360Cities Welcome to Earth! It's a planet having an iron core, with two-thirds of its surface covered by water. Earth orbits a local star called the Sun, the light of which generates the food supply for all the millions of species of life on earth. Watch_Dogs WeAreData In the video game Watch_Dogs, the city of Chicago is run by a Central Operating System (CTOS). This system uses data to manage the entire city and to solve complex problems,such as traffic,crime, power distribution and more... This is not fiction anymore. Smart cities are real, it’s happening now. Huge amounts of data are collected and managed every day in our modern cities, and this data is available to anyone. Watch_Dogs WeareData is the first website to gather publicly available data about Paris, London and Berlin, in one location.
Spring update Its spring cleaning time, a good chance to share an update on where we are with the Metamaps.cc project and our work as a network! First things first – we've co-located to Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario (the tech capital of Canada, so we're told) to dive into the next phase of project development on Metamaps.cc. This marks the first time that Connor, Marija and I are spending an extended period of time working together in person – and its really making a difference! After Connor came to stay with Marija and I in San Francisco for a month in February, we drove across the country together and rented a house here in Kitchener that serves as our live/work space.
Explain it with Molecules Just as the 20th century was marked by the development of electricity, telephones, aviation, computing, and private motor vehicles, the 21st century is being marked by significant progress in a broad spectrum of technologies, among them: molecular computing, genomics, rational drug design, and alternative energy. What is common to all these new technologies? They are all being made possible because of a greater understanding of The World of Molecules. Mapping Stereotypes by alphadesigner Atlas of Prejudice: The Complete Stereotype Map Collection Get your copy on: Amazon US / Amazon UK / Amazon DE / Amazon FR / Amazon IT / Amazon ES / Amazon Canada / Amazon Japan / Amazon India / Amazon Brazil
metamaps and the Global Brain At Metamaps.cc we’re passionate about facilitating self-organization – its what drives our experience design, and the features and functionality we’re focusing on building out, step by step. I’ve been following along with the work of the Global Brain Institute and the Evolution, Complexity and Cognition Research Group since 2009. Their research is headed up by Francis Heylighen, one of the foremost researchers and academics exploring collective intelligence. The Belief Genome Project — Interview with Sidian M.S. Jones Peter Rothman November 7, 2012 Elections are decided by beliefs. But what do you believe and why?
The Belief Genome Project by Sidian M.S. Jones Like Belief Genome on Facebook The Belief Genome is an open source web app which aims to map all human beliefs and belief relationships by crowdsourcing information from users. Your beliefs create the genome. Beliefs are the often hidden yet underlying subtext for all human decisions, actions, and behavior. The intent of this project is to provide a platform for both personal discovery and a living database of information for cultural research.
Subway Personality: The MBTI Map by Maria Popova What your subway station has to do with your propensity for extroversion. We love psychology. We love data visualization. Data Visualization, Design and Information Munging // Martin Krzywinski / Genome Sciences Center ▲ 2013 day ▲ 2014 day ▲ 2015 day ▲ 2014 approx day a pearl space Jer Thorp, who has a knack for creating stuff that's both useful and beautiful, continues his string of impressive work with this visualization for Boing Boing (video below). It shows possibly habitable planets, according to Kepler data. For those unfamiliar, the Kepler mission is to find possible habitable planets, or more precisely:
CNN launches #COP17 Twitter data visualisation tool This is really pretty cool. CNN has launched a great Twitter data visualization tool called ‘Ecosphere’ in support of the COP17 climate change conference in Durban, which starts this week. The site picks up every tweet tagged with the #COP17 hashtag and uses them to stimulate growth in a plant or tree in the Ecosphere that represents a certain topic, such as sustainability. The Ecosphere constantly listens to the global conversation on Twitter and every new tweet tagged with hashtag #COP17 is brought into the environment, scanned for keywords and then grouped with similar contributions, connecting input from around the world, and building conversations within the dynamic environment. It produces a lush 3D environment that allows you to explore, view content up close or zoom out to observe the visualisation as a whole.
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