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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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La Commission nationale de l'informatique et des libertés sanctionne Google!

Google sur le site www.cnil.fr, CNIL - Commission nationale de l'informatique et des libertés : Protéger les données personnelles, accompagner l'innovation, préserver les libertés individuelles
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Opening Up Data Access, Not Just Articles - PLOS Biologue

Opening Up Data Access, Not Just Articles - PLOS Biologue | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
Illustration credit: Ainsley Seago.doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1001779.g001 For those who've been paying attention, you'll have noticed that we just published
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The world's first degree in self-publishing | CBC Books | CBC Radio

The world's first degree in self-publishing | CBC Books | CBC Radio | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it

A British university has announced it will launch the world's first postgraduate degree in self-publishing. The University of Central Lancashire's Self-Publishing MA begins in September and will train students on editing, lay out, finance management, marketing, and ePublishing, according to the school website's program description. The final part of the course

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#Brazil spies on protesters, hoping to protect World Cup

#Brazil spies on protesters, hoping to protect World Cup | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazilian security forces are using undercover agents, intercepting e-mails, and rigorously monitoring social media to try to ensure that violent anti-government protesters do not
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Social-IST: D2.1 White Paper on Research Challenges in Social Collective Intelligence, WP2 – Research Challenges and Strategic Analysis

Social-IST: D2.1 White Paper on Research Challenges in Social Collective Intelligence, WP2 – Research Challenges and Strategic Analysis | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
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luiy's curator insight, February 4, 2014 4:17 PM

This report first situates and outlines the potential of social computation to provide the basis for Social Collective Intelligence (SCI) in future systems. This involves the close interaction of social groups and machines together with systems of incentives and social structures to perform tasks that would otherwise be difficult to achieve either using entirely human or entirely machine solutions. The deliverable considers the challenges both from a technical and from a social science standpoint, identifying the potential for aligning them in order to provide an interdisciplinary perspective on the development of SCI systems. The paper then describes some of the challenges in developing an engineering approach to the development of such systems. Finally the paper outlines some of the “big questions” that arise from the framework for SCI research developed in the white paper.

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▶ Conversation between @hrheingold and Fred Turner, author of The Democratic Surround - YouTube

Fred Turner, author of "From Counterculture to Cyberculture," talks about his latest book, in which he uncovered the ways today's multimedia was deliberately created during World War II & the Cold War to encourage the creation of "democratic personalities" -- a multidecade collaboration and convergence that included Margaret Mead, Gregory Bateson, the Bauhaus, John Cage, Buckminster Fuller, Black Mountain College, Andy Warhol, Marshall McLuhan, the US Information Agency, and the Museum of Modern Art

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New media technology reshapes Saudi political culture - Al-Monitor

New media technology reshapes Saudi political culture - Al-Monitor | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
Saudi political society is changing as the government and society adapt to the digital age.
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Dryad Digital Repository - Dryad

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luiy's curator insight, January 24, 2014 11:30 AM
The Repository: Key featuresFlexible about data format, while encouraging the use and further development of community standards. Fits into the manuscript submission workflow of its partner journals, making data submissioneasy. Gives journals the option of making data privately available during peer review and of allowing submitters to set limited-term embargoes post-publication. Data are linked both to and from the corresponding publication and, where appropriate, to and from select specialized data repositories (e.g. GenBank). Assigns data Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) to data so that researchers can gain professional credit through data citation. Promotes data visibility by allowing content to be indexed, searched and retrieved through interfaces designed for both humans and computers. Contents are free to download and have no legal barriers to reuse. Contents are curated to ensure the validity of the files and metadata. Submitters may update datafiles when corrections or additions are desired, without overwriting the original version linked from the article. Long-term preservation ... by migrating common file formats when older versions become obsolete, and partnering with CLOCKSS to guarantee access to its contents indefinitely.
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Buscando las neuronas de las #Smart Cities "La Ciudad Viva"

Buscando las neuronas de las #Smart Cities "La Ciudad Viva" | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
Buscando las neuronas de las “Smart Cities” | http://t.co/LJzFdB5V | Nuevo post de @dpr_barcelona para @laciudadviva #SmartCity #smartcities...

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luiy's curator insight, January 17, 2014 9:39 AM

Solo nos queda aportar la reflexión de que las auténticas ciudades inteligentes no dependen de la tecnología, sino de las conexiones entre sus neuronas que son las personas (ciudadanos y agentes de gestión). Serán realmente “inteligentes” si siguen funcionando y adaptándose… aunque las desenchufemos.

 

Comprender las dinámicas que dan forma a nuestras ciudades es una tarea compleja por el cumulo de interacciones no lineales que intervienen. La ciudad como la mente humana es un fenomeno emergente que demanda de nosotros nuevas métricas y formas de representación. Si embargo la unidad de comunicación básica, el nivel de interacción entre personas, es el que debemos esforzarnos por entender, interpretar y fomentar.

 

Ethel Baraona Pohl + César Reyes | dpr-barcelona

[1] La foto de cabecera corresponde al proyecto de Fran Castillo “CITYDATASENSING“,  ganador del “CITY-SENSE: Shaping our environment with real-time data” organizado por el IAAC + HP

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Fàtima Galan's curator insight, January 23, 2014 3:10 AM

"Sobre el concepto de “Ciudades Inteligentes” aun no existe consenso. Aunque se menciona como características comunes a ellas el uso de sistemas tecnológicos cada vez más eficientes y una población mejor informada y conectada. A lo anterior se suma un mayor nivel de conciencia por el entorno y la posibilidad de asegurar adecuados niveles de calidad de vida para sus habitantes, conceptos que bajo la coyuntura económica actual, se asocian con la provisión de trabajo, servicios y bienes de consumo."

