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LABS | InVision How Empathy Makes People More Violent - The Atlantic This conflated design seems reasonable at first, but hinders efforts to classify a file in more flexible ways. Purpose’s gender-neutral bathroom signs How the world sees itself [S]chools are designed based on the average Creative Education Futures Mike Monteiro, “Why you need design”. http://t. design can be directly weaponised by the design team itself Resources Understanding a people’s culture exposes their normalness without reducing their particularity Jack of all trades, Master of none? Lab journeys as a design tool Applied Systems Thinking Climb Every Mountain “Generalists change the world; specialists perfect it Luck is the residue of design We can build software to eat the world, or software to feed it Design Kit When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe design not for what we expect to see, but for what we actually believe we’re seeing Insourcing: Why organisations are looking to design Designers … seek to choose rather than predict the future [I]t is not necessary to know everything in order to understand something Google’s ads just look like search results now Beautiful is Good and Good is Reputable: Multiple-Attribute Charity Website Evaluation and Initial Perceptions of Reputation Under the Halo Effect In a 2016 book, “The Stack: On Software and Sovereignty,” the professor and design theorist Benjamin Bratton sets out to, in his words, propose a “specific model for the design of political geography tuned to this era of planetary-scale computation,” by drawing on the “multilayered structure of software, hardware and network ‘stacks’ that arrange different technologies vertically within a modular, interdependent order Systemics and design principles in support of Tiago Forte’s PARA framework When designers center around the user, where do the needs and desires of the other actors in the system go? The World’s First and Only Completely Honest Résumé of a Graphic Designer. Multiple scales. Mike Monteiro, “Why you need design”. Calling someone a creative doesn’t elevate Systemic Strategy: Systemic Design Methods for Complex Systems Change Social Innovation Lab Guide - The Rockefeller Foundation [T]he anthropologist characteristically approaches such broader interpretations and more abstract analyses from the direction of exceedingly extended acquaintances with extremely small matters Microtainer: lab resources (July 2015) - Social Innovation Generation The corollary to this is to never solve the problem at the wrong level The Ten Most Common Mistakes In Setting Up A Social Lab - Social Labs Material Design is Google’s new visual look for Android, Chrome OS, and more I don’t think that data scientists and data engineers at most organizations that I’m working with have figured out how to communicate with anybody Keeping the buzz in buzzwords Leverage Analysis in Systemic Design Your Calendar Needs an Upgrade Why Is a Designer Using Medium?!? Here is one thing I gained from this Analysis. Design In Tech Report 2015 Our reaction to these atrocities can cloud our judgment, biasing us in favor of war Today’s interview is with Rie Nørregaard, a Managing Creative Director of SY Partners, a consultancy based in New York and San Francisco Finding the Emic in Systemic Design “Level Up”: Leveraging Skill and Engagement to Maximize Player Gameplay The view that negative impacts are an inevitable consequence of development has blinded us to the obvious
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Your generation will set goals for what you want to become – like an engineer, health worker, writer or community leader. Higher education almost completely ignored Marshall McLuhan’s central insight: new modes of communication change what can be imagined and expressed The residential university she hopes to create would differ radically from what’s been done traditionally. Transforming a notorious Winnipeg neighbourhood into a hub for education [S]chools are designed based on the average Resources Education is delivery; learning is discovery. IBM expert Tamreem El Tohamy on bridging the skills gap in Africa As Lambda students speak out, the school’s debt-swapping partnership disappears from the internet A Personal Cyberinfrastructure (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE. ReSchool 2015 Keynote: Dr David Helfand on Transforming the Future of Education athenahealthVoice: What Doctors Aren’t Learning In Medical School And Why It Matters http://t. Educating Data | MIT Technology Review Four Solutions We Believe In Contemplative Education and Extra/Co-Curricular Programming On Full Horizon Planning and the Under-Appreciated Power of Workflow Systems - Study Hacks - Cal Newport Habits of creative thought cannot be cultivated by assuming that inquisitive young minds must be moulded into established patterns of thinking Pollinating systems change in higher education through evaluation Education Systemics But almost all arguments about student privacy, whether those calling for more restrictions or fewer, fail to give students themselves a voice, let alone some assistance in deciding what to share online Nobody is average, every student deserves personalized learning — Changemaker Education June News: Share. Systems Mapping Innovation Education Making Transcripts More Than ‘a Record of Everything the Student Has Forgotten’ Acquiescence is a good word for this. The university of the 21st century has three roles: to create knowledge, to share that knowledge, and to use and apply it. http://pic. Carleton University and Shopify’s bachelor of computer science program is a great example of a work-integrated education initiative to foster homegrown talent An EdTech Buzzword Bingo Card Second Policy Switch: From Predetermined to Curiosity-Led Learning The Rise of Open Curriculum — Bright Innovation is a Buzzword (but it doesn’t have to be) New job posting: RECODE Social Innovation Fellow
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This conflated design seems reasonable at first, but hinders efforts to classify a file in more flexible ways. Paradoxically, the marginalized are largely missing from a conversation that uses them as a justification yet when it comes to contemplating real-world warming dangers, we suffer from an incredible failure of imagination Another way of looking at iOS development is everyone is a “freelance contractor” working for Apple, just like drivers work for Uber Fukushima reinvents itself with a $2.7 billion bet on renewables positive error messages By now, it should be easy to see how different questions about your data can lead to different visualization types. Mike Monteiro, “Why you need design”. Mail clients should allow remote images but load them anonymously, through a proxy server perhaps. Starting the Decade by Giving You More Control Over Your Privacy The internet has given billions of people a way to amplify their voices, but the trade-offs have become tangible. design can be directly weaponised by the design team itself We’re at that stage, where our expectations have outrun the reality of the technology Segway’s newest self-balancing vehicle is an egg-shaped wheelchair The Tyranny of Categorization Azeem’s end note From Prophecy, one of the Canada 300 plays. Embracing multilingualism to enhance complexity sensitive research When everything was smaller, we all loved it more,” she said Can you tell me a little bit about the qualities that you look for in coaches, what you think makes a good coach and what, their qualities are well? Nicolas: The 4 dimensions that we have in mind for an intrapreneurs’ coach profile correspond to the 4 activities previsously descrive: innovation skills, networking within Orange, human relationship abilities, and the being ready to