Circle of Life: The Beautiful New Way to Visualize Biological Data
Brandon Keim, wired.com

When Martin Krzywinski took a systems administrator job at Canada’s Michael Smith Genome Center, he didn’t plan on becoming a pioneer of 21st century biological data visualization. Now his distinctive aesthetic is synonymous with the informational…

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Circle of life: visualizing biological data

Spigit: Lightweight business intelligence for social networks

English: The Brandsphere

English: The Brandsphere (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Spigit.

Knowledge Jolt with Jack

Knowledge Jolt with Jack.

This guys has been at it for years, trying to get companies to embrace KM and has assembled a great collection of articles.

Knowledge Management Cafe

Knowledge Management Cafe (Photo credit: Emilie Ogez)

Intelligence agencies, mired in inefficiencies, begin to adopt social science and crowd sourcing methods

US Director of National Intelligence seal

US Director of National Intelligence seal (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

As with other fields such as medicine, after years of massive costs and sometimes ineffective methods, resulting in catastrophic failures such as 9/11, new leadership at our intelligence agencies such as Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper are adopting digital and social science methods such as crowd sourcing, data science, knowledge management.  Social scientists have found that combining many people’s predictions — even if they are not experts — usually yields better results than any single person’s judgment. With 200,000 people in its direct employ, and nearly 1 million outsiders holding security clearances, the US intelligence network would seem to be a perfect place to take advantage of the wisdom of the herd — except that so many of these people work in compartmentalized and secretive units. To solve this problem, IARPA is awarding grants to teams of social scientists to craft the best approaches to pooling multiple sources of intelligence analysis, generating more accurate predictions than individual departments might manage on their own.

The examined spy – Boston.com.

U. Penn KM expert Barry G. Silverman analyzes human terrain data

Knowledge Management Cafe

Knowledge Management Cafe (Photo credit: Emilie Ogez)

This guy is an expert on the use of knowledge management approaches and anthropological data (human terrain) in military systems.

Barry G. Silverman.

Quantified Self: New Personal Informatics Community

Avionics and Informatics

Avionics and Informatics (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Check this out.

Quantified Self | Self Knowledge Through Numbers.

Global Knowledge Exchange: privacy in the age of information

Facilitating knowledge exchange in rural Kenya

Facilitating knowledge exchange in rural Kenya (Photo credit: Gates Foundation)

Global Knowledge Exchange.

Text Mining: The Intersection of Content & BI

English: The relationship between Information ...

English: The relationship between Information Science, Computer Science, Information Systems and Management. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Good overview of the use of text mining for BI.

Text Mining: The Intersection of Content & BI – Software – Information Management – Informationweek.

Competitive Intelligence: Fuld & Company

Seminář Competitive Intelligence 21. 4. 2010

Seminář Competitive Intelligence 21. 4. 2010 (Photo credit: *PARTSIP*)

Listening to interesting presentations by principles of this company on life science CI:

The Global Leader in Competitive Intelligence │ Fuld & Company.

Information Visualization: Drug deaths vs. press coverage

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English: The Solid Software Xplorer (SolidSX) is a software application that gives insight in large (software) systems. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

via www.informationisbeautiful.net

David McCandless is an expert in information visualization. A great place to see his work is this website which features an interesting visualization of drug deaths and media coverage. As further evidence of this ranking please also see the scientist in the UK who has recently been fired for arguing that drug policy should be based on sounds science, not politics, and provided statistics showing the increased risk of widely consumed drugs such as alcohol in comparison to less risky ones which have been more aggressively criminalized http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/ideas/articles/2009/12/13/you_cant_handle_the_truth/