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Pierre Lévy on Collective Intelligence Literacy

For my book in progress on social media literacies, I talked to Pierre Lévy about his specialty, collective intelligence.
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APOD: 2009 August 24 - Morning Glory Clouds Over Australia

APOD: 2009 August 24 - Morning Glory Clouds Over Australia | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
A different astronomy and space science
related image is featured each day, along with a brief explanation.
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GIS and Agent-Based Modelling: Social Media and the Emergence of Open-Source Geospatial Intelligence

GIS and Agent-Based Modelling: Social Media and the Emergence of Open-Source Geospatial Intelligence | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it

The emergence of social media has provided the public with an effective and irrepressible real-time mechanism to broadcast information. The great popularity of platforms such as twitter and YouTube, and the substantial amount of content that is communicated through them are making social media an essential component of open-source intelligence.

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New structures – new designs

New structures – new designs | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it

"The new structures and new designs are about communities continuously organizing themselves around shared information, shared interests and shared practices. Business is about doing meaningful things with meaningful people in a meaningful way."

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hackerspaces//superheroschools

hackerspaces//superheroschools | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
taking the idea of open-source communities becoming visible and contributing to the large scale material culture a little further:

if we can create objects, movies and small scale instalations e...
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Data Visualization with Weave

Data Visualization with Weave | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it

"Weave (BETA 1.0) is a new web-based visualization platform designed to enable visualization of any available data by anyone for any purpose.

 

Weave is an application development platform supporting multiple levels of user proficiency — novice to advanced — as well as the ability to integrate, disseminate and visualize data at "nested" levels of geography."

 

Source code also available on GitHub

 

More info: http://flowingdata.com/2012/02/07/weave-for-visualization-development/ 


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Neil Burgess: How your brain tells you where you are

http://www.ted.com How do you remember where you parked your car? How do you know if you're moving in the right direction? Neuroscientist Neil Burgess studie...
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We’re ripe for a great disruption in higher education

We’re ripe for a great disruption in higher education | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
The digital revolution will turn our current university model upside down – and it's for the best...

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Want to Prepare Your Kids for the Singularity? Read Jonathan Mugan’s The Curiosity Cycle | Singularity Hub

Want to Prepare Your Kids for the Singularity? Read Jonathan Mugan’s The Curiosity Cycle | Singularity Hub | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it

In the future your children won’t just be competing against other children, they’ll be pitted against robots and computers too. What’s a parent to do? Teach them about the best parts of being human: curiosity and creativity. Researcher Jonathan Mugan is bringing his specialty in machine learning to the nursery. His book, The Curiosity Cycle helps parents find simple ways of inspiring children to have the flexible thinking and boundless interest they’ll need to stay competitive in the 21st Century marketplace. It’s not about rote memorization or even developing specialized skills, it’s about raising kids who can understand the world through ever evolving models that they challenge and refine

 


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World Press Photo of the Year 2012 announces its winners | News | National Post

World Press Photo of the Year 2012 announces its winners | News | National Post | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
For photojournalists the World Press Photo of the Year award is the creme de la creme—an award they all secretly, or publicly covet.
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MIT Media laboratory "Beauty and the BITS"

MIT Media laboratory "Beauty and the BITS" | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it

Beauty and the Bits - Speculation on the collision of fashion and high technology cannot be complete without input from the international design community. The MIT Media Laboratory invited students from four of the world's greatest design schools to present fashion ideas for this gala evening.

 

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Next Generation: World’s First Nano-ear | The Scientist

Next Generation: World’s First Nano-ear | The Scientist | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it

A new device can detect sounds a million times fainter than the hearing threshold of the human ear.

THE DEVICE: If a bacterium belches in a petri dish, does anyone hear it? In the January issue of Physical Review Letters, researchers at LMU Munich in Germany describe the world’s tiniest ear—an apparatus for the ultrasensitive detection of sound. By tracking the displacement of a levitating gold particle trapped in a focused laser beam, the team recorded the acoustic vibrations of nearby nanoparticles. The researchers were also able to determine from which direction the sound came.

The researchers estimate the nano-ear can detect sound levels as low as -60 decibels, making the device a million times more sensitive than human hearing.


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Travel-time Maps and their Uses

Travel-time Maps and their Uses | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it

The maps on this website show one way of answering that question. Using colours and contour lines they show how long it takes to travel between one particular place and every other place in the area, using public transport. They also show the areas from which no such journey is possible, because the services are not good enough


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Why “Infographic Thinking” Is The Future, Not A Fad -- Visual Storytelling

Why “Infographic Thinking” Is The Future, Not A Fad -- Visual Storytelling | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
We get a lot of infographic pitches. Almost all of them suck. Why?

 

Here's a lovely video and great article about infographics and narrative as a form of visual storytelling.

 

What is an infographic? You will see plenty of examples here.

 

What does this have to do with narrative? The best infographics tell a story or trigger stories within our minds. The designer being interviewed on the video, Francesco Franchi explains how and why.

 

I hope you like the video (5+ min.) and the insights Francesco shares with us. Very interesting!


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Summary: The Postmodern Condition: A Report on Knowledge

Summary: The Postmodern Condition: A Report on Knowledge | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it

this is a book review/summary of Jean-François Lyotard’s 1979 book The Postmodern Condition: A Report on Knowledge
How do we define 'knowledge' in a postindustrial society equipped...

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Land Art Generator Initiative - "Field Guide to Renewable Energy Technologies"

Land Art Generator Initiative - "Field Guide to Renewable Energy Technologies" | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it

As a part of the Land Art Generator Initiative, we have put together this free Field Guide to Renewable Energy Technologies that we hope can be a useful resource for all designers, homeowners, urban planners, students, artists, architects, landscape architects, engineers, and anyone else interested in a clean energy future.

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3ders.org - How far fashion goes using 3D printing this week | 3D Printers news

3ders.org - How far fashion goes using 3D printing this week | 3D Printers news | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
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Big Data’s Impact in the World

Big Data’s Impact in the World | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
For those who can make sense of the explosion of data, there are job opportunities in fields as diverse as crime, retail and dating.

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John Maeda on the simple life

The MIT Media Lab's John Maeda lives at the intersection of technology and art, a place that can get very complicated. Here he talks about paring down to basics.
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EVRYTHNG - Every Thing Connected

EVRYTHNG - Every Thing Connected | DigitAG& journal | Scoop.it
EVRYTHNG is a software engine for creating Active Digital Identities. These are unique online profiles for products and other objects to make them part of the Web. Now every physical thing can be digitally connected.

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29 years old and hearing myself for the 1st time!

I was born deaf and 8 weeks ago I received a hearing implant. This is the video of them turning it on and me hearing myself for the first time :) Edit: For t...
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PARA-Site Interactive Prototype

El proyecto PARA-Site es un sistema arquitectónico creado mediante organizaciones espaciales complejas que se generan cuando un material, con un buen comportamiento a flexo-compresión, es sometido a fuerzas externas (form finding).
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Pen Nib Dress

A project by Steven Tai and John Nussey. This is a piece of wearable, fashion technology. 795 pen nibs, mounted on tiny motors, are sewn into the dress.
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