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Emergent Futures Mapping with Futurescaper

Emergent Futures Mapping with Futurescaper
Futurescaper is an online tool for making sense of the drivers, trends and forces that will shape the future. As a user interface system, it still needs development. As a tool for analyzing and understanding complex systems, it works very well and does something I have yet to see anything else be able to do. Following the logic of collective intelligence (as part of my my PhD), I broke up the the scenario thinking process into discrete chunks, came up with a system for analyzing and relating them together, and then distilled them into key outputs for helping the scenario development process. Emergent Thematic Maps One of the coolest things about Futurescaper is how it translates simple input into complex analysis, and then back again into simple insights. To demonstrate this, I tested the system using data from an International Futures Forum project on international climate change impacts for UK Foresight. Revealing Hidden Connections One of the outputs is the following map. Drilling Down

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D3.js - Data-Driven Documents Gephi Bio7 1.6 for Windows and Linux released! (This article was first published on » R, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers) Finally i released a new version of Bio7 with many improvements and new features. Updated tutorials are available, too. The new Bio7 1.6 release can be downloaded here. Please also download the examples *.zip file from the sourceforge website which contains new examples for Bio7 1.6 (e.g. an example to cluster an image folder with ImageJ and R). New Features: Bio7 General - Bio7 1.6 is now based on Eclipse 3.8.0. - The option “Always run in background” is now selected by default. - Integrated new Bio7 grid file format to import or export formatted spreadsheet data (for images and fonts, etc.). - Updated the integrated Java Libraries. - Added the application API from “Processing“ (a few programming examples are available in the examples for Bio7 1.6). - The main “Processing” panel can be embedded in the “Custom” view of Bio7 for integration (see screenshot below)). - Updated WorldWind to the latest version. R Specific

European news agenda - halfblog More than one million news articles in 22 languages have been analysed using the latest technology to pinpoint the factors that influence and shape the news agenda in 27 European countries. Every day hundreds of news outlets across Europe choose which story to cover from a wide and diverse selection. While each outlet may make news choices based on individual criteria, clear patterns emerge when these choices are studied across many outlets and over a long period of time. They discovered that chosen news content reflects national biases, as well as cultural, economic and geographic links between countries. (via European news agenda – Sadly though, there is no elaboration on exactly which shared interests countries have, and exactly what kind of issues outlying countries are more interested in. The big potential use I can see for all of this is the automated discovery of potential stories of interest – a feed of ‘stories my local media are not reporting’. Figure 2.

How to become a data visualization ninja with 3 free tools for non-programmers We noticed many times between the lines of this blog how data visualization is in the hype and how this trend is growing and growing. That’s good news guys! It’s fun and it’s … success! But as more and more people join this wild bunch we have to take care of those who are not as skilled as we are yet. There are many people out there who love data visualization but they think they are out of this business because they are not able to code. I personally think that this is a problem and that we have to be as inclusive as we can. As data visualization develops we can expect to have people developing tools that are more accessible and easier to use also for non-programmers. By the way, if you are one of those wannabe non-programmer-data-enthusiast I have a good news for you: the future is here! Data Visualization is 80% data 20% visualization I don’t think I will find anyone arguing against this sentence. And there is also a subtler issue here. So here it is. The Ninja’s Toolbox Conclusion

Data Visualization Software – Link & Data Analysis by Centrifuge Systems Twitter analysis of air pollution in Beijing One of the air pollution detection machine in Beijing (at the American Embassy) is connected to Twitter and tweet about the air quality in real time. By default the machine in Beijing output the 24hr summary PM2.5 air pollution information. What is PM2.5 is define here Next will be to compare the pollution level between different cities such as LA and Beijing. Here is the code I used to produce this analysis:Read more » To leave a comment for the author, please follow the link and comment on his blog: R Chronicle. offers daily e-mail updates about R news and tutorials on topics such as: visualization (ggplot2, Boxplots, maps, animation), programming (RStudio, Sweave, LaTeX, SQL, Eclipse, git, hadoop, Web Scraping) statistics (regression, PCA, time series, trading) and more...

US appoints first cyber warfare general | World news | The Observer The US military has appointed its first senior general to direct cyber warfare – despite fears that the move marks another stage in the militarisation of cyberspace. The newly promoted four-star general, Keith Alexander, takes charge of the Pentagon's ambitious and controversial new Cyber Command, designed to conduct virtual combat across the world's computer networks. He was appointed on Friday afternoon in a low-key ceremony at Fort Meade, in Maryland. The creation of America's most senior cyber warrior comes just days after the US air force disclosed that some 30,000 of its troops had been re-assigned from technical support "to the frontlines of cyber warfare". The creation of Cyber Command is in response to increasing anxiety over the vulnerability of the US's military and other networks to a cyber attack. James Miller, the deputy under-secretary of defence for policy, has hinted that the US might consider a conventional military response to certain kinds of online attack.

Curso Gratuito de Adsense El artículo de hoy va a ser un poco diferente a los que suelo publicar en el blog. Llevo varias semanas trabajando este artículo porque creo que va a ser algo que posiblemente te ayude a crearte un buen ingreso extra a final de mes. Se trata de un curso paso a paso, sobre como encontrar un nicho de mercado interesante, y explotarlo económicamente. La clave está en crear varias páginas dedicadas a Adsense, y que cada una de ellas te de varios euros diarios de ganancia. Cuantas más páginas tengas, más ganarás a final de mes. Aprenderemos a crear páginas donde insertaremos unos anuncios que Google nos proporcionará de forma automática (Adsense) y cada vez que alguien haga click sobre alguno de estos anuncios, tu te llevarás dinero. Suena a truco del “tocomocho” o algún curso de “engañabobos”? Hay mucha gente que vive de esto. Empezamos? 1. Lo primero que tendrás que hacer, es crearte una cuenta en Google Adsense. 2. Searchmetrics Es la herramienta más increible que ha usado en muchos años. 3.

Search engine data visualisations « Search insights I’ve decided I need a single place to put all of the search engine data visuals that I’ve been working on. The visuals are made up of thousands of actual queries put into search engines by UK users over the course of a year. This gives us an idea of ‘search demand’ which can/may/should equal actual, offline demand for a topic. Feel free to republish however please link to this blog and also to James Webb who helped to create them. They can be downloaded as PDF’s at the bottom of this page. Click the links below to open the visuals in PDF format for better quality printing / viewing. Overall Gardening Health Science Nature History Questions Like this: Like Loading...