work NAF adopted the Success Factors platform which includes a robust learning management system to serve as their technological solution for myNAFTrack John Kerry, Arnold Schwarzenegger wage ‘World War Zero’ on climate change Many people who want to help others become doctors While both areas have a core set of expectations, they both have to extend beyond their core in order to deal with data about social life—data which has very real social consequences The Spike Lab, set up in 2016 in New York by two Americans, has helped students enter top institutions by bringing into fruition their self-initiated projects, including publishing a book crowdsourced from high school writers from around the world, creating data visualizations to help small nonprofits become more efficient, and designing an experiential classical violin concert through a series of mini popup concerts [I]t is not necessary to know everything in order to understand something TED and YouTube launch global climate initiative Watch OPSI’s Piret Tonurist discuss ‘Systems Approaches in Policy Practice’ and give real life examples, drawn from current OECD case studies. Most people talk as if Miami and Bangladesh still have a chance of surviving; most of the scientists I spoke with assume we’ll lose them within the century, even if we stop burning fossil fuel in the next decade Ethnography is now used across anthropology, sociology, marketing, strategy, design, and other fields, but regardless of where it’s used, the core is about understanding people’s beliefs and behaviors and how these change over time DeepMindʼs StarCraft 2 AI is now better than 99.8 percent of all human players One theme was the importance of ensuring that policymakers are provided with research syntheses and summaries that match their needs Contemporary extremism is designed to increase polarization But what is it doing to us? I know my perception of time has been totally skewed; something that happened last week has flattened into things that happened in the past, a category that holds everything from that @horse_ebooks tweet to the screening of Black Panther I saw in February in Los Angeles Ten years before that, you wouldn’t have been asked about your stack at all — though an obnoxious time traveler from the Silicon Valley of 2017 might insist that a phone system, a parcel service and credit-card companies composed, more or less, a mail-order stack Such initiatives are welcome supplements in the diet of a poorly nourished political body The disparity in ways that file selection is presented or obstructed in apps is bewildering and frustrating. We in Canada can learn a lot from these examples. Google calls this “solutions journalism,” and it is meant to spark dialogue about how to make things better, rather than wallowing in how everything is terrible The stack isn’t just a handy concept for visualizing how technology works Our reaction to these atrocities can cloud our judgment, biasing us in favor of war “Losing Earth,” written by Nathaniel Rich, is also set to be the subject of an upcoming book I’m collecting stories of “oh no this data project could go terribly wrong” - more here https://t.co/qGbwpVf3YO - ping me if you have any! — @zararah (http://twitter.com/zararah/status/626449923148525569). Zen practices refer to a “beginner’s mind About the MIT Institute for Data, Systems, and Society  Self-awareness is the enemy of all creativity I imagine the Renaissance creative community would have been a fascinating thing to witness. Research combining quantitative and qualitative methods have been around for a while, of course As impressive as the fruits of innovation have been, the pace of change seems relentless and, at times, almost mindlessly linear README.txt: Introducing Into the Dataverse, the article series Problems with shared technology usually arise because (1) the formulas and protocols about how to use the applications are not well defined, and/or (2) not everyone plays appropriately, so the data is incomplete or unreliable. For the sake of illustration, I will highlight a possible combination of social and policy labs, transformative scenario planning, deliberative polling, civic tech, and creativity techniques that together increase impact, convergence between stakeholders, and public acceptance of outcomes. Meme warfare, a term coined by Andrew Boyd in 2002, is real, and it’s an important component of any great marketing or public relations campaign — even if not referred to in those specific terms Evan Burton is a UX Designer, Usability Engineer, Data Science Enthusiast, finishing a master’s degree in Usability Engineering. Pretty soon, whenever any traffic cop didn’t enter a license number when writing a ticket, it would automatically get assigned to Tartaro. what are the scaling challenges tech companies have that do relate to post-secondary? In 1917 a Russian guy, Viktor Shklovsky, came up with a word for this: defamiliarization Futuristic brain probe allows for wireless control of neurons Designers … seek to choose rather than predict the future Warren Buffett manages to entertain and inform in his 2015 letter to shareholders. DAWN: I’m always curious about how data scientists measure the consistency or sensitivity of results from datasets The data mindset is good for some questions, but completely inadequate for others. Experiments in participatory and deliberative democracy, creativity, and collective intelligence show that high-quality deliberation requires at least the following seven ingredients: The changing work of innovation for public value and social impact Roger Martin, Bianca Andreescu, and systemic strategy Collectively, then, these are what Wei cheekily calls “status-as-a-service” businesses A business model describes the rationale of how an organization creates, delivers, and captures value Nobel Economics Prize Goes to Pioneers in Reducing Poverty Decision rules of this sort are fast, in that decisions can be made quickly, without a computer; frugal, in that they require only limited information to reach a decision; and clear, in that they expose the grounds on which decisions are made [T]he widely used term “strategic planning” has become debased by association with the creation of deterministic, one-sheet 5- and 10- year plans: for us this suggests an unhelpful rigidity in thinking about the future. The point here is simple: if Canadian universities want to contribute to economic growth, they need to start actually paying attention to how their curriculum and pedagogy is improving skills. The U US announces AI software export restrictions for China “No one ever gave me a reason why they didn’t want the hologram to appear,” said Craze Fest promoter Malcolm Jones. http://t. Visualizing RNA activity within the brain tissues of live mice for faster and more accurate discovery and development of novel drugs This wireless power startup says it can charge your phone using only radio waves In his book Healing Night (2006), the sleep psychologist Rubin Naiman tells of a game he played with his mother as a child If you haven’t installed Unpaywall yet, try it In this midst of so much complexity, perhaps the best we can do is frame good questions Systemic lessons from South Korea’s Patient 31 A Systemic View of Research Impact Dorsey’s leadership style fosters caution, according to about a dozen people who’ve worked with him The residential university she hopes to create would differ radically from what’s been done traditionally. This view chimes with other data presenting “Generation Z”, and which seem to suggest that while they are incredibly demanding, many are also very needy and much more reliant — perhaps on parents, teachers and lecturers — than previous generations What struck me was the language Zuckerberg used to discuss this issue — it’s different than anything he has