InSTEDD

Abstract Our work is often focused on addressing life-threatening gaps in communication and knowledge sharing — at the local level our projects have ranged from implementing an appointment reminder system for HIV/AIDS patients in Cambodia to supporting maternal child health workers in Mexico in text-messaging life-saving information to their patients. At the policy level, we [...]


Pachube

Abstract Pachube (“patch-bay”) connects people to devices, applications, and the Internet of Things. As a web-based service built to manage the world’s real-time data, Pachube allows people  to share, collaborate, and compare information generated from the world around them. Comments Pachube began as an arts-centric project and is now a for-profit company that aggregates data [...]


Hadoop

Abstract The Apache Hadoop  project develops open-source software for reliable, scalable, distributed computing. The Apache Hadoop software library is a framework that allows for the distributed processing of large data sets across clusters of computers using a simple programming model. It is designed to scale up from single servers to thousands of machines, each offering [...]


MACOSPOL (Mapping Controversies on Science for Politics)

Abstract In modern societies, collective life is assembled through the superposition of scientific and technical controversies. The inequities of growth, the ecological crisis, the bioethical dilemma and all other major contemporary issues occur today as tangles of humans and non-humans actors, politics and science, morality and technology. Because of this growing hybridization complexity, getting involved [...]