And so the book has finally been written about Big Data. This new book, Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work and Think - written by Oxford University professor Viktor Mayer-Schonberger and The Economist journalist Ken Cukier – is the definitive guide to a new age which, both authors promise, is going to revolutionize the way we live, work and think. But “we are still in the first inning” of this age, Cukier says. So what are the business opportunities right now, I ask them, for startup entrepreneurs wanting to unlock new economic value in the big data economy? Healthcare and automotive, Cukier argues. Education, Mayer-Schonberger adds. But both authors also recognize the dangers of a big data age in which we flesh-and-blood humans might be in danger of ourselves being reduced to mere data.
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The power of negative thinking - Big Ideas - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
How happy are you?
With an avalanche of 2.5 quintillion bytes of data generated daily, could this be used to change our lives and does it have a darker side?
After inventing crowdsourcing with the Threadless, Harper Reed managed Obama’s data driven re-election campaign. So to speak, the fate of the world was in his hands. Therefore, failure was no option! For the first time in Berlin, Harper Reed gave a talk at NEXT13 on April 23, 2013 on how he succeeded as Obama’s CTO and on the three things that make up a good product:
/ build a great team / practice failure / microlistening
Audio rip, original here: http://nextberlin.eu/2013/04/harper-reed-big-data/
The Politics of Public Things - Big Ideas - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Professor Bonnie Honig opens the 2013 Thinking Out Loud lecture series and asks whether democracy can survive the neoliberal demand to privatise public things?
In the first of three talks she discusses Donald Winnicott’s notion of transitional objects, the role it plays in childhood development and what it might mean for society. She also draws on the work of the highly influential political philosopher Hannah Arendt and by way of a few real world examples she describes how Hurricane Sandy forced people to remember and embrace “old world” public goods like pay phones ….and there’s reference to Big Bird from Sesame street which she contends has come to symbolise a world where the few remaining public objects are constantly under threat.
Highlights of The Politics of Public Things: Neoliberalism and the Routine of Privatisation, presented by RN’s The Philosopher’s Zone and The Philosophy Research Initiative of the University of Western Sydney. April 2013
Professor Bonnie Honig, Professor of Political Science at Northwestern University and senior research professor at the American Bar Foundation in Chicago.
Dr Charles Barbour, School-based Member of the Centre for Citizenship and Public Policy and a Lecturer in the School of Humanities and Languages at the University of Western Sydney
Is Australia producing too many PhD graduates?
Scriptnotes, 81: Veronica Mars Attacks | A ton of useful information about screenwriting from screenwriter John August
On the 81st Scriptnotes, John and Craig discuss the Veronica Mars Kickstarter campaign, the release of Highland, and 3 of Emma Coats’ 22 story rules.
Jeffrey talks with designer, developer, author, lecturer, and entrepreneur Dan Cederholm (Dribbble, Simplebits).
Scriptnotes, 80: Rhythm and Blues | A ton of useful information about screenwriting from screenwriter John August
On the 80th Scriptnotes, John and Craig discuss the current state of the American VFX industry before diving into the mailbag for some listener questions.
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