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As vendors, coders and users inch toward the smart-devices-everywhere future colloquially known as the Internet of Things, they’re starting to address a whole bunch of nitty-gritty issues. For starters, there’s the question of just how the various devices connected to the Internet of Things will talk to each other.
Open Data – Dossiê do Internet Actu. Terceira parte com link para as outras duas. –
Nous l’avons déjà dit plusieurs fois, l’ouverture des données publiques ne suffit pas. La participation et l’animation sont essentielles. Mais la recette n’est pas magique. Et nombreux sont les projets qui s’interrogent sur comment faire levier auprès du plus grand nombre… La semaine européenne de l’Open Data a été l’occasion d’un retour sur quelques projets d’animation ou de coproduction de données afin d’apprendre des expériences de chacun (voir la première partie de notre dossier : “La technique a-t-elle pris le pas ?” ; la seconde : “dépasser l’Open Data ?”).
Anthony Robinson, um geógrafo na universidade Penn State, nos Estados Unidos, começa hoje – 17 de julho – o primeiro curso MOOC (massive open online course | curso online aberto massivo) que vai ensinar a trabalhar com mapeamento digital. Para o geógrafo, a evolução tecnológica do contexto atual simplifica em muito o processo, oferecendo facilidades antes inexistentes.
Part of my job is to communicate the ideas behind Smarter Cities, and to support those ideas with examples of the value they create when applied in cities such as Sunderland, Dublin, Birmingham and Rio. In doing so, I often find myself countering a few common challenges to the concept of a Smarter City that I believe are based on a misconception of how Smarter Cities initiatives are carried in practise out by those involved in them.
Tired of your dumb old microwave that just shoots friggin’ radio waves at food to cook it? Stupid thing probably can’t even play animated GIFs or send Snapchats or download the Fergie. What’s the point? In the coolest mod I’ve seen in ages, developer Nathan Broadband has hacked away at his microwave to add stuff that any self-respecting microwave manufacturer of the year 2013 should have probably added themselves. Voice commands! Barcodes that pre-set cooking times! A SELF SETTING CLOCK.
MICHAEL CONNOR: I want to start with the question of methodology. How does one study software? In other words, what is the object of study—do you focus more on the interface, or the underlying code, or some combination of the two?
LEV MANOVICH: The goal of my book is to understand media software—its genealogy (where does it come from), its anatomy (the key features shared by all media viewing and editing software), and its effects in the world (pragmatics). Specifically, I am concerned with two kinds of effects:
1) How media design software shapes the media being created, making some design choices seem natural and easy to execute, while hiding other design possibilities;
2) How media viewing / managing / remixing software shapes our experience of media and the actions we perform on it.
Empresas e movimentos que tentam proteger a privacidade dos cidadãos.
Desenvolvimento de espaços de armazenamento de dados super-resistentes, cuja expectativa de durabilidade é de 5 milhões de anos (!). Nosso conhecimento poderia assim ser guardado em formatos que sobreviveriam a própria raça humana.