[FILM] In Limbo

Antoine Viviani’s In Limbo, a personalized interactive film that reveals the traces we leave on the Internet, launches today Live the interactive experience at nfb.ca/inlimbo February 12, 2015 – Montreal, National Film Board of Canada What personal traces do we leave on the Internet? And just how permanent and public are they? These are the questions addressed by the interactive film In Limbo (nfb.ca/inlimbo), directed by Antoine Viviani (INSITU), co-produced by the National Film Board…

Too much data? @timeshighered

In the information age, there's increasing amounts of data availabe: Could society be placing too much reliance on the quantity of information at its disposal when it should be equally focused on its accuracy? subject of a conference on 5th November The Big Data event at the British Academy, due to take place on 5 November, will assemble academic researchers and statisticians to discuss how best to use the increasingly accessible sets of public data…

Data Transparency?

Recent data can be hidden, making fact-checking more difficult The problem is that rapid and pervasive technological advances have changed the game. Although some argue that our unprecedented capacity to acquire, store, manipulate and transmit vast and complex data volumes places us on the verge of a second scientific revolution, it can also serve to make the data on which an argument is based inaccessible. The evidence underlying a published scientific argument, including the full…

The British Library and Data

The British Library is rising to the challenges posed by the creative chaos of the digital age, says outgoing chief executive Lynne Brindley The banking system may have lost public trust, but great libraries such as the British Library, which contain the DNA of civilisation, have the public interest built into their core values. Those values - which also include independence, integrity and longevity - must be maintained. But as I reflect on my glorious,…

Everything to Declare (Oxford University)

A combination of 'the information age', technology and transparency leads to this kind of story: The University of Oxford has created an online tool for comparing data about its graduates' careers and salaries. Tucked away on its main careers website and organised into a set of user-friendly tables, it allows immediate comparisons of the salary and employment status of its alumni from 2008-09 and 2009-10 - undergraduate and postgraduate - sorted by subject area, individual course…