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2017-01-09 21:58:36     The Humans Working Behind the AI Curtain

https://hbr.org/.../the-humans-working-behind-the-ai-curtain

Our team learned from two years of researching the world... where content moderation is a steady stream of gig work,... practices of both the largest and the smallest companies... involve literally thousands of decisions about what cont... delete.

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/Channels/techie/collective intelligence

2017-01-03 15:06:38     Automated book-culling software drives librarians to create fake patrons to "check out" endangered titles / Boing Boing

https://boingboing.net/...utomated-book-culling-softwar.html

Two employees at the East Lake County Library created a ... called Chuck Finley -- entering fake driver's license an... into the library system -- and then used the account to ... books over nine months in 2016, in order to trick the sy... that the bo

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/Channels/bibliographic

2016-12-27 19:54:49     Mapped: Which country is across the sea from Wales' coast? - BBC News

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-38331563

Have you ever stood on a beach in Wales and wondered wha... side of the ocean?
Finding the answer is not as simple as drawing a straigh ...
Map experts at Esri UK have created an interactive map w ...
Pembroke in Pembrokeshire, for example, faces Antarct

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/Channels/Welsh

2016-12-27 09:25:00     BBC - Future - The man who studies the spread of ignorance

http://www.bbc.com/...an-who-studies-the-spread-of-ignorance

Proctor had found that the cigarette industry did not wa... know the harms of its product, and it spent billions obs... the health effects of smoking. This search led him to cr...
Agnotology is the study of wilful acts to spread confusi ...
It comes fr

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/Channels/digial media
/Channels/economy and politics
/Channels/research methods

2016-12-27 08:59:23     The farmer who built her own broadband - BBC News

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-37974267

"I'm just a farmer's wife," says Christine Conder, modes... members of the rural communities of Lancashire she is al... internet pioneer.
Her DIY solution to a neighbour's internet connectivity ...
That is 35 times faster than the 28.9 Mbps average UK

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2016-12-25 08:31:14     From yoga pants to smart shoes: The technology of touch - BBC News

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-38385039?CMP=share_btn_me

Imagine being able to navigate the streets just by recei... your footwear. Or feeling a tingle in your yoga tights i... position needs improvement.
And what if you could feel the things you're touching as ...
This is the science of haptics, the intersec

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/Channels/HCI stuff/eHealth
/Channels/physicality

2016-12-24 08:09:57     About - Our World In Data

https://ourworldindata.org/about/

Our World in Data (OWID) is an online publication that s... conditions are changing. The aim is to give a global ove...
Our World in Data communicates this empirical knowledge ...
through data visualizations – charts and maps.
by presenting the acade

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/Channels/techie/open data

2016-12-13 11:16:16     About - the Datahub

https://datahub.io/about

CKAN is a tool for managing and publishing collections o... by national and local governments, research institutions... organisations which collect a lot of data. With its powe... faceting, users can browse and find the data they need, ... using maps,

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2016-12-13 10:06:47     CWTS Journal Indicators

http://www.journalindicators.com/

CWTS Journal Indicators provides free access to bibliome... scientific journals. The indicators have been calculated... University’s Centre for Science and Technology Studies... the Scopus bibliographic database produced by Elsevier. ... available f

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/Channels/research methods/metrics and altmetrics

2016-12-13 08:21:57     Citation-Based Indices of Scholarly Impact: Databases and Norms – Association for Psychological Science

http://www.psychologicalscience.org/...tabases-and-norms#...

Scholarly impact has long been an intriguing research to... 2010; Sternberg, 2003) as well as a crucial factor in ma... decisions (e.g., hiring, tenure, promotion, research sup... honors).  As decision makers ramp up their reliance on ... (Abbott, Cy

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2016-12-12 09:09:53     Prusa i3 3D printer - Prusa Printers

http://prusaprinters.org/prusa-i3/

Prusa i3 (i3 stands for third iteration of the design) i... by me. There are countless variations of the design and ... of 3D printing with tens, if not hundreds, of thousands ... You can build simple one for couple hundred dollars or y...
It’s open

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/Channels/DIY technology

2016-12-09 18:00:51     The Challenge of Consciousness | by Riccardo Manzotti | NYR Daily | The New York Review of Books

http://www.nybooks.com/...allenge-of-defining-consciousness/

Is it possible to put some order into our thoughts about... memory, perception, and the like? Hardly a day goes by w... in-depth article wondering whether computers can be cons... universe is some kind of simulation, whether mind is a u... human being

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/Channels/cognition and art/consciousness

2016-12-09 17:45:23     Giving poor people cash gets them to spend more on good stuff and less on tobacco and alcohol — Quartz

http://qz.com/...people-buy-when-theyre-just-given-cash/?...

A recently published research paper (paywall) by David E... Bank and Anna Popova of Stanford University shows that g... poor has a negative effect on the consumption of tobacco... and Popova’s research is based on an examination of ni... assess the

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2016-12-09 17:34:47     The #Election2016 Micro-Propaganda Machine – Medium

https://medium.com/...ro-propaganda-machine-383449cc1fba#...

After finding evidence that much of the “fake” and h... traffic during 🇺🇸#Election2016 was arriving throug... hyperlinks, search engines, and “old school” sharing... email newsletters, RSS, and instant messaging, I thought... “big data

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/Channels/digial media

2016-12-06 14:36:27     Cut-throat academia leads to 'natural selection of bad science', claims study | Science | The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/...-bad-science-claims-study?...

