Source : Strava Global Heatmap
«An interactive map posted on the Internet that shows the whereabouts of people who use fitness devices such as Fitbit also reveals highly sensitive information about the locations and activities of soldiers at U.S. military bases, in what appears to be a major security oversight»..
«Jusqu’à la fin des années 2000, la profession souffrait de ce que Pierre Bazile appelle le ‘syndrome de l’atelier de cartographie au bout du couloir : les employeurs considéraient la géomatique comme un domaine périphérique et monolithique. C’était avant que la branche du numérique s’aperçoive de l’importance de la géomatique, qui touche à tous les domaines’»
Source : Every Noise at Once
«Watson will try to answer your question using the content of the most relevant videos»
via Ted – IBM Watson.
« I used to be a techno-utopian. Now I can’t believe that I’m sitting here talking to you about all this » – Kate Starbird.
Source : UW professor: The information war is real, and we’re losing it | The Seattle Times via @inactinique
« Here, we are interested in the 2006-2015 period, ten years during which 25.000 projects involving 45.000 people produce a 2-mode graph of more than 63.000 edges. To focus on projects and disciplines, the network is projected into a 1-mode graph of projects only. Thus, the graph displayed below contains over 15.000 projects that were funded between 2006 and 2015 » – Martin Grandjean.
« Franco Moretti, founder of the Stanford Literary Lab, which applies data analysis to the study of fiction, argues that certain books survive through the choices of ordinary readers, a process something like evolution: “Literary history is shaped by the fact that readers select a literary work, keeping it alive across the generations, because they like some of its prominent traits.”
What traits make Austen special, and can they be measured with data? Can literary genius be graphed? »
« Learned relationships between abstract concepts, explored using latent vector arithmetic ».
« The similarity of form in the drawings could be a similarity in the cultural atmosphere, a similarity of ideals, a similarity in the inner feeling expressed in these external forms: My drawing reveals how I see the object represented, how I imagine, and how I remember it ».
Source : Forma Fluens