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Why You Should Care About Network Structure « Innovation Leadership Network

Why You Should Care About Network Structure « Innovation Leadership Network | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
When carbon atoms connect, they most commonly form molecules built on rings of six atoms. The things that are built out of these six atom rings of carbon are… (Structure makes diamonds or graphite!

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Top 12 Media Lab Social Technologies | MIT Center for Civic Media

Top 12 Media Lab Social Technologies | MIT Center for Civic Media | e-Xploration | Scoop.it

Here are 12 of the projects which I have found most inspiring, including one or two from other universities.

 


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Visualizing communities

Visualizing communities | e-Xploration | Scoop.it

I’m going to go through the major types of community visualizations that I’ve seen, and then talk about what I’d like to do with them. Like most powerful technologies, large scale visualization is a capability that can also be used to oppress and to sell. But I imagine social ends, worthwhile ways of using visualization to understand the “public” not as we imagine it, but as something closer to how we really exist.


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T N T — The Network Thinkers: Community Networks

T N T — The Network Thinkers: Community Networks | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
Community #Networks: knowing the net helps us knit the net http://t.co/vY74k3T8 #sna...

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How Twitter Gets In The Way Of Knowledge

How Twitter Gets In The Way Of Knowledge | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
Twitter has increasingly restricted access to the largest organized database of modern language in the world, despite its immense research value. It's a tragedy.

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TREC's tools for downloading tweets also have to allow for Twitter's strict rate-limiting. TREC attendees trying to download their dataset of 16 million tweets are subject to a maximum of 180 API calls every 15 minutes. Under those limits, it would take more than two weeks to get all 16 million tweets. Researchers trying to gather their own datasets would use Twitter's streaming APIs, which returns a real-time feed of tweets posted to Twitter, but the publicly-available API for that is limited to only a small fraction of total tweets to the service, around 1 percent. There is an API that allows all tweets to the service to be collected, the "firehose," but Twitter strongly limits access to it and charges a fee that is well outside the budget of most academic research.Gnip, Twitter's resellers for firehose access, charges $0.10 per thousand tweets. It would cost TREC, whose participants have no funding at all, $16,000 to get their 16 million tweets that way.

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Twitter as a research database

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With millions of tweets transmitted every day, Twitter has become an important historical and cultural record and an immensely useful resource for researchers of politics, history, literature, language, and anything else you can imagine.

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How to Make an Interactive Network Visualization

How to Make an Interactive Network Visualization | e-Xploration | Scoop.it

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Are We Becoming Cyborgs?

Are We Becoming Cyborgs? | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
Susan Greenfield, Evgeny Morozov and Maria Popova on what technology and the Internet mean for our brains, our relationships and our future.
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Greenfield : I don’t fear the power of the technology and all the wonderful things it can do — these are irrefutable — but more how it is being used by people. The human mind — this is where I do part company with Evgeny — is not one that we could say has always been a cyborg. There is no evidence for this statement. Niels Bohr, the famous physicist, once admonished a student: “You’re not thinking; you’re just being logical.” I think it actually demeans human cognition to reduce it to computational approaches and mechanistic operations.

I’m worried about how that mind might be sidetracked, corrupted, underdeveloped — whatever word you want to use — by technology.

Human brains are exquisitely evolved to adapt to the environment in which they’re placed. It follows that if the environment is changing in an unprecedented way, then the changes too will be unprecedented. Every hour you spend sitting in front of a screen is an hour not talking to someone, not giving someone a hug, not having the sun on your face. So the fear I have is not with the technology per se, but the way it’s used by the native mind.

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The future of ‘Big Data’ is apps, not infrastructure

The future of ‘Big Data’ is apps, not infrastructure | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
Guest Post The current media hype around Big Data has clouded where the real opportunity is: software applications that exploit Big Data.
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CLOUDS an Interactive Documentary exploring creativity through the lens of code

Over the last year we have captured interviews with over 30 new media artists, curators, designers, and critics, using a new 3D cinema format called RGBD. CLOUDS presents a generative portrait of this digital arts community in a videogame-like environment. The artists inhabit a shared space with their code-based creations, allowing you to follow your curiosity through a network of stories.

 

What does it feel like to think with code? How can emerging technologies enable us to actualize our dreams? How has online sharing transformed the way artists collaborate? ...

 

 


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... "What does it feel like to think with code? How can emerging technologies enable us to actualize our dreams? How has online sharing transformed the way artists collaborate?

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The creative practitioners featured in the documentary represent a new breed of interdisciplinary artists who combine software engineering, audiovisual design, and cultural engagement. CLOUDS explores the themes of creativity, aesthetics, simulation, and sharing articulated by these luminaries in the computational arts community."...

