Four short links: 5 October 2016
RedShift Queries, Interactive Python, Memory Enhancement, and Taiwanese Digital Democracy
- Aleph — query-driven front end for RedShift, which lets you share queries via github to accrete institutional knowledge about how to make sense of the data (to solve the problem that if you have three people independently querying the database, you will have five definitions of “customer,” “sale,” and “hit”).
- Think Like a Computer Scientist (Interactive Edition) — the code’s there in iPython for you to run. Nice!
- Memory Enhancement — Memory can be differentiated into at least four major (and several minor) systems with largely dissociable (i.e., non-overlapping) neural substrates. We outline each system, and discuss both the practical and the ethical implications of these diverse neural substrates. In practice, distinct neural bases imply the possibility, and likely the necessity, of specific approaches for the safe and effective enhancement of various memory systems.
- Stories from the Future of Democracy — Audrey Tang discusses Taiwan’s digital democracy efforts.