guest post: artificial intelligence discovers gayface. sigh. – scatterplotscatter.wordpress.com/2017/09/10/guest-post-artificial-intelligence-discovers-gayface-sigh/
The following is a guest post by Greggor Mattson. AI Can’t Tell if You’re Gay… But it Can Tell if You’re a Walking Stereotype. [First published September 9th. This post has been updated with subsequent information, denoted by square brackets, cited on this resource of responses to the story by tweeters, bloggers, media, and Kosinski himself].…
The social model of disability: an outdated ideology?disability-studies.leeds.ac.uk/files/library/Shakespeare-social-model-of-disability.pdf
The paper explore the background to British academic and political debates over the social model, and argue that the time has come to move beyond this position. Three central criticisms of the British social model are presented, focusing on: the issue of impairment; the impairment/disability dualism; and the issue of identity. It is suggested that an embodied ontology offers the best starting point for disability studies, and some signposts on the way to a more adequate social theory...
Same Stats, Different Graphs: Generating Datasets with Varied Appearance and Identical Statistics through Simulated Annealing | Autodesk Researchautodeskresearch.com/publications/samestats
These 13 datasets (the Datasaurus, plus 12 others) each have the same summary statistics (x/y mean, x/y standard deviation, and Pearson's correlation) to two decimal places, while being drastically different in appearance. This work describes the technique we developed to create this dataset, and others like it.
Why people prefer unequal societies : Nature Human Behaviournature.com/articles/s41562-017-0082
Inequality and unfairness are not the same thing. Starmans, Sheskin and Bloom summarize evidence showing that people are bothered not by economic inequality, but rather by economic unfairness.
Users Really Do Plug in USB Drives They Findresearch.google.com/pubs/pub45597.html
We investigate the anecdotal belief that end users will pick up and plug in USB flash drives they find by completing a controlled experiment in which we drop 297 flash drives on a large university campus. We find that the attack is effective with an estimated success rate of 45–98% and expeditious with the first drive connected in less than six minutes. We analyze the types of drives users connected and survey those users to understand their motivation and security profile. We find t...
mathisonian/awesome-visualization-research: A list of recommended research papers and other readings on data visualizationgithub.com/mathisonian/awesome-visualization-research
A curated list of data visualizations research papers, books, blog posts, and other readings. I aim to limit this to pieces that will be of interest to practitioners as well as academics.
Du logiciel libre aux théories de l’intelligence collectiveticetsociete.revues.org/451
Cet article interroge la manière dont le mouvement du logiciel libre se trouve constitué dans de nombreux discours en modèle d‘avant-garde de transformations sociales globales. Je montre ainsi comment l’on passe d’une pratique singulière, mise en œuvre par les communautés du libre, à des théories sociologiques, économiques ou philosophiques, qui s’en inspirent largement. Je m’appuie pour ce faire sur les ouvrages récents de Pekka Himanen, Yann Moulier Boutang, Antonio Negri et Michae...
gchq/BoilingFrogs: GCHQ's internal Boiling Frogs research paper on software development and organisational change in the face of disruption #boilingfrogsgithub.com/gchq/BoilingFrogs
The pace of disruptive change is increasing, from the rise of cloud technology, social business, the Internet of Things and others. We feel it as much as other government departments and so we offer this internal research paper publicly, not to present policy or guidelines, but to stimulate debate.