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Demos | Projects
"Centre for London will promote wider understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing London and develop rigorous and radical policy ideas for the capital."
london  cities  demos  centreforlondon  research  policy 
december 2012 by dunc
23andMe presents top 10 most interesting genetic findings of 2010
It was a great year for 23andMe, as it proudly announced that its new web-based research paradigm (23andWe) works and unveiled its first peer-reviewed scientific study. The results, published last spring in PLoS Genetics, encompassed replications of previous findings as well as newly discovered genetic associations. 23andWe is a web-based, participant-driven research framework designed to facilitate the rapid recruitment and phenotyping of participants for many studies at once, thus reducing the time and money needed to make new discoveries. In this peer-reviewed paper 23andMe confirmed that self-reported data from customers has the potential to yield data of comparable quality as data gathered using traditional research methods, moving scientific research forward, faster.
convergence  genetech  23andme  research 
march 2012 by dunc
The Future of the Internet | Europa - Information Society
"Already today, 1.5 billion people use the Internet. In a few years, once the Internet has become genuinely mobile, over 4 billion users and billions more devices and objects will be connected anywhere and anytime. But before this can happen, the Internet must undergo important changes. Designed in the seventies, it is starting to face technical limitations which hamper its potential. Browse through our website: discover the opportunities and challenges facing the Internet, and Europe's leading role in shaping its future." the main EC future internet portal - should point to most of the FI activity in Europe.
internetofthings  iot  iotexpertgroup  future  internet  eu  research  futureinternet  convergence 
september 2010 by dunc
the internet of things | Are you ready for the Internet of Things?
"Council is a loose group of professionals with different ideas and opinions. We sometimes differ and will probably clash. We prefer to host the full range of opinions on what will be a small avalanche of disruptive innovations. We do have something in common though. We have been through the full range of emotions and conceptual breakdown that comes with grasping the territory, the full logistical, business, social and philosophical implications of the Internet of Things."
internetofthings  iotexpertgroup  fp7  culture  media  art  research  convergence 
september 2010 by dunc
Internet of Things - Architecture — IOT-A
"IoT-A, the European lighthouse integrated project addressing the Internet-of-Things Architecture, proposes the creation of an architectural reference model together with the definition of an initial set of key building blocks. Together they are envisioned as crucial foundations for fostering a future Internet of Things. Using an experimental paradigm, IoT-A will combine top-down reasoning about architectural principles and design guidelines with simulation and prototyping to explore the technical consequences of architectural design choices."
iot  iotexpertgroup  internetofthings  architecture  convergence  research  fp7 
september 2010 by dunc
Nils T Siebel - People Tracking for Visual Surveillance
"In a research project at University of Reading I started doing research on People Tracking in camera images for automatic visual surveillance systems. The research was carried out within the European Framework V project ADVISOR in which we have developed an integrated visual surveillance and behaviour analysis system. The People Tracker developed within the project is based on the Leeds People Tracker which was developed by Adam Baumberg." great description
machinevision  peoplecounting  tracking  computer-vision  research  people 
september 2010 by dunc
How America Searches: Health and Wellness - iCrossing: we’re for finding
"Consumers rely on the Internet for health-related information, with online resources, particularly general search engines, healthcare portals and a range of social media playing a central role in steering consumers towards care and treatment options." stats on healthcare access in 2007 pdf at http://bit.ly/aTcT9V
convergence  health  health2.0  socialnetwork  research  icrossing  health2_0 
september 2010 by dunc
White Paper: "Physicians and Web 2.0" from Manhattan Research
"Physicians and Web 2.0 is derived from Taking the Pulse®, a syndicated multi-client physician research study and advisory service focused on understanding technology adoption and integration trends among practicing U.S. physicians." 235,000 physicians in US using health 2.0 tools, reports this 2007 study.
convergence  health2.0  health  2007  research  health2_0 
september 2010 by dunc
Ask Nature - the Biomimicry Design Portal
"Nature's elegant solutions to building challenges include the Scots pine's adaptive growth, the thorny devil's passive water collection, and a leaf's on-site energy production. AskNature can help you solve your design challenges." via the Biomimicry Institute - I was at one of the early design workshops of this excellent project - great to see how it turned out.
design  biomimicry  convergence  research  sustainability  nature  inspiration 
august 2010 by dunc
What Futurists Actually Do - GOOD Blog - GOOD
"The rise of the professional futurist is important. Although humans are capable of thinking through the implications of our actions, we are still notoriously bad at acting in our own long-term best interests, let alone the long-term best interests of society at large." IFTF on futures work
future  research  forecasting  design  culture  ideas  scenarios  foresight 
july 2010 by dunc
Jump Associates
"Jump Associates is a hybrid strategy firm. We help companies create new businesses and reinvent existing ones. Our people work with business leaders to tackle big, ambiguous growth challenges — the kinds of things you don’t know how to face, but can’t afford not to." interesting mix of services
innovation  design  strategy  business  ethnography  research  foresight 
june 2010 by dunc
BeAware
"BeAware is a collaborative research project co-funded by the European Union in the FP7/ICT programme and is spanning three years. BeAware studies how ubiquitous information can turn energy consumers into active players by developing:" BeAware organised the workshop at Pervasive2010
pervasive2010  eu  sustainability  energy  research  iphone 
may 2010 by dunc
BeAware » Blog Archive » Energy Awareness and Conservation through Pervasive Applications
Call for Position Papers - Energy conservation is a growing area of interest for pervasive computing. Recently the problem of conserving energy through involvement of consumers has become topical. The multidisciplinary challenges for pervasive applications are numerous, including pervasive sensing of energy consumption, energy efficient infrastructures for sensing energy and users, and designing engaging applications that do not disrupt but support everyday activities.
