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Keynote address at the Special Libraries Association conference ,summer 2014.

Keynote address at the Special Libraries Association conference ,summer 2014.

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