The increasing global reach of Twitter revealed through language data.

The New Yorker behind the scenes in Google’s self-driving car program

Engaging Data

November 26, 2013

Noam Chomsky talks Big Data and surveillance at Senseable Cities Engaging Data 2013 

London 2062

November 24, 2013

Imagining the Future City: London 2062 (free download) is an edited collection based on the London 2062 project from UCL’s Grand Challenge of Sustainable Cities. The London 2062 project engaged academics, policy makers and practitioners, providing a forum for serious debate about the challenges and opportunities for London in the five decades following the Olympics.
The book is divided into four sections, considering London in terms of Things, Connections, Powerand Dreams. The book features contributions from leading academic thinkers at UCL and from those involved in shaping London on the ground, through policy and practice. The authors consider the future of London from multiple viewpoints, including transport, energy, smart infrastructure, water, population, housing and the economy.

Colossus | The Times

November 23, 2013

Interactive feature on the workings (and sounds) of Bletchley Park’s Colossus  WWII code breaking computer

One of Google’s top futurists, Vinton Cerf, said yesterday that “privacy may be an anomaly” and “it will be increasingly difficult for us to achieve.”

Bob Dylan’s “Like A Rolling Stone” interactive channel-zapping lip-synching video wins the internets

Can you survive in the wilderness of Google Plus?

Is a million lines of code a lot? How many lines of code are there in Windows? Facebook? iPhone apps? Let our data-visualization program your brain.

Tangible Media Group

November 13, 2013

Conor McGarrigle’s insight:
inFORM is a Dynamic Shape Display that can render 3D content physically, so users can interact with digital information in a tangible way. inFORM can also interact with the physical world around it, for example moving objects on the table’s surface. Remote participants in a video conference can be displayed physically, allowing for a strong sense of presence and the ability to interact physically at a distance. inFORM is a step toward our vision of Radical Atoms