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Archive for the ‘Computation Journalism’ Category

An Adult Tries $100 Computer

Saturday, February 23rd, 2008

I am at the Computation and Journalism Conference at Georgia Tech. It has been keeping me so occupied that I can’t be touting the Representative Journalism that launched earlier this week. But it has not stopped me from trying my hand at being a video expert and learning more about the once $100 computer , [...]

The Panacea: Citizen and Pro Journalists as Robots

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

When I read Rodney Brooks’ book Flesh and Machines: How Robots Will Change Us, I was struck by one insight. He wrote that Japan has an aging population, it will need help from Third-World immigrants. However, it does not want a flood of immigrants. So, Brooks says that they are trying to develop robot like [...]

Ga. Tech Conference for Computer Geeks, Journalists

Wednesday, January 16th, 2008

Georgia Tech is hosting a Symposium on Computation and Journalism February 22-23, 2008. One of the keynote speakers is Michael Skoler from my former employer Minnesota Public Radio. He’ll be talking about Public Insight Journalism; the other keynoter is Krishna Bharat, principal scientist at Google and creator of Google News. Sounds like a fantastic combination.
I will be moderating [...]