Pattern on Earth: extremely dense and vast populations in a network of megacities connected to each other with nerves of roads and wires, woven over an empty landscape of wild land. By 2050 and beyond, Earth will be a urban planet, while the average place on the planet will be nearly wild.
After working on the development of the Aalto FabLab, after doing the one week Fab Boot Camp in FabLab Barcelona and the 5 months FabAcademy in FabLab Amsterdam, after visiting other FabLabs and meeting people in the community, I now have enough experience and material to write this post.
One question that fascinated me in the last two years is, can we ever use data to control systems? Could we go as far as, could you use this knowledge to be able to control a complex system, to control a social system, to control an economic system?
The connectedness within biological systems are described by networks. This data structure naturally captures the interdependency of a system’s elements. Many general algorithms are available to productively study the structure of networks.
Videosphere, a project created by Bestiario (totally independent from TED.com), is a conversation between art, science, technology and society. Initially with videos from TED talks, videosphere is a network of high quality contents video format that are related by semantical compatibility.