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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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#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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