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Planes Landing in Beijing: Video from Space

Planes Landing in Beijing: Video from Space | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
This quick shot by Skybox’s SkySat-1 shows multiple planes landing at Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) airport in Beijing on December 30, 2013. You can easily see a large plane...
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Google Glass signals a wearables revolution

Google Glass signals a wearables revolution | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
Paul Saffo says current Google Glasses are doomed to become eBay collectibles, but not the future ones.
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The Lost Empire that Ruled the Silk Road

The Lost Empire that Ruled the Silk Road | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
Today, the city of Samarkand in Uzbekistan is relatively remote, known mostly for its magnificent medieval ruins. But over a millennium ago, it was one of the richest cities on the infamous trade route known as the Silk Road. Back in the 600s CE, that route was called simply "the road to Samarkand."
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Coming to Terms With Humanity's Inevitable Union With Machines

Coming to Terms With Humanity's Inevitable Union With Machines | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
Our robot overlords are already here. We’re just anthropomorphizing our technology in more subtle ways than we’d imagined in the past.
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So The Beast Of Data Retention Is Finally Dead In Europe. What, Why, How? | Privacy Online News

So The Beast Of Data Retention Is Finally Dead In Europe. What, Why, How? | Privacy Online News | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
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NSF Award Search: Award#1413864 - EAGER: Council for Big Data, Ethics, and Society

NSF Award Search: Award#1413864 - EAGER: Council for Big Data, Ethics, and Society | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
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Big data are changing the ways in which individuals are tracked and the corresponding ways in which science must respond. Data uses run the gamut from public health modeling to personalization of online content to potentially discriminatory practices. Big data involve not just using new tools to get better answers but also new social, cultural and ethical issues. This award establishes a model for dealing with the ethical, social and legal impacts of big data projects from their outset, with an eye to developing next generation protocols to cover these kinds of impacts. A multidisciplinary council will be established to engage with and complement discussions already underway in mathematics, the sciences, engineering, and computer science. The goal of the Council will be to address issues such as security, privacy, equality, and access in order to help guard against the repetition of earlier mistakes and inadequate preparation. Through public commentary, events, white papers, and direct engagement with data analytics projects, the Council will develop frameworks to help researchers, practitioners, and the public understand the social, ethical, legal, and policy issues that underpin big data phenomena.

 

Functionally, the goal will be to help guard against the repetition of known mistakes and inadequate preparation by working across domains and disciplines involved in big data projects. In the process, those working on this project will develop new and powerful paradigms for identifying and understanding leading edge social, political, ethical, and legal issues. Both the research outputs and the coordinated network will help inform the design of scientific projects. Furthermore, the public-oriented nature and accessible outputs of this project will provide input for public discussions surrounding the big data phenomena by engaging with journalists, educators, and public policy makers. This project will create an influential community of thought leaders that can help shape the understanding of the complexities of the big data and also provide engagement for young scientists. 

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Will You Obey Your Robot Boss?

Will You Obey Your Robot Boss? | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
In the future, we will have robot overlords. This uncomfortable experiment captured in hilarious video shows just how easily humans will roll over...
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Norbert Wiener in the 21st Century - IEEE 2014 Conference

Norbert Wiener in the 21st Century - IEEE 2014 Conference | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
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Norbert Wiener made contributions across several disciplines during his lifetime. Many of these were immediately relevant, and influenced theories and production during his day. Others were long-term, and only in recent years has it been possible to test their relevance. Separately, Wiener predicted the social impact of robotic, cybernetic and other technologies on the future of society, and after several decades his writing retain their relevance.

In recent years Wiener’s work has been coming to the fore in several fields, from control theory to science, technology and society. This conference will provide an opportunity to look at the full range of Wiener’s contributions, particularly those on the boarder of multiple disciplines that he valued much.

