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The Information Sage | Edward Tufte

The Information Sage | Edward Tufte | From Complexity to Wisdom | Scoop.it
Meet Edward Tufte, the graphics guru to the power elite who is revolutionizing how we see data.
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Gov 2.0 Expo 2010: Danah Boyd "Connecting with Communities"

Danah Boyd (Microsoft Research), "Connecting with Communities"

"...The issues with transparency are similar to the issues with Internet access and the digital divide. In focusing on the first step - transparency or access - it's easy to forget the bigger picture. Internet access does not automagically created an informed citizenry. Likewise, transparent data doesn't make an informed citizenry. Transparency is only the first step. And when we treat transparency as an ends in itself, we can create all sorts of unintended consequences. For this reason, I think that we need to critically think through not just transparency, but the information landscape around transparency..."
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Elif Shafak: The politics of fiction | Video on TED.com

TED Talks Listening to stories widens the imagination; telling them lets us leap over cultural walls, embrace different experiences, feel what others feel. Elif Shafak builds on this simple idea to argue that fiction can overcome identity politics.
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Erika Harrison's comment, July 1, 2011 8:39 PM
Circles, or communities of the like-minded, as one of the biggest dangers of the globalized world. Fiction can help to transcend issues of "representative foreigners", cultural stereotypes, and intercultural communication of identity politics. Wow, what an eloquent, comprehensive, thought-provoking talk.
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Twitter Literacy (I refuse to make up a Twittery name for it) : Howard Rheingold : City Brights

Twitter Literacy (I refuse to make up a Twittery name for it) : Howard Rheingold : City Brights | From Complexity to Wisdom | Scoop.it
Post-Oprah and apres-Ashton, Twittermania is definitely sliding down the backlash slope of the hype cycle. It's not just the predictable wave of naysaying after the predictable waves of...
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Harold Jarche » Sharing tacit knowledge

Harold Jarche » Sharing tacit knowledge | From Complexity to Wisdom | Scoop.it
"Our current models for managing people, training and knowledge-sharing are insufficient for a workplace that demands emergent practices just to keep up...Knowledge workers today need to connect with others to co-solve problems...In the 21st century, conversation is learning and learning is work".
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Design Thinking Is A Failed Experiment. So What's Next? | Co.Design - Stuff That Makes Me Think

Design Thinking Is A Failed Experiment. So What's Next? | Co.Design - Stuff That Makes Me Think | From Complexity to Wisdom | Scoop.it
Bruce Nussbaum, one of Design Thinking's biggest advocates, is moving on to something new. Here, he begins defining "Creative Quotient."
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Web 3.0 - A story about the Semantic Web, its value and to what extent it's possible

By Kate Ray
Great synopsis of the debates around the idea of a semantic web and to what extent it's really possible.

Interviews with:
Tim Berners-Lee
Clay Shirky
Chris Dixon
David Weinberger
Nova Spivack
Jason Shellen
Lee Feigenbaum
John Hebeler
Alon Halevy
David Karger
Abraham Bernstein
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Eric Berlow: How complexity leads to simplicity | Video on TED.com

The beauty of complex problems in 3.5 minutes. Step back, embrace complexity, consider spheres of influence as interconnected systems, and simple answers will emerge.

TED Talks Ecologist Eric Berlow doesn't feel overwhelmed when faced with complex systems. He knows that more information can lead to a better, simpler solution.
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George Siemens on Connectivism: A Learning Theory for the Digital Age (2005)

George Siemens on Connectivism: A Learning Theory for the Digital Age (2005) | From Complexity to Wisdom | Scoop.it
Editor’s Note: This is a milestone article that deserves careful study. Connectivism should not be con fused with constructivism. George Siemens advances a theory of learning that is consistent with the needs of the twenty first century. His theory takes into account trends in learning, the use of technology and networks, and the diminishing half-life of knowledge. It combines relevant elements of many learning theories, social structures, and technology to create a powerful theoretical construct for learning in the digital age.
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Howard Rheingold - Smartmobs Revisited

In 2002, Rheingold published Smart Mobs, exploring the potential for technology to augment collective intelligence. Now, 7 years later, Howard revisits for the first time the points he made in the book and checks what has and has not happened. Notice: due to photo license restrictions, the slides from Howard's talk are not available.
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The State of Wikipedia by JESS3

Created by JESS3: The State of Wikipedia not only explores the rich history and inner-workings of the web-based encyclopedia, but it's also a celebration of its 10th anniversary. With more than 17 million articles in over 270 languages, Wikipedia has undoubtedly become one of the most visited and relied upon sites on the web today.