said before. the biggest problem here about this lack of process around management, around data engineering, the communication between data engineering and data science, this lack of management, if you want to specialize, you want to have a data liaison…do you want to have a data engineer specialist, because the earliest data science project, like the smallest one, data scientist is doing the data engineering work too “True leaders lead people to an impossible destination. A central theme in Amber’s work is about calm technology, the opposite of products which steal attention A more recent and less fictitious example is electronic logging devices on trucks. In other words, we have, trapped in Arctic permafrost, twice as much carbon as is currently wrecking the atmosphere of the planet, all of it scheduled to be released at a date that keeps getting moved up, partially in the form of a gas that multiplies its warming power 86 times over Such ideas can be ingenious, but they all suffer from the vanity of trying to impose a technological solution on what is a problem of poverty TYE: We touched on data provenance earlier, but I want to come back to it from the perspective of quantitative data What worries me about the future of Silicon Valley, is that one-dimensionality, that it’s not a Renaissance culture, it’s an engineering culture When the evidence is powerful, it can prompt action memorialleadership: Last week, Facebook and Twitter were accused during a Congressional hearing of having conservative bias https://www. All these examples tell the same story: that the world contains an unimaginably vast amount of digital information which is getting ever vaster ever more rapidly Who doesn’t want to think that the truth will always win in the end, that information not only wants to be free, but that this freedom will lead us toward a more just world — especially when it is your job to share information? Luck is the residue of design We can build software to eat the world, or software to feed it http://t. The urgency for action is clear and growing The question is, how does this current bubble end? Not when, but how? What constitutes a bubble? For me, I can clearly see we’re in a bubble economy when relatively more money is chasing relatively few good ideas In a world where everything is tracked and kept forever, like the world we’re for some reason building, you become hostage to the worst thing you’ve ever done. At AI SF, Mehdi Miremadi from McKinsey Global Institute corroborated in “Have we reached peak human? I actually have a specific anomaly that I saw the other day, where I’m hiring a new data scientist in Denver Check out her Altimeter Group white paper, “The Customer Experience of AI: Five Principles to Foster Engagement, Innovation and Trust” I’ve actually heard a project manager say, “You know, any line of code that my developers write to audit what they’re doing, to put stuff in a database, is a line of code that they’re not putting in developing the application Population health policies stand a much better chance of succeeding if they’re informed by research evidence Interference by Sue Burke This view closely tracks my own discussions with current and former employees But almost all arguments about student privacy, whether those calling for more restrictions or fewer, fail to give students themselves a voice, let alone some assistance in deciding what to share online If used sensibly, these fairy tales can be used for children to be informed of the dangers that lurk around them, and how to deal with them Whitney Phillips, an assistant professor of communication, culture, and digital technologies at Syracuse University, said that “the takeaway for establishment journalists is stark, and starkly distressing: just by showing up for work and doing their jobs as assigned, journalists covering the far-right fringe… played directly into these groups’ public relations interests. Bad RCS implementations are creating big vulnerabilities, security researchers claim That ‘Useless’ Liberal Arts Degree Has Become Tech’s Hottest Ticket Networks have emerged as a transformational adaptation to a community service environment characterized by complex social and economic issues, and the needs of a diverse population. What part of “viral” content makes platforms want to encourage its spread? A meme is a social virus How easily you can make a mess is how truly productive you can be our review identifies several approaches that show some promise for improving the use of research in population health policy. The Wall Street Journal reports that Facebook had begun working on a feature that would encourage users of opposing political beliefs to interact in a more positive way Targeted Universalism Art is the inexplicable urge to manifest feeling, intent, or question as a specific experience outside the artist’s mind Accusations of conservative bias are not evaluated through evidence because reality doesn’t matter to them Microsoft wants to capture all of the carbon dioxide it’s ever emitted Acquiescence is a good word for this. future ages will scarce believe As theory, the stack remains mostly a speculative exercise: What if we imagined the whole world as software? And as a popular term, it risks becoming an empty buzzword, used to refer to any collection, pile or system of different things I personally think that any cyberpunk work worthy of the name needs to show that dehumanizing, unequal relationship of power and politics as part of its makeup,” says Pondsmith Complex adaptive systems thinking is an exciting approach, and the popularity of the theory in the policy literature is testimony to this Medical Crowdsourcing: Harnessing the “Wisdom of the Crowd” to Solve Medical Mysteries Over the past five years, we have heard many stories from data science teams about their successes and challenges when building, deploying, and monitoring models Certain central themes spring up repeatedly in cyberpunk How Tesla’s first Gigafactory is changing Reno, Nevada The most impressive new feature is one that will solve whiteboard interactions in meetings with remote participants The view that negative impacts are an inevitable consequence of development has blinded us to the obvious Researchers detail huge hack-for-hire campaigns against environmentalists These days with fast commodity networking, the economics of cloud services don’t resemble “commodity servers” circa early Hadoop at all Walking Backwards, Moving Forward Perhaps due to the variety of definitions of complex systems, there is a lot of variation amongst the claims made for their application to policy The Demon Haunted World Your generation will set goals for what you want to become – like an engineer, health worker, writer or community leader. By championing “failing fast,” we kill great ideas prematurely, leaning into trends — not true innovation — to be successful We are not, or at least I am not, seeking either to become natives (a compromised word in any case) or to mimic them [S]chools are designed based on the average The other major announcement: an independent oversight body to review appeals for content removals The “real man” syndrome is a reflection of what psychologists call precarious manhood: the view that masculinity has to be earned over and over again We’ve seen that some careers have had huge positive effects, and some have vastly more than others From the Future Today Institute’s recent release. BSR and the UN agree on one thing, and it’s an easy one: Facebook ought to provide country-specific data on hate speech and other violations of the company’s community standards in Myanmar Over the past five years, we have heard many stories from data science teams about their successes and challenges when building, deploying, and monitoring models Get a rat and put it in a cage and give