Using technology to address gender bias in film

Using technology to address gender bias in film

Dubbed the Geena Davis Inclusion Quotient (GD-IQ), the tool not only can identify a character’s gender, but it knew to a fraction of a second how long each actor spoke, and were on-screen.

 

Google Project Tango: 3D Indoor Map by Matterport (No Sound) – YouTube

Google Project Tango: 3D Indoor Map by Matterport (No Sound) – YouTube.

Watch an exclusive look at a real 3D indoor map of a room captured with one of the prototype devices by Matterport.

Google Scanned Newspaper Archive Search

Google News Archive Search

To locate an article from a scanned newspaper, go to www.google.com and type in site:google.com/newspapers, followed by the search terms you’d like to use. For example, if you’re searching for a scanned article on the Berlin wall, you would type in: site:google.com/newspapers „the Berlin wall“

Google Public Data Explorer

Google Public Data Explorer

The Google Public Data Explorer makes large datasets easy to explore, visualize and communicate. As the charts and maps animate over time, the changes in the world become easier to understand. You don’t have to be a data expert to navigate between different views, make your own comparisons, and share your findings.

Sunday Links

Sunday links:

  • Google News Timeline [Link]
  • Edgar Allan Poe and the Economy of Horror [Link]
  • MIT Media Studies Podcast: X-Men World Building [Link]
  • Why Tech Support Sucks [Link]

SharePoint Charting made (too) easy

EndUserSharePoint.com has a lightweight and easy charting implementation for SharePoint. It has only one fault: it transfers data to a Google API before rendering the graph. Couple this with the wide-ranging – and often justified – information security paranoia within corporations and you’re opening a whole new can of worms. But, I have to admit, it is a really cool idea and I think that many SharePoint users stuck without Exel Services or behind restricted installations are grinding their teeth now.