vague, but exciting

the porous city - tech - data



email me



Data as radioactive waste
Another Maciej talk: Haunted by Data

I wonder what Jason Scott thinks about all this (I know there's difference between private user data and public web pages, most of the time.)

Most interesting part to me:
But Nature is full of self-modifying, interlocking systems, with interdependent variables you can't isolate. In these vast data spaces, directed iterative search performs better than any amount of data mining.

My contention is that many of you doing data analysis on the real world will run into similar obstacles, hopefully not at the same cost as pharmacology.
Reminds me of something I've heard from multiple people working on data-driven stuff in consumer web stuff: "every variation performed worse than the baseline."

"Directed iterative search" I'm pretty sure means "We'll just try them —and if they don't work — why then we'll just try something else."

Product Management, Wearables, Collaboration, Storage, Audio, Android, Javascript, Business, Shopping, Crowdsourcing, Hardware, Net, barcamp, Medical, OS, Development, Automobile, Security, Energy, Open, Visual, WRX, RSS, Mobile, s60, Data, Social, a11y, MacOS, Web, PIM, Web analytics

Feminism, Politik, Transportation, Travel, CrowdFlower, Food & Drink, Life hacks, Clothes, Personal care, NYC, Agriculture, Podcasts, Boston, Housing, Toys, History, Video, Berlin, San Francisco, Statistics, Law, Quizzes, L.A., Activism, Minnesota, Geography, Friday, Surfing, Bicycling, Sports, Games

House, L.A., History, Streams, Reviews, Mixes, Good tracks, Events, Lyrics, Hip-hop, Boston, Business, Videos, Making, Shopping, Labels, Mailing lists, Musicians, Mp3s, Booking

Life hacks, ADD, Health, Stories, Exercise, Languages, Subcultures, Enemies, Friends, Weblogs, Heroes, Meditation, Family, Working with, MOTAS, Vocations, Me, Gossip

Real Estate, Microfinance, Web, Personal finance, Investing, IP Law, Marketing and CRM, Macroeconomics, Non-profit, Personal services, Shopping, Taxes, Insurance, International Development, Management consulting

Comix, Outlets, iPad bait, Rhetoric, Desktop wallpaper bait, Spoken Word, Literature, Animation, Sculpture, Visual, Events, Burning Man, Humor, Poetry, Movies

Tools, Data visualization, User experience, Web, Type, Cool, Algorithmic, Furniture, Presentations, Process, IA, Architecture

Zoology, Statistics and Data, Networks, Environment, Psychology, Physics

Uganda, Vagabond '08, Kingdom of Siam, Kenya

Moblog, Photos I Wish I'd Taken, Friends


One Acre Fund

Internet classic


Subscribe to this site's rss feed