use the toolbox of network analysis on them, employing concepts such as ‘cores’ and ‘peripheries’, ‘centrality’, and ‘modules’. Batty says that an understanding of how different types of network intersect will be the key that really unlocks our understanding of cities.

 

Cities, like many other types of network, also seem to be modular, hierarchical, and scale-free – in other words, they show similar patterns at different scales. It’s often said that London is a series of villages, with their own centres and peripheries. but the pattern also repeats when you zoom out and look at the relationships between cities. One can see this in the way that London’s influence really extends across Europe, and in the way that linked series of cities, or ‘megalopolises‘, are growing in places such as the eastern seaboard of the US, Japan’s ‘Taiheiyō Belt‘, or the Pearl River Delta in China.

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And there you have it.

 

The blue prints for understanding empirically a city, a society, a nation.

Think about it.

Pierre Levy's curator insight, March 24, 2014 9:24 AM

By the way, geographs knew this a long time ago.

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Living with Smart Algorithms | CCCB LAB

Living with Smart Algorithms | CCCB LAB | Data and Algorithms. Everyday life and culture | Scoop.it
Algorithms enable us to create smarter machines, but their lack of neutrality and transparency raises new challenges.
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Machine Learning produces specialized applications that evolve thanks to the data generated in our interactions with the network and that are penetrating and modifying our environment in a subtle, unnoticed way. Artificial intelligence is evolving towards a medium as ubiquitous as electricity.
 
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How Facebook Messenger bots are driving social change around the world

How Facebook Messenger bots are driving social change around the world | Data and Algorithms. Everyday life and culture | Scoop.it
Chatbots for change: Facebook Messenger is allowing developers to make Facebook bots for social good.
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What is DECODE?

Find out more about the project and the technology behind it
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DECODE provides tools that put individuals in control of whether they keep their personal information private or share it for the public good.

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We need to shine more light on algorithms so they can help reduce bias, not perpetuate it

We need to shine more light on algorithms so they can help reduce bias, not perpetuate it | Data and Algorithms. Everyday life and culture | Scoop.it
Courts, banks, and other institutions are using automated data analysis systems to make decisions about your life. Let’s not leave it up to the algorithm makers to decide whether they’re doing it appropriately.
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Facebook’s new collaborative photo albums let users save text posts and check-ins

Facebook’s new collaborative photo albums let users save text posts and check-ins | Data and Algorithms. Everyday life and culture | Scoop.it
Photo albums that are more than just photos
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Bitcoin could be a model for making environmentalism more efficient

Bitcoin could be a model for making environmentalism more efficient | Data and Algorithms. Everyday life and culture | Scoop.it
An ecologist argues that cryptographically-sealed databases could starve out inefficiencies that are ruining the environment.
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This neural network could make animations in games a little less awkward

This neural network could make animations in games a little less awkward | Data and Algorithms. Everyday life and culture | Scoop.it
The graphical fidelity of games these days is truly astounding, but one thing their creators struggle to portray is the variety and fluidity of huma
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Google’s AI doodle bot will transform your crude drawings into glorious clip art

Google’s AI doodle bot will transform your crude drawings into glorious clip art | Data and Algorithms. Everyday life and culture | Scoop.it
Google’s latest AI toy may be its most clever: an automated drawing bot that analyzes what you’re doodling in real time to suggest a more polished piece of clip art to replace it. Calle
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Good luck finding a safe VPN

Good luck finding a safe VPN | Data and Algorithms. Everyday life and culture | Scoop.it
If you're most people, you just found out about the FCC's internet privacy rules by way of their untimely demise. Thanks to the FCC's new chief, Congress, an
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Mastodon.social is an open-source Twitter competitor that’s growing like crazy

Mastodon.social is an open-source Twitter competitor that’s growing like crazy | Data and Algorithms. Everyday life and culture | Scoop.it
Eugen Rochko was annoyed with Twitter. The company had made a series of changes that he thought eroded the value of the service: limiting how big third-party applications could grow, fo
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What is a VPN and is it legal? Virtual networks and proxies explained

What is a VPN and is it legal? Virtual networks and proxies explained | Data and Algorithms. Everyday life and culture | Scoop.it
Before you find out how to use the best free VPN and proxies, discover what the differences are
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Comparing color palettes is hard because there is no natural way to put colors in order. Until now

