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Open Sourcing the Design of Civil Infrastructure Most social computing applications have only been attempted on projects with relatively modest technical demands. By shifting current modality of Civil Engineering to open-source approach, industry can be radically transformed by enlisting Citizen Engineers from around the globe. This shift was enabled by developing 5 different cyber-platforms (couched in 6 experiments) that allow crowds to collaborate across 4 dimensions: sharing software, sharing hardware, pooling their collective knowledge and pooling their effort in crowdsourced activities. Each platform is backed by schemas that paraskill complex engineering tasks for these non-expert crowds, while social science informs how best to maximize their attraction, retention, participation and performance.
Living Text of Sociology I’ve been appalled by the actions of officials in Washington, especially during the first two years after Obama was elected. So much more could have been accomplished had the filibuster not been used so frequently. Maybe the economy would be showing more signs of recovery, had politicians done more than just say no.
Cairo, Alberto. (2013) The Functional Art: An introduction to information graphics and visualization.
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December 20th, 2013 Modernity, enchantment, and Fictionalism posted by Michael Saler
Social Science Statistics Blog 28 April 2013 App Stats: Roberts, Stewart, and Tingley on "Topic models for open ended survey responses with applications to experiments" We hope you can join us this Wednesday, May 1, 2013 for the Applied Statistics Workshop. Molly Roberts, Brandon Stewart, and Dustin Tingley, all from the Department of Government at Harvard University, will give a presentation entitled "Topic models for open ended survey responses with applications to experiments". A light lunch will be served at 12 pm and the talk will begin at 12.15. "Topic models for open ended survey responses with applications to experiments" Molly Roberts, Brandon Stewart, and Dustin Tingley Government Department, Harvard University CGIS K354 (1737 Cambridge St.)
Walking in Ecuador (the Good) Okay, we've established that Ecuador has some challenges when it comes to the pedestrian environment.
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