Conor McGarrigle’s insight:
The White House issues its official response to the Death Star petition, reveals an alarming amount of geekiness at the heart of power.

This video shows all edits made to the OpenStreetMap project in 2012. OpenStreetMap is a free geographic database that anyone can edit; it’s like the wikipedia of…

Conor McGarrigle’s insight:
OpenStreetMap passes the 1 million user mark, That’s a million people who have signed up at to join in with creating a free map of the world.

A look back through the past year of New York Times coverage of the data deluge.

Conor McGarrigle’s insight:
Sherwin Gooch interviews Paul Baran the inventor of packet switiching on High Tech Heroes cable access TV show:

High Tech Heroes with Sherwin Gooch, episode number 10, part 1, directed by Hud Nordin: Cybenetician Heinz von Foerster discusses the founding of Cybernetics…

The Chinese government has announced it will be releasing hourly air pollution data for 74 of its biggest cities

More than 5 billion people will live in cities by 2030. Here’s what needs to be in place before then to make cities run smoothly and efficiently.

The WELL: State of the World 2013: Bruce Sterling and Jon Lebkowsky

Inside the Cave is an in-depth look at the digital, technology, and analytics operations of the President Obama’s re-election campaign. Engage Research compiled insights, data, and anecdotes from hundreds of news stories, blog posts, conference presentations, and conversations into a single presentation.