Learning in times of abundance

    The Snowflake Effect

            TUGraz, 13 May 2009


                 Erik Duval
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Thanks!
  for the invitation



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http://www.slideshare.net/erik.duval




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design is difficult...


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http://erikduval.wordpress.com/2008/09/10/laptop-fun/
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Bad problem:
       scarcity

books, video, audio, food, music, news, travel, clothes, cars, ...
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Searchability




http://globe-info.org/
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http://portal.mace-project.eu/
http://portal.mace-project.eu/
Open
Educational
Resources




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Open
Educational
Resources




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Better problem:
  abundance
if you fold a sheet of paper 50 times,
    then how thick is the result?




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if you fold a sheet of paper 50 times,
    then how thick is the result?


  about the distance to the sun...


          ...
if you fold a sheet of paper 50 times,
    then how thick is the result?


  about the distance to the sun...

           ...
abundance in music
                     ?
food abundance in music
travel
content
                          ?
media
...
> 3.000.000.000 images
> 3.000.000.000 images

      facebook
  > 10.000.000.000
> 80.000.000 videos

     upload:
13 hours video/min
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44.000 sites
20.000.000 users
1.900.000 courses

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Do numbers matter?




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Do numbers matter?




   http://www.thelongtail.com/
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from scarcity to abundance




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from scarcity to abundance

                 a “better
                 problem”

                 paradox of
            ...
Better problem: abundance
     still a problem...
Better problem: abundance
     still a problem...

          Solution:
massive hyper-personalization
The Snowflake Effect
snowflake in music...




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snowflake in music...




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snowflake in music...




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snowflake in music...




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snowflake in music...




     nice bootstrapping, too!
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snowflake in music...




     nice bootstrapping, too!
              30
snowflake in music...




     nice bootstrapping, too!
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snowflake in music...




     nice bootstrapping, too!
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snowflake in music...




     nice bootstrapping, too!
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science?
learning?
http://www.aristomusic.com/
social?
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Physical?
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works?
that’s it?
http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/pattie_maes_demos_the_sixth_sense.html
http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/pattie_maes_demos_the_sixth_sense.html
The future has already arrived.
It's just not evenly distributed yet.
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How about you?




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How about you?
• from scarcity to abundance




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How about you?
• from scarcity to abundance
• make it work for you,
 not overload you...



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How about you?
• from scarcity to abundance
• make it work for you,
  not overload you...
• join ARIADNE & GLOBE :-) !

  ...
How about you?
• from scarcity to abundance
• make it work for you,
  not overload you...
• join ARIADNE & GLOBE :-) !
• i...
How about you?
• from scarcity to abundance
• make it work for you,
  not overload you...
• join ARIADNE & GLOBE :-) !
• i...
Questions?
 http://erikduval.wordpress.com/
http://www.cs.kuleuven.be/~erikd




    Thanks!
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Learning in times of abundance - the snowflake effect
Learning in times of abundance - the snowflake effect
Learning in times of abundance - the snowflake effect
Learning in times of abundance - the snowflake effect
Learning in times of abundance - the snowflake effect
Learning in times of abundance - the snowflake effect
Learning in times of abundance - the snowflake effect
Learning in times of abundance - the snowflake effect
Learning in times of abundance - the snowflake effect
Learning in times of abundance - the snowflake effect
Learning in times of abundance - the snowflake effect
Learning in times of abundance - the snowflake effect
Learning in times of abundance - the snowflake effect
Learning in times of abundance - the snowflake effect
Learning in times of abundance - the snowflake effect
Learning in times of abundance - the snowflake effect
Learning in times of abundance - the snowflake effect
Learning in times of abundance - the snowflake effect
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  1. 1. Learning in times of abundance The Snowflake Effect TUGraz, 13 May 2009 Erik Duval K.U.Leuven & ARIADNE & IEEE LTSC http://www.cs.kuleuven.be/~erikd 1
  2. 2. Thanks! for the invitation 2
  3. 3. 3
  4. 4. http://www.slideshare.net/erik.duval 4
  5. 5. design is difficult... 5
  6. 6. http://erikduval.wordpress.com/2008/09/10/laptop-fun/ 6
  7. 7. Bad problem: scarcity books, video, audio, food, music, news, travel, clothes, cars, ...
  8. 8. 9
  9. 9. Searchability http://globe-info.org/ 10
  10. 10. 11
  11. 11. http://portal.mace-project.eu/
  12. 12. http://portal.mace-project.eu/
  13. 13. Open Educational Resources 15
  14. 14. Open Educational Resources 15
  15. 15. Better problem: abundance
  16. 16. if you fold a sheet of paper 50 times, then how thick is the result? 17
  17. 17. if you fold a sheet of paper 50 times, then how thick is the result? about the distance to the sun... 17
  18. 18. if you fold a sheet of paper 50 times, then how thick is the result? about the distance to the sun... http://www.worldpopulationbalance.org/pop/stats.php 17
  19. 19. abundance in music ?
  20. 20. food abundance in music travel content ? media ...
  21. 21. > 3.000.000.000 images
  22. 22. > 3.000.000.000 images facebook > 10.000.000.000
  23. 23. > 80.000.000 videos upload: 13 hours video/min
  24. 24. 24
  25. 25. 44.000 sites 20.000.000 users 1.900.000 courses 24
  26. 26. 25
  27. 27. Do numbers matter? 26
  28. 28. Do numbers matter? http://www.thelongtail.com/ 26
  29. 29. from scarcity to abundance 27
  30. 30. from scarcity to abundance a “better problem” paradox of choice 27
  31. 31. Better problem: abundance still a problem...
  32. 32. Better problem: abundance still a problem... Solution: massive hyper-personalization
  33. 33. The Snowflake Effect
  34. 34. snowflake in music... 30
  35. 35. snowflake in music... 30
  36. 36. snowflake in music... 30
  37. 37. snowflake in music... 30
  38. 38. snowflake in music... nice bootstrapping, too! 30
  39. 39. snowflake in music... nice bootstrapping, too! 30
  40. 40. snowflake in music... nice bootstrapping, too! 30
  41. 41. snowflake in music... nice bootstrapping, too! 30
  42. 42. snowflake in music... nice bootstrapping, too! 30
  43. 43. science? learning?
  44. 44. http://www.aristomusic.com/
  45. 45. social?
  46. 46. 35
  47. 47. 35
  48. 48. 35
  49. 49. 35
  50. 50. 35
  51. 51. Physical?
  52. 52. 38
  53. 53. works?
  54. 54. that’s it?
  55. 55. http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/pattie_maes_demos_the_sixth_sense.html
  56. 56. http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/pattie_maes_demos_the_sixth_sense.html
  57. 57. The future has already arrived. It's just not evenly distributed yet. 43
  58. 58. How about you? 44
  59. 59. How about you? • from scarcity to abundance 44
  60. 60. How about you? • from scarcity to abundance • make it work for you, not overload you... 44
  61. 61. How about you? • from scarcity to abundance • make it work for you, not overload you... • join ARIADNE & GLOBE :-) ! 44
  62. 62. How about you? • from scarcity to abundance • make it work for you, not overload you... • join ARIADNE & GLOBE :-) ! • in science..? in learning..? 44
  63. 63. How about you? • from scarcity to abundance • make it work for you, not overload you... • join ARIADNE & GLOBE :-) ! • in science..? in learning..? • “snowflake effect”... 44
  64. 64. Questions? http://erikduval.wordpress.com/ http://www.cs.kuleuven.be/~erikd Thanks! 45

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