Tag Archives: BigData

October 24

The return of chaos theory.

Continuing the thread of non-linear, non-Euclidian, non-Newtonian thinking here.  It looks like chaos theory is making a comeback after 20 years.  And about time too.  It’s time to put an end to the concept of data-driven certainty. via Chaos Theory in Ecology Predicts Future Populations | Quanta Magazine.

October 20

The problem with our data-driven world | Fusion

We live in a messy, non-Euclidian, non-Newtonian world, and all attempts to pretend we don’t have extremely negative unintended consequences: via The problem with our data-driven world | Fusion.

This is coming from a scholarly publication perspective, but the problems the author describes are almost identical to what we’re facing in broadcasting. In a nutshell, we are generating data at a rate faster than Moore’s Law can keep up with. Unless that rate changes, it’s just going to keep getting more expensive to store […]

Culture Hack Scotland 2011 – Is coding an art?

This is a talk I gave last year at Culture Hack Scotland on the topic, “Is coding an art?”

Big data won’t save us

There’s a lot of focus on “big data” these days after the recent Facebook IPO. The term is becoming as ubiquitous at “the cloud.” There’s a great line in Michael Wolff’s article, “The Facebook Fallacy,” at the MIT Technical Review. “The company knows so much about so many people that its executives are sure that […]