Category Archives: Link

massively coordinated disaster response

Spiders flee Australian flood. You must see these photos. 1) massively coordinated and brilliant response to the spider’s end-of-the-world scenario 2) we have no idea how things will splatter when sh*t hits the fan. the earth will devour us when … Continue reading

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Tunneling time, magnetism, and greater data storage

Using a light source that creates X-ray pulses only one quadrillionth of a second in duration, the Boulder team was able to observe how magnetism in nickel and iron atoms works, and they found that each metal behaves differently. One … Continue reading

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if this then that

Really interesting tool for creating automated shortcut actions on the webs. For example: changed your facebook profile picture and automatically have your twitter updated with the same pic. Star an email in gmail, automatically have it added to your evernote. … Continue reading

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Institute for Applied Autonomy

The Institute for Applied Autonomy (IAA) was founded in 1998 as a technological research and development organization dedicated to the cause of individual and collective self-determination. Our mission is to study the forces and structures which affect self-determination and to … Continue reading

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Waag Society

Waag Society develops creative technology for social innovation. The foundation researches, develops concepts, pilots and prototypes and acts as an intermediate between the arts, science and the media. Waag Society cooperates with cultural, public and private parties. http://www.waag.org/

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CENS – Center for Embedded Networked Sensing

Embedded Networked Sensing Systems promise to reveal previously unobservable phenomena widely impacting society by connecting the physical world to the Internet. UCLA’s Center for Embedded Networked Sensing (CENS) is a major research enterprise focused on developing wireless sensing systems and … Continue reading

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JS library for Vectors & Visualization

Raphael JS. Really simple elegant and beautiful examples. raphaeljs.com D3 allows you to bind arbitrary data to a Document Object Model (DOM), and then apply data-driven transformations to the document. As a trivial example, you can use D3 to generate … Continue reading

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Menus since 1840

Menus digitized not just as images, but as fully searchable. Great opportunity for research into economics, health, culture and so much more. http://menus.nypl.org/

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The Nature of Code

Daniel Shiffman: Can we capture the unpredictable evolutionary and emergent properties of nature in software? Can understanding the mathematical principles behind our physical world world help us to create digital worlds? http://www.shiffman.net/teaching/nature/

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divided edge bundling

Divided Edge Bundling is a technique that takes a node-link graph diagram and visually simplifies it without the viewer losing the ability to identify directional patterns. http://selassid.github.com/DividedEdgeBundling/

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NY Times Cascade

The NY Times R&D lab has developed an interesting tool for exploring news + social sharing. Hopefully they’ll open source the code built on open source tools. Cascade allows for precise analysis of the structures which underly sharing activity on … Continue reading

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NYC Open Data

About NYC Open Data NYC Open Data makes the wealth of public data generated by various New York City agencies and other City organizations available for public use. As part of an initiative to improve the accessibility, transparency, and accountability … Continue reading

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