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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.
Curated by Pierre Levy
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Creando un “Wikipedia Town” con códigos QR

Creando un “Wikipedia Town” con códigos QR | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it

Se trata de un sistema para generar códigos QR a partir de un artículo de Wikipedia. El objetivo de la herramienta es mostrar al usuario el artículo en su móvil y en su idioma de preferencia. Por ejemplo, si yo escaneo un código generado con la QRpedia en un museo en Shangai, veré el artículo en español. El artículo de Wikipedia al respecto, detalla cómo funciona.


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Google to buy drone-maker Titan Aerospace

(Reuters) - Google Inc has acquired solar-powered drone maker Titan Aerospace as the Web search giant ramps up plans to deliver wireless Internet access to remote parts of the world.Titan Chief Executive
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Dropbox: Ok, now we're really serious about the enterprise and collaboration

Dropbox: Ok, now we're  really serious about the enterprise and collaboration | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
In its quest to make Dropbox more enterprise-worthy, the company rebuilt the entire application, adding remote wipe, audit tracking, and content reassignment to the mix.
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Google Glass at Work: It might be a better target than the consumer market

Google Glass at Work: It might be a better target than the consumer market | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
With Google’s new Glass at Work program, look for apps to help businesses and enterprises. Perhaps Glass is a better fit for these organizations; there are certainly good consumer uses but Android Wear will help with those.
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Wearables: one-third of consumers abandoning devices

Wearables: one-third of consumers abandoning devices | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
Hundreds of Galaxy Gear smartwatches are listed on eBay barely six months after launch. Why isn't the wearable tech market taking off? by Charles Arthur
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Code Art at the Intersection of Data, Space, and Time | HyperAllergic

Code Art at the Intersection of Data, Space, and Time | HyperAllergic | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it

Lisa Gwillam and Ray Sweeten form the code-art creating duo DataSpaceTime. Engaging in the aesthetics, the politics, and various undersides of contemporary backend technology, their pieces break down digital images, investigate how visual data interacts with other visual data, and look at how new technologies play with old ones. Their work also demonstrates how coding can be a form of artistic control and freedom. In 2011, they launched their first project, a succession of large-scale QR code-based portrait paintings of iconic people and objects like Hosni Mubarak, or Carpaccio’s “Portrait of a Young Woman.” The QR codes that form the portrait components each hold their own bit of information–the results of a single internet search, for instance–and work in concert with a proprietary app, which after giving over the necessary permissions, and downloading, unlocks the data for the user. ....


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What Is Oculus Rift — and Why Should You Care?

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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, 4:22 PM

Sums it all up.

Mason West's curator insight, March 26, 4:25 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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luiy's curator insight, March 23, 8:16 AM

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.

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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, 10:05 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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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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Quantified Self Ideology: #Personal Data becomes #BigData | #sensors #predictive

A key contemporary trend emerging in big data science is the quantified self: individuals engaged in the deliberate self-tracking of any kind of biological, ...

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Jaron Lanier on Facebook and the Creepy Possibilities for Virtual Reality - Techonomy

Jaron Lanier on Facebook and the Creepy Possibilities for Virtual Reality - Techonomy | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
Technologist Jaron Lanier shares his thoughts about Facebook's acquisition of Oculus, Zuckerberg’s vision, and the future of virtual reality.
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How, Exactly, Some Cities Are “Smart” and Others Might Become It – Next City

How, Exactly, Some Cities Are “Smart” and Others Might Become It – Next City | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it

A new study in Cities breaks down the “smart city” concept into its component parts.

 

In the field of urban innovation, perhaps no topic is as hot right now as that of the "smart city." But a new study finds that when broken down into its component parts, the approach is far more unevenly distributed than its catch-all label might imply — and that a better understanding of the concept, married with knowing the characteristics of a local place, can help predict which cities will get smart how. ....


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Integrated development environment - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Integrated development environment

An integrated development environment ( IDE) or interactive development environment is a software application that provides comprehensive facilities to computer programmers for software development. An IDE normally consists of a source code editor, build automation tools and a debugger. Most modern IDEs offer Intelligent code completion features.

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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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