#WETHEDATA (We The Data)


Seems to be a blog and artproject promotion site.  Lots of HTML5 animation in the name of “Big Data”


Call to Action

  • “TED Fellow” types are cool
  • “Davos” vsibility
  • Conferences and boosterism speeches; activism and “day of action” activities
  • Catalyze change  (whatever that means)

more … structured

Core Challenges for Democratizing Data

  • Digital Trust
  • Data Literacy
  • Platform Openness and Digital Infrastructure

Stranger Visions of Heather Dewey-Hagborg

Via: Heather Dewey-Hagborg project Stranger Visions



  • PCR => Polymerase Chain Reaction
  • SNPs => Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms
  • Genome-wide Association Studies

Referenced, Credited & Related

  • Ellen Jorgenson, Oliver Medvedik and Eric Rutledge; RPI;  tutors.
  • Genspace, a DIY Biology lab in downtown Brooklyn
  • Basel Matlab Model; “a research group in Basel Switzerland”; a matlab model
  • FERET; a face recognition dataset
  • Biopython
  • DNA Spoofing; an artistic concept; with Aurelia Moser, Allison Burtch and Adam Harvey
  • Kathy High; an ex professor; mentioned for color
  • Zcorp printer


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The Other Ones

Whereas we became aware after a time that there were others in our land

  • Notes To Self; (socks) Notes to self® socks are high quality athletic performance socks with positive affirmations on the toes and the bottoms of the socks.
  • (the other) Note To Self (blog)
  • Note to Self (movie), 2012; amazon
  • Note to Self (music); (band) From First to Last
  • Note to Self (book); a religious work; amazon
  • Note to Self; The Urban Dictionary
  • Joe’s Notes To Self; (selfhelp) I’m Joe Peacock, and I write myself notes every single day. I don’t know what took me so long but I finally decided to share them. Buy my stupid books, or read …
  • Note to Self; (book) by Andrea Buchanan
    Note To Self a book by Andrea Buchanan. Thirty dynamic women share their inspirational stories on Hardship, Humiliation, Heartbreak and Overcoming it All.


Hard not to categorize these under self help.

<quote>notes to self® socks target the subconscious mind – most receptive early in the morning and late at night – improving your thoughts, actions and performance!  Made in the U.S.A.<quote>



    • Rental $4
    • Note to Self (IMDB), 2012
    • <quote>A “Coming of Age” Film in the Vein of “Love and Basketball” meets “Good Will Hunting”</quote>
    • <quote>Curtis King, a handsome and popular student athlete, (Christian Keyes, Madea Goes to Jail) may know his way around the court, but his heart still needs a game plan. When he decides to keep a journal to give his life a new direction, the path leads him straight to the …</quote>


Band: From First to Last
Era: 2006-10-12
Criticism: loud, blaring, unskilled.  Typical of mid ‘oughties grungoid pop music.


Note to Self: The Discipline of Preaching to Yourself (Re: Lit Books)

Joe Thorn; Note to Self: The Discipline of Preaching to Yourself; 2011-04-07.

A work of the Christian religion.

Alexis Madgrial on Cara deFabio’s “She Was a Computer” circa 2012-07-26

via Alexis C. Madrigal; Dance as Algorithm: What Happens When an Animated GIF Springs to Life; In The Atlantic; 2012-07-26.

  • Cara DeFabio’s dance/performance show, She Was a Computer.
  • dancer Sara Yassky (shown)
    • reference to Lana Del Rey’s “Video Games,”
    • Donna Haraway’s promotion of a cyborg feminism with the motto, “I’d rather by a cyborg than a goddess,”
    • Manfred Clynes and Nathan Kline in the paper that coined the term cyborg: “The purpose of the Cyborg, as well as his own homeostatic systems, is to provide an organizational system in which such robot-like problems are taken care of automatically and unconsciously, leaving man free to explore, to create, to think, and to feel.”
  • (skit) portrayed by Niki Selken
  • (skit) portrayed by Stacey Swan
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