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peoplemovin - A visualization of migration flows

peoplemovin - A visualization of migration flows | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
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World Population: 6,853,328,460Migrants in the world: 215,738,321

Almost 216 million people, or 3.15% of the world population, live outside their countries. 

Click on a country box to know more about migration flow to/from that country.

 Top migrant destinationsee more
USA42,788,029RUSSIAN FED.12,270,388GERMANY10,758,061SAUDI ARABIA7,288,900CANADA7,202,340UNITED KINGDOM6,955,738SPAIN6,900,547FRANCE6,684,842AUSTRALIA5,522,408INDIA5,436,012Top emigration countriessee moreMEXICO11,859,236INDIA11,360,823RUSSIAN FED.11,034,681CHINA8,344,726UKRAINE6,525,145BANGLADESH5,384,875PAKISTAN4,678,730UNITED KINGDOM4,666,172PHILIPPINES4,275,612TURKEY4,261,786Top migration corridorssee moreMEXICO-USA11,635,995RUSSIAN FED.-UKRAINE3,684,217UKRAINE-RUSSIAN FED.3,647,234BANGLADESH-INDIA3,299,268TURKEY-GERMANY2,733,109KAZAKHSTAN-RUSSIAN FED.2,648,315RUSSIAN FED.-KAZAKHSTAN2,226,706CHINA-HONG KONG2,224,503INDIA-UNITED ARAB EMIRATES2,185,919CHINA-USA1,736,314Refugees and Asylum

Refugees and asylum seekers made up 16.3 million, or 8%, of international migrants in 2010. The Middle East and North Africa region had the largest share of refugees and asylum seekers among immigrants (65%), followed by South Asia (20%), Sub-Saharan Africa (17%), and East Asia and Pacific (8.8%).

About peoplemovin

peoplemovin shows the flows of migrants as of 2010 through the use of open data (see Data Sources). The data are presented as a slopegraph that shows the connections between countries. The chart is split in two columns, the emigration countries on the left and the destination countries on the right. The thickness of the lines connecting the countries represents the amount of immigrated people.

Data Sources

All the presented data are the latest available as of  2010.


Migration DataThe World Bank Open Data
Bilateral Migration and Remittances 2010 

Refugees and AsylumMigration and Remittances Factbook 2011 

World Population DataU.S. Census Bureau, International Data Base
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Researchers create new visualization tools to study global health

Researchers create new visualization tools to study global health | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
Researchers use data visualization to make global health data more accessible (Visualisation is key http://t.co/4NGqWFbEbP)

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It’s a new dawn for global health data borne of necessity, mind-numbing numbers, Netflix and a desire to avoid insanity.

 

“For our own sanity, we needed to create a new way to look at this stuff,” said Peter Speyer.


Speyer, head of data development at Seattle’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, explained why he and his colleagues are transforming a massive collection of health data known as the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) into a stunning collection of powerful online and interactive visual tools. Go to the link; below is just a screen grab. Seriously, go there and try these out. You’ll have fun even if you don’t know yet what you’re doing.

 

Today, Bill Gates and Speyer’s boss, IHME director Chris Murray, officially unveiled some of those tools aimed at allowing anyone (even you) to dig deeper into these global estimates arrived at by some 500 researchers working in collaboration worldwide for five years on more than 200 million results tracking the impact of nearly 300 causes of death and disability in 187 countries.

 

Phew. It makes your head hurt just to read that sentence. Imagine trying to compile a complete report including all of the numbers, statistics and charts.

“That’s one of the most exciting things about this phase of the project,” said Murray, who with his long-time partner in death-and-disability number crunching, Alan Lopez of the University of Queensland in Australia, has been trying for decades to create a reliable yardstick for measuring what’s going on in global health.

