Awareness Concept Awareness is a relative concept. An animal may be partially aware, may be subconsciously aware, or may be acutely unaware of an event. Self-awareness Main article: Self-awareness Popular ideas about consciousness suggest the phenomenon describes a condition of being aware of one's awareness or, self-awareness. Efforts to describe consciousness in neurological terms have focused on describing networks in the brain that develop awareness of the qualia developed by other networks. Neuroscience Neural systems that regulate attention serve to attenuate awareness among complex animals whose central and peripheral nervous system provides more information than cognitive areas of the brain can assimilate. Basic awareness Basic awareness of one's internal and external world depends on the brain stem. Due to this discovery medical definitions of brain death as a lack of cortical activity face a serious challenge. Basic interests Changes in awareness
Why The Google Era May Be Over Something crucial happened last month that no one seems to be paying attention to. People searched less. That's never happened before. Ben Schachter of Macquarie Securities noted this in a research note: Notably, total core organic searches declined 4 percent y/y, representing the first decline in total search volume since we began tracking the data in 2006. Tech insiders have been predicting this would happen for some time, as people shifted from using websites, where search is a natural activity, to using mobile apps. We discovered something—people are going into apps. That's terrible for Yahoo, which depends on search for most of its profits and, having handed most of its back-end search technology over to Microsoft, has precious little leverage to restore its momentum. It's also horrible news for Microsoft, which continues to spend and lose billions of dollars to catch up with Google in a market that, it turns out, just peaked. Google is not as bad off as it might seem.
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Horizon Report > 2012 Higher Ed Edition Login or Create New Account Member Spotlights RIT Launches Nation’s First Minor in Free and Open Source Software and Free Culture NMC Blog The 7 Things You Need to Openly Engage with Your Community iTUNES U Ideas that Matter and More High Quality, Free EdTech Content Sparking innovation, learning and creativity. > Publications > NMC on iTunes U > Creative Commons NMC Horizon Report > 2012 Higher Ed Edition The NMC Horizon Report > 2012 Higher Education Edition is a collaborative effort between the NMC and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI), an EDUCAUSE Program. This ninth edition describes annual findings from the NMC Horizon Project, a decade-long research project designed to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have an impact on learning, teaching, and creative inquiry in higher education. This year’s NMC Horizon Report identifies mobile apps and tablet computing as technologies expected to enter mainstream use in the first horizon of one year or less. Tags: 2012 107490 reads
List of types of equilibrium This is a list of various types of equilibrium, the condition of a system in which all competing influences are balanced. Biology Equilibrioception, the sense of a balance present in human beings and animalsEquilibrium unfolding, the process of unfolding a protein or RNA molecule by gradually changing its environmentGenetic equilibrium, theoretical state in which a population is not evolvingHomeostasis, the ability of an open system, especially living organisms, to regulate its internal environmentPunctuated equilibrium, theory in evolutionary biologySedimentation equilibrium, analytical ultracentrifugation method for measuring protein molecular masses in solutionEquilibrium Theory (Island biogeography), MacArthur-Wilson theory explaining biodiversity character of ecological islands Physics Chemistry Economics Game theory Other External links Equilibrium article in Scholarpedia by Eugene Izhikevich
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Fathom Ben Fry received his doctoral degree from the Aesthetics + Computation Group at the MIT Media Laboratory, where his research focused on combining fields such as computer science, statistics, graphic design, and data visualization as a means for understanding information. After completing his dissertation in 2004, he spent time developing tools for visualization of genetic data as a postdoc with Eric Lander at the Eli & Edythe L. Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard. During the 2006-2007 school year, Ben was the Nierenberg Chair of Design for the Carnegie Mellon School of Design. He is the author of Visualizing Data (O’Reilly, 2007) and the co-author, with Casey Reas, of Processing: A Programming Handbook for Visual Designers and Artists (MIT Press, 2007) and Getting Started with Processing (O’Reilly, 2010), which describe the project they co-founded in 2001. Ben’s work was part of the Whitney Biennial in 2002 and the Cooper-Hewitt Design Triennial in 2003 and 2006.
