#Renaissance Woman Ushers in #Digital Renaissance #Leonardo #DaVinci @DigiLeaders

17 04 20 Renaissance Woman.JPGHere I am on Easter Sunday – photographed by my theatrical friend who finds my way of presenting science ‘engaging’.

With this engagement in mind, I produced:-

17 04 18 Renaissance Woman

Neither artists nor scientists put Copyright notices on their work during the Renaissance in Europe.

To the contrary, the Medicis were financially so successful as bankers that art and humanism could flourish.

May our ‘digital renaissance‘ contribute to unlearning that time is supposedly money and that humanistic ideals can facilitate the coming together of art, science and digital technologies!

I am reminded of Margaret Wertheim’s book Pythagoras’ Trousers where she describes the gender war in the context of history and physics as origin of the ‘monopoly on defining god’.

© Copyright Sabine K McNeill 1996 – 2017

Smart data: towards a social change enlightenment

On the same wave length as myself as Renaissance Woman!
18 slides on https://www.slideshare.net/sabine/renaissance-woman-75175176

Philosophy for change

Three hundred years ago, the spread of science and liberal revolution inspired thinkers to claim that society was on the brink of an enlightened era. Today, as new data-driven technologies exponentially increase our ability to understand social problems, new strategies engaging the heart and the head boost the impact of social change programs, and tested techniques for evaluating impact reduce the cost of programs and ensure that funding flows in the right directions, there is reason to believe that we are nearing a new socio-technical threshold.

As David Bornstein claims, we are riding the verge of a social change enlightenment.

We can see it in the way that we are tackling social problems. For decades, social reformers labored under a vision of human beings as self-maximizing rational agents, a vision developed in the first enlightenment and perpetuated in the field of economics. Today, as Bornstein claims, we’re seeing the death…

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Digitally Yours: Official Data and The Law, Famous Paintings in #TrueColour3D and innovateUK

17 03 10 LawCom ReportThe British Computer Society [BCS] has been my club in town, ever since a professor of the London Metropolitan Uni introduced me to it. This week we held our first event that I contributed to:

Very good not only to meet Prof. David Ormerod QC but also the President of the BCS Ray Long. We now have a single page of Points for further discussion and we’re planning the follow-up meeting soon!

The previous consultation was on Misconduct in Public Office with Police Corruption as an offence.

Meeting LSE Prof Emeritus and ‘cultural maverick’ Aladin Aladin at a NESTA event on innovation inspired me to describe a conceptual art installation and I looked for famous paintings as input to our Smart Knowledge Engine.

  • Here’s a video I put together about Mona Lisa, as I’m gathering screenshots for our Gallery on a Smart Knowledge Space as a new website.

And then there was my hyper-frustration with innovateUK where you can not submit a video for a grant application, let along a link to Software As A Service… pdf is the only format they are willing to look at.

What chance do I have to make that ‘quantum leap’ from paper-based thinking to ‘digitally yours’?

I have had to discover that:

  1. Screenshots tell 1,000 words;
  2. Videos tell 1,000,000 tales;
  3. But our Smart Knowledge Engine makes you go WOW. AMAZING.
    • first, when you SEE a 2D image in ‘True Colour 3D’ – the larger the screen the more dramatic!
    • then, when you tilt and move, rotate and zoom, change lighting and colour, attenuate and invert, i.e. discover depth, detail, structure and tell new stories about the light and colour that can now be revealed in every image.

It’s just not ready for being driven by ‘anybody’ yet.

I don’t want to risk messing up first impressions, unless you INSIST!… Email sabine at domain 3d-metrics.com if you want the link to our engine as ‘work in progress’.

#digidropin #DigitalCatapult First re-visualisations of x-ray images in ‘visual and metric 3D’

Shifting emphasis from ‘social life with meaning’ to ‘professional life with zest’:

3D Metrics

And a 3-minute video of 3 x-ray images in ‘virtual and metric 3D’ – for the occasion of this Digital Business Drop-In on 9 February.

The Drop-In comprised

  1. a presentation about the Digital Catapult by Kathryn Geels – one of 11 catapults – with 50 staff in this splendid venue opposite Kings Cross
    • Open Calls on CyberSecurity with deadline of 24 February
    • Pit Stops for SMEs to work with sponsors
  2. Jean-Francois Fava Verde about innovateUK
    • mentioning that innovation is based on inspiration
    • announcing a competition in Emerging and Enabling Technologies which may be ‘right’ at long last…
  3. Jon Kingsbury about KTN – the Knowledge Transfer Networks of the UK
    • Digital refer – the ‘networking intelligence’ of 250 organisations behind the KTNs
    • Personal Data and Trust
    • Design Foundations grant funding
    • Horizon 2020: research and innovation initiatives in Europe.
  4. Kriss Baird from the Charitable Trust UFI
  5. Ifty Nasir CEO of Vestd
    • a new…

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An Illustrated Celebration of Trailblazing Women in #Science @WomenShiftDigi @STEMettes @STEMWomen

Feeling understood is feeling loved. I have been conscious of the ‘heartbreaking inequalities’ ever since I entered the world of physicists at CERN, after I was not admitted to the Hahn-Meitner Institute because I was a girl…

Of course men didn’t like to be told by a woman what mistake they had made in their programming logic.

