Archive for August, 2011|Monthly archive page
Savage Beauty is a remarkable exhibit, brilliantly curated, of one of the great artists of the fin-de-siècle. Surely England’s (nae, Scotland’s) greatest of the last 50, 100 years, in terms of power, vision, execution.
And I never even saw the exhibit, just bought the catalogue/book.
“Weak links” means more than the term suggests; it refers to a kind of second-order (or more) connection. These weak links, which we see so much now in social networks, operate and have always operated, strongly as market connectors. The article is worth reading, as are the references.
A rather good article on “open source” analysis of data. The key point here is that the contributors to the data visualizations may not be experts in the global economics field the data fits into but are in working with data, identifying obviously relevant data, and in presenting it in ways that make for better analysis.
That is: open data systems, open data journalism, leads to discoveries that were unanticipated. This is the nature of the physical library that afforded the patron browsing rights. Discovery comes by accident and coincidence. So does the opportunity for freedom. (But then one must understand what one has, and that is hard.)