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VisualComplexity @ OFFF 2008

VisualComplexity presentation, by Manuel Lima, at OFFF 2008 Lisbon - May 8-10. Part of the Data Visualization Panel with José Luis de Vicente, Aaron Koblin and
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La complicada madurez de Zuckerberg: Facebook ya no mola

La complicada madurez de Zuckerberg: Facebook ya no mola | e-Xploration | Scoop.it

Podría decirse que el último ha sido un fin de semana difícil para Facebook, si observamos los variados rumores que corren en diversos medios digitales internacionales sobre su estado de salud.

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Hybrid futures, Knowmads and the Notion state

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Knowmads are substantial agents of change , who drastically alter the infocologies they interact with.

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Education Futures | Learning in Knowmad Society: Making invisible learning visible

Education Futures | Learning in Knowmad Society: Making invisible learning visible | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
Learning in Knowmad Society: Making invisible learning visible: Preface: Today, the Waag Society (institute for ...

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Veranderende wereld van onderwijs

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Centro Studi Etnografia Digitale

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Il Centro Studi di Etnografia Digitale è un’organizzazione no-profit finalizzata alla ricerca che riunisce sociologi, marketer ed esperti del Web.

Il centro, attraverso l’utilizzo strategico e capillare dei nuovi media digitali, si occupa di studiare e comprendere le nuove forme di vita culturali emergenti nella Rete e nella società. I nuovi media rendono visibili e accessibili pensieri, comunicazioni, emozioni ed identità che prima rimanevano privati e nascosti. Il centro studi usa metodologie qualitative e quantitative per mettere a frutto questa nuova possibilità di arrivare ad una comprensione più profonda di identità, tribù e forme di vita che emergono nella contemporanea società delle reti.

Per descrivere lo statuto ontologico dell’utente della Rete, e in special modo del Web 2.0, si usa il neologismo prosumer. Cioè a dire che la massa di contenuti simbolici di cui è costituito il Web non è altro che il risultato delle incessanti e quotidiane attività comunicative dei suoi utenti che consumano gli stessi simboli che producono.
Il Web sociale diventa l’habitat naturale per la germinazione di ciò che il filosofo Paolo Virnochiama Intellettualità di Massa: un sistema di coscienze interconnesse “votate” alla produzione di beni immateriali, intesi sia come informazione, comunicazione e conoscenza, che come sostrato relazionale ed affettivo che tale produzione sostiene e di fatto rende possibile. Intellettualità di massa a cui, soprattutto, contribuiscono quelle nuove generazioni che sembrano tanto improduttive e “depresse” nel mondo offline.

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Encyclopedia of Systems and Cybernetics - Third Edition Preparation Site

The Third Edition of the Encyclopedia of Systems and Cybernetics is a joint project by the IFSR - International Federation for Systems Research and ISCE - the Institute for the Study of Coherence and Emergence.

Entries from the Second Edition are shown along with the opportunity for comments regarding those entries. All comments will be taken into account in the editorial process

 

http://systemspedia.org


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Nielsen, M.: Reinventing Discovery: The New Era of Networked Science.

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"In Reinventing Discovery, Michael Nielsen argues that we are living at the dawn of the most dramatic change in science in more than 300 years. This change is being driven by powerful new cognitive tools, enabled by the internet, which are greatly accelerating scientific discovery. There are many books about how the internet is changing business or the workplace or government. But this is the first book about something much more fundamental: how the internet is transforming the nature of our collective intelligence and how we understand the world."


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Coursera. Social and Economic Networks: Models and Analysis

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We are a social entrepreneurship company that partners with the top universities in the world to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free.
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The Matrix that Embeds, Maturana and Von Foerster

The third of a series of three 30 minute videos produced by the American Society for Cybernetics and Change Management Systems, directed by Pille Bunnell, 1998.

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Distinctions and Synthesis, Language and Brain, coevolution of life and world, all in a delicate and ongoing interplay of biology and mind. 

