Energy Literacy – ETech 2008

Great presentation by Saul Griffith at ETech this year. Two points stick. 25min 25sec in he compares his “low estimate” of his actual energy usage and it turns out to be much higher than all other footprints currently being used on the internet. The slide after then makes the point beautifully by suggesting the next […]

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links for 2008-09-09

Website of the week: Genes and insurance — Carnall 319 (7205): 326 — BMJ hould we insure the gene pool rather than the gene? (tags: convergence genetech) twopointouch | social networks It’s about how we all lie online in terms of the way we present ourselves, or rather, that we’ve been lying about ourselves for […]

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links for 2008-09-08

Our treacherous genes The use of genetic information in actuarial decision-making is not an entirely objective but an arbitrary product of the current state of research (tags: convergence genetech) Should genetic information be disclosed to insurers? No — Ashcroft 334 (7605): 1197 — BMJ Should genetic information be disclosed to insurers? (tags: convergence genetech) Tiny […]

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links for 2008-09-07

Pro-Am revolution in Astronomy » CrowdsourcingDirectory Over 100.000 people have responded to the call of GalaxyZoo to help with the classification of pictures of galaxies. The result of this mass collaboration is that every picture of galaxies that was uploaded on the site was analyzed and rated 30 times reaching high levels of validity. (tags: […]

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Bop Making Sense of Space – Summary

BOP – Making Sense of Space was a £1 million, two-year, multidisciplinary project, funded by the UK government’s Technology Strategy Board. It investigated how ubiquitous computing, using wireless sensor networks (WSN), could be used to create a better understanding of the creative workplace. The project ended in December last year but I am still finalising […]

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links for 2008-09-01

Flare | Apps | Index The Flare Dependency Graph uses a circular graph layout with edge bundling to show which classes import which other classes in the Flare toolkit. (tags: flex visualization circulargraph) Teachernet, Faraday Project Project Faraday's main objective was to develop exemplar designs to inform and inspire all those involved in renewing or […]

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links for 2008-08-31

Hill Library Blog: The Entire Communications Industry, in Less than 200 Pages Co-author of the 2006 and 2007 Fact Books here. Although PFF does have an agenda, little of that agenda affects how the Fact Book is written. The main goal is to summarize all the free information about the digital economy that's out there […]

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