The FAA’s obstacles in rolling out its new data-driven flight paths illustrate the backlash that can face attempts to modernize government decision making through data. Read The Full Article.
Amazon’s new Key service transforms package delivery, but raises the question of how law enforcement might leverage a national centralized network of in-home cameras to make 1984 a reality. Read The Full Article.
From the nascent web’s domain cybersquatting to social media’s account squatting, the offline-online divide begs the question of just what it means to “own” a space and our rights to the spaces we inhabit as digital geographic overlays like augmented reality become popular. Read The Full Article.
AI assistants today largely lack the ability to recognize that a traffic jam means we’ll be late for work, a marathon means road closures, a pattern might bear repeating and a root canal is not a pleasant day. Read The Full Article.
As we race to saturate the world with ever more information, we are increasingly realizing that not everyone wants to be more informed, especially when it conflicts with their lifestyle or views – should the Information Age include the Right To Ignorance? Read The Full Article.
The Brown Daily Herald covered the Greater Good conference and discusses Kalev's exploration of how data is allowing us to reimagine how we understand the world around us and interact as a society. Read The Full Article.
Kevin Madden of Tom Sawyer Software presented a case study using GDELT's GKG at DataDay Seattle 2017. Learn More.
Ricardo Correa, Keshav Garud, Juan-Miguel Londono-Yarce and Nathan Mislang published an IFDP working paper earlier this year titled "Sentiment in central bank's financial stability reports" that developed a specialized dictionary designed to assess positive and negative sentiment from central bank financial stability reports. We've incorporated these two dictionaries along with the third ("neutral") dictionary developed […]
Despite a flurry of academic and industry efforts aimed at changing views on big data research ethics, it seems the tide may have irrevocably changed. Read The Full Article.
As the US grapples with how to replace its obsolete obsession with the 80-year old Social Security Number, perhaps Estonia’s public key infrastructure and digital first government might serve as inspiration. The article was tweeted by former Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves and the US Estonian Embassy. Read The Full Article.
As virtual reality finds growing use to tell experiential stories of humanitarian crises, whose voice is heard and how do we convey empathy instead of voyeuristic disaster entertainment? Read The Full Article.
The great promise of social media to empower the oppressed has given way to a reality where elites wield a megaphone, the voiceless remain silent and those few who find their voice can be silenced through opaque processes with little recourse. The article was an Editor's Pick. Read The Full Article.
FiveThirtyEight did a followup to their Puerto Rico media analysis using the Television Explorer and found some interesting results regarding how the media in the Trump Era focuses its attention. It was later cited in the Loyola Phoenix student newspaper. Read The Full Article.
Kalev will be speaking on October 21 at the Greater Good Gathering in Providence Rhode Island alongside such luminaries as Martin Luther King III and the former governor of Delaware. Learn More.
UPDATE: The TV 2.0 API has been updated as of 2/9/2018 to use airtime rather than sentences as its new metric and to add "context" searches. Building upon the GDELT 2.0 DOC and GEO APIs that debuted earlier this summer, we’re incredibly excited to announce today the debut of the new GDELT 2.0 TV API! […]
Last Sunday, CNN's Reliable Sources used GDELT's Television Explorer to create two different graphs visualizing coverage of Hurricane Maria and Puerto Rico. See The Full Clip.
Alastair Bonnett's new book "New Views: The World Mapped Like Never Before: 50 maps of our physical, cultural and political world" features Kalev's Twitter networks map, Figure 13, from his co-authored paper "Mapping The Global Twitter Heartbeat: The Geography Of Twitter". Lonely Planet recently wrote a summary of how the book explores the modern world […]
We've added several new export options to our DOC 2.0 API HTML browser-based visualizations. For the timeline and tonechart HTML visualizations you'll now see CSV, JSON and Embed export options under the Export menu in the top right of the display. This makes it easy when embedding the visualization on a page for your users […]
Kalev will be speaking at Web Summit 2017 in Lisbon, Portugal on November 8th. Billed as "the largest tech conference in the world," "the best tech conference on the planet" and "Davos for geeks," the conference sees more than 60,000 attendees from over 160 countries. Speakers include a who's who of the technology and policy […]
Kalev will be giving the opening keynote address at Bucknell University's 2017 Digital Scholarship Conference on October 7th. This year's theme is "Looking Forward, Looking Back: The Evolution of Digital Scholarship." Other keynote speakers include A.D. Carson and Stephen Cartwright. The conference's theme is: #BUDSC17 is committed to expanding the definition of digital scholarship to […]
We are tremendously excited to announce that Kalev has been named as a 2017-2019 Senior Fellow at The George Washington University's Center for Cyber & Homeland Security, his second term there, joining an incredible community of scholars from across government, academia, and the private sector focused on cybersecurity, counterterrorism, and homeland security. Read The Announcement.
As our access to the world around us is increasingly mediated by screens and our understanding of it defined by digital information, we are rapidly losing touch with our undigitized past. Read The Full Article.
Following in IRIN's footsteps last month documenting agenda setting in Hurricane Harvey versus monsoon flooding, FiveThirtyEight's Dhrumil Mehta uses the Television Explorer to compare discussion of Harvey, Irma and Maria and Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico. Read The Full Article.
The world’s web archives contain tens of petabytes of data charting the evolution of our digital world, yet little of this historical record is available for academic research. What might archives learn from Common Crawl’s model of open data as a future for big data research? Read The Full Article.