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Using the Instructure Canvas API with Google Apps Script to extract discussion threads

Using the Instructure Canvas API with Google Apps Script to extract discussion threads | e-Xploration | Scoop.it

This post contains details of how the Canvas API can be queried with Google Apps Script and the data entered in a Google Spreadsheet. In this particular example I go on to explore the data using Social Network Analysis techniques, but the basic framework may be useful for other projects


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The Digital Public Library of America, Me, and You | Dan Cohen's Digital Humanities Blog

The Digital Public Library of America, Me, and You | Dan Cohen's Digital Humanities Blog | e-Xploration | Scoop.it

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Pierre Levy's curator insight, March 6, 2013 4:41 PM

The DPLA, which you will be hearing much more about in the coming months, will be connecting the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums so that the public can access all of those collections in one place; providing a platform, with an API, for others to build creative and transformative applications upon; and advocating strongly for a public option for reading and research in the twenty-first century.

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Social Network Importer for NodeXL - Home

Social Network Importer for NodeXL - Home | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
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What's New


The new version of Social Network Importer includes a Group Network Import which allows you to import different networks for Facebook groups.

This new version includes also a search functionality for fan pages and groups. To use this functionality just start typing the name of the fan page/group in the textbox and it will automatically display a list of the fan pages/groups matching the search term. Select the fan page/group you want to analyze by clicking on it. You will then see the ID of the selected fan page/group in the textbox.

 

 

 

 

Searching Functionality in Fan Page Network Importer v.1.7

 

Social Network Importer Features


The Facebook Fan Page network importer can extract connections among people and posts linked by co-like or co-comment actions.  User to user, post to post, and user to post networks are available.

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Graph Databases, published by O'Reilly Media - FREE BOOK

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Graph Databases, the definitive book on graph databases, written by Ian Robinson, Jim Webber and Emil Eifrem, and published by O'Reilly Media.
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Graph Databases, published by O’Reilly Media, discusses the problems that are well aligned with graph databases, with examples drawn from practical, real-world use cases. This book also looks at the ecosystem of complementary technologies, highlighting what differentiates graph databases from other database technologies, both relational and NOSQL.

Graph Databases is written by Ian Robinson, Jim Webber, and Emil Eifrém, graph experts and enthusiasts at Neo Technology, creators of Neo4j, the world’s leading graph database.

Table of Contents1. Introduction2. The NOSQL Phenomenon3. Graphs and Connected Data4. Working with Graph Data5. Graph Databases6. Working with a Graph Database7. Graph Data in the Real World8. Predictive Analysis with Graph Theory

This exclusive early release of Graph Databases, published by O’Reilly Media, is compliments of Neo Technology, creators of Neo4j. Taking advantage of this special offer will get you started with graph databases now — long before the official book’s release.

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The Power of Networks: Mapping an increasingly complex world

Presentation by Manuel Lima @ Royal Society of Arts (London) - December 8th, 2011
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JOLT - Journal of Online Learning and Teaching - Digital Natives: Ten Years After

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Introduction

This year marks ten years from the first introduction to the term “Digital Natives,” coined originally by Marc Prensky in two seminal articles that established the traits of the digital native (2001a, 2001b). Prensky is by no means the first person to try and identity a new, distinct, generation of humans, and digital natives isn’t the only term proposed to describe them. Other common terms come from Oblinger & Oblinger (2005) and Tapscott (1997) who use the term net-generation, and Strauss & Howe (2000) use the term Millennials to describe this same generation of students. The dates do vary from author to author, but not by much; and the characteristics attributed to this new generation blend easily from author to author because a lot of the characteristics are predicated on access and utilization of technology and the Internet. This naming fetish didn’t stop at these three terms, and these terms are used interchangeably in every day discussions, but for the purposes of this article, this article will use the term “digital native.”

