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Oct 7

Why do people love Ordnance Survey maps?

US-born neuroscientist John O’Keefe has jointly won the 2014 Nobel Prize for medicine for discovering the brain’s navigation system. Is it any surprise then that he loves Ordnance Survey maps, writes Luke Jones.

Oct 3

Maths Gallery: Design Animation

Oct 2
Beautiful, Psychedelic GIFs Created by a Maths Whiz
Above Image: David Whyte

Beautiful, Psychedelic GIFs Created by a Maths Whiz

Above Image: David Whyte

Internet Everywhere

Disruptive technologies uproot culture, can precipitate wars and even topple empires. By this measure, human history has seen nothing like the Internet. Pioneers of the digital revolution, Vinton Cerf, Neil Gershenfeld, Elizabeth Stark, and Alex Wright, examine the Internet’s brief but explosive history and reveal nascent projects that will shortly reinvent how we interact with technology—and each other. From social upheaval and ever-shifting privacy standards to self-driving cars and networked groceries, this eye-opening program provides a stunning glimpse of what’s around the corner.

10 maths talks to blow your mind

What is JSON-LD? A Talk with Gregg Kellogg

(Source: semanticweb.com)

Hans Rosling and Ola Rosling: How not to be ignorant about the world

Sep 8

Demystifying The Google Knowledge Graph

(Source: semanticweb.com)

Sep 5
Semantic Web/Linked Data: ODRL Version 2.1 Core Model
"The W3C ODRL Community Group’s aim is to develop and promote an open international specification for Policy Language expressions. The ODRL Policy Language provides a flexible and interoperable information model to support transparent and innovative use of digital assets in the publishing, distribution and consumption of content, applications, and services across all sectors and communities. The ODRL Policy model is targeted to support the business models of open, educational, government, and commercial communities through Profiles that enhance the model to align to their requirements whilst providing a common semantic layer for interoperability."

Semantic Web/Linked Data: ODRL Version 2.1 Core Model

"The W3C ODRL Community Group’s aim is to develop and promote an open international specification for Policy Language expressions. The ODRL Policy Language provides a flexible and interoperable information model to support transparent and innovative use of digital assets in the publishing, distribution and consumption of content, applications, and services across all sectors and communities. The ODRL Policy model is targeted to support the business models of open, educational, government, and commercial communities through Profiles that enhance the model to align to their requirements whilst providing a common semantic layer for interoperability."

Sep 1

LOD2 Finale : The 500 Giga-triple Runs

Blog post on challenges around loading and querying 500 giga-triples of RDF.

Read the first two in the series here:

LOD2 Finale (part 1): RDF Before The Dawn

LOD2 Finale (part 2): The 500 Giga-triples