sunday morning linkfest

(perhaps this will help with my tab-overload problem.)

Here are this week’s posts of interest in the world of KT web-surfing.

To ease into your Sunday morning, pretty data visualization. It makes the world go ’round, really. See some here and here.

Over on dataists, Hilary Mason and Chris Wiggins list 5 areas that data scientists should be comfortable in (and IMHO, are spot on). – A Taxonomy of Data Science

To follow on that, OUseful.Info asks the question on many of our minds … what are we going to do with all this data?

Jim Caryl writes about molecular / plasmid jigsaws over on Nature blogs, and why it’s important to list full sequences and provide comprehensive instructions, well, to make his life (and many others in his research space) much easier. Take one look at the image and you’ll understand why.

If you haven’t read Mike Loukides’ most excellent post “What is Data Science” on O’Reilly Radar already. Go. Go now. I may be a bit late in posting, but it doesn’t get much better than that.

Don Tapscott and Anthony Williams – coiners of the term “Wikinomics” – are revisiting the mantra laid out in their 2006 work, now adding “macro” to the title, and focusing more on the power of monetary incentives and profits. Interesting use cases on entrepreneurial approaches to enacting change in the public sector from the US to Kenya, Palestine to Estonia.

From the Center for the Study of the Public Domain at Duke – a brilliant new comic on Copyright’s Futures, and Pam Samuelson from Berkeley writes about how copyright law needs a digital-age upgrade (and rightly so). (HT @thepublicdomain)

Girl Power — All girl robotics team shows the boys what’s what. More on the Fe26 maidens. (love this).

For a complete sidestep from online collaboration and data science, former Globie Francie Latour has a phenomenal piece on the hidden history of New England, and its complicated relationship with slavery. Lo and behold, the North wasn’t so innocent.

And that’s all for this week’s installment of random linkage. Until next week.

** Also, stay tuned for announcement of a new project, Londoners. October 25. Mark your calendars.


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