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Knowmad Society - Skills and competencies for knowmadic workers

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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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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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Project description

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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Netizen2013 - FR

Chaque année Reporters sans frontières et Google remettent le prix Netizen. Cette année, soutenez l'engagement de 9 blogueurs, journalistes en ligne et cyber...

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NodeGL: An online interactive viewer for NodeXL graphs uploaded to Google Spreadsheet

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Recently Tony (Hirst) tipped me off about a new viewer for Gephi graphs. Developed by Raphaël Velt it uses JavaScript to parse Gephi .gefx files and output the result on a HTML5 canvas. The code fo...
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Recently Tony (Hirst) tipped me off about a new viewer for Gephi graphs. Developed by Raphaël Velt it uses JavaScript to parse Gephi .gefx files and output the result on a HTML5 canvas. The code for the viewer is on github available under a MIT license if you want to download and remash, I’ve also put an instance here if you want to play. Looking for a solution to render NodeXL data from a Google Spreadsheet in a similar way here is some background in the development of NodeGL – an online viewer of NodeXL graphs hosted on Google Spreadsheets

 

 

If you want to try out your own here’s how:Generate your graph in NodeXL and File > Save As > Excel 97-2003 Workbook (*.xls) clicking Continue and Yes in the dialog popupsUpload the generated .xls file to Google Docs making sure you tick ‘Convert documents, presentations, spreadsheets and drawings to the corresponding Google Docs format‘Open the uploaded spreadsheet and select File > Publish to the web… and publish all the sheetsCopy the spreadhseet key from the link box (it will be similar to the example key highlighted in this link https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?hl=en_GB&hl=en_GB&key=0AqGkLMU9sHmLdFFUc3V0T3RjcFlBMVZCekpCTGcxVVE&output=htmlTo view your graph replace the highlight part of this url with your own spreadsheet keyhttp://hawksey.info/nodegl/#0AqGkLMU9sHmLdFFUc3V0T3RjcFlBMVZCekpCTGcxVVE
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ForgeFX - Pearson Prentice Hall Immersive Learning Simulations

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Providers of custom-developed interactive 3D simulations.


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Hackers : bâtisseurs depuis 1959 - Edition d'ebook, Pulp et livres numériques - OWNI Shop

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Une enquête sur le monde des hackers.
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Sans les hackers, il n'y aurait pas d'Internet. Il n'y aurait pas d'ordinateur non plus. 

Avant d'en arriver à nos PC connectés à 5 megabits par seconde, il y a un demi-siècle d'histoire du hacking, qui n'est rien d'autre stricto sensu, que l'usage créatif des techniques, l'art de démonter les systèmes (hacker signifie "mettre en pièces" en anglais), pour mieux en reconstruire d'autres, en fonction de ses envies, ses besoins, son simple plaisir.  Autrement dit, sous le clavier de Jude Milhon, “St. Jude”, patronne des hackers, décédée en 2003, le hacking est "le contournement intelligent des limites imposées, qu’elles le soient par votre gouvernement, vos propres capacités ou les lois de la physique"

Historiquement centrés sur le logiciel, le software, les hackers exercent maintenant aussi leur curiosité et leur inventivité sur les objets, le hardware. Les années 2000 sont d'ailleurs celles d'un retour au physique, avec l'explosion des lieux de travail collaboratifs qui gravitent autour de cette sphère : "hackerspaces", "makerspaces", "fab labs", etc. Récemment, on observe même un effet de mode autour du DIY, le "do it yourself"... il suffit de bidouiller trois LED et une imprimante 3D pour se revendiquer hacker.

En soi, le hacking est éminemment politique, directement lié à l'organisation de la cité. Il est un pied de nez permanent aux systèmes fermés et oligarchiques, à toutes tentatives de confiscation du savoir en prônant les valeurs du partage et la défense des libertés numériques. De fait, la communauté des hackers se mobilise, "l'hacktivisme" se structure. Politisés donc, certains rentrent directement dans la danse, notamment avec le Parti Pirate.

En théorie, l'esprit du hacking s'applique à tout domaine. Mais le système politique, coriace, se laissera-t-il détourner ? À moins que ce ne soit lui qui hacke les hackers... ?

C'est tout ce monde numérique de convictions, d'engagements et d'expériences de libertés que Sabine Blanc et Ophelia Noor vous proposent de découvrir...

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Big Data Analytics and Drug Surveillance

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HIMSS13 presentation on usingBig Data analytics for drug surveillance.

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New Documentary SILENCED Raising Money on Kickstarter to Tell the Story of Government Whistleblowers

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When does telling the truth become a dangerous act?

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The Biological Origin of Linguistic Diversity

In contrast with animal communication systems, diversity is characteristic of almost every aspect of human language. Languages variously employ tones, clicks, or manual signs to signal differences in meaning; some languages lack the noun-verb distinction (e.g., Straits Salish), whereas others have a proliferation of fine-grained syntactic categories (e.g., Tzeltal); and some languages do without morphology (e.g., Mandarin), while others pack a whole sentence into a single word (e.g., Cayuga). A challenge for evolutionary biology is to reconcile the diversity of languages with the high degree of biological uniformity of their speakers. Here, we model processes of language change and geographical dispersion and find a consistent pressure for flexible learning, irrespective of the language being spoken. This pressure arises because flexible learners can best cope with the observed high rates of linguistic change associated with divergent cultural evolution following human migration. Thus, rather than genetic adaptations for specific aspects of language, such as recursion, the coevolution of genes and fast-changing linguistic structure provides the biological basis for linguistic diversity. Only biological adaptations for flexible learning combined with cultural evolution can explain how each child has the potential to learn any human language.

