Followed Dan MacKinlay (danmackinlay.name)

Hi, I’m Dan MacKinlay.

I’m a statistician and musician from Australia. Musician should be clear. Statistician, though, what’s that? A statistician is the exact same thing as a data scientist or machine learning researcher with the differences that there are qualifications needed to be a statistician, and that we are snarkier.

These days I work across data analysis, music, generative design and machine learning, especially for time series. I’ve been based at various times at such locations as

Currently I am doing a PhD in statistics with Zdravko Botev at the University of New South Wales Sydney.

My current methods of interest are point process inference, compressive sensing, design grammars, sequential Monte Carlo methods, concatenative synthesis, differentiable learning, branching processes, Hilbert-space methods in high dimensional inference, stochastic differential equations and the application of all of these to economic modelling, reliability engineering and sick breakbeats.

Followed Henrique Dias (hacdias.com)

I'm a B.Sc. student in Information Systems and Computer Engineering at Instituto Superior Técnico, in Lisbon. Currently working at Protocol Labs on decentralizing the web.

I believe in the transparency and openness of the web and when creating software so you can probably say I'm an Open Source advocate. You can check out my GitHub profile if you want to know more about what I'm doing right now.

Followed Aram Zucker-Scharff (aramzuckerscharff.com)

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Aram Zucker-Scharff is out to find a better narrative for the world. Over the past few years he has built himself an understanding of new media, marketing and advertising from the ground up. By starting in the midst of the radical alteration of how we consume media, it has become clear that new media requires new methods of understanding.

Aram firmly believes that you have to comprehend the spectrum of knowledge that supports professional techniques in order to create effective and unique innovation. This means knowing the basic elements of how to tell a brand's story as well as understanding the code and hardware behind the digital systems we use every day.

His approach is to understand where technology and narrative meet. Then we can work together to find the best way to apply that knowledge to strengthen the brand.

Followed L.T. Hanlon (lthanlon.com)

I’m L.T. Hanlon, a writer and photographer now living in Chicago. Before moving to the Windy City, I worked at newspapers in Arizona, Colorado, and Wyoming. These days, I’m branching out into independent publishing — including writing genre fiction for Amazon’s Kindle platform under several pseudonyms. In addition to publishing, I’m interested in stereoscopic photography, widescreen motion picture technology, midcentury modern architecture, typewriters, UFOs, and Fortean phenomena.

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Followed News Co/Lab (newscollab.org)
The News Co/Lab works to advance media literacy through journalism, education and technology. We’re based at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
We experiment with new ways to increase public understanding of how news works. Rather than duplicate existing projects, we promote them and seek to expand their efforts. We collaborate with many partners.

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Followed Kevin (aka @kordumb) (tiv.today)
Welcome to The Independent Variable, a digital publication for news that doesn’t matter written by me, mynameiskev.in (I may or may not matter). I also have a propensity for completenonsen.se (but that’s just between you and me). I call this here thing a digital publication, but in all honesty, you‘ll just find things like link and video posts from across the interwebs along with the occasional list (who doesn’t love to hate lists?) and maybe even an article or two. All posts are tagged according to the icon key in case you ever get confused, lost, or completely fed up with me.
Followed Kin Lane (Kin Lane)

My name is Kin Lane. I am a writer, storyteller, and forever recovering technologist. If you've heard of my name before, you probably know me as the API Evangelist, covering the technology, business, and politics of APIs. I am also the Chief Evangelist at Postman, helping shape the narrative of what the modern API life cycle looks like, and how one of the most beloved developer tools out there helps you be more successful in your API journey.

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Followed Dr. Alexandra Samuel (alexandrasamuel.com)

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I am a freelance writer, researcher and speaker, and the author of Work Smarter with Social Media: A Guide to Managing Evernote, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Your Email (Harvard Business Review Press, 2015). My work helps people and organizations cope with the transition to a digital world by tackling everything from the business and social impact of big-picture trends like the emergence of the collaborative economy, to the nitty-gritty of making productive use of digital tools.

I am a regular contributor to The Wall Street JournalThe Harvard Business Review and The Christian Science Monitor’s Passcode, and the digital columnist for JSTOR Daily.  My writing on technology issues has appeared in media outlets like Macworld, Oprah.com, The Atlantic.com, The Toronto StarCBC RadioBusiness 2.0, and the Chronicle of Higher Education. I am a frequent commentator on tech stories, appearing regularly in broadcast and print to talk about the business of tech, the latest digital scandals or the drama of managing kids’ screen time.

My perspective on the tech world is informed by my experience as a web strategist and by my research background. I am the former Vice President of Social Media at Vision Critical, a customer intelligence software provider, where I worked with the company’s F1000 customers to develop innovative approaches to social media research and to deliver groundbreaking reports like Sharing is the New Buying and What Social Media Analytics Can’t Tell You About Your Customers. Before joining Vision Critical, I was the Director of the Social + Interactive Media Centre at Emily Carr University of Art + Design, where I worked on applied research challenges with BC-based companies.

As the founder and principal with Social Signal, one of the world’s first social media agencies, I have shaped the online strategy for a wide range of online community projects, including TyzeChange Everything and NetSquared. This work builds on my consulting, research and writing on online community and civic participation by harnessing the latest generation of web tools — tools like blogging, Facebook, Twitter, and RSS — to the challenge of community engagement.