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The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium
Algorithms are the new medium between people and people, people and data, data and data.
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Gabriel Plassat

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Dans le domaine des transports & mobilités, l’innovation est depuis des décennies un objectif majeur pour de nombreuses entreprises. Elle structure leurs actions, leurs organisations et leurs comportements. Innover devient un besoin de survie de l’entreprise, un facteur de différenciation vis-à-vis de ses concurrents, avec dans de nombreux cas des produits/services en décalage par rapport aux besoins de notre société. Sur le long terme, compte tenu d’une part, des tendances connues sur les prix des énergies, les contraintes sur les émissions de GES et de polluants, sur la démographie et l’urbanisation, ainsi que les objectifs « extérieurs » (Facteur 4,...
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What bitcoin needs next: education and an ecosystem, says Marc Andreessen

What bitcoin needs next: education and an ecosystem, says Marc Andreessen | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
Bitcoin is still in its growing phase, and it’s now Silicon Valley and the bitcoin community’s responsibility to explain it, said Marc Andreessen in a panel at CoinSummit.
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Code as a research object: updates, prototypes, next steps | Mozilla Science Lab

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Fifteen Cities, One Agenda: My Smart City District | R2 Cities

Fifteen Cities, One Agenda: My Smart City District | R2 Cities | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
Three projects involving 15 municipalities have decided to join forces for greater leverage in sharing and promoting energy efficient renovation solutions for cities and communities EU-wide.

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First International Summit for Smart Cities in North Africa to be held in Morocco

First International Summit for Smart Cities in North Africa to be held in Morocco | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it

The first International Summit for Smart Cities in North Africa will be held in Ifrane, Morocco on June 9th and 10th.  Participants will include several American, Canadian, and Moroccan organizations. ...


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A plain English guide to how natural language processing will transform computing

A plain English guide to how natural language processing will transform computing | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
Though these technologies are complex, it’s crucial that we understand them and how they work since they are powering the next wave of applications, performing tasks so complicated that traditional programming techniques can’t solve them.
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World Internet Users Statistics Usage and World Population Stats

Internet World Stats, Population and Internet Users in all countries and usage in all regions of the world. The Internet Big Picture.
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La linguistique est-elle soluble dans la statistique ?

La linguistique est-elle soluble dans la statistique ? | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
Cet article porte sur la façon dont l’arrivée massive de données textuelles sur support numérique a récemment changé la façon de faire des recherches en linguistique. Plusieurs branches de la linguistique travaillent à partir de grands ensembles de données attestées : nous examinerons essentiellement le cas de la linguistique de corpus et celui du traitement automatique des langues. Nous essaierons de mettre en avant les ruptures, les avancées mais aussi les limites des approches reposant sur des données massives. Notre regard sera donc avant tout épistémologique, davantage que technique ou historique.
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ONE Robot: Designed by the autistic community for autistic users | UX Magazine

ONE Robot: Designed by the autistic community for autistic users | UX Magazine | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
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Scientific Data Has Become So Complex, We Have to Invent New Math to Deal With It - Wired Science

Scientific Data Has Become So Complex, We Have to Invent New Math to Deal With It - Wired Science | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
Scientific data has gotten so complex that researchers are starting to invent a whole new mathematical field in order to handle it. This change is on par with the revolution of calculus, which allowed scientific discovery like never before.
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6th International Conference on Computational Collective Intelligence Technologies and Applications - ICCCI 2014

6th International Conference on Computational Collective Intelligence Technologies and Applications - ICCCI 2014 | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
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Important Dates

 

- Workshop / Special Session Proposals: Feb 20, 2014

 

- Notification of Workshop / Special Session acceptance: February 28, 2014

 

- Submission of papers (all): March 25, 2014

 

- Notification of acceptance: May 25, 2014

 

- Final papers to be received: June 10, 2014

 

- Conference: September 24-26, 2014

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Writing code is not most programmers' primary task

Writing code is not most programmers' primary task | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
Photo by Brecht Soenen I just read Nathan Marz's argument against open plan offices, and this sentence leapt out at me as almost always wrong: "The primary task of a programmer is writing code, whi...
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"I am actually ambivalent about open plan offices myself. Having my own room often seems like a delicious dream, and headphones are a poor alternative when I’m really diving deep into the code. What stops me from pushing for that is the knowledge that my job is all about collaboration, and an open arrangement truly does enable that. The interruptions aren’t getting in the way of my primary work, the interruptions are my primary work."

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The 'Internet Of Things' Will Be Bigger Than The Smartphone, Tablet, And PC Markets Combined

The 'Internet Of Things' Will Be Bigger Than The Smartphone, Tablet, And PC Markets Combined | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
The Internet of Things will ultimately comprise more web "things" than all smartphones, PC, tablets, smart TVs, and wearables combined.
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What Is Oculus Rift — and Why Should You Care?

What Is Oculus Rift — and Why Should You Care? | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
What is Oculus Rift? A look at the virtual reality headset and why Facebook bought the company for $2 billion.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, March 26, 1:22 PM

Sums it all up.

Mason West's curator insight, March 26, 1:25 PM

The Holodeck you wear.

