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How data constellations tell a story: MAPPing the TED Fellows network and the conflict in SyriaHow data constellations tell a story: MAPPing the TED Fellows network and the conflict in Syria

Posted By Karen Eng

What’s this galaxy-like cluster of dots and lines? It’s the TED Fellows Collaboration Network MAPP, a rich and interactive web that shows the patterns of cross-disciplinary collaboration among TED Fellows over the past four years. This rainbow visualization was created using MAPPR, a cloud-based network mapping tool that Eric Berlow demoed during TED2014. It allows anyone to make shareable, interactive network […]

Global Issues

Investigating foreign fighter groups in Syria: A Q&A with Shyam Sankar and Brian FishmanInvestigating foreign fighter groups in Syria: A Q&A with Shyam Sankar and Brian Fishman

Posted By Thu-Huong Ha

Shyam Sankar isn’t satisfied with the current state of data analysis. In his recent TEDTalk, “The rise of human-computer cooperation,” Sankar explained why we have a responsibility to create computer programs that drive human-centered decisions, rather than trying to supplant them with computer-centered data processing. In his talk, Sankar — the Director of Forward Deployed Engineering at […]

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The humanity that draws us together: Anthony Shadid at TEDxOKCThe humanity that draws us together: Anthony Shadid at TEDxOKC

Posted By Emily McManus

Reporter Anthony Shadid died this week in Syria, in the midst of a distinguished career as a reporter in the Middle East, based in Beirut and Baghdad. In April 2011, he was a surprise speaker at TEDxOKC, in his hometown of Oklahoma City — where he shared his hopes for a reimagined Middle East. Read […]