it two water bottles. Even very important things can be on cruise control and not on your mind This required the greatest peacetime mobilization in the nation’s history. No one has ever asked for release from research. IBM expert Tamreem El Tohamy on bridging the skills gap in Africa As Lambda students speak out, the school’s debt-swapping partnership disappears from the internet Visualizing city densities Leaked Documents Expose the Secretive Market for Your Web Browsing Data In a 2015 paper, MIT professor of political science Adam Berinsky found that rather than debunking rumors or conspiracy theories, presenting people with facts or corrections sometimes entrenched those ideas further “concat() is actually spanish Your key argument on the neuroscience side seems to be that we’re hardwired to have theory of mind — basically trying to read and guess other people’s emotions — and that makes narratives enjoyable even if they’re wrong or impossible to prove How do you handle life’s inputs and prioritizing? Google says that it won’t pull Absher, a controversial government app from Saudi Arabia, from its app store, telling California representative Jackie Speier that it did not violate its policies, and that it would remain up, according to Business Insider I would call this as The hierarchy of ‘Troubleshooting Software Problems’ ( as a parallel to Maslow’s hierarchy of NEEDS) This was also the message from a 2011 study from the US, which tested four different types of policy briefs on mammography screening with nearly 300 policymakers John Scalzi. Fundamental research is absolutely necessary for Canada design not for what we expect to see, but for what we actually believe we’re seeing Facebook launched a country-specific version of Myanmar in 2015, and added it to its since-discontinued Free Basics program a year later It also explains why people in Silicon Valley who claim to be so obsessed with data are simply ignoring it when it comes to everything from the clear and well documented benefits of diverse teams to the diminishing returns on productivity and health if you work more than 50 hours a week A lot of people are unaware of Canada’s actual history and this gets people talking and conversations starting,“ he said “When we talk about the newness of territorial acknowledgements, these aren’t new. Google’s goal has always been to organize the world’s information, and its first target was the commercial web Asked to choose from a list of 15 different options which ones they thought impact on a student’s ability to thrive at university, almost nine in 10 (89 per cent) of university admissions officers cited “not being able to think and learn independently”. And yet we persist in doing idiot things that can only possibly have this result: This is about where I start to get worried/skeptical about WIL. The first thing to note is that, although we identified over 300 papers on the use of research in health policymaking, the vast majority of these were descriptive The theme here is scaling your brain Comparing a node in a neural network to a neuron, though, is at best like comparing a toaster to the space shuttle There’s another thing I don’t like about these standard datasets, however, and that’s that they are missed opportunities Life is not a zero-sum game auerswald: “Daniel Kahneman: “We think of our future as anticipated memories. Divide & conquer [T]he anthropologist characteristically approaches such broader interpretations and more abstract analyses from the direction of exceedingly extended acquaintances with extremely small matters We are cyborgs. Eclecticism is self-defeating not because there is only one direction in which it is useful to move, but because there are so many: it is necessary to choose Policy makers readily admit that they are not equipped to communicate with their constituents, as a recent survey of government communications leaders conducted by communications firm WPP revealed Can Snow Clearing Be Sexist? The good news is that by bringing people together, they strengthen civic education, engagement, and public conversation http://pic. …for the Romans, sensus communis meant common sense but also humanity and sensibility… Norman said for people who want to take steps to reconciliation, the acknowledgement should lead to more questions about who the people listed in the acknowledgement are and how their land came to be possessed by settlers. Today’s interview is with Rie Nørregaard, a Managing Creative Director of SY Partners, a consultancy based in New York and San Francisco The work of data science is increasingly ubiquitous—computational systems are there “in the wild” when ethnographers go into the field, and have consequences for the human experience that is so central to ethnographic understanding Even very important things can be on cruise control and not on your mind You could say “Once you learn the jargon, you save precious time accessing and using it to communicate to (and having your ideas accepted by) others in the field, including your instructors. I consider myself, not the computer, to be the artist,” he says The findings add to a string of worrying revelations about what apps are doing with the health information we entrust to them. Levchin, Thiel, and Garry Kasparov, the former world chess champion, had planned a book, to be titled The Blueprint, that would “explain where the world’s innovation has gone “This is Sticking with Them:” Professor Explores Benefits of Model-Based Learning Higher education almost completely ignored Marshall McLuhan’s central insight: new modes of communication change what can be imagined and expressed https://t. Piret Tõnurist & Systems Change: how to get started and keep going? [T]he only luxury is time — the time you spend with your family Education is delivery; learning is discovery. Despite the achievements of ubiquitous computing, this discipline is still overlooked in business process management Interpretability is needed when auxiliary criteria are not met and questions about bias, trust, safety, ethics, and mismatched objectives arise I agree that in the beginning of the project it’s really good to get everybody in the room due to the amount of communication that needs to happen Since 1980, the planet has experienced a 50-fold increase in the number of places experiencing dangerous or extreme heat; a bigger increase is to come Habits of creative thought cannot be cultivated by assuming that inquisitive young minds must be moulded into established patterns of thinking Google’s ads just look like search results now MTA floods NYC subway entrance because ‘climate change is real’ Umair Haque on one of the modern Web’s most important problems. There is a seemingly myriad of terms to describe people who interact with models Twitter announces Bluesky: a team seeking and developing an open standard for social media “Bring It On, Haters”, With Special Guest Ben Thompson OPSI is developing a model for public sector innovation and we want your input. This talk by professor Shimon Schocken was good for me. One popular criticism of Facebook and other tech platforms is that they never compensate users for their time, their data, or their contributions A collaborative effort, driven by a diverse group of stakeholders united behind a common goal, can serve as a catalyst for addressing inequities at a systems level Calling someone a creative doesn’t elevate The American dream is alive and well in China. Why are we exceeding the Earth’s carrying capacity? Fructose produces less rewarding sensations in the brain In 1990, when computers were still merely in the process of taking over the world, John Daugman, a computer scientist and researcher at Harvard University, published an article titled “Brain Metaphor and Brain Theory,” noting a habit he had observed among his peers Nature already has design figured out http://t. We introduce a metric called generality that is defined in order to evaluate the accessibility of each concept, considering the ontology like a strongly connected graph The huge triumph of [deep learning] has been figuring out that as long as you can pose a problem in a differentiable way and you can obtain a sufficient amount of data, you can efficiently tackle it with a function approximator that can be optimized with first order methods - from that, flows everything A profound change is sweeping across the entrepreneurial landscape. 