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No Personal Data Is Safe From This Drone's Stalking Capabilities - PSFK

No Personal Data Is Safe From This Drone's Stalking Capabilities - PSFK | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
Snoopy shows how weak our mobile security systems really are.
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Big Data Is Just a Big Scam

Big Data Is Just a Big Scam | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
From what I can tell, what Big Data does best is spy on individuals.
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Google's Eric Schmidt & Jared Cohen @ Glenn Beck Feb 24, 2014 - with ads

Vimeo is the home for high-quality videos and the people who love them.
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The Face Behind Bitcoin

The Face Behind Bitcoin | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
The reclusive inventor of the troubled virtual currency has been hiding in plain sight
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Zite is Flipping out

Zite is Flipping out | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
Today is an exciting day: Zite is spinning out from CNN and joining forces with Flipboard. Together, we’re going to build the most wonderful place to read news that has ever existed. Ali Davar and ...
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100,000 Stars

An interactive 3D visualization of the stellar neighborhood, including over 100,000 nearby stars. Created for the Google Chrome web browser.
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The Truth About Google X: An Exclusive Look Behind The Secretive Lab's Closed Doors

The Truth About Google X: An Exclusive Look Behind The Secretive Lab's Closed Doors | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
Space elevators, teleportation, hoverboards, and driverless cars: The top-secret Google X innovation lab opens up about what it does--and how it...
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Protéger les savoirs des peuples autochtones, par Clara Delpas et Pierre William Johnson (Le Monde diplomatique)

Protéger les savoirs des peuples autochtones, par Clara Delpas et Pierre William Johnson (Le Monde diplomatique) | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
Acteurs majeurs dans la protection de la biodiversité, les peuples autochtones détiennent des ressources génétiques mais aussi des savoirs traditionnels qui intéressent les industries de l'« économie verte ». Des savoirs aujourd'hui soumis à une logique de marché.
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Will Synthetic Biology Evolve Into the Next Hot Field?

Will Synthetic Biology Evolve Into the Next Hot Field? | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
Five things you should know about this growing segment that aims to modify life itself.
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Komplizen – Wie können Hacker und Journalisten, Piraten und Kapitalisten, Amateure und Profis zusammenarbeiten?

Komplizen – Wie können Hacker und Journalisten, Piraten und Kapitalisten, Amateure und Profis zusammenarbeiten? | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
Hacker und Journalisten, Piraten und Kapitalisten, Amateure und Profis bereiten sich auf eine neue Ära der Zusammenarbeit vor. Noch ist das gemeinsame Schaffen von Konflikten geprägt. Noch fehlen k...
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http://www.amazon.de/Komplizen-Journalisten-Kapitalisten-Amateure-zusammenarbeiten-ebook/dp/B00JDMVGSG/ref=zg_bs_617657031_1

 

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James Lovelock: 'Instead of robots taking over the world, what if we join with them?'

James Lovelock: 'Instead of robots taking over the world, what if we join with them?' | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
Stephen Moss: The maverick scientist on the advantages of nuclear power, Fukushima meltdown 'lies' – and how humans could become robo-people
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Digital v human: the new debate - FT.com

Digital v human: the new debate - FT.com | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
A couple of years ago Brian Arthur, an academic affiliated with the Palo Alto Research Center, made a startling prediction. In the next two to three decades, western digital networks would end up performing functions equal to the size of the “real”
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Media Lab Conversations Series: Jaron Lanier | MIT Media Lab

Media Lab Conversations Series: Jaron Lanier | MIT Media Lab | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
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How to Love and Criticize Technology at the Same TimeJaron Lanier in conversation with Ken Perlin, Hiroshi Ishii, and Pattie MaesWednesday, March 05, 2014 | 4:00pm - 5:30pmLocation:  MIT Media Lab, 3rd Floor AtriumSpeaker:  Jaron Lanier Hiroshi Ishii (host) Pattie Maes (host) Ken Perlin (host)
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To Be Human Is To Be Transhuman - YouTube

Check out Second Chance Subaru at http://www.revision3.com/subaru "We are as gods and might as well get good at it." Stewart Brand Join Jason Silva every wee...
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Sapporo International Art Festival Announces Full Line-up | Artinfo

Sapporo International Art Festival Announces Full Line-up | Artinfo | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
A full list of artists, special projects, and venues for the inaugural edition of the Sapporo International Art Festival (SIAF) 2014 was announced at a press conference held in Tokyo on March 13.
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Why You Should Embrace Surveillance, Not Fight It | Wired Opinion | Wired.com

Why You Should Embrace Surveillance, Not Fight It | Wired Opinion | Wired.com | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
The internet is a tracking and monitoring machine. We will ceaselessly self-track and be tracked. We’re expanding the data sphere to sci-fi levels and there’s no stopping it because too many of the benefits we covet derive from it. Our central choice now is whether this surveillance is a secret, one-way panopticon -- or a mutual, transparent kind of 'coveillance' that involves watching the watchers...
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The Art — And Imagery — Of Storytelling In Marketing

The Art — And Imagery — Of Storytelling In Marketing | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
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