But it took me a while to discover that we are first and foremost ‘sex objects’, then mothers and housewives and, eventually, possibly, occasionally, partners as professional peers.

It is much more likely though that men will try to see what we’ve got under our kimono and steal it from us.

It is also much more likely that they set a whole patriarchal machinery of ‘authorities’ in motion to punish me for having exposed organised child abuse online than to use the same machinery for my innovation. After all, it’s Not Invented Here, in the old boys club where money circulates among a ‘mutual adoration society’, as my husband used to call it, for fame and fortune, not to empower women…

Hence I was DELIGHTED to have been sent the link to this review of Women in Science – 50 fearless pioneers who changed the world:

50 pioneers who seem to have a ‘catch’ in common:

When women finally began gaining wider access to higher education, there was usually a catch. Often they would be given no space to work, no funding, and no recognition.

Not allowed to enter the university building because of her gender, Lise Meitner did her radiochemistry experiments in a dank basement. Without funding for a lab, physicist and chemist Marie Curie handled dangerous radioactive elements in a tiny, dusty shed.

After making one of the most important discoveries in the history of astronomy, Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin still got little recognition, and for decades her gender limited her to work as a technical assistant.

Creativity, persistence, and a love of discovery were the greatest tools these women had.

The rest is faith in fate and trust in destiny.

2017 will become my Year of Breakthroughs. Our ‘Smart Knowledge Engine’ is in the birth canal and will be online soon!!!

Most ironically, I have been invited to write a proposal for automating the scanning of CCTV footage – for Police of all people. What a nice twist when persecutors become clients!

From #Dresden with #Love #Peace #Forgiveness and #Reconciliation: how a #Firestorm became #Art with #Meaning

16 01 22 Dresden GlassIf this is not a miracle, what is? SAM_0779

My long standing ‘networking friend’ Barbara had talked to me about this amazing story and yesterday I picked up her package in our Sorting Office. It cannot but make me cry.

How often do I imagine what my mum had told me?

Born in 1922, she had gone to a boarding school in Dresden and loved the museums and theatres there. Hence her father advised her in February 1945 to take me (born in September 1944) and go to stay with her former landlady. That was the last time she saw her father who knew that ‘the Russians’ were coming to Silesia, where my mum’s heart and soul always remained, despite her changing cooking places over 40 times on her odyssey as a refugee…

My mum was 22 when Dresden was bombarded and her landlady’s house was the only one left in the whole street. So she used my nappies before her mouth to enable her to breathe and walk, walk, walk with me in her pram and 75 kg ‘flight luggage’, as she called it – the reason for her back pains later…

Apparently I was too traumatised to even cry. My baby bum was the sorest a nurse had ever seen, but I didn’t cry. Maybe that’s what trained me for experiencing pain every day since 10 January 1973, when the car fell 25 feet and dislocated my hip as well as a whiplash…

Somehow my mum managed to get to Thale in the Harz mountains where the family was to meet again. Somehow she got a note from my father who had swum through the Elbe river in order to become an American rather than Russian POW. Continue reading

@Health #Wealth @Beautydotcom for @LiftOff2016: #hyaluronic magic + #hi-tech = #BYAS Bionic Youth Activating System

15 12 18 BYAS Products 250 309In mainframe computing it was called ‘bootstrapping’ when you start yourself with your own devices.

Since my last funding application was refused again, I clearly have to make money some other way to pay programmers to develop my mathematical innovations and software designs.

@SabineMcNeill doesn’t connect with Lifting Eyes, Face and Body but Wordpress is working on that.

@LiftOff2016 is therefore my new twitter account to promote Health, Wealth and Beauty via these three smart products designed in Germany:

  1. an Eye Lifter to brighten your tired eyes (a taxi driver uses it instead of Red Bull now)
  2. a Face Lifter to undo wrinkles with the magic of hyaluronic serum and the hi-tech of micro-current, radio-frequency and electrical muscle stimulation
  3. a Body Lifter to naturally reform those dodgy areas…

15 12 24 BYASThe German company Wellstar branded it BYAS: Bionic Youth Activating System and we are introducing it to the UK, starting in Wembley.

There’s smartness not only in the products but also in the distribution method: ‘social club selling’ is a combination of

  • franchising
  • direct marketing and
  • e-commerce.

And thus I am currently receiving fully fledged face lifter treatments to become a ‘product of the products’ and a model for

  • ageing with grace and beauty
  • and making money for non-selfish purposes: to finance research and software development.

Normally, those lifter treatments are only available from big machines in professional beauty salons.

Normally, the super-serum is the secret of celebrities.

Normally, big brands make big money from little people.

This is a very different opportunity for everybody who wants to share information to empower their fellow human beings.

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