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Reportedly, Google plans to launch a censored search engine in China that will blacklist search terms about human rights, democracy, religion, and peaceful protest ewb: “A new chalkboard wall at national office makes it #fun and easy to share what we’ve been working on! think of the tech industry as being built on an ever-increasing number of assumptions: that you know what a computer is, that saying “enter your Wi-Fi password” means something to you, that you understand what an app is, that you have the desire to manage your Bluetooth device list, that you’ll figure out what USB-C dongles you need, and on and on one of the first questions we asked was “how much difference can one person really make?”We learned that while many common ways to do good, such as becoming a doctor, have less impact than you might first think; others have allowed certain people to achieve an extraordinary impact Laszlo Bock, Google’s Head of People Operations, on how to manage Google’s talent. http://t. 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There’s an event, a problem, an opportunity coming toward me I can’t see yet “So,” wondered science journalist Caroline Williams, “if brain training isn’t the way to apply it, what should we be doing?” Williams is the author of My Plastic Brain: One Woman’s Yearlong Journey to Discover if Science Can Improve Her Mind The whole point of posting is to find other people like you, and the promise of the internet is that you’ll come to know the people who understand you better than anyone else Beautiful is Good and Good is Reputable: Multiple-Attribute Charity Website Evaluation and Initial Perceptions of Reputation Under the Halo Effect Complex systems thinking is experiencing a moment of popularity within the worlds of policy research and practice at the time I expressed frustration at interviews about tech platforms’ challenges that place the CEO at the center Start automating your business tasks with Slack Last week, Nicholson wrote a stem-winder of a piece for IRPP. TYE: One thing I’ve observed about ethnography is that ethnographers often collect metadata simultaneously to collecting data—e Frequent mention is made in the academic literature to the need to clarify the way that this approach can be put into practice empirically, or as Holmes and Noel put it, move from “systems thinking-talking to systems thinking-action” These companies are trying to usurp the word podcast for one simple reason: people love podcasts. Science Conferences Are Stuck in the Dark Ages Scientist He Jian Kui allegedly used the gene-editing tool CRISPR cas-9 to disable the CCR5 gene in 31 embryos with the goal of making children who were more resistant to HIV i feel like the big game hunters should be forced to compete for our pleasure on a game show where they take on the animals Ten Hacks Towards World Class Evaluation - Social Labs “Friend in Japan just sent me this sign. Data science, across its variety of forms, is rooted in statistical calculations—involving both the technical knowledge and skill to assess the validity and applicability of these calculations, and the knowledge and skill to implement software or programming functions that execute the calculations While a burgeoning number of data science bootcamps, undergrad programs, etc Klijn suggests that some elements of this approach, specifically non-linearity and behaviour that is not dependent on central control, can be found in existing policy theories Here is one thing I gained from this Analysis. Learning how to live sustainably in an always-online society is mostly about learning where your limits are, and learning how much connection you can handle before it’s time to withdraw To find out what one of our region’s universities thoughts are on innovation training, I spoke with Angel Cabrera, president of George Mason University [it] is a symptom of really bad project management The inspiring project was done with coaching from The Spike Lab, whose mission is to help students develop their passions into “Spikes”, meaning unique achievements, that will help them stand out among the hundreds of thousands of university applicants each year Accustom thyself to attend carefully to what is said by another, and as much as it is possible, be in the speaker’s mind Litzsinger agrees: “To me, cyberpunk does feel inherently political in that its protagonists almost always operate on the fringes of the law, whether because of criminal activity or the inability for the law to keep up with technology James Greyson on “precycling”. “Body modification is a great avenue for empowering stories for groups routinely denied bodily autonomy: disabled people, trans people, women as a whole, etc Amy Webb, Pew Internet Digital Life in 2025 Report Launch - OPSI Primer on AI for the Public Sector innovation doesn’t happen in isolation. Abuse is killing the social web, and hence it isn’t peripheral to internet business models — it’s central Without questions, the data rambles on and on and on… — https://flowingdata.com/2018/10/17/ask-the-question-visualize-the-answer/ in our consulting engagements, and also two other data science consulting companies that I know and work with, if we have a pure play data science project, meaning that the data engineering’s not in scope, the customer said that they were going to take care of it, we won’t start work until we have proof that the data’s been loaded An important argument for humility. Paul Saffo’s approach to forecasting. I’ve never heard of anybody having a data engineering undergrad class, but you’re starting to hear data science classes pop up Under the initiatives pillar, young people’s leadership, creativity and innovation skills will be harnessed to bolster their ability to be agents for positive change during the run-up to the fifth anniversary of the SDGs in 2020 This last point is illustrated by the chart below, which compares the impact of doctors in different countries http://t. The problem is, these historical narratives seduce you into thinking you really understand what’s going on and why things happened, but most of it is guessing people’s motives and their inner thoughts Innovation is about people who recognize challenges and seek to implement creative solutions to overcome and improve At AI SF, Danny Lange presented how to train puppies: “On the road to artificial general intelligence” — game simulations Unity3D plus reinforcement learning used to train virtual puppies to play “fetch” and other skills. I choose not to describe matters of technique and implementation in more depth, because these subjects are inherently alienating,” Snell told The Verge over email Human prosperity, we are told, is an unalloyed perfect metal, forged in the crucible of the industrial revolution. If they want to convince people they are serious about WIL and not just go through the motions for a year or two to placate politicians who are temporarily hot for the idea because it’s the “new thing”, they need to do a lot more than write a letter. Last month, men in South Sudan engaged in a bidding war over a 17-year-old girl after they saw a post on Facebook advertising her for marriage The money that has poured into the system has not made the