Horizon Reports (past years) 2014 Horizon Report January 31, 2014 Produced by ELI and NMC each year, the Horizon Report describes six areas of emerging technology ... 2013 Horizon Report February 4, 2013 Produced by ELI and NMC each year, the Horizon Report describes six areas of emerging technology ... 2012 Horizon Report February 3, 2012 Co-produced by ELI and NMC each year, the Horizon Report describes six areas of emerging ... 2011 Horizon Report February 8, 2011 Each year, the Horizon Report describes six areas of emerging technology that will have ... 2010 Horizon Report January 15, 2010 The annual Horizon Report is a collaborative effort between the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative ... experts from ten countries. 2009 Horizon Report January 20, 2009 The annual Horizon Report is a collaborative effort between the New Media Consortium (NMC) and ... readings. 2008 Horizon Report January 29, 2008 2007 Horizon Report January 1, 2007 The 2007 Horizon Report looks at six selected areas--"User-Created Content," ... 2006 Horizon Report
Morality Allegory with a portrait of a Venetian senator (Allegory of the morality of earthly things), attributed to Tintoretto, 1585 Morality (from the Latin moralitas "manner, character, proper behavior") is the differentiation of intentions, decisions, and actions between those that are "good" (or right) and those that are "bad" (or wrong). Morality can be a body of standards or principles derived from a code of conduct from a particular philosophy, religion, culture, etc., or it can derive from a standard that a person believes should be universal. Morality may also be specifically synonymous with "goodness" or "rightness." Immorality is the active opposition to morality (i.e. opposition to that which is good or right), while amorality is variously defined as an unawareness of, indifference toward, or disbelief in any set of moral standards or principles. Philosophy Morality and ethics Descriptive and normative Realism and anti-realism
Move commons, les creative commons pour les projets et les organisations J’ai découvert avec enthousiasme le projet Move Commons dans le récent livre coordonné par David Bollier et Silke Helfrich qui s’intitule : The Wealth of the Commons. Voici comment le projet est présenté sur Linux.fr : Move Commons (MC) est un système de marqueurs pour permettre à toute initiative, collectif ou organisation non gouvernementale de déclarer simplement les principes auxquels elle adhère et de les afficher. C’est un peu le principe de Creative Commons appliqué non pas aux œuvres, mais aux projets, aux organisations et à toutes sortes d’initiatives. Move Commons est encore en version alpha : le système actuel de marqueurs est appelé à évoluer en fonction des idées de chacun. Un des co-fondateurs du projet, Bastien Guerry présente très clairement le projet sur son site : Move Commons a deux missions : (1) aider les initiatives à afficher clairement leurs engagements ; (2) aider les bonnes volontés à trouver l’initiative qui leur correspond.
How GE Uses Data Visualization to Tell Complex Stories - Gretchen Gavett GE, perhaps more than any other major company, is dedicated to the use of data visualization as a key part of its marketing and communications efforts. Stemming from our Insight Center on visualizing data, I spoke with Linda Boff, GE’s executive director of global brand marketing, about the benefits and challenges of this approach. An edited version of our conversation is below. What’s the history of data visualization at GE? How did your strategy around it develop? GE specializes in complex challenges in solving the toughest problems in the world: Infrastructure, renewable energy, affordable health care. In trying to do that, the marketing communications brand group is always searching for compelling ways to bring these challenges to life. One of our first was back in 2009, and was about causes of death. We got a tremendous response to it. How do you think about using data visualization when it comes to different audiences and stakeholders, both within your company and outside of it?
TCCHawaii.org | Teaching, Colleges & Community Secular morality Secular morality is the aspect of philosophy that deals with morality outside of religious traditions. Modern examples include humanism, freethinking, and most versions of consequentialism. Additional philosophies with ancient roots include those such as skepticism and virtue ethics. Greg M. Epstein also states that, "much of ancient Far Eastern thought is deeply concerned with human goodness without placing much if any stock in the importance of gods or spirits A variety of positions are apparent regarding the relationship between religion and morality. Others eschew the idea that religion is required to provide a guide to right and wrong behavior, such as the Westminster Dictionary of Christian Ethics which states that religion and morality "are to be defined differently and have no definitional connections with each other".:401 Some believe that religions provide poor guides to moral behavior. Secular moral frameworks Consequentialism Freethinking
La pertinence des algorithmes 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. Comment appréhender les conséquences des algorithmes ? Hubert Guillaud