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CODE_n: Data Visualizations in Grande Scale Shown at CeBit 2014

CODE_n: Data Visualizations in Grande Scale Shown at CeBit 2014 | Shotts | Scoop.it

I guess that CODE_n [http://kramweisshaar.com], developed by design agency Kram/Weisshaar, is best appreciated when perceived in the flesh, that is at the Hannover Fairgrounds during CeBit 2014 in Hannover, Germany.

 

CODE_n consists of more than 3.000 square meters (approx. 33,000 ft2) of ink-jet printed textile membranes, stretching more than 260 meters of floor-to-ceiling tera-pixel graphics. The 12.5 terapixel, 90-meter long wall-like canopy titled "Retrospective Trending", shows over 400 lexical frequency timelines ranging from the years 1800 to 2008, each generated using Google's Ngram tool. The hundreds of search terms relate to ethnographic themes of politics, economics, engineering, science, technology, mathematics, and philosophy, resulting in the output of historical trajectories of word usage over time.

 

The 6.2 terapixel "Hydrosphere Hyperwall" is a visualization of the global ocean as dynamic pathways, polychrome swathes of sea climate, data-collecting swarms of mini robots and sea animals, as well as plumes of narrow current systems. NASA's ECCO2 maps were interwoven with directional arrows that specify wind direction and data vectors that represent buoys, cargo floats, research ships, wave gliders, sea creatures and research stations.

 

Finally, the 6.6 terapixel "Human Connectome" is a morphological map of the human brain. Consisting of several million multi-coloured fibre bundles and white matter tracts that were captured by diffusion-MRIs, the structural descriptions of the human mind were generated at 40 times the scale of the human body. The 3D map of human neural connections visualizes brain dynamics on an ultra-macro scale as well as the infinitesimal cell-scale.


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15 Sure-Fire Ways to Get on Any Bartender's Bad Side

15 Sure-Fire Ways to Get on Any Bartender's Bad Side | Shotts | Scoop.it
Things you should never do to the person who controls the trajectory of your life, err, night.
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Hopping Mad: Playboy persists in PlayBev legal pursuit over energy drink

Hopping Mad: Playboy persists in PlayBev legal pursuit over energy drink | Shotts | Scoop.it
Playboy still alleges that CirTran and PlayBev are 'illegitimately conducting’ the Playboy energy drink business and unlawfully making money off the brand, as legal action continues in the state of Illinois.
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Michigan Chronicle - Shinola Brings Manufacturing Back to Detroit

Michigan Chronicle - Shinola Brings Manufacturing Back to Detroit | Shotts | Scoop.it
ALEX STCHEKINE, bicycle production and special projects, affixes the name...
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Want to Build a Guerrilla Garden? This Crowdsourcing Platform Could Help

Want to Build a Guerrilla Garden? This Crowdsourcing Platform Could Help | Shotts | Scoop.it
GOOD is a global community of people and organizations working towards individual and collective progress.
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Longing to Start Something Stupid? How Pursuing

Longing to Start Something Stupid? How Pursuing | Shotts | Scoop.it
Longing to do something big but worried it's a stupid idea? Learn how to crush your fear, make your dreams happen and live without regret.
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Beverage Industry, Beverage Equipment, Drink Industry, Beverage Packaging

Beverage Industry, Beverage Equipment, Drink Industry, Beverage Packaging | Shotts | Scoop.it
Daily news on beverage industry and beverage equipment. Free access to news on drink industry, beverage packaging and beverage processing
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Are Women And Booze A Match Made In Heaven Or a Marketing Minefield? - Forbes

Are Women And Booze A Match Made In Heaven Or a Marketing Minefield? - Forbes | Shotts | Scoop.it
No matter the explanation, the trend is tangible: women are the new coveted niche market for liquor brands looking to broaden customer appeal. But how easy will it be?
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"Kingonomics" Embody The Spirit of Social Entrepreneurship - Forbes

"Kingonomics" Embody The Spirit of Social Entrepreneurship - Forbes | Shotts | Scoop.it
Kingonomics by Rodney Sampson Entrepreneur, religious leader, and author of Kingonomics, Rodney Sampson has long been a student of Martin Luther King.
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90-year-old Saudi man buys underage girl for marriage — RT

90-year-old Saudi man buys underage girl for marriage — RT | Shotts | Scoop.it
The marriage of a 90-year-old man to a 15-year-old girl has sparked condemnation from human rights and social media activists throughout Saudi Arabia, while the groom insists that he has committed no crime.
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How Non-Profits Relied on Social Media in 2012 [INFOGRAPHIC]

How Non-Profits Relied on Social Media in 2012 [INFOGRAPHIC] | Shotts | Scoop.it
This revealing infographic shows just how much non-profits leveraged social media over the past year.
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Hector Alonzo's curator insight, October 26, 8:19 PM

The people in this video live in the slums and cannot afford instruments so they have resorted to using recycled instruments made from garbage that was recovered from the landfill in the city. Seeing how the less fortunate make something beautiful out of something bad is amazing.

Kaitlin Young's curator insight, November 13, 5:20 PM

While many are quick to judge those living in poverty, it is important to realize the innovation and creativity that can arise from these conditions. The children in this video show that one does not need wealth to live a cultured life. When people do not have a lot, they learn to utilize the resources at hand, even if that means using garbage. To see people so happy while having so little (at least by our standards in the United States) puts into question the American consumerist culture. 

Samuel D'Amore's curator insight, December 14, 7:02 PM

This video shows that even thoughts living in absolute poverty are able to create beautiful things. While the instruments are clearly made from trash the music they produce is almost impossible to tell apart from expensive proper instruments. The ingenuity of these people is remarkable and really an incredible thing to watch.