The fourth video in our the "State of" series, JESS3 is proud to release The State of Wikipedia as our first video of 2011. And, as if it weren't good enough, the video features none other than one of the co-founders himself, Jimmy Wales, as the narrator.

http://jess3.com/the-state-of-wikipedia
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Clay Shirky on your “cognitive surplus” Full Interview | Spark | CBC Radio

Clay Shirky on your “cognitive surplus” Full Interview | Spark | CBC Radio | From Complexity to Wisdom | Scoop.it
It’s these kind of interviews that make us really happy we can post the uncut audio for everyone to hear. Nora recently interviewed author, teacher and thinker Clay Shirky. On the show, we play edited interviews so we can cover lots of ground, but online we have all the time in the world (wide web! haha…) Clay’s interview is worth hearing in full.

Clay touches on some of the topics in his new book, Here Comes Everybody, such as the pros and cons of social media, new business models online, and how big change comes from human motivation, not shiny new technologies. On that point, he makes some interesting observations after the 19 minute mark.

Nora and Clay started off by talking about our “cognitive surplus,” which Clay describes as “all the free thinking time that society has access to… in the brains of its citizens that isn’t getting used for specific tasks.” Think TV watching time, except Clay has some ideas on how you should be/could be spending your surplus.
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Everything You Need to Know About Data You Learned in Kindergarten | NTEN

Everything You Need to Know About Data You Learned in Kindergarten | NTEN | From Complexity to Wisdom | Scoop.it
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Why Social Computing Aids Knowledge Management

Why Social Computing Aids Knowledge Management | From Complexity to Wisdom | Scoop.it
Social networking tools promise to help companies harness the knowledge inside the heads of their employees and put it to work for the business.
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Web 2.0 Expo NY: Clay Shirky (shirky.com) It's Not Information Overload. It's Filter Failure.

It's Not Information Overload. It's Filter Failure.
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Xtranormal: Community Alert: Solving the case of the missing information

This is an assignment for a graduate course in FSU's information systems program.
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What Pull and the Semantic Web Mean for Small Business, Part II

What Pull and the Semantic Web Mean for Small Business, Part II | From Complexity to Wisdom | Scoop.it
We are shifting from pushing information to pulling it.
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The History of Information, by David Siegel

David Siegel, author of 4 books about the web, presents his new 8-minute video on the history and future of information.
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Why Marketing Threatens the True Promise of Social Media

Why Marketing Threatens the True Promise of Social Media | From Complexity to Wisdom | Scoop.it
For the first time in centuries, technology allows us to communicate widely and directly without interference from governments and corporations. So why are we using it to follow brands?
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What's Missing From Our 'Cognitive Toolkit'?

What's Missing From Our 'Cognitive Toolkit'? | From Complexity to Wisdom | Scoop.it
Thinkers explore whether there are workarounds for cognitive traits that may be holding back human progress.
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How the Oxford English Dictionary started out like Wikipedia (Wired UK)

How the Oxford English Dictionary started out like Wikipedia (Wired UK) | From Complexity to Wisdom | Scoop.it
The origins of the Oxford English Dictionary are surprisingly similar to those of Wikipedia, but that didn't stop it becoming an academic standard...
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Crowdsourcing a Better World | Opinionator | NYTimes - Stuff That Makes Me Think

Crowdsourcing a Better World | Opinionator | NYTimes - Stuff That Makes Me Think | From Complexity to Wisdom | Scoop.it
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