Circle of life: visualizing biological data

Circle of Life: The Beautiful New Way to Visualize Biological Data
Brandon Keim,

When Martin Krzywinski took a systems administrator job at Canada’s Michael Smith Genome Center, he didn’t plan on becoming a pioneer of 21st century biological data visualization. Now his distinctive aesthetic is synonymous with the informational…

Visualization is the future: 6 startups

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Spigit: Lightweight business intelligence for social networks

English: The Brandsphere
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Knowledge Jolt with Jack

Knowledge Jolt with Jack.

This guys has been at it for years, trying to get companies to embrace KM and has assembled a great collection of articles.

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Intelligence agencies, mired in inefficiencies, begin to adopt social science and crowd sourcing methods

US Director of National Intelligence seal
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As with other fields such as medicine, after years of massive costs and sometimes ineffective methods, resulting in catastrophic failures such as 9/11, new leadership at our intelligence agencies such as Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper are adopting digital and social science methods such as crowd sourcing, data science, knowledge management.  Social scientists have found that combining many people’s predictions — even if they are not experts — usually yields better results than any single person’s judgment. With 200,000 people in its direct employ, and nearly 1 million outsiders holding security clearances, the US intelligence network would seem to be a perfect place to take advantage of the wisdom of the herd — except that so many of these people work in compartmentalized and secretive units. To solve this problem, IARPA is awarding grants to teams of social scientists to craft the best approaches to pooling multiple sources of intelligence analysis, generating more accurate predictions than individual departments might manage on their own.

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U. Penn KM expert Barry G. Silverman analyzes human terrain data

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This guy is an expert on the use of knowledge management approaches and anthropological data (human terrain) in military systems.

Barry G. Silverman.

Quantified Self: New Personal Informatics Community

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Check this out.

Quantified Self | Self Knowledge Through Numbers.