The emergence of the classification of this new generation lead to many articles, blog posts, columns, books and videos on educating this generation and taping into these learners’ new learning styles (Dede, 2005). Popular viral videos were produced showing statistics of new technology usage (Socialnomics, 2009) and emotional pleas from self-professed young digital natives that would like to see change in the institutions that educate them and cater to their unique digital needs and learning styles (VALATV, 2010; Nesbitt, 2007) What’s amazing about this term, and all that it implies, is the amazing speed with which it took hold in circles broader than the educational circle, and how it became part of our “common sense” without having been tested much in every day practice. The digital native became a rallying cry for change in education, (expensive) technological infusion at all levels of education, and broad-changes in institutions that are providing learning opportunities and environments to these digital natives. This article aims to critically examine the underlying digital native theory, review recent studies inquiring about the existence of digital natives, and to examine the effects that this “movement” has had on the learning professions.
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Knowmad Society - About

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In a world driven by exponential accelerating technological and social change, globalization, and a push for more creative and context-driven innovations, how can we ensure the success of ourselves as individuals, communities, and the planet?

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In a world driven by exponential accelerating technological and social change, globalization, and a push for more creative and context-driven innovations, how can we ensure the success of ourselves as individuals, communities, and the planet? Knowmad Society explores the future of learning, work and how we relate with each other in this emerging paradigm.

 

 

Moravec (2008) defines a knowmad as:

 

[…] a nomadic knowledge worker –that is, a creative, imaginative, and innovative person who can work with almost anybody, anytime, and anywhere. Industrial society is giving way to knowledge and innovation work. Whereas industrialization required people to settle in one place to perform a very specific role or function, the jobs associated with knowledge and information workers have become much less specific in regard to task and place. Moreover, technologies allow for these new paradigm workers to work either at a specific place, virtually, or any blended combination. Knowmads can instantly reconfigure and recontextualize their work environments, and greater mobility is creating new opportunities.

 

 

In other words, knowmads are extensions of Drucker’s (1992) knowledge workers concept, embracing the convergence of accelerating technological change and globalization. In particular, the use of advanced information and communications technologies enable knowmads to work beyond the pre-19th century notions of nation states, corporate identity, and community identity. For some, knowmadism is achieved through the leveraging of social media (i.e., Twitter or blogs) that add an additional layer of social and/or professional activities that defy the confinement to particular geographies and operational rules they may have been restricted to as recently as 10 years ago. For others, knowmads engage in work that is transnational, transcultural, and post-organizational in scope. And a few select others may develop and apply such individual experitise that their work in new context creation enables them to be considered postnational and postcultural actors in their own right.

Knowmads are valued for the personal knowledge that they possess, and for how they contextually apply it. Moreover, knowmads:

 

Are not restricted to a specific age.Build their personal knowledge through explicit information gathering and tacit experiences, and leverage their personal knowledge to produce new ideas.Are able to contextually apply their ideas and expertise in various social and organizational configurations.Are highly motivated to collaborate, and are natural networkers, navigating new organizations, cultures, and societies.Purposively use new technologies to help them solve problems and transcend geographical limitations.Are open to sharing what they know, and invite the open access to information, knowledge and expertise from others.Can unlearn as quickly as they learn, adopting new ideas and practices as necessary.Thrive in non-hierarchical networks and organizations.Develop habits of mind and practice to learn continuously.Are not afraid of failure.

(Note: List inspired by Cobo, 2008)

 

 

Knowmad Society brings in a futures orientation, projecting not only the future workforce, but also examines the social, educational, and organizational implications for developing human capital that is relevant for the 21st century. We are at a crossroads where we can design a new human renaissance, built on leveraging our imagination, creativity and innovation – or we can doom ourselves to repeating the mistakes of our past.

 

 

This volume explores knowmads in society in terms of natural evolution steps from industrial and information-based society ("Society 1.0"), knowledge-based society ("Society 2.0") and Knowmad Society in an era of accelerating change ("Society 3.0"). Educational and organizational implications are explored further, bringing together academics, practitioners, and policy leaders from the United States, the Netherlands, and Chile. In addition to presenting a full theoretical framework for Knowmad Society, examples and first-hand experiences of knowmadic educators and business leaders will be shared. The book ends with a powerful message of "what's it going to take" for nations and cultures to succeed in Knowmad Society.