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The city as network - Social Physics | #dataviz #UrbanFlows

The city as network - Social Physics | #dataviz #UrbanFlows | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
Traditionally, cities have been viewed as the sum of their locations – the buildings, monuments, squares and parks that spring to mind when we think of ‘New York’, ‘London’ or ‘Paris’. In The new science of cities (Amazon US| Amazon UK), Michael Batty argues that a more productive approach is to think of cities in terms of …

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By the way, geographs knew this a long time ago.

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Cities and network analysis.

 

Viewing cities as networks allows us to use the toolbox of network analysis on them, employing concepts such as ‘cores’ and ‘peripheries’, ‘centrality’, and ‘modules’. Batty says that an understanding of how different types of network intersect will be the key that really unlocks our understanding of cities.

 

Cities, like many other types of network, also seem to be modular, hierarchical, and scale-free – in other words, they show similar patterns at different scales. It’s often said that London is a series of villages, with their own centres and peripheries. but the pattern also repeats when you zoom out and look at the relationships between cities. One can see this in the way that London’s influence really extends across Europe, and in the way that linked series of cities, or ‘megalopolises‘, are growing in places such as the eastern seaboard of the US, Japan’s ‘Taiheiyō Belt‘, or the Pearl River Delta in China.

Eli Levine's curator insight, March 23, 9:55 AM

And there you have it.

 

The blue prints for understanding empirically a city, a society, a nation.

Think about it.

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Flows are not just the connectors between these important locations. Rather, the locations become important because – at least in part – they’re at the intersections.

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HACK - A New Open Source Programming Language developed by Facebook

HACK - A New Open Source Programming Language developed by Facebook | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it

Facebook just released HACK Programming Language, a new version of PHP. Hack designed to code faster and error-free.


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Lorac Mustaine's curator insight, March 23, 7:05 AM
Facebook acaba de lançar uma nova linguagem de programação chamada 'hack', projetado para construir sites complexos =)
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The Web is eating software - Programming - O'Reilly Media

The Web is eating software - Programming - O'Reilly Media | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
A few years ago, venture capitalist Marc Andreessen wrote that software is eating the world: Six decades into the computer revolution, four decades since the invention of the microprocessor,...
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A framework for streamlining research workflow | Frontiers in Neuroinformatics

Successful accumulation of knowledge is critically dependent on the ability to verify and replicate every part of scientific conduct. However, such principles are difficult to enact when researchers continue to resort on ad hoc workflows and with poorly maintained code base. In this paper I examine the needs of neuroscience and psychology community, and introduce psychopy_ext, a unifying framework that seamlessly integrates popular experiment building, analysis and manuscript preparation tools by choosing reasonable defaults and implementing relatively rigid patterns of workflow. This structure allows for automation of multiple tasks, such as generated user interfaces, unit testing, control analyses of stimuli, single-command access to descriptive statistics, and publication quality plotting. Taken together, psychopy_ext opens an exciting possibility for faster, more robust code development and collaboration for researchers.
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The Humanities and Critical Code Studies Lab

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Autumn Radke’s death puts spotlight on Singapore as Bitcoin hub - FT.com

Autumn Radke’s death puts spotlight on Singapore as Bitcoin hub - FT.com | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
At the “Spiffy Dapper” cocktail bar on Singapore’s Boat Quay, a strip popular with tourists and local financial traders, one of the city-state’s first Bitcoin vending machines was installed just a few days ago. “I felt it was a good idea, it gave us
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Pierre Lévy no Senac: ciberdemocracia e inteligência coletiva

Pierre Lévy no Senac: ciberdemocracia e inteligência coletiva | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
Os meios de comunicação interativos, as comunidades virtuais e a explosão da liberdade de expressão permitida pela internet abrem um novo espaço de comunicação transparente e universal. Para discutir esse assunto, o Centro Universitário Senac - Santo Amaro apresenta, em 17 de março, uma palestra gratuita com o filósofo Pierre Lévy.A ação resgata o tema de uma das publicações do pesquisador que propõe uma filosofia política original, que explora o aprofundamento possível da democracia na era da cibercultura e como as comunidades virtuais criam uma democracia local de rede mais participativa.O bate-papo também contará com a participação de Ladislau Dowbor e do professor do Centro Universitário Senac, Romero Tori.Conheça os cursos que o Senac oferece na área de educação.
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Wearable tech multiplies and goes mainstream at MWC 2014

Wearable tech multiplies and goes mainstream at MWC 2014 | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
Whether it's Samsung's Gear gadgets, Sony's SmartBand, or the sci-fi-like Nymi, exciting wearables were in full force at Mobile World Congress. Read this article by Brian Bennett on CNET.
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Feminism and Programming Languages

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"Our globalized, networked world is entangled and chaotic. We live in the Information Age where the social impact technology, programming, and computer science have can be seen all over the world. This is part of why I work in computer science and feminism. When the code we write is changing the world, we have responsibilities to the people our code affects. 

 

Feminism and programming languages get right to core of this idea. Batya Friedman edited a collection of essays titled Human Values and the Design of Computer Technology that demonstrates how values and biases are perpetuated through a variety of computer systems. My research is to explore how we can combine feminism and programming languages in a way that makes social responsibility, equality, and accessibility an effective part of the programming process. "

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A brief history of Databases

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The great hiccup: Bitcoin is growing too fast

The great hiccup: Bitcoin is growing too fast | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
IN MOST businesses, a small coding error is a minor problem. With Bitcoin, an online “cryptocurrency”, a fairly simple flaw seems to have cost $5.3 billion. That...
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