The New Global Open Public Sphere
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How the algorithmic medium transforms public opinion, politics and science: open data, open science, open public space, open living labs, open politics, open innovation...
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Physicist George Ellis Knocks Physicists for Knocking Philosophy, Falsification, Free Will | Scientific American blog

Physicist George Ellis Knocks Physicists for Knocking Philosophy, Falsification, Free Will | Scientific American blog | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
Biologist Rupert Sheldrake, whom I interviewed in my last post, wasn't the only fascinating scientist I hung out with recently at Howthelightgetsin, a festival hosted by ...
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Racing With The Machines - Forbes

Racing With The Machines - Forbes | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
While we cling to our soon-to-be-antiquated skills, the future of economic value will not reside in work as we now know it (much of which will be automated), but in our ability to connect with communities of people to share our purpose and create...
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It is a matter of historical fact that Steve Jobs created the iPod and the method in which he did so is well documented.  What is not much discussed is why he ever wanted to.

The answer is simple (and also very well documented).  Steve Jobs loved music and wanted to make a device for others who loved it too.  He didn’t hire consultants or commission market research, (in fact, he famously eschewed them), nor did he analyze the technical specifications of existing products.  He just thought MP3 players were “sucky” and that annoyed him.

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Manuel Castells, 2012 Conference :Annenberg Networks Network

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The USC Annenberg Networks Network: network analysis, communication, organizational and social networks...

Networks of Outrage and Hope: Social Movements in the Age of the Internet by Manuel Castells

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A Science of Cities

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"In this book, I suggest that to understand cities we must view them not simply as places in space but as systems of networks and flows. To understand space, we must understand flows, and to understand flows, we must understand networks—the relations between objects that comprise the system of the city. Drawing on the complexity sciences, social physics, urban economics, transportation theory, regional science, and urban geography, , I introduce theories and methods that reveal the deep structure of how cities function. (...)" Michael Batty


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luiy's curator insight, November 23, 2013 6:37 AM

“Michael Batty has followed a career that has made him the prime interpreter of urban modeling in all its forms. Now his remarkable work has become the foundation of a new science of urban flows and networks that uses big data and sharp theory as tools to dig deep into how and what cities are, and how they can be designed in better ways. This is the book that sets the benchmark that all others will have to follow.” —Nigel Thrift, Vice-Chancellor, University of Warwick

mtmeme's curator insight, November 30, 2013 10:31 PM

If put into the global Internet of complexity, understanding the workings of cities could let us see how local shifts influence the global conditions, and vice versa. 

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La cyberdémocratie en question... - ZigZag magazine

La cyberdémocratie en question... - ZigZag magazine | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
Internet ? Outil restructurant la sphère politique et entrainant de profondes répercussions sur la vie démocratique... Démonstration ! (...)
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En 2002, dans son ouvrage intitulé Cyberdémocratie, Pierre Lévy soulevait déjà les possibilités du Web pour une participation citoyenne accrue à la vie politique. En effet, Internet ouvrirait «  un nouvel espace de communication, inclusif, transparent et universel, qui est amené à renouveler profondément les conditions de la vie publique dans le sens d’une liberté et d’une responsabilité accrue des citoyens. » Il avançait ainsi l’hypothèse que le cyberespace allait effectuer une restructuration de la sphère politique, entrainant de profondes répercussions sur la vie démocratique.

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