startups any better The (further) verification that spooky physics has important implications for cryptography. There’s an argument to be made, from Apple’s perspective, that if most people aren’t using the audio dongle, putting one in the box with every iPhone is environmentally and economically wasteful Loren Grush writing for The Verge on the potential impact of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO)’s gravitational wave discovery on research and innovation in science. Combining semantic and term frequency similarities for text clustering Neuroscientists decode the brain activity of the worm Facebook built Watch Party after finding that live videos encouraged more social interactions than prerecorded ones something that we advise our clients on all the time, and is a major portion that I think takes people by surprise sometimes, is that most organizations is that their default is to treat their data science projects like software engineering projects that they’re currently running at the organization 2019 Tech Trends Report — The Future Today Institute “Generalists change the world; specialists perfect it Organisations are essentially factories for making decisions When sociology professor Michael Kimmel asked his students what it means to be a real man, responses included being authoritative, taking risks, and suppressing any kind of weakness Enter Elowan, a cybernetic plant unveiled this month by Sareen and his team When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe What silence looks like online is hard to describe, because it’s necessarily individual: I have a different threshold than you, for example, for dealing with Twitter trolls or rogue Instagram commenters Three Modes of Creative Conversations: Webinar Recap Mike Monteiro, “Why you need design”. 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The corollary to this is to never solve the problem at the wrong level I don’t think that data scientists and data engineers at most organizations that I’m working with have figured out how to communicate with anybody In his latest book, How We Can Win, Anthony Lacavera, founder of WIND Mobile, makes a similar point: “A lot of small business owners have very good ideas about ways to make their companies more productive,” Mr One point of discussion that researchers across many different strands of visualization researchers agreed upon was the visualization research is not as visible as it should be to the many people designing, critiquing, and otherwise using visualization in the world In the past five years, multiple spaces have emerged to facilitate discussions about AI, from new multi-stakeholder organizations like the Partnership for AI to research centers like AI Now and projects like the Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence Initiative We regularly see data science and ethnography conceptualized as polar ends of a research spectrum—one as a crunching of colossal data sets, the other as a slow simmer of experiential immersion If the language of depression and anxiety rules the internet, relatability is its cause; relatable accounts and posts — which I’m defining as ideas that mirror your lived experience — tend to earn the most attention The Fall Economic Statement also included a commitment of up to $755 million over the next ten years to establish a Social Finance Fund, and $50 million over the next two years for an Investment and Readiness stream aimed at building capacity in organizations wanting to explore social finance opportunities http://t. upsetmagazine: “Interview: @ENTERSHIKARI: “A band can really stand for something” http://t. The most successful social platforms will be those that reverse the cycle of abuse that is a product of stagnation “Ever wanted the ability to get the attention of people in channel there and/or working? That’s why, starting on January 14th, we’ll be publishing Better Worlds: 10 original fiction stories, five animated adaptations, and five audio adaptations by a diverse roster of science fiction authors who take a more optimistic view of what lies ahead in ways both large and small, fantastical and everyday Demographic changes, exponential technology, and scarce resources are all beautiful opportunities for public innovation labs @MindLabDK — @tprehn (http://twitter.com/tprehn/status/622068427700764672). A ton of people received text messages overnight that were originally sent on Valentine’s Day During the application stage, the intrapreneur fulfills 10 questions from an online file, and based on this file, we select some of them for what we call pre-coaching, where we help them to enrich their application. “It is a setting that is focused on the human experience, and how far we can push the limits of both technology and ourselves,” says Litzsinger we have seen that universal approaches can sometimes deepen inequities—the political adage “a rising tide lifts all boats” only applies when all are equipped with adequate boats to begin with Dorsey’s leadership style fosters caution, according to about a dozen people who’ve worked with him Understanding a people’s culture exposes their normalness without reducing their particularity Youtube is failing its creators The basic principle for any incentive scheme is this: can you measure everything that matters? If you can’t, then high-powered financial incentives will simply produce short-sightedness, narrow-mindedness or outright fraud Except… even dogs don’t eat each other. I began reading the report in the hopes that it would clarify the connection between hate speech posted on social media and real-world violence Systems Practice, Abridged http://pic. American leaders have always been mythologized; throughout the country’s history, there’s been a concerted effort by supporters to whitewash political leaders — presidents especially — and minimize the worst actions they took in the course of their stewardship of the country Kepler’s astronomers decided to found Planet Hunters, a program that asked “citizen scientists” to examine light patterns emitted by the stars, from the comfort of their own homes. Amrute joins the institute’s leadership at the culmination of a strategic planning process to strengthen Data & Society’s unique dual focus on convention-challenging research and targeted field engagement 80/15/5 In a 2016 book, “The Stack: On Software and Sovereignty,” the professor and design theorist Benjamin Bratton sets out to, in his words, propose a “specific model for the design of political geography tuned to this era of planetary-scale computation,” by drawing on the “multilayered structure of software, hardware and network ‘stacks’ that arrange different technologies vertically within a modular, interdependent order Instagram is built for people to project their best selves; the aspirational version of everyday life where a cozy, rainy day cup of coffee post removes the part where I forgot an umbrella, stepped in dog shit, and am currently in the middle of a wicked anxiety spell Yet, in the past few years, deliberate experiments in new forms of public collaboration around the world have proven that such skepticism may be overblown When designers center around the user, where do the needs and desires of the other actors in the system go? the geological record shows that temperature can shift as much as ten degrees or more in a single decade Researchers largely agree that medicine has only increased average life expectancy by a few years Using a standard conversion rate (used by the World Bank among other institutions) of 30 extra years of healthy life to one “life saved,” 140 years of healthy life is equivalent to 5 lives saved Spotify is cracking down on family plan sharing — again. A senior official said that there was a slight distinction between research — which is crucial in the NIRF framework — and innovation: research produces new knowledge while innovation puts that knowledge to use HIATT: By all accounts, Square runs more smoothly than Twitter Treat your blog as your drafts folder In the north, we were strong and free. Makes sense, as long as @jack understands: principles enforced impartially will lead to an imbalanced result under conditions of asymmetric polarization, where one side is drifting toward the extreme at a faster rate than the other the research process is somewhat similar, from what I have experienced. Figuring out how to live forever is expensive. In light of Facebook’s long list of wrongdoings, a temporary service outage might not seem like a big deal The ‘Amazon effect’ is flooding a struggling recycling system with cardboard When queried to unpack the idea of a “data liaison” more and provide additional clarity and whether this person could be a “project manager”, Miner indicated “…in a consulting construct, that both myself and Niels [co-founder] provides in some of our larger projects The work of data science is increasingly ubiquitous—computational systems are there “in the wild” when ethnographers go into the field, and have consequences for the human experience that is so central to ethnographic understanding there’s a lot of potential in collaborating to illuminate the systems that create data you probably read in your high-school textbooks that these extinctions were the result of asteroids A senior official said that there was a slight distinction between research — which is crucial in the NIRF framework — and innovation: research produces new knowledge while innovation puts that knowledge to use But if you’re already in a mess, you’re not free to make one YOU ARE NOT SAFE Natasha Noy, a research scientist at Google AI who helped created Dataset Search, says the aim is to unify the tens of thousands of different repositories for datasets online Former Go champion beaten by DeepMind retires after declaring AI invincible Elon Musk attempts to explain Twitter to normal people in court
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innovation doesn’t happen in isolation. Levchin, Thiel, and Garry Kasparov, the former world chess champion, had planned a book, to be titled The Blueprint, that would “explain where the world’s innovation has gone In this midst of so much complexity, perhaps the best we can do is frame good questions Don’t build a start-up, become a systems entrepreneur - Social Innovation Generation http://t. Creating Economic Opportunity for Workers in the Digital Era Piret Tõnurist & Systems Change: how to get started and keep going? As impressive as the fruits of innovation have been, the pace of change seems relentless and, at times, almost mindlessly linear Innovation is about people who recognize challenges and seek to implement creative solutions to overcome and improve Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers of Innovation and Economic Development: Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers Innovating a Canadian innovation ecosystem The EPCC and the wider university is working with partners in government, industry and other higher education centres to create a vibrant cluster of activity based on data science — the collecting, organising and interpreting of large sets of digital information IBM expert Tamreem El Tohamy on bridging the skills gap in Africa Paul Jarvis on Hurry Slowly: Small is Beautiful Notes from a TEDtalk - Ian Goldin: Navigating our global future Fundamental research is absolutely necessary for Canada Using Social Incubation to Drive Local Innovation (SSIR) Innovation Systemics Design Kit Intuition is confident abductive-inferential thinking The National Youth Leadership & Innovation Summit Our Blueprint for Social Justice Philanthropy [MindLab] shows how the work of public servants can benefit from innovation capacity - resources and platforms such as facilitation experts, physical space and social technology. Warren Buffett manages to entertain and inform in his 2015 letter to shareholders. OPSI is developing a model for public sector innovation and we want your input. June News: Share. Systems Mapping Last week, Nicholson wrote a stem-winder of a piece for IRPP. A senior official said that there was a slight distinction between research — which is crucial in the NIRF framework — and innovation: research produces new knowledge while innovation puts that knowledge to use Innovation Education Social Innovation Lab Guide - The Rockefeller Foundation Microtainer: lab resources (July 2015) - Social Innovation Generation The changing work of innovation for public value and social impact To find out what one of our region’s universities thoughts are on innovation training, I spoke with Angel Cabrera, president of George Mason University A senior official said that there was a slight distinction between research — which is crucial in the NIRF framework — and innovation: research produces new knowledge while innovation puts that knowledge to use How Startups are Prototyping The Future of Business on Fogo Island - Social Innovation Generation TEDxOxbridge - Marc Ventresca - Don’t Be an Entrepreneur, Build Systems One sign of success: MindLab’s owners are now actively seeking the involvement and advice of MindLab when they plan and execute core strategic agendas Innovation is a Buzzword (but it doesn’t have to be) New job posting: RECODE Social Innovation Fellow What do software engineers who earn $500,000 a year do?
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Yet, in the past few years, deliberate experiments in new forms of public collaboration around the world have proven that such skepticism may be overblown Ethnography is now used across anthropology, sociology, marketing, strategy, design, and other fields, but regardless of where it’s used, the core is about understanding people’s beliefs and behaviors and how these change over time Under the initiatives pillar, young people’s leadership, creativity and innovation skills will be harnessed to bolster their ability to be agents for positive change during the run-up to the fifth anniversary of the SDGs in 2020 Laszlo Bock, Google’s Head of People Operations, on how to manage Google’s talent. What struck me was the language Zuckerberg used to discuss this issue — it’s different than anything he has said before. We’ve seen that some careers have had huge positive effects, and some have vastly more than others The internet has given billions of people a way to amplify their voices, but the trade-offs have become tangible. This last point is illustrated by the chart below, which compares the impact of doctors in different countries The problem is, these historical narratives seduce you into thinking you really understand what’s going on and why things happened, but most of it is guessing people’s motives and their inner thoughts the biggest problem here about this lack of process around management, around data engineering, the communication between data engineering and data science, this lack of management, if you want to specialize, you want to have a data liaison…do you want to have a data engineer specialist, because the earliest data science project, like the smallest one, data scientist is doing the data engineering work too During the application stage, the intrapreneur fulfills 10 questions from an online file, and based on this file, we select some of them for what we call pre-coaching, where we help them to enrich their application. HIATT: By all accounts, Square runs more smoothly than Twitter Such initiatives are welcome supplements in the diet of a poorly nourished political body These companies are trying to usurp the word podcast for one simple reason: people love podcasts. We are cyborgs. Accusations of conservative bias are not evaluated through evidence because