 

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Pierre Lévy on Collective Intelligence Literacy | Digital Delights

Pierre Lévy on Collective Intelligence Literacy | Digital Delights | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
For my book in progress on social media literacies, I talked to Pierre Lévy about his specialty, collective intelligence.

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Understanding Learning Analytics and Student Data

Understanding Learning Analytics and Student Data | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
There's a lot to unpack about learning analytics -- everything from how student data is captured to how it will be used. For all of its promises -- and there ar

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Gianfranco D'Aversa's curator insight, January 6, 2013 9:20 AM

There's a lot to unpack about learning analytics -- everything from how student data is captured to how it will be used. For all of its promises -- and there ar

ChrisPegler's curator insight, January 16, 2013 12:58 AM

'Why is it not widely used yet?'  I think that we may be not yet aware of how complex the data will be when we talk about shifting 21st century learning, For example how can we make sense of MOOCs using learner analytics when there are so many variables, including learner agendas?

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Introduction to Complexity | Santa Fe Institute

Introduction to Complexity | Santa Fe Institute | e-Xploration | Scoop.it

Instructor: Melanie Mitchell
Launch date: January 28, 2013
Prerequisites: None
Cost: Free
Credit offered: None, though everyone who successfully finishes the course will receive a certificate of completion from the Santa Fe Institute.
Course length: 11 weeks
Approximate workload: 3-6 hours per week


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Complejidady Economía's curator insight, December 28, 2012 5:09 PM

Curso en línea

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Thank You, Thank You, Thank You, Thank You, Thank You, Thank You...(pause for breathe) THANK YOU for this post! This is awesome!
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Introducing the Internet of Things - INFOGRAPHIC

Introducing the Internet of Things - INFOGRAPHIC | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
#INFOGRAPHIC - : The Internet Moves Out of the Box: Introducing the Internet of Things http://t.co/LabkL3Sx...

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Not on Facebook? Researchers Can Still Probe the “Shadow Network”

Not on Facebook? Researchers Can Still Probe the “Shadow Network” | e-Xploration | Scoop.it

Using the network structure of four of the university campuses, a machine-learning program picked out attributes that seemed to predict whether two non-members knew each other, such as how many members knew both of them and how many knew one but not the other. 

 


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Identifying the brains behind a terrorist attack or an infectious-disease primary source | KurzweilAI

Identifying the brains behind a terrorist attack or an infectious-disease primary source | KurzweilAI | e-Xploration | Scoop.it

Could a computer algorithm identify the source of a terrorism attack, like the Gauss virus, or an epidemic?

Pedro Pinto, a researcher at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), says his team has developed such an algorithm.


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Edge Prediction in a Social Graph: My Solution to Facebook's User Recommendation Contest on Kaggle - Edwin Chen's Blog

Edge Prediction in a Social Graph: My Solution to Facebook's User Recommendation Contest on Kaggle - Edwin Chen's Blog | e-Xploration | Scoop.it

A couple weeks ago, Facebook launched a link prediction contest on Kaggle, with the goal of recommending missing edges in a social graph.


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SNA and Leadership Networks

Social Network Analysis, SNA, Leadership Networks, Leadership Program, Evaluation

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Lamia Ben's curator insight, December 26, 2012 10:06 AM

We are pleased to share our paper, "Social Network Analysis and the Evaluation of Leadership Networks, " which has been published in The Leadership Quarterly  Volume 21, Issue 4, August 2010, Pages 600-619

ukituki's curator insight, January 22, 2013 4:35 AM

Leadership development practitioners have become increasingly interested in
networks as a way to strengthen relationships among leaders in fields,
communities, and organizations. This paper offers a framework for
conceptualizing different types of leadership networks and uses case
examples to identify outcomes typically associated with each type of
network. One challenge for the field of leadership development has been how
to evaluate leadership networks.

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The Human Algorithm: Redefining the Value of Data - Brian Solis

The Human Algorithm: Redefining the Value of Data - Brian Solis | e-Xploration | Scoop.it

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Yolande Villemaire's curator insight, January 2, 2013 7:42 PM

SoLoMo: social, local, mobile data and the Human Algorithm.

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[Analytics: The New Path to Value] Executive Summary

[Analytics: The New Path to Value] <br /> Executive Summary | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
This is part 1 of 10 from the 2010 New Intelligent Enterprise Global Executive Study and Research Project.
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The biggest obstacle is not the data: Despite the enormous challenge felt by most organizations to “get the data right,” that’s not what executives name as the key barrier to achieving the competitive advantage that “big data” can offer — the top two barriers are “lack of understanding of how to use analytics to improve the business” and “lack of management bandwidth.”

