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PechaKucha Presentation

DataLab

PRESENTED ON MAY 05, 2016
IN SALAMANCA @ VOL 12

Esta presentación se centra en la gran cantidad de datos que se están produciendo en la sociedad y cómo poder utilizarnos para mejorar muchos aspectos de nuestras vidas. Las Posibilidades del Big Data son cada vez mayores y se pueden aplicar a cualquier campo, como la medicina, la tecnología, sociología… A partir de esta premisa y de la necesidad de dar significado al mar de datos con el que contamos, se ha formado el grupo de datos DataLab, ligado a MEDIALAB USAL y que pretende conectar a gente interesada en dar sentido a los datos de la sociedad del conocimiento. Es un grupo abierto, que busca ampliar su número de integrantes. 

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Data Science for Social Good

BY MATT GEE
@ TECHNOLOGY FOR SOCIAL GOOD ON APR 25, 2014

Big Brains, Big Buzzwords, and Big Hearts: Matt Gee tells the story of how a disgruntled capaign staffer, a disgruntled PhD student, and a disgrunteld jouranlist stumbled upon a way to make a little bit of good in the world with data. 

"Presentation of the Day" on May 13, 2014. 

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The Importance of Being Empathetic

BY BO PENG
@ TECHNOLOGY FOR SOCIAL GOOD ON APR 25, 2014

Data scientist Bo Peng offers a few lessons from her personal experiences on how and how not to use data to solve problems. She emphasizes the need to focus on the end user, and how putting yourself in their shoes can dramatically improve your work.

"Presentation of the Day" on May 20, 2014.

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Product Data Templates

BY MATT CRUNDEN
@ DESIGN FRINGE POWERED BY PECHAKUCHA ON MAR 03, 2015

Matt Crunden gives an exciting insight into product data templates: what is this about?  What do we want at the end of the day?  The answer lies within the built environment as a part of smart, networked world!

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Kids into Discovering Science

BY BARBARA FERNANDEZ GOING
@ VOL 14 ON AUG 12, 2015

Barbara Fernandez Going is a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her work examines the response of plant communities to spatial and temporal variation in the environment with the overarching goal of trying to predict which plant communities are most vulnerable to global change. She has a passion for science education and is co-founder of Kids into Discovering Science, a K-12 science education program based in Northern California.

Kids into Discovering Science (KiDS) is a growing K-12 science education program with roots in Northern California. The program illustrates the process of discovery and science through fun, hands-on classroom and field activities. Over ten weeks students act as Principal Investigators of a plant growth experiment which serves to illustrate the entire scientific process, from observing nature to collecting data and communicating results. The program year culminates in an all day trip to a local Natural Reserve which reinforces their newly gained scientific literacy, highlights the beauty of biodiversity, and provides a sense of place.

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Tracking and Measuring Sustainability

BY JAMES MCBENNETT
@ VOL 22 ON NOV 16, 2016

How can we accuratly measure sustainablity?

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Behavioral Science and Governance

BY ARMENAK ANTINYAN
@ VOL 21 ON JAN 23, 2017

Armenak Antinyan discusses how different policy interventions may change human behavior.

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"Tajikistan People Fly to Space!"

BY SITORA YUSUFBEKOVA
@ VOL 1 ON JAN 27, 2017

Imagine if Tajikistan might fly to space! What kind of spaceship it will require? Who will be on that shaceship? Sitora Yusufbekova explains.

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What Europe could learn from nerds

BY VALENTIN CALOMME
@ VOL 32 ON FEB 06, 2017

The European Union is facing a crisis. A large part of the population either does not understand it, finds it intrusive, or even thinks that it is simply not needed, sometimes all of the above. Thankfully, nerds are here to help, says Valentin Calomme. Not with a magical app or piece of software, but with the wisdom of mathematics.