Book: Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other

I found this book by Sherry Turkle – Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other (Amazon) fascinating, and think it’s worth a read for anyone who creates digital experiences, or just worries about their consumption of them. Things That Stood Out For Me How people interact with robots, what […]

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Immersion

My email network for the last 9.3 years - created by Immersion

When I read about Immersion – a tool created by researchers at MIT which maps your email network – of course I had to map mine. It’s fascinating. I’ve removed the labels for other people’s privacy, but high level breakdown of which group is which follows: Green/Grey on the left: Ottawa networks. Grey is University, Green is […]

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Pycon AU: Exploring Science on Twitter with IPython Notebook and Python Pandas

Brenda gave a great talk at Pycon-AU about using IPython and Pandas for her research. Slightly rough notes below. She has a dataset of 12 million tweets containing the word “science” – about a years worth of data, after filtering fout non-English tweets and spam. Using UTC for fewer timezone problems. Although still some – mostly […]

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On Building The Things You Want

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I think my best reason of why we need more women working in technology can be explained with two websites. OKCupid is a dating site, it’s very successful, and they have a great blog. Part of the premise is that users answer all these questions – it’s very data-driven. The other one is a Spanish […]

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-05-20

Excellent brunch with @write_girl and @ericarw! Thanks for hanging out <3 # atypical sunday for me: brunch with @ericarw @write_girl, bootcamp with @Krajewski83, cooking, working all day. 3 of these are good things. # Somehow @melissabernais got me the perfect gift, despite having no idea what was going on <3 http://t.co/K1AepfRd # What to wear […]

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-05-13

Can't wait to take that boat! Falls are magnificent, can't believe I didn't come sooner. [pic]: http://t.co/QACfaY6y # "It's hot living in a plastic bag" http://t.co/HLrTny7N # Pictures from Maid Of The Mist – So awesome! [pic]: http://t.co/45PC1JML # Amazing time with Leslie today at Niagra falls! Pictures: http://t.co/QACfaY6y # It's 1:30am and I'm getting […]

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-05-06

Hot chocolate after a crazy speed boat ride! Perfect! (@ Café Sydney w/ 7 others) [pic]: http://t.co/URb2LYES # Can't believe it's my last weekend in Sydney! Will be so sad to leave Michael and @tammypetro. When life is chaotic, good friends are gold. # Yes! Solved the issue from last week that was causing multiple […]

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-04-29

This is a picture I did not take, of a QR code in an art gallery exhibit, where cell phones and cameras are banned. # Free speech from 2pm until sunset. http://t.co/qWyFQ0o8 # Please walk on the grass. We also invite you to hug the trees… http://t.co/ngVS2wox # Fascinating article – Pinterest, Feminism and the […]

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-04-22

Fireworks! http://t.co/ZZ8Gw1PR # View from @tammypetro's place. Love it! http://t.co/ehKDHhZk # Last night @tammypetro took me to a grocery store (amazing!) and told me about sweet expat tax deal and that visas might be easier if <30. # I may have to move here. @Pj_Lowe predicted this, although she thought I would fall in love […]

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-04-15

This is interesting – the economics of regret – http://t.co/H5sooaFo /via @meffer @UdadisiSuperior # Finished reading the internet is a playground by @27bslash6 in preparation for trip to Australia. Couldn't read on plane, laughing too much! # After some quality time upside down, I have a dinner date with drop dead diva, and the rotate-ey […]

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