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The Resource Sandy Pentland on social physics : Podcast, (electronic resource)

Sandy Pentland on social physics : Podcast, (electronic resource)

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Sandy Pentland on social physics : Podcast
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Sandy Pentland on social physics
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Podcast
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eng
Summary
About this Podcast: In contemporary society we have access to an incredible array of data on social interaction. This abundance of data provides a social science nirvana which allows us to begin to know ourselves in a way we never could before.Often described as a computational social scientist, Alex "Sandy" Pentland sees his role as being to "help the birth of the world into a data rich environment." In this podcast he describes the modest origins of social physics and how the proliferation of data and innovative statistical methods have allowed the field to thrive. Pentland's own experimental trajectory reflects those advances. He describes past experiments which observed small groups of people interacting, measuring body motion signalling using tools such as recorders or wearable badges. Now his work has scaled up to the measurement of entire cities, providing fascinating insights into networks of interactions and their implications. Macro-level research can predict a city's success by looking at its network of relationships, and can even explain surprising recent political outcomes. Meanwhile, at the micro-level, research within corporations can predict innovation and creativity according to interactions. Pentland goes on to describe how the revolution in technology is facilitating the use of social physics in measuring indicators such as poverty, inequality, and sustainability. This allows us to move beyond limited measures such as census data and GDP. With research showing that development aid works better when measurable, Pentland posits that we can, "through knowledge of ourselves, build a better world."--
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  • 1952-
  • 1964-
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  • Pentland, Alex
  • Edmonds, David
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  • Social Science Bites
  • SAGE research methods
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  • Sociophysics
  • Technology
  • Demography
  • Social interaction
  • Human behavior
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Sandy Pentland on social physics : Podcast, (electronic resource)
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http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://methods.sagepub.com/podcast/sandy-pentland-on-social-physics
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Streaming sound; download available (Mp3) or transcript (PDF)
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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SAGE000006283
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Podcast webpage (sound files)
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online
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braille
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9781526459831
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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other
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unknown
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(OCoLC)1090373107
Label
Sandy Pentland on social physics : Podcast, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://methods.sagepub.com/podcast/sandy-pentland-on-social-physics
Publication
Note
Streaming sound; download available (Mp3) or transcript (PDF)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • spoken word
  • sounds
  • audio
Content type code
  • tspw
  • snd
  • s
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
SAGE000006283
Extent
Podcast webpage (sound files)
Form of item
online
http://bibfra.me/vocab/marc/formOfOriginalItem
braille
Isbn
9781526459831
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
other
Speed
unknown
System control number
(OCoLC)1090373107

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