Patrick Meier: Crowdsourcing Imagery Analysis to Create 3D Point Clouds for Disaster Response

Patrick Meier

Patrick Meier

Crowdsourcing Point Clouds for Disaster Response

Point Clouds, or 3D models derived from high resolution aerial imagery, are in fact nothing new. Several software platforms already exist to reconstruct a series of 2D aerial images into fully fledged 3D-fly-through models. Check out these very neat examples from my colleagues at Pix4D and SenseFly: Read more.

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Apr 10

Jean Lievens: The Unionization of Digital Workers — Next Big Thing?

Jean Lievens

Jean Lievens

Phi Beta Iota: Brother Jean has pointed to a Financial Times article for which payment is demanded, good-bye Financial Times. The core material: “Future of work” is a hot topic. Sara Horowitz and Freelancers Union could be indicators of unionization and influence potential. Out of a population of 319 million in the USA, more or less, 53 million are said to be working as free lancers. The future of work, as Richard Wolff has now realized, is dependent on the future of democracy — without electoral reform we cannot bring democracy into the workplace. The future of work — if it is to be characterized by prosperity for all and peace across Earth — demands holistic analytics, true cost economics, and open source everything engineering. Root, however, is OpenPower — Electoral Reform.

 

 

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Apr 8

Yoda: Elinor Ostrom & Common Pool Resource Theory Applied to Water

Got Crowd? BE the Force!

Got Crowd? BE the Force!

Endgame issue, water is.

Elinor Ostram’s Common Pool Resource theory challenges Garrett Hardin’s “Tragedy of the Commons” theory.

Nobel Lecture (2009): Beyond Markets and States: Polycentric Governance of Complex Economic Systems

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Apr 7

Anthony Judge: Counteracting Extremes Enabling Normal Flying – Insights for Global Governance from Birds on the Wing and the Dodo

Anthony Judge

Anthony Judge

Counteracting Extremes Enabling Normal Flying

Insights for global governance from birds on the wing and the dodo

Introduction
Underside of normality?
Lost art of bird watching?
Bird flight as offering a global transformation of systemic perspective
Styles of flight as styles of governance
Empowering democratic take-off through coordinated wing flapping
Lift, banking and control as functions of radical extremes
Reducing extremism by reduction of “wing length”?
Speculative alternatives for global governance?
Evolutionary possibilities for global governance?
References

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Apr 7