BAMM Weekly Digest 23rd May

23.05.2016

Written By: Tina Remiz

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This week is all about Data and Information.

It’s long been said that data is the new oil and there’s money to be made in mining, but how is it moved, stored and what does the future hold for how we manage it?

To help you answer this question, we selected the most interesting and thought-provoking articles on the topic of information and data visualisation.

What’s more, there’s also an opportunity for all of you to do a bit of data mining for yourself at this years Grandfest. Enjoy, and see you next week!

What we are reading…
What if? Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions
Who can transfer the most data, Fed Ex or the Internet? Science crunches the numbers to find out.

What we are looking that…
DNA can now store images, video and other data
Microsoft is buying synthetic DNA, to research data encoding. Terabytes of storage on the end of a pin.

What we are watching…

The Beauty of Data Visualisation, TED Talk by David McCandless

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How to make sense of your data. How well visualised data can open new levels of understanding

What we’re preparing for…

Grandfest!
Data acquisition? Get your craft on and learn something new from the over 70’s at the Royal Voluntary Service. It’s all here, knitting, gardening, wood turning, jam making and much more.

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