[Exclusif] 78% des grandes villes s'emparent de Facebook Avec un taux de 78%, le doute n’est plus permis : les grandes villes se sont bel et bien emparées de Facebook. Le phénomène est d’autant plus net que la dernière étude, réalisée en 2010, montrait une présence encore très minoritaire des grandes villes de plus de 100000 habitants. Seule 25% d’entre elles animait une Fan page. The Real-Time Data City is now Real (in Singapore) Next to their established offices in Boston and Milan, MIT Senseable Lab is now also active in Singapore, where they just launched an impressive exhibition [senseable.mit.edu] with five different graphical perspectives into Singapore's social, economic and mobility patterns. The five visualizations are all based on real-time data recorded and captured by a vast system of communication devices, microcontrollers and sensors. What seems to be in the pipeline is an open API to allow others access to the rich data streams: "The exhibition is just the beginning of something that aims to develop into an open platform for the management of urban real-time data and the engagement of developer communities in writing innovative applications for the city." "Hub of the World" shows the ships and containers arriving and leaving Singapore. "Isochronic Singapore" deformes a street map of the city proportional to its travel time. The exhibition runs from April 8th until May 1st at Singapore Art Museum.
The Best #CityReads of 2012 - Jobs & Economy It's not just your lousy memory: the end of 2012 was much busier than the beginning. Just since July, we've seen a U.S. presidential election, a once-in-four-centuries hurricane, four horrific mass shootings, riots and warfare across the Middle East. Our #Cityreads of the year follow the news cycle -- into a high-rise housing project after Sandy and the Republican party's relationship with cities -- but they also veer off course, into the weirder corners of rail construction, charter cities, and more. Over the past year we've tried to make our #Cityreads reflect the breadth of subjects that accompanies so universal a concept.
DARPA Project List (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) DARPA Project List (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) was established 1958 in response to the Soviet launch of Sputnik. DARPA reports directly to the Secretary of Defense; however, it operates independently of the rest of military research and development. Its basic principles are: Small and flexible, with a flat organization structure Autonomous organization World-class scientists and engineers work with representatives from industry, universities and government labs Project-based style; technical staff rotated every 3-5 years Program managers are selected to be technically outstanding and entrepreneurial.
C Semantic Web Activity The Semantic Web is a web of data. There is lots of data we all use every day, and it is not part of the web. I can see my bank statements on the web, and my photographs, and I can see my appointments in a calendar. But can I see my photos in a calendar to see what I was doing when I took them? Can I see bank statement lines in a calendar? Why not? OpenData Marseille, 6 juillet 2011 Sous le haut patronage du Premier Ministre Monsieur François FILLON Under the patronage of Ms Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of the European Commission
Products: Servers: SGI Altix UV Altix is a brand name that holds a huge amount of cachet in the world of technical and high-performance computing. SGI launched the Altix name in 2002, and the products under this brand have continually proven their worth among the most powerful computers in the world, as evidenced both by the number of appearances in the TOP500 and results of SPEC benchmarking. Overview As SGI evolves its product lines, the newest and most powerful of our large-scale servers are no longer branded "Altix". LLC - CommunityViz Promoting informed, collaborative decision making since 2001. CommunityViz planning software is an extension for ArcGIS Desktop. Planners, resource managers, local and regional governments, and many others use CommunityViz to help them make decisions about development, land use, transportation, conservation and more. A GIS-based decision-support tool, CommunityViz "shows" you the implications of different plans and choices. Both flexible and robust, it supports scenario planning, sketch planning, 3-D visualization, suitability analysis, impact assessment, growth modeling and other popular techniques. Its many layers of functionality make it useful for a wide range of skill levels and applications.
Carbon Zero: A Short Tour of Your City's Future by Alex Steffen The climate crisis demands that we start rebuilding our cities to become carbon neutral. But what does carbon neutrality mean? What does it look like? How do we measure it? My goal here is to explain carbon neutrality in a short, amusing book that can be read in an afternoon It's time to demystify bold climate action, fast. Datacenter Portail Volobsis VOLOBSIS is a portal to access data collected in the French volcanological and seismological observatories managed by the Institut de Physique du Globe (IPGP). Currently, in its first version, VOLOBSIS gives access to continuous GPS data and catalogs of seismic events with waveforms.Link to the Volobsis portal Realtime seismic data (seedlink) The Building Futures Game - Building Futures The Building Futures Game is the outcome of 3 years research and development work carried out by the Building Futures team, CABE and architectural practice AOC. The toolkit emerged through a shared desire as to how one might enable communities to think about the future of their neighbourhood, while providing stakeholders with an interactive and alternative way of consulting with a wide variety of groups on their concerns and aspirations. The Building Futures Game is a participation tool for visioning and exploring different possible futures for a local area. It is a form of scenario planning, helping groups ‘play out’ a range of possible futures with participants – a mix of policy-makers, service-providers and ‘community members’ – drawing out a set of concerns and aspirations and considering the impacts and implications of their choices.