Special Libraries Association - Keynote 2014

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Special Libraries Association - Keynote 2014

  1. 1. “beyond borders” @wilbanks 08 june 2014 vancouver
  2. 2. we’re way past old information borders.
  3. 3. thought experiment…
  4. 4. 1992
  5. 5. “a group of volunteers connected by a global computer network will build for free and give away an encyclopedia that displaces Britannica”
  6. 6. http://jaysimons.deviantart.com/art/Map-of-the-Internet-2-0-436762109
  7. 7. 1. when borders shift, so do epistemologies.
  8. 8. cheap data changes how we justify our opinions.
  9. 9. OPS = AB(H + BB + HBP) + TB(AB + BB + SF + HBP) / AB(AB + BB + SF + HBP)
  10. 10. cheap data is changing our politics.
  11. 11. cheap data is going to change our health.
  12. 12. image via http://macrumors.com/
  13. 13. but what actually needs to be done day to day?
  14. 14. store content organize content query content
  15. 15. store content organize content query content
  16. 16. store content organize content query content
  17. 17. meet the new boss?
  18. 18. 2. we don’t even have a map for what data is doing.
  19. 19. http://www.technologyreview.com/featuredstory/520426/the-real-privacy-problem/
  20. 20. cheap data transgresses lots of things we expect… but haven’t ever been guaranteed.
  21. 21. privacy.
  22. 22. property.
  23. 23. exclusivity.
  24. 24. https://www.scienceexchange.com/
  25. 25. authority.
  26. 26. 3. borders and maps for data don’t yet exist. but they are forming.
  27. 27. and the valuable ones are forming across disciplines.
  28. 28. “compatible communication” is the real key.
  29. 29. small but compatibly communicating groups can create asymmetrically valuable resources.
  30. 30. small group sharing
  31. 31. proven to work in: software content
  32. 32. let’s try a small but compatibly communicating test in breast cancer.
  33. 33. code sharing a prerequisite.
  34. 34. accuracy of model jumped three orders of magnitude in nine days.
  35. 35. 48 76% accurate.
  36. 36. 21 february 2013 17 april 2013 ongoing...
  37. 37. SHOW ME THE CODE!
  38. 38. ...
  39. 39. ...
  40. 40. ...
  41. 41. ...
  42. 42. ...
  43. 43. let’s try a small but compatibly communicating group in big science.
  44. 44. 68core projects
  45. 45. 1070datasets
  46. 46. 1723results
  47. 47. 18papers in press
  48. 48. 9 months of compatible communication
  49. 49. let’s try it with my personal genomic data.
  50. 50. “eat less and exercise”
  51. 51. volunteer must click to proceed all boxes must be checked
  52. 52. http://opensnp.org/users/615
  53. 53. http://files.snpedia.com/reports/promethease_data/genome_jtw_ui2.html
  54. 54. “Also there is no suggestion of consanguinity in your pedigree.” ! http://www.ianlogan.co.uk/
  55. 55. (the compatible communication is conspicuously absent)
  56. 56. compatible communication requires standards.
  57. 57. three historically proven methods for compatible communication.
  58. 58. a. incrementalism.
  59. 59. b. the cartel.
  60. 60. c. open standards.
  61. 61. 81
  62. 62. what’s the value of any measurement when we can measure everything?
  63. 63. joy’s law is truer than ever.
  64. 64. the value is in the compatible communication.
  65. 65. thank you ! @wilbanks john.wilbanks@sagebase.org

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