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Toronto at Night

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, April 17, 2013 3:10 PM

Ironically, some land use patterns become more visible as the sun goes down.  There are some sharp borders in this image of Toronto that was taken by the Canadian astronaut, Chris Hadfield and it is a wonderful teaching image. 


Questions to ponder: Why is there such sharp divisions between the illuminated and obscure portions of the image?  What does this sharp division say about the land use patterns?  Would we see this pattern in the United States?  Why or why not?  What urban model(s) can help explain the spatial layout of Toronto? 


Tags: urban, planning, remote sensing, geospatial, Canada, models, unit 7 cities.

Lauren Jacquez's curator insight, April 17, 2013 3:45 PM

What urban model is this?

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Facebook connections map the world

Facebook connections map the world | Climate | Scoop.it
Facebook intern Paul Butler has created a detailed map of the world by mapping connections between people using the social network living in different cities.

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Thomas C. Thompson's curator insight, April 27, 2013 8:25 PM

This is a picture of our world and the real way that we are connected in real time from Facebook. It's amazing! Share this everywhere!

Maegan Connor's curator insight, December 17, 2013 12:23 PM

This map amazes me because of just how big Facebook has become after starting as a small site for college kids in the U.S. to connect on.  Now it is one of the largest contributing factors to globalization as it allows people from various continents to connect to others with a simple Internet connection.  It has helped people of different cultures come together and as we saw in class, it helps spread word of different political happenings that regular news media tries to hide from us.  

It's also really interesting to see how China is completely off the grid and so is central and Saharan Africa because in terms of modern day globalization, they are not areas that participate in many global affairs and with the prominence Facebook holds in today's world, the parts of the world that are missing are much stranger to us in cultural terms.

L.Long's curator insight, February 16, 2014 4:26 AM

Global networks

 

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Shareable: Can One Planet Feed Nine Billion People?

Shareable: Can One Planet Feed Nine Billion People? | Climate | Scoop.it

Two weeks ago, experts and scholars from nine countries gathered in Linköping, Sweden, for the second Urban Agriculture Summit. After three days of presentations and discussions, an Urban Agriculture Summit Statement emerged, focused on addressing food security issues in urban areas around the world.

 


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Think you're eating tuna? Think again - Technology & Science - CBC News

Think you're eating tuna? Think again - Technology & Science - CBC News | Climate | Scoop.it
While controversy over horsemeat in the European beef and pork supply has captivated people around the world, food experts say Canadian consumers are blasé about the mislabelled seafood in North America.
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Melting Glaciers Transform Alpine Landscape

Melting Glaciers Transform Alpine Landscape | Climate | Scoop.it
Climate change is dramatically altering the Swiss Alps, where hundreds of bodies of water are being created by melting glaciers. Though the lakes can attract tourists and even generate electricity, local residents also fear catastrophic tidal waves.

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Magnus Gustafsson's curator insight, May 8, 2013 4:45 AM

What can we do learn of this? Will send this to my students.

Lorraine Chaffer's comment, July 4, 2013 10:36 PM
Inland water - management
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Climate change impacts
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New York's Changing Skyline

New York's Changing Skyline | Climate | Scoop.it

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, April 26, 2013 3:55 PM

I love this visualization of New York City's evolving skyline from 1876-2013.  The urban landscape of America's prominent cities has changed dramatically. 


Tags: historical,urbanarchitecture, landscape, NYC.

Louis Culotta's comment, May 1, 2013 11:32 AM
I wonder if the tallest building in the first picture is the first stage of the Brooklyn Bridge??????
Louis Culotta's curator insight, May 1, 2013 11:35 AM

if you look at the first picture...it looks like the tall building on the water could be the first stage of the Brooklyn Bridge...any suggestions to this?

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What the world eats -- a week's worth of groceries

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Jen-ai's curator insight, May 1, 2013 10:03 AM

!  This is so informative.  

Laurie Diamond's curator insight, May 3, 2013 9:03 AM

An interesting look and different cultures

Samuel Yeats's curator insight, May 8, 2013 12:40 AM

Q1) How does this slideshow depict the differing socioeconomic situations of countries around the world? (Use the example of at least 2 countries)

Q2) Do you think that the image of an Australian weekly diet is accurate to your own family and why?

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Food, Nutrition and Geography

Peter Menzel's beautiful photography and our Hungry Planet...

 

This video is a fascinating portal into global food systems and how globalization is impacting local foods.  He traveled around the world to see what families eat in a given week, and how much all the food cost and where it can from.  Many wealthy countries exhibit poor nutritional habits (eating food high in fat, sugar and salt) while some in poorer people have a very balanced diet.  This leads him to describe the 'Nutritional Transition.'  Warning before showing in class: there are brief instances of non-sexualized nudity in the video. 


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What happens when social media is read by robots - and not curated by humans

What happens when social media is read by robots - and not curated by humans | Climate | Scoop.it
Here in the US, the Dow recently tumbled almost 150 points in a “flash crash” caused by widespread digital panic. What was the cause of this panic? Twitter.

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Guillaume Decugis's curator insight, April 25, 2013 8:11 PM

As Clair tweeted "a single twitter handle (AP's) is hacked and the Dow tumbles 150 points."


Why? As she explains through a combination of automated trading and lack of social media usage by the traders.


Technology is great. But I'm a firm believer that the best way to leverage it is not to let it go on auto-pilot but rather have its output curated by humans - a concept we like to call Humanrithm which we apply at Scoop.it, for instance when our discovery algorithm only makes content suggestions but lets users decide what gets published and what is not.


Did we get lucky this time? Some people probably weren't and lost something in that story. But if we don't want SF movies to become real one day, we have to start educating and empowering everyone to curate social media.

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Pierre Scampini's curator insight, April 26, 2013 6:20 AM

Tous les outils quels qu'ils soient doivent être créés pour servir l'humain et non s'auto-gérer au-delà du raisonnable. Gardons cette éthique y compris dans les sytèmes de l'information et leurs processus.

Quelques questions universelles peuvent nous aider à en faire le diagnostique et s'aplliquent à tous les systèmes ou projets:

 

1- Est ce que cela tiens la mer ? Est ce relié au monde des vivants ? (Approche)

 

2- Est ce bien fait ? ( Déploiement)

 

3- la boucle PDCA est elle bouclée et enrichie ? (Evaluation)

 

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All our tools should be created to serve humans and not to serve themselves. We must keep this ethical idea in mind for IT systems too.

Universal questions should help us. They could be used to make the diagnostic of any system or project:

 

1- Does it stay afloat ? Is it linked with living world and specially human world ? (Approach)

 

2- Is it well done ? ( Deployment)

 

3- PDCA (Prepare, Start, Control, Secure)  is complete ? (Assesment)