Archives: March 2008

Sun Mar 30, 2008

John Tiltman: tributes

I'm not sure what this has to do with simulation, but I've just seen, thanks to Cryptome, a recently declassified NSA tribute to Brigadier John Tiltman. More...

Posted by: Simulation- the Weblog on Mar 30, 08 | 11:10 am | Profile

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Sat Mar 29, 2008

Shark pot art exhibition

As part of the Node London Spring '08 season, some friends and I organised our own art exhibition. The private view was very well attended (over 40 people in the room at one stage), the layout was excellent (I didn't do it!), and the works on display very interesting - see photos on Flickr. More...

Posted by: Simulation- the Weblog on Mar 29, 08 | 12:14 pm | Profile

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Apologies

Apologies for this weblog being down for a day. My host changed servers, which meant the DB server changed as well, and I've only just found the time to reset it.

Posted by: Simulation- the Weblog on Mar 29, 08 | 12:09 pm | Profile

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Mon Mar 24, 2008

Intellipedia

Intellipedia has announced its second anniversary in a press release. It's the sort of thing that would have been unimaginable ten years ago.
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Posted by: Simulation- the Weblog on Mar 24, 08 | 9:08 am | Profile

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Sun Mar 23, 2008

Have They Got Ted Right This Time?

Sad little tale in the Hmapshire press. A statue of a local footballer is being replaced, at a cost of £112,000, because it didn't look like him.
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Posted by: Simulation- the Weblog on Mar 23, 08 | 2:30 pm | Profile

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Thu Mar 20, 2008

A Fake is a Fake

Further to this posting, I've just seen A Fake is a Fake, the website of an Italian group which offers templates faking the design of various well-known sites, eg the FT, WTO, etc. There's a growing tradition of this.
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Posted by: Simulation- the Weblog on Mar 20, 08 | 8:49 am | Profile

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Influence of language on brain activity

Linguistic philosophers would like this posting on Deric Bownds' Mindblog: a demonstration that our language influences how we see things.
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Posted by: Simulation- the Weblog on Mar 20, 08 | 8:38 am | Profile

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Wed Mar 19, 2008

The Fundamentals of Digital Art

This is a new book by Richard Colson which was launched last night at the ICA during the Node London '08 season of new media art. Good book. Shows the value of art in helping us navigate the current explosion of technical possibilities, and should be read by non-artists as well. More...

Posted by: Simulation- the Weblog on Mar 19, 08 | 3:18 pm | Profile

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Tue Mar 18, 2008

Cyberstorm 2: press briefing

The post Cyberstorm 2 press conference is now on the web. A quick digest. More...

Posted by: Simulation- the Weblog on Mar 18, 08 | 10:55 am | Profile

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Synthetic Authenticity

Interesting piece in Time about the difference between 'fake' and 'authentic' and how products are now sold with fake authenticity. Baudrillard would have liked it.
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Posted by: Simulation- the Weblog on Mar 18, 08 | 8:06 am | Profile

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Mon Mar 17, 2008

Open Knowledge Conference 2008

Went to the Open Knowledge Conference on Saturday. A mixed bag but some very stimulating ideas. There is more information available than you'd think: the problem remains how to use it.

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Posted by: Simulation- the Weblog on Mar 17, 08 | 3:31 pm | Profile

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Thu Mar 13, 2008

Experts and 'lies'

Just found an interesting mathematical analysis of 'Expertise and bias in decision making', a paper by Bourjade and Jullien. It uses mathematical modelling techniques to make some interesting points, which apply to the way that the results of emergency simulation exercises are presented and used (or more often, not presented and misused.)
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Posted by: Simulation- the Weblog on Mar 13, 08 | 9:13 am | Profile

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Sun Mar 09, 2008

The power behind will-power

Posting in Mind Hacks quotes research showing that exercising will power requires adequate blood glucose levels
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Posted by: Simulation- the Weblog on Mar 09, 08 | 10:09 am | Profile

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Thu Mar 06, 2008

CyberStorm 2

According to FCW, CyberStorm 2, due to take place in the second week of March, will "test the players’ abilities to respond to cyberattacks on information technology, communications, chemical and transportation infrastructure. "
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Posted by: Simulation- the Weblog on Mar 06, 08 | 8:21 am | Profile

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Mon Mar 03, 2008

You read it here first.

The BBC has now covered the Project Reynard story (see my previous blog posting.) I'm surprised it's taken so long.
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Posted by: Simulation- the Weblog on Mar 03, 08 | 7:01 pm | Profile

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Sun Mar 02, 2008

A taxonomy of data mining?

The US Office of the Director of National Intelligence has just published a 'Data Mining Report', which outlines its current data mining research activities. This is a fascinating if incomplete survey of the field and hints at a taxonomy. More...

Posted by: Simulation- the Weblog on Mar 02, 08 | 12:12 pm | Profile

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