Where are the leaders headed? Toward making information “come alive”:Over the next 24 months, executives say they will focus on supplementing standard historical reporting of data with emerging approaches that convert information into scenarios and simulations that make insights easier to understand and to act on.

Based on data from our survey, case studies and interviews with experts, we have identified a new, five-point methodology for successfully implementing analytics-driven management and for rapidly creating value. This report describes that emerging methodology and its five critical recommendations.

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  • Focus on the biggest opportunities first. Attack one big important problem that can demonstrate value and catalyze the organization toward action.
  • Start with questions, not data. Understand the problem — and the insights needed to solve it — before working on the data that will yield the insights.
  • Embed insights to drive action. Ensure end-result impact by making information come to life, articulating use cases and expressing data-driven insights in ways that even nonexperts can understand and act upon.
  • Keep existing capabilities while adding new ones. Even as centralized analytics oversight grows, keep distributed, localized capabilities in place.
  • Build the analytics foundation according to an information agenda.Opportunistic application of analytics can create value fast, but it must be part of an enterprise-wide information-and-analytics plan.
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Little data, big data and very big data (VBD) or big BS?

Little data, big data and very big data (VBD) or big BS? | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
If you are in any way associated with information technology (IT), business, scientific, media and entertainment computing or related areas, you may have heard big data mentioned. Big data have bee...
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Of course the virtualization folks might want to if they have not already corner the V for Virtual Big Data. In that case, then instead of Very Big Data, how about very very Big Data (vvBD). How about Ultra-Large Big Data (ULBD), or High-Revenue Big Data (HRBD), granted the HR might cause some to think its unique for Health Records, or Human Resources, both btw leverage different forms of big data regardless of what you see or think big data is.

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The Twitter of Babel: Mapping World Languages through Microblogging Platforms

Large scale analysis and statistics of socio-technical systems that just a few short years ago would have required the use of consistent economic and human resources can nowadays be conveniently performed by mining the enormous amount of digital data produced by human activities. Although a characterization of several aspects of our societies is emerging from the data revolution, a number of questions concerning the reliability and the biases inherent to the big data "proxies" of social life are still open. Here, we survey worldwide linguistic indicators and trends through the analysis of a large-scale dataset of microblogging posts. We show that available data allow for the study of language geography at scales ranging from country-level aggregation to specific city neighborhoods. The high resolution and coverage of the data allows us to investigate different indicators such as the linguistic homogeneity of different countries, the touristic seasonal patterns within countries and the geographical distribution of different languages in multilingual regions. This work highlights the potential of geolocalized studies of open data sources to improve current analysis and develop indicators for major social phenomena in specific communities.

 

The Twitter of Babel: Mapping World Languages through Microblogging Platforms

Delia Mocanu, Andrea Baronchelli, Bruno Gonçalves, Nicola Perra, Alessandro Vespignani

http://arxiv.org/abs/1212.5238


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[Conference] « Just-in-time sociology » a new field for digital humanities?

[Conference] « Just-in-time sociology » a new field for digital humanities? | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
« Understanding social phenomena as they unfold » This workshop took place in preamble to the 4th International Conference on Social Informatics (SOCINFO 2012) and brought tog...

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Personal Learning Networks: Knowledge Sharing as Democracy | Collaboration | HYBRID PEDAGOGY

Personal Learning Networks: Knowledge Sharing as Democracy | Collaboration | HYBRID PEDAGOGY | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
Hybrid Pedagogy is an academic and networked journal of teaching and technology that combines the strands of critical and digital pedagogy to arrive at the best social and civil uses of technology and digital media in education.

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Tim Scholze's curator insight, January 3, 2013 7:00 PM

AWESOME post and a very relevant topic. This is a must blog to follow!

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12th International Conference of Sociocybernetics

The 2013 edition of the international RC51 meeting of Sociocybernetics will be held from 24th to 28th June at Centro Cultural Universitario” of the Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán, Mexico.

The conference title is “The sociocybernetics of social systems and social networks”.


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[infographie] A Simple Guide To 4 Complex Learning Theories - Edudemic

[infographie] A Simple Guide To 4 Complex Learning Theories - Edudemic | e-Xploration | Scoop.it

Do you know the actual theories of learning? A learning theory is an attempt to describe how people learn, helping us understand this inherently complex process.


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Marcel Lebrun's curator insight, December 27, 2012 7:32 AM

Une belle infographie pour comprendre quelques théories sur l'apprentissage , comment elles se complètent et en quoi elles se distinguent ...

nihal abitiu's curator insight, December 28, 2012 3:59 AM

theories of learning