 

The Biological Origin of Linguistic Diversity

Andrea Baronchelli, Nick Chater, Romualdo Pastor-Satorras, Morten H. Christiansen

http://arxiv.org/abs/1302.2937


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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

 

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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

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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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Both information and social cohesion determine collective decisions in animal groups

During consensus decision making, individuals in groups balance personal information (based on their own past experiences) with social information (based on the behavior of other individuals), allowing the group to reach a single collective choice. Previous studies of consensus decision making processes have focused on the informational aspects of behavioral choice, assuming that individuals make choices based solely on their likelihood of being beneficial (e.g., rewarded). However, decisions by both humans and nonhuman animals systematically violate such expectations. Furthermore, the typical experimental paradigm of assessing binary decisions, those between two mutually exclusive options, confounds two aspects common to most group decisions: minimizing uncertainty (through the use of personal and social information) and maintaining group cohesion (for example, to reduce predation risk). Here we experimentally disassociate cohesion-based decisions from information-based decisions using a three-choice paradigm and demonstrate that both factors are crucial to understanding the collective decision making of schooling fish. 

 

Both information and social cohesion determine collective decisions in animal groups
Noam Miller, Simon Garnier, Andrew T. Hartnett, and Iain D. Couzin

http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1217513110
PNAS February 25, 2013 201217513


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‘Rain Man’-like brains mapped with network analysis | KurzweilAI

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The 3D structural connectome of seven adults without a corpus callosum, a top genetic cause of autism. The larger, redder circles represent the hubs of the
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Real-Time Parallel Processing of Grammatical Structure in the Fronto-Striatal System: A Recurrent Network Simulation Study Using Reservoir Computing

Real-Time Parallel Processing of Grammatical Structure in the Fronto-Striatal System: A Recurrent Network Simulation Study Using Reservoir Computing | e-Xploration | Scoop.it

Sentence processing takes place in real-time. Previous words in the sentence can influence the processing of the current word in the timescale of hundreds of milliseconds. Recent neurophysiological studies in humans suggest that the fronto-striatal system (frontal cortex, and striatum – the major input locus of the basal ganglia) plays a crucial role in this process.


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[Infographie] 10 ans de Creative Commons

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Cette semaine, Creative Commons fête ses dix ans dans le monde entier. Une décennie d'alternative à une vision maximaliste de la propriété intellectuelle qui a su conquérir le grand public.
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Des early adopters aux géants du web, Owni vous retrace en une infographie 10 ans d’histoire de Creative Commons : ou comment un pari que d’aucuns jugeait pascalien a été remporté haut la main : proposer une alternative légale assouplissant la propriété intellectuelle pour favoriser le partage à l’heure du numérique.

Depuis la publication du premier set de licences en décembre 2002, cette généreuse et utile idée a fait son chemin sur les cinq continents, dépassant son cœur initial de cible, la culture, pour s’appliquer à d’autres domaines comme la science ou l’éducation.

Des dix années d’archives que nous avons parcourues, nous avons bien sûr retenu les étapes incontournables qui ont eu une large répercussion médiatique. Elles témoignent de l’évolution interne de l’organisation lancée par le juriste Lawrence Lessig mais aussi de sa réception et de la façon dont le public, qu’il s’agisse du milieu artistique, politique, médiatique, scientifique, etc, s’est emparé de l’outil. Pour en arriver là : plus de 100 affiliations travaillant dans plus de 70 juridictions.et 500 millions de contenus...

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What the Intelligence Community Is Doing With Big Data

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The intelligence community turns to big data to predict social unrest, election results, and currency collapse

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Víctor Farré's curator insight, February 19, 2013 3:34 AM

Todo está escrito, pesado y contado, sólo hay que encontrarlo y relacionarlo.  

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The intelligence community sponsors big data research to predict the likeliness of a popular revolt toppling a government, a deadly disease outbreak, a sudden currency collapse, or war.

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, July 9, 2013 2:30 PM

Tendremos que buscar...ese es el reto.

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Now You See It // The Blog of Author Cathy N. Davidson » The History of Distraction, 4000 BCE to the Present

Now You See It // The Blog of Author Cathy N. Davidson » The History of Distraction, 4000 BCE to the Present | e-Xploration | Scoop.it

:"So think about this history of past Information Ages the next time you hear a pundit blame the Internet for distraction, multitasking, diluted memory, asocial behavior, shallowness, loneliness, isolation, intellectual dilution and so forth.   It may be the World Wide Web, or something else.  Socrates would have urged us to blame our distraction on the alphabet. . ."


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Howard Rheingold's curator insight, February 28, 2013 2:55 PM

Cathy Davidson, like Ann Blair, points out the fear of distraction and information overload that accompanied the emergence of past information technologies -- writing, the alphabet, print, and now the Web. We coevolve infotentional tools -- encyclopedias, silent reading, to cite just two examples -- in response to perceived overload.

Anne Macdonell's curator insight, May 14, 2013 8:26 AM

Yes! I agree. Distraction is highly overrated. Go with it.