(blow friend to fiend: blow space to time)
—when skies are hanged and oceans drowned,
the single secret will still be man
e. e. cummings, what if a much of a which of a wind
Open data is great. The National Digital Forecast Database offers free access to all the [...]
Archive.org celebrated their crossing the mark of 10 Petabytes data stored. The non-profit organisation based in San Francisco, has been following its mission to archive the Internet and provide universal access to all knowledge since 1996.
The number of 1016 might look impressive (and if we remember typical server storage capacity 10 years [...]
A very clear indicator that a topic is not only an ephemeral hype is when there will be a scientific journal for this new topic. This has just happened with Big Data as Liebert publishers just announced at the Strata conference the launch of their peer-reviewed journal “Big Data” for 2013. It will [...]
Earlier this month, the TechAmerica foundation has published their comprehensive reader “Demystifying Big Data: A Practical Guide To Transforming The Business of Government”.
Lobbying politicians to follow the Big Data path and support the industry by issuing the necessary changes in education and research infrastructure is a just and also obvious goal of [...]
Memes – images, jokes, content snippets that get spread virally on the net – have been a popular topic in the Net’s pop culture for some time. A year ago, we started thinking about, how we could operationalise the Meme-concept and detect memetic content. Thus we started the Human Meme Project (the name an [...]
The future of advertising after Siri – or: posthuman advertising.
by Benedikt Koehler and Joerg Blumtritt
The Skynet Funding Bill is passed. The system goes on-line August 4th, 1997. Human decisions are removed from strategic defense. Skynet begins to learn at a geometric rate. It becomes self-aware at 2:14 a.m. Eastern time. (Terminator 2: [...]