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Big questions, good data, smart designs

The best designers possess empathy for their users — and data is key to gaining this kind of understanding. I recently sat down with Rochelle King, vice president of global design and UX at Spotify, to talk about data, design, …

Connecting the microcosmos and the macro world

This is part of our investigation into synthetic biology and bioengineering. For more, download the new BioCoder Fall 2014 issue here. Good luck trying to jam Christina Agapakis into any kind of vocational box. Her CV cites disparate accomplishments as a scientist, …

Four short links: 31 October 2014

Tangle — a JavaScript library for creating reactive documents from Bret Victor. (via Tom Armitage) The Internet Arcade — classic arcade games, emulated in the browser. Verb — a CAD library for the web [...] a JavaScript library for creating …

From factory to data center: The O’Reilly Radar Podcast

Editor’s note: you can subscribe to the O’Reilly Radar Podcast through iTunes,SoundCloud, or directly through our podcast’s RSS feed. The Industrial Revolution had a profound effect on manufacturing — will the industrial Internet’s effect be as significant? In this podcast …

Four short links: 30 October 2014

A Critique of the Balancing Metaphor in Privacy and Security — The arguments presented by this paper are built on two underlying assertions. The first is that the assessment of surveillance measures often entails a judgement of whether any loss …

Experience design is shaping our future

Design aligns humans and technology, it aligns business and engineering, it aligns digital and physical, and it aligns business needs and user needs. Here at O’Reilly, we’re fascinated by the design space, and we’re launching several initiatives focused on the …

Four short links: 29 October 2014

TweetNLP — CMU open source natural language parsing tools for making sense of tweets. Interview with Google X Life Science’s Head (Medium) — I will have been here two years this March. In nineteen months we have been able to …

Big data’s big ideas

Looking back at the evolution of our Strata events, and the data space in general, we marvel at the impressive data applications and tools now being employed by companies in many industries. Data is having an impact on business mode...

The next industrial revolution

If you Google “next industrial revolution,” you’ll find plenty of candidates: 3D printers, nanomaterials, robots, and a handful of new economic frameworks of varying exoticism. (The more generalized ones tend to sound a little more plausible than the more specific ones.) …

Four short links: 28 October 2014

Build Quality In — an e-book collection of Continuous Delivery and DevOps experience reports from the wild. Work in progress, and a collection of accumulated experience in the new software engineering practices can’t be a bad thing. UX Directory — …

A glowing trend

Editor’s note: this is an excerpt from the latest edition of BioCoder; it is republished here with permission. Get your free copy of BioCoder Fall 2014 here. Unlike many of his generational peers, Glowing Plant chief scientific officer Kyle Taylor …

Four short links: 27 October 2014

Progressive Education and the Maker Movement (PDF) — Gary Stager paper on how constructivist education (learning happens best via experience) and the Maker movement need each other. (via Paula Hogg) Content Moderation (Wired) — “content moderators” are the people paid …

Isomorphic JavaScript with LazoJS

When I started at @WalmartLabs I was placed on team that was tasked with creating a new web framework from scratch that could power large public facing web sites. I recently had the opportunity to speak about this experience at …

Four short links: 22 October 2014

Eight Docker Development Patterns (Vidar Hokstad) — patterns for creating repeatable builds that result in as-static-as-possible server environments. How to Make More Published Research True (PLOSmedicine) — overview of efforts, and research on those efforts, to raise the proportion of …

Intoxicating machines

“Mr. Frankel, who started this program, began to suffer from the computer disease that anybody who works with computers now knows about,” [Richard] Feynman later explained. “The trouble with computers is you play with them.” — George Dyson, describing the …

Four short links: 21 October 2014

The Delusions of Big Data (IEEE) — When you have large amounts of data, your appetite for hypotheses tends to get even larger. And if it’s growing faster than the statistical strength of the data, then many of your inferences …

Open data for open lands

President Obama’s well-publicized national open data policy (pdf) makes it clear that government data is a valuable public resource for which the government should be making efforts to maximize access and use. This policy was based on lessons from previous …

Four short links: 20 October 2014

Fix Mac OS X — each time you start typing in Spotlight (to open an application or search for a file on your computer), your local search terms and location are sent to Apple and third parties (including Microsoft) under …

Four short links: 24 October 2014

PaGMO — Parallel Global Multiobjective Optimizer [...] a generalization of the island model paradigm working for global and local optimization algorithms. Its main parallelization approach makes use of multiple threads, but MPI is also implemented and can be mixed in …

Four short links: 17 October 2014

Time to Enable Two-Factor Authentication on Everything (Gizmodo) — instructions for enabling 2fa on Google, Facebook, and other common consumer Internet services. (via BoingBoing) Project Naptha — automatically applies state-of-the-art computer vision algorithms on every image you see while browsing …

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