Scientists incentivised to publish surprising results fr... journals, despite risk that such findings are likely to ... research

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2016-12-06 14:35:42     Author discusses new book, 'The Uberfication of the University'

https://www.insidehighered.com/...ok-uberfication-university

Author discusses new book on the relationship between th... and the erosion of faculty rights.

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/Channels/education/Higher Ed.

2016-12-06 14:34:28     iVoLVER - Interactive Visual Language for Visualization Extraction and Reconstruction

http://ivolver.cs.st-andrews.ac.uk/

iVoLVER is a tool that allows users to create visualizat... textual programming. It is designed to enable flexible a... types of data (text, colors, shapes, quantities, dates) ... source types (bitmap charts, webpages, photographs, SVGs... within the

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/Channels/rural issues
/Channels/visualisation

2016-12-06 14:33:06     Solid

https://solid.mit.edu/

Solid is an exciting new project led by Prof. Tim Berner... the World Wide Web, taking place at MIT and the Qatar Co... Institute. The project aims to radically change the way ... work today, resulting in true data ownership as well as ...

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/Channels/HCI stuff/privacy and data control
/Channels/techie/open data

2016-12-06 14:30:57     Symposium on Computational Fabrication

http://www.symposium-on-computational-fabrication.com/

The Symposium on Computational Fabrication is an interdi... that brings together leading experts from academia and i... of computer graphics, geometry processing, mechanical en... materials science, architecture, human-computer interact... applied mat

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/Channels/DIY technology

2016-12-06 14:28:55     Impact of Social Sciences – Are 90% of academic papers really never cited? Reviewing the literature on academic citations.

http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/...emic-papers-citation-rates-remler/

It is widely accepted that academic papers are rarely ci... But what kind of data lies behind these assertions? Dahl... look at the academic research on citation practices and ... it is clear citation rates are low, much confusion remai... figures and

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2016-12-06 14:27:48     Fake News Or Real? How To Self-Check The News And Get The Facts : All Tech Considered : NPR

http://www.npr.org/...f-check-the-news-and-get-the-facts?...

These tips are just a start at determining what type of ... Zimdars outlined these and others in a guide for her stu...
If you do these steps, you're helping yourself and you'r ...
And you won't be the only one trying to stop the spread ...

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2016-12-04 12:42:50     Jonathan Safran Foer: technology is diminishing us | Books | The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/...oer-technology-diminishing-us

Have you found yourself checking email at dinner, or ski... screen, unable to focus? The closer the world gets to ou... more we stand to lose

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/Channels/cognition and art/slow and time

2016-12-04 12:39:44     Google's DeepMind AI gives robots the ability to dream - ExtremeTech

https://www.extremetech.com/...ai-gives-robots-ability-dream

Rather than pointlessly rehearsing entire sections of th... little bearing on the player’s overall score, “dream... to highlight certain sections of the game that are espec... and repeat them ad nauseam until expertise is achieved. ... technique,

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/Channels/cognition and art/regret

2016-12-03 12:13:33     Incredible discovery of 40,000-year-old tools for art and engineering | Ars Technica UK

http://arstechnica.co.uk/...d-tools-for-art-and-engineering/

The question that has long raged among archaeologists is... first began using ochre as a tool for engineering or as ... making art. In other words, does symbolism start with sc... aesthetics? By examining 23 ochre-processing tools from ... researchers

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2016-11-03 12:14:18     This new economic model takes into account the fact you're irrational | World Economic Forum

https://www.weforum.org/...unt-the-fact-youre-irrational?...

The paper, updated this month, by economist Xavier Gabai... University, integrates behavioral economics findings int... a New Keynesian macroeconomic model—one that includes ... decisionmaking and markets that aren’t perfectly compe... the kind of

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2016-11-03 12:10:23     A #NoDAPL Map – Northlandia

https://northlandia.wordpress.com/2016/11/01/a-nodapl-map/

There was one other, better map of the project that I fo... partially inspired by–a relatively simple yet powerful...
Dakota Access Pipeline Indigenous Protest Map by Jordan ...
Maps like this are great, and there should be more of th ...
My Wisconsi

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/Channels/cognition and art/space and place
/Channels/maps and geography

2016-11-02 10:32:25     Human brain is predisposed to negative stereotypes, new study suggests | Science | The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/...tereotypes-new-study-suggests

rain responds more strongly to information about unfavou... groups, offering clues as to how prejudice emerges and s... shows

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/Channels/cognition and art/social and cultural
/Channels/HCI stuff/emotion and fun

2016-11-01 11:04:07     A More Accurate World Map Wins Prestigious Japanese Design Award | Mental Floss UK

http://www.mentalfloss.com/...stigious-japanese-design-award

Unlike the Mercator projection, the 1569 mapping techniq... you'd probably recognize from the world maps you saw in... continents on the AuthaGraph aren’t lined up straight... angled in a way that provides a more accurate representa... distances b

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2016-10-27 12:23:49     71 Thousand High-Res Historical Maps Available for Free Download | ArchDaily

http://www.archdaily.com/...maps-available-for-free-download

History and geography lovers rejoice! You can now see an... incredible maps from the David Rumsey Map Collection dat... contains more that 71 thousand maps and images that spa... 21st century and illustrate everything from the seven co... entire worl

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/Channels/maps and geography

2016-10-23 17:00:35     Data — Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence

http://allenai.org/data.html

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/Channels/AI
/Channels/techie/open data

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