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Online book, great read.

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Knowmad Society - Skills and competencies for knowmadic workers

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Wiener, Norbert - The Human Use of Human Beings. Cybernetics and Society

Scribd is the world's largest social reading and publishing site. (Wiener, Norbert - The Human Use of Human Beings.

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What’s holding back Digital Sociology? : Antonio A. Casilli :: BodySpaceSociety

What’s holding back Digital Sociology? : Antonio A. Casilli :: BodySpaceSociety | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
A blog for recovering social scientists
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The plat de resistance here is the article written by Jessie Daniels and Joe R. Feagin “The (Coming) Social Media Revolution in the Academy”. The authors start by addressing the (increasingly) common opinion according to which digital academia is characterized by a decline in elitism and in expert knowledge. Does democratization of knowledge mean the Gramscian “organic intellectual” will be replaced by a new brand of open-source academic? Sure this is not a linear process. The authors turn to analyze the material conditions of contemporary academic labour. This implies an adjustment in the use of some pre-existing scholarly facilities – such as libraries. This also means the introduction of new tools. Blogging and micro-blogging can be efficiently used to expand intellectual impact and to bridge different departments and research fields. But these participatory Web devices can also meet mixed reactions in the academic community, where they might still be perceived as “distractions” taking away from career pursuits.

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X-Labs: Science Communication Meets A Rock Concert | Neuroanthropology

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[PLOS Blog update] X-Labs: Science Communication Meets A Rock Concert http://t.co/1OK7VDWbjY

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A fire tornado! Tesla coils playing music! Exploding microwaves! That’s the X-Labs at the University of South Florida, a student initiative to promote science and engineering.

 

Take stage production, add in social media skills, and apply that to science. That’s what the X-Labs delivered at the USF’s 41st Engineering EXPO last weekend. I went to the Expo with my ten-year old son, and we had a blast seeing all the great projects geared towards kids and adults alike. The X-Labs show was our grand finale.

 

Smoke rings and candy liberally doused the audience even before the event began, all part of getting the audience geared up. Then the show started, with a robot playing drums, music and fire mixed together to show sound waves, and spinning chicken wire to create a flaming spiral. That one was entrancing! The photo above doesn’t do it justice. It was like the best souped-up campfire ever.

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Atlas of Transformation

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Atlas of Transformation (Atlas of Transformation: a useful guidebook of terms & texts related to social & political change http://t.co/J8rxnfwTUZ)...
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Atlas of Transformation is a book with almost 900 pages. It is a sort of global guidebook of transformation processes. With structured entries, its goal is to create a tool for the intellectual grasping of the processes of social and political change in countries that call themselves "countries of transformation" or are described by this term. The Atlas of Transformation was first published in Czech and it contains more than 200 "entries" and key terms of transformation. Several dozen authors (more than 100) from the whole world contributed to this book and also some influential period texts were republished here.

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Treemap: HCIL (Human computer Interaction-Lab)

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Treemap is a space-constrained visualization of hierarchical structures. It is very effective in showing attributes of leaf nodes using size and color coding. Treemap enables users to compare nodes and sub-trees even at varying depth in the tree, and help them spot patterns and exceptions.
Treemap was first designed by Ben Shneiderman during the 1990s. For more information, read the historical summary of treemaps, their growing set of applications, and the many other implementations. Treemaps are a continuing topic of research and application at the HCIL.

News and Events

Treemap 4.1.1 (February 17, 2004) is now available. See below for download information. 
See the   online documentation   and   history of changes 

 

On May 31, 2001, the Treemap Implementations and Applications workshop was held in conjunction with the HCIL 18th Annual Symposium and Open House.

Participants

Catherine Plaisant 
Ben Shneiderman 
Gouthami Chintalapani, Graduate Student (Systems Engineering) 
Aleks Aris, Graduate Student (Computer Science) 
with the participation of Ben Bederson, Jean Daniel Fekete and Susan Grodsky.

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