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Chacun sa réalité? 1/4 - une vidéo High-tech et Science. Des Espaces et des Idées. Je me suis souvent demandé pourquoi certains espaces, certaines villes ou certains territoires ont vu naitre tant d’idées nouvelles ou d’innovations en tous genres. Pourquoi certaines entreprises ont été, ou sont encore des terreaux à idées tandis que d’autres apparaissent incapables de proposer de véritables nouveautés?

On pense à Athènes, cette cité si petite par sa taille mais dont la fécondité fut absolument stupéfiante à tous les niveaux (philosophiques, politiques, religieux, scientifiques …) au point qu’elle irrigue encore notre époque. On pense à Apple qui dépense 6 fois moins de dépenses de recherches et développementque Microsoft, mais dont la capacité à innover est incomparablement plus importante. Ce n’est ni la taille, ni la richesse, ni la puissance, ni le nombre d’habitants qui déterminent la fécondité d’un espace.

Ce qui est maintenant prouvé ne fut jadis qu’imaginé. Le mythe se situe à mi-chemin entre le réel et l’irréel et crée des ponts entre les deux mondes. La pertinence des algorithmes. Par Hubert Guillaud le 29/11/12 | 6 commentaires | 7,031 lectures | Impression Sur l’excellent Culture Digitally, le sociologue Tarleton Gillespie (@TarletonG) vient de publier un court essai (.pdf) sur la “pertinence des algorithmes” pour réfléchir à la place des algorithmes dans la culture et la connaissance (cet essai se veut l’introduction d’une anthologie sur le sujet qui devrait paraître… à l’automne 2013 aux presses du MIT).

Tarleton Gillespie s’est longuement intéressé à comment les plates-formes utilisent les algorithmes pour gérer les “mauvais contenus” (voir “ces algorithmes qui nous gouvernent”) ce qui lui a permis de dresser le tableau des techniques algorithmiques émergentes en cours de déploiement. Une manière d’approfondir les propos d’Evgeny Morozov dont nous vous faisions part récemment. Qu’est-ce qu’un algorithme ? “Les algorithmes jouent un rôle de plus en plus important dans le choix de l’information que nous considérons comme la plus pertinente pour nous.

La poésie contemporaine. Lighting Choreographer - concept and system description - Quixotic Fusion: Dancing with light. The 'intelligent' advert: Scanners to determine gender before sending messages according to sex. By David Baker Updated: 13:50 GMT, 21 February 2012 A street advert which uses facial-recognition technology to tell men from women is to be used for the first time. The electronic hoarding, to be unveiled on a bus stop in London’s Oxford Street this week, plays a 40-second advertisement – with a different message depending on the gender of who is looking at it. Only women will be able to view the full message, which is for a charity promoting female education worldwide. Men will just be directed to its website. Intelligent ad: A unique new advert which deciphers your gender before relaying a message accordingly has been put up at this bus stop in Oxford Street, London The advert echoes 2002 Tom Cruise thriller Minority Report, in which billboards directly targeted individuals.

According to the Independent on Sunday it will guess their gender based on the distance between their eyes, the width of their nose and the shape of their jawline. 'Everyone has a role to play, including boys and men.' The Lego Model « Force For the Future. There are two types of organizations that are driving a majority of our economic growth: the startup and the large corporation. On one hand, we have startups, which are where the innovation is happening and on the other hand, we have corporations, which have the advantages of scale and abundant resources. We need a new kind of organizational structure that can bridge the gap, combining the strengths they each possess. I’ve come up with a model that explains how startups can gain the advantages of scale and have access to greater resources while staying agile and preserving their penchant for innovation.

This model is called the lego model. In this model you can think of a startup like a rectangular block and a large corporation like a tower. Towers only have to live as long as they are still creating increasing value for the customer. What we don’t want are companies trying to milk past innovations for all they are worth, through monopolies and legal manuerving. Where is The Mind?: Science gets puzzled and almost admits a non-local mentalscape. This will be the last "home-produced" blog entry for a while [save the short "Everyday Spirituality" which will follow it as a sign-off] . West Virginia beckons tomorrow morning and off I will go to whatever that entails.

As I said in one of the commentary responses the other day, I hope that reading two journal runs "cover-to-cover" will bring up a few thoughts worth sharing. This day's entry was inspired by two articles bumped into coincidentally which had scientists puzzling about a holographic universe and a non-local mind. Those scientists would cringe to see how I've taken their sign-posts-on-the-path, but that is their hang-up, not mine.------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The first of these articles [both from the New Scientist] was "Where in the World is the Mind?

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