reality doesn’t matter to them Your key argument on the neuroscience side seems to be that we’re hardwired to have theory of mind — basically trying to read and guess other people’s emotions — and that makes narratives enjoyable even if they’re wrong or impossible to prove In a 2015 paper, MIT professor of political science Adam Berinsky found that rather than debunking rumors or conspiracy theories, presenting people with facts or corrections sometimes entrenched those ideas further The good news is that by bringing people together, they strengthen civic education, engagement, and public conversation Facebook built Watch Party after finding that live videos encouraged more social interactions than prerecorded ones Norman said for people who want to take steps to reconciliation, the acknowledgement should lead to more questions about who the people listed in the acknowledgement are and how their land came to be possessed by settlers. To find out what one of our region’s universities thoughts are on innovation training, I spoke with Angel Cabrera, president of George Mason University American leaders have always been mythologized; throughout the country’s history, there’s been a concerted effort by supporters to whitewash political leaders — presidents especially — and minimize the worst actions they took in the course of their stewardship of the country “Body modification is a great avenue for empowering stories for groups routinely denied bodily autonomy: disabled people, trans people, women as a whole, etc The whole point of posting is to find other people like you, and the promise of the internet is that you’ll come to know the people who understand you better than anyone else A lot of people are unaware of Canada’s actual history and this gets people talking and conversations starting,“ he said
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The Demon Haunted World How Empathy Makes People More Violent - The Atlantic in our consulting engagements, and also two other data science consulting companies that I know and work with, if we have a pure play data science project, meaning that the data engineering’s not in scope, the customer said that they were going to take care of it, we won’t start work until we have proof that the data’s been loaded That’s why, starting on January 14th, we’ll be publishing Better Worlds: 10 original fiction stories, five animated adaptations, and five audio adaptations by a diverse roster of science fiction authors who take a more optimistic view of what lies ahead in ways both large and small, fantastical and everyday Haunted By Data I’ve never heard of anybody having a data engineering undergrad class, but you’re starting to hear data science classes pop up http://t. the biggest problem here about this lack of process around management, around data engineering, the communication between data engineering and data science, this lack of management, if you want to specialize, you want to have a data liaison…do you want to have a data engineer specialist, because the earliest data science project, like the smallest one, data scientist is doing the data engineering work too Research combining quantitative and qualitative methods have been around for a while, of course Over the past five years, we have heard many stories from data science teams about their successes and challenges when building, deploying, and monitoring models Facilitating Citizen Science through Gamification Get a rat and put it in a cage and give it two water bottles. 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Loren Grush writing for The Verge on the potential impact of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO)’s gravitational wave discovery on research and innovation in science. something that we advise our clients on all the time, and is a major portion that I think takes people by surprise sometimes, is that most organizations is that their default is to treat their data science projects like software engineering projects that they’re currently running at the organization We can build software to eat the world, or software to feed it “So,” wondered science journalist Caroline Williams, “if brain training isn’t the way to apply it, what should we be doing?” Williams is the author of My Plastic Brain: One Woman’s Yearlong Journey to Discover if Science Can Improve Her Mind While both areas have a core set of expectations, they both have to extend beyond their core in order to deal with data about social life—data which has very real social consequences I actually have a specific anomaly that I saw the other day, where I’m hiring a new data scientist in Denver I’ve actually heard a project manager say, “You know, any line of code that my developers write to audit what they’re doing, to put stuff in a database, is a line of code that they’re not putting in developing the application Kepler’s astronomers decided to found Planet Hunters, a program that asked “citizen scientists” to examine light patterns emitted by the stars, from the comfort of their own homes. Courses There is a seemingly myriad of terms to describe people who interact with models The pharmaceutical industry has something called Eroom’s Law (which is ‘Moore’s Law’ spelled backwards). The data mindset is good for some questions, but completely inadequate for others. Ethnography is now used across anthropology, sociology, marketing, strategy, design, and other fields, but regardless of where it’s used, the core is about understanding people’s beliefs and behaviors and how these change over time DAWN: I’m always curious about how data scientists measure the consistency or sensitivity of results from datasets TYE: One thing I’ve observed about ethnography is that ethnographers often collect metadata simultaneously to collecting data—e Scientist He Jian Kui allegedly used the gene-editing tool CRISPR cas-9 to disable the CCR5 gene in 31 embryos with the goal of making children who were more resistant to HIV Science Conferences Are Stuck in the Dark Ages the research process is somewhat similar, from what I have experienced. I don’t think that data scientists and data engineers at most organizations that I’m working with have figured out how to communicate with anybody Microsoft wants to capture all of the carbon dioxide it’s ever emitted We regularly see data science and ethnography conceptualized as polar ends of a research spectrum—one as a crunching of colossal data sets, the other as a slow simmer of experiential immersion Data science, across its variety of forms, is rooted in statistical calculations—involving both the technical knowledge and skill to assess the validity and applicability of these calculations, and the knowledge and skill to implement software or programming functions that execute the calculations When queried to unpack the idea of a “data liaison” more and provide additional clarity and whether this person could be a “project manager”, Miner indicated “…in a consulting construct, that both myself and Niels [co-founder] provides in some of our larger projects The work of data science is increasingly ubiquitous—computational systems are there “in the wild” when ethnographers go into the field, and have consequences for the human experience that is so central to ethnographic understanding there’s a lot of potential in collaborating to illuminate the systems that create data Complex adaptive systems thinking is an exciting approach, and the popularity of the theory in the policy literature is testimony to this Over the past five years, we have heard many stories from data science teams about their successes and challenges when building, deploying, and monitoring models [it] is a symptom of really bad project management Daniel Kahneman: ‘What would I eliminate if I had a magic wand? 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