Week of April 8, 2012

Week of April 8, 2012

Snakeoil Image:David McCandless Via:http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/visualizations/

TMI?

01.13.2013
(was 04.08.2012)

Welcome to the digital age. There’s information everywhere but do we know any more than we did twenty years ago? And for all that info... where's knowledge?

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  1. David Weinberger on "Too Big to Know"

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    Information, information everywhere... where's knowledge? David Weinberger from the Berkman Center for Internet and Society says knowledge lies in the links between data and info. 

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    Average: 4.3 (6 votes)
  2. Steve Paulson on Knowledge

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    Steve Paulson loves the idea of personal library. For all the digital data out there, Paulson says there's nothing quite like a book. He tells producer Sara Nics about data, knowledge, and To the Best of Our Knowledge.

    Looking for the EXTENDED conversation? Find it here.

    And more photos? Check them out on Facebook.

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    Average: 4 (6 votes)
  3. David Siegel on Personal Data Lockers

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    Megabyte, terabyte, gigabyte... web-watcher David Siegel says the web's just too data heavy. The answer is to stop duplicating and make all that data - particularly our personal data - more meaningful. 

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    Average: 4 (5 votes)
  4. Aleph Molinari on the Knowledge Divide

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    Aleph Molinari says approximately 70 percent of the global population does not have access to digital technology. And that digital divide means billions of people are being left out of education, employment, and global dialogues.

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    Average: 3 (4 votes)
  5. David Kobia on Ushahidi

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    Any of us could land on the unplugged side of the digital divide, all it would take is a natural disaster or civil conflict. But one group is building tools that make a cell phone connection all you'd need to share information during a crisis.

    David Kobia is one of the founders of Ushahidi.

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    Average: 4.3 (3 votes)
  6. David McCandless on Beautiful Information

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    With digital data streaming online, how do you make sense of it all? Data journalist David McCandless says, make it beautiful.

    Want to see some of McCandless's visualizations? Take a look!

    4.857145
    Average: 4.9 (7 votes)
All Is Forgotten, Nothing Is Lost

Creative Pairs

04.08.2012
(was 03.27.2011)

The idea of creative collaboration is a relatively new one.  But two is the magic number.

  1. Joshua Wolf Shenk on Lennon and McCartney

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    We explore the fine art of creative collaboration and start with the music of John Lennon and Paul McCartney.

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    Average: 4.7 (3 votes)
  2. Lan Samantha Chang on "All Is Forgotten, Nothing Is Lost"

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    Chang's new novel follows the lives of students and one particular professor in a creative writing program in the Midwest.

    4
    Average: 4 (1 vote)
  3. Joelle Biele on "Elizabeth Bishop and The New Yorker"

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    Joelle Biele discusses the correspondences between poet Elizabeth Bishop and The New Yorker.

    4
    Average: 4 (1 vote)
  4. Ben Folds on Working with Nick Hornby

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    Ben Folds is a singer/songwriter from North Carolina who recently joined forces with Nick Hornby, the critically-acclaimed novelist from England.

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    Average: 4 (1 vote)