Category Archives: society

Mechanical Art

Few months ago I was invited by Stephane Degoutin at the ENSAD aka ‘Art Deco’, a design school to co-organize a 1-month workshop with students about experimenting new forms of crowdsourced art using Mechanical Turk, a Amazon labor market service

Mechanical Art

Few months ago I was invited by Stephane Degoutin at the ENSAD aka ‘Art Deco’, a design school to co-organize a 1-month workshop with students about experimenting new forms of crowdsourced art using Mechanical Turk, a Amazon labor market service

Paticipatory modeling: citizens as modelers

Can we complement or even replace physical laws by the experience of local people to model environmental phenomena? An article from [1] showed that an air quality map generated by local people could be of a good quality compared to one generated by a physical model?

In the context of a participatory and cost-effective process to monitoring  natural resources, pollution or other kinds of commons, can we also empower local communities to form an emergent computation model of a local phenomenon using their tacit knowledge coupled with real measurements?

Paticipatory modeling: citizens as modelers

Can we complement or even replace physical laws by the experience of local people to model environmental phenomena? An article from [1] showed that an air quality map generated by local people could be of a good quality compared to one generated by a physical model?

In the context of a participatory and cost-effective process to monitoring  natural resources, pollution or other kinds of commons, can we also empower local communities to form an emergent computation model of a local phenomenon using their tacit knowledge coupled with real measurements?

The tragedy of democratic voting systems

A common issue in participatory/democratic infrastructures is the problem of aggregating individual preferences into a global one. Voting is often the most public and visible example of mass collective decision-making. Such problem of aggregation occurs in many different disciplines: in

The tragedy of democratic voting systems

A common issue in participatory/democratic infrastructures is the problem of aggregating individual preferences into a global one. Voting is often the most public and visible example of mass collective decision-making. Such problem of aggregation occurs in many different disciplines: in

Weird Ideas That Work: 11 1/2 Practices for Promoting, Managing, and Sustaining Innovation

I borrowed a Book “Weird Ideas That Work” from Sutton, Professor of Organizational Behavior at Stanford. As the title mentions, the book is about “weird ideas for Promoting, Managing, and Sustaining Innovation”. This post is a summary taken from the

Weird Ideas That Work: 11 1/2 Practices for Promoting, Managing, and Sustaining Innovation

I borrowed a Book “Weird Ideas That Work” from Sutton, Professor of Organizational Behavior at Stanford. As the title mentions, the book is about “weird ideas for Promoting, Managing, and Sustaining Innovation”. This post is a summary taken from the

From participatory sensing to participatory interpretation

The wide adoption of sensor-rich mobile phones in combination with the spread of web 2.0 culture recently created the right conditions for a new scope of research referred to as participatory sensing, which comes to complement previous efforts in sensor

From participatory sensing to participatory interpretation

The wide adoption of sensor-rich mobile phones in combination with the spread of web 2.0 culture recently created the right conditions for a new scope of research referred to as participatory sensing, which comes to complement previous efforts in sensor

Most influential persons of the 20th century?

Carl Bosch Fritz Haber Which person had the greater impact in the 20th Century? Hitler, Gandhi, Einstein, etc. According to Nature [1], it is the duo Haber-Brosch because of their invention. Their Haber-Bosch process has often been called the most

Most influential persons of the 20th century?

Carl Bosch Fritz Haber Which person had the greater impact in the 20th Century? Hitler, Gandhi, Einstein, etc. According to Nature [1], it is the duo Haber-Brosch because of their invention. Their Haber-Bosch process has often been called the most

Social attention management in online communities

The objective of this research was to investigate the use of Information and Communication Technologies to support people in managing their attention at a social level. People are being overwhelmed by solicitations and opportunities to engage into a social exchange

Social attention management in online communities

The objective of this research was to investigate the use of Information and Communication Technologies to support people in managing their attention at a social level. People are being overwhelmed by solicitations and opportunities to engage into a social exchange