seewatt  pervasive  research 
september 2009 by dunc
HINTeractions: facilitating informal knowledge exchange in physical and social space
UCL / Arup CASE project - Paper from TEI '09, Tangible and embedded interaction archive, Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Tangible and Embedded Interaction.
ucl  CASE  hinteractions  ubiquitouscomputing  research 
april 2009 by dunc
Design Research: Concerning Energy: Graduate Program in Design at California College of the Arts
Concerning Energy is the theme for the 2008 course in Design Research. This design research practicum will use a variety of human-centered research methods to explore the awareness, attitudes, information sources and choices regarding the personal and domestic energy use among diverse groups in the San Francisco Bay Area. Knowing what people think and how their attitudes have been informed at the grassroots level will inform speculative design interventions that meet segments of the public "where they are" in our efforts to inform and influence behavior.
design  seewatt  research  energy  uia  ucdeeb 
january 2009 by dunc
LearningSpace - LearningSpace - OpenLearn - The Open University
The Open University OpenLearn project makes several hundred units from Open University courses available under a Creative Commons license and in a mashable format (RSS or XML feeds of course content, as well as various VLE package formats)
university  research  opensource  learning  convergence  proams  openinnovation  rss 
october 2008 by dunc
IDEO Labs
IDEO Labs is a place where we can show bits of what we're working on, talk about prototyping, and share our excitement over the tools that help us create.
multitouch  innovation  ideo  physicalcomputing  research 
september 2008 by dunc
The End of Theory: The Data Deluge Makes the Scientific Method Obsolete
Sixty years ago, digital computers made information readable. Twenty years ago, the Internet made it reachable. Ten years ago, the first search engine crawlers made it a single database. Now Google and like-minded companies are sifting through the most measured age in history, treating this massive corpus as a laboratory of the human condition.
convergence  nbic  dataenergy  cloudcomputing  google  wired  research  statistics 
september 2008 by dunc
Hill Library Blog: The Entire Communications Industry, in Less than 200 Pages
Co-author of the 2006 and 2007 Fact Books here. Although PFF does have an agenda, little of that agenda affects how the Fact Book is written. The main goal is to summarize all the free information about the digital economy that's out there and condense it into one file.
technology  research  convergence 
august 2008 by dunc
European Future Internet Portal
The new web forum to support the European discussions on the Internet of the future is now available. Within FP7, the EU has over 60 projects addressing Future Internet issues. These projects represent a combined investment of over 400 million euros
internet  research  sensei_fp7  convergence  spimes  iot 
february 2008 by dunc
ICT Statistics
As the UN specialized agency for telecommunications, ITU collects the most comprehensive range of statistics on Information and Communication Technology penetration, accessibility and use.
data  mobile  research  statistics  convergence 
february 2008 by dunc
Crucible 2008 - Crucible - NESTA
Crucible 2008 offers early-career researchers a unique opportunity to take risks and develop new collaborations across disciplines. via Roland at NESTA
research  nesta  training 
january 2008 by dunc
19.20.21.
first seen at the Tate cities exhibition
population  research  urbanisation 
december 2007 by dunc
Open Innovation| Crowd Sourcing| Contract Research| RFP| Prize Philanthropy| CRO -InnoCentive
Solvers - Join the InnoCentive community to apply your expert knowledge and creativity to InnoCentive Challenges™ posted by organizations eager to present their toughest problems to thousands of the world's most creative minds.
innovation  research  collaboration  community  ideas 
november 2007 by dunc
IBM Research | IBM Innovation | Global Innovation Outlook
IBM is joining together with leaders from business, academia, and politics from around the world to create new opportunities for business and society.
innovation  ibm  research  future 
november 2007 by dunc
futureofmoney on Ma.gnolia
links for info on future of money project at RCA
money  foresight  research 
november 2007 by dunc
Genetic Algorithm Library
A genetic algorithm (GA) is a form of guessing machine. As an A.I. tool it can be seen as a creative function because it fuses together possible solutions in the search for an answer and also depends on a high degree of randomness.
processing.org  research  artificialintelligence 
october 2007 by dunc
About Yahoo! Research | Yahoo! Research
Our scientists focus on data-driven analysis, high-quality search, algorithms and economic models. Yahoo! manages many of the largest and richest data repositories in the world, and our researchers mine insights from these giant collections
data  research  web 
october 2007 by dunc
Michael Haller
interactive interfaces research and loink through to research projects such as office of the future
interactive  interfaces  research 
may 2007 by dunc
Visual Communication Lab
We develop visualization algorithms that help people see and exchange information in novel ways. Our designs aim to transform visualization from a solitary activity into a collaborative one.
research  ibm  interface  visualization 
april 2007 by dunc
CitySense - urban scale sensor network
CitySense is an urban scale sensor network testbed that is being developed by researchers at Harvard University and BBN Technologies. CitySense will consist of 100 wireless sensors deployed on light poles around the city of Cambridge, MA.
research  sensors  urban  ubiquitouscomputing  wireless  wsn 
april 2007 by dunc
trendwatching.com: 2007 Trend Report
trendwatching.com logo * Trend Briefings * Trend Database * Trend Services * 2007 Trend Report * About us * Trend Report * Table of contents * FAQ * Buy now * Premium access * Contact You know you need to do at least one trend session this year. 2007 Tren
trends  research 
march 2007 by dunc

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