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Posts Tagged ‘Data’

Mind Reading: The Researchers Who Analyzed All the Porn on the Internet

Mind Reading: The Researchers Who Analyzed All the Porn on the Internet

"We looked at individual search histories for half a million people using an AOL data set..." This line rendered the entire research project as suspect for me. Good read none-the-less... Searching all the porn on the Internet might not seem like the most scientifically productive activity, but computational neuroscientists Ogi Ogas and Sai Gaddam [...]

App called “Creepy” pinpoints people’s location based on their social networking activity

App called “Creepy” pinpoints people’s location based on their social networking activity

The creator of Creepy, Yiannis Kakavas, calls his application a "geolocation information aggregator." It analyzes a person's tweets, Facebook posts, and Flickr stream to generate a map of where that person is and where he or she goes. You can enter a Twitter or Flickr username into the software's interface, or use the in-built search utility [...]

Data glory holes

Data glory holes

Aram Bartholl is mortaring USB drives into walls, curbs, and buildings around New York. These dead drops, as he terms them, are peer-to-peer file transfer points with true anonymity. Bartholl has a residency with EYEBEAM, a truly fascinating incubator of and studio for new ideas in technology and art. The project has five initial locations [...]