Social Infomatics

Land Usage:

Here's how America usess its land


Mapping our global human footprint

OECD skills outlook 2019 - thriving in a digital world

Scientists use math - and computer war games - to show how society evolved

Integrating social sciences and humanities interdisciplinary research

A digital archive of slave voyages details the largest forced migration in history

Investigating dynamics of democratic elections using physics theory

Mission analytics: data-driven decision making in government

Legal, social complexities of an augmented reality future

Understanding metropolitan patterns of daily encounters    A real-time site for mapping flight information

Is global civilization headed for collapse?    The demographic future of the world's 10 biggest countries

The trillion internet observations showing how global sleep patterns are changing

Have smartphones destroyed a generation?

Integrating social networks and human social motives to achieve social influence at scale

Technologists, big data and society    Societal, economic, ethical and legal challenges of the digital revolution

Crossroads: labor pains of a new worldview    Processes too complex to explain    Collective intelligence

A prediction machine powered by big social data    Digital library text scanning and analysis

The data that turned the world upside down    Proposal for a 'Constitution of Information' 

The dematerialization of consumption    Showdown    The future of work    The post journalistic world

The Internet of Things is poised to change democracy itself    What makes up the Internet of Things?

Reinventing society in the wake of big data    How smart lives will flow from 'insight streams'    

Techno-skeptics' objection growing louder    The science of why we don't believe science

The future of Earth's technological civilization    Kira Radinsky is an Internet oracle

Tools for culture design: toward a science of social change    Building digital democracy

Scientific data has become so complex, we have to invent new math to deal with it

Who controls the world?    The invisible network that keeps the world running

Why we need democracy 2.0 and capitalism 2.0 to survive    The new world order in times of digital revolution    
Experimental evidence of massive-scale emotional contagion through social networks       

Evaluating existing strategies to limit video game playing time

Legal, social complexities of an augmented reality future

Blockchain, The Age of Fang and being careless with language    The blockchain is dead. long live the DLT

The theory, practice and limits of Big Data for the social sciences      

Coupled catastrophes: sudden shifts cascade and hop among interdependent systems

Big data challenges in social sciences & humanities research  Interplay between research, big data and HPC

How to create a better world!    Why innovation thrives in cities   The unplumbed depths of government data

Why Twitter is the low hanging fruit of social analytics    Understanding human mobility from Twitter

Reducing population is no environmental 'quick fix'     Anticipation is the key to crowd physics

Creating a planetary nervous system as a Citizen Web    The impact of social openness

The transdisciplinary meme   Hidden significance of the big data explosion

Mapping the online landscape to predict, prevent digital tipping points

Japan's digital eyes can show your emotions for you

Telling better stories: strengthening the stories in story and simulation       

The information theory of individuality    Structural properties of ego networks

When dense crowds act like soft solids

Driverless cars, who gets protected?     Neal Stephenson explains Silicon Valley's latest obsession

Zero poverty ... think again: impact of climate change on development efforts

What, me worry? The role of affect in information seeking and avoidance  

Evolutionary decomposition and the mechnisms of cultural change

Social power, social responsibility & science    The role of scientist in a human-centered society        

In Defense of the Generalist     Harmonized Perspectives     

Can humans and Nature co-exist?    What is development?

Why has the number of NGOs exploded since 1960?

Return of the oppressed   Formula for Action    Maximilian Schich

The GDELT Project    The Seshat Project    The Biosphere Code Manifesto    Edge

Testing theories of American politics: elites, interest groups, average citizens

Inside China's dystopian dreams: AI, shame and lots of cameras

Environmental destruction in Africa raises questions

The aging, childless future   

Digital anthropology:

World social science report 2013

Human Development Report 2014: reducing vulnerabilities and building resilience

A real-time map of births and deaths

Linking climate change and human evolution

An historical database of sociocultural evolution

Cultural differenes in social-economic complexity

Rice or wheat? How grains define cultural identity

Honesty and beliefs about honesty in 15 countries

Mathematicians predict the future with data from the past    Complexity in big history

Evolution of cooperation in social dilemmas on complex networks    The evolution of human cooperation

Ritual and the evolution of the divergent modes of cohesion      

There's a quiet revolution taking place in the social sciences

Can there be a quantitative theory for the history of life and society?

A pragmatic view on the evolution of life

Prehistoric conflict hastened human brain's capacity for collaboration

Institutional rigidity and evolutionary theory: trapped on a local maximum

The longetivity of human civilizations     SESHAT: global history databank

Private traits and attributes are predictable from digital records of human behavior

Crash and rebound of indigineous populations in lowland South America

An incredibly details map of Europe's population shifts    Digitising Yokshire's savannah past

'Cyber-archeology' salvages lost Iraqui art      Mary Rose shipwreck skulls go online in 3D

Why ancient Pacific mariners were the NASA scientists of their day