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17 Apr 14

This article is about a publicly available dataset of bicycle journey data that contains enough information to track the movements of individual cyclists across London, for a six month period just over a year ago. I’ll also explore how this dat...

16 Apr 14

As the United States sank into the Great Depression, a photographer named Dorothea Lange turned her attention away from studio and portrait work toward the suffering she was seeing around her. After taking a job as a photographer for the Resettl...

06 Apr 14

plerudulier: always appreciate the pictures Dion associates his post with. Originally posted on On Web Strategy | Dion Hinchcliffe: I’m looking forward to traveling to Paris, France the week after next to provide the opening keynote to the In...

02 Apr 14

plerudulier: Almost at that time did I decide to jump ship and change from Yahoo! email to Gmail. Originally posted on TIME: If you wanted to pick a single date to mark the beginning of the modern era of the web, you could do a lot worse than...

01 Apr 14

Originally posted on KAP. Design Blog: Early conceptual sketch for ‘Centre for Business and Social Entrepreneurship Overview’ information graphic by KAP Design. Click to view larger. First things first. When designing information graphics, foc...

30 Mar 14

KAREN KAWABATA represents the best of Japan’s intellectual capital. She has just graduated from the University of Tokyo, the most prestigious in the country. Wry and poised, with an American mother and Japanese father, she has the languages and ...

30 Mar 14

Motion capture isn’t new, of course. The Wii and Kinect first introduced the technology on a mass scale in our living rooms. But the Kinect and Wii work by using larger sensors spaced out in a room — infrared projectors, cameras, accelerometers ...

29 Mar 14

Five years ago, a team of researchers from Google announced a remarkable achievement in one of the world’s top scientific journals, Nature. Without needing the results of a single medical check-up, they were nevertheless able to track the spread...

28 Mar 14

In the job hunt, you need to build a strong résumé. Leah Bowman used Lego to construct the ultimate first impression on her search. Lego played a large part in Bowman’s childhood growing up Danish, so she was inspired to use the Lego Digital Des...

27 Mar 14

Originally posted on TechCrunch: “The attraction of the American revolution transported me suddenly to my place. I felt myself tranquil only when sailing between the continent whose powers I had braved.” —Lafayette, Letter to the Bailli de Ploë...

24 Mar 14

Is the world of online gaming racist? Thursday was the UN’s International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination or, if you prefer, Don’t Be Racist Day. But for many black gamers there is unlikely to have been much respite. According ...

23 Mar 14

A new study sponsored by Nasa’s Goddard Space Flight Center has highlighted the prospect that global industrial civilisation could collapse in coming decades due to unsustainable resource exploitation and increasingly unequal wealth distribution...

22 Mar 14

For decades, rapid economic growth has been the norm for developed countries. An educated workforce, a large population boom, major technological advances, and abundant fossil fuels were the key components of growth, generating substantial and b...

18 Mar 14

When I was 14, I spent a huge amount of time on the internet, but not the internet we know today. It was 1994, so while the world wide web existed, it wasn’t generally accessible. Prodigy and CompuServe were popular, and AOL was on the rise, but...

17 Mar 14

WE are beginning to witness a paradox at the heart of capitalism, one that has propelled it to greatness but is now threatening its future: The inherent dynamism of competitive markets is bringing costs so far down that many goods and services a...

16 Mar 14

ONE morning in December of 2012, at the drive-through window of a Tim Hortons coffee shop in Winnipeg, Manitoba, a customer paid for her order and then picked up the tab for the stranger in the car behind her in line. Then that customer paid the...

16 Mar 14

Big changes are coming to the labor market that people and governments aren’t prepared for, Bill Gates believes. Speaking at Washington, D.C., economic think tank The American Enterprise Institute on Thursday, Gates said that within 20 years, a...

05 Mar 14

plerudulier: “The long and short of it, despite many attempts, is that we still don’t have generally accepted management theories about how to cope with these changes¹.” ¹ : collaborative way of working using new technologies Originally poste...

05 Mar 14

Originally posted on marco toselli: Data source: tradingeconomics.com World hasn’t run the same way in the past years. Although the most developed countries soffered the consequences of the financial crisis, a large part of the developing worl...

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