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David Bloom

Data in a human context - 0 views

  • Data in a human context March 6, 2012 to Data Art  •  Comments (3)  •  Share on Twitter Jer Thorp, a Data artist in residence at The New York Times, shows off some of his work (like this and this) and speaks about the connection between the real world and the mechanical bits we know as Data. Worth your 17 minutes.
  • a data artist in residence at The New York Times, shows off some of his work (like this and this) and speaks about the connection between the real world and the mechanical bits we know as data.
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    Gets to the human context at ~13:30 mins. Great illustration of how to make meaning from the seemingly meaningless, or at least from data that we don't usually connect to our daily experience.
Ruth Cuadra

Futurist Vision: Big Data = Big Opportunity - 1 views

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    big data can help businesses offer much more precisely tailored products or services through an ever-narrower segmentation of customers lots of data points in this article
Ruth Cuadra

Big data is worth nothing without big science | Business Tech - CNET News - 0 views

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    Many organizations are rich in data but poor in insight. But what if museums could use their "data" to see not just what's happening now, but also to model what they could be doing to optimize outcomes for the future? Enter the CAMLF team.
Lisa Eriksen

CHARTS: 5 Takeaways From the Latest Census Data - US News and World Report - 0 views

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    Interesting summary of US census data.  "A majority of children under 2 are minorities, according to the data, and 49.9 percent of all children under five are minorities." Are museums paying attention?
Lisa Eriksen

New 'time cloak' can hide almost half of the data in its path, but even recipients can't see it | The Verge - 0 views

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    You can cloak the data, but it disappears?
David Bloom

The Promise and Peril of the 'Data-Driven Society' - NYTimes.com - 0 views

  • Up to now, the focus on the power and implications of Big Data technology has been involved social media, business decision-making and online privacy. Those are big subjects in their own right. So it’s not surprising that the notion of a Data-driven society has not been much considered.
Emily Holm

The British Library Big Data Experiment - Digital scholarship blog - 0 views

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    "The British Library Big Data Experiment"
Ruth Cuadra

Data Cuisine: The Edible Future Of Infographics - 0 views

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    It was bound to happen: Data Cuisine isall about cooking up infographics that you can literally eat: a pizza that conveys the patterns of 100 years of Italian immigration, for example, or a salmon mousse that explores the environmental impacts of commercial fishing over the past decade.
Ruth Cuadra

The Art of Data Visualization | Marvels - WSJ.com - 0 views

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    Data visualizations give rise to new and different ideas in many fields and are now being appreciated for their aesthetics as well.
Lisa Eriksen

Kidsdata: data and Resources about the Health of Children - 0 views

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    Good site for finding data on demographics in CA
Lisa Eriksen

Mathematicians Predict the Future With Data From the Past | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com - 0 views

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    History + math + economics = cliodynamics. The use of historical data to forecast social instability and "elite overproduction." 
Ruth Cuadra

The Last 20 Inches: Data's Treacherous Journey from the Screen to the Mind - 0 views

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    If you have any doubt that there is value in look at data visually, visit immersion.media.mit.edu to see a visual representation of your own email. Imagine this kind of network display applied to museum visitors...who is connected to whom and how often do they communicate.
Lisa Eriksen

A Relentless Widening of Disparity in Wealth - NYTimes.com - 0 views

  • Professor Piketty offers early-20th-century France as an example. “France was a democracy and yet the system did not respond to an incredible concentration of wealth and an incredible level of inequality,” he said. “The elites just refused to see it. They kept claiming that the free market was going to solve everything.”It didn’t.
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    Perhaps we should just focus on high-level, individual donors since they will own most all of the wealth?
Ruth Cuadra

Big Data Having Big Impact on City Operations - 0 views

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    a broad trend: how data-driven decision making can lead to the most effective use of a city's limited financial resources
David Bloom

When 'Liking' a Brand Online Voids the Right to Sue - NYTimes.com - 0 views

  • Might downloading a 50-cent coupon for Cheerios cost you legal rights?General Mills, the maker of cereals like Cheerios and Chex as well as brands like Bisquick and Betty Crocker, has quietly added language to its website to alert consumers that they give up their right to sue the company if they download coupons, “join” it in online communities like Facebook, enter a company-sponsored sweepstakes or contest or interact with it in a variety of other ways.
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    All I can say is, Wow!  This is the sort of thing that could have wide-ranging ramifications, and i suspect that museums will, one day, have to decide which legal direction they will head.  Could buying a membership at a museum exempt the member from legal protections?
Lisa Eriksen

Insight-Driven Innovation | MIT Technology Review - 1 views

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    What is the role of data vs. instinct and experience in innovation? How will big data influence how we make decisions? 
Ruth Cuadra

When the Art Is Watching You - WSJ - 0 views

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    Museums are mining detailed information from visitors, raising questions about the use of Big Data in the arts.
Ruth Cuadra

Data point: Consumers seek third-space experiences around food | JWT Intelligence - 0 views

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    millenials are eager for third space experiences at retail food outlets, e.g., grocery stories and restaurants gen-Xers also interested; baby boomers, less so Whole Foods comedy videos on YouTube showcase it as a spot for socializing and matchmaking
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    I sometimes wonder if museums might create a separate entrance for 'third place' side experiences... is there a way to take some less valuable square footage - and turn it into something unique... and build some buzz around the experience
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