Emergent Futures Tumblelog

This is the Tumblelog of Paul Higgins and Sandy Teagle - Futurists from Melbourne and Brisbane in Australia. Go to Emergent Futures to see more or follow on Twitter at FuturistPaul . If you right click on the pictures, titles or links in these posts you will be able to go to the original story on the web. If you click on comments for each post you can either read what others have said or add your own comment via Disqus. If you click on the date of a post it will take you to a single post view where you can copy the web link if you want to send it to someone else. If you click on the tags it will take you to other stories from Emergent Futures with the same tag.

gjmueller:

Students Want Social Media in Schools

In its Policy Priorities report, Can Social Media and School Policies be “Friends,” ASCD provides a state-of-the union on social media use in schools. How administrators and educators deal with federal regulations, defining what’s legal, parsing out school responsibilities and weighing them against the benefits of using social media to engage and communicate with students are all addressed in this useful guide. MindShift’s Dispelling Myths About Blocked Sites is also in the lineup.

Posted at 8:34pm and tagged with: Tech, Technology, Education, Social media, Visualisation,.

gjmueller:

Students Want Social Media in Schools

In its Policy Priorities report, Can Social Media and School Policies be “Friends,” ASCD provides a state-of-the union on social media use in schools. How  administrators and educators deal with federal regulations, defining  what’s legal, parsing out school responsibilities and weighing them  against the benefits of using social media to engage and communicate  with students are all addressed in this useful guide. MindShift’s Dispelling Myths About Blocked Sites is also in the lineup.

climateadaptation:

Really cool visualization tool of global development by individual country. I played around and compared Kenya, Congo, and Uganda to Greece and Germany. Education attainment and co2 emissions are, as expected, really low in Africa, but really high in Germany and medium for Greece. Don’t forget the use the scroll bar at the bottom to compare growth over time.

Comparing Human Development of Countries through Star Plot Shapes

Worldshapin lets users study the interdependence of various factors such as health, carbon footprint, workplace equality, living standard, population and education across the world. Therefore, the project visualizes data taken from the Human Development Report 2011, and plots it on a stylized smoothed star plot. In effect, the world, continents and countries are represented as unique shapes based on how low or high they fare on 6 indicators.

Posted at 10:48am and tagged with: tech, technology, visualisation, data,.

climateadaptation:

Really cool visualization tool of global development by individual country. I played around and compared Kenya, Congo, and Uganda to Greece and Germany. Education attainment and co2 emissions are, as expected, really low in Africa, but really high in Germany and medium for Greece. Don’t forget the use the scroll bar at the bottom to compare growth over time.

Comparing Human Development of Countries through Star Plot Shapes

Worldshapin lets users study the interdependence of various factors  such as health, carbon footprint, workplace equality, living standard,  population and education across the world. Therefore, the project  visualizes data taken from the Human Development Report 2011,  and plots it on a stylized smoothed star plot. In effect, the world,  continents and countries are represented as unique shapes based on how  low or high they fare on 6 indicators.

Quit it With All the Infographics Already  (via courtenaybird)

Paul Higgins: and 72.58% of statistics are made up

Posted at 8:25am and tagged with: tech, technology, visualisation,.

Of all online infographics, 89% contain statistics of dubious veracity.

bijan:

via tumblr staff:

Neat! AddThis just published their 2011 stats on “sharing” across the web.

It looks like you guys have been busy. :)

awesome. 

Posted at 10:54am and tagged with: social media, tech, trends, technology, visualisation,.

bijan:

via tumblr staff:

Neat! AddThis just published their 2011 stats on “sharing” across the web.
It looks like you guys have been busy. :)

awesome. 

futuramb:

The Future of Science, Technology & Well-Being: A Ten-Year View | Institute For The Future

  • 10 year Forecast map
  • Forecast report series
  • Artifacts from the future
  • Response Innovation Deck

Posted at 8:34pm and tagged with: tech, technology, visualisation, forecast,.

futuramb:

The Future of Science, Technology & Well-Being: A Ten-Year View | Institute For The Future
 10 year Forecast map 
 Forecast report series 
 Artifacts from the future 
 Response Innovation Deck

climateadaptation:

Arctic Sea Ice Melting Infographic: Shows how Arctic sea ice has changed over the past 20 years, from 1984-2011.

Posted at 3:46pm and tagged with: Environment, climate change, visualisation,.

climateadaptation:

Arctic Sea Ice Melting Infographic: Shows how Arctic sea ice has  changed over the past 20 years, from 1984-2011.

pewinternet:

We’re enjoying these beautiful infographics from the talented folks at JESS3 based on data from our recent report, Social Networking Sites and Our Lives (2011). Be sure to check them out!

Posted at 6:16am and tagged with: tech, technology, social media, visualisation,.

pewinternet:

We’re enjoying these beautiful infographics from the talented folks at JESS3 based on data from our recent report, Social Networking Sites and Our Lives (2011). Be sure to check them out!

mediafuturist:

Interest stats on ‘the internet is full’

Posted at 8:35pm and tagged with: visualisation, tech, technology, internet,.

mediafuturist:

Interest stats on ‘the internet is full’