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7 Ways Non-programmers Can Contribute to Open Source Projects

7 Ways Non-programmers Can Contribute to Open Source Projects | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
By Duncan McKean. Cross-posted from Opensource.com.
I get asked a lot by people who are interested in helping out open source projects, but have absolutely no programming skills. What can they do?
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Capabilities of Movements and Affordances of Digital Media: Paradoxes of Empowerment | DMLcentral

Capabilities of Movements and Affordances of Digital Media: Paradoxes of Empowerment | DMLcentral | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
From the “Indignados” in Spain, to “Occupy” in the United States, from Tahrir Square in Egypt to Syntagma Square in Greece, from Gezi Park in Turkey to #Euromaidan in Ukraine, the recent years have witnessed a proliferation...
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David Worlock | Developing digital strategies for the information marketplace | Supporting the migration of information providers and content players into the networked services world of the future.

DavidWorlock.com is dedicated to the idea that using information in networks creates wholly fresh businesses which , though often founded on traditional publishing skills , rely for success and profitability on a creativity derived from the...
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Orbital Content

Orbital Content | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
Bookmarklet apps like Instapaper and Readability point to a future where content is no longer stuck in websites, but floats in orbit around users. And we’re halfway there. Content shifting lets a user take content from one context (e.g.
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Turkey passes draconian internet law, Turks say goodbye to their freedom of speech

Turkey passes draconian internet law, Turks say goodbye to their freedom of speech | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
The Turkish parliament has passed draconian new amendments to its internet law, which will allow the authorities to block content at the URL level without a court order, something critics of the new law say will effectively kill free speech
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Internet speeds climb 10 percent worldwide

Internet speeds climb 10 percent worldwide | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
A total of 133 regions tracked by Akamai saw gains in average connection speeds ranging from 0.2 percent to 259 percent in 2013's third quarter when compared with the previous quarter. Read this article by Lance Whitney on CNET News.
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Tim Berners-Lee: we need to re-decentralise the web (Wired UK)

Tim Berners-Lee: we need to re-decentralise the web (Wired UK) | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
Twenty-five years on from the web's inception, its creator has urged the public to re-engage with its original design: a decentralised internet that at its very core, remains open to all
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The Age of 'Infopolitics'

The Age of 'Infopolitics' | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
As digital persons, we’re vulnerable to new, digital injustices.
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luiy's curator insight, January 28, 2014 5:44 PM

We need a concept of infopolitics precisely because we have become infopersons. What should we do about our Internet and phone patterns’ being fastidiously harvested and stored away in remote databanks where they await inspection by future algorithms developed at the National Security Agency, Facebook, credit reporting firms like Experian and other new institutions of information and control that will come into existence in future decades? What bits of the informational you will fall under scrutiny? The political you? The sexual you? What next-generation McCarthyisms await your informational self? And will those excesses of oversight be found in some Senate subcommittee against which we democratic citizens might hope to rise up in revolt — or will they lurk among algorithmic automatons that silently seal our fates in digital filing systems?


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Infopolitics, infopersons, algorithms, NSA, informational self, data awareness.

 

Mlik Sahib's curator insight, January 31, 2014 12:31 AM

"As soon as we learn to see ourselves and our politics as informational, we can begin to see the importance of surveillance reforms of the sort proposed by Senator Ron Wyden, Democrat  of Oregon, as well as the wisdom implicit in the transgressions of “hacktivists” whose ethics call for anonymity and untraceability. Despite their decidedly different political sensibilities, what links together the likes of Senator Wyden and the international hacker network known as Anonymous is that they respect the severity of what is at stake in our information. They understand that information is a site for the call of justice today, alongside more quintessential battlefields like liberty of thought and equality of opportunity. Willingness to see ourselves as informational persons subject to informational powers could help us bring into view what will be required to protect the many individual rights and social ties now inhering in all those bits and bytes."

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La metáfora de la sociedad-red. Comunicación y poder, de Manuel Castells

La metáfora de la sociedad-red. Comunicación y poder, de Manuel Castells | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
Manuel Castells ha escrito y publicado un nuevo libro Comunicación y poder[1]. Es un libro lúcido, que pretende la lucidez. Lucidez social -de todos- ante las nuevas modalidades del poder en nuestr...
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Microsoft Research adopts Open Access policy for publications - Microsoft Research Connections Blog - Site Home - MSDN Blogs

The Microsoft Research Connections Team Blog is a venue to share stories of building partnerships worldwide to advance the research process and its role in innovation.
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PLOS Biology: The Open Knowledge Foundation: Open Data Means Better Science

PLOS Biology: The Open Knowledge Foundation: Open Data Means Better Science | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it

Data provides the evidence for the published body of scientific knowledge, which is the foundation for all scientific progress. The more data is made openly available in a useful manner, the greater the level of transparency and reproducibility and hence the more efficient the scientific process becomes, to the benefit of society. This viewpoint is becoming mainstream among many funders, publishers, scientists, and other stakeholders in research, but barriers to achieving widespread publication of open data remain. The Open Data in Science working group at the Open Knowledge Foundation is a community that works to develop tools, applications, datasets, and guidelines to promote the open sharing of scientific data. This article focuses on the Open Knowledge Definition and the Panton Principles for Open Data in Science. We also discuss some of the tools the group has developed to facilitate the generation and use of open data and the potential uses that we hope will encourage further movement towards an open scientific knowledge commons.


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Skype's Incredible Rise, in One Image - Digits - WSJ

Skype's Incredible Rise, in One Image - Digits - WSJ | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
For every ten minutes spent making international phone calls on every mobile and landline network in the entire world, four minutes are spent on Skype.
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Internet Society Statement on Network Neutrality Ruling in the United States | Internet Society

Internet Society Statement on Network Neutrality Ruling in the United States | Internet Society | The New Global Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
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