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MOOC vs. OER: has evolution killed the revolution?

MOOC vs. OER: has evolution killed the revolution? | Shotts | Scoop.it
Yesterday I attended a mini conference dedicated to Open Educational Resources (OER). I found it to be quite interesting as there aren’t many events completely dedicated to OER these days. In fact,

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12 Days Of Charitable Giving 2013: To Love A Canine - Forbes

12 Days Of Charitable Giving 2013: To Love A Canine - Forbes | Shotts | Scoop.it
12 Days Of Charitable Giving 2013: To Love A Canine
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becks It's the twelfth and final day of our 12 Days of Charitable Giving!
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The Decline of Wikipedia: Even As More People Than Ever Rely on It, Fewer People Create It | MIT Technology Review

The Decline of Wikipedia: Even As More People Than Ever Rely on It, Fewer People Create It | MIT Technology Review | Shotts | Scoop.it
The community that built the largest encyclopedia in history is shrinking, even as more people and Internet services depend on it than ever. Can it be revived, or is this the end of the Web’s idealistic era?

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The sixth most widely used website in the world is not run anything like the others in the top 10. It is not operated by a sophisticated corporation but by a leaderless collection of volunteers who generally work under pseudonyms and habitually bicker with each other. It rarely tries new things in the hope of luring visitors; in fact, it has changed little in a decade. And yet every month 10 billion pages are viewed on the English version of Wikipedia alone. When a major news event takes place, such as the Boston Marathon bombings, complex, widely sourced entries spring up within hours and evolve by the minute. Because there is no other free information source like it, many online services rely on Wikipedia. Look something up on Google or ask Siri a question on your iPhone, and you’ll often get back tidbits of information pulled from the encyclopedia and delivered as straight-up facts.Yet Wikipedia and its stated ambition to “compile the sum of all human knowledge” are in trouble. The volunteer workforce that built the project’s flagship, the English-language Wikipedia—and must defend it against vandalism, hoaxes, and manipulation—has shrunk by more than a third since 2007 and is still shrinking. Those participants left seem incapable of fixing the flaws that keep Wikipedia from becoming a high-quality encyclopedia by any standard, including the project’s own. Among the significant problems that aren’t getting resolved is the site’s skewed coverage: its entries on Pokemon and female porn stars are comprehensive, but its pages on female novelists or places in sub-Saharan Africa are sketchy. Authoritative entries remain elusive. Of the 1,000 articles that the project’s own volunteers have tagged as forming the core of a good encyclopedia, most don’t earn even Wikipedia’s own middle-­ranking quality scores.The main source of those problems is not mysterious. The loose collective running the site today, estimated to be 90 percent male, operates a crushing bureaucracy with an often abrasive atmosphere that deters newcomers who might increase participation in Wikipedia and broaden its coverage.


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Sports drinks waste shows bar and biscuit potential: Study

Sports drinks waste shows bar and biscuit potential: Study | Shotts | Scoop.it
Fruit and vegetable residues typically discarded in the manufacture of isotonic sports drinks could be a rich nutrient source for other foodstuffs like bars and biscuits, Brazilian researchers have found.
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How to Adopt Your Neighborhood Bus Stop | Community on GOOD

How to Adopt Your Neighborhood Bus Stop | Community on GOOD | Shotts | Scoop.it
What can you do to make your neighborhood bus stop—and consequently your neighborhood itself—a better place? Offer seating and shelter, for starters?
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Why Helping Women Climb the Ladder Isn’t a Gender Issue—It’s Good Business

Why Helping Women Climb the Ladder Isn’t a Gender Issue—It’s Good Business | Shotts | Scoop.it
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United Spirits: India regulator gives green light for $2bn Diageo deal

United Spirits: India regulator gives green light for $2bn Diageo deal | Shotts | Scoop.it
The Indian Competition Commission (CCI) has approved Diageo’s purchase of a 53.4% stake in United Spirits (USL), saying that the £1.28bn ($2.04bn) purchase may boost the nation’s premium spirits market and improve consumer choice without...
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Robotic arm controlled by the mind allows paraplegic woman to feed herself - video

A revolutionary robotic arm, controlled by the mind, allows a woman paralysed from the neck down to feed herself for the first time in 10 years

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I am happy for her...she has more control in her life now...
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Your Mark On The World 'Hand Up for Social Good' 2013 Award - Forbes

Your Mark On The World 'Hand Up for Social Good' 2013 Award - Forbes | Shotts | Scoop.it
US billionaire investor Warren Buffett (L) listens as Microsoft founder Bill Gates (R) speaks at press conference about philanthropy in Beijing on September 30, 2010.
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No man’s land: Women-only city planned for Saudi Arabia — RT

No man’s land: Women-only city planned for Saudi Arabia — RT | Shotts | Scoop.it
Saudi Arabia is to build a new city exclusively for women. The Gulf kingdom is working on the narrow junction between strict Sharia law and the aspirations of active females who wish to pursue their own careers.
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Does “Net Energy Self Sufficiency” Mean Anything? - Council on Foreign Relations (blog)

Does “Net Energy Self Sufficiency” Mean Anything? - Council on Foreign Relations (blog) | Shotts | Scoop.it
Does “Net Energy Self Sufficiency” Mean Anything?Council on Foreign Relations (blog)The International Energy Agency (IEA) kicked things off when it projected that the United States will be “almost self-sufficient in energy, in net terms” by 2035.
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