Comparing color palettes is hard because there is no natural way to put colors in order. Until now | Data and Algorithms. Everyday life and culture | Scoop.it
There is no natural way to place colors in order, and that makes comparing color palettes difficult. One algorithm looks set to change that.
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Crowdsourced research: Many hands make tight work

Crowdsourced research: Many hands make tight work | Data and Algorithms. Everyday life and culture | Scoop.it
Crowdsourcing research can balance discussions, validate findings and better inform policy, say Raphael Silberzahn and Eric L. Uhlmann.
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One dataset, many results: The transparency resulting from a crowdsourced approach should be particularly beneficial when important policy issues are at stake. The
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Stanford study uses big data to highlight racial biases in policing

Stanford study uses big data to highlight racial biases in policing | Data and Algorithms. Everyday life and culture | Scoop.it
A group at Stanford University has taken on the issue of racial bias in law enforcement with an ongoing study called the Open Policing Project. Th
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New 'responsive' Google Font can shapeshift to match any design

New 'responsive' Google Font can shapeshift to match any design | Data and Algorithms. Everyday life and culture | Scoop.it
Google has added its very first 'parametric' font that boasts a responsive design which you can easily tweak without almost any limitations.
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Virtual reality is sparsely populated, so an app called Rec Room is trying to get you to hang out wi

Virtual reality is sparsely populated, so an app called Rec Room is trying to get you to hang out wi | Data and Algorithms. Everyday life and culture | Scoop.it
VR can be the basis of a new communications industry if the technology becomes less insular and isolating.
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Nightmare Hellface Generator is Cutting-Edge Machine Learning

Nightmare Hellface Generator is Cutting-Edge Machine Learning | Data and Algorithms. Everyday life and culture | Scoop.it
Generative adversarial networks strike again.
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Snapchat launches £130 video-recording Spectacles across Europe

Snapchat launches £130 video-recording Spectacles across Europe | Data and Algorithms. Everyday life and culture | Scoop.it
A Snapbot vending machine has appeared at the London Eye and will move around the city with more coming to the UK later this year
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The Mass Data Era | CCCB LAB

The Mass Data Era | CCCB LAB | Data and Algorithms. Everyday life and culture | Scoop.it
The production of mass data is growing unstoppably and this tendency seems to be irreversible in the immediate future.
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This Is The Most Complex Architectural Structure In History

This Is The Most Complex Architectural Structure In History | Data and Algorithms. Everyday life and culture | Scoop.it
It would “probably take thousands of years” to draw, and its architects needed a supercomputer to visualize just a fraction of it.
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This map shows the explosive growth of underwater cables the power the global internet

This map shows the explosive growth of underwater cables the power the global internet | Data and Algorithms. Everyday life and culture | Scoop.it
Despite decades of growth, demand for more and faster internet connections continues to skyrocket. According to Cisco, total internet traffic for 2016 will exceed a zettabyte. (A one with 21 zeroes behind it.) That's enough capacity to stream approximately 143 billion hours of Netflix video at Ultra HD quality. https://www.theatlas.com/charts/BJ-6iePi Though demand is concentrated in th
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Facebook is turning into a confusing social nightmare

Facebook is turning into a confusing social nightmare | Data and Algorithms. Everyday life and culture | Scoop.it
Facebook has drowned users in new features and tests. It's a confusing mess and the cracks are starting to show.
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Top Ten Algorithms

"Great algorithms are the poetry of computation,m
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If you use a computer, some of these algorithms are no doubt crunching your data as you read this.
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Map reveals how your web traffic travels the world – and which agencies may be 'listening in'

Map reveals how your web traffic travels the world – and which agencies may be 'listening in' | Data and Algorithms. Everyday life and culture | Scoop.it
The map of NSA listening posts has been developed by IXmaps, partly funded by the Canadian Privacy Commissioner
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IXmaps was designed to show the route of internet traffic and has a specific focus on highlighting government surveillance.
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Baidu’s AI team taught a virtual agent just like a human would their baby

Baidu’s AI team taught a virtual agent just like a human would their baby | Data and Algorithms. Everyday life and culture | Scoop.it
Baidu's artificial intelligence research team has achieved a significant milestone: teaching a virtual agent 'living' in a 2D environment how to navigate its..
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The ability to generalize use of a skill used previously is no small feat for artificial intelligences. It’s a model that shows systems can learn and apply retained knowledge in a manner similar to humans,
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